Caitlin Alexander, MD, MPH

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

Contact InformationChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Division of Anatomic Pathology
5th Floor Main Building - Room 5NW28
Philadelphia, PA, 19104


B.A. (Theatre), University of Missouri, 2009
B.S. (Biology), University of Missouri, 2009
M.P.H. (Health Promotion and Policy), University of Missouri, 2011
M.D. (Medicine), Columbia University, 2016

Specialty Certification

American Board of Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 2020
American Board of Pathology, Pediatric Pathology, 2021

Postgraduate Training

Resident in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 2016-2020
Fellowship, Pediatric Pathology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2020-2021

Awards and Honors

Karl Perzin Excellence in Pathology Award, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2013
Society of 67 Open Access Award, Association of Pathology Chairs, 2019
Resident Education Certificate, Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2020

Memberships and Professional Organizations

College of American Pathologists, 2016 - Present
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, 2017 - Present
Society for Pediatric Pathology (Education Committee, 2021-present), 2020 - Present

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Selected Publications

Liver biopsy leads to serendipitous diagnosis of glycogen storage disease type IX in a patient with fontan-associated liver disease

Hyer E, Alexander C, Rand EB, Diamond T, JPGN Reports 4(4): e377, 2023

Expanding the reproductive organ phenotype of CHD7-spectrum disorder

Nomakuchi TT, Danowitz M, Stewart B, Leonard J, Izumi K, Krantz I, Kolon TF, Langdon D, Skraban C, Van Batavia J, Zackai E, Jiao K, Linn R, Alexander C, Zaontz M, Vogiatzi MG, Pyle LC, Am J Med Genet 191(5): 1418-1424, 2023, PMID:36794641

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Novel method to biopsy aneurysmal bone cysts in children

Gaballah M, Worede F, Alexander C, Arkader A, Cahill AM, Acord MR, Skeletal Radiol, 2023, PMID:37191930

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Alexander C, Society for Pediatric Pathology Slide Survey Online 23-03(): , 2023

Bizarre chorionic-type trophoblast in second-trimester and third-trimester placentas: clinicopathologic characterization of a placental pseudoneoplastic lesion

Murdock TA, Varghese A, Xing D, Schoolmeester JK, Alexander C, Baergen RN, Dahoud W, Hopkins MR, Askin F, Vang R, Am J Surg Pathol 46(2): 258-267, 2022, PMID:34799484

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Pulmonary venous occlusive disease

Alexander C, Society for Pediatric Pathology Slide Survey Online 22-12(): , 2022

Epithelioid hemangioma

Kurpiel B, Alexander C, Society for Pediatric Pathology Slide Survey Online 22-03(): , 2022

Epstein-Barr associated smooth muscle tumor

Alexander C, Gilani A, Society for Pediatric Pathology Slide Survey Online 21-07(): , 2021

HPV-ISH-negative invasive cervical squamous cell carcinoma: histologic and Pap test results.

Alexander C, White M, Malecki Z, Rodriguez EF, Acta Cytol 63(5): 417-423, 2019

Confusion following treatment of ovarian cancer.

Wills B, Fan Q, Alexander C, Bailey CR, Gelber AC, Am J Med 132(7): e610-e6611, 2019