About Me

I am a surgical pathologist with expertise in cardiovascular, pulmonary, and head and neck pathology. I am the coauthor of over 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts and several book chapters and an editor of a book. My research interests include diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers in cancers, and basic cardiovascular research. Our laboratory has focused on deciphering the electrophysiological mechanisms underlying cardiac arrhythmias. Ongoing studies are focused on defining the roles of transcriptional and epigenetic regulations of ion channels in the development of ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation in ischemic heart disease.

I received my MD and PhD from the Medical College of Suzhou University and did postdoctoral fellowship and Anatomic Pathology residency at Washington University in St. Louis and clinical fellowship training in Pulmonary and Mediastinal Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP). I have been faculty at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. I served as director of Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Head and Neck Pathology at the University Washington Medical Center before joining Wake Forest University School of Medicine as the Director of Anatomic Pathology.