Research Faculty

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New York, NY 10032

Phone: 212-342-4789
Education and Training
Medical School (MBBS): Pt B.D.S. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Science, Rohtak, India
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency: UMASS Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA
Head, Neck and Endocrine Pathology fellowship: Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Cytopathology fellowship: Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL

Endocrine Pathology
Head and Neck
Renu Kaur Virk, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at CUMC
Research Summary

I have been actively involved in clinical and translational research which includes thyroid cancer particularly papillary thyroid carcinoma. My research has been focused on genotype-phenotype correlations of papillary carcinoma of thyroid.
Service Activities

Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology
Selected Publications

Panaccione A, Chang MT, Carbone BE, Guo Y, Moskaluk CA, Virk RK, Chiriboga L, Prasad M5, Judson B, Mehra S, Yarbrough WG, Ivanov SV. NOTCH1 and SOX10 are Essential for Proliferation and Radiation Resistance of Cancer Stem-Like Cells in Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2016 Apr 15; 22(8):2083-95. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-15-2208.

Moghaddam PA, Virk R, Sakhdari A, Prasad ML, Cosar EF, Khan A. Five Top Stories in Thyroid Pathology (Papillary thyroid microcarcinoma). Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2016 Feb; 140(2):158-70. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2014-0468-RA.

Prasad ML, Vyas M, Horne MJ, Virk RK, Morotti R, Liu Z, Tallini G, Nikiforova MN, Udelsman R, Dinauer CA, Nikiforova YE. High Prevalence of Kinase Fusion Oncogenes in Pediatric Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma in Northeast United States of America. Cancer. 2016 Jan 19. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29887. [Epub ahead of print].

Virk RK, Barkan GA. Metastatic tumors to thyroid: A Review with focus on cytopathology. Pathology Case Reviews. 2015 September/October 20(5): 218-222.

Blumberg JM, Malhotra A, Wu X, Virk RK, Kveton JF, Michaelides EM. Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis of the Temporal Bone with Otic Capsule Involvement. Clin Neuroradiol. 2015 Sep 4. [Epub ahead of print].

Virk RK, Fraire A. Interstitial lung diseases that are difficult to classify. Bronchiolocentric Interstitial Lung Disease. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2015 Aug; 139(8):984-8. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2013-0383-RA.

Honors and Awards

Hubert J. Wolfe Award for Outstanding work in Endocrine pathology
Committees , Council, and Professional Society Memberships

American Society of Clinical Pathology, USCAP, CAP

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