Ekene I. Okoye

Ekene I. Okoye, MD

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


Dr. Okoye received her MD degree from the Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, in 2006. She then completed her anatomic and clinical pathology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center, where she held the position of chief resident (2010-2011). Dr. Okoye then completed a surgical pathology fellowship at Houston Methodist Hospital and a gynecologic pathology fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. She joined Houston Methodist Hospital as a staff pathologist in 2013. Dr. Okoye is a general surgical pathologist with subspecialty interest in gynecologic pathology. She is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology. Dr. Okoye also serves as the Associate Director of the Women’s Health Pathology Fellowship program.

Dr. Okoye is a member of the College of American Pathologists, the Houston Society of Clinical Pathologists, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the American Association of Cytopathology, and the Texas Society of Pathologists. Dr. Okoye is a member of the editorial board and section editor of gynecologic pathology for Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.


Description of Research

Her research interests focus on the evaluation of endometrial and ovarian malignancies. She is currently involved in several collaborative studies evaluating the utility of various biomarkers in the evaluation of gynecologic malignancies. 

Areas Of Expertise

Endometrial malignancy Ovarian malignancy

Adaptive radiation therapy for intact thymoma: An illustrative report
Chevli, N, Bland, RE, Farach, AM, Pino, R, Mathews, T, Okoye, EI, Blackmon, S, Butler, EB & Teh, BS 2021, , Anticancer Research, vol. 41, no. 5, pp. 2467-2571. https://doi.org/10.21873/ANTICANRES.15022

Uterus septus subtotalis bicollis: A rare Mullerian duct abnormality
Monroig-Bosque, PDC & Okoye, EI 2018, , Annals of clinical and laboratory science, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 116-119.

Recurrent lower gastrointestinal bleeding in an 87-year-old woman
Beketaev, I, Reardon, PR, Okoye, EI & Morris, LM 2017, , BMJ Case Reports, vol. 2017, 223601. https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2017-223601

Ovarian low-grade serous carcinoma: A clinicopathologic study of 33 cases with primary surgery performed at a single institution
Okoye, E, Euscher, ED & Malpica, A 2016, , American Journal of Surgical Pathology, vol. 40, no. 5, pp. 627-635. https://doi.org/10.1097/PAS.0000000000000615

Defective DNA mismatch repair influences expression of endometrial carcinoma biomarkers
Okoye, EI, Bruegl, AS, Fellman, B, Luthra, R & Broaddus, RR 2016, , International Journal of Gynecological Pathology, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 8-15. https://doi.org/10.1097/PGP.0000000000000193

The Utility of Core Needle Biopsy and Fine-Needle Aspiration in the Workup of Tumors of Suspected Müllerian Origin
Crumley, SM, Okoye, EI, Deavers, M & Coffey, D 2015, , Acta Cytologica, vol. 59, no. 6, pp. 465-473. https://doi.org/10.1159/000443517

De novo large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the prostate gland with pelvic lymph node metastasis: A case report with review of literature
Okoye, EI, Choi, EK, Divatia, MK, Miles, BJ, Ayala, A & Ro, J 2014, , International journal of clinical and experimental pathology, vol. 7, no. 12, pp. 9061-9066.