Dr. Sara E. Monaco

Sara E. Monaco, MD
Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
System Director of Cytopathology
Professor of Pathology, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Gesinger Medical Center
100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA 17822-1920
1 800 695 6491

Dr. Monaco is an associate of Geisinger Medical Laboratories at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, where she serves as the System Director of Cytopathology.  She is also Professor of Pathology at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, and participates in medical student, resident, and fellow teaching. 

 

Education:

Dr. Monaco received her BS from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and her MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York. She received residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology at Columbia University Medical Center and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Monaco also completed a cytopathology fellowship at University of Pittsbugh Medical Center and received ultrasound-guided FNA certification from the College of American Pathologists.

Certifications:

Dr. Monaco is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and in cytopathology.

Professional Affiliations:

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP)
American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology
International Academy of Cytology (IAC)
Pulmonary Pathology Society (PPS)
Cornell University, Alumni Admissions Ambassadors Network (CAAAN) – Co-Chair of CAAAN for Western PA

Research Interests:

Dr. Monaco's primary area of interest is in non‐gynecologic cytopathology, particularly the use of fine needle aspiration biopsy and the application of molecular techniques in cytopathology, in addition to gynecologic surgical pathology and cytopathology.

Recent Academic Activity

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals:

Buryk M, Picarsic J, Ozolek J, Monaco S, Nikiforov YE, Simons JP, Gurtunca N, Joyce J, Mehta D, Witchel S. Can malignant thyroid nodules be distinguished from benign thyroid nodules in children to adolescents by clinical characteristics? A review of 89 pediatric patients with thyroid nodules. Thyroid 2015;25:392‐400.

Rodriguez EF, Dacic S, Pantanowitz L, Khalbuss WE, Monaco SE. Cytopathology of Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma with a single histological pattern using the proposed International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer/American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society (IASLC/ATS/ERS) Classification. Cancer Cytopathology 2015;123:306‐17.

Monaco SE, Rodriguez EF, Luvison A, Dacic S. FGFR1 amplification in squamous cell carcinoma of the lung with correlation of primary and metastatic tumor status. Am Journal of Clin Pathol 2016;145:55‐61.

Nason KS, Kirchner A, Schuchert MJ, Luketich JD, Christie NA, Pantanowitz L, Karunamurthy A, Monaco SE. EBUS‐TBNA for Lymphoma in patients with low suspicion for lung cancer and mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2016;101:1856‐63.

Monaco SE, Pantanowitz L. Telecytology value and validation: developing a validation and competency tool for telecytology. Diagn Cytopathol 2015;43:1‐2.

Dwyer JB, Pantanowitz L, Monaco SE. Pancreatic Sampling by Endoscopic Ultrasound‐Guided Fine Needle Aspiration and Needle Biopsy from the Cytopathology Perspective. Pathology Case Reviews (solicited/invited review article) 2015;20(4):147‐155.

Monaco SE. The squamous situation: Ancillary testing in pulmonary squamous cell carcinoma and implications for cytology laboratories. Cancer Cytopathology 2016;125:153‐154.

Rodriguez EF, Monaco SE. Recent advances in the pathology and genetics of lung cancer: a practical review for cytopathologists. Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology (JASC) 2016;5:252‐265.

Picarsic J, Buryk MA, Ozolek JA, Ranganathan S, Monaco SE, Simons JP, Witchel S, Gurtunca N, Joyce J, Zhong S, Nikiforova MN, Nikiforov Y. Molecular characterization of sporadic pediatric thyroid carcinoma with the DNA/RNA ThyroSeq v2 next‐generation sequencing assay. Pediatr Dev Pathol 2016;19:115‐22.

Rhoads DD, Habib‐Bein NF, Hariri RS, Hartman DJ, Monaco SE, Lesniak A, Duboy J,Salama ME, Pantanowitz L. Comparison of the Diagnostic Utility of Digital pathology systems for Tele‐microbiology. Journal of Pathology Informatics 2016;7:10.

Dwyer JB, Pantanowitz L, Ohori NP, Pai RK, Vrbin C, Brand RE, Monaco SE. EUS‐Guided Fine Needle Aspiration and ProCore Biopsy in Sampling Pancreatic and Intra‐abdominal Masses. Cancer Cytopathol 2016;124(2):110‐21.

Huyett P, Monaco SE, Choi S, Simons J. Utility of Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy in the Evaluation of Pediatric Head and Neck Masses. Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 2016;154:928‐35.

