Biography

Elizabeth M. Kurian, M.D., received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, followed by a combined anatomic and clinical pathology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Kurian gained expertise in cytopathology through the fellowship program at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Before coming to UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Kurian spent three years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. While there, she completed the institution’s first Junior Faculty Development Program and served as an Associate Course Director for Cancer Concepts, an introductory first-year medical school course.

Her translational research interests include using automation for cytologic evaluation, and applications of immunohistochemistry or molecular testing using cytology or small biopsies for diagnosis or prognostic utility. She is an editorial member of the American Society of Cytopathology's ASC Bulletin, as well as a reviewer for Diagnostic Cytopathology and CytoJournal.

Dr. Kurian's primary clinical focus is cytopathology with expertise in immediate rapid interpretation and performance of fine needle aspiration, plus general surgical pathology with an interest in thyroid pathology.

Education

Medical School
UT Health Science Center McGovern Medical School (2004)
Residency
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2008), Pathology
Fellowship
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center (2009), Cytopathology

Publications

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Post-irradiation angiosarcoma of the breast.
Kurian E, Yeh I Vol36 (6)
Lung Nodule with Increasing Fluorodeoxyglucose Uptake in a Patient with a History of Lung Carcinoma and Talc Pleurodesis Evaluated by EBUS-TBNA On-Site Assessment.
Kurian EM Acta Cytol. 2017 Jan 61 1 84-86
Pleural fluid extramedullary hematopoiesis case report with review of the literature.
Koch M, Kurian EM Diagn. Cytopathol. 2015 Nov
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis diagnosed by effusion cytology: A case report.
Rivera G, Gokaslan T, Kurian EM J Cytol 2015 Oct-Dec 32 4 287-9
Recognizing the Limitations and Pitfalls of Cytology for Anaplastic Carcinoma within Hürthle Cell (Oncocytic) Carcinomas
Timothy E. Richardson, DO, PhD, Shirley Yan, MD and Elizabeth M. Kurian, MD J Clin Anat Pathol 2015 2 102 1-5
Cytology specimens offer an effective alternative to formalin-fixed tissue as demonstrated by novel automated detection for ALK break-apart FISH testing and immunohistochemistry in lung adenocarcinoma.
Rosenblum F, Hutchinson LM, Garver J, Woda B, Cosar E, Kurian EM Cancer Cytopathol 2014 Aug
Central portalization correlates with fibrosis but not with risk factors for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in steatotic chronic hepatitis C.
Lee H, Ainechi S, Dresser K, Kurian EM Int J Hepatol 2014 2014 329297
Alcohol and formalin-fixed cytology specimens offer an effective alternative to formalin-fixed tissue for ALK break-apart FISH testing in lung adenocarcinoma.
Rosenblum F, Garver J, Cosar E, Hutchinson L and Kurian EM Modern Pathology 2013
DNA qulitative and quantitative comparison of alcohol fixed cytology versus formalin fixed tissue for PCR detection of KRAS, EGFR and BRAF.
Rosenblum F, Tomaszewics K, St. Cyr M, Fischer A, Cosar EF, Kurian EM, Hutchinson L. Modern Pathology 2013

Books

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The effect of menopause hormone therapy on breast atrophy in post-menopausal women.. In Inoue Y, Wantanabe K. Adverse Effects of Steroids.

Kurian E, Lavrovskaya, Blankenship J, Yeh I (2008). Nova Publishers

Cancer Biology.. In In: Pieters RS, Liebmann J. Cancer Concepts: A Guidebook for the Non-Oncologist.

Bombagh M. Hughes S, Kurian E. (Accepted for publication.). India, Myles View Publishing.

The Pathology of Cancer.. In In: Pieters RS, Liebmann J. Cancer Concepts: A Guidebook for the Non-Oncologist.

Ok CY, Woda B, Kurian E. (Accepted for publication.). India, Myles View Publishing.

Ocular Melanoma and Orbital tumors.. In In: Pieters RS, Liebmann J. Cancer Concepts: A Guidebook for the Non-Oncologist.

Migliori M, Kurian E. (Accepted for publication.). India, Myles View Publishing.

Colorectal Cancer. In In: Pieters RS, Liebmann J. Cancer Concepts: A Guidebook for the Non-Oncologist.

Sturrock PR, Liebmann J, Kurian E. (Accepted for publication). India, Myles View Publishing

Breast Cancer. In In: Pieters RS, Liebmann J. Cancer Concepts: A Guidebook for the Non-Oncologist.

Cicchetti MG, Kurian E. (Accepted for publication.). India, Myles View Publisiong.

The Pathology of Cancer.. In In: Pieters RS, Liebmann J. Cancer Concepts: A Guidebook for the Non-Oncologist.

Woda B, Liebmann J, Kurian E. (Accepted for publication.). India, Myles View Publishing.

Approach to Thyroid Nodule. In In: Toy E.C., Uthman M.O. Case File in Pathology

Kurian EM. (2005). New York, McGraw Hill

Approach to Temporal Arteritis.. In In: Toy E.C., Uthman M.O. Case File in Pathology

Kurian EM. (2005). New York, McGraw Hill