Dara Aisner, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Southwestern Medical School (2004)
Graduate School :
  • PhD, University of Texas At Dallas (2004)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Vanderbilt University (TN) (1996)
Internship:
  • National Capital Consortium (Bethesda) Program (2005)
Residencies:
  • National Capital Consortium (Bethesda) Program, Chief Resident, Anatomic (2008)
  • National Capital Consortium (Bethesda) Program, Anatomic (2007)
Languages: English
Department: Pathology

Publications

  • Holman BN, Van Gulick RJ, Amato CM, MacBeth ML, Davies KD, Aisner DL, Robinson WA, Couts KL. Clinical and molecular features of subungual melanomas are site-specific and distinct from acral melanomas. Melanoma Res. 2020 Dec;30(6):562-573. PubMed PMID: 33156595
  • Grob ST, Nobre L, Campbell KR, Davies KD, Ryall S, Aisner DL, Hoffman L, Zahedi S, Morin A, Crespo M, Nellan A, Green AL, Foreman N, Vibhakar R, Hankinson TC, Handler MH, Hawkins C, Tabori U, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Mulcahy Levy JM. Clinical and molecular characterization of a multi-institutional cohort of pediatric spinal cord low-grade gliomas. Neurooncol Adv. 2020 Jan-Dec;2(1):vdaa103. PubMed PMID: 33063010
  • Tsongalis GJ, Al Turkmani MR, Suriawinata M, Babcock MJ, Mitchell K, Ding Y, Scicchitano L, Tira A, Buckingham L, Atkinson S, Lax A, Aisner DL, Davies KD, Wood HN, O'Neill SS, Levine EA, Sequeira J, Harada S, DeFrank G, Paluri R, Tan BA, Colabella H, Snead C, Cruz-Correa M, Ramirez V, Rojas A, Huang H, Mackinnon AC, Garcia FU, Cavone SM, Elfahal M, Abel G, Vasef MA, Judd A, Linder MW, Alkhateeb K, Skinner WL, Boccia R, Patel K. Comparison of Tissue Molecular Biomarker Testing Turnaround Times and Concordance Between Standard of Care and the Biocartis Idylla Platform in Patients With Colorectal Cancer. Am J Clin Pathol. 2020 Jul 7;154(2):266-276. PubMed PMID: 32525522
  • Sireci AN, Patel JL, Joseph L, Hiemenz MC, Rosca OC, Caughron SK, Thibault-Sennett SA, Burke TL, Aisner DL. Molecular Pathology Economics 101: An Overview of Molecular Diagnostics Coding, Coverage, and Reimbursement: A Report of the Association for Molecular Pathology. J Mol Diagn. 2020 Aug;22(8):975-993. PubMed PMID: 32504675
  • Patil T, Mushtaq R, Marsh S, Azelby C, Pujara M, Davies KD, Aisner DL, Purcell WT, Schenk EL, Pacheco JM, Bunn PA, Camidge DR, Doebele RC. Clinicopathologic Characteristics, Treatment Outcomes, and Acquired Resistance Patterns of Atypical EGFR Mutations and HER2 Alterations in Stage IV Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Clin Lung Cancer. 2020 May;21(3):e191-e204. PubMed PMID: 31859066
  • Sirohi D, Schmidt RL, Aisner DL, Behdad A, Betz BL, Brown N, Coleman JF, Corless CL, Deftereos G, Ewalt MD, Fernandes H, Hsiao SJ, Mansukhani MM, Murray SS, Niu N, Ritterhouse LL, Suarez CJ, Tafe LJ, Thorson JA, Segal JP, Furtado LV. Multi-Institutional Evaluation of Interrater Agreement of Variant Classification Based on the 2017 Association for Molecular Pathology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and College of American Pathologists Standards and Guidelines for the Interpretation and Reporting of Sequence Variants in Cancer. J Mol Diagn. 2020 Feb;22(2):284-293. PubMed PMID: 31837433
