Mojgan Amrikachi, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Genomic Medicine, Institute for Academic Medicine
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Amrikachi received her MD 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 MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Amrikachi joined the faculty at Houston Methodist in the Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine in 2005 and received her appointment at the Weill Cornell Medical College that same year.

Description of Research

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.

Education & Training

, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
, Baylor College of Medicine
, University of Texas Medical Branch
, Hacettepe University

Stenosis of a Bioprostetic Tricuspid Valve
Maragiannis, D, Smithson, S, Amrikachi, M, Lawrie, GM, Little, S & Chang, S-M 2015, Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol 1, 1, pp. 64.

Museum image: tricuspid
Maragiannis, D, Smithson, S, Amrikachi, M, Lawrie, G, Little, SH & Chang, SMI 2015, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol 11, no. 1, pp. 64. DOI:

Sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma with eosinophilia of the thyroid: more aggressive than previously reported
Quiroga-Garza, G, Lee, JHY, El-Naggar, A, Black, JO, Amrikachi, M, Zhai, QJ, Ayala, AG & Ro, JY 2015, Human Pathology, vol 46, no. 5, pp. 725-731. DOI:

Thyroid fine-needle aspiration reporting rates and outcomes before and after bethesda implementation within a combined academic and community hospital system
Harvey, AM, Mody, DR & Amrikachi, M 2013, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol 137, no. 11, pp. 1664-1668. DOI:

Pulmonary sclerosing papillary adenoma
Allen, TC, Amrikachi, M & Cagle, PT 2013, Pathology International, vol 63, no. 7, pp. 364-367. DOI:

Five top stories in cytopathology
Fischer, AH, Benedict, CC & Amrikachi, M 2013, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol 137, no. 7, pp. 894-906. DOI:

Embedding topic discovery in conditional random fields model for segmenting nuclei using multispectral data
Wu, X, Amrikachi, M & Shah, SK 2012, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol 59, no. 6, 2188892, pp. 1539-1549. DOI:

Disseminated blastomycosis diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration of the thyroid
Harvey, AM, Mody, DR & Amrikachi, M 2011, Diagnostic Cytopathology, vol 39, no. 6, pp. 446-450. DOI:

Clinical outcomes for suspicious category in thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsy patient's sex and nodule size are possible predictors of malignancy
Raparia, K, Min, SK, Mody, DR, Anton, R & Amrikachi, M 2009, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol 133, no. 5, pp. 787-790.

Zosteriform metastatic transitional cell carcinoma
Woodruff, CA, Amrikachi, M & Hsu, S 2005, International Journal of Dermatology, vol 44, no. 12, pp. 1028-1030. DOI:

Thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsy in children and adolescents: Experience with 218 aspirates
Amrikachi, M, Ponder, TB, Wheeler, TM, Smith, D & Ramzy, I 2005, Diagnostic Cytopathology, vol 32, no. 4, pp. 189-192. DOI:

Repressors of androgen and progesterone receptor action
Agoulnik, IU, Krause, WC, Bingman, WE, Rahman, HT, Amrikachi, M, Ayala, GE & Weigel, NL 2003, Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol 278, no. 33, pp. 31136-31148. DOI:

Adenocarcinomas of the gastrointestinal tract with prominent rhabdoid features
Amrikachi, M , Ro, JY, Ordonez, NG & Ayala, AG 2002, Annals of Diagnostic Pathology, vol 6, no. 6, pp. 357-363. DOI:

Gynecomastia: Cytologic features and diagnostic pitfalls in fine needle aspirates
Amrikachi, M, Green, LK, Rone, R & Ramzy, I 2001, Acta Cytologica, vol 45, no. 6, pp. 948-952.

Accuracy of fine-needle aspiration of thyroid: A review of 6226 cases and correlation with surgical or clinical outcome
Amrikachi, M, Ramzy, I, Rubenfeld, S & Wheeler, TM 2001, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol 125, no. 4, pp. 484-488.

Actinomyces and Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans-Actinomyces-associated lymphadenopathy mimicking lymphoma
Amrikachi, M, Krishnan, B, Finch, CJ & Shahab, I 2000, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol 124, no. 10, pp. 1502-1505.

Fulminant parvovirus infection following erythropoietin treatment in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
Borkowski, J, Amrikachi, M & Hudnall, SD 2000, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol 124, no. 3, pp. 441-445.

Lactobacillus endocarditis: A chronic active infection
Amrikachi, M, Lopez, L, Cutler, D & Boor, PJ 1997, Cardiovascular Pathology, vol 6, no. 6, pp. 341-344. DOI: