Danielle Fortuna, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Contact InformationDepartment of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, Six Founders Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA, 19104-4283
Office: 215-615-1637
Fax: 215-349-5910

Specialty Division

Anatomic Pathology


BA (Mathematics), Holy Family University, 2008
MD (Medicine), Jefferson Medical College, 2013

Specialty Certification

American Board of Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Pennsylvania, 2017

Postgraduate Training

Resident, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2013-2017
Fellowship, Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2017-2018

Awards and Honors

Hobart Armory Hare Medical Honor Society, Jefferson Medical College, 2011-2011
George McClellan Surgical Honor Society, Jefferson Medical College, 2011-2011
Cum Laude, Jefferson Medical College, 2013-2013
Distinguished Abstract Award, AACC’s National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, 2016-2016
Excellence in Teaching Award; Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency program, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 2017-2017
Distinguished Scholar Award; Department of Pathology, Anatomy, and Cell Biology; Thomas Jefferson University, 2017-2017
McCabe pilot award, 2020
James Wheeler teaching award; Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2020

Memberships and Professional Organizations

Philadelphia Pathology Society, 2007 - 2017
American Society for Clinical Pathology, 2018 - present

Web Links

Selected Publications

Multifocal Intramucosal Gastric Adenocarcinoma Arising in Fundic Gland Polyposis Due to Gastric Adenocarcinoma and Proximal Polyposis of the Stomach

Powers, Jacquelyn MS; Sande, Christopher M. MD; Fortuna, Danielle MD; Katona, Bryson W. MD, PhD, The American Journal of Gastroenterology, 2020

The “Gross-to-Scope” educational program: an initiative for team-building, quality improvement, and closing the pathology loop for gross room personnel

Imblum B, Stern E, Fortuna D, United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Annual Meeting, CA, 2020

Utility of CSF Cytokines to Discriminate CNS Bacterial Infections, Viral Infections, Autoimmune Diseases, Tumors and Non-CNS disorders in Pediatric Patients

Chao T, Cárdenas AM, Kean RB, Fortuna D, Hooper DC, Curtis MT, United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Annual Meeting, CA, 2020

Cerebrospinal Fluid Cytokine Profiles Help Discriminate Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumors from CNS Autoimmune Diseases, CNS Lymphomas and CNS Infections

Chao T, Fortuna D, Kean RB, Hooper DC, Nagurney M, Curtis MT, United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Annual Meeting, CA, 2020

Oral Contraceptive-Induced Hepatic Sinusoidal Dilatation and Potential Implications for Living Donor Liver Transplantation: A Reason for Nonuse of Right Lobe Grafts

Matthew J Stotts, Matthew Wilkinson, David S Goldberg, Danielle Fortuna, K Rajender Reddy, Liver Transpl. 26(5): , 2020

Ligation-assisted endoscopic mucosal resection for esophageal granular cell tumors is safe and effective

Kumar S; Chandrasekhara V; Kochman ML; Ahmad N; Attalla S; Ho IK; Jaffe DL; Lee PL; Panganamamula K; Saumoy M, MS; Fortuna D; Ginsberg GG, Diseases of the Esophagus, 2020

An Inside Look at the CNS

Fortuna D, Curtis MT, The Pathologist, 2019

Book review: Pathology of the Esophagus: An Atlas and Textbook, 3rd ed. by Kaiyo Takubo, Wiley, Japan (2017).

Fortuna D, Human Pathology 85(328): , 2019

Anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation with factor X deficiency-A management dilemma.

Tan Jian Liang, Loh Kah Poh, Fortuna Danielle, Ghaneie Arezoo, Clinical case reports 6(9): 1781-1785, 2018, PMID:30214763

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Potential role of CSF cytokine profiles in discriminating infectious from non-infectious CNS disorders.

Fortuna D, Hooper DC, Roberts AL, Harshyne LA, Nagurney M, Curtis MT, PloS one 13(10): e0205501, 2018, PMID:30379898

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