Catalina Amador, M.D.

Department Affiliations
Assistant Professor
Section Medical Director, Bone Marrow Laboratory, Hematopathology Laboratory

Hematopathology, bone marrow pathology, myeloid neoplasm

Education and Training
MD, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia, 2004
Residency, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, Washington University School of Medicine,  2008 - 2011 (PGY1-PGY3)
Residency, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, Mayo Clinic,  2011 - 2012 (PGY4)
Fellowship, Surgical Pathology, Mayo Clinic, 2012 - 2013
Fellowship, Hematopathology, Northwestern University, 2013 - 2014

Notable Publications

Amador-Ortiz C., Goolsby C.L., Peterson L.C., Wolniak K.L., McLaughlin J.L., Gao J., Chen Y.H. Flow cytometric analysis of lymphoid enhancer-binding factor 1 in diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma. Am J Clin
Pathol. Feb;143(2):214-22. doi: 10.1309/AJCPT32JDFIGHFHJ. PubMed PMID: 25596247, 2015.

Roma A.A., Amador-Ortiz C., Liapis H. Significance of isolated vasculitis in the  gynecological tract: what clinicians do with the pathologic diagnosis of vasculitis? Ann Diagn Pathol. Aug;18(4):199-202. doi: 10.1016/j.anndiagpath.2014.03.008. Epub 2014 Apr 13. PubMed PMID: 24846840, 2014.

Amador-Ortiz C., Hurley M.Y., Ghahramani G.K., Frisch S., Klco J.M., Lind A.C., Nguyen T.T., Hassan A., Kreisel F.H., Frater J.L. Use of classic and novel immunohistochemical markers in the diagnosis of cutaneous myeloid sarcoma. J Cutan Pathol. Dec;38(12):945-53. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0560.2011.01809.x. PubMed PMID: 22050091, 2011.

Amador-Ortiz C., Chen L., Hassan A., Frater J.L., Burack R., Nguyen T.T., Kreisel F. Combined core needle biopsy and fine-needle aspiration with ancillary studies correlate highly with traditional techniques in the diagnosis of nodal-based lymphoma. Am J Clin Pathol. Apr;135(4):516-24. doi:
10.1309/AJCP3WZ8ZDRJQDOU. PubMed PMID: 21411774, 2011.

Amador-Ortiz C., Roma A.A., Huettner P.C., Becker N., Pfeifer J.D. JAZF1 and JJAZ1 gene fusion in primary extrauterine endometrial stromal sarcoma. Hum Pathol. Jul;42(7):939-46. doi: 10.1016/j.humpath.2010.11.001. Epub 2011 Feb 11. PubMed PMID: 21316079, 2011.

 Vij R., Ansstas G., Mosley J.C., Bryant G., Hassan A., Amador-Ortiz C., Procknow E. Efficacy and tolerability of PTK787/ZK 222584 in a phase II study of post-transplant maintenance therapy in patients with multiple myeloma following high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplant. Leuk Lymphoma. Aug;51(8):1577-9. doi: 10.3109/10428194.2010.488709. PubMed PMID: 20528249, 2010.

 Amador-Ortiz C., Dickson D.W. Neuropathology of hippocampal sclerosis. Handb Clin Neurol; 89:569-72. doi: 10.1016/S0072-9752(07)01253-5. Review. PubMed PMID: 18631779, 2008.

Dickson D.W., Josephs K.A. Amador-Ortiz C. TDP-43 in differential diagnosis of motor neuron disorders. Acta Neuropathol. 2007 Jul;114(1):71-9. Epub Jun 14. PubMed PMID: 17569066, 2007.

Amador-Ortiz C., Lin W.L., Ahmed Z., Personett D., Davies P., Duara R., Graff-Radford N.R., Hutton M.L., Dickson D.W. TDP-43 immunoreactivity in hippocampal sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease. Ann Neurol. May;61(5):435-45. PubMed PMID: 17469117; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2677204, 2007.

Amador-Ortiz C., Ahmed Z., Zehr C., Dickson D.W. Hippocampal sclerosis dementia differs from hippocampal sclerosis in frontal lobe degeneration. Acta Neuropathol. Mar;113(3):245-52. Epub 2006 Dec 30. PubMed PMID: 17195931; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1794627, 2007.

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