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

Winner of University of Iowa Scientific Poster Competition, 2005
U.S.-Brazil Bio Tech Training Consortium (USABRIO) Education Award, 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
Selected to teach Clinical Pathophysiology and Therapeutics (awarded only to top 25 graduating medical students), University of Chicago, 2013
Winner of the Naomi Ragins-Goldsmith Career Development Award, 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

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

Can Ultrasound-Guided Xenon Delivery Provide Neuroprotection in Traumatic Brain Injury?

Hwang, M. Chattaraj, R. Sridharan, A. Shin, S.S. Viaene, A.N. Haddad, S. Khrichenko, D. Sehgal, C. Lee, D. Kilbaugh, T.J., Neurotrauma Reports 3(1): 97-104, 2022, PMID:35317306

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A Practical Approach to the Evaluation and Diagnosis of Pediatric CNS Tumors

Cotter, J.A. Viaene, A.N. Santi. M. Hawkins, C. Judkins, A.R., Pediatric and Developmental Pathology 25(1): 6-9, 2022, PMID:33872110

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Classic MELAS (type I) versus Atypical MELAS (type II)

Alves, C. Zandifar, A. Peterson, J. Ganetzky, R. Viaene, A.N. Goldstein, A. Vossough, A., American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology, 2022

Ependymal Tumors

Santi, M. Viaene, A.N. Hawkins, C., Pediatric and Developmental Pathology 25(1): 59-67, 2022, PMID:35168420

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Pediatric Glial Tumors

Viaene, A.N. Santi, M. Hawkins, C., Pediatric and Developmental Pathology 25(1): 46-58, 2022, PMID:33872106

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Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound of Brain Perfusion in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Hwang, M. Sridharan, A. Freeman, C.W. Viaene, A.N. Kilbaugh, T.J., Ultrasound Quarterly, 2022, PMID:35221316

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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, 2022, PMID:35604651

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Deficits in seizure threshold and other behaviors in adult mice without gross neuroanatomic injury after late gestation transient prenatal hypoxia

Cristancho, A.G Gadra, E.C. Samba, I.M. Zhao, C. Ouyang, M. Magnitsky, S. Huang, H. Viaene, A.N. Anderson, S.A. Marsh, E.D., Developmental Neuroscience, 2022, PMID:35279653

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