Undergraduate School
Southern Methodist University (1981), Biology
Medical School
UT Health Science Center McGovern Medical School (1985)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1989), Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1990), Surgical Pathology
Other Post Graduate Training
Intermountain Healthcare (2009), Health Care Delivery Improvement

Research Interest

  • General Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
  • Hospital and Pathology Administration


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Evaluation of a Novel Rule-Out Myocardial Infarction Protocol Incorporating High-Sensitivity Troponin T in a US Hospital.
Vigen R, Kutscher P, Fernandez F, Yu A, Bertulfo B, Hashim IA, Molberg K, Diercks DB, Metzger JC, Soto J, Alzubaidy D, Thibodeaux L, Joglar JA, de Lemos JA, Das SR Circulation 2018 Oct 138 18 2061-2063
Mismatch Repair Protein Expression in Endometrioid Intraepithelial Neoplasia/Atypical Hyperplasia: Should We Screen for Lynch Syndrome in Precancerous Lesions?
Lucas E, Chen H, Molberg K, Castrillon DH, Rivera Colon G, Li L, Hinson S, Thibodeaux J, Lea J, Miller DS, Zheng W Int. J. Gynecol. Pathol. 2018 Oct
Superficially invasive cervical squamous cell carcinoma metastatic to ovarian endometriotic cyst wall, a case report and brief review of the literature.
Zhang M, Lucas E, Xiong H, Liu S, Molberg K, Jiang Q, Zheng W J Ovarian Res 2018 May 11 1 44
Lung tumor in a young African American patient with sickle trait: Pieces of a puzzle.
Mir M, Parmley M, Molberg K, Hinson S, Thibodeaux J, Lucas E Cytojournal 2018 15 21
The diagnostic utility of Merkel cell polyomavirus immunohistochemistry in a fine needle aspirate of metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma of unknown primary to the pancreas.
Li L, Molberg K, Cheedella N, Thibodeaux J, Hinson S, Lucas E Diagn. Cytopathol. 2017 Aug
Significantly increased PELP1 protein expression in primary and metastatic triple-negative breast carcinoma: comparison with GATA3 expression and PELP1's potential role in triple-negative breast carcinoma.
Dang DN, Raj G, Sarode V, Molberg KH, Vadlamudi RK, Peng Y Hum. Pathol. 2015 Aug
Decreased androgen receptor expression is associated with distant metastases in patients with androgen receptor-expressing triple-negative breast carcinoma.
Sutton LM, Cao D, Sarode V, Molberg KH, Torgbe K, Haley B, Peng Y Am. J. Clin. Pathol. 2012 Oct 138 4 511-6
Predictors of invasion and axillary lymph node metastasis in patients with a core biopsy diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ: an analysis of 255 cases.
Han JS, Molberg KH, Sarode V Breast J 2011 May-Jun 17 3 223-9
Melanoma in a carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland: a case report and putative histogenesis.
Karpowicz MK, Shalmon B, Molberg KH, El-Naggar AK Human pathology 2011 Mar 1355-8
Hormone receptor status rather than HER2 status is significantly associated with increased Ki-67 and p53 expression in triple-negative breast carcinomas, and high expression of Ki-67 but not p53 is significantly associated with axillary nodal metastasis in triple-negative and high-grade non-triple-negative breast carcinomas.
Han JS, Cao D, Molberg KH, Sarode VR, Rao R, Sutton LM, Peng Y Am. J. Clin. Pathol. 2011 Feb 135 2 230-7

Honors & Awards

  • UTSW MS 2018 Class - Outstanding Teacher Award
    Sophomore Pathology Course (2015-2016)
  • UTSW MS 2017 Class - Outstanding Teacher Award
    Sophomore Pathology Course (2014-2015)
  • UTSW Excellence in Education Outstanding Teacher Award
    Sophomore Pathology Course (2012-2013)
  • UTSW Excellence in Education Outstanding Teacher Award
    Sophomore Pathology Course (2007-2008)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology (ADASP) (2007)
  • College of American Pathologists
  • Texas Society of Pathologists
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathologists