Education

University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, BS, 1985, Chemistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PhD, 1990, Analytical Chemistry/ Materials Science
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, MD, 1992-1996, Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, CA Resident, 1996-00, Pathology/ Laboratory Medicine
Brigham and Womens Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Clinical Fellow, 2000-01, Molecular Pathology
University of California, San Francisco, CA, Clinical Fellow, 2001-02, Surgical Pathology

Honors & Awards

  • 1984
    American Chemical Society, U. of Delaware Analytical Chemistry Award
  • 1994
    Howard Hughes Trust Fund Fellowship
  • 1994
    UNC School of Medicine Foreign Fellowship
  • 1994
    Medical Alumni Association Research Fellowship
  • 10/97-12/97
    Chief Resident, Department of Pathology, S.F. VA Medical Center
  • 4/98-6/98
    Chief Resident, Department of Pathology, S.F. General Hospital
  • 3/00-6/00
    Chief Resident, Department of Lab Medicine, S.F. General Hospital
  • 2002
    College of American Pathology Travel Award: Strategic Science Seminar Series, HER2/neu Testing of Breast Care Patients

Selected Publications

  1. Chen E, Cario CL, Leong L, Lopez K, Márquez CP, Li PS, Oropeza E, Tenggara I, Cowan J, Simko JP, Kageyama R, Wells DK, Chan JM, Friedlander T, Aggarwal R, Paris PL, Feng F, Carroll PR, Witte JS. Cell-Free DNA Detection of Tumor Mutations in Heterogeneous, Localized Prostate Cancer Via Targeted, Multiregion Sequencing. JCO Precis Oncol. 2021; 5.  View on PubMed
  2. Greenberg SA, Washington SL, Lonergan PE, Cowan JE, Baskin AS, Nguyen HG, Odisho AY, Simko JP, Carroll PR. Residual Benign Prostate Glandular Tissue after Radical Prostatectomy is Not Associated with the Development of Detectable Postoperative Serum Prostate Specific Antigen. J Urol. 2021 09; 206(3):706-714.  View on PubMed
  3. Feng FY, Huang HC, Spratt DE, Zhao SG, Sandler HM, Simko JP, Davicioni E, Nguyen PL, Pollack A, Efstathiou JA, Dicker AP, Todorovic T, Margrave J, Liu YS, Dabbas B, Thompson DJS, Das R, Dignam JJ, Sweeney C, Attard G, Bahary JP, Lukka HR, Hall WA, Pisansky TM, Shah AB, Pugh SL, Shipley WU, Tran PT. Validation of a 22-Gene Genomic Classifier in Patients With Recurrent Prostate Cancer: An Ancillary Study of the NRG/RTOG 9601 Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncol. 2021 Apr 01; 7(4):544-552.  View on PubMed
  4. Chen E, Cario CL, Leong L, Lopez K, Márquez CP, Chu C, Li PS, Oropeza E, Tenggara I, Cowan J, Simko JP, Chan JM, Friedlander T, Wyatt AW, Aggarwal R, Paris PL, Carroll PR, Feng F, Witte JS. Cell-free DNA concentration and fragment size as a biomarker for prostate cancer. Sci Rep. 2021 Mar 03; 11(1):5040.  View on PubMed
  5. Mekonnen ZK, Ashraf DC, Jankowski T, Grob SR, Vagefi MR, Kersten RC, Simko JP, Winn BJ. Acute Invasive Rhino-Orbital Mucormycosis in a Patient With COVID-19-Associated Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021 Mar-Apr 01; 37(2):e40-e80.  View on PubMed
  6. Cooperberg MR, Cowan JE, Lindquist KJ, Kobayashi Y, Simko JP, Bengtsson H, Singh K, Ngo V, Avila A, Newcomb LF, Tretriakova M, Lin DW, Stone S, Carroll PR, Paris PL. Multiple Tissue Biomarkers Independently and Additively Predict Prostate Cancer Pathology Outcomes. Eur Urol. 2021 01; 79(1):141-149.  View on PubMed
  7. Greenland NY, Cowan JE, Chan E, Carroll PR, Stohr BA, Simko JP. Prostate biopsy histopathologic features correlate with a commercial gene expression assay's reclassification of patient NCCN risk category. Prostate. 2020 12; 80(16):1421-1428.  View on PubMed
  8. Cario CL, Chen E, Leong L, Emami NC, Lopez K, Tenggara I, Simko JP, Friedlander TW, Li PS, Paris PL, Carroll PR, Witte JS. A machine learning approach to optimizing cell-free DNA sequencing panels: with an application to prostate cancer. BMC Cancer. 2020 Aug 28; 20(1):820.  View on PubMed
