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Zhongxin Yu, MD

Zhongxin Yu, MD

Professor of Pathology

Oklahoma State Association of Pathologists Endowed Professor

Director, Pediatric Pathology

Director, Pediatric Autopsy Service

The University of Oklahoma 
Health Sciences Center
Children's Hospital
1200 N. Everett Dr 
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

405-271-2422, x42236


  • Qingdao Medical College
    Qingdao, China
    MD, 1983
  • Shanghai Medical University
    Shanghai, China
    M. of Med. Sci., 1989
  • Louisiana State University Medical School
    New Orleans, LA
    MS, 1996

Board Certification(s):

  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist 
    Specialist in Biochemistry & Immunology
    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
  • Certified Laboratory Specialist in Molecular Biology
    NCA, 1999
  • Diplomate in Combined Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
    American Board of Pathology, 2007
  • Pediatric Pathology Diplomate
    American Board of Pathology, 2009


  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Pathology Resident, 2007
    Chief Resident, 2006-07
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital
    Pediatric Pathology Fellowship, 2008

Select Publications:

  1. Morimoto M, Yu Z, Stenzel P, Clewing JM, Najafian B, Mayfield C, Hendson G, Weinkauf JG, Gormley AK, Parham DM, Ponniah U, André JL, Asakura Y, Basiratnia M, Bogdanović R, Bokenkamp A, Bonneau D, Buck A, Charrow J, Cochat P, Cordeiro I, Deschenes G, Fenkçi MS, Frange P, Fründ S, Fryssira H, Guillen-Navarro E, Keller K, Kirmani S, Kobelka C, Lamfers P, Levtchenko E, Lewis DB, Massella L, McLeod DR, Milford DV, Nobili F, Saraiva JM, Semerci CN, Shoemaker L, Stajić N, Stein A, Taha D, Wand D, Zonana J, Lücke T, Boerkoel CF: Reduced elastogenesis: A clue to the arteriosclerosis and emphysematous changes in Schimke immuno-osseous dysplasia? Orphanet J Rare Dis, 7: 70, September 2012. (Internet-only journal)

  2. Wilson PL, Davis A, Goodman JR, Notley L, Li S, Lee J-Y, Yu Z, Wierenga KJ, Wagner AF.  Prenatal diagnosis of osteopathia striata with cranial sclerosis in a male fetus with a ~330kb deletion of Xq11.1 involving the WTX gene.  Am J Med Biol Res. Feb 2013;1(1):33-36. doi: 10.12691/ajmbr-1-1-6.

  3. Uwaydah N, Jones A, Elkaissi M, Yu Z, Palmer BW. Pediatric robot-assisted laparoscopic radical adrenalectomy for neuroblastoma in a 15-month old: a case report. J Robot Surg. Published online 05 December 2013. Doi: 10.1007/s11701-013-0441-0

  4. Hiebert J, Johnson A. Tran H, Yu Z, Glade R. Congenital tongue mass with concomitant cleft palate and bifid tongue: a case report and review of the literature. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2015 July 14. [Epub ahead of print] doi:10.1597/15-062. PMID: 26171569.

  5. Morimoto M, Wang K, Yu Z, Gormley A, Parham D, Bogdanovic R, Loecke T, Mayfield C, Weksberg R, Hendson G, Boerkoel C. Transcriptional and post-transcriptional mechanisms contribute to the dysregulation of elastogenesis in Schimke immuno-osseous dysplasia. Pediatr Res. 2015 August 26. [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1038/pr.2015.156. PMID: 26309238.

