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Dr. Michael Torbenson


Gastrointestinal Pathology

Clinical Interests

Dr. Torbenson is interested in liver and gastrointestinal disease as well as transplant pathology. Currently, his research is focused on viral hepatitis and he is investigating the prevalence and significance of occult hepatitis B infections (HBsAg negative, HBV DNA positive). He is also interested in primary hepatocellular neoplasms and am involved in a variety of clinicopathological studies. He also has a long-standing interest in archaeology and the history of medicine.

Journal Citations

Torbenson M, Wang J, Nichols L, Jain A, Fung J, Nalesnik MA. Occult nonhematopoietic malignancies present at autopsy in solid organ transplant patients who died within 100 days. Transplantation 2001; 71 (1):64-70.

Minervini MI, Torbenson M, Scantlebury V, Vivas C, Jordan M, Shapiro R, Randhawa P. Acute renal allograft rejection with severe tubulitis (Banff 1997grade 1B). American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 2000 24(4):553-8.

Torbenson M, Wang J, Nichols L, Randhawa P, Nalesnik MA. Renal cortical neoplasms in long term survivors of solid organ transplantation.Transplantation. 2000 15;69(5):864-8.

Torbenson M, Kelly R, Erlen J, Cropcho L, Moraca M, Beiler B, Rao KN,Virji M. Lash's: A bitter medicine: Biochemical analysis of a historical proprietary medicine. Historical Archaeology 2000, 34(2):56-64.


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