  • Sirohi D, Schmidt RL, Aisner DL, Behdad A, Betz BL, Brown N, Coleman JF, Corless CL, Deftereos G, Ewalt MD, Fernandes H, Hsiao SJ, Mansukhani MM, Murray SS, Niu N, Ritterhouse LL, Suarez CJ, Tafe LJ, Thorson JA, Segal JP, Furtado LV. Multi-Institutional Evaluation of Interrater Agreement of Variant Classification Based on the 2017 Association for Molecular Pathology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and College of American Pathologists Standards and Guidelines for the Interpretation and Reporting of Sequence Variants in Cancer. J Mol Diagn. 2019 Dec 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31837433
  • Ettinger DS, Wood DE, Aggarwal C, Aisner DL, Akerley W, Bauman JR, Bharat A, Bruno DS, Chang JY, Chirieac LR, D'Amico TA, Dilling TJ, Dobelbower M, Gettinger S, Govindan R, Gubens MA, Hennon M, Horn L, Lackner RP, Lanuti M, Leal TA, Lin J, Loo BW Jr, Martins RG, Otterson GA, Patel SP, Reckamp KL, Riely GJ, Schild SE, Shapiro TA, Stevenson J, Swanson SJ, Tauer KW, Yang SC, Gregory K, Hughes M. NCCN Guidelines Insights: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Version 1.2020. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2019 Dec;17(12):1464-1472. PubMed PMID: 31805526
  • Seager M, Aisner DL, Davies KD. Oncogenic Gene Fusion Detection Using Anchored Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction Followed by Next Generation Sequencing. J Vis Exp. 2019 Jul 5;(149). PubMed PMID: 31329176
  • Guo R, Berry LD, Aisner DL, Sheren J, Boyle T, Bunn PA Jr, Johnson BE, Kwiatkowski DJ, Drilon A, Sholl LM, Kris MG. MET IHC Is a Poor Screen for MET Amplification or MET Exon 14 Mutations in Lung Adenocarcinomas: Data from a Tri-Institutional Cohort of the Lung Cancer Mutation Consortium. J Thorac Oncol. 2019 Sep;14(9):1666-1671. PubMed PMID: 31228623
  • El Osta B, Behera M, Kim S, Berry LD, Sica G, Pillai RN, Owonikoko TK, Kris MG, Johnson BE, Kwiatkowski DJ, Sholl LM, Aisner DL, Bunn PA, Khuri FR, Ramalingam SS. Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients With Metastatic KRAS-Mutant Lung Adenocarcinomas: The Lung Cancer Mutation Consortium Experience. J Thorac Oncol. 2019 May;14(5):876-889. PubMed PMID: 30735816
  • Pacheco JM, Gao D, Smith D, Purcell T, Hancock M, Bunn P, Robin T, Liu A, Karam S, Gaspar L, Kavanagh B, Rusthoven C, Aisner D, Doebele R, Camidge DR. Natural History and Factors Associated with Overall Survival in Stage IV ALK-Rearranged Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2019 Apr;14(4):691-700. PubMed PMID: 30599201
  • Hernandez AL, Wang Y, Somerset HL, Keysar SB, Aisner DL, Marshall C, Bowles DW, Karam SD, Raben D, Jimeno A, Varella-Garcia M, Wang XJ. Inter- and intra-tumor heterogeneity of SMAD4 loss in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas. Mol Carcinog. 2019 May;58(5):666-673. PubMed PMID: 30575147
  • Ng TL, Liu Y, Dimou A, Patil T, Aisner DL, Dong Z, Jiang T, Su C, Wu C, Ren S, Zhou C, Camidge DR. Predictive value of oncogenic driver subtype, programmed death-1 ligand (PD-L1) score, and smoking status on the efficacy of PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors in patients with oncogene-driven non-small cell lung cancer. Cancer. 2019 Apr 1;125(7):1038-1049. PubMed PMID: 30548240
  • Ng TL, Smith DE, Mushtaq R, Patil T, Dimou A, Yang S, Liu Q, Li X, Zhou C, Jones RT, Tu MM, Yan F, Bowman IA, Liu SV, Newkirk S, Bauml J, Doebele RC, Aisner DL, Gao D, Ren S, Camidge DR. ROS1 Gene Rearrangements Are Associated With an Elevated Risk of Peridiagnosis Thromboembolic Events. J Thorac Oncol. 2019 Apr;14(4):596-605. PubMed PMID: 30543838