  6. Tran HH, McNall-Knapp RY, Gross NL, Alleman AM, Yu Z, Orr BA, Fung KM. Medulloepitheliomatous component of immature teratoma lacks amplification at chromosome 19q13.42 locus – report of a case. Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 2016;9(1):345-352. Epub 2016 January 1. Published 2016 January 15.
  7. Gallant R, Bonney P, Peek L, Yu Z, Crawford D. Voriconazole-induced hepatotoxicity following the administration of PEG-asparaginase: case report. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 October 17. doi: 10.1002/pbc.26293. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27748018
  8. Hiebert R, Welliver RC, Yu Z. Fusarium osteomyelitis in a patient with Pearson syndrome: case report and review of the literature. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 October 7; 3(4). doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofw183. PMID: 27757410
  9. Morimoto M, Myung C, Beirnes K, Choi K, Asakura Y, Bokenkamp A, Bonneau D, Brugnara M, Charrow J, Colin E, Davis A, Deschenes G, Gentile M, Giordano M, Gormley A, Govender R, Joseph M, Keller K, Lerut E, Levtchenko E, Massella L, Mayfield C, Najafian B, Parham D, Spranger J, Stenzel P, Yis U, Yu Z, Zonana J, Hendson G, Boerkoel CF. Increased Wnt and Notch signaling: a clue to the renal disease in Schimke immunoosseous dysplasia? Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2016 Nov 5;11(1):149. DOI 10.1186/s13023-016-0519-7. PMID: 27816064
  10. Nandyal R, Parham D, Yu Z, Escobedo M. Congenital alveolar capillary dysplasia and new associations: a case series with a report of new associations and literature review. Med Rep Case Stud. Mar 2017, 2(1): 129. (Journal not currently indexed for MedLine)

Book Chapters

Fung KM, Yu Z, Petropoulou K. Pediatric Malignancies: Pathology and Imaging. New York: Springer Science+Business Media; 2015. Chapter 6, Tumors of the Central Nervous System; p151-201.

Yu Z, Parham D, Kukreja M. Pediatric Malignancies: Pathology and Imaging. New York: Springer Science+Business Media; 2015. Chapter 7, Pediatric Cancer in the Head and Neck; p203-226.

Yu Z, Parham D. Biopsy Interpretation of Pediatric Lesions. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2014. Chapter 4, Soft tissue; p118-149.

Yu Z, Parham D. Color Atlas of Pediatric Pathology. New York: Demos Medical Publishing; 2011. Chapter 5, Soft tissue lesions; p79-101.

Adjunct Faculty

Sepideh Nikki Asadbeigi, MD

Sepideh N Asadbeigi, MD

Assistant Professor - Pathology


Adjunct Faculty - Dermatology

Prabir K. Chakraborty, PhD

Prabir K. Chakraborty, PhD

Assistant Professor (Research)

Daniel J. Cowden, MD, FCAP, CPHIMS

Daniel J. Cowden, MD, FCAP, CPHIMS

Clinical Associate Professor

Charles Esmon, PhD

Charles Esmon, PhD

Lloyd Noble Chair, Cardiovascular Research

Member & Head, Cardiovascular Biology Research at OMRF

Adjunct Professor, Pathology

Adjunct Professor, Biochemistry

Investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute

David M Lewis, DDS

David M. Lewis, DDS

Associate Professor
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Pathology

Jeffrey McBride, MD, PhD

Jeffrey McBride, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Director of Dermatopathology

Adjunct Faculty - Pathology

Charles A. Montgomery, DVM, DACVP, DACLAM

Charles A. Montgomery, DVM, DACVP, DACLAM

Adjunct Professor
Department of Pathology
Division of Comparative Medicine

Kathy L. Moser, PhD

Kathy L. Moser, PhD

Associate Member, Arthritis & Immunology Program

Adjunct Faculty, Pathology

Aravindan Natarajan

Aravindan Natarajan, MS., MPhil., PhD., CCA.

Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology,
Associate Professor (Adjunct), Department of Anesthesiology,
Associate Professor (Adjunct), Department of Pathology
Course Director, Radiation Biology for Radiation Oncology Residents
Graduate Faculty, College of Medicine
Member, Cancer Biology Program

Amr H. Sawalha, MD

Amr H. Sawalha, MD

Assistant Member
Arthritis and Immunology Research Program

Assistant Professor of Medicine 
Department of Medicine

Staff Physician 
Veteran Affairs Medical Center
Oklahoma City

Adjunct Faculty
Department of Pathology