Dina R. Mody, MD

Professor of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Member, Research Institute
Program Director, Cytopathology Fellowship, Department of Pathology & Genomic Medicine
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Biography

After completing her postdoctoral training, Dr. Mody joined the faculty at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas as an Instructor of Pathology in 1984. She received her full professorship there in 2000, and held the Ibrahim Ramzy Endowed Chair. In 2007-2008, Dr. Mody served as President of the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC). She has given numerous workshops, teleconferences, symposia and lectures at its national meetings. She has also served on the ASC Executive Board, the Scientific Program Committee and chaired the Quality Assurance Committee. She co-chaired the Practice Guidelines Committee, which developed the Cervical Cytology Practice Guidelines for which she received the President’s Award of the ASC in 1999. In 2002, she received the Lansky Award of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for her leadership role in cytology, and has served as Chair of the CAP Cytopathology Resource Committee. In 2004, Dr. Mody was appointed to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC) of the CDC, where she serves as an advisor on cytology issues to the CDC and CMS. Previous leadership positions include President of the Texas Society of Cytology, and Chair of Scientific Program of the Houston Society of Clinical Pathologists.

Description of Research

Dr. Mody’s previous research interests have been in the area of glandular lesions in cervicovaginal cytology and pathology, as well as bone and soft tissue cytology and pathology. Her early papers on tissue and bone reactions to implants were instrumental to the defense when reactions to breast implants were the subject of major litigation in the United States. Dr. Mody’s current research focuses on the application of HPV testing and genotyping in low and high risk populations, application of new imaging modalities to diagnostic cytopathology, and immunohistochemical and molecular testing in body fluid cytology.

Areas Of Expertise

Bone cytology Soft tissue cytology Pathology HPV Genotyping
Education & Training

, Baylor College of Medicine
, K.E.M. Hospital
, Bombay University, Seth GS Medical College
Publications

Clinical performance of the Food and Drug Administration-Approved high-risk HPV test for the detection of high-grade cervicovaginal lesions
Zhou, H, Mody, RR, Luna, E, Armylagos, D, Xu, J, Schwartz, MR, Mody, DR & Ge, Y 2016, Cancer Cytopathology, vol 124, no. 5, pp. 317-323. DOI:

Next-generation sequencing of a cohort of pulmonary large cell carcinomas reclassified by world health organization 2015 criteria
Driver, BR, Portier, BP, Mody, DR, Deavers, M, Bernicker, EH, Kim, MP, Teh, BS, Santacruz, JF, Kopas, L, Munden, RF & Cagle, PT 2016, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol 140, no. 4, pp. 312-317. DOI:

Pancreatic Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration: The Impact of Rapid On-Site Evaluation
Schwartz, MR, Krishnan, K & Mody, DR 2016, .

Pancreatic Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration: The Impact of Rapid On-Site Evaluation
Miller, RA, Schwartz, MR, Krishnan, K & Mody, DR 2016, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology 2016 Annual Meeting, Seattle, 3/14/16 - 3/18/16, .

Pancreatic Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration: The Impact of Rapid On-Site Evaluation
Miller, RA, Schwartz, MR, Krishnan, K & Mody, DR 2016, Texas Society of Pathologists Annual Meeting 2016, Dallas, TX, 1/1/16, .

Higher PD-L1 expression correlates with solid and high grade lung adenocarcinomas: implications for immunotherapy selection
Miller, RA , Miller, TN & Mody, DR 2016, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, Vienna, Austria, 12/4/16 - 12/7/16, .

Higher PD-L1 expression correlates with solid and high grade lung adenocarcinomas: implications for immunotherapy selection
Miller, RA , Miller, TN & Mody, DR 2016, HMSPG Grant Symposium 2016, Houston, 9/1/16, .

HPV status and other contributing factors to negative Pap test in women with biopsy proven high grade cervical lesions
Ge, Y & Mody, DR 2016, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology 2016 Annual Meeting, Seattle, 3/14/16 - 3/18/16, .

Do HPV Infection Patterns Affect the Cytological Detection of High Grade Cervical Lesions on Pap Test?
Ge, Y & Mody, DR 2016, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology 2016 Annual Meeting, Seattle, 3/14/16 - 3/18/16, .

Multiple Human Papilloma Virus Infections and Their Impact on the Development of High-Risk Cervical Lesions
Salazar, KL, Zhou, HS, Xu, J, Peterson, LE, Schwartz, MR, Mody, DR & Ge, Y 2015, Acta Cytologica, vol 59, no. 5, pp. 391-398. DOI:

Glandular lesions of the cervix in clinical practice: A cytology, histology, and human papillomavirus correlation study from 2 institutions
Miller, RA , Mody, DR, Tams, KC & Thrall, MJ 2015, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol 139, no. 11, pp. 1431-1436. DOI:

Non-16/18 high-risk HPV infection predicts disease persistence and progression in women with an initial interpretation of LSIL
Lyons, YA, Kamat, AA, Zhou, H, Mody, DR, Schwartz, MR, Hobday, C & Ge, Y 2015, Cancer Cytopathology, vol 123, no. 7, pp. 435-442. DOI:

Squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix A: Cytology-histology-human papillomavirus correlation in clinical practice
Miller, RA, Waters, LL, Mody, DR & Tams, KC 2015, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol 139, no. 6, pp. 776-781. DOI:

FNA needle rinses preserved in Cytolyt are acceptable specimen type for mutation testing of thyroid nodules
Zhou, H, Mody, DR, Smith, D, Lloyd, MB, Kemppainen, J, Houghton, J, Wylie, D, Szafranska-Schwarzbach, AE & Takei, H 2015, Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology, vol 4, no. 3, pp. 128-135. DOI:

The clinical impact of including pictures in Papanicolaou test reports
Thrall, MJ, Janssen, BL & Mody, DR 2015, Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology, vol 4, no. 3, pp. 122-127. DOI:

Diagnostic accuracy of fine-needle aspiration cytology of salivary gland lesions: A 6-year retrospective review
Consamus, EN, Smith, D, Pina Oviedo, S, Mody, DR & Takei, H 2015, Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology, vol 4, no. 2, pp. 63-73. DOI:

Epithelial abnormalities: Glandular
Wilbur, DC, Chhieng, DC, Guidos, B & Mody, DR 2015, . in The Bethesda System for Reporting Cervical Cytology: Definitions, Criteria, and Explanatory Notes. Springer International Publishing, pp. 193-240. DOI:

Glandular cell abnormalities in pap tests
Kosarac, O & Mody, D 2014, . in Advances in Surgical Pathology: Endometrial Cancer. Wolters Kluwer Health Adis (ESP), pp. 201-209.

Peritoneal washings
Kosarac, O & Mody, D 2014, . in Advances in Surgical Pathology: Endometrial Cancer. Wolters Kluwer Health Adis (ESP), pp. 211-216.

Common causes for unsatisfactory Pap tests in ahigh-risk population: Insights into a yet unresolved problem in gynecologic cytology
Quiroga-Garza, G, Satrum, LS, Trujillo, CJ, Mody, DR & Ge, Y 2014, Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology, vol 3, no. 5, pp. 256-260. DOI: