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Ronald Jaffe, MBBCh

4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor B
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5650 Phone
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  • Chief of the Division of Pediatric Pathology, Member


  • Jaffe R. Disorders of Histiocytes, in: Hematopathology, Hsi ED, ed. Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia, 2007;513-550.
  • Weitzman S, Jaffe R. Uncommon histiocytic disorders; The non-Langerhans Cell Histiocytoses. Pediatr Blood & Cancer 2005;44:1-9.
  • Jaffe R. The Histopathology of Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis. In: Weitzman S, Egeler RM. Histiocytic Disorders of Children and Adults. Cambridge University Press, 2005:321-336.
  • Jaffe R. The Diagnostic Histopathology of Langerhans' Cell Histiocytosis. In: Weitzman S, Egeler RM. Histiocytic Disorders of Children and Adults. Cambridge University Press, 2005:14-39.
  • Vakkila J, Lotze MT, Riga C, Jaffe R. A basis for distinguishing cultured dendritic cells and macrophages in cytospins and fixed sections. Pediatr & Dev Pathol 2005;8:43-51.
  • Chikwava K, Jaffe R. Langerin (CD207) staining in normal pediatric tissues, reactive lymph nodes and childhood histiocytic disorders. Pediatr Dev Pathol 2004;7:607-614.
  • Jaffe R. Liver involvement in the histiocytic disorders of childhood. Pediatr Dev Pathol 2004;7:215-225.
  • Lotze MT, Jaffe R. Dendritic cells in disease: The identification of dendritic cells in cancer. In: Lotze MT, Thomson AW eds, Dendritic Cells, Biology and Clinical Applications, 2nd ed. San Diego, Academic Press, 2001:425-437.

    View Dr. Jaffe's full list of publications from PubMed.

Research Interests

 Dr. Jaffe is interested in the histiocytic disorders of childhood, Langerhans’ cell histiocytosis and related dendritic cell disorders, familial and acquired hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, Rosai-Dorfman disease and juvenile xanthogranuloma. A consultation review service is offered. Dr. Jaffe is on the scientific committee of the Histiocyte Society and the steering committee of Nikolas Symposium for the Histiocytoses.  The pathology of pediatric transplantation, liver and small bowel and liver diseases of childhood are other interests.
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February 20, 2009
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February 20, 2009