  • Ng TL, Yu H, Smith DE, Boyle TA, York ER, Leedy S, Gao D, Aisner DL, Van Bokhoven A, Heasley LE, Hirsch FR, Camidge DR. Preselection of Lung Cancer Cases Using FGFR1 mRNA and Gene Copy Number for Treatment With Ponatinib. Clin Lung Cancer. 2019 Jan;20(1):e39-e51. PubMed PMID: 30297175
  • McCoach CE, Blakely CM, Banks KC, Levy B, Chue BM, Raymond VM, Le AT, Lee CE, Diaz J, Waqar SN, Purcell WT, Aisner DL, Davies KD, Lanman RB, Shaw AT, Doebele RC. Clinical Utility of Cell-Free DNA for the Detection of ALK Fusions and Genomic Mechanisms of ALK Inhibitor Resistance in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Jun 15;24(12):2758-2770. PubMed PMID: 29599410
  • Lindeman NI, Cagle PT, Aisner DL, Arcila ME, Beasley MB, Bernicker EH, Colasacco C, Dacic S, Hirsch FR, Kerr K, Kwiatkowski DJ, Ladanyi M, Nowak JA, Sholl L, Temple-Smolkin R, Solomon B, Souter LH, Thunnissen E, Tsao MS, Ventura CB, Wynes MW, Yatabe Y. Updated Molecular Testing Guideline for the Selection of Lung Cancer Patients for Treatment With Targeted Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors: Guideline From the College of American Pathologists, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and the Association for Molecular Pathology. J Mol Diagn. 2018 Mar;20(2):129-159. PubMed PMID: 29398453
  • Lindeman NI, Cagle PT, Aisner DL, Arcila ME, Beasley MB, Bernicker EH, Colasacco C, Dacic S, Hirsch FR, Kerr K, Kwiatkowski DJ, Ladanyi M, Nowak JA, Sholl L, Temple-Smolkin R, Solomon B, Souter LH, Thunnissen E, Tsao MS, Ventura CB, Wynes MW, Yatabe Y. Updated Molecular Testing Guideline for the Selection of Lung Cancer Patients for Treatment With Targeted Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors: Guideline From the College of American Pathologists, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and the Association for Molecular Pathology. J Thorac Oncol. 2018 Mar;13(3):323-358. PubMed PMID: 29396253
  • Lindeman NI, Cagle PT, Aisner DL, Arcila ME, Beasley MB, Bernicker EH, Colasacco C, Dacic S, Hirsch FR, Kerr K, Kwiatkowski DJ, Ladanyi M, Nowak JA, Sholl L, Temple-Smolkin R, Solomon B, Souter LH, Thunnissen E, Tsao MS, Ventura CB, Wynes MW, Yatabe Y. Updated Molecular Testing Guideline for the Selection of Lung Cancer Patients for Treatment With Targeted Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors: Guideline From the College of American Pathologists, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and the Association for Molecular Pathology. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2018 Mar;142(3):321-346. PubMed PMID: 29355391
  • Balla A, Khan F, Hampel KJ, Aisner DL, Sidiropoulos N. Small-cell transformation of ALK -rearranged non-small-cell adenocarcinoma of the lung. Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud. 2018 Apr;4(2). PubMed PMID: 29317428
  • Thunnissen E, Allen TC, Adam J, Aisner DL, Beasley MB, Borczuk AC, Cagle PT, Capelozzi VL, Cooper W, Hariri LP, Kern I, Lantuejoul S, Miller R, Mino-Kenudson M, Radonic T, Raparia K, Rekhtman N, Roy-Chowdhuri S, Russell P, Schneider F, Sholl LM, Tsao MS, Vivero M, Yatabe Y. Immunohistochemistry of Pulmonary Biomarkers: A Perspective From Members of the Pulmonary Pathology Society. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2018 Mar;142(3):408-419. PubMed PMID: 28686497
  • Jain D, Allen TC, Aisner DL, Beasley MB, Cagle PT, Capelozzi VL, Hariri LP, Lantuejoul S, Miller R, Mino-Kenudson M, Monaco SE, Moreira A, Raparia K, Rekhtman N, Roden AC, Roy-Chowdhuri S, da Cunha Santos G, Thunnissen E, Troncone G, Vivero M. Rapid On-Site Evaluation of Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspirations for the Diagnosis of Lung Cancer: A Perspective From Members of the Pulmonary Pathology Society. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2018 Feb;142(2):253-262. PubMed PMID: 28639854
