Jennifer Picarsic, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology

Dr. Picarsic 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. Dr. Picarsic's academic interests are in the fields of heart transplant pathology, molecular pathology, and histocytic disorders.

Office Location:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children's Hospital Drive
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Contact Information:
Office Telephone: 412-692-5650
Fax: 412-692-6550


  • MD - University of Pittsburgh, 2007
  • BS - Dickinson College, summa cum laude, 2003


  • 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 Experties

As 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 Experties

Dr. 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 Publications

View Dr. Picarsic's publications on PubMed

Georgievskaya Z, Nowalk AJ, Randhawa P, Picarsic J. Bartonella henselae Endocarditis and Glomerulonephritis with Dominant C3 Deposition in a 21-year old Male with a Melody® Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2014 Jun 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID:24896298.

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.