University of Hawaii Pathology Residency Program

Residents' Posters, Presentations, and Abstracts featured at National or Regional Meetings

 Lani Clinton, M.D., Ph.D. - PGY-4

  • Poster: Test Performance of the FilmArray Gastrointestinal Panel (BioFire) From a Clinical Trial Study in Hawaii, American Society for Microbiology 2014 Annual Meeting, May 17-20, 2014, Boston, MA
  • Poster: The LAST Guidelines in Clinical Practice: Community Experience of Implementing Recommendations for p16 Use, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology 2014 Annual Meeting, March 1-7, 2014, San Diego, CA

Abdulwahab Ewaz, M.D. - PGY-4

  • The Efficacy of EUS_Guided Fine Needle Aspiration and Rapid On-Site Evaluation in the Diagnosis of Gastric Lesions. American Society of Cytopathology 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting, November 14-17, 2014, Dallas, TX
  • Poster: P. Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder: Cytologic and Interphase Cytogenic Report of Cases and Literature, University of Hawaii Biomedical Sciences Symposium, April 2014, Honolulu, HI

Lauren Sumida, M.D. - PGY-4

  • Metastatic Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Diagnosed by Pleural Effusion Cytology: A Report of Cases with Clinicopathologic Correlation. Hawaii Journal of Medicine & Public Health MS#2014-440
  • Poster: Metastatic Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Diagnosed by Pleural Effusion, American Society for Clinical Pathology 2013 Annual Meeting, September 18-21, 2013, Chicago, IL

Koah Vierkoetter, M.D. - PGY-4

  • Poster: Screening Endometrial Adenocarcinoma Precursor Lesions for Lynch Syndrome, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology 2015 Annual Meeting, March 21-27, 2015, Boston, MA
  • Loss of Mismatch Repair Gene Expression in Clear Cell and Endometroid Ovarian Carcinoma. American Society of Clinical Pathology 2014 Annual Meeting, October 8-10, 2014. Tampa, FL

Residents' PMID Published Articles

 Lani Clinton, M.D., Ph.D. - PGY-4

Culture-negative prosthetic valve endocarditis with concomitant septicemia due to a nontoxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae biotype gravis isolate in a patient with multiple risk factors. Clinton LK, Bankowski MJ, Shimasaki T, Sae-Ow W, Whelen AC, O'Connor N, Kim W, Young R. J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Nov;51(11):3900-2. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01403-13. PMID: 24006007

Lauren Sumida, M.D. - PGY-4

Recurrent papillary thyroid carcinoma with pleural metastasis diagnosed by effusion cytology: a report of cases with clinicopathologic correlation.Sakamoto RI, Sumida LC, Lum CA, Tauchi-Nishi PS. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2015 Feb;74(2):51-6. PMID: 25755913

Koah Vierkoetter, M.D. - PGY-4

Lynch Syndrome in patients with clear cell and endometrioid cancers of the ovary.Vierkoetter KR, Ayabe AR, VanDrunen M, Ahn HJ, Shimizu DM, Terada KY.Gynecol Oncol. 2014 Oct;135(1):81-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2014.07.100.PMID: 25093288



Current Residents:

  • John Hardman Award for Academic Excellence and Involvement in Patient Care - Lani Clinton, M.D., Ph.D.
  • The Po’okela Noi’I Award for outstanding research - Lani Clinton, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Elected American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Resident Council Member for 2-year term - Koah Vierkoetter, M.D.
  • The Hawai’i Medical Association Alliance (HMSA) Endowment Award for Community Service - Koah Vierkoetter, M.D.


  • 2015 Pre-Clerkship Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching Award - Brock Kaya, M.D.
  • 2015 Golden Speculum Award in Outstanding Teaching and Scholarly Contribution OB-GYN Residency Program - David Shimizu, M.D.
  • 2015 John M. Hardman M.D. Award for Mentoring and Teaching - Jane Uyehara-Lock, M.D.
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