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

Prevalence and prognostic significance of PD-L1, TIM-3 and B7-H3 expression in endometrial serous carcinoma.
Chen H, Molberg K, Carrick K, Niu S, Rivera Colon G, Gwin K, Lewis C, Zheng W, Castrillon DH, Lucas E, Mod Pathol 2022 Jul
Morules but Not Squamous Differentiation are a Reliable Indicator of CTNNB1 (?-catenin) Mutations in Endometrial Carcinoma and Precancers.
Niu S, Lucas E, Molberg K, Strickland A, Wang Y, Carrick K, Rivera-Colon G, Gwin K, SoRelle JA, Castrillon DH, Zheng W, Chen H, Am J Surg Pathol 2022 Jul
Significance of Oil-Red-O positive macrophages in bronchoalveolar lavage in diagnosing E-cigarettes or vaping product use-associated lung injury: A case series.
Niu S, Colon GR, Molberg K, Chen H, Carrick K, Yan S, Sarode V, Lucas E, Diagn Cytopathol 2021 Jul 49 7 876-884
PD-L1 Expression in Endocervical Adenocarcinoma: Correlation With Patterns of Tumor Invasion, CD8+ Tumor-infiltrating Lymphocytes, and Clinical Outcomes.
Rivera-Colon G, Chen H, Molberg K, Niu S, Strickland AL, Castrillon DH, Carrick K, Gwin K, Lea J, Zheng W, Lucas E, Am J Surg Pathol 2020 Dec
Specific Biomarker Expression Patterns in the Diagnosis of Residual and Recurrent Endometrial Precancers After Progestin Treatment: A Longitudinal Study.
Chen H, Lucas E, Strickland AL, Carrick K, Gwin K, Castrillon DH, Rivera-Colon G, Niu S, Molberg KH, Zheng W, Am. J. Surg. Pathol. 2020 Oct 44 10 1429-1439
PD-L1 Expression and CD8+ Tumor-infiltrating Lymphocytes in Different Types of Tubo-Ovarian Carcinoma and Their Prognostic Value in High-grade Serous Carcinoma.
Chen H, Molberg K, Strickland AL, Castrillon DH, Carrick K, Jiang Q, Niu S, Rivera-Colon G, Gwin K, Hinson S, Lea J, Miller DS, Zheng W, Lucas E, Am. J. Surg. Pathol. 2020 May
Association of a Novel Protocol for Rapid Exclusion of Myocardial Infarction With Resource Use in a US Safety Net Hospital.
Vigen R, Diercks DB, Hashim IA, Pandey A, Zhong L, Kutscher P, Fernandez F, Yu A, Bertulfo B, Molberg K, Metzger JC, Soto J, Alzubaidy D, Thibodeaux L, Joglar JA, Das SR, de Lemos JA, JAMA Netw Open 2020 Apr 3 4 e203359
Effects of Decalcifying Agents of Variable Duration on PD-L1 Immunohistochemistry.
Strickland AL, Blacketer S, Molberg K, Markantonis J, Lucas E, Am. J. Clin. Pathol. 2020 Jan 153 2 258-265
Pleomorphic neoplasm in a liver: A potential pitfall for misdiagnosis.
Alattia L, Molberg K, Lucas E, Cytojournal 2020 17 8
Comparison of Dako HercepTest and Ventana PATHWAY Anti-HER2 (4B5) Tests and Their Correlation With Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization in Breast Carcinoma.
Lucas E, Jabbar SB, Molberg K, Fang Y, Xie XJ, Blacketer S, Sahoo S, Appl. Immunohistochem. Mol. Morphol. 2019 Jul 27 6 403-409

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