Michael J. Thrall, MD

Professor of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, Academic Institute
Full Clinical Member, Research Institute
Program Director, Cytopathology Fellowship, Department of Pathology & Genomic Medicine
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Cytopathology Fellowship


Biography

Dr. Michael J. Thrall works as both a cytopathologist and a general surgical pathologist with a primary research interest in cytopathology. He is also participating in the formation of the new imaging pathology fellowship program and the associated research projects. Dr. Thrall attended medical school and completed his AP/CP residency training, including a surgical pathology fellowship, at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He then went on to a cytopathology fellowship at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. He is a member of the American Society of Cytopathology ASC Bulletin Committee and the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Description of Research

Dr. Thrall's research interests include cytopathology and imaging pathology, with a recent focus upon endometrial and pancreatic carcinomas and interpretation of atypical squamous cells detected in Papanicolaou tests.

Areas Of Expertise

Cytopathology Imaging pathology
Education & Training

Clinical Fellowship, University of Rochester
Residency, University of Minnesota
MD, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Publications

Small core needle biopsies in cytology practice: a survey of members of the American Society of Cytopathology
Thrall, MJ, Vrbin, C, Barkan, GA, Monaco, SE, Pambuccian, SE, Pantanowitz, L, Pitman, MB & Kurtycz, DFI 2020, , Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 310-321. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasc.2020.06.002

Extramedullary multiple myeloma involving the liver and periportal lymph node, diagnosed by EUS-FNA in a patient with cirrhosis
Suo, L, Liu, S, Vega, I & Thrall, M 2020, , Diagnostic Cytopathology, vol. 48, no. 7, pp. 657-661. https://doi.org/10.1002/dc.24416

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12308-020-00393-w

Cytopathology: the small specimen subspecialty
Thrall, MJ & Pang, JC 2020, , Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasc.2020.04.011

Cyto-histo correlations of plasmacytoid and micropapillary variants of high-grade urothelial carcinoma: do they fit well in The Paris System for reporting urinary cytology?
Suo, L, Vega, I & Thrall, M 2020, , Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasc.2020.05.013

A review of the FDA-approved molecular testing platforms for human papillomavirus
Salazar, KL, Duhon, DJ, Olsen, R & Thrall, M 2019, , Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 284-292. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasc.2019.06.001

In vivo and ex vivo microscopy moving toward the integration of optical imaging technologies into pathology practice
Wells, WA, Thrall, M, Sorokina, A, Fine, J, Krishnamurthy, S, Haroon, A, Rao, B, Shevchuk, MM, Wolfsen, HC, Tearney, GJ & Hariri, LP 2019, , Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol. 143, no. 3, pp. 288-298. https://doi.org/10.5858/arpa.2018-0298-RA

In vivo and ex vivo microscopy: A business plan to justify the introduction of similar emerging technologies into pathology practice
Wells, WA, Harhen, MT, Thrall, MJ, Shevchuk, MM, Tearney, GJ & Hariri, LP 2019, , Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol. 143, no. 3, pp. 299-304. https://doi.org/10.5858/arpa.2018-0375-RA

Automated screening of Papanicolaou tests: A review of the literature
Thrall, MJ 2019, , Diagnostic Cytopathology, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 20-27. https://doi.org/10.1002/dc.23931

The effects of the Bethesda System 2014 on endometrial cell reporting and follow-up endometrial biopsies in women 45 years of age and over
Moyer, AB, El-Zaatari, ZM & Thrall, MJ 2018, , Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasc.2018.01.003

Automation and Other Techniques in Cytopathology
Davey, DD & Thrall, MJ 2018, . in I Ramzy, D Mody & R Laucirica (eds), Clinical Cytopathology: Fundamental Principles and Practice. 3rd edn, McGraw Hill Education, pp. 731-744.

Molecular Testing in Gynecologic Cytology
Thrall, MJ 2018, . in I Ramzy, D Mody & R Laucirica (eds), Clinical Cytopathology: Fundamental Principles and Practice. 3rd edn, McGraw Hill Education, pp. 583-590.

Urinary Tract and Prostate
Rone, VR & Thrall, MJ 2018, . in I Ramzy, D Mody & R Laucirica (eds), Clinical Cytopathology: Fundamental Principles and Practice. 3rd edn, McGraw Hill Education, pp. 393-412.

Breast cancer cells form primary tumors on ex vivo four-dimensional lung model
Pence, KA, Mishra, DK, Thrall, M, Dave, B & Kim, MP 2017, , Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 210, pp. 181-187. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2016.11.019

Cervical biopsy rates before and after the introduction of human papillomavirus type reporting in co-tests with negative cytology
Ruff, H, Mody, DR, Luna, E, Armylagos, D & Thrall, MJ 2017, , Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasc.2017.06.005

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. https://doi.org/10.4103/jpi.jpi_72_16

Utility of flow cytometry analysis for pleural and peritoneal fluids
Fuller, MY & Thrall, MJ 2016, , Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology, vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 339-344. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasc.2016.07.001

Effect of lower anogenital squamous terminology recommendations on the use of p16 immunohistochemistry and the proportion of high-grade diagnoses in cervical biopsy specimens
Thrall, MJ 2016, , American Journal of Clinical Pathology, vol. 145, no. 4, pp. 524-530. https://doi.org/10.1093/AJCP/AQW032

Glandular lesions of the cervix in clinical practice: A cytology, histology, and human papillomavirus correlation study from 2 institutions
Miller, RA, Mody, DR, Tams, KC & Thrall, MJ 2015, , Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol. 139, no. 11, pp. 1431-1436. https://doi.org/10.5858/arpa.2014-0633-OA

Human Lung Fibroblasts Inhibit Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Metastasis in Ex Vivo 4D Model
Mishra, DK, Compean, SD, Thrall, MJ, Liu, X, Massarelli, E, Kurie, JM & Kim, MP 2015, , Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 100, no. 4, pp. 1167-74; discussion 1174. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.05.014