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Elizabeth M Gillies, MD

Elizabeth M. Gillies, MD

Associate Professor, Pathology

Director of Surgical Pathology

Director, Pathology Programs, Department of Otorhinolaryngology

The University of Oklahoma
Health Sciences Center
Presbyterian Tower
Pathology Suite, Lower Level
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73104



  • University of Santo Tomas
    Manila, Philippines
    B.S. - Premed (1975)
  • University of Santo Tomas
    Manila, Philippines
    M.D. (1979)

Clinical/Research Interests:

  • Surgical Pathology
  • Head and Neck Pathology
  • Cardiovascular Pathology

Select Publications:

  1. Kingma DW, Allen RA, Moore W, Caughron SK, Melby M, Gillies BM, Marlar RA, Dunn ST. HPV genotype distribution in oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma using seven in vitro amplification assays. Anticancer Res Dec 2010;30(12):5099-104.

  2. Hassell LA, Dunn ST, Gillies E. Thyroid fine needle aspiration and reflex molecular testing options of potential value in diagnosis and management. Y Hoc TP HCM 2011;15(2):1-19.

  3. Shanesmith R, Allen RA, Moore WE, Kingma DW, Caughron SK, Gillies EM, Dunn ST. Comparison of two line blot assays for defining HPV genotypes in oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis June 2011;70(2):240-245.

  4. Hassell LA, Gillies EM, Dunn ST: Cytologic and molecular diagnosis of thyroid cancers. Cancer Cytopathol 25 Feb 2012;120(1):7-17.

  5. Bose P, Murugan P, Gillies E, Holter JL: Extraosseous Ewing’s sarcoma of the pancreas. [Case Report] Int J Clin Oncol Aug 2012;17(4):399-406.

  6. Guo R, Franco-Palacios M, Russell M, Goddard L, Hassell L, Gillies E, Fung KM: Micropthalmia Transcription Factor (MITF) as a diagnostic marker for metastatic melanomas negative for other melanoma markers. [Case Report]  Int J Clin Exp Pathol 1 Aug 2013;6(8):1658-1664. PMID:23923085

  7. Guo R, Wang X, Chen J, Gillies E, Fung K-M, Li S, Hassell LA: Comparative genomic hybridization in a case of melanoma that loses expression of S100, HMB45, Melan A and tyrosinase in metastasis. Int J Clin Exp Pathol 2014;7(1):468-473.  PMID:24427375

  8. Lindley SW, Gillies EM, Hassell LA: Communicating diagnostic uncertainty in surgical pathology reports: Disparities between sender and receiver. Pathol Res Pract. Epub May 27, 2014.

  9. Ramachandran I, Ganapathy V, Gillies E, Fonseca I, Sureban SM, Houchen CW, Reis A, Queimado L: Wnt inhibitory factor 1 suppresses cancer stemness and induces cellular senescence. Cell Death Dis. 22 May 2014;5:e1246. doi: 10.1038/cddis.2014.219. PMID: 24853424.

  10. Hanigan MH, Gillies EM, Wickham S, Wakeham N, Wirsig-Wiechmann CR: Immunolabeling of gamma-glutamyl transferase 5 in normalhuman tissues reveals that expression and localization differ from gamma-glutamyl transferase 1. Histochem Cell Biol. Epub 7 Nov 2014. doi: 10.1007/s00418-014-1295-x. PMID: 25377544.