University of Washington, Seattle, BS, 06/2004, (Magna Cum Laude) Biochemistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MD, 05/2012, Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PhD, 06/2010, Microbiology and Immunology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Resident, 07/2013, Internal Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, Postdoctoral Associate, 05/2014, Hematology
University of California, San Francisco, Resident, 06/2016, Pathology
University of California, San Francisco, Fellow, 06/2017, Hematopathology
University of California, San Francisco, Fellow/Chief Resident, 06/2018, Gastrointestinal/ Liver Pathology

Honors & Awards

  • 2001
    Mary Gates Scholarship
  • 2002
    Ronald E. McNair Presidential Scholarship
  • 2003
    Herschel and Caryl Roman Undergraduate Science Scholarship
  • 2004
    American Institute of Chemists Foundation Student Award
  • 2004
    Phi Beta Kappa
  • 2004
    Distinction in Biochemistry
  • 2004
    Medical Scientist Training Program
  • 2006
    Harold C. Pillsbury, M.D. Student Research Award
  • 2009
    Lineberger Annual Scientific Competition Winner
  • 2010
    University Cancer Research Fund Scholarship
  • 2010
    Annual G. Philip Manire Graduate Student Excellence in Research Award
  • 2010
    Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Graduate Fellow Award in Basic Sciences
  • 2017
    Best Abstract Award, International Association of Chinese Pathologists
  • 2017
    Arthur Purdy Stout Stipend Award
  • 2018
    Best Abstract Award (2nd place in platform), Chinese American Pathologists Association
  • 2018
    Best Abstract Award (runner up), Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society
  • 2019
    F. Stephen Vogel Award, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology

Selected Publications

  1. Wen KW, Wang L, Menke JR, Damania B. Cancers associated with human gammaherpesviruses. FEBS J. 2021 Sep 18.  View on PubMed
  2. Zadeh SL, Balassanian R, Cheung MC, Falchi L, Hasserjian R, Lin O, Long SR, Menke JR, Mou E, Natkunam Y, Ruiz-Cordero R, Volaric AK, Wang L, Wen KW, Gratzinger D. Global Cytopathology-Hematopathology Practice Trends. Am J Clin Pathol. 2021 Sep 11.  View on PubMed
  3. Hissong E, Graham RP, Wen KW, Alpert L, Shi J, Lamps LW. Adenomatoid Tumors of the Gastrointestinal Tract - A Case Series and Review of the Literature. Histopathology. 2021 Sep 04.  View on PubMed
  4. Wen KW, Joseph NM, Srivastava A, Saunders TA, Jain D, Rank J, Feely M, Zarrinpar A, Al Diffalha S, Shyn PB, Graham RP, Drage MG, Kakar S. Inhibin-positive hepatic carcinoma: proposal for a solid-tubulocystic variant of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. Hum Pathol. 2021 Jul 20; 116:82-93.  View on PubMed
  5. Mou E, Falchi L, Sundaram V, Abramson JS, Balassanian R, Beygi S, Fitzpatrick MJ, Frank AK, Gupta S, Lin O, Long SR, Menke JR, Reed DR, Ruiz-Cordero R, Volaric AK, Xie Y, Wang L, Wen KW, Zadeh SL, Natkunam Y, Cheung MC, Gratzinger D, Cyto-Heme Institutional Collaborative (CHIC) consortium . Impact of initial biopsy type on the time to final diagnostic biopsy in patients with follicular lymphoma and suspected histologic transformation. Leuk Lymphoma. 2021 Jun 26; 1-9.  View on PubMed
  6. Guney E, Wen KW, Ruiz-Cordero R, Ferrell L , Gill R, O’Malley D, Jones K, Ohgami R. A solid variant of splenic mesothelial cyst, a rare case report with next generation sequencing. Human Pathology: Case Reports. 2021; 24:200509.  View on PubMed
  7. Claytor JD, Viramontes O, Conner S, Wen KW, Beck K, Chin-Hong PV, Henrich TJ, Peluso MJ. TNF-alpha inhibition in the setting of undiagnosed HIV infection: a call for enhanced screening guidelines. AIDS. 2021 Jun 10.  View on PubMed
  8. Gupta S, Yano J, Mercier V, Htwe HH, Shin HR, Rademaker G, Cakir Z, Ituarte T, Wen KW, Kim GE, Zoncu R, Roux A, Dawson DW, Perera RM. Lysosomal retargeting of Myoferlin mitigates membrane stress to enable pancreatic cancer growth. Nat Cell Biol. 2021 03; 23(3):232-242.  View on PubMed
  9. Kennedy VE, Ruiz-Cordero R, Jangam D, Wen KW, Dunavin N, Ohgami RS, Bhargava P, Ai W, Fakhri B. A Case of EBV-Negative Aggressive NK-cell Leukemia: Use of Next-Generation Sequencing in Demystifying a Diagnostic Dilemma and Guiding Clinical Care. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2021 07; 21(7):e583-e587.  View on PubMed
  10. Lauw MIS, Lucas CG, Ohgami RS, Wen KW. Primary Central Nervous System Lymphomas: A Diagnostic Overview of Key Histomorphologic, Immunophenotypic, and Genetic Features. Diagnostics (Basel). 2020 Dec 11; 10(12).  View on PubMed
  11. Chang WC, M Yeh B, Chu L, Kim SY, Wen KW, Chiu SH, Ding CC, Wu EH, Roberts JP, Huang GS, Hsu HH. Post-operative assessment in patients after liver transplantation: imaging parameters associated with 1-year graft failure. Eur Radiol. 2021 Feb; 31(2):764-774.  View on PubMed
  12. Freise J, Mena J, Wen KW, Stoller M, Ho S, Corvera C. A rare presentation of hepatolithiasis in an adolescent patient: A case report. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2020; 72:343-345.  View on PubMed
  13. Wen KW, Fakhri B, Menke J, Ruiz-Cordero R, Gill RM, Ohgami RS. Complexities in the diagnosis of large B-cell lymphomas, classic Hodgkin lymphomas and overlapping peripheral T-cell lymphomas simplified: An evidence-based guide. Ann Diagn Pathol. 2020 Jun; 46:151534.  View on PubMed
  14. Yamamoto K, Venida A, Yano J, Biancur DE, Kakiuchi M, Gupta S, Sohn ASW, Mukhopadhyay S, Lin EY, Parker SJ, Banh RS, Paulo JA, Wen KW, Debnath J, Kim GE, Mancias JD, Fearon DT, Perera RM, Kimmelman AC. Autophagy promotes immune evasion of pancreatic cancer by degrading MHC-I. Nature. 2020 05; 581(7806):100-105.  View on PubMed
  15. Wen KW, Rabinovitch PS, Wang D, Mattis AN, Ferrell LD, Choi WT. Utility of DNA flow cytometry in distinguishing between malignant and benign intrahepatic biliary lesions. Virchows Arch. 2020 Oct; 477(4):527-534.  View on PubMed
  16. Wen KW, Umetsu SE, Goldblum JR, Gill RM, Kim GE, Joseph NM, Rabinovitch PS, Kakar S, Lauwers GY, Choi WT. DNA flow cytometric and interobserver study of crypt cell atypia in inflammatory bowel disease. Histopathology. 2019 Oct; 75(4):578-588.  View on PubMed
  17. Raghavan K, Wen KW, Small EJ, Ha P, Flavell RR. Incidentally Detected Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma on 18F-Fluciclovine PET/CT. Clin Nucl Med. 2019 May; 44(5):e367-e369.  View on PubMed
  18. Wen KW, Kim GE, Rabinovitch PS, Wang D, Mattis AN, Choi WT. Diagnosis, risk stratification, and management of ampullary dysplasia by DNA flow cytometric analysis of paraffin-embedded tissue. Mod Pathol. 2019 09; 32(9):1291-1302.  View on PubMed
  19. Mukhtar RA, Holland M, Sieber DA, Wen KW, Rugo HS, Kadin ME, Bean GR. Synchronous Breast Implant-associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma and Invasive Carcinoma: Genomic Profiling and Management Implications. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2019 Apr; 7(4):e2188.  View on PubMed
  20. Wen KW, Gill RM. Immature Terminal Deoxynucleotidyl Transferase Positive B Cells are Detected in a Subset of Adult and Pediatric Liver Biopsies. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2019 04; 27(4):319-324.  View on PubMed

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