Positions

Overview

  • I am a hematopathologist with four decades of clinical and diagnostic expertise in Flow Cytometry, benign and neoplastic hematopathology, lymphoma, leukemia, myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms, plasma cell neoplasms/myeloma, hemoglobinopathies and Surgical Pathology. As educator, I developed Hematopathology teaching guidelines and curriculum for UAB Hematopathology fellows/trainees, and collaborated with other national experts in publishing training guidelines for Hematopathology programs. I have similarly developed curriculum and teaching material for the UAB School of Medicine (UASOM) MS-II students. Additionally, I am the section Head of UAB Health system Hematology/Bone marrow laboratories, providing overall direction and responsible for QA/QC of the above laboratories.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    An unusual etiology of biliary hilar obstruction and the potential role of acidic fibroblast growth factor in the development of a biliary neuromaAmerican Surgeon.  65:47-51.
    Ascites secondary to renal-cell carcinoma diagnosed at laparoscopyJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology.  18:259-260.
    B-cell lymphoma of the pericardium presenting with ventricular tachycardia with a successful catheter ablationHeartRhythm Case Reports.  2:384-387.
    CD138 (syndecan-1) expression in bone-forming tumorsAmerican Journal of Clinical Pathology.  137:423-428.
    Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, Version 1.2014.
    Chronic myelogenous leukemia, version 1.2015
    Clinicopathological and molecular features of myeloid sarcoma as initial presentation of therapy-related myeloid neoplasms: a single institution experienceInternational Journal of Hematology.  100:457-463.
    Co-Occurrence of Familial Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Type 2 and Chronic Active Epstein-Barr Virus in AdulthoodAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences.  361:388-393.
    Copper deficiency masquerading as myelodysplastic syndromeBlood.  100:1493-1495.
    Development of combination tapered fiber-optic biosensor dip probe for quantitative estimation of interleukin-6 in serum samplesJournal of Biomedical Optics.  15.
    Discordance Between Immunohistochemistry and In Situ Hybridization to Detect HER2 Overexpression/Gene Amplification in Breast Cancer in the Modern Age: A Single Institution Experience and Pooled Literature Review Study: Discordance between HER2 overexpression and gene amplification in breast cancerClinical Breast Cancer
    Dominant inhibition of Fas ligand-mediated apoptosis due to a heterozygous mutation associated with autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS) Type IbBMC Medical Genetics.  8.
    Efficacy of automated biopsy guns versus conventional biopsy needles in the pygmy pigRadiology.  176:671-676.
    Endoscopic ultrasound and endobronchial ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of deep-seated lymphadenopathy: Analysis of 1338 casesCytoJournal.  9.
    Erratum: Development of combination tapered fiber-optic biosensor dip probe for quantitative estimation of interleukin-6 in serum samples (Journal of Biomedical Optics (2010) 15 (067005))Journal of Biomedical Optics.  16.
    Examining racial differences in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma presentation and survival
    Extramedullary hematopoiesis: an unusual finding in subdural hematomas.Case Reports in Pathology.  2011:718585.
    Fat embolism syndrome secondary to bone marrow necrosis in patients with hemoglobinopathiesSouthern Medical Journal.  109:549-553.
    Fatal sickle cell crisis after granulocyte colony-stimulating factor administration [1]Blood.  97:3313-3314.
    Fibrotic aortic stenosis in a patient with dwarfism
    Hairy cell leukemia: A diagnosis by endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspirationCytoJournal.  3.
    Histologic examination of bone marrow core biopsy specimens has limited value in the diagnosis of mycobacterial and fungal infections in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndromeAnnals of Diagnostic Pathology.  4:1-6.
    Images in geriatric cardiology: live three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiographic assessment of right atrial thrombus.American Journal of Geriatric Cardiology.  13:330-331.
    Is low positive JAK2 V617F mutation test result clinically significant?: Multi-institutional studyApplied Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Morphology.  24:589-594.
    Kaposi's sarcoma of the bone marrowArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.  110:1083-1085.
    Metastatic adenocarcinoma of the prostate manifested as a sellar tumorSouthern Medical Journal.  85:1140-1141.
    Multiorgan failure and bone marrow necrosis in three adults with sickle cell-β +-thalassemiaAmerican Journal of Hematology.  87:621-624.
    Neurolymphomatosis associated with muscle and cerebral involvement caused by natural killer cell lymphoma: A case report and review of literatureJournal of the Peripheral Nervous System.  6:197-203.
    Optimization of Laboratory Ordering Practices for Complete Blood Count with DifferentialAmerican Journal of Clinical Pathology.  151:306-315.
    Pilot phase II study of metronomic chemotherapy in combination with bevacizumab in patients with advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancerLung Cancer.  106:125-130.
    Plasma cell crystalline inclusionsArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.  126:755.
    Pleural effusion in patients with systemic cholesterol embolizationChest.  103:792-795.
    Primary T-cell lymphoma of muscle in a patient infected with human immunodeficiency virusAmerican Journal of Medicine.  95:545-546.
    Safety of allogeneic Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes for patients with refractory EBV-related lymphomaBritish Journal of Haematology.  118:799-808.
    Secondary primary malignancies in patients with multiple myeloma: A single institution experienceHematological Oncology
    Stereotaxic core breast biopsy: Value in providing tissue for flow cytometric analysisAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  162:609-612.
    Systemic neutrophilic aggregates in transfusion-related acute lung injuryTransfusion.  50:1427-1428.
    Systemic osteoprotegerin gene therapy restores tumor-induced bone loss in a therapeutic model of beast cancer bone metastasisMolecular Therapy.  16:871-878.
    Therapy-related B-lymphoblastic leukemia associated with Philadelphia chromosome and MLL rearrangement: Single institution experience and the review of the literaturePathology International.  65:536-540.
    Three neglected numbers in the CBC: The RDW, MPV, and NRBC countCleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine.  86:167-172.
    Topics in bone marrow biopsy pathology: Role of marrow topography in myelodysplastic syndromes and evaluation of post-treatment and post-bone marrow transplant biopsiesAnnals of Diagnostic Pathology.  5:110-120.
    Trends in bone marrow sampling and core biopsy specimen adequacy in the United States and Canada: A multicenter studyAmerican Journal of Clinical Pathology.  150:393-405.
    Use of the internet in pathology resident training and educationAdvances in Anatomic Pathology.  8:290-297.
    inflammatory myopathy and acquired immunodeficiency syndromeArthritis and Rheumatism.  32:475-479.

    Book

    Year Title Altmetric
    2013 A Quick Guide to Hematology Testing – second edition 2013
    2007 A Quick Guide to Hematology Testing 2007

    Research Overview

  • My research interests are in bone marrow topography, tissue microarrays (TMA), FISH, immuno-architecture in bone marrow and lymph nodes, needle biopsy techniques, muse models of leukemia, (in(16), FLIT3-ITD), IRESSA trial in non-small cell lung carcinomas and CD30 expression in mast cells. Other areas I did work on include digital imaging, image analysis, Web-technology and developing techniques for digital image quantification of hemophagocytosis in macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) on the bone marrow biopsies. I have collaborated extensively with UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Investigators and other outside University Medical Centers on above research areas resulting in several peer reviewed publications.
  • Teaching Overview

  • 1976-1978 Medical Technology Students, WVU, Morgantown - 10 hr/year
    1978-1983 Pathology residents, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX - 20 hr/year
    1983-1992 Pathology residents, Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO - 20 hr/year
    1993-1994 Bone Marrow Morphology course, graduate course - 6 hr/year
    Dental graduate course - 2 hr/year
    Correlative Hematopathology, UAB Medical School - 20 hr/year
    Medical Dental Optometry Pathology (504) - 6 hr/year
    Hematology course, School of Health Related Professions (SHRP) - 9.5 hr/year
    Resident and fellow teaching - 3 hr/week
    1994-1995 Bone Marrow Morphology course, graduate course - 6 hr/year
    Dental graduate course - 2 hr/year
    Correlative Hematopathology, UAB Medical School - 20 hr/year
    Medical Dental Optometry Pathology (504) - 6 hr/year
    Hematology course, School of Health Related Professions (SHRP) - 9.5 hr/year
    Resident and fellow teaching - 3 hr/week
    1995-1996 Bone Marrow Morphology course, graduate course -6 hr/year
    Dental graduate course - 2 hr/year
    Correlative Hematopathology, UAB Medical School - 20 hr/year
    Medical Dental Optometry Pathology (504) - 6 hr/year
    Hematology course, School of Health Related Professions (SHRP) - 9.5 hr/year
    Resident and fellow teaching - 3 hr/week
    1996-1997 Bone Marrow Morphology course, graduate course – 4 hr
    Correlative Hematopathology, UAB Medical School – 23 hr
    Medical Dental Optometry Pathology (504) – 3 hr
    Hematology course, School of Health Related Professions (SHRP) -
    Resident and fellow teaching - 3 hr/week (total 36-40 hr/quarter)
    1997-1998 Bone Marrow Morphology course, graduate course – 4 hr
    Dental graduate course – 3 hr
    Correlative Hematopathology, UAB Medical School – 23 hr
    Medical Dental Optometry Pathology (504) - 3 hr
    Hematology course, School of Health Related Professions (SHRP) - 3
    Resident and fellow teaching - 3 hr/week (total 36- 40 hr/quarter)
    1998-1999 Bone Marrow Morphology course, graduate course – 4 hr
    Dental graduate course – 3 hr
    Correlative Hematopathology, UAB Medical School – 20 hr
    Medical Dental Optometry Pathology (504) - 3 hr
    Hematology course, School of Health Related Professions (SHRP) - 2
    Resident and fellow teaching - 3 hr/week (total 36- 40 hr/quarter)
    1999-2000 Dental graduate course – 1 hr
    Correlative Hematopathology, UAB Medical School – 21.5 hr
    Hematology course, School of Health Related Professions (SHRP) - 5
    Resident and fellow teaching - 3 hr/week (total 36- 40 hr/quarter)
    2000-2001 Dental graduate course – 1hr
    Correlative Hematopathology, UAB Medical School – 20 hr
    Hematology course, School of Health Professions (SHR) – 5 hr
    Resident and fellow teaching – 3 hr/week (total 36-40 hr/quarter
    2001-2007 Dental graduate course – 1hr
    1993 – 2008 Correlative Hematopathology, UAB Medical School – ~ 21 hr
    1994 - Resident and fellow teaching – 3 hr/week (total 36-40 hr/quarter)
    2008 - Hem/Onc Module – UASOM MS-II, ~20 hr / year
  • Teaching Activities