  • Thunnissen E, Allen TC, Adam J, Aisner DL, Beasley MB, Borczuk AC, Cagle PT, Capelozzi VL, Cooper W, Hariri LP, Kern I, Lantuejoul S, Miller R, Mino-Kenudson M, Radonic T, Raparia K, Rekhtman N, Roy-Chowdhuri S, Russell P, Schneider F, Sholl LM, Tsao MS, Vivero M, Yatabe Y. Immunohistochemistry of Pulmonary Biomarkers: A Perspective From Members of the Pulmonary Pathology Society. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2017 Jul 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28686497
  • Jain D, Allen TC, Aisner DL, Beasley MB, Cagle PT, Capelozzi VL, Hariri LP, Lantuejoul S, Miller R, Mino-Kenudson M, Monaco SE, Moreira A, Raparia K, Rekhtman N, Roden AC, Roy-Chowdhuri S, da Cunha Santos G, Thunnissen E, Troncone G, Vivero M. Rapid On-Site Evaluation of Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspirations for the Diagnosis of Lung Cancer: A Perspective From Members of the Pulmonary Pathology Society. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2017 Jun 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28639854
  • Vaishnavi A, Schubert L, Rix U, Marek LA, Le AT, Keysar SB, Glogowska MJ, Smith MA, Kako S, Sumi NJ, Davies KD, Ware KE, Varella-Garcia M, Haura EB, Jimeno A, Heasley LE, Aisner DL, Doebele RC. EGFR Mediates Responses to Small-Molecule Drugs Targeting Oncogenic Fusion Kinases. Cancer Res. 2017 Jul 1;77(13):3551-3563. PubMed PMID: 28428274
  • Ettinger DS, Wood DE, Aisner DL, Akerley W, Bauman J, Chirieac LR, D'Amico TA, DeCamp MM, Dilling TJ, Dobelbower M, Doebele RC, Govindan R, Gubens MA, Hennon M, Horn L, Komaki R, Lackner RP, Lanuti M, Leal TA, Leisch LJ, Lilenbaum R, Lin J, Loo BW Jr, Martins R, Otterson GA, Reckamp K, Riely GJ, Schild SE, Shapiro TA, Stevenson J, Swanson SJ, Tauer K, Yang SC, Gregory K, Hughes M. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Version 5.2017, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017 Apr;15(4):504-535. PubMed PMID: 28404761
  • York ER, Varella-Garcia M, Bang TJ, Aisner DL, Camidge DR. Tolerable and Effective Combination of Full-Dose Crizotinib and Osimertinib Targeting MET Amplification Sequentially Emerging after T790M Positivity in EGFR-Mutant Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2017 Jul;12(7):e85-e88. PubMed PMID: 28274743
  • Gao B, Huang C, Kernstine K, Pelekanou V, Kluger Y, Jiang T, Peters-Hall JR, Coquelin M, Girard L, Zhang W, Huffman K, Oliver D, Kinose F, Haura E, Teer JK, Rix U, Le AT, Aisner DL, Varella-Garcia M, Doebele RC, Covington KR, Hampton OA, Doddapaneni HV, Jayaseelan JC, Hu J, Wheeler DA, Shay JW, Rimm DL, Gazdar A, Minna JD. Non-malignant respiratory epithelial cells preferentially proliferate from resected non-small cell lung cancer specimens cultured under conditionally reprogrammed conditions. Oncotarget. 2017 Feb 14;8(7):11114-11126. PubMed PMID: 28052041
  • Roden AC, Aisner DL, Allen TC, Aubry MC, Barrios RJ, Beasley MB, Cagle PT, Capelozzi VL, Dacic S, Ge Y, Hariri LP, Lantuejoul S, Miller RA, Mino-Kenudson M, Moreira AL, Raparia K, Rekhtman N, Sholl L, Smith ML, Tsao MS, Vivero M, Yatabe Y, Yi ES. Diagnosis of Acute Cellular Rejection and Antibody-Mediated Rejection on Lung Transplant Biopsies: A Perspective From Members of the Pulmonary Pathology Society. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2017 Mar;141(3):437-444. PubMed PMID: 27819763
