Wesley Y Naritoku, MD, PhD

Professor of Clinical Pathology

Director of Residency Program at LAC+USC Medical Center

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  • Performance of breast fine needle aspiration as an initial diagnostic tool: A large academic hospital experience Cytopathology. 2022 11; 33(6):707-715. . View in PubMed
  • 0: why and what’s new for cytopathology? J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2021 Sep-Oct; 10(5):485-494.. View in PubMed
  • Enhancing the Pipeline of Pathologists in the United States Acad Pathol. 2021 Jan-Dec; 8:23742895211041725. . View in PubMed
  • Entry of Graduates of US Pathology Residency Programs Into the Workforce: Cohort Data Between 2008 and 2016 Remain Positive and Stable Acad Pathol. 2020 Jan-Dec; 7:2374289520901833. . View in PubMed
  • Gain of TP53 Mutation in Imatinib-treated SDH-Deficient Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor and Clinical Utilization of Targeted Next-generation Sequencing Panel for Therapeutic Decision Support Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2018 09; 26(8):573-578. . View in PubMed
  • Report and Recommendations of the Association of Pathology Chairs’ Autopsy Working Group Acad Pathol. 2018 Jan-Dec; 5:2374289518793988. . View in PubMed
  • Identifying the Challenges of “Small” Pathology Residency Programs and Creating Collaborative Solutions Acad Pathol. 2016 Jan-Dec; 3:2374289516643541. . View in PubMed
  • The Pathologist Pipeline: Implications of Changes for Programs and Post-Sophomore Fellowships-Program Directors’ Section Perspective Acad Pathol. 2016 Jan-Dec; 3:2374289516646117. . View in PubMed
  • Evolution of the Pathology Residency Curriculum: Preparing for a Positive Future Acad Pathol. 2016 Jan-Dec; 3:2374289516667746. . View in PubMed
  • Diagnosis of Basal-Like Breast Cancer Using a FOXC1-Based Assay J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015 Aug; 107(8). . View in PubMed
  • Cytopathology fellowship milestones Cancer Cytopathol. 2014 Dec; 122(12):859-65. . View in PubMed
  • Selective pathology fellowships: diverse, innovative, and valuable subspecialty training Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014 Apr; 138(4):518-25. . View in PubMed
  • The pathology milestones and the next accreditation system Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014 Mar; 138(3):307-15. . View in PubMed
  • Pathology milestones J Grad Med Educ. 2014 Mar; 6(1 Suppl 1):180-1. . View in PubMed
  • Anatomic and clinical pathology boot camps: filling pathology-specific gaps in undergraduate medical education Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014 Mar; 138(3):316-21. . View in PubMed
  • GSTPi-positive tumour microenvironment-associated fibroblasts are significantly associated with GSTPi-negative cancer cells in paired cases of primary invasive breast cancer and axillary lymph node metastases Br J Cancer. 2011 Oct 11; 105(8):1224-9. . View in PubMed
  • Phlegmonous gastritis in a patient with myeloid sarcoma: a case report Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2009 Oct; 17(5):458-62. . View in PubMed
  • Unmethylated E-cadherin gene expression is significantly associated with metastatic human prostate cancer cells in bone Prostate. 2008 Nov 01; 68(15):1681-8. . View in PubMed
  • Overexpression of E-cadherin and beta-catenin proteins in metastatic prostate cancer cells in bone Prostate. 2008 Jan 01; 68(1):78-84. . View in PubMed
  • Overexpression of E-cadherin protein in metastatic breast cancer cells in bone Anticancer Res. 2007 Nov-Dec; 27(6B):3903-8. . View in PubMed
  • Telomerase and markers of cellular proliferation are associated with the progression of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia lesions Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2007 Jul; 26(3):214-22. . View in PubMed
  • The autopsy as a performance measure and teaching tool Hum Pathol. 2007 May; 38(5):688-695. . View in PubMed
  • The effect of GI bleeding on Helicobacter pylori diagnostic testing: a prospective study at the time of bleeding and 1 month later Gastrointest Endosc. 2005 Dec; 62(6):853-9. . View in PubMed
  • LEA-135 expression: its association with a lower risk of recurrence and increased overall survival of patients with lymph node-positive primary invasive breast cancer Anticancer Res. 2004 Jul-Aug; 24(4):2391-400. . View in PubMed
  • Management training for pathology residents: a regional approach Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2004 Jan; 128(1):59-63. . View in PubMed
  • LEA135 expression: identifies low-risk patients with breast ductal carcinoma in situ. Anticancer Res. 2002 Sep-Oct; 22(5):2933-7. . View in PubMed
  • Low HER2/neu gene expression is associated with pathological response to concurrent paclitaxel and radiation therapy in locally advanced breast cancer Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2002 Feb 01; 52(2):397-405. . View in PubMed
  • LEA135 expression: an independent and favorable prognostic biomarker for patients with primary invasive breast cancer. Int J Cancer. 2000 May 20; 89(3):224-9. . View in PubMed
  • LEA135 expression: its comparison with other prognostic biomarkers for patients with primary breast carcinoma. Anticancer Res. 2000 May-Jun; 20(3A):1451-61. . View in PubMed
  • Analysis of telomerase activity in ovarian cystadenomas, low-malignant-potential tumors, and invasive carcinomas Gynecol Oncol. 1999 Sep; 74(3):338-45. . View in PubMed
  • Telomerase activity: comparison between fine-needle aspiration and biopsy specimens for the detection of tumor cells Cancer. 1999 Aug 25; 87(4):210-5. . View in PubMed
  • Accuracy of four commercially available serologic tests, including two office-based tests and a commercially available 13C urea breath test, for diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori Helicobacter. 1999 Mar; 4(1):49-53. . View in PubMed
  • Zinc toxicity following massive coin ingestion Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 1997 Jun; 18(2):148-53. . View in PubMed
  • Prospective comparison of H&E, Giemsa, and Genta stains for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori Gastrointest Endosc. 1997 Jun; 45(6):463-7. . View in PubMed
  • Prospective comparison of commercially available rapid urease tests for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori Gastrointest Endosc. 1996 Nov; 44(5):523-6. . View in PubMed
  • Prospective, randomized comparison of disposable and reusable biopsy forceps in gastrointestinal endoscopy Gastrointest Endosc. 1994 Nov-Dec; 40(6):671-4. . View in PubMed
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome secondary to cosmetic silicone injections Foot Ankle. 1993 Sep; 14(7):407-10. . View in PubMed
  • Diagnosis of syncytial (lacunar cell-predominant) nodular sclerosing Hodgkin’s disease by fine needle aspirationA case report. Acta Cytol. 1993 May-Jun; 37(3):418-22. . View in PubMed
  • Immunohistologic diagnosis of 2 cases of metastatic prostate cancer to breast J Urol. 1983 Aug; 130(2):365-7. . View in PubMed
  • A comparative study of the use of monoclonal antibodies using three different immunohistochemical methods: an evaluation of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies against human prostatic acid phosphatase J Histochem Cytochem. 1982 Mar; 30(3):253-60. . View in PubMed
  • Effect of molybdate on androgen receptor levels in canine prostate Prostate. 1982; 3(6):611-4. . View in PubMed

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