Arthur W. Zieske, MD

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


Dr. Zieske received both his MS in Physiology and his MD from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSU-HSC), where he also completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology. After his residency, he joined the faculty at LSU-HSC as an assistant professor, and in 2003, began a hematopathology fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine. After his fellowship training and a brief time in private practice, he returned to LSU-HSC as an associate professor of Pathology, where he worked until he joined Houston Methodist Hospital in 2011. He currently serves as associate medical director of hematopathology, and medical director for the hematology section of the core lab. He is also associate director of our resident and fellow training program in clinical pathology. 

Dr. Zieske is a general surgical pathologist with subspecialty certification in hematopathology. He is board certified in both anatomic and clinical pathology. 

Description of Research

Dr. Zieske's research focuses on investigating the pathological and biological determinants of atherosclerosis. 


Organization of the Immune System
Lewis, DE, Zieske, AW & Blutt, SE 2022, . in Clinical Immunology: Principles and Practice, Sixth Edition. Elsevier, pp. 17-38.

Pathology Trainee Redeployment and Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Institutional Experience
Monroig-Bosque, PDC, Hsu, JW, Lin, MS, Shehabeldin, AN, Rogers, JT, Kim, CF, Kalsekar, AG, Jin, Z, Cara, LR, Barbieri, AN, El-Zaatari, Z, Eskandari, G, Sheu, TG, Tomsula, JA, Long, SW, Zieske, AW, Leveque, CM, Salazar, E, Mody, DR, Schwartz, MR, Cykowski, MD, Yi, X, Powell, SZ & Thomas, JS 2020, , Academic Pathology, vol. 7.

Peripheral T cell lymphoma, NOS with aberrant aß and ?d T cell receptor expression in a post-heart transplant patient
Liu, S, Ewton, A, Miller, TN, Zieske, AW, Thrall, MJ, Olsen, RJ, Zu, Y & Hao, S 2020, , Journal of Hematopathology, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 109-116.

Crystal storing histiocytosis: Unusual clinical presentations in two patients
Tomsula, J, Meis, JM, Koy, RD, Monheit, J, Zieske, A, Ro, J & Ayala, A 2019, , Annals of Diagnostic Pathology, vol. 40, pp. 13-17.

A new case of adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia with t(3;3)(p24;q26)
Yuan, B, Smith, J, Ewton, AA, Pingali, SR, Zieske, AW & Breman, A 2019, , Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology, vol. 23, no. 7, pp. 204-206.

Testicular double-hit lymphoma in a patient with history of follicular lymphoma with high proliferation index
Chung, BM & Zieske, AW 2018, , Blood, vol. 131, no. 16.

Investigating the Abscopal Effects of Radioablation on Shielded Bone Marrow in Rodent Models Using Multimodality Imaging
Afshar, SF, Zawaski, JA, Inoue, T, Rendon, DA, Zieske, AW, Punia, JN, Sabek, OM & Gaber, MW 2017, , Radiation Research, vol. 188, no. 1, pp. 56-65.

The Prevalence and Role of Hemoglobin Variants in Biometric Screening of a Multiethnic Population: One Large Health System's Experience
Wilburn, CR, Bernard, DW, Zieske, AW, Andrieni, J, Miller, T & Wang, P 2017, , American Journal of Clinical Pathology, vol. 147, no. 6, pp. 589-595.

Marked stress dyspoiesis secondary to sepsis and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
Boyd, JD & Zieske, AW 2016, , Blood, vol. 128, no. 11, pp. 1532.

Yandle, G, Vonderhaar, DJ, Thayalakulasingam, T, Zieske, A, Smith, D, Engel, LS, Richards, R & Lopez, FA 2016, , The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society : official organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society, vol. 168, no. 1, pp. 23-26.

Systemic polyclonal immunoblastic proliferation: A diagnostic review and differential diagnosis
Raza, A, Cohen, D, Amin, S, Zieske, A & Ewton, A 2014, , Journal of Hematopathology, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 85-90.

Detection of malignancy in body fluids:A comparison of the hematology and cytology laboratories
Jerz, JL, Donohue, RE, Mody, RR, Schwartz, MR, Mody, DR & Zieske, AW 2014, , Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol. 138, no. 5, pp. 651-657.

Cerebrospinal leukemoid reaction secondary to VZV meninigoencephalitis in an AML patient post allogeneic bone marrow transplantation
Bhagat, RK, Zieske, AW & Kamble, RT 2013, , Blood, vol. 122, no. 2, pp. 300-301.

Complete morphologic and molecular remission after introduction of dasatinib in the treatment of a pediatric patient with t-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and ABL1 amplification
Crombet, O, Lastrapes, K, Zieske, A & Morales-Arias, J 2012, , Pediatric Blood and Cancer, vol. 59, no. 2, pp. 333-334.

IL-7Ra deficiency in p53 null mice exacerbates thymocyte telomere erosion and lymphomagenesis
Kibe, R, Zhang, S, Guo, D, Marrero, L, Tsien, F, Rodriguez, P, Khan, S, Zieske, A, Huang, J, Li, W, Durum, SK, Iwakuma, T & Cui, Y 2012, , Cell death and differentiation, vol. 19, no. 7, pp. 1139-1151.

Christmas treat to chronic cough.
Thayalakulasingham, T, Guillory, S, Narula, T, deBoisblanc, B, Zieske, AW, Smith, D, Engel, LS, Sanders, CV & Lopez, FA 2011, , The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society : official organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society, vol. 163, no. 6, pp. 349-351.

Histological changes and risk factor associations in type 2 atherosclerotic lesions (fatty streaks) in young adults
Homma, S, Troxclair, DA, Zieske, AW, Malcom, GT & Strong, JP 2011, , Atherosclerosis, vol. 219, no. 1, pp. 184-190.

Clinical case of the month. A rare case of Budd Chiari syndrome.
Thayalakulasingam, T, Mohammed, R, Varughese, S, Zieske, A, Smith, DL, Engel, LS, Boulmay, B & Lopez, FA 2011, , The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society : official organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society, vol. 163, no. 5, pp. 291-294.

Harmonic scalpel versus flexible CO2 laser for tongue resection: A histopathological analysis of thermal damage in human cadavers
Hanby, DF, Gremillion, G, Zieske, AW, Loehn, B, Whitworth, R, Wolf, T, Kakade, AC & Walvekar, RR 2011, , World Journal of Surgical Oncology, vol. 9, 83.

Trp53 negatively regulates autoimmunity via the STAT3-Th17 axis
Zhang, S, Zheng, M, Kibe, R, Huang, Y, Marrero, L, Warren, S, Zieske, AW, Iwakuma, T, Kolls, JK & Cui, Y 2011, , FASEB Journal, vol. 25, no. 7, pp. 2387-2398.