Jennifer Black, MD
Associate Professor, Pathology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Emory University School of Medicine (2003)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of South Alabama (AL) (1999)
Residencies:
  • Methodist Hospital (Houston) Program, Anatomic and Clinical (2007)
  • Tulane University Program, Chief Resident, Anatomic and Clinical (2005)
Fellowships:
  • Baylor College of Medicine Program, Pediatric Pathology (2009)
Languages: English
Department: Pathology

Professional Titles

  • Director, Pediatric Anatomic Pathology
  • Director, Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Program

Recognition & Awards

  • Young Investigator Award, Children's Oncology Group (2012)

Publications

  • Spunt SL, Million L, Chi YY, Anderson J, Tian J, Hibbitts E, Coffin C, McCarville MB, Randall RL, Parham DM, Black JO, Kao SC, Hayes-Jordan A, Wolden S, Laurie F, Speights R, Kawashima E, Skapek SX, Meyer W, Pappo AS, Hawkins DS. A risk-based treatment strategy for non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft-tissue sarcomas in patients younger than 30 years (ARST0332): a Children's Oncology Group prospective study. Lancet Oncol. 2020 Jan;21(1):145-161. PubMed PMID: 31786124
  • Weiss AR, Chen YL, Scharschmidt TJ, Chi YY, Tian J, Black JO, Davis JL, Fanburg-Smith JC, Zambrano E, Anderson J, Arens R, Binitie O, Choy E, Davis JW, Hayes-Jordan A, Kao SC, Kayton ML, Kessel S, Lim R, Meyer WH, Million L, Okuno SH, Ostrenga A, Parisi MT, Pryma DA, Randall RL, Rosen MA, Schlapkohl M, Shulkin BL, Smith EA, Sorger JI, Terezakis S, Hawkins DS, Spunt SL, Wang D. Pathological response in children and adults with large unresected intermediate-grade or high-grade soft tissue sarcoma receiving preoperative chemoradiotherapy with or without pazopanib (ARST1321): a multicentre, randomised, open-label, phase 2 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2020 Aug;21(8):1110-1122. PubMed PMID: 32702309
  • Black JO, Folpe A. Lipoblastoma. In WHO Classification of Tumours of Soft Tissue and Bone. Fifth ed., Lyon, France, IARC Press; 2020.
  • Hawkins D, Black JO, Orbach D, Scharschmidt, Scheer M, Terezakis S ,Venkatramani R, Weiss AR. Chapter 32: The Nonrhabdomyosarcoma Soft Tissue Sarcoma. In: Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology. 8th Edition, 2020.
  • Fernandez IZ, Baxter RM, Garcia-Perez JE, Vendrame E, Ranganath T, Kong DS, Lundquist K, Nguyen T, Ogolla S, Black J, Galambos C, Gumbart JC, Dawany N, Kelsen JR, de Zoeten EF, Quinones R, Eissa H, Verneris MR, Sullivan KE, Rochford R, Blish CA, Kedl RM, Dutmer CM, Hsieh EWY. A novel human IL2RB mutation results in T and NK cell-driven immune dysregulation. J Exp Med. 2019 Jun 3;216(6):1255-1267. PubMed PMID: 31040184
  • Gilani A, Black JO, Weinman JP, Galambos C. Sudden Death due to Complete Airway Obstruction by Bronchial Casts. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Feb 1;199(3):380. PubMed PMID: 30252500
  • Davis JL, Lockwood CM, Stohr B, Boecking C, Al-Ibraheemi A, DuBois SG, Vargas SO, Black JO, Cox MC, Luquette M, Turpin B, Szabo S, Laetsch TW, Albert CM, Parham DM, Hawkins DS, Rudzinski ER. Expanding the Spectrum of Pediatric NTRK-rearranged Mesenchymal Tumors. Am J Surg Pathol. 2019 Apr;43(4):435-445. PubMed PMID: 30585824
  • Davis JL, Lockwood CM, Stohr B, Boecking C, Al-Ibraheemi A, DuBois SG, Vargas SO, Black JO, Cox MC, Luquette M, Turpin B, Szabo S, Laetsch TW, Albert CM, Parham DM, Hawkins DS, Rudzinski ER. Expanding the Spectrum of Pediatric NTRK-rearranged Mesenchymal Tumors. Am J Surg Pathol. 2018 Dec 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30585824
  • Tetreault A, Ramalingam W, Black J, Miller NH, Donaldson N. Osteosarcoma in an Adolescent with Kniest Dysplasia: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2018 Oct-Dec;8(4):e78. PubMed PMID: 30303846
  • Gilani A, Black JO, Weinman JP, Galambos C. Sudden Death Due to Complete Airway Obstruction by Bronchial Casts. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Sep 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30252500
  • Laetsch TW, Roy A, Xu L, Black JO, Coffin CM, Chi YY, Tian J, Spunt SL, Hawkins DS, Bridge JA, Parsons DW, Skapek SX. Undifferentiated Sarcomas in Children Harbor Clinically Relevant Oncogenic Fusions and Gene Copy-Number Alterations: A Report from the Children's Oncology Group. Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Aug 15;24(16):3888-3897. PubMed PMID: 29691299
  • Rudzinski ER, Lockwood CM, Stohr BA, Vargas SO, Sheridan R, Black JO, Rajaram V, Laetsch TW, Davis JL. Pan-Trk Immunohistochemistry Identifies NTRK Rearrangements in Pediatric Mesenchymal Tumors. Am J Surg Pathol. 2018 Jul;42(7):927-935. PubMed PMID: 29683818
  • Winters AC, Black JO, Cost CR. Metastatic angiosarcoma arising in malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor in a young patient with neurofibromatosis type 1. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Dec;64(12). PubMed PMID: 28548697
