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Stephanie J. Chen, MD

Director - Pathology Externship Program
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology

Contact Information

Primary Office
5232-A Carver Pavilion (RCP)
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242


BS, Biology Research, Loras College
MD, Medicine, University of Iowa Roy J and Lucille A Carver College of Medicine
Resident, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of Michigan Health System
Fellow, Surgical Pathology, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Fellow, Dermatopathology, University of Michigan Health System

Licensure and Certifications

Dermatopathology - American Board of Pathology
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - American Board of Pathology


Laakman, J. M., Chen, S. J., Lake, K. S., Blau, J. L., Rajan, D. A., Samuelson, M. I. & Robinson, R. A. (2021). Frozen Section Quality Assurance. American journal of clinical pathology. PMID: 33728460.

Samuelson, M. I., Chen, S. J., Boukhar, S. A., Schnieders, E. M., Walhof, M. L., Bellizzi, A. M., Robinson, R. A. & Rajan Kd, A. (2021). Rapid Validation of Whole-Slide Imaging for Primary Histopathology Diagnosis. American journal of clinical pathology. PMID: 33511392.

Obeidat, M., Isaacson, A. L., Chen, S. J., Ivanovic, M. & Holanda, D. (2020). Zebra-like bodies in COVID-19: is phospholipidosis evidence of hydroxychloroquine induced acute kidney injury?. (Vols. 44). (4-6), pp. 519-523. Ultrastructural pathology. PMID: 33274661.

Rieth, J. M., Chen, S. J., Bennett, D. L. & Suneja, M. (2020). Isolated Histoplasma Tenosynovitis in a Patient on Adalimumab. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 95(6), 1212. PMID: 32498777.

Chen SJT,, Tse, J. Y., Harms, P. W., Hristov, A. C. & Chan, M. P. (2019). Utility of CD123 immunohistochemistry in differentiating lupus erythematosus from cutaneous T cell lymphoma. Histopathology, 74(6), 908-916. PMID: 30597607.

Chen, S., Boyer, D. & Hristov, A. C. (2018). Primary Cutaneous Composite Lymphomas. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 142(11), 1352-1357. PMID: 30407855.

Yu, K., Reid, A. T., Chen SJT,, Patel, R. M., Donn, S. M., Gudjonsson, J. E. & Lowe, L. (2018). Dystrophic calcifications point the way-Unusual and early diagnostic clue of Conradi-H√ľnermann-Happle syndrome. JAAD case reports, 4(4), 333-336. PMID: 29693062.

Schuler, A., Smith, E., Chen, S., Chan, M. P. & Harms, P. W. (2018). Psammomatous Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin. The American Journal of Dermatopathology, 40(3), e38-e40. PMID: 28953015.

Chen, S. J., Patel, R. M., Hans, C. P., Chan, M. P. & Fullen, D. R. (2017). Superficial papular neuroma: Case series of a new entity. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, 44(9), 757-762. PMID: 28627021.

Ha Lan, T. T., Chen, S. J., Arps, D. P., Fullen, D. R., Patel, R. M., Siddiqui, J., Carskadon, S., Palanisamy, N. & Harms, P. W. (2014). Expression of the p40 isoform of p63 has high specificity for cutaneous sarcomatoid squamous cell carcinoma. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, 41(11), 831-838. DOI: 10.1111/cup.12387.

Arps, D. P., Chen, S., Fullen, D. R. & Hristov, A. C. (2014). Selected Inflammatory Imitators of Mycosis Fungoides: Histologic Features and Utility of Ancillary Studies. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 138(10), 1319-1327. DOI: 10.5858/arpa.2014-0298-cc.

Eagleson, G. W., Theisen, S. (2008). Stage-specific effects of retinoic acid on gene expression during forebrain development. Brain Research Bulletin, 75(2-4), 281-8. PMID: 18331885.