Angela Viaene, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Contact InformationThe Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Pathology
3401 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Office: 215-590-1728

Specialty Division



BS (Integrative Physiology), University of Iowa, 2006
Ph.D. (Computational Neuroscience), University of Chicago, 2012
MD (MD), University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 2014

Specialty Certification

The American Board of Pathology: Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology, 2018

Postgraduate Training

Anatomic Pathology Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2014-2016
Neuropathology Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2016-2018

Awards and Honors

Winner of University of Iowa Scientific Poster Competition, 2005
U.S.-Brazil Bio Tech Training Consortium (USABRIO) Education Award, 2005
Winner of Student Employee of the Year Award, University of Iowa, 2006
Graduated with Highest Distinction and Honors, University of Iowa, 2006
Nominee for Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of Chicago, 2008
Winner of the Brain Research Foundation’s Neuroscience Day poster competition, 2010
Winner of the Biological Sciences Division Travel Fund, University of Chicago, 2011
Winner of Best Dissertation Award in the Committee on Computational Neuroscience, University of Chicago, 2012
Winner of the Naomi Ragins-Goldsmith Career Development Award, University of Chicago, 2013
Selected to teach Clinical Pathophysiology and Therapeutics (awarded only to top 25 graduating medical students), University of Chicago, 2013
Pathology Departmental Award for outstanding performance in Pathology, University of Chicago, 2014
American Association of Neuropathologists Trainee Travel Award, 2018
Lucy Balian Rorke-Adams Endowed Chair in Neuropathology, 2019

Memberships and Professional Organizations

American Physician Scientists Association, 2008 - 2014
Society for Neuroscience, 2008 - 2012
College of American Pathologists, 2015 - Present
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, 2016 - 2018
Pennsylvania Medical Society, 2017 - present
American Association of Neuropathologists, 2018 - Present

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Selected Publications

The Gift from a Child program is empowering post-mortem tissue donation across the United States

Waanders, A.J. Williams, M. Wadwhani, N. Li, X. Goldman, S. Tran-Du, K. Minturn, J.E. Mason, J. Santi, M. Viaene, A.N. Kopytra, M. Monje-Deisseroth, M. Nazarian, J. Kambhampati, M. Eze, A. Souweidane, M. Lyons, N. McLean, G. Gustafson, P. Gustafson, A., International Society for Pediatric Neuro-oncology, 2020

Intraoperative cytology of pituicytomas

Viaene, A.N. Lee, E.B. Nasrallah, M.P., Diagnostic Cytopathology, 2020, PMID:31883319

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Neuropathology of MIRAGE Syndrome

Viaene, A.N. Harding, B.H., Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, 2020

Genome sequencing for somatic mutation detection in resected brain tissue from a prospective epilepsy surgery cohort

Kennedy, B. Viaene, A.N. Ganesan, S. Palma, J. Kessler, S. Ellis, C. Zhu, Y. Resnick, A. Storm, P. and Helbig, I., Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, 2019

Recurrent neurenteric cysts compressing the brainstem

Viaene, A.N. Brem, S., Surgical Neurology International 10(245): , 2019, PMID:31893146

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Histone H3K27 Dimethyl Loss is Highly Specific for malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor and Distinguishes True PRC2 Loss from Isolated H3K27 Trimethyl Loss

Marchione, D.M. Lisby, A. Viaene, A.N. Santi, M. Nasrallah, M.P. Wang, L. Williams, E.A. Daza, A.B.L. Chebib, I. Garcia, B.A. Wojcik, J.B., Modern Pathology 32(10): , 2019

Towards Population-based Histologic Stain Normalization of Glioblastoma

Grenko, C.M. Viaene, A.N. Nasrallah, M.P. Feldman, M.D. Akbari, H. and Bakas, S., MICCAI BrainLes, 2019

Neuropathology of MIRAGE Syndrome

Viaene, A.N. Harding. B.N., American Association of Neuropathologists, 2019

Histologic, immunohistochemical, and molecular features of pituicytomas and atypical pituicytomas.

Viaene, A.N. Lee, E.B. Rosenbaum, J.N. Nasrallah, I.M. Nasrallah, M.P., Acta Neuropathologica Communications, 2019

Transcriptome signatures associated with meningioma progression

Viaene, A.N. Zhang, B. Martinez-Lage, M. Xiang, C. Tosi, U. Thawani, J.P. Gungor, B. Zhu, Y. Roccograndi, L. Zhang, L. Bailey, R.L. Storm, P.B. O'Rourke, D.M. Resnick, A.C. Grady, M.S. Dahmane, N., Acta Neuropathologica Communications, 2019