Pathology Research

The pathology research team at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh has a wide range of interests derived from all areas of pediatric diagnostic pathology.

Listed below are some of the current research activities:

  • Pathology of pediatric neoplasia: congenital melanocytic neoplasia
  • Pediatric Testicular Pathology; Disorders of Sexual Development
  • Pediatric pathology of transplantation: liver, small bowel, heart, lung and kidney
  • Epstein-Barr virus-related diseases
  • Pediatric solid and soft tissue tumors (including, but not limited to, Ewing sarcoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor, rhabdomyosarcoma, neuroblastoma, Wilms tumor and lymphoma)
  • Pediatric liver diseases
  • Pediatric brain tumors
  • Histiocytosis and dendritic cell diseases, including Langerhans cell histiocytosis
  • Molecular diagnosis of pediatric infectious diseases
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Learn more about the Division of Pediatric Pathology


  • Miguel Reyes-Múgica, MD
    Marjory K. Harmer Endowed Chair in Pediatric Pathology
    Chief of Pathology and Head of Laboratories
    Professor of Pathology
  • Dipanjan Basu, PhD
    Research Assistant Professor
  • Hannah Creager, PhD, D(ABMM)
    Medical Director, Microbiology
  • Steven F. Dobrowolski, PhD
    Associate Professor of Pathology
  • Ana María Gómez, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Pathology
  • Cláudia M. Salgado, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Pathology
  • Qian Wang, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Pathology
  • Sarah Wheeler, PhD, FACB, CC
    Assistant Professor of Pathology
  • Eduardo Zambrano Tola, MD, MSc, FCAP, FASCP
    Professor of Pathology