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Assistant Professor Director of Surgical Pathology Fellowship

Research Interests

Dr. Johnson’s clinical work centers on diagnostic surgical pathology, and he has subspecialty interests in head and neck, thoracic, and urologic pathology. His research interests encompass cancer diagnostics and quality assurance in surgical pathology, as well as the study of molecular biomarkers in leukemias and lymphomas.

Selected Publications

Johnson SM, Samulski TD, O’Connor, SM, Smith SV, Funkhouser WK, Broaddus RR, Calhoun BC. “Clinical and Financial Implications of Second-Opinion Surgical Pathology Review.” Am J Clin Pathol. 2021 Sep 8;156(4):559-568. doi: 10.1093/ajcp/aqaa263. PMID: 33769453.

Richardson DR, Swoboda DM, Moore DT, Johnson SM, Chan O, Galeotti J, Esparza S, Hussaini MO, Foster MC, Coombs CC, Montgomery ND, Sallman DA, Zeidner JF. “ASXL1mutSRSF2mut acute myeloid leukemia: a rare but distinct subpopulation with dismal outcomes.” Am J Hematol. 2021 Apr 1;96(4):462-470. PMID: 33502020.

Johnson SM, Khararjian A, Legesse T, Khani F, Robinson B, Epstein J, Wobker SE. “The nested variant of urothelial carcinoma is a luminal bladder tumor with distinct co-expression of the basal marker cytokeratin 5/6.” Am J Clin Pathol. 2021 Mar 15;155(4):588-596. PMID: 33118597.

Johnson SM, McGinty KA, Hayashi PH, Sasatomi E. “Large cell change in a small liver: a histological clue to short telomere syndromes?” Hepatology. 2020 Dec;72(6):2231-2234. PMID: 32294263.

Manocha U, Kardos J, Selitsky S, Zhou M, Johnson SM, Breslauer C, Epstein JI, Kim WY, Wobker SE. “RNA expression profiling of lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the bladder reveals a basal-like phenotype.” Am J Pathol. 2020 Jan;190(1):134-144. PMID: 31610173.

Johnson SM, JP Vanleer, O’Connor S, Maygarden S. “Current Procedural Terminology® coding in an academic breast pathology service: an illustration of the undervaluation of breast pathology.” Am J Surg Pathol. 2019 Nov;43(11):1510-1517. PMID: 31385852.

Johnson SM, Richardson DR, Galeotti J, Esparza S, Fedoriw Y, Weck KE, Foster MC, Coombs CC, Zeidner JF, Montgomery ND. “Acute myeloid leukemia with co-mutated ASXL1 and SRSF2 exhibits monocytic differentiation and has a mutational profile overlapping with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia.” Hemasphere. 2019 Sep 11;3(5):e292. PMID: 31942545.

Johnson SM, Umakanthan JM, Yuan J, Fedoriw Y, Gregory Bociek R, Kaiser-Rogers K, Sanmann JN, Montgomery ND. “Lymphomas with pseudo-double hit BCL6-MYC translocations due to t(3;8)(q27;q24) are associated with a germinal center immunophenotype, extranodal involvement, and frequent BCL2 translocations.” Hum Pathol. 2018 Oct;80:192-200. PMID: 29902576.

List of publications from PubMed

Steven Johnson, MD
  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine