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Susanne Jeffus

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Blood banking and transfusion medicine
TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentPathology, College of Medicine
DivisionPathology Clinical
Address324 UAMS Campus Dr.
Mail Slot # 517
Little Rock AR 72205
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    Dr. Susanne Jeffus is a board certified Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist with subspecialty board certification in Cytopathology and Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine. She is an Associate Professor of Pathology at UAMS. Dr. Jeffus is the Pathology Residency Program Director and has authored several book chapters and peer reviewed publications.

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    Program Evaluation Committee
    Clinical Competency Committee
    PRODS Council
    Arkansas Society for Pathologists
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    Pathologist (Anatomic Pathology)

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    Residency Program Director
    Thoracic Pathology, Division Director
    Program Evaluation Committee, chair
    Clinical Competency Committee, member

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    2013 - 2014Annual Dean's Teaching Award, UAMS
    2014 - 2015Annual Dean's Teaching Award, UAMS
    2016 - 2017Annual Dean's Teaching Award, UAMS
    2017 - 2018Faculty Teaching Award, UAMS
    2018 - 2019Anatomic Pathology Teaching Award, UAMS
    2020 - 2021Anatomic Pathology Teaching Award, UAMS

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    Teaching of medical students, residents and fellows

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    Research Interests: Cytopathology, Gynecologic Pathology, Lung Pathology

