Linda Ferrell, M.D. is a liver pathologist, Professor of Pathology, Vice Chair of Clinical Services, and Director of Surgical Pathology at UCSF. She specializes in the diagnosis of liver disorders such as: benign liver tumors, cirrhosis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatocellular carcinoma, vascular lesions, metastastic cancer to the liver, liver transplantation, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Kansas, where she also attended medical school and completed her residency. Dr. Ferrell went on to complete her surgical pathology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, while concurrently serving as Chief Resident. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, published a large number of articles and book chapters and currently serves as a co-editor on two medical textbooks in her field of expertise. In early 2010 she was elected Vice President of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP). Information pertaining to her awards and published materials can be found on her Curriculum Vitae.
Dr. Ferrell's research interests are primarily liver pathology, with emphasis on liver transplantation, fatty liver, hepatitis B and C and liver tumors, particularly well-differentiated hepatocellular tumors and vascular lesions. She actively participated in the World Congress' Consensus Groups for the nomenclature of nodules in the liver and recommendations for terminology for hepatic allograft rejection. Dr. Ferrell's studies on liver pathology in recurrent hepatitis C after transplantation and on the diagnosis of dysplastic nodules have been recognized internationally as leading papers ion these topics. She was also involved in a recent evaluation and review of benign liver tumors in coordination with the International Liver Pathology Study Group and the Laennec Society. Her current ongoing studies involve unusual variants of tumors (HCC, vascular, others), vascular malformations in the liver and other markers in well-differentiated hepatocellular tumors.
Most recent publications from a total of 215
Deniz K, Moreira RK, Yeh MM, Ferrell LD. Steatohepatitis-like Changes in Focal Nodular Hyperplasia, A Finding to Distinguish From Steatohepatitic Variant of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 2017 Feb; 41(2):277-281. View in PubMed
Ehman EC, Umetsu SE, Ohliger MA, Fidelman N, Ferrell LD, Yeh BM, Yee J, Hope TA. Imaging prediction of residual hepatocellular carcinoma after locoregional therapy in patients undergoing liver transplantation or partial hepatectomy. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 Aug 3. View in PubMed
Tsokos CG, Krings G, Yilmaz F, Ferrell LD, Gill RM. Proliferative index facilitates distinction between benign biliary lesions and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. Hum Pathol. 2016 Nov; 57:61-67. View in PubMed
Ehman EC, Behr SC, Umetsu SE, Fidelman N, Yeh BM, Ferrell LD, Hope TA. Rate of observation and inter-observer agreement for LI-RADS major features at CT and MRI in 184 pathology proven hepatocellular carcinomas. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 May; 41(5):963-9. View in PubMed
Quaglia A, Alves VA, Balabaud C, Bhathal PS, Bioulac-Sage P, Crawford JM, Dhillon AP, Ferrell L, Guido M, Hytiroglou P, Nakanuma Y, Paradis V, Snover DC, Theise ND, Thung SN, Tsui WM, van Leeuwen DJ. Role of aetiology in the progression, regression, and parenchymal remodelling of liver disease: implications for liver biopsy interpretation. Histopathology. 2016 Jun; 68(7):953-67. View in PubMed
Gill RM, Buelow B, Mather C, Joseph NM, Alves V, Brunt EM, Liu TC, Makhlouf H, Marginean C, Nalbantoglu I, Sempoux C, Snover DC, Thung SN, Yeh MM, Ferrell LD. Hepatic small vessel neoplasm, a rare infiltrative vascular neoplasm of uncertain malignant potential. Hum Pathol. 2016 Apr 14. View in PubMed
Yeh MM, Belt P, Brunt EM, Kowdley KV, Wilson LA, Ferrell L. Acidophil bodies in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Hum Pathol. 2016 Jun; 52:28-37. View in PubMed
Cho SJ, Ferrell LD, Gill RM. Expression of liver fatty acid binding protein in hepatocellular carcinoma. Hum Pathol. 2016 Apr; 50:135-9. View in PubMed
Stueck AE, Qu Z, Huang MA, Campreciós G, Ferrell LD, Thung SN. Hepatocellular Carcinoma Arising in an HNF-1a-Mutated Adenoma in a 23-Year-Old Woman with Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young: A Case Report. Semin Liver Dis. 2015 Nov; 35(4):444-9. View in PubMed
Kakar S, Torbenson M, Jain D, Wu TT, Yeh M, Ferrell LD. Immunohistochemical pitfalls in the diagnosis of hepatocellular adenomas and focal nodular hyperplasia: accurate understanding of diverse staining patterns is essential for diagnosis and risk assessment. Mod Pathol. 2015 Jan; 28(1):159-60. View in PubMed
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