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
  • 2022
    Faculty Teaching Award, UCSF Department of Pathology

Selected Publications

  1. Saglam A, Singh K, Kumar J, Gollapudi S, Mukherjee S, Singh A, Butzmann A, Kaplan L, Andreadis C, Ai WZ, Fakhri B, Rajkovic A, Wen KW, Onodera C, Van Ziffle J, Devine PW, Ohgami RS. Copy Number Loss at Chromosome 14q11.2 Correlates With the Proportion of T Cells in Biopsies and Helps Identify T-Cell Neoplasms. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2023 08 01; 147(8):940-948.  View on PubMed
  2. Guney E, Lucas CG, Singh K, Pekmezci M, Fernandez-Pol S, Mirchia K, Toland A, Vogel H, Bannykh S, Schafernak KT, Alexandrescu S, Mobley BC, Powell S, Davidson CJ, Neltner J, Boué DR, Hattab E, Ferris SP, Ohgami RS, Rubenstein JL, Bollen AW, Tihan T, Perry A, Solomon DA, Wen KW. Molecular profiling identifies at least 3 distinct types of posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder involving the CNS. Blood Adv. 2023 07 11; 7(13):3307-3311.  View on PubMed
  3. Nguyen ED, Ding CC, Umetsu SE, Choi WT, Ferrell LD, Wen KW. Use of orcein as an adjunct stain in the evaluation of advanced liver fibrosis. Histopathology. 2023 Oct; 83(4):538-545.  View on PubMed
  4. Craig A, Wen KW. ALK+ ALCL in the setting of adalimumab-related hidradenitis suppurativa. Clin Case Rep. 2023 Apr; 11(4):e7156.  View on PubMed
  5. Joseph NM, Wen KW. Incidental Langerhans cell histiocytosis associated with metastatic neuroendocrine tumor in the adult liver. Clin Case Rep. 2023 Feb; 11(2):e6922.  View on PubMed
  6. Umetsu SE, Kakar S, Basturk O, Kim GE, Chatterjee D, Wen KW, Hale G, Shafizadeh N, Cho SJ, Whitman J, Gill RM, Jones KD, Navale P, Bergsland E, Klimstra D, Joseph NM. Integrated Genomic and Clinicopathologic Approach Distinguishes Pancreatic Grade 3 Neuroendocrine Tumor From Neuroendocrine Carcinoma and Identifies a Subset With Molecular Overlap. Mod Pathol. 2023 03; 36(3):100065.  View on PubMed
  7. Fitzpatrick MJ, Sundaram V, Ly A, Abramson JS, Balassanian R, Cheung MC, Cook SL, Falchi L, Frank AK, Gupta S, Hasserjian RP, Lin O, Long SR, Menke JR, Mou E, Reed DR, Ruiz-Cordero R, Volaric AK, Wang L, Wen KW, Xie Y, Zadeh SL, Gratzinger D. Small volume biopsy diagnostic yield at initial diagnosis versus recurrence/transformation of follicular lymphoma: A retrospective Cyto-Heme Interinstitutional Collaborative study. Cancer Cytopathol. 2023 05; 131(5):279-288.  View on PubMed
  8. Volaric AK, Lin O, Balassanian R, Cook S, Falchi L, Fitzpatrick MJ, Frank AK, Gupta S, Hasserjian RP, Long S, Ly A, Menke JR, Mou E, Natkunam Y, Reed DR, Ruiz-Cordero R, Wang L, Wen KW, Xie Y, Zadeh SL, Gratzinger D, Cyto-Heme Institutional Collaborative (CHIC) Consortium. Diagnostic Discrepancies in Small-volume Biopsy for the Initial Diagnosis, Recurrence, and Transformation of Follicular Lymphoma: A Multi-Institutional Collaborative Study. Am J Surg Pathol. 2023 02 01; 47(2):212-217.  View on PubMed
  9. Craig A, Wen KW. EBV-positive high-grade B-cell lymphoma with MYC and BCL6 rearrangements. Blood. 2022 07 28; 140(4):406.  View on PubMed
  10. Qi Z, Wen KW, Ki A, Prakash S, Kogan S, Yu J. Genomic Features of Interstitial Deletions of Chromosome 9q in Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Cytogenet Genome Res. 2022; 162(3):119-123.  View on PubMed
  11. Güney E, Lucas CG, Qi Z, Yu J, Zhang R, Ohgami RS, Rubenstein JL, Boué DR, Schafernak K, Wertheim GB, Dahiya S, Giulino-Roth L, Attarbaschi A, Barth MJ, Kothari S, Abla O, Cohen AL, Mendez JS, Bollen A, Perry A, Tihan T, Pekmezci M, Solomon DA, Wen KW. A genetically distinct pediatric subtype of primary CNS large B-cell lymphoma is associated with favorable clinical outcome. Blood Adv. 2022 05 24; 6(10):3189-3193.  View on PubMed
  12. Wu CH, Wang L, Yang CY, Wen KW, Hinds B, Gill R, McCormick F, Moasser M, Pincus L, Ai WZ. Targeting CD70 in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma using an antibody-drug conjugate in patient-derived xenograft models. Blood Adv. 2022 04 12; 6(7):2290-2302.  View on PubMed
  13. Lauw MIS, Qi Z, Eversmeyer L, Prakash S, Wen KW, Yu J, Monaghan SA, Aggarwal N, Wang L. Distinct pathologic feature of myeloid neoplasm with t(v;11p15); NUP98 rearrangement. Hum Pathol. 2022 05; 123:11-19.  View on PubMed
  14. Zadeh SL, Balassanian R, Cheung MC, Falchi L, Hasserjian R, Lin O, Long SR, Ly A, 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. 2022 Feb 03; 157(2):196-201.  View on PubMed
  15. Neumann NM, Wen KW. Myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasm with ring sideroblasts, thrombocytosis, and mutated JAK2/SF3B1 without anemia. Blood. 2022 01 20; 139(3):466.  View on PubMed
  16. Zadeh SL, Balassanian R, Cheung MC, Falchi L, Hasserjian R, Lin O, Long SR, Ly A, Menke JR, Mou E, Natkunam Y, Ruiz-Cordero R, Volaric AK, Wang L, Wen KW, Gratzinger D. Corrigendum to: Global Cytopathology-Hematopathology Practice Trends. Am J Clin Pathol. 2022 Jan 06; 157(1):155.  View on PubMed
  17. Claytor JD, Viramontes O, Conner S, Wen KW, Beck K, Chin-Hong PV, Henrich TJ, Peluso MJ. TNF-α inhibition in the setting of undiagnosed HIV infection: a call for enhanced screening guidelines. AIDS. 2021 11 01; 35(13):2163-2168.  View on PubMed
  18. Hissong E, Graham RP, Wen KW, Alpert L, Shi J, Lamps LW. Adenomatoid tumours of the gastrointestinal tract - a case-series and review of the literature. Histopathology. 2022 Jan; 80(2):348-359.  View on PubMed
  19. Wen KW, Wang L, Menke JR, Damania B. Cancers associated with human gammaherpesviruses. FEBS J. 2021 Sep 18.  View on PubMed
  20. 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 10; 116:82-93.  View on PubMed

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