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Kristian T. Schafernak, MD

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Specialty

Pathology

Areas of Expertise

  • Molecular Diagnostics Immunophenotyping Hematopathology Flow Cytometry Fine Needle Aspiration Cytopathology

Office

Phoenix Children's Hospital - Main
1919 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, Arizona 85016
602-933-1000

Locations

Education & Training

Medical School / Education

(MD) Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL; (MPH) Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Residency

(Anatomic and Clinical Pathology) McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Fellowship

(Hematopathology) McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix (appointment in process); Assistant Professor of Pathology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (appointment in process)

Research & Publications

Louissaint Jr A, Schafernak KT, Geyer J, Kovach AE, Ghandi M, Gratzinger D, Roth CG, Paxton CN, Kim S, Namgyal C, Morgan EA, Neuberg DS, South ST, Harris MH, Hasserjian RP, Hochberg EP, Garraway LA, Harris NL, Weinstock DM. Pediatric-type nodal follicular lymphoma: a biologically distinct variant of lymphoma with frequent MAP kinase pathway mutations. Blood. 2016 Jun 20. pii:blood-2015-12-682591. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27325104

Schafernak KT. Imprint and aspiration cytology of lymph nodes: general approach and non-neoplastic. In: Chou PM, Gattuso P, Reddy VB, Reyes-Mugica M, eds. Diagnostic Pediatric Cytopathology and Histopathologic Correlation. Cambridge University Press; 2016, pp. 324-51.

Schafernak KT. Imprint and aspiration cytology of lymph nodes: neoplastic and miscellany. In: Chou PM, Gattuso P, Reddy VB, Reyes-Mugica M, eds. Diagnostic Pediatric Cytopathology and Histopathologic Correlation. Cambridge University Press; 2016, pp. 352-94.

Arva NC, Schafernak KT. Rare presentations of Epstein-Barr virus-associated smooth muscle tumor in children. Pediatric and Developmental Pathology. 2016 Mar-Apr;19(2):132-8. PMID: 26230054

Weinstein JL, Badawy SM, Bush JW, Schafernak KT. Deconstructing a diagnosis of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis using illustrative cases. Journal of Hematopathology. 2015 Sept;8(3):113-25. DOI: 10.1007/s12308-015-0254-3.

Ganapathi KA, Schafernak KT, Rao VK, Calvo KR. Pediatric myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms and related diseases. Journal of Hematopathology. 2015 Sep;8(3):159-167. DOI: 10.1007/s12308-015-0250-7.

Punwani D, Pelz B, Yu J, Arva NC, Schafernak K, Kondratowicz K, Makhija M, Puck JM. Coronin-1A: immune deficiency in humans and mice. Journal of Clinical Immunology. 2015 Feb;35(2):100-7. PMID: 25666293

Schafernak KT, Variakojis D, Goolsby CL, Tucker RM, Martinez-Escala ME, Smith FA, Dittman D, Chenn A, Guitart J. Clonality assessment of cutaneous B-cell lymphoid proliferations: a comparison of flow cytometry immunophenotyping, molecular studies and immunohistochemistry/in situ hybridization and review of the literature. American Journal of Dermatopathology. 2014 Oct;36(10):781-95. PMID: 24335516

Schafernak KT, Thavarajah K, Kalhan R, Chou PM, Yeldandi AV. Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis: historical context and current concepts. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine. 2007 Sep; 14(5):265-77.

Yang XJ, Sugimura J, Schafernak KT, Tretiakova MS, Vogelzang NJ, Furge K, Teh BT. Classification of renal neoplasms based on molecular signatures. Journal of Urology. 2006 Jun;175(6):2302-6. PMID: 16697863

Pathology and genetics of hematologic malignancies (leukemias, lymphomas); precision medicine; immunodeficiency-associated lymphoid proliferations; bone marrow failure; hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis; medical education; molecular microbiology; appropriate laboratory test utilization
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