Joseph Rohr, MD, PhD

Education  
2022 Fellowship, Hematopathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA (expected)
2018-Present Resident, Department of Pathology and Microbiology Anatomic and Clinical Pathology  Residency, University of Nebraska Medical Center

2018

MD, PhD, University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, NE

2011

B.A., Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

2011

BS, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

Year

 Honor/Award

2021

40 Under Forty, American Society for Clinical Pathology

2020

Society of ’67 Award, Association of Pathology Chairs

2019

Foundation Translational Diagnostics Award, College of American Pathologists

2018

Jerald R. Schenken, M.D., Outstanding Achievement in Pathology and Microbiology Award

2018

John F. Morrison, PhD Mentoring Student Award (for mentorship in the UNMC MD/PhD Scholars Program)

2017

Honorarium, Pawnee County memorial Foundation, Pawnee City, NE

2014

First-place honorarium, Cedars-Sinai Graduate Symposium, Los Angeles, CA

Teaching  
2020-Present
  • UNMC College of Allied Health Professionals
    • Biology of Disease (BOD) course: cardiac physiology, cardiac and lipid clinical chemistry
2018-Present
  • UNMC High School Alliance – Pathology course
    • Guest lecturer
  • UNMC medical school – GI core
    • Composed and reviewed content
    • Organize volunteer faculty and medical students
    • Run small-group activities
    • Composed post-activity surveys
  • UNMC medical school – pathology units
    • Gross and microscopic pathology labs
  • uBEATS (UNMC educational e-module development)
    • Content reviewer
   

ABSTRACTS AND PRESENTATIONS

Joseph Rohr, Maheswari Mukherjee, Amber Donnelly, Sarah Sprinkle, Ernesto Martinez Duarte, Ana Yuil Valdes. Successful Integration of Thyroid Cytopathology and Surgical Pathology Education in an e-module Format. American Society for Cytopathology annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV, November 2021 (expected).

Ahmad Alshomrani, Joseph Rohr, Matthew Carda, Benjamin Swanson, Kirk Foster, Archana Kanteti, Ashley Hein, Stanley Radio. A Sticky Issue: Thrombotic Phenomena Amidst Autopsy Findings in Fatal Cases of COVID-19. Video and abstract, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting (virtual meeting), March 2021.

Joseph Rohr, Samuel Pirruccello, Alina Sofronescu. Spuriously elevated cardiac troponins: a puzzling case.  Oral presentation, Nebraska Association of Pathologists Fall Annual Meeting (virtual meeting), November 2020.

Joseph Rohr, Sameer Mirza, Vimla Band, Subodh Lele. Ecdysoneless is a useful adjunct in distinguishing in situ and invasive squamous cervical carcinomas from benign mimickers.  Abstract, College of American Pathologists Annual Meeting (virtual meeting), October 2020.

Joseph Rohr, Samuel Pirruccello, Alina Sofronescu. Elevated cardiac troponin in the setting of periodic symptomatology: a case report.  Poster presentation, American Society of Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting (virtual meeting), September 2020.

Joseph Rohr, Shuangping Guo, Jiandong Huo, Alyssa Bouska, Cynthia Lachel, Yuping Li, Peter D. Simone, Weiwei Zhang, Qiang Gong, Chao Wang, Andrew Cannon, Tayla Heavican, Anja Mottok, Stacy Hung, Andreas Rosenwald, Randy Gascoyne, Kai Fu, Timothy C. Greiner, Dennis D. Weisenburger, Julie M. Vose, Louis M. Staudt, Wenming Xiao, Gloria E. O. Borgstahl, Simon Davis, Christian Steidl, Timothy McKeithan, Javeed Iqbal, Wing C. Chan. Recurrent activating mutations of CD28 in peripheral T-cell lymphomas.  National Graduate Student Symposium, St. Jude Medical Center, Memphis, TN, March 2016.  Oral presentation and poster.

Joseph Rohr, Shuangping Guo, Dongdong Hu, Alyssa Bouska, Randy D. Gascoyne, Andreas Rosenwald, , Peter Simone, Weiwei Zhang, Wenming Xiao, Chao Wang, Kai Fu, Timothy C. Greiner, Dennis D. Weisenburger, Julie Vose, Louis Staudt, Francoise Berger, Gloria Borgstahl, Simon Davis, Timothy McKeithan, Javeed Iqbal, Wing C Chan. CD28 mutations in peripheral T-cell lymphomagenesis and cancer progression.  Poster presentation, American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2014.

Joseph Rohr, Shuangping Guo, Dongdong Hu, Alyssa Bouska, Peter Simone, Chao Wang, Julie Vose, Randy Gascoyne, Andreas Rosenwald, Gloria Borgstahl, Timothy McKeithan, Javeed Iqbal, Wing C Chan.  CD28 mutations in peripheral T-cell lymphomagenesis and cancer progression.  Oral presentation, Regional Meeting - West, American Society of Physician Scientists, Los Angeles, CA, November 2014.

