Haijun Zhou

Haijun Zhou, MD, PhD

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


Dr. Zhou received his MD/PhD degree from the Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China, and he completed his anatomic and clinical pathology residency at Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH) in 2015. Dr. Zhou then joined Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Pathology after completing a cytopathology fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2016. He joined HMH as a staff pathologist in 2018. Dr. Zhou is a cytopathologist and a general surgical pathologist with subspecialty interests in pulmonary pathology and genitourinary pathology. He is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and cytopathology by the American Board of Pathology.

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

Description of Research

Dr. Zhou’s research focuses on the evaluation of biomarkers of fluid malignancies, fine needle aspiration, pulmonary and genitourinary pathology. His research is funded by grants from HMH and the HMH Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine.

Areas Of Expertise

Cytopathology Pulmonary pathology Genitourinary pathology Fine needle aspiration diagnosis

Predict multicategory causes of death in lung cancer patients using clinicopathologic factors
Deng, F, Zhou, H, Lin, Y, Heim, JA, Shen, L, Li, Y & Zhang, L 2021, , Computers in Biology and Medicine, vol. 129, 104161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiomed.2020.104161

Age-specific 3-year cumulative risk of cervical cancer and high-grade dysplasia on biopsy in 9434 women who underwent HPV cytology cotesting
Ge, Y, Christensen, PA, Luna, E, Armylagos, D, Xu, J, Hsu, JW, Zhou, H, Schwartz, MR & Mody, DR 2019, , Cancer cytopathology, vol. 127, no. 12, pp. 757-764. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncy.22192

Rapid Detection of Mycoplasma-Infected Cells by an ssDNA Aptamer Probe
Liu, Y, Jiang, W, Yang, S, Hu, J, Lu, H, Han, W, Wen, J, Zeng, Z, Qi, J, Xu, L, Zhou, H, Sun, H & Zu, Y 2019, , ACS Sensors, vol. 4, no. 8, pp. 2028-2038. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssensors.9b00582

HPV status in women with high-grade dysplasia on cervical biopsy and preceding negative HPV tests
Ge, Y, Mody, RR, Olsen, RJ, Zhou, H, Luna, E, Armylagos, D, Puntachart, N, Hendrickson, H, Schwartz, MR & Mody, DR 2019, , Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 149-156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasc.2019.01.001

Primary adrenal gland epithelioid sarcoma: A case report and literature review
Huang, X, Nayar, R & Zhou, H 2019, , Diagnostic Cytopathology, vol. 47, no. 9, pp. 918-921. https://doi.org/10.1002/dc.24211

Noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP): Implications for the risk of malignancy (ROM) in the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (TBSRTC)
Zhou, H, Baloch, ZW, Nayar, R, Bizzarro, T, Fadda, G, Adhikari-Guragain, D, Hatem, J, Larocca, LM, Samolczyk, J, Slade, J & Rossi, ED 2018, , Cancer cytopathology, vol. 126, no. 1, pp. 20-26. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncy.21926

Challenge of FNA diagnosis of angiomyolipoma: A study of 33 cases
Zhou, H, Guo, M & Gong, Y 2017, , Cancer cytopathology, vol. 125, no. 4, pp. 257-266. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncy.21824

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. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncy.21687

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. https://doi.org/10.1159/000442512

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. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncy.21549

Double lung transplantation for diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia
Zhou, H, Ge, Y, Janssen, B, Peterson, A, Takei, H, Haque, A, Barrios, R & Cagle, P 2014, , Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 342-345. https://doi.org/10.1097/LBR.0000000000000098

Genotype-specific prevalence and distribution of human papillomavirus genotypes in underserved Latino women with abnormal Papanicolaou tests
Zhou, H, Mody, DR, Schwartz, MR, Coffey, DM, Smith, D, Zwain, OA, Kamarapu, NP, Brown, JB, Medina, M, Hodgson, SR, Hobday, CD & Ge, Y 2014, , Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 42-48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasc.2013.06.001

Clear cell papillary renal cell carcinoma is the fourth most common histologic type of renal cell carcinoma in 290 consecutive nephrectomies for renal cell carcinoma
Zhou, H, Zheng, S, Truong, LD, Ro, JY, Ayala, AG & Shen, SS 2014, , Human Pathology, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 59-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.humpath.2013.08.004

Unexpected high prevalence of HPV 90 infection in an underserved population
Quiroga-Garza, G, Zhou, H, Mody, DR, Schwartz, MR & Ge, Y 2013, , Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol. 137, no. 11, pp. 1569-1573. https://doi.org/10.5858/arpa.2012-0640-OA

Interstitial cystitis: Another IgG4-related inflammatory disease?
Crumley, S, Ge, Y, Zhou, H, Shen, SS & Ro, JY 2013, , Annals of Diagnostic Pathology, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 403-407. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anndiagpath.2013.03.004

Should LSIL-H be a distinct cytology category? A study on the frequency and distribution of 40 human papillomavirus genotypes in 808 Women
Zhou, H, Schwartz, MR, Coffey, D, Smith, D, Mody, DR & Ge, Y 2012, , Cancer cytopathology, vol. 120, no. 6, pp. 373-379. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncy.21210

A novel in vitro assay of tumor-initiating cells in xenograft prostate tumors
Silvers, CR, Williams, K, Salamone, L, Huang, J, Jordan, CT, Zhou, H & Palapattu, GS 2010, , Prostate, vol. 70, no. 13, pp. 1379-1387. https://doi.org/10.1002/pros.21171

Nuclear tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 in lymphoid cells negatively regulates c-Myb-mediated transactivation through small ubiquitin-related modifier-1 modification
Pham, LV, Zhou, HJ, Lin-Lee, YC, Tamayo, AT, Yoshimura, LC, Fu, L, Darnay, BG & Ford, RJ 2008, , Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol. 283, no. 8, pp. 5081-5089. https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M706307200

Nuclear CD40 interacts with c-Rel and enhances proliferation in aggressive B-cell lymphoma
Zhou, HJ, Pham, LV, Tamayo, AT, Lin-Lee, YC, Fu, L, Yoshimura, LC & Ford, RJ 2007, , Blood, vol. 110, no. 6, pp. 2121-2127. https://doi.org/10.1182/blood-2007-02-073080

Development of a murine model for blastoid variant mantle-cell lymphoma
Ford, RJ, Shen, L, Lin-Lee, YC, Pham, LV, Multani, A, Zhou, HJ, Tamayo, AT, Zhang, CJ, Hawthorn, L, Cowell, JK & Ambrus, JL 2007, , Blood, vol. 109, no. 11, pp. 4899-4906. https://doi.org/10.1182/blood-2006-08-038497