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. 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.  View on PubMed
  2. 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.  View on PubMed
  3. Lauw MIS, Lucas CG, Ohgami RS, Wen KW Primary Central Nervous System Lymphomas: A Diagnostic Overview of Key Histomorphologic, Immunophenotypic, and Genetic Features.  View on PubMed
  4. 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.  View on PubMed
  5. Freise J, Mena J, Wen KW, Stoller M, Ho S, Corvera C A rare presentation of hepatolithiasis in an adolescent patient: A case report.  View on PubMed
  6. 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.  View on PubMed
  7. 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.  View on PubMed
  8. 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.  View on PubMed
  9. 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.  View on PubMed
  10. Raghavan K, Wen KW, Small EJ, Ha P, Flavell RR Incidentally Detected Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma on 18F-Fluciclovine PET/CT.  View on PubMed
  11. 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.  View on PubMed
  12. 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.  View on PubMed
  13. Wen KW, Gill RM Immature Terminal Deoxynucleotidyl Transferase Positive B Cells are Detected in a Subset of Adult and Pediatric Liver Biopsies.  View on PubMed
  14. Wen KW, Rabinovitch PS, Wang D, Huang D, Mattis AN, Choi WT Utility of DNA Flow Cytometric Analysis of Paraffin-embedded Tissue in the Risk Stratification and Management of 'Indefinite for dysplasia' in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  View on PubMed
  15. Lewin SM, Wen KW, Velayos FS, Mahadevan U, Beck KR How Dye May Prevent Dying from Cancer: Perceiving Imperceptible Dysplasia in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  View on PubMed
  16. Abrahams CL, Li X, Embry M, Yu A, Krimm S, Krueger S, Greenland NY, Wen KW, Jones C, DeAlmeida V, Solis WA, Matheny S, Kline T, Yam AY, Stafford R, Wiita AP, Hallam T, Lupher M, Molina A Targeting CD74 in multiple myeloma with the novel, site-specific antibody-drug conjugate STRO-001.  View on PubMed
  17. Choi WT, Wen KW, Rabinovitch PS, Huang D, Mattis AN, Gill RM DNA content analysis of colorectal serrated lesions detects an aneuploid subset of inflammatory bowel disease-associated serrated epithelial change and traditional serrated adenomas.  View on PubMed
  18. Wen KW, Rabinovitch PS, Huang D, Mattis AN, Lauwers GY, Choi WT Use of DNA flow cytometry in the diagnosis, risk stratification, and management of gastric epithelial dysplasia.  View on PubMed
  19. Wen KW, Grenert JP, Joseph NM, Shafizadeh N, Huang A, Hosseini M, Kakar S Genomic profile of appendiceal goblet cell carcinoid is distinct compared to appendiceal neuroendocrine tumor and conventional adenocarcinoma.  View on PubMed
  20. Bhavanasi D, Wen KW, Liu X, Vergez F, Danet-Desnoyers G, Carroll M, Huang J, Klein PS Signaling mechanisms that regulate ex vivo survival of human acute myeloid leukemia initiating cells.  View on PubMed

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