  9. van Leenders GJLH, van der Kwast TH, Grignon DJ, Evans AJ, Kristiansen G, Kweldam CF, Litjens G, McKenney JK, Melamed J, Mottet N, Paner GP, Samaratunga H, Schoots IG, Simko JP, Tsuzuki T, Varma M, Warren AY, Wheeler TM, Williamson SR, Iczkowski KA, ISUP Grading Workshop Panel Members . The 2019 International Society of Urological Pathology (ISUP) Consensus Conference on Grading of Prostatic Carcinoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 2020 08; 44(8):e87-e99.  View on PubMed
  10. Greenland NY, Cowan JE, Zhang L, Carroll PR, Chan E, Stohr BA, Simko JP. Expansile cribriform Gleason pattern 4 has histopathologic and molecular features of aggressiveness and greater risk of biochemical failure compared to glomerulation Gleason pattern 4. Prostate. 2020 05; 80(8):653-659.  View on PubMed
  11. Belkora J, Chan JM, Cooperberg MR, Neuhaus J, Stupar L, Weinberg T, Broering JM, Tenggara I, Cowan JE, Rosenfeld S, Kenfield SA, Van Blarigan EL, Simko JP, Witte J, Carroll PR. Development and pilot evaluation of a personalized decision support intervention for low risk prostate cancer patients. Cancer Med. 2020 01; 9(1):125-132.  View on PubMed
  12. Kornberg Z, Cooperberg MR, Cowan JE, Chan JM, Shinohara K, Simko JP, Tenggara I, Carroll PR. A 17-Gene Genomic Prostate Score as a Predictor of Adverse Pathology in Men on Active Surveillance. J Urol. 2019 10; 202(4):702-709.  View on PubMed
  13. Friedlander TW, Welty C, Anantharaman A, Schonhoft JD, Jendrisak A, Lee J, Li P, Hough J, Stromlund A, Edwards M, Sangar S, Kobayashi Y, Simko J, Farrokhian N, Lindquist K, Greene S, Ontiveros P, Graf R, Rodriquez A, Suraneni M, Wang Y, Landers M, Carroll P, Cooperberg MR, Dittamore R, Paris PL. Identification and Characterization of Circulating Tumor Cells in Men Who have Undergone Prostatectomy for Clinically Localized, High Risk Prostate Cancer. J Urol. 2019 10; 202(4):732-741.  View on PubMed
  14. Herlemann A, Huang HC, Alam R, Tosoian JJ, Kim HL, Klein EA, Simko JP, Chan JM, Lane BR, Davis JW, Davicioni E, Feng FY, McCue P, Kim H, Den RB, Bismar TA, Carroll PR, Cooperberg MR. Decipher identifies men with otherwise clinically favorable-intermediate risk disease who may not be good candidates for active surveillance. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2020 03; 23(1):136-143.  View on PubMed
  15. Sirohi D, Devine P, Grenert JP, van Ziffle J, Simko JP, Stohr BA. TP53 structural variants in metastatic prostatic carcinoma. PLoS One. 2019; 14(6):e0218618.  View on PubMed
  16. Greenland NY, Zhang L, Cowan JE, Carroll PR, Stohr BA, Simko JP. Correlation of a Commercial Genomic Risk Classifier with Histological Patterns in Prostate Cancer. J Urol. 2019 07; 202(1):90-95.  View on PubMed
  17. Behr SC, Aggarwal R, VanBrocklin HF, Flavell RR, Gao K, Small EJ, Blecha J, Jivan S, Hope TA, Simko JP, Kurhanewicz J, Noworolski SM, Korn NJ, De Los Santos R, Cooperberg MR, Carroll PR, Nguyen HG, Greene KL, Langton-Webster B, Berkman CE, Seo Y. Phase I Study of CTT1057, an 18F-Labeled Imaging Agent with Phosphoramidate Core Targeting Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen in Prostate Cancer. J Nucl Med. 2019 07; 60(7):910-916.  View on PubMed
  18. Hagihara K, Chan S, Zhang L, Oh DY, Wei XX, Simko J, Fong L. Neoadjuvant sipuleucel-T induces both Th1 activation and immune regulation in localized prostate cancer. Oncoimmunology. 2019; 8(1):e1486953.  View on PubMed
  19. Hicks RM, Simko JP, Westphalen AC, Nguyen HG, Greene KL, Zhang L, Carroll PR, Hope TA. Diagnostic Accuracy of 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET/MRI Compared with Multiparametric MRI in the Detection of Prostate Cancer. Radiology. 2018 12; 289(3):730-737.  View on PubMed
  20. Su Y, Liu Y, Behrens CR, Bidlingmaier S, Lee NK, Aggarwal R, Sherbenou DW, Burlingame AL, Hann BC, Simko JP, Premasekharan G, Paris PL, Shuman MA, Seo Y, Small EJ, Liu B. Targeting CD46 for both adenocarcinoma and neuroendocrine prostate cancer. JCI Insight. 2018 09 06; 3(17).  View on PubMed

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