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Russell Stephen Vang, MD

Director, Division of Gynecologic Pathology In-house Service
Associate Professor of Pathology

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Titles

  • Director, Division of Gynecologic Pathology In-house Service
  • Associate Professor of Pathology
  • Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Centers & Institutes

  • Breast Center
  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Expertise

Gynecologic Pathology, Pathology

Research Interests

Primary and secondary epithelial tumors of the ovary and fallopian tube

Biography

Dr. Russell Stephen Vang is an associate professor of pathology and gynecology and obstetrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include gynecologic pathology and pathology. Dr. Vang serves as the director of the Division of Gynecologic Pathology In-house Service.

He earned his M.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He performed a fellowship at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and a fellowship in pathology at Stanford University Medical Center.

Dr. Vang's research interests include primary and secondary epithelial tumors of the ovary and Fallopian tube.

He serves on the editorial boards of American Journal of Clinical Pathology and International Journal of Gynecological Pathology. He has been recognized by the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists with a Robert E. Scully Young Investigator Award. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists and the Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists.

Languages

  • English

Memberships

  • International Society of Gynecological Pathologists
  • Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology

Additional Resources

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  • Education +

    Training

    • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (Dallas TX) (1995)

    Residencies

    • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston / Pathology (Houston TX) (2000)

    Fellowships

    • Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (Washington DC) (2001)
    • Stanford University Medical Center / Pathology (Palo Alto CA) (2001)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Pathology / Anatomic & Clinical Pathology (2000)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Vang’s research interests include clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical studies of ovarian tumors, particularly epithelial and sex cord-stromal types. Currently, he is in the process of investigating various immunohistochemical markers that may help distinguish metastatic carcinoma involving the ovary from primary ovarian mucinous tumors. In addition, he is 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). This study uses a large population-based cohort from Denmark, and it is hoped that it will clarify the behavior of both micropapillary serous borderline tumors and tumors with extra-ovarian implants.

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. 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)
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    John Hill Brinton Award, 2004 (Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and American Registry of Pathology)

    Robert E. Scully Young Investigator Award, 2007 (International Society of Gynecological Pathologists)

    Professional Activities

    • Editorial Board, Int J Gynecol Pathol, 2004 - Present
    • Editorial Board, Am J Clin Pathol, 2008 - Present
    • Editorial Board, Mod Pathol, 2013 - Present
    • President, Maryland Society of Pathologists, 2010 - 2012
    • Director, Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship Training Program (The Johns Hopkins Hospital), 2005 - 2013
    • Member, Committee on Classification and Nomenclature of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists (Ovary and Fallopian Tube Subcommittee), 2012 - 2013
    • Executive Committee (Member-at-Large), International Society of Gynecological Pathologists, 2013 - 2015
    • Member, International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting Expert Panel (carcinomas of the ovary, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal sites), 2013 - Present
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    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Dept. of Pathology Room Div. of Gynecologic Pathology
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 443-287-4996
    Appointment Phone: 443-287-4996
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    Department/Division

    • Pathology

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