  • Ferrari A, Chi YY, De Salvo GL, Orbach D, Brennan B, Randall RL, McCarville MB, Black JO, Alaggio R, Hawkins DS, Bisogno G, Spunt SL. Surgery alone is sufficient therapy for children and adolescents with low-risk synovial sarcoma: A joint analysis from the European paediatric soft tissue sarcoma Study Group and the Children's Oncology Group. Eur J Cancer. 2017 Jun;78:1-6. PubMed PMID: 28391003
  • Deeney S, Stewart C, Treece AL, Black JO, Lovell MA, Garrington T, Karrer F, Bruny J. Diagnostic utility of core needle biopsy versus open wedge biopsy for pediatric intraabdominal solid tumors: Results of a prospective clinical study. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Dec;52(12):2042-2046. PubMed PMID: 28943139
  • Siegele B, Roberts J, Black JO, Rudzinski E, Vargas SO, Galambos C. DUX4 Immunohistochemistry Is a Highly Sensitive and Specific Marker for CIC-DUX4 Fusion-positive Round Cell Tumor. Am J Surg Pathol. 2017 Mar;41(3):423-429. PubMed PMID: 27879517
  • Carrasco A Jr, Caldwell BT, Cost CR, Greffe BS, Garrington TP, Bruny JL, Black JO, Cost NG. Reliability of intraoperative frozen section for the diagnosis of renal tumors suspicious for malignancy in children and adolescents. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Aug;64(8). PubMed PMID: 28097784
  • Siegele B, Roberts J, Black JO, Rudzinski E, Vargas SO, Galambos C. DUX4 Immunohistochemistry is a Highly Sensitive and Specific Marker for CIC-DUX4 Fusion-positive Round Cell Tumor. Am J Surg Pathol. 2016 Nov 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27879517
  • Mohan N, Black JO, Schwartz MR, Zhai QJ. Invasive ductal carcinoma with in situ pattern: how to avoid this diagnostic pitfall?. Am J Transl Res. 2016 Aug 15;8(8):3337-41. PubMed PMID: 27648124
  • Black JO, Coffin CM, Parham DM, Hawkins DS, Speights RA, Spunt SL. Opportunities for Improvement in Pathology Reporting of Childhood Nonrhabdomyosarcoma Soft Tissue Sarcomas: ?A Report From Children's Oncology Group (COG) Study ARST0332. Am J Clin Pathol. 2016 Sep;146(3):328-38. PubMed PMID: 27510717
  • Black JO. Xeroderma Pigmentosum. Head Neck Pathol. 2016 Jun;10(2):139-44. PubMed PMID: 26975629
  • Quiroga-Garza G, Lee JH, El-Naggar A, Black JO, Amrikachi M, Zhai QJ, Ayala AG, Ro JY. Sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma with eosinophilia of the thyroid: more aggressive than previously reported. Hum Pathol. 2015 May;46(5):725-31. PubMed PMID: 25754017
  • Chen S, Grover M, Sibai T, Black J, Rianon N, Rajagopal A, Munivez E, Bertin T, Dawson B, Chen Y, Jiang MM, Lee B, Yang T, Bae Y. Losartan increases bone mass and accelerates chondrocyte hypertrophy in developing skeleton. Mol Genet Metab. 2015 May;115(1):53-60. PubMed PMID: 25779879
  • Hata JL, Correa H, Krishnan C, Esbenshade AJ, Black JO, Chung DH, Mobley BC. Diagnostic utility of PHOX2B in primary and treated neuroblastoma and in neuroblastoma metastatic to the bone marrow. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2015 Apr;139(4):543-6. PubMed PMID: 25822764
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Professional Memberships

  • Society for Pediatric Pathology, Member
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathologists, Abstract Committee
  • Children's Oncology Group, STS Committee, Membership Committee, Pathology Steering Committee

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado - Colorado Springs
4090 Briargate Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
719-305-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Anatomic and Clinical, Board Certification (2007, 2017)
  • Pediatric Pathology, Board Certification (2009, 2017)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Cancers - Pediatric Cancer
  • Cancers
  • Cancers - Sarcoma
Care Philosophy
Pathology is a field unlike most others in medicine. We are consultants for other medical specialties and work behind the scenes, but we provide essential information that drives patient care decision-making. In pediatric pathology, we form strong relationships with our pediatric subspecialty colleagues, which is one of the most satisfying aspects of working in this field. If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes one to care for children medically as well.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Emory University School of Medicine (2003)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of South Alabama (AL) (1999)
Residency Programs:
  • Methodist Hospital (Houston) Program, Anatomic and Clinical (2007)
  • Tulane University Program, Chief Resident, Anatomic and Clinical (2005)
Fellowships:
  • Baylor College of Medicine Program, Pediatric Pathology (2009)
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Languages: English
Department: Pathology
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