Suzanne Zein-Eldin Powell, MD

Professor of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Member, Research Institute
Program Director, Anatomic & Clinical Residency and Neuropathology Residency, Department of Pathology & Genomic Medicine
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Biography

In addition to serving as Professor of Pathology & Genomic Medicine with Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Texas A & M University, Dr. Suzanne Powell directs the Pathology residency program at Houston Methodist Hospital. Her previous teaching experience has included ranks as assistant professorship at the University of Florida and Baylor College of Medicine, where she received the Outstanding Resident Teaching Award in Anatomic Pathology. Active in pathology research, Dr. Powell is the Co-Director (with Greg N. Fuller, MD, PhD, at MD Anderson) of the Houston Methodist/MD Anderson Neuropathology Fellowship Program which also includes activities at Texas Children's Hospital, Ben Taub General Hospital, and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. J. Clay Goodman serves as the site Director for the BCM activities of the fellowship program. She has served as Chair of PRODS Council and the Residency Review Committee for Pathology of the ACGME, as a member of the working groups for the development of Milestones for Pathology and most recently for Milestones in Neuropathology. She was recently appointed as member of the Neuropathology Test Development Committee of the American Board of Pathology and is a member of the United States and Canadian Academy (USCAP) Board of Directors.

Description of Research

Dr. Powell's area of expertise is neuropathology. Her research interests are clinically based, and focus on dementia and neurodegenerative disease. She serves as the diagnostic neuropathologist for the Baylor College of Medicine Alzheimer´s Disease Center.

Areas Of Expertise

Dementia Alzheimer's Disease Brain tumors
Education & Training

Clinical Fellowship , University of Florida
Residency , University of Florida
MD , West Virginia University School of Medicine
Publications

Hippocampal sclerosis in older patients practical examples and guidance with a focus on cerebral age-related TDP-43 with sclerosis
Cykowski, MD, Powell, SZ, Schulz, PE, Takei, H, Rivera, AL, Jackson, RE, Roman, G, Jicha, GA & Nelson, PT 2017, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol 141, no. 8, pp. 1113-1126. DOI:

Clinical Significance of TDP-43 Neuropathology in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Cykowski, MD, Powell, SZ, Peterson, LE, Appel, JW, Rivera, AL, Takei, H, Chang, E & Appel, SH 2017, Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, vol 76, no. 5, pp. 402-413. DOI:

Clinical Significance of TDP-43 Neuropathology in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Cykowski, MD, Powell, SZ, Peterson, LE, Appel, JW, Rivera, AL, Takei, H, Chang, E & Appel, SH 2017, Journal of neuropathology and experimental neurology, vol 76, no. 5, pp. 402-413. DOI:

Educational endeavors: Contributions from leaders in our community
Powell, SZ 2017, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol 141, no. 2, pp. 191-192. DOI:

RecutClub.com: An Open Source, Whole Slide Image-based Pathology Education System
Christensen, PA, Lee, NE, Thrall, MJ, Powell, SZ, Chevez-Barrios, P & Long, SW 2017, Journal of Pathology Informatics, vol 8, no. 10, pp. 10. DOI:

Retrospective analysis of molecular and immunohistochemical characterization of 381 primary brain tumors
Ballester, LY, Fuller, GN, Powell, SZ, Sulman, EP, Patel, KP, Luthra, R & Routbort, MJ 2017, Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, vol 76, no. 3, pp. 179-188. DOI:

Epithelial and organ-related marker expression in pituitary adenomas
Cykowski, MD, Takei, H, Baskin, DS, Rivera, AL & Powell, SZ 2016, Neuropathology, vol 36, no. 4, pp. 354-364. DOI:

Hippocampal sclerosis but not normal aging or Alzheimer disease is associated with TDP-43 pathology in the basal forebrain of aged persons
Cykowski, MD, Takei, H, Van Eldik, LJ, Schmitt, FA, Jicha, GA, Powell, SZ & Nelson, PT 2016, Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, vol 75, no. 5, pp. 397-407. DOI:

Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2, homocysteine, and Alzheimer's disease
Doody, RS, Demirovic, J, Ballantyne, CM, Chan, W, Barber, R, Powell, S, Pavlik, V, Doody, R, Rountree, S, Massman, P, Darby, E, Evans, T, Khaleeq, A, Schrimsher, G, Dentino, A, Orozco, R, Fairchild, T, Knebl, J, OBryant, SE, Hall, JR, Barber, RC, Mains, D, Alvarez, L, Braddock, E, McCallum, R, Johnson, L, Adams, P, Rosenberg, R, Weiner, M, Williams, B, Quiceno, M, Reisch, J, Huebinger, R, Xiao, G, Svetlik, D, Werry, A, Smith, J, Royall, D, Palmer, R & Polk, M 2015, Alzheimers and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring, vol 1, no. 4, pp. 464-471. DOI:

