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Bobby Boyanton Jr

InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentPathology, College of Medicine
DivisionPathology Clinical
Address800 Marshall Street
Mail Slot # 820
Little Rock AR 72202
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-5665-7357 Additional info
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    Other Roles
    Lab Director, Arkansas Children's Hospital Laboratory (CLIA: 04D0466889)
    Lab Director, Arkansas Children's Hospital Blood Gas Lab (CLIA: 04D0466860)
    Lab Director, Arkansas Children's Hospital Point of Care Testing (CLIA: 04D0865608)
    Lab Director, Arkansas Children's Adolescent Clinic Lab (CLIA: 04D09132454)
    Lab Director, Arkansas Children's Occupational Health Lab (CLIA: 04D2000101)
    Lab Director, Arkansas Children's West Little Rock Clinic Lab (CLIA: 04D2000105)

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    American Medical Association
    College of American Pathologists
    American Society for Clinical Pathology
    Association for Molecular Pathology
    Infectious Diseases Society of America
    American Society for Microbiology
    Society for Pediatric Pathology

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    Section Chief, Department of Pathology, Arkansas Children's Hospital

    Medical Director, Molecular Genetic Pathology Laboratory, Arkansas Children's Hospital

    Chair, Point of Care Testing Committee, Arkansas Children's Hospital

    Chair, Continuous Improvement Committee, Arkansas Children's Hospital

    Member, Transfusion/Tissue Committee, Arkansas Children's Hospital

    Member, Respiratory Care Services Committee, Arkansas Children's Hospital

    Member, Patient Care Oversight Committee, Arkansas Children's Hospital

    Member, Infection Control & Prevention Committee, Arkansas Children's Hospital

    Member, Bone Marrow Transplant Program Quality Committee, Arkansas Children's Hospital

    Member, Clinical Operations Subcommittee, Arkansas Children's Hospital

    Member, Department Committee on Appointments Promotions & Tenure, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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    Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OKBS05/1994Biology
    University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OKMD06/2002Medicine
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK06/2003Residency, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX06/2006Residency, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX06/2007Fellowship, Molecular Genetic Pathology
    American Society for Clinical Pathology & American Pathology Foundation, Chicago, IL08/2018Laboratory Management
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    2007Fellow, American Society for Clinical Pathology & American Pathology Foundation
    2007Fellow, College of American Pathologists
    20071st Place, Podium Competition, Texas Society of Pathologists 86th Annual Meeting
    20072nd Place, Podium Competition, Texas Society of Pathologists 86th Annual Meeting
    2016Hour Detroit Magazine's 2016 List of Top Docs, Beaumont Health, Royal Oak, MI
    1999 - 2000Matilda E & Clarence W Bower Memorial Summer Research Fellowship in Pathology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    2003Perry Lambird Outstanding Clinical Pathology Resident Award, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    20041st Place, Tissue Bank Procurement Award, Baylor College of Medicine

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         (Kennedy J)Apr 1, 2020 - Apr 1, 2022
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - Time Sensitive Research Award Grant Program
    Developing Reagents to Enable Antibody-Mediated Anti-Viral Therapies against COVID-19 (Dream ATAC)
    Role: Co-Investigator

         (Quang L)Apr 1, 2020 - Apr 1, 2021
    Arkansas Children's Research Institute
    Characterization of Pediatric COVID-19 in the Emergency Department of Arkansas Children's Hospital
    Role: Co-Investigator

    UG1OD024945     (Strub G)Oct 1, 2019 - Mar 1, 2020
    Preoperative Viral Screening As A Tool to Reduce Unexpected Hospital Admissions After Outpatient Surgery.
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Filkins L, Hauser JR, Robinson-Dunn B, Tibbetts R, Boyanton BL, Revell P. American Society for Microbiology Provides 2020 Guidelines for Detection and Identification of Group B Streptococcus. J Clin Microbiol. 2020 Dec 17; 59(1). PMID: 33115849.
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    2. Chow SK, Arbefeville S, Boyanton BL, Dault EM, Dunn J, Ferrieri P, Greene W, Pence MA, Otiso J, Richter S, Schutzbank TE. Multicenter Performance Evaluation of the Simplexa Bordetella Direct Kit in Nasopharyngeal Swab Specimens. J Clin Microbiol. 2020 Dec 17; 59(1). PMID: 33055187.
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    3. Vickers DM, Reddy A, Akmyradov C, Brown KM, Boyanton BL, Wright HD, Taylor JA, Childress SH, Hartzell LD, Johnson AB, Key JM, Nolder AR, Richter GT, Wineland AM, Strub GM. Detection of Respiratory Pathogens Does Not Predict Risks After Outpatient Adenotonsillectomy. Laryngoscope. 2020 Nov 05. PMID: 33150974.
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    4. Boyanton Jr BL, Hanna MH, Hafez-Khayyata S, Robinson-Dunn B. Fatal Postpartum Infection: Toxic Shock Syndrome Due to Clostridium sordellii. Infect Dis Clin Pract. 2020; 1(28):53-4..
    5. Haberichter K, Blenc AM, Prada A, Boyanton Jr BL. Coexisting Somatic JAK2 V617F Pathogenic Variant and Likely Germline Calreticulin Exon 9 Nonpathogenic Variant in a Patient with Newly Diagnosed Essential Thrombocythemia. CAP TODAY. 2019; 26-8..
    6. Gupta A, Gabbard A, Smith MD, Micale M, Boyanton Jr BL, Huang J. Biclonal Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma with T Cell-Rich Background and Aggressive Transformation to Large Cell Lymphoma. J Hematopathol. 2019.
    7. Emery CL, Relich RF, Davis TH, Young SA, Sims MD, Boyanton BL. Multicenter Evaluation of NeuMoDx Group B Streptococcus Assay on the NeuMoDx 288 Molecular System. J Clin Microbiol. 2019 02; 57(2). PMID: 30463895.
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    8. Darlin S, Fennell TR, Holmes BA, Chittick P, Soltero EI, Boyanton Jr BL. Cytomegalovirus Hepatitis with Eosinophilia in an Immunocompetent Host: A Case Report. Med Sci Case Rep. 2018; (5):56-9..
    9. Haberichter KL, Johnson PC, Chittick PJ, Millward P, Robinson-Dunn B, Boyanton BL. The Brief Case: False-Positive Rapid Malaria Antigen Test Result in a Returned Traveler. J Clin Microbiol. 2017 08; 55(8):2294-2297. PMID: 28743705.
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    10. Haberichter KL, Johnson PC, Chittick PJ, Millward P, Robinson-Dunn B, Boyanton BL. Closing the Brief Case: False-Positive Rapid Malaria Antigen Test Result in a Returned Traveler. J Clin Microbiol. 2017 08; 55(8):2560-2561. PMID: 28743706.
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    11. Morace R, Kumar T, Tantisattamo E, Gibson J, Britton S, Li W, Kanaan HD, Cohn SR, Samarapungavan D, Zhang PL, Boyanton BL. Feasibility of BK Virus Real-Time PCR Testing in Renal Graft Biopsies With Negative SV40 Staining. Transplant Proc. 2017 Jul - Aug; 49(6):1294-1300. PMID: 28735997.
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    12. O'Meara C, Carpenter C, Boyanton Jr BL, Spurlin D. Cutaneous Fungal Infection with Alternaria in a Patient with Myelodysplastic Syndrome: Successful Treatment with Topical Silver Chloride Gel. Infect Dis Clin Pract. 2016; 2(24):112-4..
    13. Boyanton BL, Freij BJ, Robinson-Dunn B, Makin J, Runge JK, Luna RA. Neonatal Pasteurella multocida subsp. septica Meningitis Traced to Household Cats: Molecular Linkage Analysis Using Repetitive-Sequence-Based PCR. J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Jan; 54(1):230-2. PMID: 26491173.
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    14. Boyanton BL, Darnell EM, Prada AE, Hansz DM, Robinson-Dunn B. Evaluation of the Lyra Direct Strep Assay To Detect Group A Streptococcus and Group C and G Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcus from Pharyngeal Specimens. J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Jan; 54(1):175-7. PMID: 26491174.
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    15. Mulhem E, Boyanton BL, Robinson-Dunn B, Ebert C, Dzebo R. Performance of the Affirm VP-III using residual vaginal discharge collected from the speculum to characterize vaginitis in symptomatic women. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2014 Oct; 18(4):344-6. PMID: 24832170.
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    16. Rice CM, Yadav S, Boyanton B, Subedi P, Band J. Clinical problem-solving. A creeping suspicion. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jul 03; 371(1):68-73. PMID: 24988560.
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    17. Boyanton BL, Almradi A, Espy MJ, Prada AE, Gibson JP, Pritt BS. Characterization of a novel melt curve by use of the Roche LightCycler HSV 1/2 analyte-specific reagent real-time PCR assay: frequencies of this novel (low) melt curve and commonly encountered (intermediate) melt curves. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Mar; 52(3):957-9. PMID: 24352998.
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    18. Boyanton BL, Almradi A, Mehta T, Robinson-Dunn B. Performance of the Directigen EZ Flu A+B rapid influenza diagnostic test to detect pandemic influenza A/H1N1 2009. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2014 Apr; 78(4):360-2. PMID: 24582319.
