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Michele E. Paessler, DO

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Contact Information3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Suite 5199D
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-7309
Fax: 215-590-2130

Email: paessler@email.chop.edu

Specialty Division

Hematopathology

Education

B.S. Muhlenberg College (with honors), Allentown, PA, 1993
D.O. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1997

Specialty Certification

Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology, 2004
Hematology/Hematopathology, 2004
Molecular Genetic Pathology, 2005

Postgraduate Training

Intern in Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)/Allegheny University Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA, 1997-1998
Resident in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 1998-2001
Chief Resident, Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2000-2001
Fellow, Molecular Pathology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2001-2003
Fellow, Hematopathology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2002-2003
Fellow, Molecular Genetic Pathology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2003-2004

Awards and Honors

Deans List, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, 1990-1993
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Academic Scholarship, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)/Allegheny University Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA, 1994-1997
Sigma Xi Research Award, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)/Allegheny University Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA, -1997
William Pepper Clinical Laboratory Fellow, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia PA, -2001
2001 Resident Teaching Award, Dept of Pathology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia PA, -2001
Internship Cardiology/Critical Care Award, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)/Allegheny University Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA, -1998
William F. Daiber, D.O. Memorial Cardiology Award, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)/Allegheny University Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA, -1997

Memberships and Professional Organizations

Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, 1997 - Present
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, 2000 - Present
Association of Molecular Pathology, 2001 - 2004
American Society of Hematology, 2002 - Present
Society for Pediatric Pathology, 2005 - Present
Clinical Cytometry Society, 2005 - Present
College of American Pathologists - Instrumentation Resource Committee, 2007 - Present
NAPAAC Aplastic Anemia Retrospective Analysis
Hematopathology Working Group Study, 2013 - present
Society of Hematopathology, 2015 - Present
International Society for Laboratory Hematology (ISLH), 2016 - Present

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Selected Publications

Repeated loss of target surface antigen after immunotherapy in primary mediastinal large B cell lymphoma

Yu H, Sotillo E, Harrington C, Wertheim G, Paessler M, Maude SL, Rheingold SR, Grupp SA, Thomas-Tikhonenko A, Pillai V, Am J Hematol 92(1): E11-E13, 2017, PMID:27779774

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International, evidence-based consensus diagnostic criteria for HHV-8-negative/idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease

Fajgenbaum DC1, Uldrick TS2, Bagg A3, Frank D3, Wu D4, Srkalovic G5, Simpson D6, Liu AY7, Menke D8, Chandrakasan S9, Lechowicz MJ9, Wong RS10, Pierson S, Paessler M, Rossi JF, Ide M, Ruth J, Croglio M, Suarez A, Krymskaya V, Chadburn A, Colleoni G, Nasta S, Jayanthan R, Nabel CS, Casper C, Dispenzieri A, Fosså A, Kelleher D, Kurzrock R, Voorhees P, Dogan A, Yoshizaki K, van Rhee F, Oksenhendler E, Jaffe ES, Elenitoba-Johnson KS, Lim MS, Blood, 2017, PMID:28087540

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Marked eosinophilia masking B lymphoblastic leukemia

Yu H, Wertheim G, Shankar S, Paessler M, Aplenc R, Pillai V, Am J Hematol 91(5): 543-4, 2016, PMID:26662494

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ST2 contributes to T cell hyperactivation and fatal hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in mice

Rood LE, Rao S, Paessler M, Kreiger PA, Chu N, Stelekati E, Wherry EJ, Behrens EM, Blood 127(4): 426-35, 2016, PMID:26518437

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Case study interpretation Fort Lauderdale: Case 2

Paessler M, Cytometry B Clin Cytom 88(6): 400-3, 2015, PMID:24488725

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Emergence of clonal hematopoiesis in the majority of patients with acquired aplastic anemia.

Babushok DV, Perdigones N, Perin JC, Olson TS, Ye W, Roth JJ, Lind C, Cattier C, Li Y, Hartung H, Paessler ME, Frank DM, Xie HM, Cross S, Cockroft JD, Podsakoff GM, Monos D, Biegel JA, Mason PJ, Bessler M., Cancer Genet 208(4)(): 115-28, 2015, PMID:25800665

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Dehydrated hereditary stomatocytosis masquerading as MDS.

Paessler M, Hartung H., Blood 125(11): 1841, 2015, PMID:25927085

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A 16-year-old boy with a suprasellar mass.

Tamhankar MA, Paessler ME, Kharlip JN, Shekdar KV, Burnham JM, Cole KA, J Neuroophthalmol 34(3): 295-300, 2014, PMID:25133884

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CLL/SLL diagnosed in an adolescent

Luskin M, Wertheim G, Morrissette J, Daber R, Biegel J, Wilmoth D, Kersun L, King R, Paessler M, Simon C, Aplenc R, Loren A., Pediatr Blood Cancer 61(6): 1107-10, 2014, PMID:24281971

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