  • O'Neil BH, Scott AJ, Ma WW, Cohen SJ, Leichman L, Aisner DL, Menter AR, Tejani MA, Cho JK, Granfortuna J, Coveler L, Olowokure OO, Baranda JC, Cusnir M, Phillip P, Boles J, Nazemzadeh R, Rarick M, Cohen DJ, Radford J, Fehrenbacher L, Bajaj R, Bathini V, Fanta P, Berlin J, McRee AJ, Maguire R, Wilhelm F, Maniar M, Jimeno A, Gomes CL, Messersmith WA. A phase II/III randomized study to compare the efficacy and safety of rigosertib plus gemcitabine versus gemcitabine alone in patients with previously untreated metastatic pancreatic cancer. Ann Oncol. 2015 Dec;26(12):2505. PubMed PMID: 26489442
  • Tai D, Wells K, Arcaroli J, Vanderbilt C, Aisner DL, Messersmith WA, Lieu CH. Targeting the WNT Signaling Pathway in Cancer Therapeutics. Oncologist. 2015 Oct;20(10):1189-98. PubMed PMID: 26306903
  • Hrustanovic G, Olivas V, Pazarentzos E, Tulpule A, Asthana S, Blakely CM, Okimoto RA, Lin L, Neel DS, Sabnis A, Flanagan J, Chan E, Varella-Garcia M, Aisner DL, Vaishnavi A, Ou SH, Collisson EA, Ichihara E, Mack PC, Lovly CM, Karachaliou N, Rosell R, Riess JW, Doebele RC, Bivona TG. RAS-MAPK dependence underlies a rational polytherapy strategy in EML4-ALK-positive lung cancer. Nat Med. 2015 Sep;21(9):1038-47. PubMed PMID: 26301689
  • Doebele RC, Davis LE, Vaishnavi A, Le AT, Estrada-Bernal A, Keysar S, Jimeno A, Varella-Garcia M, Aisner DL, Li Y, Stephens PJ, Morosini D, Tuch BB, Fernandes M, Nanda N, Low JA. An Oncogenic NTRK Fusion in a Patient with Soft-Tissue Sarcoma with Response to the Tropomyosin-Related Kinase Inhibitor LOXO-101. Cancer Discov. 2015 Oct;5(10):1049-57. PubMed PMID: 26216294
  • O'Neil BH, Scott AJ, Ma WW, Cohen SJ, Aisner DL, Menter AR, Tejani MA, Cho JK, Granfortuna J, Coveler L, Olowokure OO, Baranda JC, Cusnir M, Phillip P, Boles J, Nazemzadeh R, Rarick M, Cohen DJ, Radford J, Fehrenbacher L, Bajaj R, Bathini V, Fanta P, Berlin J, McRee AJ, Maguire R, Wilhelm F, Maniar M, Jimeno A, Gomes CL, Messersmith WA. A phase II/III randomized study to compare the efficacy and safety of rigosertib plus gemcitabine versus gemcitabine alone in patients with previously untreated metastatic pancreatic cancer. Ann Oncol. 2015 Sep;26(9):1923-9. PubMed PMID: 26091808
  • Becker AP, Scapulatempo-Neto C, Carloni AC, Paulino A, Sheren J, Aisner DL, Musselwhite E, Clara C, Machado HR, Oliveira RS, Neder L, Varella-Garcia M, Reis RM. KIAA1549: BRAF Gene Fusion and FGFR1 Hotspot Mutations Are Prognostic Factors in Pilocytic Astrocytomas. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2015 Jul;74(7):743-54. PubMed PMID: 26083571
  • Sequist LV, Soria JC, Goldman JW, Wakelee HA, Gadgeel SM, Varga A, Papadimitrakopoulou V, Solomon BJ, Oxnard GR, Dziadziuszko R, Aisner DL, Doebele RC, Galasso C, Garon EB, Heist RS, Logan J, Neal JW, Mendenhall MA, Nichols S, Piotrowska Z, Wozniak AJ, Raponi M, Karlovich CA, Jaw-Tsai S, Isaacson J, Despain D, Matheny SL, Rolfe L, Allen AR, Camidge DR. Rociletinib in EGFR-mutated non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 2015 Apr 30;372(18):1700-9. PubMed PMID: 25923550
  • Cargnelutti M, Corso S, Pergolizzi M, Mévellec L, Aisner DL, Dziadziuszko R, Varella-Garcia M, Comoglio PM, Doebele RC, Vialard J, Giordano S. Activation of RAS family members confers resistance to ROS1 targeting drugs. Oncotarget. 2015 Mar 10;6(7):5182-94. PubMed PMID: 25691052
  • Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Aisner DL, Foreman NK. BRAF VE1 immunoreactivity patterns in epithelioid glioblastomas positive for BRAF V600E mutation. Am J Surg Pathol. 2015 Apr;39(4):528-40. PubMed PMID: 25581727
  • Lio E, Aisner DL, Askin FB, Kwak JJ. Giant pulmonary chondroid hamartoma: imaging and pathology correlation of a rare tumor demonstrated with bone scintigraphy and 18F-FDG PET/CT. Clin Nucl Med. 2015 Jan;40(1):79-81. PubMed PMID: 25275419
  • Lummus SC, Aisner DL, Sams SB, Foreman NK, Lillehei KO, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK. Massive dissemination from spinal cord gangliogliomas negative for BRAF V600E: report of two rare adult cases. Am J Clin Pathol. 2014 Aug;142(2):254-60. PubMed PMID: 25015869
  • Poonia S, Berge EM, Aisner DL, Damek D, Doebele RC. EGFR exon 19 deletion mutations and systemic/central nervous system miliary metastasis: clinical correlations and response to therapy. Clin Lung Cancer. 2014 Sep;15(5):387-9. PubMed PMID: 24894944
  • Bunn PA Jr, Hirsch FR, Aisner DL. Is there clinical value to prognostic signatures in early-stage NSCLC?. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Apr 1;20(7):1727-9. PubMed PMID: 24583801
  • Ren S, Hirsch FR, Varella-Garcia M, Aisner DL, Boyle T, Zhou C, Camidge DR. Atypical negative ALK break-apart FISH harboring a crizotinib-responsive ALK rearrangement in non-small-cell lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2014 Mar;9(3):e21-3. PubMed PMID: 24518095
  • Bowles DW, Diamond JR, Lam ET, Weekes CD, Astling DP, Anderson RT, Leong S, Gore L, Varella-Garcia M, Vogler BW, Keysar SB, Freas E, Aisner DL, Ren C, Tan AC, Wilhelm F, Maniar M, Eckhardt SG, Messersmith WA, Jimeno A. Phase I study of oral rigosertib (ON 01910.Na), a dual inhibitor of the PI3K and Plk1 pathways, in adult patients with advanced solid malignancies. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Mar 15;20(6):1656-65. PubMed PMID: 24493827
  • Aisner DL, Newell KL, Pollack AG, Kleinschmidt-Demasters BK, Steinberg GK, Smyth LT, Vogel H. Composite pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma-epithelioid glioneuronal tumor with BRAF V600E mutation - report of three cases. Clin Neuropathol. 2014 Mar-Apr;33(2):112-21. PubMed PMID: 24321241
  • Aisner DL, Nguyen TT, Paskulin DD, Le AT, Haney J, Schulte N, Chionh F, Hardingham J, Mariadason J, Tebbutt N, Doebele RC, Weickhardt AJ, Varella-Garcia M. ROS1 and ALK fusions in colorectal cancer, with evidence of intratumoral heterogeneity for molecular drivers. Mol Cancer Res. 2014 Jan;12(1):111-8. PubMed PMID: 24296758
  • Donson AM, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Aisner DL, Bemis LT, Birks DK, Levy JM, Smith AA, Handler MH, Foreman NK, Rush SZ. Pediatric brainstem gangliogliomas show BRAF(V600E) mutation in a high percentage of cases. Brain Pathol. 2014 Mar;24(2):173-83. PubMed PMID: 24238153
  • Davies KD, Mahale S, Astling DP, Aisner DL, Le AT, Hinz TK, Vaishnavi A, Bunn PA Jr, Heasley LE, Tan AC, Camidge DR, Varella-Garcia M, Doebele RC. Resistance to ROS1 Inhibition Mediated by EGFR Pathway Activation in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. PLoS One. 2013;8(12):e82236. PubMed PMID: 24349229
  • Donson AM, Kleinschmidt-Demasters BK, Aisner DL, Bemis LT, Birks DK, Levy JM, Smith AA, Handler MH, Foreman NK, Rush SZ. Pediatric Brainstem Gangliogliomas Show BRAF(V600E) Mutation in a High Percentage of Cases. Brain Pathol. 2013 Nov 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24238153
