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Daffolyn Rachael Fels Elliott, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Daffolyn Rachael Fels Elliot portrait
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Professional Background

Anatomic Pathology, University of California San Francisco
Liver/Gastrointestinal Pathology, University of California San Francisco
Thoracic Pathology, University of Michigan
Board Certification:
Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology
Anatomical Pathology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Clinical interest: Liver/Gastrointestinal Pathology, Thoracic Pathology



Tumor microenvironment in Barrett esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma.
Liver transplant pathology, including atypical and late pattern of rejection.
Global health, including developing partnerships in pathology research and education

  • Fels Elliott, Daffolyn Rachael, Myers, Jeffrey., L, Konopka, Kristine., E. 2021. Thymoliposarcoma with sebaceous differentiation and MDM2 amplification. Pathology International, 71 (9), 633-635
  • Woodard, Gavitt., A, Fels Elliott, Daffolyn Rachael, Yap, Ava, Haro, Greg., J, Kratz, Johannes., R, Mann, Michael., J, Jones, Kirk., D, Jablons, David., M. 2021. Resectability, recurrence, and risk stratification of giant solitary fibrous tumors in the thoracic cavity. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 28 (9), 4953-4959
  • Münch, Natasha ., Stephens, Fang, Hsin-Yu, Ingermann, Jonas, Maurer, H., Carlo, Anand, Akanksha, Kellner, Victoria , Sahm, Vincenz, Wiethaler, Maria, Baumeister, Theresa, Wein, Frederik, Einwächter, Henrik, Bolze, Florian, Klingenspor, Martin, Haller, Dirk, Kavanagh, Maria, Lysaght, Joanne, Friedman, Richard, Dannenberg, Andrew., J, Pollak, Michael, Holt, Peter., R, Muthupalani, Sureshkumar, Fox, James., G, Whary, Mark., T, Lee, Yoomi, Ren, Tony ., Y , Fels Elliott, Daffolyn Rachael, Fitzgerald, Rebecca., C, