Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Education and Experience
- University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (Dallas TX)/ (1995)
- University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (Houston TX)/ Pathology (2000)
- Stanford University Medical Center (Palo Alto CA)/ Surgical Pathology (2001)
- Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (Washington DC)/ Gynecologic and Breast Pathology (2001)
- Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology (2000)
Robert E. Scully Young Investigator Award, 2007 (International Society of Gynecological Pathologists)
- Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
- Gynecologic Pathology
Editorial Board, Am J Clin Pathol
My research interests include clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical studies of ovarian tumors, particularly epithelial and sex cord-stromal types. Currently, I am in the process of investigating various immunohistochemical markers that may help distinguish metastatic carcinoma involving the ovary from primary ovarian mucinous tumors. In addition, I am undertaking two major clinicopathologic studies of surface epithelial-stromal tumors of the ovary. One involves the histologic reproducibility of the W.H.O. classification of carcinomas. This study, linked with clinical and molecular features, may provide modifications for the current histologic classification system. The other study pertains to serous borderline tumors of the ovary (atypical proliferative serous tumor and non-invasive micropapillary serous carcinoma). Using a large population-based cohort from Denmark, it is hoped that this study will clarify the behavior of both micropapillary serous borderline tumors and tumors with extra-ovarian implants.
Vang R, Tavassoli FA, Andersen ES. Tumours of the vagina: Melanotic, neuroectodermal, lymphoid and secondary tumours. In: Tavassoli FA, Deville P, eds. World Health Organization Classification of Tumors. Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Breast and Female Genital Organs. Lyon, France: IARC Press, 2003:308-11.
Vang R, Ronnett BM. Metastatic and miscellaneous primary tumors of the ovary. In: Nucci MR, Oliva E, eds. Gynecologic Pathology. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2009:539-613.
Talerman A, Vang R. Non-specific tumors of the ovary, including mesenchymal tumors. In: Kurman RJ, Ellenson LH, Ronnett, eds. Blausteins Pathology of the Female Genital Tract, 6th edition. New York, NY: Springer, 2011:909-928.
Talerman A, Vang R. Germ cell tumors of the ovary. In: Kurman RJ, Ellenson LH, Ronnett, eds. Blausteins Pathology of the Female Genital Tract, 6th edition. New York, NY: Springer, 2011:847-908.
Vang R, Wheeler JE. Diseases of the fallopian tube and paratubal region. In: Kurman RJ, Ellenson LH, Ronnett, eds. Blausteins Pathology of the Female Genital Tract, 6th edition. New York, NY: Springer, 2011:529-578.
Vang R, Cheung ANY, Kommoss F, Matias-Guiu X, Ronnett BM, Young RH. Tumours of the ovary: Secondary tumours. In: Kurman RJ, Carcangiu ML, Herrington S, Young RH, eds. World Health Organization Classification of Tumours of Female Reproductive Organs, 4th Edition. Lyon, France: IARC Press. (In Press)
Vang R, Ronnett BM. A practical approach to mucinous tumors involving the ovary: distinction of primary from metastatic tumors and prediction of site of origin for metastases of uncertain origin. Pathol Case Rev 2006;11:18-30.
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- Primary and secondary epithelial tumors of the ovary and fallopian tube
* Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists
* United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology