Jennifer Picarsic, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Dr. Picarsic most recently joined the group after completing her training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology in 2011 at UPMC, and her Pediatric Pathology Fellowship at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in 2012. As new faculty, Jennifer will further develop her skills in diagnostic surgical and autopsy pathology, with special interests in pediatric digital pathology and molecular pathology.
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children's Hospital Drive
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Office Telephone: 412-692-5650
- MD - University of Pittsburgh, 2007
- Diplomat of the American Board of Pathology
- American Board of Pathology, Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
- American Board of Pediatric Pathology
- Pediatric Pathology
Awards and Honors
- Phi Beta Kappa
- UPSOM, American Society of Clinical Pathology Award for Academic Excellence
- UPSOM, Robert E. Lee Award for Excellence in Anatomic Pathology
Clicnical ExpertiesAs a pediatric pathologist, my clinical experience is wide-ranging, encompassing transplant pathology, benign and malignant neoplastic disease, congenital malformations, and autopsy pathology. As the pathology liaison for the heart and lung transplant team, I am developing a special focus in pediatric heart and lung transplant pathology.
Research ExpertiesDr. Jennifer Picarsic's academic interests are sprouting in the fields of heart and lung transplant pathology, molecular pathology, and histocytic disorders. Current publications include work on post-transplant Burkitt lymphoma as distinct form of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder and a book chapter on the Molecular Diagnostics of Pediatric Tumors.
Selected PublicationsView Dr. Picarsic's publications on PubMed
Picarsic J, and Reyes-Múgica M. Post-transplant Pediatric Burkitt lymphoma. Pathology Case Reviews. 2011;16(6):251-255.
Picarsic J, Jaffe R, Mazariegos G, Webber SA, Ellis D, Green MD, Reyes-Múgica M. Post-transplant Burkitt lymphoma is a more aggressive and distinct form of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder. Cancer. 2011;117:4540-4550. PMID: 21446044.
Picarsic J, Raval JS, Macpherson. United States Medical Licensing Exam Step 1 two-digit score-a correlation with the American Board of Pathology first-time taker pass/fail rate at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2011:135(10):1349-52. PMID: 21970491.
J Picarsic, N Glynn, S Studenski, A Newman. Self-Reported Napping and Duration and Quality of Sleep in the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders Pilot Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008;56(9):1674-1680. PMID: 18662202.