Joseph Rohr, Shuangping Guo, Dongdong Hu, Alyssa Bouska, Peter Simone, Chao Wang, Julie Vose, Randy Gascoyne, Andreas Rosenwald, Gloria Borgstahl, Timothy McKeithan, Javeed Iqbal, Wing C Chan.  CD28 mutations in peripheral T-cell lymphomagenesis and cancer progression.  Oral presentation, Cedars-Sinai Graduate Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, October 2014.

 Joseph Rohr, Shuangping Guo, Dongdong Hu, Alyssa Bouska, Peter Simone, Chao Wang, Julie Vose, Randy Gascoyne, Andreas Rosenwald, Gloria Borgstahl, Timothy McKeithan, Javeed Iqbal, Wing C Chan.  CD28 mutations in peripheral T-cell lymphomagenesis and cancer progression.  Poster presentation, National MD/PhD Conference, Keystone, CO, July 2014.

Shuangping Guo, Can Kucuk, Javeed Iqbal, Joseph Rohr, Chengfeng Bi, Chao Wang, Louis Staudt, Timothy McKeithan, Wing C Chan.  Novel Fusion Transcripts Identified in Angioimmunoblastic T Cell Lymphoma.  Abstract; United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Baltimore, MD March 2013.

Joseph Rohr, Chao Liu, YiPing Chen. Persistent epithelial Wnt canonical signaling results in ectopic ossification in the craniofacial skeleton and secondary malformation of the temporomandibular joint.  Poster presentation, Tulane University Undergraduate Poster Competition, April 2011.  Second place award.

PUBLICATIONS

J Rohr, K Lecci, J Mott, F Rochling. Evaluation of an EMR-based Medical Education Modality in Pre-clinical Medical Education. In preparation.

Shirong Ma , Danhui Zhao, Yixiong Liu, Joseph Rohr, Fan Zhang, Ying Ma, Li Gong, Huijuan Shi, Yingmei Wang, Linni Fan, Junhui Qin, Zhe Wang, Shuangping Guo. Some Pleomorphic Adenomas of the Breast Share PLAG1 Rearrangements with the Analogous Tumor of the Salivary Glands.  Accepted, Histopathol.

Joseph Rohr, Carmelita Alvares, Hanna Niebur, Sachit Patel, Danita Velasco, Samuel Pirruccello. Partial recapitulation of prenatal immune constitution postnatally in a patient with congenital hair hypoplasia-anauxetic dysplasia spectrum disorder (CHH-AD). Cytometry Part B: Clinical Cytometry, 2021 May 6;epub ahead of print. PMID: 33956393.

Shuangping Guo, Yingmei Wang, Joseph Rohr, Li Shang, Jing Ma. p63 expression is associated with high histological grade, aberrant p53 expression and TP53 mutation in HER2-positive breast carcinoma. J Clin Pathol 2020 Sept 1;epub ahead of print. PMID: 32873702.

Yu K, Rohr J, Liu Y, Li M, Xu J, Wang K, Chai J, Zhao D, Liu Y, Ma J, Fan L, Wang Z, Guo S. Progress in triple negative breast carcinoma pathophysiology: Potential therapeutic targets. Pathol Res Pract. 2020 Apr;216(4):152874. PMID: 32088086.

J Rohr, K Spears, J Geske, B Khandalavala, M Lacey. Utilization of Health Care Resources by the Amish of a Rural County in Nebraska.  Journal of Community Health. 2019 Dec;44(6):1090-1097. PMID: 31267294.

A Wolf*, J Rohr*, C Amador, L Starr, J Hoyer, J Ford. Hb Gibbon [β124(H2)Pro→Thr (HBB: c.373C>A, p.P125T)], an Asymptomatic Novel Hemoglobin Variant Detected by Newborn Screening. Hemoglobin. 2019 May;43(3):207-209. PMID: 31387435 *co-first authors

J Rohr, M Eidem, S Lele. First report of Sarcina ventriculi in a pyloric and duodenal brushing specimen. Cytopathology 2019 Sep;30(5):563-564. PMID: 31148297.

Guo S, Bai Q, Rohr J, Wang Y, Liu Y, Zhang X, Wang Z. Clinicopathological features of primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the central nervous system - strong EZH2 expression implying diagnostic and therapeutic implication. APMIS. 2016 Nov;124(12): 1054-1062. PMID: 27807891.

Gong Q, Wang C, Rohr J, Feldman AL, Chan WC, McKeithan TW. Comment on: Frequent CTLA4-CD28 gene fusion in diverse types of T-cell lymphoma, by Yoo et al. Haematologica. 2016 Jun;101(6):e269-70. PMID: 27252516.

