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Brigitte Ronnett [M.D.]

  • Titles : Professor of Patholog, Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Affiliations : Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


  • Graduated from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (BA, 1982)
  • Graduated from The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL (MD,1986)
  • Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital (1986-89, 1991-93)
  • Fellowships in Surgical Pathology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (1989-90) and The Johns Hopkins Hospital (1990-91) and in Gynecologic Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital (1993-95)
  • Board Certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Gynecological Pathology and American Journal of Surgical Pathology


  1. Ronnett BM, Zahn CM, Kurman RJ, Kass ME, Sugarbaker PH, Shmookler BM. Disseminated peritoneal adenomucinosis and peritoneal mucinous carcinomatosis: a clinicopathologic analysis of 109 cases with emphasis on distinguishing pathologic features, site of origin, prognosis, and relationship to pseudomyxoma peritonei. Am J Surg Pathol 1995;19(12):1390-1408.
  2. Ronnett BM, Kajdacsy-Balla A, Gilks CB, Merino MJ, Silva E, Werness BA, Young RH. Mucinous borderline ovarian tumors: points of general agreement and persistent controversies regarding nomenclature, diagnostic criteria, and behavior. Hum Pathol 2004;35(8):949-960.
  3. Vang R, Ronnett BM. Distinction of primary ovarian mucinous tumors and mucinous tumors metastatic to the ovary: a practical approach with guidelines for prediction of primary site for metastases of uncertain origin. Pathol Case Rev 2006;11(1):18-30.
  4. Yemelyanova AV, Vang R, Judson K, Wu LSF, Ronnett BM. Distinction of primary and metastatic mucinous tumors involving the ovary: analysis of size and laterality data by primary site with re-evaluation of an algorithm for tumor classification. Am J Surg Pathol 2008;32(1):128-138.
  5. Ronnett BM, Yemelyanova AV, Vang R, Gilks CB, Miller D, Gravitt PE, Kurman RJ. Endocervical adenocarcinomas with ovarian metastases: analysis of 29 cases, with emphasis on minimally invasive cervical tumors and the ability of the metastases to simulate primary ovarian neoplasms. Am J Surg Pathol 2008;32(12):1835-1853.
  6. Meriden Z, Yemelyanova A, Vang R, Ronnett BM. Ovarian metastases of pancreaticobiliary tract adenocarcinomas: analysis of 35 cases, with emphasis on the ability of metastases to simulate primary ovarian mucinous tumors. Am J Surg Pathol 2011;35(2):276-288.
  7. Ronnett BM, DeScipio C, Murphy KM. Hydatidiform moles: ancillary techniques to refine diagnosis. Int J Gynecol Pathol 2011;30(2):101-116.
  8. Vang R, Gupta M, Wu LSF, Yemelyanova AV, Kurman RJ, Murphy KM, DeScipio C, Ronnett BM. Diagnostic reproducibility of hydatidiform moles: ancillary techniques (p57 immunohistochemistry and molecular genotyping) improve morphologic diagnosis. Am J Surg Pathol 2012;36(3):443-453.
  9. Banet N, DeScipio C, Murphy KM, Beierl K, Adams E, Vang R, Ronnett BM. Characteristics of hydatidiform moles: analysis of a prospective series with p57 immunohistochemistry and molecular genotyping. Mod Pathol 2014;27(2):238-254.
  10. Ronnett BM. Endocervical adenocarcinoma: selected diagnostic challenges. Mod Pathol 2016;29(Suppl 1):S12-28.
  11. Kurman RJ, Ronnett BM, Sherman ME, Wilkinson EJ. Tumors of the Cervix, Vagina, and Vulva. AFIP Atlas of Tumor Pathology, Series 4 (#13). Washington, DC: American Registry of Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 2010.
  12. Kurman RJ, Ellenson LH, Ronnett BM (eds), Blaustein’s Pathology of the Female Genital Tract, 6th ed., New York, NY: Springer Verlag, 2011.

  • Surgical Pathology for the Practicing Pathologist: GI, GYN, GU, Pancreaticobiliary
  • Update in GI, GYN, Endocrine and Molecular Pathology

Past Lectures

  • Endocervical Adenocarcinoma: Selected Diagnostic Challenges (03/02/2017)
  • Ovarian Serous Tumors: Current Diagnostic Approach (03/01/2017)
  • Ovarian Mucinous Tumors: Current Diagnostic Approach (03/01/2017)
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Disease: Selected Diagnostic Challenges (02/27/2017)
  • Hydatidiform Moles: Ancillary Techniques to Refine Diagnosis (02/27/2017)
  • Endocervical Adenocarcinoma: Selected Diagnostic Challenges (10/15/2015)
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Disease: Selected Diagnostic Problems (10/14/2015)
  • Hydatidiform Moles: Ancillary Techniques to Refine Diagnosis (10/14/2015)
  • Ovarian Serous Tumors: Diagnostic Approach: Emphasis on "Borderline" Tumors (10/13/2015)
  • Ovarian Mucinous Tumors: Diagnostic Approach: Emphasis on "Borderline" Tumors (10/12/2015)


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