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Virgilius Cornea, MD

MS 139


  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Immunohistochemistry

College Unit(s)

Biography and Education


MD - Timisoara University (1996)
AP/CP Residency - SUNY Downstate Medical Center (2006)
AP Fellowship - SUNY Downstate Medical Center (2007)
Surgical Pathology Fellowship - Mount Sinai School of Medicine (2008)
Kidney and Transplant Pathology Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh (2010)

Selected Publications

Publications & Other Scholarly Work:

1     Corey B Hughes, George M Mussman, Phil Ray, Robert C Bunn, Virgilius Cornea, Kathryn M Thrailkill, John L Fowlkes, Iuliana Popescu, Impact of an SGLT2-loss of function mutation on renal architecture, histology, and glucose homeostasis, Cell and Tissue Research, 384, pages527–543 (2021)

2     Volker Nickeleit, Harsharan K. Singh, Darshana Dadhania, Virgilius Cornea, A. El-Husseini, A.Castellanos, Vicki G. Davis, Thomas Waid, Surya V. Seshan, The 2018 Banff Working Group Classification of Definitive Polyomavirus Nephropathy: A Multi Center Validation Study in the Modern Era, American Journal of Transplantation, Online Open, doi: 10.1111/ajt.16189

3     Omar Malik, Sherif Saleh, Belal Suleiman, Bilal Ashqar, Amita Maibam, Maria Yaseen, Amro Elrefaei, Abigail Hines, Virgilius Cornea, Amr El-Husseini, Xiaonan Mei, Roberto Gedaly, Ana Lia Castellanos, Thomas Waid, Prevalence, risk factors, treatment and overall impact of BK viremia on kidney transplantation, Transplantation Proceedings, Volume 51, Issue 6, July–August 2019, Pages 1801-1809

4     El-Husseini A., Hassan W., Yaseen M., Suleiman B., Saleh S., Malik O., Ashqar H., Maibam A., Mei X., Castellanos A.L., Cornea V., Gedaly R., Waid T., Impact of human leukocyte antigen and calculated panel reactive antibody on BK viremia in kidney transplant recipients: A single-center experience and literature review, Transpl Infect Dis. 2019 Mar 13:e13071. doi: 10.1111/tid.13071

5     Turcios L., Chacon E., Garcia C., Eman P., Cornea V., Jiang J., Spear B., Liu C., Watt DS., Marti F., Gedaly R., Autophagic flux modulation by Wnt/β-catenin pathway inhibition in hepatocellular carcinoma, PLoS One. 2019 Feb 22;14(2):e0212538. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0212538. eCollection 2019.

6     Valery Vilchez M.D., Lilia Turcios Ph.D., D. Allan Butterfield Ph.D., Mihail I. Mitov Ph.D., Cristin L. Coquillard B.S., J. Anthony Brandon Ph.D., Virgilius Cornea M.D., Roberto Gedaly M.D., Francesc Marti Ph.D., Evidence of the immunomodulatory role of dual PI3K/mTOR inhibitors in transplantation: an experimental study in mice, Transplant International, 2017 October; 30(10):1061-1074 .

7     Bennet George, Matthew Hager, Virgilius Cornea, William O'Connor, Maya Guglin, Fulminant Necrotizing Eosinophilic Myocarditis: A Case Report and Comprehensive Literature Review, The VAD Journal, 2. doi: 6.26, November 5, 2016.

8     El-Husseini A, Saxon D., Jennings S., Cornea V., Beck L., Sawaya B.P., Idiopathic Membranous Nephropathy: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges, Am J Nephrol 2016;43:65-70 

9     Amr El-Husseini, Stuart Jennings, Virgilius Cornea, Boutros Sawaya, Fibrillary glomerulonephritis masquerading as rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis with pseudo-linear glomerular basement membrane staining, Clinical Nephrology 2015 Oct; 84(4):231-5

10   Amr El-Husseini, Scot Kenneth, Ahmed Awad, Stuart Jennings, Virgilius Cornea, Boutros Sawaya, Thrombotic microangiopathy in systemic lupus erythematosus: efficacy of eculizumab, American Journal of Kidney Disease, 2015 Jan;65(1):127-30, Epub 2014 Nov 15.

11   Timmy Lee, Yang Wang, Lois Arend, Virgilius Cornea, Begona Campos, Rino Munda, Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, Comparative Analysis of Cellular Phenotypes Within the Neointima From Vein Segments Collected Prior to Vascular Access Surgery and Stenotic Arteriovenous Dialysis Accesses, Semin Dial. 2014 May-Jun; 27(3):303-9, Epub 2013 Dec 17.

12   N, Mistry MJ, Wang Y, Chauhan V, Campos B, Munda R, Cornea V, Roy-Chaudhury P., Preexisting venous calcifications prior to dialysis vascular access surgery, Lee T, Safdar Semin Dial. 2012 Sep-Oct;25(5):592-5.

13   V. Cornea,Chandandeep Nagi, Shabnam M. Jaffer, Ira J. Bleiweiss Adequate Histologic Sampling of Breast MRI Guided Core Needle Biopsy, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 2009 Dec;133(12):1961-4.