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Karen Tsuchiya, MD

photo Dr. Karen Tsuchiya

Associate Professor;
Director of Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics,
Seattle Children's Hospital

Contact Information

Seattle Children's Hospital
Department of Laboratories/A-6901
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Tel: 206.987.4937
Fax: 206.987.3840

Personal Biography

I completed an Anatomic Pathology residency and fellowship in Medical Genetics with subsequent training in clinical cytogenetics and molecular genetics. I am a director of clinical cytogenetics at Seattle Children's Hospital. My main interest is implementing new technology in the clinical laboratory for the diagnosis of pediatric disorders.

Education and Training

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, BS in Biology with distinction, 1981-85
  • University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, M.D., 1986-90
  • Anatomic Pathology Residency, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1990-92
  • Senior Fellowship, Department of P:athology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1993-95
  • Medical Genetics Fellowship, Department of Genetics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1995-98

Clinical Interests

  • Clinical cytogenetics
  • Molecular Pathology

Research Interests

  • Chromosomal microarrays

Selected Publications

  1. Rosenfeld JA, Kim K, Angle B, Troxell R, Gorski J, Westemeyer M, Frydman M, Senturias Y, Earl D, Tsuchiya K, Zimmerman S, Smolarek T, Ballif BC, Shaffer LG. Further evidence of contrasting phenotypes caused by reciprocal deletions and duplications: duplications of NSD1 causes growth retardation. Submitted to Molecular Syndromology.
  2. Luo Y, Tsuchiya KD, Park D, Fausel R, Kannqurn S, Welcsh P, Dzieciatkowski S, Wang J, Grady WM. RET is a potential tumor suppressor gene in colorectal cancer. Oncogene. 2012 Jul 2 Epub ahead of print.
  3. Luo Y, Hermetz KE, Jackson JM, Mulle JG, Dodd A, Tsuchiya KD, Ballif B, Shaffer LG, Cody JD, Ledbetter DH, Martin CL, Rudd MK. Diverse mutational mechanisms cause pathogenic subtelomeric rearrangements. Hum Molec Gnet. 20:3769-3778, 2011.
  4. Mascarello JT, Hirsch B, Kearney HM, Ketterling RP, Olson SB, Quigley DI, Rao KW, Tepperberg JH, Tsuchiya KD, Wiktor AE. Section E9 of the American College of Medical Genetics technical standards and guidelines: Fluorescence in situ hybridization. Genet Med. 13:667-675, 2011.
  5. Brothman AR, Dolan MM, Goodman BK, Park JP, Persons DL, Saxe DF, Tepperberg JH, Tsuchiya KD, VanDyke DL, Wilson KS, Wolff DJ, Theil KS. College of American Pathologists/American College of Medical Genetics proficiency testing for constitutional cytogenomic microarray analysis. Genet Med. 13:765-769, 2011.

Honors and Awards

  • Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08), 1997-2002
  • Storbell-Orbison Award – Annual award conferred by the U.S.-Canadian Academy of Pathology to recognize scientific achievements by pathologists in training, 1992

Last updated: 10/30/2015

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