Eizaburo Sasatomi, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology


Dr. Sasatomi is a member of the Division of Transplantation Pathology.
Office Location:
Room E-734
UPMC Montefiore Hospital
3459 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Contact Information:
Office Telephone: 412-864-3970
Fax: 412-647-5237
Email: sasatomie@upmc.edu

Research Interests

Dr. Sasatomi's primary interest is in hepatobiliary pathology and transplant pathology. Dr. Sasatomi's research interest includes molecular genetics of hepatobiliary carcinogenesis.

Selected Publications

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Lunz J, Ruppert KM, Cajaiba MM, Isse K, Bentlejewski CA, Minervini M, Nalesnik MA, Randhawa P, Rubin E, Sasatomi E, de Vera ME, Fontes P, Humar A, Zeevi A, Demetris AJ. Re-examination of the lymphocytotoxic crossmatch in liver transplantation: can C4d stains help in monitoring? Am J Transplant. 2012 Jan;12(1):171-82.

Batal I, Azzi J, El-Haddad N, Riella LV, Lunz JG 3rd, Zeevi A, Sasatomi E, Basu A, Tan H, Shapiro R, Randhawa P. Immunohistochemical markers of tissue injury in biopsies with transplant glomerulitis. Hum Pathol. 2012 Jan;43(1):69-80.

Batal I, Lunz JG 3rd, Aggarwal N, Zeevi A, Sasatomi E, Basu A, Tan H, Shapiro R, Randhawa P. A critical appraisal of methods to grade transplant glomerulitis in renal allograft biopsies. Am J Transplant. 2010 Nov;10(11):2442-52.

Yeh TH, Krauland L, Singh V, Zou B, Devaraj P, Stolz DB, Franks J, Monga SP, Sasatomi E, Behari J. Liver-specific β-catenin knockout mice have bile canalicular abnormalities, bile secretory defect, and intrahepatic cholestasis. Hepatology. 2010 Oct;52(4):1410-9.

Fasanella KE, Krasinskas A, Schoedel KE, Sasatomi E, Slivka A, Whitcomb DC, Sanders M, Nodit L, Raab S, McGrath KM, Ohori NP, Khalid A. DNA mutational differences in cytological specimens from pancreatic cancer and cholangiocarcinoma. Pancreatology. 2010;10(4):429-33.

Sasaki K, Parwani AV, Demetris AJ, Sasatomi E. Heterotopic breast epithelial inclusion of the heart: report of a case. Am J Surg Pathol. 2010 Oct;34(10):1555-9.

Cruz RJ Jr, Harada T, Sasatomi E, Fink MP. Effects of ethyl pyruvate and other ?-keto carboxylic acid derivatives in a rat model of multivisceral ischemia and reperfusion. J Surg Res. 2011 Jan;165(1):151-7. Epub 2009 Aug 7.

Malik SM, Devera ME, Fontes P, Shaikh O, Sasatomi E, Ahmad J. Recurrent disease following liver transplantation for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis cirrhosis. Liver Transpl. 2009 Dec;15(12):1843-51.

El Hajj II, Malik SM, Alwakeel HR, Shaikh OS, Sasatomi E, Kandil HM. Celecoxib-induced cholestatic liver failure requiring orthotopic liver transplantation. World J Gastroenterol. 2009 Aug 21;15(31):3937-9.

Sasatomi E, Johnson LR, Aldeeb DN, Lomago DM, Thompson JW Jr, Swalsky PA, Luketich JD, Fernando HC, Finkelstein SD, Yousem SA. Genetic profile of cumulative mutational damage associated with early pulmonary adenocarcinoma: bronchioloalveolar carcinoma vs. stage I invasive adenocarcinoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 2004 Oct;28(10):1280-8.

Sasatomi E, Finkelstein SD, Woods JD, Bakker A, Swalsky PA, Luketich JD, Fernando HC, Yousem SA. Comparison of accumulated allele loss between primary tumor and lymph node metastasis in stage II non-small cell lung carcinoma: implications for the timing of lymph node metastasis and prognostic value. Cancer Res. 2002 May 1;62(9):2681-9.

Sasatomi E, Tokunaga O, Miyazaki K. Precancerous conditions of gallbladder carcinoma: overview of histopathologic characteristics and molecular genetic findings. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg. 2000;7(6):556-67. Review.

Sasatomi E, Tokunaga O, Miyazaki K. Spontaneous apoptosis in gallbladder carcinoma. Relationships with clinicopathologic factors, expression of E-cadherin, bcl-2 protooncogene, and p53 oncosuppressor gene. Cancer. 1996 Nov 15;78(10):2101-10.