Dennis Firchau, MD

Portrait
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology

Contact Information

Primary Office: 5232-A Roy Carver Pavilion
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-356-0885

Education

BS, Michigan State University
MD, Wayne State University of Medicine

Resident, Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin
Fellow, Cardiovascular Pathology, Mayo Clinic
Fellow, Forensic Pathology, Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office

Licensure and Certifications

Forensic Pathology - American Board of Pathology
State of Minnesota Medical License - Minnesota Board of Medicine
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - American Board of Pathology
State of Wisconsin Medical License - Wisconsin Board of Medicine

Research Summary

Interests: Autopsy and forensic pathology; cardiovascular pathology.

Publications

Fatima, U., Gupta, S., Firchau, D. J., Stolpen, A. H. & Sah, R. (2016). A Rare Pericardial Malignancy. Circ Heart Fail,(7). PMID: 27413030.

Behonick, G., Firchau, D. J., Mathur, G., Lynch, C. F., Nashelsky, M., Jaskierny, D. J. & Meroueh, C. (2014). Four postmortem case reports with quantitative detection of the synthetic cannabinoid, 5F-PB-22. J Anal Toxicol. PMID: 24876364.

Behonick, G., Shanks, M. S., Firchau, D. J., Mathur, G., Lynch, C. F., Nashelsky, M., Jaskierny, D. J. & Meroueh, C. (2014). Four postmortem case reports with quantitiative detection of the synthetic cannabinoid 5F-PB-22. J Anal Toxicol. PMID: 24876364.

Cotarlan, V., Firchau, D., Icardi, M., Goerbig, J., Iqbal, O., Light-McGroary, K. & Johnson, F. (2013). Heart Transplant: A Mystery in the Myocardium. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Meeting.

Firchau, D. J., Strauss, T. D., Kroft, S. H. & Alexander, R. A. (2008). Sudden Cardiac Death due to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Micro-metastasis to the Atrioventricular Node. National Association of Medical Examiners Meeting.

Kurt, M., Nashelsky, M. & Firchau, D. J. Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease. CAP-FR565.

Nashelsky, M., Firchau, D. J. Anomalous proximal coronary artery circulation. CAP-FR.

Miller, D. V., Firchau, D., McClure, R. F., Kurtin, P. J. & Feldman, A. L. (2010). Epstein-Barr virus-associated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma arising on cardiac prostheses. Am J Surg Pathol, 34(3), 377-84. PMID: 20139760.

Sciallis, A. P., Firchau, D. J., Edwards, W. D. & Miller, D. V. (2008). Eosinophilic Endomyocardial Disease: A Clinicopathological Study of Autopsy and Surgical Heart Specimens. United States Canadian Academy of Pathology Meeting.

Wynveen, C., Firchau, D., Gruman, L., Chen, C. Y., Yang, H. Y., Williams, C. L. & LI, R. (2007). Expression of SmgGDS in Atherosclerotic Coronary Arteries. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Meeting.