The pathologist workforce in the United States: II. An interactive modeling tool for analyzing future qualitative and quantitative staffing demands for services
Robboy, SJ, Gupta, S, Crawford, JM, Cohen, MB, Karcher, DS, Leonard, DGB, Magnani, B, Novis, DA, Prystowsky, MB, Powell, SZ, Gross, DJ & Black-Schaffer, WS 2015, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol 139, no. 11, pp. 1413-1430. DOI:

Is CMV a target in pediatric glioblastoma? Expression of CMV proteins, pp65 and IE1-72 and CMV nucleic acids in a cohort of pediatric glioblastoma patients
Wakefield, A, Pignata, A, Ghazi, A, Ashoori, A, Hegde, M, Landi, D, Gray, T, Scheurer, ME, Chintagumpala, M, Adesina, A, Gottschalk, S, Hicks, J, Powell, SZ & Ahmed, N 2015, Journal of Neuro-Oncology, vol 125, no. 2, pp. 307-315. DOI:

Expanding the spectrum of neuronal pathology in multiple system atrophy
Cykowski, MD, Coon, EA, Powell, SZ, Jenkins, SM, Benarroch, EE, Low, PA, Schmeichel, AM & Parisi, JE 2015, Brain, vol 138, no. 8, pp. 2293-2309. DOI:

Recurrent subependymoma of fourth ventricle with unusual atypical histological features: A case report
Tiwari, N, Powell, SZ & Takei, H 2015, Pathology International, vol 65, no. 8, pp. 438-442. DOI:

Cervical Epidural Hematoma after Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation Therapy in a Patient with an Undiagnosed Cervical Spinal Arteriovenous Malformation
Huang, M, Barber, SM, Moisi, M, Powell, S, Rivera, A, Zwillman, M & Rose, J 2015, Cure¯us, vol 7, no. 8, pp. e307. DOI:

TDP-43 pathology in the basal forebrain and hypothalamus of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Cykowski, MD, Takei, H, Schulz, PE, Appel, SH & Powell, SZ 2014, Acta Neuropathologica Communications, vol 2, pp. 171. DOI:

Overexpression and constitutive nuclear localization of cohesin protease Separase protein correlates with high incidence of relapse and reduced overall survival in glioblastoma multiforme
Mukherjee, M, Byrd, T, Brawley, VS, Bielamowicz, K, Li, XN, Merchant, F, Maitra, S, Sumazin, P, Fuller, G, Kew, Y, Sun, D, Powell, SZ, Ahmed, NM, Zhang, N & Pati, D 2014, Journal of Neuro-Oncology, vol 119, no. 1, pp. 27-35. DOI:

Erratum to: Overexpression and constitutive nuclear localization of cohesin protease Separase protein correlates with high incidence of relapse and reduced overall survival in glioblastoma multiforme (Journal of Neuro-Oncology DOI: 10.1007/s11060-014-1458-6)
Mukherjee, M, Byrd, T, Brawley, VS, Bielamowicz, K, Li, XN, Merchant, F, Maitra, S, Sumazin, P, Fuller, G, Kew, Y, Sun, D, Powell, SZ, Ahmed, N, Zhang, N & Pati, D 2014, Journal of Neuro-Oncology, vol 119, no. 1. DOI:

Topics from the milestones working group, the American Board of Pathology and Association of Pathology Chairs (APC), and the program directors of pathology section of APC working groups in genomics and laboratory management
Powell, SZ 2014, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol 138, no. 3, pp. 305-306. DOI:

Anatomic and clinical pathology boot camps: Filling pathology-specific gaps in undergraduate medical education
Naritoku, WY, Vasovic, L, Steinberg, JJ, Prystowsky, MB & Powell, SZ 2014, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol 138, no. 3, pp. 316-321. DOI:

Neurohistopathological findings at the electrode-tissue interface in long-term deep brain stimulation: Systematic literature review, case report, and assessment of stimulation threshold safety
Dilorenzo, DJ, Jankovic, J, Simpson, RK, Takei, H & Powell, SZ 2014, Neuromodulation, vol 17, no. 5, pp. 405-418. DOI: