Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Mojgan Amrikachi


Mojgan Amrikachi, M.D.

Mojgan Amrikachi, M.D.

Co-Director, FISH Laboratory
Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

6565 Fannin Street, Suite M227
Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: 713-441-6477
Email: mamrikachi@houstonmethodist.org


Dr. Amrikachi received her M.D. degree from Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey in 1991. After completing a pathology residency and cytopathology fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, she completed a surgical pathology fellowship at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Amrikachi joined the faculty at Baylor as an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology in 2001. She received her appointment at the Weill Cornell Medical College in 2005.

Dr. Amrikachi is a general surgical pathologist with subspecialty training in cytopathology and neoplastic surgical pathology. She is interested in morphologic, immunohistochemical, and molecular analysis of thyroid disease. Currently, Dr. Amrikachi is in the process of investigating the use of tissue microarray for more accurate and efficient diagnosis of thyroid lesions. Specifically, this tissue microarray will be used to examine the role of different molecular and immunohistochemical markers in distinguishing benign lesions of the thyroid from malignant nodules.

Representative Recent Publications

  • Wu X, Amrikachi M, Shah SK. Embedding topic discovery in conditional random fields model for segmenting nuclei using multispectral data. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2012 Jun;59(6):1539-49.
  • Harvey AM, Mody DR, Amrikachi M. Disseminated blastomycosis diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration of the thyroid. Diagn Cytopathol. 2011 Jun;39(6):446-50.
  • Raparia K, Min SK, Mody DR, Anton R, Amrikachi M. Clinical outcomes for "suspicious" category in thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsy: Patient's sex and nodule size are possible predictors of malignancy. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2009 May;133(5):787-90.
  • Woodruff CA, Amrikachi M, Hsu S. Zosteriform metastatic transitional cell carcinoma. Int J Dermatol. 2005 Dec;44(12):1028-30.
  • Amrikachi M, Ponder TB, Wheeler TM, Smith D, Ramzy I. Thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsy in children and adolescents: experience with 218 aspirates. Diagn Cytopathol. 2005 Apr;32(4):189-92.