Laurentia Nodit

Assistant Professor & Director of Cytopathology - Department of Pathology

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Dr. Laurentia Nodit is a board-certified anatomical and clinical pathologist and board-certified cytopathologist. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor and the Cytopathology Rotation Director at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, Pathology Department. Graduated from University of Medicine, Timisoara, Romania and followed up with Pathology residency and specialty fellowships in Cytopathology and Gastrointestinal Pathology at University of Pittsburgh and University of Alabama at Birmingham. Currently involved in correlative studies regarding new therapeutic and molecular imaging agents in the Diagnostic Molecular and Imaging Program at the University of Tennessee, Graduate School of Medicine for a large variety of gastrointestinal neoplasms.

Focus Areas: Surgical Pathology | Gastrointestinal Pathology and Cytopathology | Translational Research

Skills and Expertise: Microscopic examination of cytology and histology tissue samples with identification of pathologic processes and correlation with imaging, clinical symptoms and molecular abnormalities | Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Selected Publications:

Spindle Cell Rhabdomyosarcoma
S. Carroll and L. Nodit, Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, vol. 1137, no. 8, pp. 1155-8, 2013.
Mixed Epithelial and Stromal Tumor –Cytologic Findings of an Unusual Renal Cyst
L. DeFanti and L. Nodit, Diagnostic Cytopathology, 2013.
DNA Mutational Differences in Cytological Specimens from Pancreatic Cancer and Cholangiocarcinoma
K.E. Fasanella, A. Krasinskas, K.E. Schoedel, E. Sasatomi, A. Slivka, D.C. Whitcomb, M. Sanders, L. Nodit, S. Raab, K.M. McGrath, N.P. Ohori, and A. Khalid, Pancreatology, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 429-33, 2010.
Mycobacterium Kansasii Infection Diagnosed by Pleural Fluid Cytology: A Case Report
A.B. Domfeh, L. Nodit, J.F. Gradowski, and S. Bastacky, Acta Cytologica, vol. 51, no. 4, pp. 627-30, 2007.
Endoscopic Ultrasound Fine Needle Aspirate Genotyping to Differentiate Malignant and Benign Pancreatic Masses
A. Khalid, L. Nodit, M. Zahid, K. Bauer, D. Brody, S. Finkelstein, and K.M. McGrath, The American Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 101, no. 11, pp. 2493-500, 2006.
Endoscopic Ultrasound-guided Fine Needle Aspirate Microsatellite Loss Analysis and Pancreatic Endocrine Tumor Outcome
L. Nodit, K.M. McGrath, J. Zahid, K. Schoedel, N.P. Ohori, S. Carty, S. Finkelstein, and A. Khalid, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 4, no. 12, pp. 1474-8, 2006.
Improving the Quality of Cytology Diagnosis: Root-cause Analysis for Errors in Bronchial Washings and Brushings Specimens
L. Nodit, R. Balassanian, D. Sudilovsky, and S.S. Raab, American Journal of Clinical Pathology , vol. 124, no. 6, pp. 883-92, 2005.
Allelic Loss of Tumor Suppressor Genes in Ameloblastic Tumors
L. Nodit, L. Barnes, E. Childers, S. Finkelstein, P. Swalsky, and J. Hunt, Modern Pathology, vol. 17, no. 9, pp. 1062-7, 2004.
Identification of Lymphatic Vessels in Pediatric Vascular Tumors and Malformations
C. Galambos and L. Nodit, Pediatric and Developmental Pathology, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 181-9, 2004.
Indolent Mantle Cell Lymphoma with Nodal Involvement and Mutated Immunoglobulin Heavy Chain Genes
L. Nodit, D.W. Bahler, S.A. Jacobs, J. Locker, and S.H. Swerdlow, Human Pathology, vol. 34, no. 10, pp. 1030-4, 2003.