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    1. Jeffus S, Quiroga EF, Hasan Z, Fedda F, Meena N, Bartter T. The yield and impact of pulmonologist-performed?EUS-B-FNA of subdiaphragmatic lesions-an institutional experience. J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2023 May 26. PMID: 37336683.
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    2. Kumar A, Epps SM, Jeffus S, Caceres JD, Meena NK, Killam J, Venkata AN. A 34-Year-Old Man With Lightheadedness and Dyspnea. Chest. 2022 06; 161(6):e371-e376. PMID: 35680318.
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    3. Singh AP, Jeffus SK, Shalin SC. Cervical dysplasia in a patient with inherited epidermodysplasia verruciformis-A mere coincidence? J Cutan Pathol. 2021 Jun; 48(6):763-770. PMID: 33319409.
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    4. Jeffus SK, Quick CM, Chen C, Gardner JM, Kaley JR, Shalin SC. Prospective Consensus Reporting by Gynecologic Pathology and Dermatopathology Improves Diagnosis of Vulvar Biopsies. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2020 11 19; 144(12):0. PMID: 33212498.
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    5. Mandalapu R, Kennedy W, Ram R, Jeffus S, Karakala N, Singh M. Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter-Fallopian Tube Fistula. Kidney Int Rep. 2020 Aug; 5(8):1356-1359. PMID: 32775840.
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    6. Whittington JR, Whitcombe DD, Eads LE, Jeffus SK, Quick CM, Wendel PJ, Magann EF. Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma with Lymphangitic Carcinomatosis in Pregnancy: A Case Report of an Unexpected Maternal Death and Review of the Literature. Am J Case Rep. 2019 Dec 17; 20:1888-1891. PMID: 31844036.
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    7. Apopa PL, Alley L, Penney RB, Arnaoutakis K, Steliga MA, Jeffus S, Bircan E, Gopalan B, Jin J, Patumcharoenpol P, Jenjaroenpun P, Wongsurawat T, Shah N, Boysen G, Ussery D, Nookaew I, Fagan P, Bebek G, Orloff MS. PARP1 Is Up-Regulated in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Tissues in the Presence of the Cyanobacterial Toxin Microcystin. Front Microbiol. 2018; 9:1757. PMID: 30127774.
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    8. Johann DJ, Steliga M, Shin IJ, Yoon D, Arnaoutakis K, Hutchins L, Liu M, Liem J, Walker K, Pereira A, Yang M, Jeffus SK, Peterson E, Xu J. Liquid biopsy and its role in an advanced clinical trial for lung cancer. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2018 02; 243(3):262-271. PMID: 29405770.
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    9. Kennedy JL, Koziol-White CJ, Jeffus S, Rettiganti MR, Fisher P, Kurten M, Eze A, House S, Sikes JD, Askew E, Putt C, Panettieri RA, Jones SM, Kurten RC. Effects of rhinovirus 39 infection on airway hyperresponsiveness to carbachol in human airways precision cut lung slices. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2018 05; 141(5):1887-1890.e1. PMID: 29317243.
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    10. Jeffreys M, Jeffus SK, Herfs M, Quick CM. Accentuated p53 staining in usual type vulvar dysplasia-A potential diagnostic pitfall. Pathol Res Pract. 2018 Jan; 214(1):76-79. PMID: 29254796.
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    11. Sappington D, Helms S, Siegel E, Penney RB, Jeffus S, Bartter T, Bartter T, Boysen G. Diagnosis of lung tumor types based on metabolomic profiles in lymph node aspirates. Cancer Treat Res Commun. 2018; 14:1-6. PMID: 30104001.
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    12. Jeffus SK, Gardner JM, Steliga MA, Shah AA, Stelow EB, Arnaoutakis K. Hyalinizing Clear Cell Carcinoma of the Lung: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Am J Clin Pathol. 2017 Jul 01; 148(1):73-80. PMID: 28927164.
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    13. Banerjee D, Raghavapuram S, Jeffus S, Murphy S, Tharian B. Linitis plastica: a harbinger of an unusual cause of gastric wall thickening. VideoGIE. 2017 Sep; 2(9):236-237. PMID: 29905314.
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    14. Atwal D, Joshi KP, Jeffus S, Ntambi J, Mahmoud F. Well-Differentiated Neuroendocrine Tumor-A Low b-Grade Tumor's Aggressive Course and Dismal Outcome: A Case Report. Perm J. 2017; 21:16-193. PMID: 28633725.
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    15. Meena NK, Jeffus SK, Lindberg MR, Bartter T. How Long Is Too Long? Trials and Tribulations of an Indolent Tumor. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2016 Jul; 23(3):242-4. PMID: 26905443.
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    16. Jiwani S, Gokden M, Lindberg M, Ali S, Jeffus S. Fine-needle aspiration cytology of epithelioid malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor: A case report and review of the literature. Diagn Cytopathol. 2016 Mar; 44(3):226-31. PMID: 26646298.
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    17. Meena N, Jeffus S, Massoll N, Siegel ER, Korourian S, Chen C, Bartter T. Rapid onsite evaluation: A comparison of cytopathologist and pulmonologist performance. Cancer Cytopathol. 2016 Apr; 124(4):279-84. PMID: 26492064.
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    18. Jeffus SK, Gehlot A, Holthoff E, Stone R, Spencer H, Kelly T, Post SR, Quick CM. A fibromyxoid stromal response is associated with an infiltrative tumor morphology, perineural invasion, and lymph node metastasis in squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva. Am J Surg Pathol. 2015 Sep; 39(9):1226-33. PMID: 26274029.