  • 48-408 - HEMATOPATHOLOGY (DIAGNOSTIC LYMPH NODE PATHOLOGY) (Fall Term 2020) 2020
  • PCL2225 - HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • 48-408 - HEMATOPATHOLOGY (DIAGNOSTIC LYMPH NODE PATHOLOGY) (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • 48-408 - HEMATOPATHOLOGY (DIAGNOSTIC LYMPH NODE PATHOLOGY) (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 48-408 - HEMATOPATHOLOGY (DIAGNOSTIC LYMPH NODE PATHOLOGY) (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • 48-408 - HEMATOPATHOLOGY (DIAGNOSTIC LYMPH NODE PATHOLOGY) (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PCL2225 - HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • 48-408 - HEMATOPATHOLOGY (DIAGNOSTIC LYMPH NODE PATHOLOGY) (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • 48-408 - HEMATOPATHOLOGY (DIAGNOSTIC LYMPH NODE PATHOLOGY) (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PCL2225 - HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • 48-408 - HEMATOPATHOLOGY (DIAGNOSTIC LYMPH NODE PATHOLOGY) (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 48-408 - HEMATOPATHOLOGY (DIAGNOSTIC LYMPH NODE PATHOLOGY) (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 48-408 - HEMATOPATHOLOGY (DIAGNOSTIC LYMPH NODE PATHOLOGY) (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PCL2225 - HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • 48-408 - HEMATOPATHOLOGY (DIAGNOSTIC LYMPH NODE PATHOLOGY) (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • 48-408 - HEMATOPATHOLOGY (DIAGNOSTIC LYMPH NODE PATHOLOGY) (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PCL2225 - HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PCL2225 - HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PCL2225 - HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • 48-408 - HEMATOPATHOLOGY (DIAGNOSTIC LYMPH NODE PATHOLOGY) (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PCL2225 - HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • 48-408 - HEMATOPATHOLOGY (DIAGNOSTIC LYMPH NODE PATHOLOGY) (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PCL2225 - HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PCL2225 - HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PCL2225 - HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PCL2225 - HEMATOLOGY / ONCOLOGY (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • 48-408 - HEMATOPATHOLOGY (DIAGNOSTIC LYMPH NODE PATHOLOGY) (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • 48-408 - HEMATOPATHOLOGY (DIAGNOSTIC LYMPH NODE PATHOLOGY) (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • 48-408 - HEMATOPATHOLOGY (DIAGNOSTIC LYMPH NODE PATHOLOGY) (Spring Term 2007) 2007
  • 48-408 - HEMATOPATHOLOGY (DIAGNOSTIC LYMPH NODE PATHOLOGY) (Spring Term 2007) 2007
  • 48-408 - HEMATOPATHOLOGY (DIAGNOSTIC LYMPH NODE PATHOLOGY) (Spring Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • West Virginia University Hospitals, Chief Resident
  • M.G.M Hospital, Internship
  • M.G.M. Hospital, Internship
  • Atlantic City Medical Center, Residency
  • Atlantic City Medical Center Pathology, Residency
  • West Virginia Medical Center Pathology, Residency
  • West Virginia University Hospital, Residency
  • Doctorate Level Degree in Medicine, Kakatiya University 1972
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (MBBS), Kakatiya University 1972
  • Full Name

  • Vishnu VB. Reddy