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Kristen M. Stashek, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:


Education and Training

Georgian Court University, BS, Biology, 2004

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, MD, 2008

University of Virginia, AP/CP pathology residency, 2012

University of Iowa, Surgical Pathology fellowship with concentration in GI, 2013


Dr. Stashek is a board certified surgical pathologist with a special interest and subspeciality clinical experience in gastrointestinal, liver and autopsy pathology.  Her research interests include neuroendocrine neoplasia of the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas, and inflammatory disorders of the colon and small bowel.  She is the director of the immunohistochemistry lab at the University of Maryland Medical Center and is the pathology liason for the School of Medicine.  She has a special interest in utilizing active learning techniques and technologies and creating computer based learning modules for the medical school learner.



Research/Clinical Keywords

neuroendocrine tumor, pancreas, gastrointestinal tract, inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal pathology, pathology

Highlighted Publications

Czeczok TW, Stashek KM, Maxwell JE, O'Dorisio TM, Howe JR, Hornick JL, Bellizzi AM.  Clusterin in Neuroendocrine Epithelial Neoplasms: Absence of Expression in a Well-differentiated Tumor Suggests a Jejunoileal Origin. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2018 Feb;26(2):94-100.

Tondon, R, Stashek K.  Hyperbilirubinemia in a Hepatitis C Virus Patient after Liver Transplantation.  AJSP: Reviews and Reports. 2018 Sept:23(5): 217-220

Mahmud, N, Stashek K, Katona B, Tondon R, Shroff S, Roses R, Furth E, Metz D.  The Incidence of Neoplasia in Patients with Autoimmune Metaplastic Atrophic Gastritis: A Renewed Call for Surveillance.   Annals of Gastroenterology, 2018

Mahmud N, Tomizawa Y, Stashek K, Katona BW, Ginsberg GG, Metz DC. Endoscopic Resection of Duodenal Carcinoid Tumors: A Single-Center Comparison Between Simple Polypectomy and Endoscopic Mucosal Resection.  Pancreas, 2019 Jan:48(1):60-65.

Stashek K, White R, Song L, Tondon R, Kallen M, Twaddell W.  Sarcomatoid hepatocellular carcinoma: a case report and a review of the differential diagnosis of malignant spindle cell lesions of the liver.  AJSP: Reviews and Reports. 2019 Jan:24(1):27-30

Folkert IW, Sinnamon AJ, Concors SJ, Bennett BJ, Fraker DL, Mahmoud NN, Metz DC, Stashek KM, Roses RE. Grade is a dominant risk factor in patients with rectal neuroendocrine tumors.  Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Nov