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


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

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

Memberships and Professional Organizations

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

Web Links

Selected Publications

Histologic, Immunohistochemical, and Molecular Features of Pituicytomas and Atypical Pituicytomas

Viaene, A.N. Lee, E.B. Rosenbaum, J.N. Nasrallah, M.P, American Association of Neuropathologists, 2018

Supratentorial Clear Cell Ependymoma Associated with RELA Fusion and Long Term Survival

Nelson, E. Nasrallah, M.P. Viaene, A.N. Faust, P.L. Antonescu, C.R. Li, M.M Surrey, L.F. Luo, M. Cho, E.-S. Sharer, L.R, American Association of Neuropathologists. Louisville, 2018

Evaluation of Intraoperative Sampling for Genomic Analysis of Central Nervous System (CNS) Tumors by Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS).

Sussman, R. Viaene, A.N. Velu, P. Schaffer, S. McNamara, R. Rosenbaum, J. Morrisette, J. Nasrallah, N.P.:, Association for Molecular Pathology meeting in Salt Lake City, UT., 2017

Late Onset Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy in Hodgkin Lymphoma.

Aamodt, W.W. MD Siegler, J.E. Viaene, A.N. Rubenstein, M.:, Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 43(): 132-134, 2017

Using Intraoperative Cytology Preparations for Molecular Testing in Gliomas, a Method to Reduce Tissue Use and Turnaround Times.

Viaene, A.N. Sussman, R. Rosenbaum, J. McNamara, R. Morrissette, J. Nasrallah, M.P.:, American Association of Neuropathologists. Orange County, CA., 2017

SETD2 Mutations in CNS tumors.

Viaene, A.N. Santi, M. Nasrallah, M.P.:, American Association of Neuropathologists, Orange County, CA, 2017

Incidental Prostate Cancer in Cystoprostatectomy Specimens, a Clinical Effectiveness and Quality Improvement Study.

Viaene, A.N. Schwartz, L.E.:, United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology. San Antonio, TX., 2017

Synaptic Properties of the Lemniscal and Paralemniscal Pathways to the Mouse Somatosensory Thalamus.

Mo, C. Petrof, I. Viaene, A.N. Sherman, S.M.:, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 114(30): , 2017

Adenoid cystic carcinoma arising in association with pleomorphic adenoma in a background of chronic sclerosing sialadenitis (Küttner tumor).

Viaene, A.N. O’Malley Jr, B.W. LiVolsi, V.A.:, Case Reports in Clinical Pathology 3(1): 61-65, 2016

Properties of the primary somatosensory cortex projection to the primary motor cortex in the mouse.

Petrof, I. Viaene, A.N. Sherman, S.M.:, Journal of Neurophysiology 113(7): 2400-7, 2015