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Michael S. Icardi, MD

Chairman, Department of Veterans Affairs/Molecular Genetics Pathology Workgroup
National Director, Department of Veterans Affairs/Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Regional Commissioner, Department of Veterans Affairs
Staff Physician, Veterans Affairs Medical Center-Pathology Services/Medical Center Pathology Services
Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology

Contact Information

Primary Office
Iowa City, IA 52242


BS, University of Miami, Miami, FL
MD, University of Miami, Miami, FL
Resident, University of Minnesota
Resident, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital - Miami, FL
Fellow, Immunopathology, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital - Miami, FL

Licensure and Certifications

Anatomic Pathology - American Board of Pathology
Clinical Pathology - American Board of Pathology
State of Florida Medical License - Florida Board of Medicine

Research Summary

Dr. Icardi's research interests are primarily related to Flow cytometry, FISH, and Transplant Pathology and include projects related to Hepatitis C recurrence in liver allografts and the effect of microchimerism on long term graft survival.


Beste, L. A., Icardi, M., Hunt, C. M., Gylys-Colwell, I., Lowy, E., Taylor, L., Morgan, T. R., Chang, M. F., Maier, M. M. & Cheung, R. (2019). Alanine Aminotransferase Results Differ by Analyzer Manufacturer in a National Integrated Health Setting, 2012-2017. Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine. PMID: 31697169.

Lenert, P., Icardi, M. & Dahmoush, L. (2013). ANA(+) systenus vasculitis associated with the use of Minocycline: case-based review. Clin Rheum.

Icardi, M., McClatichie, K. (2013). Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Services Handbook. Washington D.C.: VHA.

Icardi, M., Mann, R. (2013). PT-INR Self Testing Handbook. Washington D.C.: VAIQ.

Icardi, M. S., Bandyopadhyay, S., Friedman, R. C., Marquez, R. T., Keck, K., Kong, B., Icardi, M. S., Brown, K. E., Burge, C. B., Schmidt, W. N., Wang, Y. & McCaffrey, A. P. (2011). Hepatitis C virus infection and hepatic stellate cell activation downregulate miR-29: miR-29 overexpression reduces hepatitis C viral abundance in culture. The Journal of infectious diseases, 203(12), 1753-62. PMID: 21606534.

Goldman, F., Gurel, Z., Al-Zubeidi, D., Fried, A., Icardi, M., Song, C. & Dovat, S. (2011). Congenital pancytopenia and absence of B lymphocytes in a neonate with a mutation in the ikaros gene. Pediatr Blood Cancer.

Marquez, R. T., Bandyopadhyay, S., Wendlandt, E. B., Keck, K., Hoffer, B. A., Icardi, M. S., Christensen, R. N., Schmidt, W. N. & McCaffrey, A. P. (2010). Correlation between microRNA expression levels and clinical parameters associated with chronic hepatitis C viral infection in humans. Laboratory investigation; a journal of technical methods and pathology, 90(12), 1727-36. PMID: 20625373.

Icardi, M. S., Erickson, Y., Kilborn, S., Stewart, B., Grief, B. & Scharnweber, G. (2009). CD64 index provides simple and predictive testing for detection and monitoring of sepsis and bacterial infection in hospital patients. Journal of clinical microbiology, 47(12), 3914-9. PMID: 19846647.

Icardi, M. S., Kilborn, S. (2008). Neutrophil CD64 (FcyR1) expression in the post operative patient population. ACLPS Meeting.

Icardi, M. S., Erickson, Y., Stewart, B. & Grief, B. (2006). Normal CD64 Index shows a high negative predictive value for blood cultures. Poster for Clinical Cytometry Society annual meeting.

Abdalla, M. Y., Britigan, B. E., Wen, F., Icardi, M. S., McCormick, M. L., LaBrecque, D. R., Voigt, M., Brown, K. E. & Schmidt, W. N. (2004). Down-regulation of heme oxygenase-1 by hepatitis C virus infection in vivo and by the in vitro expression of hepatitis C core protein. The Journal of infectious diseases, 190(6), 1109-18. PMID: 15319861.

Icardi, M. S., Leaven, T., Dee, F. & Haugen, T. (2004). Flow Cytometry simulation for resident education and competency assessment.

Icardi, M. S., Neff, G. W., Montalbano, M., Slapak-Green, G., Berney, T., Bejarano, P. A., Joshi, A., Icardi, M., Nery, J., Seigo, N., Levi, D., Weppler, D., Pappas, P., Ruiz, J., Schiff, E. R. & Tzakis, A. G. (2003). A retrospective review of sirolimus (Rapamune) therapy in orthotopic liver transplant recipients diagnosed with chronic rejection. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, 9(5), 477-83. PMID: 12740790.

Icardi, M. S., Tryphonopoulos, P., Icardi, M., Salgar, S., Ruiz, P., Fukumori, T., Gandia, C., Boukas, K., Kato, T., Esquenazi, V., Ricordi, C., Michalopoulos, G., Miller, J. & Tzakis, A. (2002). Host-derived enterocytes in intestinal grafts. Transplantation, 74(1), 120-38. PMID: 12134109.

Icardi, M. S., Tryphonopoulos, P., Icardi, M., Salgar, S., Fukumori, T., Kato, T., Gandia, C., Esquenazi, V., Ricordi, C., Michalopoulos, G., Miller, J., Ruiz, P. & Tzakis, A. (2002). Male enterocytes in female intestinal grafts. Transplantation proceedings, 34(3), 884. PMID: 12034221.

Icardi, M. S., Garcia, M., Perez, M., Callejo, S., Berho, M., Kato, T., Tzakis, A. & Ruiz, P. (2002). Altered expression of CD81 in human liver allografts with recurrent hepatitis C infection. Transplantation, 69(8), S267.

Pasquale, M. A., Weppler, D., Smith, J., Icardi, M. S., Amador, A., Gonzalez, M., Kato, T., Tzakis, A. & Ruiz, P. (2002). Burkitt s lymphoma variant of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD). Pathology oncology research : POR, 8(2), 105-8. PMID: 12172573.

Icardi, M. S., Collier, T., Kraft, J., Noto, T., Buigas, R. & Futterman, L. (1993). Blood component utilization and intraoperative red cell salvage in cardiac transplantation. Transfusion,(33), 93S.