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    19. Holthoff ER, Jeffus SK, Gehlot A, Stone R, Erickson SW, Kelly T, Quick CM, Post SR. Perineural Invasion Is an Independent Pathologic Indicator of Recurrence in Vulvar Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 2015 Aug; 39(8):1070-4. PMID: 25786085.
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    20. Greenfield WW, Stratton SL, Myrick RS, Vaughn R, Donnalley LM, Coleman HN, Mercado M, Moerman-Herzog AM, Spencer HJ, Andrews-Collins NR, Hitt WC, Low GM, Manning NA, McKelvey SS, Smith D, Smith MV, Phillips AM, Quick CM, Jeffus SK, Hutchins LF, Nakagawa M. A phase I dose-escalation clinical trial of a peptide-based human papillomavirus therapeutic vaccine with Candida skin test reagent as a novel vaccine adjuvant for treating women with biopsy-proven cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 2/3. Oncoimmunology. 2015 Oct; 4(10):e1031439. PMID: 26451301.
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    21. Jeffus SK, Joiner AK, Siegel ER, Massoll NA, Meena N, Chen C, Post SR, Bartter T. Rapid on-site evaluation of EBUS-TBNA specimens of lymph nodes: Comparative analysis and recommendations for standardization. Cancer Cytopathol. 2015 Jun; 123(6):362-72. PMID: 25931443.
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    22. Stratton SL, Spencer HJ, Greenfield WW, Low G, Hitt WC, Quick CM, Jeffus SK, Blackmon V, Nakagawa M. A novel use of a statewide telecolposcopy network for recruitment of participants in a Phase I clinical trial of a human papillomavirus therapeutic vaccine. Clin Trials. 2015 Jun; 12(3):199-204. PMID: 25576067.
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    23. Paquette C, Jeffus SK, Quick CM, Conaway MR, Stoler MH, Atkins KA. Interobserver variability in the application of a proposed histologic subclassification of endocervical adenocarcinoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 2015 Jan; 39(1):93-100. PMID: 25188867.
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    24. Joiner AK, Quick CM, Jeffus SK. Pax2 expression in simultaneously diagnosed WHO and EIN classification systems. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2015 Jan; 34(1):40-6. PMID: 25473752.
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    25. Meena N, Hulett C, Jeffus S, Bartter T. Left adrenal biopsy using the convex curvilinear ultrasound scope. Respiration. 2015; 89(1):57-61. PMID: 25502409.
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    26. Jeffus SK, Winham W, Hooper K, Quick CM. Secretory endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2014 Sep; 33(5):515-6. PMID: 25083969.
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    27. Shah AA, Jeffus SK, Stelow EB. Squamous cell carcinoma variants of the upper aerodigestive tract: a comprehensive review with a focus on genetic alterations. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014 Jun; 138(6):731-44. PMID: 24878013.
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    28. Dustin SM, Jeffus SK, Stelow EB. Taxane effect in a bladder washing. Diagn Cytopathol. 2015 Jan; 43(1):32-3. PMID: 24644138.
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    29. Shah AA, Jeffus SK, Zhao Z, Stoler MH, Stelow EB. Adjunct p16(INK4a) immunohistochemistry aids the detection of high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions in endocervical curettage specimens. Am J Clin Pathol. 2014 Mar; 141(3):342-7. PMID: 24515761.
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    30. Jeffus S, Atkins K. Ancillary Diagnostics in Gynecologic Cytology. Surg Pathol Clin. 2014 Mar; 7(1):89-103. PMID: 26839271.
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    31. Strand DS, Jeffus SK, Sauer BG, Wang AY, Stelow EB, Shami VM. EUS-guided 22-gauge fine-needle aspiration versus core biopsy needle in the evaluation of solid pancreatic neoplasms. Diagn Cytopathol. 2014 Sep; 42(9):751-8. PMID: 24550162.
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    32. Jeffus SK, Dustin-Hess SM, Atkins KA. Evaluation of cytopathology fellow performance for rapid on-site evaluations of fine-needle aspirates over a 6-year period. J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2014 Mar - Apr; 3(2):67-72. PMID: 31051703.
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    33. Walters DM, Vaughn NH, Isbell JM, Jeffus SK, Atkins KA, Sauer BG, Jones DR. Leiomyoma presenting as a massive calcified circumferential esophageal mass. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Nov; 96(5):1851-4. PMID: 24182472.
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    34. Kennedy JL, Jeffus SK, Platts-Mills TA, Tripathi A, Divjan A, Perzanowski MS, Heymann PW. Seventeen-year-old girl hospitalized for localized swelling, pruritus, tenderness, and lymphatic streaking with eosinophilia. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2013 May-Jun; 1(3):299-301. PMID: 24565490.
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    35. Jeffus S, Wehrli G. Blood banking and transfusion medicine for the apheresis medicine practitioner. J Clin Apher. 2012; 27(3):160-7. PMID: 22532095.
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    36. Jeffus SK, Jeffers SK, Bourne TD, Lopes MB. A 58 year old woman with a corpus callosum nodule at autopsy. Brain Pathol. 2009 Oct; 19(4):743-4. PMID: 19744048.
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    37. Kanner WA, Jeffus S, Wehrli G. An academic-based hospital donor site: do physicians donate blood? Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2009; 39(4):339-44. PMID: 19880760.
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