Marta I. Minervini, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology

Dr. Minervini is a member of the Division of Transplantation Pathology. She is the presenter of the weekly Small Bowel Conference for our division.
Office Location:
Division of Transplantation Pathology
Department of Pathology
UPMC Montefiore, Room E742
3459 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Contact Information:
Office Phone: 412-647-9504
Fax: 412-647-5237


MD, University of Bari, Italy, 1991

Clinical Experties

Pathologic evaluation of native, donor and allograft liver, kidney and heart, allograft small intestine pancreas and consult cases.

Research Expertise

Liver Perfusion Study: Pre-clinical Extracorporeal Machine Perfusion (organ Assists) preservation for Liver Transplantation Animal Study protocol (Study director: Dr. P. Fontes).

Evaluate the possiblity of using liver tissue biopsy analysis to assess patient metabolic parameters (e.g CRP expression in steatotic livers) instead of simply determining the presence or absence of disease.

Selected Publications

View Dr. Minervini's publications on PubMed

Luca A, Caruso S, Milazzo M, Mamone G, Marrone G, Miraglia R, Maruzzelli L, Carollo V, Minervini MI, Vizzini G, Gruttadauria S, Gridelli B: Erratum to: Multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic candidates for liver transplantation: prevalence of radiological vascular patterns and histological correlation with liver explants. Eur Radiol. 2011 Jul;21(7):1574.

Miraglia R, Maruzzelli L, Minervini MI, Volpes R, Vizzini G, Gruttadauria S, Caruso S, Luca A, Gridelli B: Transjugular liver biopsy in liver transplant patients using an 18-gauge automated core biopsy needle. Eur J Radiol. 2011 Dec;80(3):e269-72.

Pietrosi G, Vizzini G, Pipitone L, Di Martino G, Minervini MI, Lo Iacono G, Conaldi PG, Grossi P, Lamonaca V, Galatioto L, Gruttadauria S, Gridelli B. Primary and reactivated HHV8 infection and disease after liver transplantation: a prospective study. Am J Transplant. 2011 Dec;11(12):2715-23.

Lunz JG, Ruppert K, Cajaiba M, Isse K, Bentlejewski C, Minervini M, Nalesnik M, Randhawa P, Rubin E, Sasatomi E, DeVera M, Fontes P, Humar A, Zeevi A, Demetris A.: Re-examination of the Lymphocytotoxic Crossmatch in Liver Transplantation: Can C4d Stains Help in Monitoring? Am J Transplant. 2012 Jan;12(1):171-82.

Isse K, Lesniak A, Grama K, Roysam B, Minervini MI, Demetris AJ.: Digital Transplantation Pathology: Combining Whole Slide Imaging, Multiplex Staining and Automated Image Analysis. Am J Transplant. 2012 Jan;12(1):27-37. [Review]

Pace E, Ferraro M, Minervini MI, Vitulo P, Pipitone L, Chiappara G, Siena L, Montalbano AM, Johnson M, Gjomarkaj M.: Beta Defensin-2 Is Reduced in Central but Not in Distal Airways of Smoker COPD Patients. PLoS One. 2012;7(3):e33601.

Pagano D, di Francesco F, Echeverri GJ, de Martino M, Ricotta C, Occhipinti G, Pagano V, Oliva E, Minervini MI, Gridelli BG, Spada M. Development of a standardized model for liver failure in pigs: anatomopathophysiologic findings after extended liver resection. Transplant Proc. 2012 Sep;44(7):2029-32.

Adeyi O, Alexander G, Baiocchi L, Balasubramanian M, Batal I, Bellamy C O C, Bhan A, Bridges N, Bucuvalas J, Charlotte F, Colvin B, Czaja A, Demetris A, DeVera M, El-Monayeri MS, Feng S, Ferrell L, Fiel Maria I, Fontes P, Fung J, Haga H, Hart J, Honsova E, Hubscher S, Wesam I, Itoh T, Jhala N, Jungmann P, Khettry U, Koshiba T, Lassman C, Lerut J, Ligato S, Lunz J, Mazariegos G, McCaughan G, McClelland SA, Minervini MI, Misdraji J, Mohanakumar T, Molne J, Musat A, Nalesnik M, Nasser I, Neil D, Neuberger J, Pappo O, Petrovic L, Randhawa P, Reinholt FP, Rubin E, Ruiz P, Sagol O, Sanchez-Fueyo A, Sasatomi E, Schiano T, Sebagh M, Shaked A, Sharkey FE, Shimizu T, Sis B, Smith M, Sonzogni A, Tchao N, Thung S, Tisone G, Tsamandas A, Wernerson A, Wu T, Yilmaz F; The Banff Working Group on Liver Allograft Pathology. Importance of liver biopsy findings in immunosuppression management: Biopsy monitoring and working criteria for patients with operational tolerance (OT). Liver Transpl. Oct;18(10):1154-70, 2012.

Chiappara G, Gjomarkaj M, Virzý A, Sciarrino S, Ferraro M, Bruno A, Montalbano AM, Vitulo P, Minervini MI, Pipitone L, Pace E.: The role of p21 Waf1/Cip1 in large airway epithelium in smokers with and without COPD. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2013 Oct;1832(10):1473-81.