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Danielle Fortuna, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Associate Director of Surgical Pathology
Clinical Director, Histology and Gross Lab Education and Operations

Contact InformationHospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
3400 Spruce Street, 6 Founders Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283

Office: 215-615-1637
Fax: 215-349-5910

Specialty Division

Anatomic Pathology

Education

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

George McClellan Surgical Honor Society, Jefferson Medical College, 2011-2011
Hobart Armory Hare Medical 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
Distinguished Scholar Award; Department of Pathology, Anatomy, and Cell Biology; Thomas Jefferson University, 2017-2017
Excellence in Teaching Award; Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency program, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 2017-2017
The James Wheeler, MD award for excellence in Anatomic Pathology residency training; Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2020
McCabe pilot award, 2020
The Kevin E. Salhany, MD award for excellence in clinical teaching; Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania pathology department, 2021
Peter C. Nowell teaching award; Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2022
The James Wheeler, MD award for excellence in Anatomic Pathology residency training; Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2023

Memberships and Professional Organizations

Pathology Society of Philadelphia, 2007 - present
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Abstract Review Board member (Education category), 2021 - 2024
National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME); USMLE Step 1 standard setting panel, 2021 - 2021
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), 2022 - present

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Selected Publications

Initial (and incidental) diagnosis of plasma cell neoplasm in the liver and gastrointestinal tract – Lessons to be learnt from two cases and literature review

Laczkó D; Pillai V; Frank D; Fortuna D, Human Pathology Reports 28(no issue): 300638, 2022

"Are you ready to play Pathology Pyramid? An exploration of an alternative method of learning through gaming in pathology resident education"

Attaway CC, Mani M, Fortuna D, Academic Pathology 9(1): , 2022

PRIME Model for Grossing: A Introductory and Foundational Framework to Introduce Grossing and the Importance of Gross Descriptions for PGY-1 Pathology Trainees

Attaway CC; Gubbiotti M; Fortuna D, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Annual Meeting, 2022

A rare case of malignant peritoneal mesothelioma with EWSR-ATF1 fusion transcription and unusual immunophenotype

Ajelero O; Zhang PJ; Collingwood R; Fortuna D, Human Pathology 25(no issue): 200542, 2021

Are you ready to play Pathology Pyramid? A study and initiative in alternative methods of learning, teambuilding, and confidence promoting in pathology resident education

Attaway C; Mani M; Fortuna D, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Annual Meeting, 2021

The Gross-to-Scope Program for Gross Room Personnel: An Innovative Initiative for Providing Case Follow-Up and Education to “Close the Pathology Loop”

Imblum B, Stern E, Fortuna D, Academic Pathology 8(no issue): 2374289521990781, 2021

Multifocal Intramucosal Gastric Adenocarcinoma Arising in Fundic Gland Polyposis Due to Gastric Adenocarcinoma and Proximal Polyposis of the Stomach

Powers J, Sande C, Fortuna D, Katona B, The American Journal of Gastroenterology 116(1): 9, 2021

Ligation-assisted endoscopic mucosal resection for esophageal granular cell tumors is safe and effective

Kumar S; Chandrasekhara V; Kochman ML; Ahmad N; Attalla S; Ho IK; Jaffe DL; Lee PL; Panganamamula K; Saumoy M, MS; Fortuna D; Ginsberg GG, Diseases of the Esophagus 91(6): AB418-AB419, 2020

Oral Contraceptive-Induced Hepatic Sinusoidal Dilatation and Potential Implications for Living Donor Liver Transplantation: A Reason for Nonuse of Right Lobe Grafts

Stotts MJ, Wilkinson M, Goldberg DS, Fortuna D, Reddy KR, Liver Transpl. 26(5): 722-725, 2020