Erin R. Rudzinski, MD

Erin R. Rudzinski, MD

Pathology

On staff since January 2013

Academic Title: Clinical Associate Professor

"To name something is to gain power over it. As a pathologist, this is the service I provide to my colleagues and patients every day. Although often behind the scenes, as a specialist in pediatric cancer my diagnoses directly affect treatment. My research focus is on pediatric sarcomas, specifically, to improve diagnostic testing in order to provide personalized medicine to every patient. As a pathology reviewer for the Children's Oncology Group, I have been involved in improving risk stratification for rhabdomyosarcoma. And my current passion project is improved identification of infantile soft tissue sarcomas with NTRK rearrangements. I look forward to seeing how these changes and other advances in diagnostic pathology continue to help patients in the future."

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Gordon L. Vawter Pathologist in Training Award Best abstract presentation by a pathologist in training. Society for Pediatric Pathology
    Lotte Straus Best paper in pediatric pathology by an investigator under 40 years of age. Society for Pediatric Pathology
  • Other Publications

    • Rudzinski ER, Anderson JR, Chi YY, Gastier-Foster JM, Astbury C, Barr FG, Skapek SX, Hawkins DS, Weigel BJ, Pappo A, Meyer WH, Arnold MA, Teot LA, Parham DM
      Histology, fusion status, and outcome in metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma: A report from the Children's Oncology Group.
      28521080 Pediatric blood and cancer, 2017 Dec. : 64(12) PMCID:PMC5647228
    • Pinto N, Park JR, Murphy E, Yearley J, McClanahan T, Annamalai L, Hawkins DS, Rudzinski ER
      Patterns of PD-1, PD-L1, and PD-L2 expression in pediatric solid tumors.
      28488345 Pediatric blood and cancer, 2017 Nov. : 64(11)
    • 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.
      27879517 The American journal of surgical pathology, 2017 March : 41(3)423-429
    • Cross NM, Stanescu AL, Rudzinski ER, Hawkins DS, Parisi MT
      Vaginal Ewing Sarcoma: An Uncommon Clinical Entity in Pediatric Patients.
      28589056 Journal of clinical imaging science, 2017 : 717 PMCID:PMC5433652
    • Davis JL, Lockwood CM, Albert CM, Tsuchiya K, Hawkins DS, Rudzinski ER
      Infantile NTRK-associated Mesenchymal Tumors.
      28683589 Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society, 2017 Jan. 1 : 1093526617712639
    • Dribin T, Files MD, Rudzinski ER, Kaplan R, Stone KP
      Infected Congenital Epicardial Cyst Presenting as Acute Abdomen.
      27902675 Pediatric emergency care, 2016 Dec. : 32(12)868-871
    • Arnold MA, Anderson JR, Gastier-Foster JM, Barr FG, Skapek SX, Hawkins DS, Raney RB Jr, Parham DM, Teot LA, Rudzinski ER, Walterhouse DO
      Histology, Fusion Status, and Outcome in Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma With Low-Risk Clinical Features: A Report From the Children's Oncology Group.
      26756883 Pediatric blood and cancer, 2016 April : 63(4)634-9 PMCID:PMC4755849
    • Rudzinski ER, Anderson JR, Hawkins DS, Skapek SX, Parham DM, Teot LA
      The World Health Organization Classification of Skeletal Muscle Tumors in Pediatric Rhabdomyosarcoma: A Report From the Children's Oncology Group.
      25989287 Archives of pathology and laboratory medicine, 2015 Oct. : 139(10)1281-7 PMCID:PMC4651658
    • Laguna BA, Iyer RS, Rudzinski ER, Roybal JL, Stanescu AL
      Torsion of a giant mesocolic lipoma in a child with Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome.
      25008800 Pediatric radiology, 2015 March : 45(3)449-52
    • Poon VI, Roth M, Piperdi S, Geller D, Gill J, Rudzinski ER, Hawkins DS, Gorlick R
      Ganglioside GD2 expression is maintained upon recurrence in patients with osteosarcoma.
      25642322 Clinical sarcoma research, 2015 : 5(1)4 PMCID:PMC4311500
    • Slemmons KK, Crose LE, Rudzinski E, Bentley RC, Linardic CM
      Role of the YAP Oncoprotein in Priming Ras-Driven Rhabdomyosarcoma.
      26496700 PloS one, 2015 : 10(10)e0140781 PMCID:PMC4619859
    • Laguna BA, Iyer RS, Rudzinski ER, Roybal JL, Stanescu AL
      Torsion of a giant mesocolic lipoma in a child with Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome.
      25008800 Pediatric radiology, 2014 July 10
    • Rudzinski ER, Anderson JR, Lyden ER, Bridge JA, Barr FG, Gastier-Foster JM, Bachmeyer K, Skapek SX, Hawkins DS, Teot LA, Parham DM
      Myogenin, AP2β, NOS-1, and HMGA2 are surrogate markers of fusion status in rhabdomyosarcoma: a report from the soft tissue sarcoma committee of the children's oncology group.
      24618610 The American journal of surgical pathology, 2014 May : 38(5)654-9 PMCID:PMC4010390
    • Hawkins DS, Gupta AA, Rudzinski ER
      What is new in the biology and treatment of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma?
      24326270 Current opinion in pediatrics, 2014 Feb. : 26(1)50-6 PMCID:PMC4096484
    • Hawkins DS, Gupta AA, Rudzinski ER
      What is new in the biology and treatment of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma?
      24326270 Current opinion in pediatrics, 2013 Dec. 10
    • McCammond AN, Rudzinski ER, Morrison BJ, Silberbach M
      Intramuscular small vessel arteriovenous malformation of the left ventricle in an asymptomatic adolescent: a case report and literature review.
      23694712 Cardiology in the young, 2013 Oct. : 23(5)656-60
    • Skapek SX, Anderson J, Barr FG, Bridge JA, Gastier-Foster JM, Parham DM, Rudzinski ER, Triche T, Hawkins DS
      PAX-FOXO1 fusion status drives unfavorable outcome for children with rhabdomyosarcoma: a children's oncology group report.
      23526739 Pediatric blood & cancer, 2013 Sept. : 60(9)1411-7
    • Skapek SX, Anderson J, Barr FG, Bridge JA, Gastier-Foster JM, Parham DM, Rudzinski ER, Triche T, Hawkins DS
      PAX-FOXO1 fusion status drives unfavorable outcome for children with rhabdomyosarcoma: a children's oncology group report.
      23526739 Pediatric blood and cancer, 2013 Sept. : 60(9)1411-7 PMCID:PMC4646073
    • Rudzinski ER, Teot LA, Anderson JR, Moore J, Bridge JA, Barr FG, Gastier-Foster JM, Skapek SX, Hawkins DS, Parham DM
      Dense pattern of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, a lesion easily confused with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma: a report from the Soft Tissue Sarcoma Committee of the Children's Oncology Group.
      23765537 American journal of clinical pathology, 2013 July : 140(1)82-90 PMCID:PMC4624292
    • Rudzinski ER, Teot LA, Anderson JR, Moore J, Bridge JA, Barr FG, Gastier-Foster JM, Skapek SX, Hawkins DS, Parham DM
      Dense pattern of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, a lesion easily confused with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma: a report from the Soft Tissue Sarcoma Committee of the Children's Oncology Group.
      23765537 American journal of clinical pathology, 2013 July : 140(1)82-90
    • Patel S, Rudzinski E, Perkins J
      Congenital neurocristic tumor of the head and neck.
      23070857 The Laryngoscope, 2013 March : 123(3)805-8
    • MacQuarrie KL, Yao Z, Fong AP, Diede SJ, Rudzinski ER, Hawkins DS, Tapscott SJ
      Comparison of genome-wide binding of MyoD in normal human myogenic cells and rhabdomyosarcomas identifies regional and local suppression of promyogenic transcription factors.
      23230269 Molecular and cellular biology, 2013 Feb. : 33(4)773-84 PMCID:PMC3571334
    • MacQuarrie KL, Yao Z, Fong AP, Diede SJ, Rudzinski ER, Hawkins DS, Tapscott SJ
      Comparison of genome-wide binding of MyoD in normal human myogenic cells and rhabdomyosarcomas identifies regional and local suppression of promyogenic transcription factors.