Farahini N, Post R, Duboy J, Ahmed I, Kolowitz BJ, Krinchai T, Monaco SE, Fine JL, Hartman DJ, Pantanowitz L. Exploring Virtual Reality Technology and the Oculus Rift for Examination of Digital Pathology slides. J Pathol Informatics 2016;7:22.

Pradham D, Monaco SE, Parwani AV, Ahmed I, Duboy J, Pantanowitz L. Evaluation of Panoramic Digital Images using Panoptiq for frozen section diagnosis. J Pathol Informatics 2016;7:26.

McDermott S, Pantanowitz L, Nikiforova M, Monaco SE. Quantitative Assessment of Cell Block Cellularity and Correlation with Molecular Testing Adequacy in Lung Cancer. Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology (JASC) 2016;5:196‐202.

Xing J, Manos S, Monaco SE, Pantanowitz L. Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)‐GuidedTransbronchial Needle Aspiration: A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Utility of the ProCoreBiopsy Needle for Lymph Node Sampling. Acta Cytologica 2016;60:254‐9.

Patadji S, Pantanowitz L, Perlov N, Monaco SE. Diagnostic Utility of Arborizing Stromal Meshwork Fragments in Mucinous Tumors. Diagnostic Cytopathology 2016;44:805‐810.

Silowash R, Pantanowitz L, Craig F, Simons JP, Monaco SE. The utilization of flow cytometry in pediatric fine needle aspiration biopsy specimens. Acta Cytologica 2016;30:344‐353.

Johnson WT, Patel P, Hernandez A, Grandinetti LM, Huen AC, Marks S, Ho J, Monaco SE, Jaffe R, Picarsic J. Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis and Erdheim‐Chester Disease, both with cutaneous presentations and papillary thyroid carcinoma all harboring the BRAFV600E Mutation; the First Reported Case. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology 2016;43:270‐275.

Xing J, Roy S, Monaco SE, Pantanowitz L. Cytohistologic correlation of recurrent urothelial carcinoma detected in urinary diversion specimens. Cancer Cytopathology 2017;125:120‐127.

Griffith GC, Schmitt AC, Pantanowitz L, Monaco SE. A pattern‐based risk stratification scheme for salivary gland cytology: A multi‐institutional interobserver variability study to determine applicability. Cancer Cytopathology 2017;125(10):776‐785.

Kurtycz DFI, Staats P, Chute D, Russell D, Pavelec D, Monaco S, Friedlander M, Wilbut D, Nayar R. Bethesda Interobserver Reproducibility Study (BIRST‐2): Bethesda System 2014. Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology (JASC) 2017;6:131‐144.

Hanna MG, Monaco SE, Cuda J, Xing J, Ahmed I, Pantanowitz L. Comparison of Glassand Various Digital Slide Modalities for Cytopathology Screening and Interpretation. Cancer Cytopathology 2017;125:701‐709.

Xing J, Seigh L, Monaco SE, Ohori NP, Yousem SA, Amin R, Pantanowitz L. Critical diagnosis in cytopathology: Experience with an automated reporting process at a large medical center. Cancer Cytopathology 2017;125:726‐730.

Monaco SE, Escobar F, Simons JP. Hassall’s corpuscles in the Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Pediatric Ectopic Thymic Tissue. Diagnostic Cytopathology 2017;45:735‐737.

Sturgis CD, Monaco SE, Sakr H, Pantanowitz L. Cytologic Perspectives on Neoteric B‐cell Lymphoproliferative Disorders. Diagnostic Cytopathology 2017;45:1005‐1019.

Jain D, Allen TC, Aisner DL, Beasley MB, Cagle PT, Capelozzi VL, Hariri LP, Lantuejoul S, Miller R, Mino‐Kenudson, Monaco SE, Moreira A, Raparia K, Rekhtman N, Roden AC, Roy‐Chowdhuri S, da Cunha Santos G, Thunnissen E, Troncone G, Vivero M. Rapid On‐Site Evaluation of Endobronchial Ultrasound‐Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspirations for the Diagnosis of Lung Cancer: A Perspective from members of the Pulmonary Pathology Society. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2018;142:253‐262.