  • Vaishnavi A, Capelletti M, Le AT, Kako S, Butaney M, Ercan D, Mahale S, Davies KD, Aisner DL, Pilling AB, Berge EM, Kim J, Sasaki H, Park SI, Kryukov G, Garraway LA, Hammerman PS, Haas J, Andrews SW, Lipson D, Stephens PJ, Miller VA, Varella-Garcia M, Jänne PA, Doebele RC. Oncogenic and drug-sensitive NTRK1 rearrangements in lung cancer. Nat Med. 2013 Nov;19(11):1469-72. PubMed PMID: 24162815
  • Camidge DR, Skokan M, Kiatsimkul P, Helfrich B, Lu X, Barón AE, Schulte N, Maxson D, Aisner DL, Franklin WA, Doebele RC, Varella-Garcia M. Native and rearranged ALK copy number and rearranged cell count in non-small cell lung cancer: Implications for ALK inhibitor therapy. Cancer. 2013 Sep 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24022839
  • Berge EM, Aisner DL, Doebele RC. Erlotinib response in an NSCLC patient with a novel compound G719D L861R mutation in EGFR. J Thorac Oncol. 2013 Sep;8(9):e83-4. PubMed PMID: 23945392
  • Anderson RT, Keysar SB, Bowles DW, Glogowska MJ, Astling DP, Morton JJ, Le P, Umpierrez A, Eagles-Soukup J, Gan GN, Vogler BW, Sehrt D, Takimoto SM, Aisner DL, Wilhelm F, Frederick BA, Varella-Garcia M, Tan AC, Jimeno A. The dual pathway inhibitor rigosertib is effective in direct patient tumor xenografts of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas. Mol Cancer Ther. 2013 Oct;12(10):1994-2005. PubMed PMID: 23873848
  • Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Aisner DL, Birks DK, Foreman NK. Epithelioid GBMs show a high percentage of BRAF V600E mutation. Am J Surg Pathol. 2013 May;37(5):685-98. PubMed PMID: 23552385
  • Weickhardt AJ, Aisner DL, Franklin WA, Varella-Garcia M, Doebele RC, Camidge DR. Diagnostic assays for identification of anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive non-small cell lung cancer. Cancer. 2013 Apr 15;119(8):1467-77. PubMed PMID: 23280244
  • Schmidt Y, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Aisner DL, Lillehei KO, Damek D. Anaplastic PXA in adults: case series with clinicopathologic and molecular features. J Neurooncol. 2013 Jan;111(1):59-69. PubMed PMID: 23096133
  • Schwartz LE, Aisner DL, Baloch ZW, Sterman D, Vachani A, Gillespie C, Haas A, Litzky LA. The diagnostic efficacy of combining bronchoscopic tissue biopsy and endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration for the diagnosis of malignant lesions in the lung. Diagn Cytopathol. 2013 Nov;41(11):929-35. PubMed PMID: 22362678
  • Aisner DL, Deshpande C, Baloch Z, Watt CD, Litzky LA, Malhotra B, Sepulveda AR, Langer C, Evans T, Van Deerlin VM. Evaluation of EGFR mutation status in cytology specimens: an institutional experience. Diagn Cytopathol. 2013 Apr;41(4):316-23. PubMed PMID: 22102479
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Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Anatomic, Board Certification (2008)
  • Molecular Genetic

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Southwestern Medical School (2004)
Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, University of Texas At Dallas (2004)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Vanderbilt University (TN) (1996)
Internships:
  • National Capital Consortium (Bethesda) Program (2005)
Residency Programs:
  • National Capital Consortium (Bethesda) Program, Chief Resident, Anatomic (2008)
  • National Capital Consortium (Bethesda) Program, Anatomic (2007)
Languages: English
Department: Pathology
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