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Russell Stephen Vang, M.D.
Director, Division of Gynecologic Pathology In-house Service
Professor of Pathology
Expertise: Gynecologic/Obstetric Pathology
Research Interests: Primary and secondary epithelial tumors of the ovary and fallopian tube; diagnostic gynecologic pathology; serous borderline tumor ...read more
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
401 North Broadway Pathology, Weinberg Building, Suite 2242 Baltimore, MD 21231-2410
Dr. Russell Vang is Professor of Pathology and Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His area of clinical expertise is gynecologic pathology. Dr. Vang serves as the director of the Division of Gynecologic Pathology In-house Service and co-director of the Gynecologic Pathology Consultation Service.
He earned his M.D. from the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Vang completed his residency in Pathology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Additional training included fellowships at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (Gynecologic & Breast Pathology) and Stanford University Medical Center (Surgical Pathology).
Dr. Vang's research interests include primary and secondary epithelial tumors of the ovary and Fallopian tube.
He serves on the editorial boards of Modern Pathology, American Journal of Clinical Pathology, and International Journal of Gynecological Pathology. He has been recognized by the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists with the Robert E. Scully Young Investigator Award. Dr. Vang is a member of several professional organizations, including the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists and the Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists.
- Director, Division of Gynecologic Pathology In-house Service
- Co-Director, Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship Training Program
- Co-Director, Gynecologic Pathology Consultation Service
- Professor of Pathology
- Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Centers & Institutes
- MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (1995)
- University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston / Pathology (2000)
- Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (2001)
- Stanford University Medical Center / Pathology (2001)
- American Board of Pathology / Anatomic & Clinical Pathology (2000)
Research & Publications
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 serous borderline tumors of the ovary (atypical proliferative serous tumor and non-invasive low-grade [micropapillary] serous carcinoma) using a large population-based cohort from Denmark. This has been an on-going project for over 10 years. Some of the clinical and epidemiologic studies from this cohort are now published, and the corresponding pathology and molecular studies are currently in progress. It is hoped that they will clarify the behavior of serous borderline tumors (especially the micropapillary types) and tumors with extra-ovarian implants. Other research interests have included serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma of the fallopian tube and metastatic carcinomas involving the ovary.
Selected PublicationsView all on Pubmed
Vang R, Yemelyanova A, Seidman JD. Differential Diagnoses in Surgical Pathology: Gynecologic Tract. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2017
VandenBussche CJ, Ali SZ, Rosenthal DL, Vang R. Atlas of Gynecologic Cytopathology with Histopathologic Correlations. New York, NY: Demos Medical Publishing, 2015.
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 CS, Young RH, eds. WHO Classification of Tumours of Female Reproductive Organs, 4th Edition. Lyon, France: IARC Press, 2014:83-86.
Vang R, Wheeler JE. Diseases of the fallopian tube and paratubal region. In: Kurman RJ, Ellenson LH, Ronnett BM, eds. Blaustein’s Pathology of the Female Genital Tract, 6th Edition. New York, NY: Springer, 2011:529-78.
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.
Activities & Honors
- John Hill Brinton Award, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and American Registry of Pathology, 2004
- Robert E. Scully Young Investigator Award, International Society of Gynecological Pathologists, 2007
- Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists
- International Society of Gynecological Pathologists
- United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
- Director, Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship Training Program, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2005
- Editorial Board, International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
- Editorial Board, American Journal of Clinical Pathology
- Editorial Board, Modern Pathology
- President, Maryland Society of Pathologists, 2010