Singhi AD, McGrath K, Brand RE, Khalid A, Zeh HJ, Chennat JS, Fasanella KE, Papachristou GI, Silvka A, Bartlett DL, Dasyam AK, Hogg M, Lee KK, March JW, Monaco SE, Ohori NP, Pingpank JF, Tsung , Zureikat A, Wald AI, Nikiforova MN. Preoperative Next‐Generation Sequencing of Pancreatic Cyst Fluid is Highly Accurate in Cyst Classification and Detection of Advanced Neoplasia. Gut 2018;67:2131‐2141.

Escobar F, Pantanowitz L, Picarsic J, Craig F, Simons JP, Viswanathan P, Yilmaz S, Monaco SE. Cytomorphology and Sonographic Features of Ectopic Thymic Tissue Diagnosed in Pediatric Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsies. Cytopathology 2018;29:241‐246.

Monaco SE, Mehrad M, Dacic S. Recent advances in the diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma; focus on approach in challenging cases in limited tissue and cytologic samples. Advances in Anatomic Pathology 2018;25:24‐30.

Manzo JL, Cuda J, Pantanowitz L, Xing J, Yu J, Beasley HS, Dhir R, Monaco SE. Clinical Trial Cytology: Use of On‐Site Evaluation of Small Biopsy and FNA Samples for Clinical Trials and Biomarker Research Studies. Cancer Cytopathology 2018;126:481‐89.

Monaco SE, Koah A, Xing J, Ahmed I, Cuda J, Cunningham J, Metahri D, Progar A, Pantanowitz L. Telecytology implementation: Deployment of Telecytology for Rapid Onsite Evaluations at an Academic Medical Center. Diagnostic Cytopathology 2019;47:206‐ 213.

Jo V, Krane J, Pantanowitz L, Monaco SE. HPV‐Associated Neuroendocrine Carcinomas of the Head and Neck in Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsies: Clinicopathologic Features of a Rare Entity. Cancer Cytopathology 2019;127:26‐34.

Xing J, Qi Y, Monaco SE, Pantanowitz L. Determination of Appropriate Urine Volume Cutt‐Off Values for Voided Urine Specimens to Assess Adequacy. Journal of American Society of Cytopathology 2019;8:89‐94.

Dantey K, Pantanowitz L, Xing J, Cuda J, Nestler R, Monaco SE. Cell Block Preparation in Urine Cytology: Examination of Utility and Workflow in an Academic Practice. Journal of American Society of Cytopathology 2019;8:61‐68.

Monaco SE, Baloch ZW, Rossi ED, Teot LA, Wright C. The application of current classification systems in pediatric cytopathology: Perspectives from the pediatric cytopathology symposium at the 20th International Congress of Cytology 2019. Cancer Cytopathol. 2019;127(10):625-63

Farchoukh L, Pantanowitz L, Xing J, Monaco SE. Azzopardi Phenomenon in the Fine Needle Biopsy of Small Cell Carcinoma. Diagnostic Cytopathology 2019;47:837‐838.

Singhi AD, Nikiforova MN, Chennat JS, Papachristou GI, Khalid A, Rabinovitz M, Das R, Sarkaria S, Ayasso MS, Wald AI, Monaco SE, et al. Integrating Next‐Generation Sequencing to Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)‐Obtained Biliary Specimens Improves the Detection and Management of Patients with Malignant Bile Duct Strictures. Gut 2020;69(1):52-61.

Rodriguez EF, Monaco SE, Capelli L, Lipson E, Suresh K, Maleki Z. Immune Checkpoint Blocker‐related Sarcoid‐like Granulomatous Inflammation: A Rare Adverse Event detected in Lymph Node Aspiration Cytology of Patients Treated for Advanced Malignant Melanoma. Hum Pathol. 2019;91:69-76.

Monaco SE, Pantanowitz L, Xing J, Cuda J, Kammula US. Cytological Evaluation of Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocyts for Adoptive Cell Therapy. Am J Clin Pathol. 2020;153(4):513-52.

Monaco SE, Han M, Dietz R, Xing J, Cuda J, Pantanowitz L. Cytological Evaluation of Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocyte (TIL) Adoptive Cell Therapy. Am J Clin Pathol. 2020 31(5):411-418.

Voyten J, Holtzman MP, Pantanowitz L, Dhir R, Beasley HS, Cuda J, Monaco S. Lessons learned from clinical trial queries on small biopsy collections: importance of rapid on-site evaluation. J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2020 9(5):461-468.

