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Kristen A. Atkins [M.D.]

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  • Affiliations : University of Virginia Health System

Dr. Kristen Atkins received her B.A. degree cum laude from the University of Delaware and her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She completed her residency and Surgical Pathology fellowship training at the Stanford Medical Center and her Cytopathology fellowship training at the Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Atkins is an Professor of Pathology, the Director of Gynecologic Surgical and Cytopathology, and the Director of the Cytopathology Fellowship program at the UVA Health System at the University of Virginia. Her research interests include fluid cytology in ovarian cancer, uterine smooth muscle tumors, and clinical applications of proteomic research. She serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Gynecologic Pathology.

  • A Practical Approach to Common Problems in Surgical Pathology: Focus on GI, GU,Soft Tissue Lung and Head & Neck Pathology
  • Advances in Surgical Pathology of GU, Head & Neck, Salivary Gland Tumors and Non-GYN Cytology
  • Diagnostic Pearls for the Practicing Pathologist: Focus on Gynecologic, Head and Neck, Gastrointestinal and Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology
  • Role of the Pathologist in Multidisciplinary Diagnosis of Neoplastic and Non-Neoplastic Lesions of the Lung and Endocrine Glands and Infectious Diseases
  • Women's Cancers: Surgical Pathologic, Cytologic, IHC and Molecular Diagnosis of Breast and Genital Tumors

Past Lectures

  • Cytology and Small Biopsies of the Lower Gynecologic Tract (10/21/2021)
  • Endometrial Biopsies: From EIN to Subclassification of Carcinomas (10/20/2021)
  • Indeterminant Risk Lesions of the Breast: From LCIS to Radial Scars (10/19/2021)
  • Updates on Breast Carcinoma: From Hormone Receptor Reporting in Classification of Carcinomas (10/18/2021)
  • Breast Biopsy Conundrums: Sclerosing and Papillary Frustrations (10/18/2021)
  • Classification of Neuroendocrine Lung Tumors (02/20/2015)
  • Unraveling Spindle Cell Lesions of the Uterus (02/19/2015)
  • Maximizing the Detection of HSIL: From Pap to HPV Testing to Tissue Diagnosis (02/18/2015)
  • Select Issues in Endocervical Malignancies (02/18/2015)
  • Clues that an Ovarian Tumor is No Longer Borderline (02/17/2015)
  • Endometrial Carcinomas in Premenopausal Women: The Pathologists' Pivotal Role (02/16/2015)
  • Breast Aspiration in the Era of Core Biopsies (02/24/2012)
  • Abdominal Fluids, Washings and Ovarian Cyst Aspirates (02/23/2012)
  • Atypical Squamous Cells Cannot Exclude High Grade Versus High Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion (02/22/2012)
  • Endometrial (Normal and Atypical) and Endocervical Glandular Cells on Pap Tests and the Histologic Implications (02/21/2012)
  • Atypical Glandular Cells: Why This Makes Us Hypertensive (02/20/2012)
  • EUS: Challenging Pancreas and Liver Aspirates (02/25/2011)
  • Urine and Renal Cytology (02/25/2011)
  • Salivary Gland Aspirates (02/24/2011)
  • Common and Challenging Thyroid FNAs (02/23/2011)
  • NCI Classification of Thyroid Aspirates (02/23/2011)
  • Mimics of Thyroid Neoplasms: Diffuse Hyperplasia, Dyshormonogenetic Goiter and Adenomatoid Nodules; Follicular Adenoma/Hyalinizing Trabecular Adenoma (02/27/2010)
  • Thyroid Neoplasms: Papillary Carcinoma Predominantly, Medullary Carcinoma a Possibility (02/27/2010)
  • Lung Disease in Immunocompromised Patients (02/25/2010)
  • Pulmonary Manifestations of Collagen Vascular Diseases (02/25/2010)
  • Impact of Multidisciplinary Correlation in Interstitial Lung Disease (02/24/2010)
  • Recent Advances in Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias (02/24/2010)
  • Principles of High Resolution CT: Technique, Differential Diagnosis, Pitfalls (02/24/2010)


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