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

Specialty Division



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

The American Board of Pathology: Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology, 2018

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

U.S.-Brazil Bio Tech Training Consortium (USABRIO) Education Award, 2005
Winner of University of Iowa Scientific Poster Competition, 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
Lucy Balian Rorke-Adams Endowed Chair in Neuropathology, 2019
Educational Exhibit Awards Certificates of Merit, American Society of Neuroradiology for abstract entitled "What is Under the Tent? Posterior Fossa Tumors in Children, Beyond the ‘Usual Suspects’", 2021

Memberships and Professional Organizations

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

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Selected Publications

The Clinical Utility of DNA Methylation Profiling in Pediatric CNS Tumors: Comparison of Methylation Classification and Integrated Diagnosis in a Cohort of 184 Pediatric CNS Tumors

Pagliaroli, L. Xu, F. Fu, W. Cao1, K. Long, A. Viaene, A.N. Resnick, A.C. Storm, P.B. Santi, M. Li, M.M., Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), Phoenix, AZ, 2022

Diffuse Glioneuronal Tumor with Oligodendroglioma-like Features and Nuclear Clusters (DGONC) – A Novel Pediatric Brain Tumor Entity

Pai, E. Kennedy, B. Bhatti, T. Alexander, C. Santi, M. Viaene, A.N., Society for Pediatric Pathology Fall Meeting, Rochester, N.Y., 2022

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound of Brain Perfusion in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Hwang, M. Sridharan, A. Freeman, C.W. Viaene, A.N. Kilbaugh, T.J., Ultrasound Quarterly 38(3): 257-261, 2022, PMID:35221316

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A multifaceted gradient in human cerebellum of structural and functional development

Liu, X. d'Oleire Uquillas, F. Viaene, A.N. Zhen, Z. Gomez, J., Nature Neuroscience 25(9): 1129-1133, 2022, PMID:35982153

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Harboyan Syndrome: A Novel SLC4A11 Variant With Unique Genotype-Phenotype Correlation

Magan, T. Hammersmith, K.M. Viaene, A.N. Kumar, P. Eagle, R.C. Jr. Milman, T., Cornea 41(8): 1053-1057, 2022, PMID:35439766

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Novel ATXN1/ATXN1L::NUTM2A fusions identified in aggressive infant sarcomas with gene expression and methylation patterns similar to CIC-rearranged sarcoma

Xu, F.* Viaene, A.N.* Ruiz, J. Schubert, J. Wu, J. Chen, J. Cao, K. Fu, W. Bagatell, R. Fan, Z. Long, A. Pagliaroli, L. Zhong, Y. Luo, M. Kreiger, P.A. Surrey, L.F. Wertheim, G.B. Cole, K.A. Li, M.M. Santi, M. Storm, P.B., Acta Neuropathologica Communications 10(1): 102, 2022, PMID:35836290

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High-resolution neurosonographic examination of the lenticulostriate vessels in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy

Lyo, S. Tierradentro-Garcia, L.O. Viaene, A.N. Hwang, M., The British Journal of Radiology 95(1135): 20211141, 2022, PMID:35604651

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Molecular landscapes of human hippocampal immature neurons across lifespan

Zhou, Y. Su, Y. Li, S. Kennedy, B.C. Zhang, D.Y. Bond, A.M. Sun, Y. Jacob, F. Lu, L. Hu, P. Viaene, A.N. Helbig, I. Kessler, S.K. Lucas, T. Salinas, R.D. Gu, X. Chen, H.I. Wu, H. Kleinman, J.E. Hyde, T.M. Nauen, D.W. Weinberger, D.R. Ming, G.L. Song, H., Nature 607(7919): 527-533, 2022, PMID:35794479

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Novel ATXN1-NUTM2A fusions identified in two pediatric CNS “CIC-rearranged” sarcomas without CIC rearrangements

Viaene, A.N. Xu, F. Cao, K. Aldape, K. Pratt, D. Quezado, M. Abdullaev, Z. Cole, K. Li, M.M. Storm, P.B. Santi, M., American Association of Neuropathologists, 2022

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound of Brain Perfusion in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Hwang, M. Sridharan, A. Freeman, C.W. Viaene, A.N. Freeman, C.W. Kilbaugh, T., Annual Integrative Ultrasound Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2022