Rohr J, Guo S, Huo J, Bouska A, Lachel C, Li Y, Simone PD, Zhang W, Gong Q, Wang C, Cannon A, Heavican T, Mottok A, Hung S, Rosenwald A, Gascoyne R, Fu K, Greiner TC, Weisenburger DD, Vose JM, Staudt LM, Xiao W, Borgstahl GE, Davis S, Steidl C, McKeithan T, Iqbal J, Chan WC. Recurrent activating mutations of CD28 in peripheral T-cell lymphomas. Leukemia. 2016 May;30(5):1062-70. PMID: 26719098.

Shuangping Guo, Yingmei Wang, Joseph Rohr, Chaoliang Fan, Lu Wang, Xia Li, Zhe Wang. Solid papillary carcinoma of the breast: A special entity needs to be distinguished from conventional invasive carcinoma avoiding over-treatment. Breast 2016 Apr;26:67-72. PMID: 27017244.

Guo S, Li X, Rohr J, Wang Y, Ma S, Chen P, Wang Z. EZH2 overexpression in different immunophenotypes of breast carcinoma and association with clinicopathologic features. Diagn Pathol. 2016 Apr 26;11:41. PMID: 27113214.

Shuangping Guo, Chaoliang Fan, Joseph Rohr, Qinlong Li, Xia Li, Yixiong Liu, Shirong Ma, Zhe Wang. A clinicopathologic study of paragangliomas of the urinary bladder.  Histol Histopathol. 2016 Mar 10:11751. PMID: 26961168.

Javeed Iqbal, Hina Naushad, Chengfeng Bi, Jiayu Yu, Alyssa Bouska, Joseph Rohr, Wang Chao, Kai Fu, Wing C. Chan, Julie M. Vose. Genomic signatures in B-cell lymphoma: how can these improve precision in diagnosis and inform prognosis?  Blood Rev. 2016 Mar;30(2):73-88. PMID: 26432520.

Iqbal J, Wilcox R, Naushad H, Rohr J, Heavican TB, Wang C, Bouska A, Fu K, Chan WC, Vose JM. Genomic signatures in T-cell lymphoma: How can these improve precision in diagnosis and inform prognosis? Blood Rev. 2016 Mar;30(2):89-100. PMID: 26319391.

Joseph Rohr, Heidi Kaschke, Jamie Bird, Ashlie Nelson, Geoffrey Talmon. Teaching high school students about pathology: development of a secondary school-focused enrichment course in pathology and physiology. Am J Clin Path 2016 Feb. 145(5):617-21. PMID: 27124933.

Wang C, McKeithan TW, Gong Q, Zhang W, Bouska A, Rosenwald A, Gascoyne RD, Wu X, Wang J, Muhammad Z, Jiang B, Rohr J, Cannon A, Steidl C, Fu K, Li Y, Hung S, Weisenburger DD, Greiner TC, Smith L, Ott G, Rogan EG, Staudt LM, Vose J, Iqbal J, Chan WC. IDH2R172 mutations define a unique subgroup of patients with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma. Blood. 2015 Oct 8;126(15):1741-52. PMID: 26268241.

Javeed Iqbal, Yulei Shen, Xin Huang, Yanyan Liu, Laura Wake, Cuiling Liu, Karen Deffenbacher, Cynthia Lachel, Chao Wang, Joseph Rohr, Shuangping Guo, Lynette M. Smith, George Wright, Sharathkumar Bhagavathi, Karen Dybkaer, Kai Fu, Timothy C. Greiner, Julie M. Vose, Elaine Jaffe, Lisa Rimsza, Andreas Rosenwald, German Ott, Jan Delabie, Elias Campo, Rita M. Braziel, James R. Cook, Raymond R. Tubbs, James O. Armitage, Dennis D. Weisenburger, Louis M. Staudt, Randy D. Gascoyne, Timothy W. McKeithan, and Wing C. Chan. Global microRNA expression profiling uncovers molecular markers for classification and prognosis in aggressive B-cell lymphoma.  Blood. 2015 Feb 12;125(7):1137-45. PMID: 25498913.

Guo S, Yan Q, Rohr J, Wang Y, Fan L, Wang Z. Erdheim-Chester disease involving the breast – a rare but important differential diagnosis. Human Pathology (2015) 46(1):159–164. PMID: 25454479.

Ying Wang, Chao Liu, Joseph Rohr, Hongbing Liu, Fenglei He, Jian Yu, Cheng Sun, Lu Li, Shuping Gu, and YiPing Chen. Tissue interaction is required for glenoid fossa development during temporomandibular joint formation. Dev Dyn. 2011 November; 240(11): 2466–2473. PMID: 21953591.

Joseph Rohr. Persistent epithelial Wnt canonical signaling results in ectopic ossification in the craniofacial skeleton and secondary malformation of the temporomandibular joint.  Senior Honors Thesis, May 2011.

CAREER INTERESTS
Hematopathology

HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
Running, hiking, gardening, playing with my daughters

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