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Emanuela Fernandes T Veras, M.B.B.S.

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Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish

Expertise: Pathology


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

401 N. Broadway
Pathology, Weinberg Building, Suite 2240
Baltimore, MD 21231 map

Sibley Pathology Dept

5255 Loughboro RD NW
Pathology Dept
Washington, DC 20016 map
Phone: 202-537-4455
Fax: 202-537-4466


Dr. Veras has started her career at Duke University Medical Center (DUMC) in 2010 where she focused her interests in the areas of Gynecologic and Pancretobiliary Pathology. At the DUMC, she collaborated with a number of investigators in studies of human pancreatic cell secretomes to identify a potential pancreatic cancer marker, as well as contributed to a reference Gynecologic Pathology book chapter as an author.

Before joining DUMC as a faculty member, Dr. Veras spent a year as a clinical fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she developed an interest in clear cell carcinomas of the ovary and published a large series of cases with detailed description of their clinical and pathologic features. Later on, as Oncologic Pathology fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, she further studied atypical smooth muscle tumors of uterine origin, the latter which yielded to podium presentations at national meetings and multiple publications.

Dr. Veras spent two years in community practice upon leaving DUMC to return to The Johns Hopkins Medicine at Sibley Memorial Hospital (SMH) last September, 2015. She is an active member of the International Society of Gynecologic Pathology and currently works in close collaboration with the main campus investigators to establish a Tumor Tissue Repository for Gynecological specimens at SMH, as well as to further advance her own research studies in atypical uterine smooth muscle and ovarian neoplasia.
Dr. Veras is working in close collaboration with the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy team of clinicians at SMH to expand the recently started EUS-FNA program for pancreatic lesions, the latter which will benefit a large number of patients in the DC area. more

Departments / Divisions



  • MBBS, Centro De Cienciasda Saude Fundacao (1999)


  • Centro De Cienciasda Saude Fundacao / Internal Medicine (2002)
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston / Pathology (2007)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pathology (2008)
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center / Pathology (2010)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pathology / Pathology- Anatomic or Clinical (2007)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

"Low-grade leiomyosarcoma" and late-recurring smooth muscle tumors of the uterus: a heterogenous collection of frequently misdiagnosed tumors associated with an overall favorable prognosis relative to conventional uterine leiomyosarcomas. Veras E, Zivanovic O, Jacks L, Chiappetta D, Hensley M, Soslow R. Am J Surg Pathol. 2011 Nov;35(11):1626-37. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0b013e31822b44d2. PMID: 21921786 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

A nomogram to predict postresection 5-year overall survival for patients with uterine leiomyosarcoma. Zivanovic O, Jacks LM, Iasonos A, Leitao MM Jr, Soslow RA, Veras E, Chi DS, Abu-Rustum NR, Barakat RR, Brennan MF, Hensley ML. Cancer. 2012 Feb 1;118(3):660-9. doi: 10.1002/cncr.26333. Epub 2011 Jul 12. PMID: 21751199 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Comparing human pancreatic cell secretomes by in vitro aptamer selection identifies cyclophilin B as a candidate pancreatic cancer biomarker. Ray P, Rialon-Guevara KL, Veras E, Sullenger BA, White RR. J Clin Invest. 2012 May;122(5):1734-41. doi: 10.1172/JCI62385. Epub 2012 Apr 9. PMID: 22484812 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Regional differences in gallbladder cancer pathogenesis: insights from a comparison of cell cycle-regulatory, PI3K, and pro-angiogenic protein expression. Butte JM, Torres J, Veras EF, Matsuo K, Gönen M, D'Angelica MI, Waugh E, Meneses M, Inayama Y, Fong Y, Dematteo RP, De La Fuente H, Endo I, Klimstra DS, Jarnagin WR.Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 May;20(5):1470-81. doi: 10.1245/s10434-012-2761-0. Epub 2012 Dec 1. PMID: 23212762 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Predictive value of endocervical curettage at cervical conization and provider practices in management of high-grade cervical dysplasia. Barlin JN, Bristow RE, Murillo AM, Zahurak M, Veras E, Salani R. J Reprod Med. 2010 Mar-Apr;55(3-4):129-33. PMID: 20506673 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Mitosis-specific marker phospho-histone H3 in the assessment of mitotic index in uterine smooth muscle tumors: a pilot study. Veras E, Malpica A, Deavers MT, Silva EG. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2009 Jul;28(4):316-21. doi: 10.1097/PGP.0b013e318193df97. PMID: 19483635 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Ovarian intestinal type mucinous borderline tumors: are we ready for a nomenclature change? Chiesa AG, Deavers MT, Veras E, Silva EG, Gershenson D, Malpica A. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2010 Mar;29(2):108-12. doi: 10.1097/PGP.0b013e3181bc2706. PMID: 20173495 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Frequent activating mutations of PIK3CA in ovarian clear cell carcinoma. Kuo KT, Mao TL, Jones S, Veras E, Ayhan A, Wang TL, Glas R, Slamon D, Velculescu VE, Kuman RJ, Shih IeM. Am J Pathol. 2009 May;174(5):1597-601. doi: 10.2353/ajpath.2009.081000. Epub 2009 Apr 6. PMID: 19349352 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article

Cystic and adenofibromatous clear cell carcinomas of the ovary: distinctive tumors that differ in their pathogenesis and behavior: a clinicopathologic analysis of 122 cases. Veras E, Mao TL, Ayhan A, Ueda S, Lai H, Hayran M, Shih IeM, Kurman RJ. Am J Surg Pathol. 2009 Jun;33(6):844-53. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0b013e31819c4271. PMID: 19342944 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Metastatic HPV-related cervical adenocarcinomas presenting with thromboembolic events (Trousseau Syndrome): clinicopathologic characteristics of 2 cases. Veras E, Srodon M, Neijstrom ES, Ronnett BM. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2009 Mar;28(2):134-9. doi: 10.1097/PGP.0b013e318186a83b. PMID: 19188822 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Myometrial myxoidosis: a report of 2 cases of a distinctive type of secondary myometrial hypertrophy in patients with lupus erythematosus. Veras E, Junkins-Hopkins JM, Marinis S, Vang R. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2009 Mar;28(2):164-71. doi: 10.1097/PGP.0b013e3181846c87. PMID: 19188817 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Ovarian nonsmall cell neuroendocrine carcinoma: a clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical study of 11 cases. Veras E, Deavers MT, Silva EG, Malpica A. Am J Surg Pathol. 2007 May;31(5):774-82. PMID: 17460463 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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