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Kwun Wah Wen, MD, PhD

Research and Clinical Interests

My clinical activities focus on hematopathology and liver/gastrointestinal surgical pathology. My research interests are in leukemia/lymphoma and liver/GI/pancreatobiliary pathology.

Selected Publications

  • Wen KW, Rabinovitch PS, Wang D, Huang D, Mattis AN, Choi WT. Utility of DNA Flow Cytometric Analysis of Paraffin-Embedded Tissue in the Risk Stratification and Management of "Indefinite for Dysplasia" in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. J Crohns Colitis. 2018 Nov 13. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjy193.
  • Wen KW, Rabinovitch PS, Huang D, Mattis AN, Lauwers GY, Choi WT. Use of DNA flow cytometry in the diagnosis, risk stratification, and management of gastric epithelial dysplasia. Mod Pathol. 2018 Oct;31(10):1578-1587.
  • Wen KW, Grenert JP, Joseph NM, Shafizadeh N, Huang A, Hosseini M, and Kakar S. Genomic profile of appendiceal goblet cell carcinoid is distinct compared to appendiceal neuroendocrine tumor and conventional adenocarcinoma. Hum Pathol. 2018 Jul;77:166-174.
  • Bhavanasi D*, Wen KW*, Liu X, Vergez F, Danet-Desnoyers G, Carroll M, Huang J, and Klein PS. Signaling mechanisms that regulate ex vivo survival of human acute myeloid leukemia initiating cells. Blood Cancer J. 2017 Nov 30;7(12):636. * shared authorship
  • Wen KW and Gill RM. Immature Terminal Deoxynucleotidyl Transferase Positive B Cells are Detected in a Subset of Adult and Pediatric Liver Biopsies. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2017 Sep 29. doi: 10.1097/PAI.
  • Wen KW, Hale G, Shafizadeh N, Huang A, Hosseini M, and Kakar S. Appendiceal goblet cell carcinoid: common errors in staging and clinical interpretation with a proposal for an improved terminology. Hum Pathol. 2017 July;65:187-193.
  • Wen KW and Damania B. Hsp90 and Hsp40/Erdj3 are required for the expression and function of KSHV K1. Oncogene. 2010 Jun 17;29(24):3532-44.
  • Wen KW and Damania B. KSHV: Molecular biology and oncogenesis. Cancer Lett. 2010 Mar 28;289(2):140-150.
  • Wen KW, Dittmer DP, Damania B. Disruption of LANA in rhesus rhadinovirus generates a highly lytic recombinant virus. Journal of Virology. 2009 Oct;83(19):9786-802.

Additional Information

Kwun Wah Wen, MD, PhD
  • Assistant Professor
  • Pathology
  • Division: Surgical Pathology

Specialty Areas

  • Hematopathology
  • Liver and GI Pathology

Contact Information

Mailing/Shipping Address:

  • UCSF
  • Kwun Wah Wen, MD, PhD
  • Pathology, Box 0102
  • 505 Parnassus Avenue, Room M551
  • San Francisco, CA 94143

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Moffitt-Long
  • Mission Bay
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