Lea Surrey, MD

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
Divisions of Anatomic Pathology and Genomic Diagnostics
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Office: 267-331-1375


BA (Biology), Cornell University, 2005
MD Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 2010

Specialty Certification

Diplomate in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology, 2014
Diplomate in Pediatric Pathology, American Board of Pathology, 2015
Diplomate in Molecular Genetic Pathology, American Board of Pathology and American Board of Medical Genetics, 2016

Postgraduate Training

Student Fellow in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2008-2009
Resident in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2010-2014
Fellow in Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 2014-2015
Fellow in Molecular Genetic Pathology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2015-2016

Awards and Honors

Diamond State Merit Scholarship, 2001-2005
Dean’s List, Cornell University, 2001-2005
National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Cornell University, 2003
Golden Key International Honor Society, Cornell University, 2003
Howard Hughes Research Scholarship, Cornell University, 2004
Phi Beta Kappa, Cornell University, 2005
Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2010
Jesse H. Frank M.D. Prize in Pathology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2010
Gordon F. Vawter Pathologist-in-Training Award, Society for Pediatric Pathology, 2015
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute Women in STEM, 2022

Memberships and Professional Organizations

College of American Pathologists,, 2011 - Present
United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology, 2011 - Present
Association for Molecular Pathology, 2015 - Present
Society for Pediatric Pathology, 2015 - Present
Cancer Genomics Consortium, 2020 - Present

Web Links

Selected Publications

The Genomic Era of Clinical Oncology: Integrated Genomic Analysis for Precision Cancer Care

Surrey LF, Luo M, Chang F, Li MM, Cytogenetic and Genome Research 150(3-4): 162-175, 2016, PMID:28002823

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Prevalence and characterization of fibrosis in surveillance liver biopsies of patients with Fontan circulation

Surrey LF, Russo P, Rychik J, Goldberg DJ, Dodds K, O'Byrne ML, Glatz AC, Rand EB, Lin HC., Human Pathology 57(): 106-115, 2016, PMID:27476041

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Life-threatening NLRC4-associated hyperinflammation successfully treated with Interleukin-18 inhibition

Canna SW, Girard C, Malle L, de Jesus A, Romberg N, Kelsen K, Surrey LF, Russo P, Sleight A, Schiffrin E, Gabay C, Goldbach-Mansky R, and Behrens EM, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 139(5): 1698-1701, 2017, PMID:27876626

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Hypoplastic left heart syndrome and the nutmeg lung pattern in utero: a cause and effect relationship or prognostic indicator?

Saul D, Degenhardt K, Iyoob SD, Surrey LF, Johnson AM, Johnson MP, Rychik J, Victoria T, Pediatric Radiology 64(4): 483-489, 2016, PMID:26691156

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Severe Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis in a Crohn's Disease Patient Treated with Infliximab and Adalimumab

Muir A, Surrey L, Kriegermeier A, Shaikhkalil A, Piccoli DA, American Journal of Gastroenterology 111(3): 437-8, 2016, PMID:27018120

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High-risk oncogenic HPV genotype infection associates with increased immune activation and T cell exhaustion in ART-suppressed HIV-1-infected women

Papasavvas E, Surrey LF, Glencross DK, Azzoni L, Joseph J, Omar T, Feldman MD, Williamson AL, Siminya M, Swarts A, Yin X, Liu Q, Firnhaber C, Montaner LJ, OncoImmunology 5(5): e1128612, 2016, PMID:27467943

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Retroperitoneal dedifferentiated liposarcoma lacking MDM2 amplification in a patient with a germ line CHEK2 mutation

Sadri N, Surrey LF, Fraker DL, Zhang PJ, Virchows Archive 464(4): 505-9, 2014, PMID:24595525

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Ectopic Functioning Adrenocortical Oncocytic Adenoma (Oncocytoma) with Myelolipoma Causing Virilization

Surrey LF, Thaker AA, Zhang PJ, Karakousis G, Feldman MD, Case Reports in Pathology 2012(): 326418, 2012, PMID:23094172

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