Surgical Pathology Fellow

Education  
2021-Present Surgical Pathology Fellow, Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
2017-2021 Anatomic and clinical Pathology Residency, Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
2012-2017 MD, Ponce Health Sciences University, Ponce, PR
2010-2012 BS, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Honors and Awards

2019 Outstanding Resident Clinical Pathology Poster Award, Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
2008-2012 Dean's List, College of Natural Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, PR
2009 National Society of Collegiate Scholars, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, PR

Research Projects
2019- Present: Determining the functionality and reproducibility of GPR18 immunostain in the placental tissue using the QuPath open source software for digital pathology image analysis.

2018-Present: False positive troponin in iSTATS due to inappropriate blood draws.

2018- Present: Assessing Hospital Capacity for Complex Data Analysis in Stage IV Colorectal Cancer Patients via Chart Review.

2018- Present: Use of MUC5AC as a marker for lung and colonic cancer metastasis to brain.

2018- Present: Use of MUC5AC as a marker for lung and colonic cancer metastasis to brain.

Presentations
Rodriguez Vazquez J, Santiago A. Malakoplakia with multisystem involvement. University of Nebraska Medical Center. Published June 3, 2020. Radiopaedia.org. RID: 77886.

Rodriguez-Vazquez J, Pietrok A, Santiago A, Cramer J. Isolated Tracheal Amyloidosis. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Case Collection. University of Nebraska Medical Center. In progress, last update January 2021.

Hein AL, Mukherjee M, Cox J, Santiago Pintado A, Molani MA, Talmon GA, Hanson C, Natarajan SK, Van Ormer M, Thompson M, Thoene M, Lyden E, Nordgren L, Akhter A, Anderson-Berry A, Yuil-Valdes A. QuPath digital immunohistochemical analysis of placental tissue. University of Nebraska Medical Center. Submitted for publication to the Journal of Pathology Informatics January 2021.