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    19. Chittick P, Russo V, Sims M, Robinson-Dunn B, Oleszkowicz S, Sawarynski K, Powell K, Makin J, Darnell E, Boura JA, Boyanton B, Band J. An outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa respiratory tract infections associated with intrinsically contaminated ultrasound transmission gel. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Aug; 34(8):850-3. PMID: 23838230.
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    20. Schwartz J, Robinson-Dunn B, Makin J, Boyanton BL. Evaluation of the BD MAX GBS assay to detect Streptococcus group B in LIM broth-enriched antepartum vaginal-rectal specimens. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 May; 73(1):97-8. PMID: 22480567.
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    21. Chittick P, Russo V, Sims M, Oleszkowicz S, Sawarynski K, Powell K, Makin J, Darnell E, Robinson-Dunn B, Boyanton Jr BL, Band J. Outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Respiratory Tract Infections in Cardiovascular Surgery Patients Associated with Contaminated Ultrasound Gel Used for Transesophageal Echocardiography - Michigan, December 2011-January 2012. MMWR. 2012; 15(61):262-4..
    22. Boyanton Jr BL, Crisan D. Laboratory Hematology Practice, 1st Edition. Edited by Kottke-Merchant K and Davis BH. , Chapter 13. Wiley-Blackwell. Sample Collection, Processing, and Storage for Molecular Genetic Testing. 2012; 145-154..
    23. Boyanton BL, Sural P, Loomis CR, Pesta C, Gonzalez-Krellwitz L, Robinson-Dunn B, Riska P. Loop-mediated isothermal amplification compared to real-time PCR and enzyme immunoassay for toxigenic Clostridium difficile detection. J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Mar; 50(3):640-5. PMID: 22189114.
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    24. Luna RA, Boyanton BL, Mehta S, Courtney EM, Webb CR, Revell PA, Versalovic J. Rapid stool-based diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection by real-time PCR in a children's hospital. J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Mar; 49(3):851-7. PMID: 21209161.
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    25. de Sanctis JT, Carpenter CF, Sims MD, SenGupta DJ, Prentice JL, Cookson BT, Boyanton Jr BL. Culture Negative Endocarditis. Infect Dis Clin Pract. 2010; 2(18):120-3..
    26. Boyanton Jr BL, Rushton JR. Hematopathology: Genomic Mechanisms of Neoplastic Disease, 1st Edition, edited by Crisan D. Chapter 1, Humana Press. Molecular Techniques in Hematopathology. 2010; 1-38..
    27. de Sanctis JT, Oostendorp SB, Boyanton Jr BL, Robinson-Dunn B, Hughes M, Olson K, Sims MD. . An Unusual Cause of Vertigo with Positive 14-3-3 Protein in Cerebrospinal Fluid. Infect Dis Clin Pract. 2009; 2(17):127-9.
    28. Boyanton Jr BL, Versalovic J. . Feigen & Cherry's Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 6th Ed, Part VII: Approach to the Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases, Chapter 262. Elsevier. Bacterial Laboratory Diagnosis. 2009; 3516-23..
    29. Boyanton BL, Luna RA, Fasciano LR, Menne KG, Versalovic J. DNA pyrosequencing-based identification of pathogenic Candida species by using the internal transcribed spacer 2 region. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2008 Apr; 132(4):667-74. PMID: 18384218.
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    30. Boyanton BL, Jones JK, Shenaq SM, Hicks MJ, Bhattacharjee MB. Intraneural perineurioma: a systematic review with illustrative cases. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2007 Sep; 131(9):1382-92. PMID: 17824794.
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    31. Luna RA, Fasciano LR, Jones SC, Boyanton BL, Ton TT, Versalovic J. DNA pyrosequencing-based bacterial pathogen identification in a pediatric hospital setting. J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Sep; 45(9):2985-92. PMID: 17652476.
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    32. Anderson H, Stryjewska B, Boyanton BL, Schwartz MR. Hansen disease in the United States in the 21st century: a review of the literature. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2007 Jun; 131(6):982-6. PMID: 17550332.
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    33. Boyanton BL, Hampel O, Ostrowski ML. A 55-year-old man with a rib fracture. Adrenal myelolipoma. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2006 Jan; 130(1):e13-4. PMID: 16390250.
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    34. Boyanton BL, Noroski LM, Reddy H, Dishop MK, Hicks MJ, Versalovic J, Moylett EH. Burkholderia gladioli osteomyelitis in association with chronic granulomatous disease: case report and review. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2005 Sep; 24(9):837-9. PMID: 16148855.
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    35. Boyanton BL, Shinault SS. Pathologic quiz case: a 27-year-old man with abdominal pain. Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2004 Apr; 128(4):483-4. PMID: 15043481.
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    36. Boyanton BL, Blick KE. Stability studies of twenty-four analytes in human plasma and serum. Clin Chem. 2002 Dec; 48(12):2242-7. PMID: 12446483.
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