Dr. Cinthia B. Drachenberg is a
Professor of Pathology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Medical Director of the Immunohistology and Diagnostic Electron Microscopy Laboratories at the University of Maryland Hospital. Her primary interests are renal and pancreas transplantation pathology, oncogenesis and prostate carcinoma. She has been a significant contributor to the understanding of pancreas allograft rejection histopathology and directed the focus discussion on pancreas transplant pathology at the IV Banff Conference on Allograft Pathology in March, 1997. She has published more than 50 scientific articles.
Drachenberg CB, Papadimitriou JC, Klassen DK, Racusen LC, Hoehn-Saric EW, Weir MR, Kuo PC, Schweitzer EJ, Johnson LB and Bartlett ST. Evaluation of pancreas transplant needle biopsy: reproducibility and revision of histologic grading system. Transplantation 1997;63(11):1579-1586
Kuo PC, Johnson LB, Schweitzer EJ, Klassen DK, Hoehn-Saric EW, Weir MR, Drachenberg CB, Papadimitriou JC and Bartlett ST. Solitary pancreas allografts. The role of percutaneous biopsy and standardized histologic grading of rejection. Arch Surg 1997;132(1):52-57.
Papadimitriou JC, Klassen DK, Ioffe OB, Bartlett ST, Hebel JR and Drachenberg CB. Identification of histological features differentiating pancreatic allograft rejection from nonrejection-related pathology in needle biopsies. Transplant Proc 1997;29(1-2):679.
Drachenberg CB, Papadimitriou JC, Weir MR, Klassen DK, Hoehn-Saric E and Bartlett ST. Histologic findings in islets of whole pancreas allografts: lack of evidence for recurrent cell-mediated diabetes mellitus. Transplantation 1996;62(12):1770-1772.
Drachenberg C, Klassen D, Bartlett S, Hoehn-Saric E, Schweitzer E, Johnson L, Weir M and Papadimitriou J. Histologic grading of pancreas acute allograft rejection in percutaneous needle biopsies. Transplant Proc 1996;28(1):512-513.
Klassen DK, Hoen-Saric EW, Weir MR, Papadimitriou JC, Drachenberg CB, Johnson L, Schweitzer EJ and Bartlett ST. Isolated pancreas rejection in combined kidney pancreas tranplantation. Transplantation 1996;61(6):974-977.