Satturwar S, Monaco SE, Xing J, Pantanowitz L. The Utility of Cell Blocks for International Cytopathology Teleconsultation by Whole Slide Imaging. Solicited for special issue on “Digital Imaging in Cytology and what is (im)possible”. Cytopathology. 2020 31(5):419-425.

Satturwar S, Pantanowitz J, Manko C, Seigh L, Monaco SE, Pantanowitz L. Ki-67 Proliferation Index in Neuroendocrine Tumors: Can Augmented Reality Microscopy with Image Analysis Improve Scoring? . Cytopathology. 2020 128(8):535-544.

Upadhyay Baskota S, Monaco SE, Xing J, Pantanowitz L. Peritheliomatous Pattern: A Diagnostic Clue for Diagnosing Metastatic Melanoma in Cytology. Cancer Cytopathol. 2020 128:260-268.

Agarwal T, Monaco SE. Musculoskeletal small biopsies from small patients: current status in 2 academic hospitals. J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2020 9(5):442-449.

Soloff AC, Jones KE, Powers AA, Byrne-Steele M, Wang Y, Lund AW, Yuan JM, Monaco SE, Han J, Dhupar R, Lotze MT. HMGB1 Promotes Myeloid Egress and Limits Lymphatic Clearance of Malignant Pleural Effusions. Front Immunol. 2020 11:2027.

Cecchini MJ, Mukhopadhyay S, Butt YM, Smith ML, Mehrad M, Jones KD, Beasley MB, Monaco SE, Saqi A, Larsen BT. E-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury: A Review for Pathologists. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2020 144(12):1490-1500.

Monaco SE, Dacic S, Seigh L, Hartman DJ, Xing J, Pantanowitz L. Quantitative Image Analysis for CD8 Score in Lung Small Biopsies & Cytology Cell Blocks. Cytopathology. 2020 31(5):393-401.

Dhupar R, Okusanya OT, Eisenberg SH, Monaco SE, Ruffin AT, Liu D, Luketich JD, Kammula US, Bruno TC, Lotze MT, Soloff AC. Characteristics of Malignant Pleural Effusion Resident CD8+ T Cells from a Heterogeneous Collection of Tumors. Int J Mol Sci. 2020 21(17):6178.

Xing J, Monaco SE, Cuda J, Pantanowitz L. Telecytology rapid on-site evaluation: Diagnostic challenges: technical issues and lessons learned. Cytopathology. 2020 31(5):402-410.

Satturwar S, Monaco SE, Xing J, Brand RE, Pantanowitz L. Bizarre benign cells in peri-rectal endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration due to seminal vesicle sampling. Diagn Cytopathol . 2020 48:586-588.

Chevrier M, Monaco SE, Jerome JA, Galateau-Salle F, Churg A, Morrell M, Dacic S. Testing for BAP1 loss and CDKNA/p16 homozygous deletion improves the accurate diagnosis of mesothelial proliferations in effusion cytology.. Cancer Cytopathol. 2020 128(12):939-947.

Thrall MJ, Vrbin C, Barkan GA, Monaco SE, Pambuccian SE, Pantanowitz L, Pitman MB, Kurtycz DFI. Small core needle biopsies in cytology practice: a survey of members of the ASC. J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2020 9(5):310-321.

Zeppa P, Cozzolino I, Caraway N, A-Abbadi M, Barroca H, Bode-Lesniewska B, Calaminic M, Chhieng DF, Ehinger M, Geddie W, Katz R, Lin O, Medeiros J, Monaco SE, Rajwanshi A, Schmitt F, Viehl P, Field A. A Proposal for the Performance, Classification, and Reporting of Lymph Node Fine Needle Aspiration Cytopathology: The Sydney System. Acta Cytologica. 2020 64:306-322.

Satturwar SP, Fuller MY, Monaco SE. Is Milan for Kids?: The Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytology in Pediatric Patients at an Academic Children’s Hospital with Cytology-Histology Correlation. Cancer Cytopathol. 2021 DOI: 10.1002/cncy.22455:PMID: 34076955.

Monaco SE, Brcic L, Dacic S. State of the art cytology of pleural fluid focusing on the diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma. Cytopathology. 2021 DOI: 10.1111/cyt.13055:PMID: 34467576 .

Lajara S, Trejo Bittar HE, Dacic S, Monaco SE, Pantanowitz L. Pulmonary Carcinomas Arising in Association with Scar: Cytomorphologic Features in Histologically Confirmed Cases. Diagn Cytopathol. 2021 DOI: 10.1002/dc.24737:PMID: 33764698 .

