Mojgan Amrikachi, MD

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


Biography

Dr. Amrikachi received her MD degree from Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey in 1991. After completing a pathology residency and cytopathology fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, she completed a surgical pathology fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Amrikachi joined the faculty at Houston Methodist in the Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine in 2005 and received her appointment at the Weill Cornell Medical College that same year.

Description of Research

Dr. Amrikachi is a general surgical pathologist with subspecialty training in cytopathology and neoplastic surgical pathology. She is interested in morphologic, immunohistochemical, and molecular analysis of thyroid disease. Currently, Dr. Amrikachi is in the process of investigating the use of tissue microarray for more accurate and efficient diagnosis of thyroid lesions. Specifically, this tissue microarray will be used to examine the role of different molecular and immunohistochemical markers in distinguishing benign lesions of the thyroid from malignant nodules.

Education & Training

Residency, Baylor College of Medicine
Clinical Fellowship, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Internship, University of Texas Medical Branch
MD, Hacettepe University
Publications

Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
Amrikachi, M & Ramzy, I 2018, . in I Ramzy, D Mody & R Laucirica (eds), Clinical Cytopathology: Fundamental Principles and Practice. 3rd edn, McGraw Hill Education, pp. 99-130.

Stenosis of a Bioprostetic Tricuspid Valve
Maragiannis, D, Smithson, S, Amrikachi, M, Lawrie, GM, Little, S & Chang, S-M 2015, Methodist Debakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol. 1, 1, pp. 64.

Sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma with eosinophilia of the thyroid: more aggressive than previously reported
Quiroga-Garza, G, Lee, JHY, El-Naggar, A, Black, JO, Amrikachi, M, Zhai, QJ, Ayala, AG & Ro, JY 2015, Human Pathology, vol. 46, no. 5, pp. 725-731. DOI: 10.1016/j.humpath.2015.01.012

Thyroid fine-needle aspiration reporting rates and outcomes before and after bethesda implementation within a combined academic and community hospital system
Harvey, AM, Mody, DR & Amrikachi, M 2013, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol. 137, no. 11, pp. 1664-1668. DOI: 10.5858/arpa.2012-0366-OA

Pulmonary sclerosing papillary adenoma
Allen, TC, Amrikachi, M & Cagle, PT 2013, Pathology International, vol. 63, no. 7, pp. 364-367. DOI: 10.1111/pin.12075

Five top stories in cytopathology
Fischer, AH, Benedict, CC & Amrikachi, M 2013, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol. 137, no. 7, pp. 894-906. DOI: 10.5858/arpa.2012-0258-SA

Embedding topic discovery in conditional random fields model for segmenting nuclei using multispectral data
Wu, X, Amrikachi, M & Shah, SK 2012, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 59, no. 6, 2188892, pp. 1539-1549. DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2012.2188892

Disseminated blastomycosis diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration of the thyroid
Harvey, AM, Mody, DR & Amrikachi, M 2011, Diagnostic Cytopathology, vol. 39, no. 6, pp. 446-450. DOI: 10.1002/dc.21466

Clinical outcomes for suspicious category in thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsy patient's sex and nodule size are possible predictors of malignancy
Raparia, K, Min, SK, Mody, DR, Anton, R & Amrikachi, M 2009, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol. 133, no. 5, pp. 787-790.

Zosteriform metastatic transitional cell carcinoma
Woodruff, CA, Amrikachi, M & Hsu, S 2005, International Journal of Dermatology, vol. 44, no. 12, pp. 1028-1030. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2005.02256.x

Thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsy in children and adolescents: Experience with 218 aspirates
Amrikachi, M, Ponder, TB, Wheeler, TM, Smith, D & Ramzy, I 2005, Diagnostic Cytopathology, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 189-192. DOI: 10.1002/dc.20197

Repressors of androgen and progesterone receptor action
Agoulnik, IU, Krause, WC, Bingman, WE, Rahman, HT, Amrikachi, M, Ayala, GE & Weigel, NL 2003, Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol. 278, no. 33, pp. 31136-31148. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M305153200

Adenocarcinomas of the gastrointestinal tract with prominent rhabdoid features
Amrikachi, M, Ro, JY, Ordonez, NG & Ayala, AG 2002, Annals of Diagnostic Pathology, vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 357-363. DOI: 10.1053/adpa.2002.36657

Gynecomastia: Cytologic features and diagnostic pitfalls in fine needle aspirates
Amrikachi, M, Green, LK, Rone, R & Ramzy, I 2001, Acta Cytologica, vol. 45, no. 6, pp. 948-952.

Accuracy of fine-needle aspiration of thyroid: A review of 6226 cases and correlation with surgical or clinical outcome
Amrikachi, M, Ramzy, I, Rubenfeld, S & Wheeler, TM 2001, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol. 125, no. 4, pp. 484-488.

Actinomyces and Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans-Actinomyces-associated lymphadenopathy mimicking lymphoma
Amrikachi, M, Krishnan, B, Finch, CJ & Shahab, I 2000, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol. 124, no. 10, pp. 1502-1505.

Fulminant parvovirus infection following erythropoietin treatment in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
Borkowski, J, Amrikachi, M & Hudnall, SD 2000, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol. 124, no. 3, pp. 441-445.

Lactobacillus endocarditis: A chronic active infection
Amrikachi, M, Lopez, L, Cutler, D & Boor, PJ 1997, Cardiovascular Pathology, vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 341-344. DOI: 10.1016/S1054-8807(97)00032-X