Cytopathology/FNA

Cytopathology is the Anatomic Pathology subspecialty involved with the study of individual cells. Our division encompasses both Exfoliative Cytology and the Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Service.

The Exfoliative service includes Gynecologic cytology (Papanicolaou tests), as well as the examination of body fluids (such as pleural, pericardial, peritoneal and cerebrospinal fluids), respiratory and urinary specimens. Our state of the art core laboratory processes both liquid-based and conventional pap tests with on-site ancillary testing for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).

The Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) Biopsy Service is active in the performance of superficial FNAs for outpatient and hospital patients. We see patients in our clinic and perform biopsies of palpable lesions as well as with the use of ultrasound for thyroid and other sites. We also provide rapid on-site interpretation for FNAs performed by interventionalists in other specialties. Diagnostic results are generally available within 24-48 hours. We routinely utilize other Duke University Health System laboratories to perform immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, molecular diagnostics and cytogenetics on FNA samples, and issue an integrated diagnostic report.

For Patients, please see this explanation of the FNA process.

All the Cytopathology faculty are certified in Cytopathology by the American Board of Pathology, and routinely work with both exfoliative and FNA cases. We have a long-standing ACGME accredited Cytopathology fellowship program.

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Faculty

Claudia K. Jones, MD   Division Director   ABP board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Cytopathology.
Dr. Jones maintains an active practice in gynecologic, non-gynecologic exfoliative and FNA cytology. She has particular interest in FNA cases of the thyroid, salivary gland, pancreas and soft tissue.

Sarah M. Bean, MD is a Cytopathologist and Breast and Gynecologic Surgical Pathologist who specializes in women's health care.  Since 2006, she has provided excellent patient care at Duke.  She is also a passionate medical educator, involved in graduate medical education (GME) and continuing medical education (CME). Her current scholarly interests include human papillomavirus (HPV), p16, GME, feedback, competence, milestones, professionalism and generational differences in learners.

Raj C. Dash, MD  is a board certified pathologist with fellowship training in Cytopathology and Informatics.  He currently serves as the Beaker physician champion and Director for Laboratory Informatics Strategy.  He has an undergraduate degree in computer science and specializes in medical informatics, fine needle aspiration cytology and surgical pathology of breast cancer.  Dr. Dash is active on a number of national committees serving the College of American Pathologists, including the Informatics Committee (serving as chair). 

Wen-Chi Foo, MD  is an Assistant Professor who specializes in Cytopathology and Genitourinary surgical pathology.  Her current academic pursuits involve independent and collaborative research involving prostate cancer and urinary cytology.

Xiaoyin "Sara" Jiang, MD   is an Assistant Professor of Pathology specializing in cytopathology and surgical pathology.  Her areas of expertise include fine-needle aspiration biopsy, cytopathology, and thyroid neoplasia. She performs ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies in her clinic. Her diagnostic work spans the areas of cytopathology and surgical pathology of the head and neck and endocrine systems, working with a multidisciplinary team to improve diagnosis and understanding of disease.  Sara's research focuses broadly on improving diagnosis and prognostic markers on surgical and cytopathology samples, specifically in the endocrine and head/neck areas. Her research efforts have centered on cytopathology performance and improving diagnosis and prognosis of thyroid carcinoma. Specific areas of study include, 1) performance of cytopathology and fine needle aspiration biopsy, 2) the performance of ancillary and molecular diagnostics to enhance diagnostic accuracy in fine-needle aspiration biopsy, and 3) molecular determinants of tumor aggressiveness. Additional interests include medical education and professional use of social media in medicine. Follow her on Twitter @Sara_Jiang.

Kyle C. Strickland, MD PhD  specializes in cytopathology and women's and perinatal surgical pathology.  His areas of interest include epithelial and mesenchymal gynecologic neoplasia and fine needle aspiration cytology.

Claudia K. Jones, MD, Sarah M. Bean, MD, Raj C. Dash, MD, Wen-Chi Foo, MD, Xiaoyin "Sara" Jiang, MD, Danielle Elliot Range, MD, Michael Waugh, MD,Kyle C. Strickland, MD PhD
Faculty
Claudia K. Jones, MD

Claudia K. Jones, MD

Director

DUMC 3712

Durham, NC 27710

Office: 919-684-3950

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Sarah M. Bean, MD

Sarah M. Bean, MD

Office: 919-681-6413

Fax: 919-681-7634

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Raj C. Dash, MD

Raj C. Dash, MD

Office: 919-668-3352

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Wen-Chi Foo, MD

Wen-Chi Foo, MD

Office: 919-668-4782

Fax: 919-681-7634

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Xiaoyin "Sara" Jiang, MD

Xiaoyin "Sara" Jiang, MD

DUMC 3712

Durham, NC 27710

Office: 919-684-3641

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Avani Pendse, MD

Avani Pendse, MD, PhD

DUMC 3712

Durham, NC 27710

Office: 919-668-7831

Fax: 919-681-7634

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Danielle Elliott Range, MD

Danielle Elliott Range, MD

DUMC 3712

Durham, NC 27710

Office: 919-668-5670

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Kyle.Strickland MD PhD

DUMC 3712

Durham NC, 27710

Office: 919-684-3205

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Michael Waugh, MD

3643 North Roxboro Road

Durham, NC 27704

Office: 919-470-5252

Fax: 919-470-7373

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