Wu RI, Hatlak K, Monaco SE. Trends in Cytopathology Fellowship Positions and Vacancies over the Past Decade. J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2021 DOI: 10.1016/j.jasc.2021.05.005:PMID: 34144937 .

Monaco SE, Nayar R, Wu RI, Staats P, Barkan GA. Cytopathology Fellowship Recruitment: Has the time come to consider a unified approach?. J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2021 DOI: 10.1016/j.jasc.2021.05.001:PMID: 34116968 .

Akhtar I, Khurana K, Staats P, Monaco SE, Florence R. To Whom the Specimen Goes: A look at how touch preparations & needle core biopsies are handled in different practices and the effect on fellowship education. J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2021 In:Press.

Yeker RM, Shaffer AD, Viswanathan P, Witchel SF, Mollen K, Yip L, Monaco SE, Duvvuri U, Simons JP. Yeker RM, Shaffer AD, Viswanathan P, Witchel SF, Mollen K, Yip L, Monaco SE, Duvvuri U, Simons JP. Laryngoscope. 2021 In:Press.

Mollen KP, Shaffer AD, Yip L, Monaco SE, Huyett P, Viswanathan P, Witchel SF, Duvvuri U, Nikiforov YE, Simons JP. Unique Molecular Signatures are associated with aggressive histology in Pediatric Differentiated Thyroid Cancer. Thyroid. 2021 In:Press.

Xing J, Han M, Monaco SE, Dhir R, Roy S, Pantanowitz L. An institutional experience evaluating hTERT immunostaining in 100 consecutive ThinPrep urine specimens. J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2021 10:88-93.

Abstracts, Posters, and Other Presentations:

Nason KS, Schuchert MJ, Luketich JD, Christie NA, Pantanowitz L, Karunamurthy A, Monaco SE. Clinical Utility of Endobronchial Ultrasound‐Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) for the Evaluation of Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy Concerning for Lymphoma. 51st Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, San Diego, CA 2015.

Farchoukh L, Pantanowitz L, Monaco SE. Primary salivary gland type tumor of the lung initially presenting as a hamartoma. Abstract & Poster Presentation. College of American Pathologists (CAP) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL 2015.

Kahmil S, Monaco SE, Ahmed I, Duboy J, Pantanowitz L. Panoptiq Imaging System Compared to Whole Slide Imaging (WSI) for Challenging Pathology Cases. Abstract & Poster Presentation. College of American Pathologists (CAP) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL 2015.

Pantanowitz L, Perlov N, Pantanowitz J, Patadji S, Monaco SE. Diagnostic Utility of Arborizing Stromal Meshwork Fragments in Mucinois Tumors. Abstract & Poster Presentation. American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL 2015. Pantanowitz L, Cuda J, Xing J, Parwani AV, Monaco SE. Gross Cytopathology: Are macroscopic images of value in cytology? Abstract & Poster Presentation. American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL 2015.

Pantanowitz L, Ahmed I, Cuda J, Parwani AV, Monaco SE. “Cyto on the Go”” Can Tablet Devices Support the Mobility of Cytology Services? Abstract & Poster Presentation. American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL 2015.

Pantanowitz L, Cuda J, Xing J, Ahmed I, Parwani AV, Monaco SE. Panoramic Digital Images (Panoptiq) for Cytopathology Screening and Interpretation. Abstract & Poster Presentation. American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL 2015.

Monaco SE, Ranganathan S, Pantanowitz L. 10-year retrospective review of pediatric urine cytology at a tertiary care Children’s Hospital. Abstract & Poster Presentation. American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL 2015.

Theisen B, Pantanowitz L, Seethala R, Luvison A, Monaco SE. HPV Testing in squamous cell carcinomas in non‐gynecological cytology specimens: Concordance of immunostaining for p16 IHC and in situ hybridization for HPV. Abstract & Poster Presentation. 105th Annual USCAP Scientific Meeting, Seattle, WA 2016.

Berg A, Monaco SE, Cuda J, Dhir R, Hrebinko R, Pantanowitz L. Utility of Fine NeedleAspiration and Core Needle Biopsy to Pre‐Operatively Assess Renal Lesions. Abstract& Poster Presentation. 105th Annual USCAP Scientific Meeting, Seattle, WA 2016.

