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Leslie A. Litzky, MD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Interim Chief of Surgical Pathology
Director, Medical Pathology
Director, Molecular Anatomic Pathology Service

Contact InformationDepartment of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
6 Founders Building
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 662-3215
Fax: (215) 349-5984

Email: lalitzky@mail.med.upenn.edu

Specialty Division

Anatomic Pathology

Itmat Expertise

thoracic oncology

Education

B.A. (Russian Language and Literature), Amherst College, Amherst, MA (magna cum laude), 1980
(Non-Degree Premedical Program), School of General Studies, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1982
M.D. (with Distinction), George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, 1987

Specialty Certification

Anatomic Pathology Board Certification, 1992

Postgraduate Training

Resident, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1987-1990
Chief Resident, Anatomic Pathology, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1990-1991
Surgical Pathology Fellow, Department of Pathology, The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC, 1991-1992

Awards and Honors

Phi Beta Kappa, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, 1980
David James Carol Prize in Russian, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, 1980
Alpha Omega Alpha, George Washington School of Medicine, Washington, DC, 1987
American Medical Women's Association Scholarship Achievement Citation, George Washington School of Medicine, Washington, DC, 1987
Howard Kane-A.F.A. King Obstetrical Society Award, George Washington School of Medicine, Washington, DC, 1987
American Cancer Society Clinical Oncology Fellowship, 1991-1992
Commendation for Outstanding Teaching, Class of 1995, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1992
PHILADELPHIA Magazine’s “Top Docs”, 1996
The Leonard Berwick Memorial Teaching Award for 1998-1999, 1999
The James E. Wheeler, M.D. Award for Excellence in Anatomic Pathology Resident Teaching, 2005
The Peter C. Nowell Teaching Award of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 2007
Best Pathology Instructor, Basic Science Teaching Award, School of Medicine Class of 2010, 2007
Co-Beneficiary, Penn Lung Center, 2008 Philadelphia, Antiques Show, 2008
Best Lecturer in the Pulmonary Course, Basic Science Teaching Award, School of Medicine, Class of 2012, 2009
Best Lecturer in the Pulmonary Course, Basic Science Teaching Award, School of Medicine, Class of 2015, 2012
Best Lecturer in the Pulmonary Course, Basic Science Teaching Award, School of Medicine, Class of 2017, 2014
Goodman Award for University Service, 2017

Memberships and Professional Organizations

United States/Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), 1992 - Present
American Society of Clinical Pathologists, 1992 - Present
Pathology Society of Philadelphia, 1992 - Present
Pennsylvania Thoracic Society, 1993 - Present
American Thoracic Society, 1993 - Present
Pulmonary Pathology Society, 1999 - Present
Pennsylvania Medical Society, 2002 - 2006
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, 2012 - Present

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Selected Publications

Pilot and feasibility trial of immuno-gene therapy of malignant mesothelioma using intrapleural delivery of adenovirus-interferon-alpha combined with chemotherapy

Sterman DH, Alley E, Stevenson JP, Friedberg J, Metzger S, Recio A, Moon EK, Haas AR, Vachani A, Katz SI, Sun J, Heitjan D, Hwang WT, Litzky L, Yearley JH, Tan KS, Papasavvas E, Kennedy P, Montaner L, Cengel KA, Simone CB, Culligan M, Langer C, Albelda SM, Clin Cancer Res, 2016

The optical biopsy: a novel technique for rapid intraoperative diagnosis of primary pulmonary adenocarcinomas

Kennedy GT, Okusanya OT, Keating JJ, Heitjan DD, Deshpande C, Litzky LA, Albelda SM, Drebin JA, Nie S, Low PS, Singhal S, Ann Surg, 2015

Guidelines for pathologic diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma: 2012 update of the consensus statement from the International Mesothelioma Interest Group

Husain AN, Colby T, Ordonez N, Krausz T, Attanoos R, Beasley MB, Borczuk AC, Butnor K, Cagle PT, Chirieac LR, Churg A, Dacic S, Fraire A, Galateau-Salle F, Gibbs A, Gown A, Hammar S, Litzky L, Marchevsky AM, Nicholson A, Roggli V, Travis WD, Wick M, Arch Pathol Lab Med 137(5): 647-667, 2013

Longevity of implantable devices explanted from patients having autopsy in hospitals

Zamani P, Kirkpatrick JN, Litzky LA, Verdino RJ, Am J Cardiol 110(11): 1643-1645, 2012

Small-airway obstruction and emphysema in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

McDonough JE, Yuan R, Suzuki M, Seyednejad N, Elliott WM, Sanchez PG, Wright AC, Gefter WB, Litzky L, Coxson HO, Pare PD, Sin DD, Pierce RA, Woods JC, McWilliams AM, Mayo JR, Lam SC, Cooper JD, Hogg JC, N Engl J Med 365(17): 1567-75, 2011

Pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors

Litzky, LA, Surgical Pathology Clinics, 2010

Pulmonary sarcomatous tumors.

Litzky LA, Arch Pathol Lab Med 132(): 1104-1117 , 2008, PMID:18605765

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Utility of D2-40, a novel mesothelial marker, in the diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma.

Chu AY, Litzky LA, Pasha TL, Acs G, Zhang PJ, Mod Pathol 18(): 105-110, 2005

Usual and non-specific interstitial pneumonia. Pathologic appraisal using biopsy and explant specimens.

Katzenstein A-LA, Zisman DA, Litzky LA, Nguyen BT, Kotloff RM., Am J Surg Pathol 12(): 1567-1577, 2002

The Wilms' Tumor 1 susceptibility (WT1) gene products are selectively expressed in malignant mesothelioma

Amin KM, Litzky LA, Smythe WR, Mooney AM, Morris JM, Mews DJY, Pass HI, Kari C, Rodeck U, Rauscher FJ, Kaiser LR, Albelda SM, Am J Pathol 146(): 344-356, 1995