Patricia A. Kirby, MBBCh


Medical Director, Surgical Pathology and Histology Laboratories
Director, CNS Pathology
Director, Pediatric Pathology
Clinical Professor of Pathology  - Anatomic Pathology
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Contact Information

Primary Office: 5239D Roy Carver Pavilion
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-4170



MBBCh, University of the Witwatersrand
MMed, University of Stellenbosch Medical School and Tygernerg Hospital

Internship, Kalafong Hospital
Internship, McCord Zulu Hospital
Residency, Anatomical Pathology, South African Institute of Medical Research, University of the Witwatersrand
Residency, Orthopedics, 2 Military Hospital, Wynberg
Fellowship, MRCPath, Royal College of Pathologists
Fellowship, FRCPath, Royal College of Pathologists

Licensure and Certifications

Neuropathology, Royal College of Pathologists
Anatomical Pathology, South African Medical & Dental Council
General Med/Surgery, General Medical Council (UK)
General Med/Surgery, South African Medical & Dental Council

Research Summary

Research Interest include: Correlation of Tumor pathology with neuro-imaging studies (MRI, CT scan and Ultra-sound) Pediatric neuropathology Lateralization gene expression in embryonic mice Distribution of glial tumors in the state of Iowa Correlation of new imaging techniques with tumor therapy response vs. tumor progression. Current Projects Immunohistochemistry in Hirschprung's disease Iowa state Stillbirth registry reviewer.

Selected Publications

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Abode-Iyamiah K, Winslow N, Flouty O, Kirby P.  Isolated Supratentorial Intraventricular Recurrence of Medulloblastoma .  J Korean Neurosurg Soc.  2015 December. 58(6):557-559.

Winslow N, Abode-lyamah K, Kirby P, Smith M, Reddy C.  Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor arising in the setting of cervical nerve root schwannomas..  J Clin Neurosci.  2015 June 24. 

Capizzano A, Kirby P, Moritani T.  Limbic tumors of the temporal lobe: radiologic-pathologic correlation.  Clin Neuroradiol.  2015 June. 25(2):127-135.

Steussy B, Gailey M, Fuller E, Jans M, Lewis S, Guerin L, Kirby P, Robinson R.  Low-cost workflow improvement reduces gastrointestinal block use 17% by altering classic histotechnology testing..  Am J Clin Pathol..  2015 June. 143(6):861-4.

Anderson S, Sato Y, Kirby P, Buatti J, Menezes A.  Disseminated subarachnoid chordoma: long-term favorable follow-up of a pediatric patient.  Pediatric radiology.  2012 July. 42(7):878-80.

Fletcher A, Greenlee J, Chang K, Smoker W, Kirby P, O'Brien E.  Endoscopic resection of calcifying pseudoneoplasm of the neuraxis (CAPNON) of the anterior skull base with sinonasal extension.  Journal of clinical neuroscience: official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia.  2012 July. 19(7):1048-9.

Jacobus J, Wang B, Maddox C, Esch H, Lehmann L, Robertson L, Wang K, Kirby P, Ludewig G.  3-Methylcholanthrene (3-MC) and 4-chlorobiphenyl (PCB3) genotoxicity is gender-related in Fischer 344 transgenic rats.  Environment international.  2010 November. 36(8):970-9.

Walder R, Yang B, STOKES J, Kirby P, Cao X, Shi P, Searby C, Husted R, Sheffield V.  Mice defective in Trpm6 show embryonic mortality and neural tube defects.  Human molecular genetics.  2009 November. 18(22):4367-75.

Maddox C, Wang B, Kirby P, Wang K, Ludewig G.  Mutagenicity of 3-methylcholanthrene, pcb3, and 4-oh-pcb3 in the lung of transgenic bigblue rats.  Environmental toxicology and pharmacology.  2008 March. 25(2):260-6.

Cao X, Lill N, Boase N, Shi P, Croucher D, Shan H, Qu J, Sweezer E, Place T, Kirby P, Daly R, Kumar S, Yang B.  Nedd4 controls animal growth by regulating IGF-1 signaling.  Science signaling.  2008. 1(38):ra5.

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