Monaco SE, O’Leary M, Cuda J, Anderson R, Pantanowitz L. Ultrasound Image Storage for Pathologist‐Performed Ultrasound‐Guided Fine Needle Aspiration. Abstract & Poster Presentation. Association of Pathology Informatics (API) Annual Summit, Pittsburgh, PA 2016.

Huyett P, Monaco SE, Simons JP. Pediatric Thyroid Malignancy. Scientific Oral Presentation. AAO‐HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Expo, 2016.

Dantey K, Monaco SE, Xing J, Palekar A, Pantanowitz L. Fine Needle Aspiration of Malignant Mesothelioma Presenting as Localized Tumors. Abstract & Poster Presentation. American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2016. 104.

Monaco SE, Cuda J, Xing J, Dhir R, Manzo J, Pantanowitz L. Clinical Trial Cytology: On‐site Evaluation to Facilitate Samples for Clinical Trials and Biomarker Research. Abstract & Poster Presentation. American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2016.

Dantey K, Pantanowitz L, Picarsic J, Simons J, Monaco SE. Correlation of thyroid core needle biopsies with fine needle aspiration and histological follow‐up in pediatric patients. Abstract & Poster Presentation. American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2016.

Monaco SE, Dacic S, Guo H, Srinivasan M, Pantanowitz L. Comparison of PD‐L1 Immunohistochemical Evaluation in Small Biopsies by Consensus Manual Review and Digital Image Analysis. Abstract & Poster Presentation. American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2016.

Miller S, Xing J, Pantanowitz L, Monaco SE. Characterization and Follow‐up of Atypical Urine Cytology Cases with Cell Clusters. Abstract & Poster Presentation. American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2016.

Monaco SE, Xing J, Pantanowitz L. Credentialing Criteria for Pathologists to ObtainPrivileges to Perform Ultrasound‐Guided Fine Needle Aspiration. Abstract & PosterPresentation. American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, New Orleans,LA 2016.

Monaco SE, Xing J, Silowash R, Cuda J, Pantanowitz L. Ultrasound Training Phantoms for Pathologist Performed Ultrasound‐Guided Fine Needle Aspiration. Abstract & Poster Presentation. American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2016.

Griffith C, Smith A, Pantanowitz L, Monaco SE. A Pattern‐Based Risk Stratification Scheme for Salivary Gland Cytology: A Multi‐Institutional Interobserver Variability Study to Determine Clinical Applicability. Abstract & Platform Presentation. *Winner of the 2016 Geno Saccomanno New Frontiers in Cytology Award. American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2016.

Cuda J, Seigh L, Clark K, Monaco SE, Pantanowitz L. Utilizing Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) to Reduce the Garbage In Garbage Out Effect in the Cytology Laboratory. Abstract & Platform Presentation. American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2016.

Dantey K, Cuda J, Nestler R, Monaco SE, Xing J, Pantanowitz L. Utility of Cell Block Preparation in Urine Cytology (#346). United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), San Antonio, Texas 2017.

Lopez Nunez O, Pantanowitz L, Monaco SE. Diagnosis of Ectopic Intrathyroidal Thymic Tissue by Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy in Pediatric Patients. Abstract & Platform Presentation. Pennsylvania Association of Pathologists Annual Scientific Meeting, Harrisburg, PA 2017.

Monaco SE, Cuda J, DeFrances MC, Pantanowitz L. Providing feedback to Trainees on Cytology Diagnostic Skills using CoPath Correlation Reports. Abstract & Poster Presentation. American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ 2017.

Hanna MG, Cuda J, Monaco SE, Pantanowitz L. Should Cytology Workload Limits be Adjusted when Screening Digital Cytology Slides? Abstract & Poster Presentation. American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ 2017.

Mosquera‐Zamudio A, Hanna MG, Monaco SE, Xing J, Zhao C, Harper T, Pantanowitz L. International Telecytology Feasibility Using Digitally Scanned Cell Block Slides. Abstract & Poster Presentation. American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ 2017.

Xing J, Cuda J, Pantanowitz L, Monaco SE. The Paris System for Reporting Urinary Cytology is Helpful to Reduce Atypical Diagnoses: An Institutional Experience. Abstract& Poster Presentation. American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ 2017.

Pantanowitz L, Xing J, Monaco SE. Troublesome Touches: Cytomorphological Artifacts & Problems Encountered with Touch Preparations. Abstract & Poster Presentation. American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ 2017.

