Karen Schoedel, MD
Professor of Pathology

Dr. Schoedel is professor of Pathology and a member of the Division of Anatomic Pathology.
Office Location:
Rm. C602
UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Contact Information:
Office Telephone: 412-647-9575
Fax: 412-647-6251
Email: schoedelke@upmc.edu

Clinical Expertise

I have several areas of clinical interest, particularly non-gynecologic cytology with emphasis on pancreatic and thyroid cytology; musculoskeletal/orthopedic pathology with a focus on bone and soft tissue neoplasia; and gastrointestinal pathology with interest in pancreatic surgical pathology.

Research Expertise

My research interests are as broad as my clinical interests and I have been fortunate to collaborate with several outstanding individuals. Translational studies with application of tumor markers, molecular testing and targeting gene rearrangements in thyroid neoplasia, pancreatic/biliary neoplasia and soft tissue tumors are active areas of current research.

Selected Publications

View Dr. Schoedel's publications on PubMed

  • Ohori NP, Nikiforova MN, Schoedel KE, Lebeau SO, Hodak SP, Seethala RR, Carty SE, Ogilvie JB, Yip L, Nikiforov YE. Contribution of molecular testing to thyroid fine needle aspiration cytology of "follicular lesion of undetermined significance/atypia of undetermined significance. Cancer Cytopath. 2010 Feb; 118 (1) 17-23.
  • Schoedel KE, Finkelstein SD, Ohori NP. K-Ras and Microsatellite Marker Analysis of Fine Needle Aspirates from Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms of the Pancreas. Diagnostic Cytopathology 2006; 34: 605-608.
  • Schoedel KE, Finkelstein SD, Swalsky PA, Ohori NP. Molecular profiling of primary and metastatic neoplasms in the lung using cytologic material obtained by fine-needle aspiration: report of two cases. Diagn Cytopathol. 2004 May;30(5):342-6.
  • Schoedel KE, Tyner VZ, Kim TH, Michalopoulos GK, Mars WM. HGF, MET, and matrix-related proteases in hepatocellular carcinoma, fibrolamellar variant, cirrhotic and normal liver. Mod Pathol. 2003 Jan;16(1):14-21.