      23230269 Molecular and cellular biology, 2013 Feb. : 33(4)773-84 PMCID:PMC3571334
    • Huang JH, Rudzinski ER, Minette MS, Langley SM
      First case of intracardiac foregut cyst occurring in the left-ventricular outflow tract.
      23341050 Pediatric cardiology, 2013 : 34(8)2060-2 PMCID:PMC3664127
    • Rudzinski ER
      Histology and fusion status in rhabdomyosarcoma.
      23714565 American Society of Clinical Oncology educational book / ASCO. American Society of Clinical Oncology. Meeting, 2013 : 33425-8
    • Rudzinski E, Gilroy M, Newbill C, Morgan T
      Positive C4d immunostaining of placental villous syncytiotrophoblasts supports host-versus-graft rejection in villitis of unknown etiology.
      23137164 Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society, 2013 Jan. : 16(1)7-13
    • Rudzinski ER
      Histology and fusion status in rhabdomyosarcoma.
      23714565 American Society of Clinical Oncology educational book. American Society of Clinical Oncology. Meeting, 2013 : 425-8
    • Rudzinski E, Mawn L, Kuttesch J, Wushensky C, Wills M
      Orbital pleomorphic liposarcoma in an eight-year-old boy.
      21417910 Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society, 2011 July : 14(4)339-44
    • Rudzinski E, Mawn L, Kuttesch J, Wushensky C, Wills M
      Orbital pleomorphic liposarcoma in an eight-year-old boy.
      21417910 Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society, 2011 July : 14(4)339-44
    • Rudzinski E, Kapur RP
      PHOX2B immunolocalization of the candidate human retrotrapezoid nucleus.
      19888871 Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society, 2010 July : 13(4)291-9
    • Rudzinski E, Kapur RP
      PHOX2B immunolocalization of the candidate human retrotrapezoid nucleus.
      19888871 Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society, 2010 July : 13(4)291-9
    • Rudzinski ER, Kapur RP, Hevner RF
      Fetal akinesia deformation sequence with delayed skeletal muscle maturation and polymicrogyria: evidence for a hypoxic/ischemic pathogenesis.
      19968489 Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society, 2010 May : 13(3)192-201
    • Weitkamp JH, Rudzinski E, Koyama T, Correa H, Matta P, Alberty B, Polk DB
      Ontogeny of FOXP3(+) regulatory T cells in the postnatal human small intestinal and large intestinal lamina propria.
      19203136 Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society, 2009 Nov. : 12(6)443-9 PMCID:PMC2844857

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Update on Rhabdomyosarcoma Society for Pediatric Pathology Honolulu, HI Oct. 2016
    Update on pediatric round cell sarcomas Pacific Northwest Society of Pathologists Seattle, WA Oct. 25, 2014
    Update on pediatric round cell sarcomas Pacific NW Pathology Society Seattle, WA Oct. 25, 2014
    Update on the histological and molecular classification of rhabdomyosarcoma. American Society of Clinical Oncology Chicago, IL, USA May 31, 2013
    Immunohistochemical markers of fusion status in rhabdomyosarcoma European Pediatric Soft Tissue Sarcoma Group Padua, Italy Dec. 2011
    Diagnostic and Prognostic Markers for Rhabdomyosarcoma European Soft Tissue Sarcoma Group Paris, France Dec. 2010

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology
Pediatric Pathology

Medical/Professional School

Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta

Residency

Pathology - Clinical, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville

Fellowship

Pathology - Anatomic, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville
Pediatric Pathology, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle

Clinical Interests

Surgical pathology with interest in pediatric neoplasia and skeletal muscle pathology (neuromuscular diseases)