Monaco SE, Xing J, Pantanowitz L. Utility of The Paris System for Reporting Urinary Cytology in Upper Urinary Tract Specimens. Abstract & Poster Presentation. American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ 2017.

Pantanowitz L, Clark K, Cuda J, Monaco SE. Cytology Specimen Collection Containers That May Cause Mucin‐like Contamination (#2193). Abstract & Poster Presentation. USCAP Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC 2018.

Qi Y, Monaco SE, Xing J, Pantanowitz L. Determination of Appropriate Urine Volume Cut‐Off Values for Cytology Adequacy (#468). Abstract & Poster Presentation. USCAP Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC 2018.

Patadji S, Monaco SE, Pantanowitz L, Yatsenko S. The Role of Cytology in Resolving Issues Related to Which Large B‐Cell Lymphoma Should Have Fluorescent in Situ Hybridization Studies Performed to Identify High Grade B‐Cell Lymphomas (#463), abstract & Poster Presentation. USCAP Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC 2018.

Jo VY, Krane J, Pantanowitz L, Monaco SE. HPV‐Associated Neuroendocrine Carcinomas of the Head and Neck in Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (#419). Abstract& Poster Presentation. USCAP Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC 2018.

Monaco SE, Huyett P, Nikiforov YE, Yip L, Viswanathan PA, Witchel SF, Duvvuri U, Mollen K, Simons JP. Small Nodules in Small Patients: Clinicopathological Findings in Pediatric Thyroid Microcarcinomas. American Thyroid Association (ATA) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC 2018. Poster & Platform presentation.

Koah AE, Pantanowitz L, Cuda J, Xing J, Monaco SE. Comparing ROSEs: A Comparison of Telecytology ROSE with Traditional ROSE. Abstract & Poster Presentation (poster #PST155). American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC 2018.

Fuller MY, Monaco SE. Is Milan for kids? The Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytopathology in Pediatric Patients at an Academic Children’s Hospital. Abstract& Poster Presentation (poster #PST031). American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC 2018.

Monaco SE, Xing J, Ohori NP, Austin RM, DeFrances MC, Pantanowitz L. Comparison of Quantitative Internal and External Measures of Performance During Cytopathology Fellowship. Abstract & Poster Presentation (poster #PST018). American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC 2018.

Xing J, Monaco SE, Pantanowitz L. The Ability of The Paris System to Stratify the Risk of High‐Grade Urothelial Carcinoma. Abstract & Poster Presentation (poster #PST086). American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC 2018.

Xing J, Monaco SE, Pantanowitz L. Diagnostic Utility and Potential Pitfalls of PAX8 Immunostain in Exfoliative Specimens. Abstract & Poster Presentation (poster # PST004). American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC 2018.

Silowash R, Monaco SE, Pantanowitz L. Clinical Outcome of Suspicious Diagnoses in Pancreatic Cytology and Small Biopsies. Abstract & Poster Presentation (poster #PST072). American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC 2018.

Cunningham J, Monaco SE, Xing J, Cuda J, Metahri D, Pantanowitz L. Utility of CellDetect® to Reduce Indeterminate Urine Cytology Cases. Abstract & Poster Presentation (poster #PST090). American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC 2018.

Pantanowitz L, Xing J, Cuda J, Monaco SE. The Value of a Quality Assurance Program when Performing Telecytology for ROSE. Abstract & Poster Presentation (poster #PST156). American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC 2018.

Pantanowitz L, Allen E, Callenberg K, Sanghvi A, Monaco SE, Xing J, Kolowitz B. Community crowdsourcing tool to expedite annotations for deep learning in pathology. Pathology Informatics Summit. Pittsburgh, PA 2018. Published in Journal of Pathology Informatics 2018;9(50):S14.

Satturwar S, Pantanowitz J, Manko C, Monaco SE, Ahmed I, Pantanowitz L. Ki67 Proliferation Index in Neuroendocrine Tumors: Can Augmented Reality (AR) Microscopy with Image Analysis Improve Scoring. Abstract & Poster Presentation USCAP Annual Meeting , Los Angeles, California, February 28-March 5, 2020.

Lajara S, Trejo Bittar HE, Dacic S, Monaco SE, Pantanowitz L. Pulmonary Scar Carcinomas: Cytomorphologic Features in Histologically Confirmed Cases. Abstract & Poster Presentation USCAP Annual Meeting , Los Angeles, California, February 28-March 5, 2020.

