Medical Director, Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, Department of Pathology, UTSW

Director, Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship Program

Diplomat, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology

Diplomat, Molecular Genetic Pathology, Am Board of Pathology and Am Board of Medical Genetics


Medical School
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine (1993)
Baylor College of Medicine (1994), Pathology
Baylor College of Medicine (1995), Internal Medicine
UT Health Science Center McGovern Medical School (1998), Pathology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1999), Surgical Pathology
Johns Hopkins Hospital (2001), Pathology

Research Interest

  • Molecular diagnostics applications in cancer and infectious diseases
  • Next generation sequencing panels in oncology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Digital Droplet PCR for SARS-CoV-2 Resolves Borderline Cases.
Xu J, Kirtek T, Xu Y, Zheng H, Yao H, Ostman E, Oliver D, Malter JS, Gagan JR, SoRelle JA, Am J Clin Pathol 2021 05 155 6 815-822
Lenalidomide-Associated Secondary B-Lymphoblastic Leukemia/Lymphoma-A Unique Entity.
Germans SK, Kulak O, Koduru P, Oliver D, Gagan J, Patel P, Anderson LD, Fuda FS, Chen W, Jaso JM, Am. J. Clin. Pathol. 2020 Sep
Diagnostic Performance of a Rapid Point of Care Test for SARS-CoV-2 in an Urban ED Setting.
McDonald S, Courtney DM, Clark AE, Muthukumar A, Lee F, Balani J, Mahimainathan L, Bararia A, Oliver D, Sarode R, Diercks D, Acad Emerg Med 2020 Jun
Does Tumor FDG-PET-Avidity Represent Enhanced Glycolytic Metabolism in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer?
Kernstine KH, Faubert B, Do QN, Rogers TJ, Hensley CT, Cai L, Torrealba J, Oliver D, Waschmann JW, Lenkinski RE, Malloy CR, Deberardinis RJ, Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2019 Dec
Genome-Wide Analysis of Glioblastoma Patients with Unexpectedly Long Survival.
Richardson TE, Patel S, Serrano J, Sathe AA, Daoud EV, Oliver D, Maher EA, Madrigales A, Mickey BE, Taxter T, Jour G, White CL, Raisanen JM, Xing C, Snuderl M, Hatanpaa KJ, J. Neuropathol. Exp. Neurol. 2019 Apr
Lactate Metabolism in Human Lung Tumors.
Faubert B, Li KY, Cai L, Hensley CT, Kim J, Zacharias LG, Yang C, Do QN, Doucette S, Burguete D, Li H, Huet G, Yuan Q, Wigal T, Butt Y, Ni M, Torrealba J, Oliver D, Lenkinski RE, Malloy CR, Wachsmann JW, Young JD, Kernstine K, DeBerardinis RJ Cell 2017 Oct 171 2 358-371.e9
Rapid progression to glioblastoma in a subset of IDH-mutated astrocytomas: a genome-wide analysis.
Richardson TE, Snuderl M, Serrano J, Karajannis MA, Heguy A, Oliver D, Raisanen JM, Maher EA, Pan E, Barnett S, Cai C, Habib AA, Bachoo RM, Hatanpaa KJ J. Neurooncol. 2017 Apr
Histologic transformation of EGFR mutant lung adenocarcinoma without exposure to EGFR inhibition.
Le T, Sailors J, Oliver DH, Mayer M, Hoskin S, Gerber DE Lung Cancer 2017 Mar 105 14-16
Non-malignant respiratory epithelial cells preferentially proliferate from resected non-small cell lung cancer specimens cultured under conditionally reprogrammed conditions.
Gao B, Huang C, Kernstine K, Pelekanou V, Kluger Y, Jiang T, Peters-Hall JR, Coquelin M, Girard L, Zhang W, Huffman K, Oliver D, Kinose F, Haura E, Teer JK, Rix U, Le AT, Aisner DL, Varella-Garcia M, Doebele RC, Covington KR, Hampton OA, Doddapaneni HV, Jayaseelan JC, Hu J, Wheeler DA, Shay JW, Rimm DL, Gazdar A, Minna JD Oncotarget 2016 Dec
Prospective Longitudinal Analysis of 2-Hydroxyglutarate Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Identifies Broad Clinical Utility for the Management of Patients With IDH-Mutant Glioma.
Choi C, Raisanen JM, Ganji SK, Zhang S, McNeil SS, An Z, Madan A, Hatanpaa KJ, Vemireddy V, Sheppard CA, Oliver D, Hulsey KM, Tiwari V, Mashimo T, Battiste J, Barnett S, Madden CJ, Patel TR, Pan E, Malloy CR, Mickey BE, Bachoo RM, Maher EA J. Clin. Oncol. 2016 Nov 34 33 4030-4039


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Polymerase Chain Reaction and Reverse Transcription- Polymerase Chain Reaction. In Basic Concepts of Molecular Pathology

Cagle and Allen (Eds) (2009). New York, Springer

Polymerase Chain Reaction and Reverse Transcription- Polymerase Chain Reaction. In Molecular Pathology of Lung Diseases

Zander, Popper, Jagirdar, Haque, Cagle, Barrios (Eds) (2008). New York, Springer

Honors & Awards

  • Excellence in Clinical Research, Pathology Young Investigator Award, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
    Translational Research (2001)
  • A.O. Severance Pathology Scholarship
    Medical School, Pathology Scholarship (1993)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • College of American Pathologists (2003)
  • American Association for Cancer Research (2001)
  • Association for Molecular Pathology (1999)