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: 215-662-6502
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

Memberships and Professional Organizations

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

Web Links

Selected Publications

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

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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A Comprehensive Review of Hepatic Sarcoid.

Deutsch-Link Sasha, Fortuna Danielle, Weinberg Ethan M, Seminars in liver disease 38(3): 284-297, 2018, PMID:30041280

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MCM2 expression in serrated polyps demonstrates aberrant cellular proliferation.

Fortuna D, Boman BM, O’Neill R, Palazzo JP, Human Pathology 63(): 177-183, 2017

ALDH Expression in Serrated Polyps Highlights the Role of Stem Cells

Fortuna D, Boman B, Palazzo JP, United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2017

CSF Cytokine Profiles Discriminate CNS B-Cell lymphoma from Other Neuropathologic Processes

Fortuna D, Roberts AL, Harshyne L, Hooper D, Curtis MT, United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2017

Human parechovirus and enterovirus initiate distinct CNS innate immune responses: pathogenic and diagnostic implications

Fortuna D, Cardenas AM, Graf EH, Harshyne L, Hooper DC, Shields J, Curtis MT, Journal of Clinical Virology 86(): 39-45, 2017