Singhi AD, Wald AI, Ohori NP, Monaco SE, Nikiforova MN. The identification of non-V600E BRAF mutations in GNAS-Mutant Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms. Abstract & Poster Presentation USCAP Annual Meeting , Los Angeles, California, February 28-March 5, 2020.

Garbin S, Shaffer A, Squires J, Vaughan KG, Viswanathan P, Witchel S, Mollen K, Yip L, Monaco SE, Duvvuri U, Simons J. Validity of the Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS) in a Pediatric Population (#2020-A-467-ASPO). Abstract & Poster Presentation American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, May 2020.

Yeker RM, Shaffer A, Viswanathan P, Witchel S, Mollen K, Yip L, Monaco SE, Duvvuri U, Simons J. Association between chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis and aggressiveness of pediatric differentiated thyroid cancer (#2020-A-371-ASPO). Abstract & Poster Presentation American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, May 2020.

Voyten J, Holtzman M, Pantanowitz L, Dhir R, Beasley S, Cuda J, Monaco SE. Lessons Learned from Clinical Trial Queries on Small Biopsy Collections from an Academic Medical Center. Abstract & Poster Presentation American Society of Clinical Oncology, Chicago, Illinois, May 2020.

Lajara S, Dacic S, Pantanowitz L, Xing J, Monaco SE. Small biopsies of Histologically-confirmed pulmonary adenosquamous carcinoma: Morphologic, immunophenotypic, and Molecular Findings. Abstract & Poster Presentation American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) 68th Annual Meeting , Virtual, November 2020.

Decesere A, Cuda J, Monaco IV EA, Pantanowitz L, Monaco SE. Benchmarking Cytology Support for ROSE during EBUS, EUS, and other Bronchoscopic Procedures. Abstract & Poster Presentation American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) 68th Annual Meeting , Virtual, November 2020.

Akhtar I, Monaco SE et al. Comparison of Perspectives on a Unified Cytopathology Fellowship Recruitment: Results of the ASC Cytopathology Program Director and Trainee Survey. Platform Presentation American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) 68th Annual Meeting , Virtual, March 2021.

Wall S, Brown A, Meschter S, Zelonis MK, Mullay S, Prichard JW, Monaco SE. Use of an Analytical Software Application linked to the Pathology Laboratory Information System to Obtain Cytopathology Lab Performance Data, Quality Data, and Staff Competency Metrics. Abstract and virtual poster United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Virtual meeting, March 2021.

Lynn TJ, Ding Y, Alvi M, Zelonis MK, Monaco SE. Optimization of Thyroid Samples for Molecular Testing: Lessons learned from indeterminate thyroid fine needle aspirations with suboptimal cytology and molecular testing results. . Abstract and virtual poster United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Virtual meeting, March 2021.

Joseph N, Snyder D, Lin F, Frank R, Monaco SE. Impact of Telecytology Implementation on utilization and diagnostic categories in different cytopathology specimen sources. Poster Presentation American Society of Cytopathology, Chicago, IIllinois, November 17-20, 2021.

Lynn TJ, Liu H, Lee SM, Monaco SE. Assessing Confidence and Competence in Ultrasound-guided FNA using an Educational Program with Simulation for Cytopathology Fellows. Poster Presentation American Society of Cytopathology, Chicago, IIllinois, November 17-20, 2021.

Pramick M, Mehr C, Prichard J, Monaco SE. Analysis of Impact of Pre-Analytical Factors on Theranostic Markers in Small Biopsies of Breast Cancer at Remote Locations. Poster Presentation American Society of Cytopathology, Chicago, IIllinois, November 17-20, 2021.

Books

Khalbuss WE, Monaco SE, Pantanowitz L. ASCP Quick Compendium and Atlas of Cytopathology. ASCP press, 2013, 592 pages.

Monaco SE, Khalbuss WE, Pantanowitz L. Endobronchial ultrasound‐guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS‐TBNA) Cytomorphology & Atlas: A Practical Approach. Springer, 2014, 200 pages.

Monaco SE, Teot LA. Pediatric Cytopathology – A Practical Approach. Springe,r 2017, 253 pages.

Pantanowitz L, Xing J, Monaco SE. Atlas of Touch Preparation Cytopathology. Springer, 2018, 310 pages.

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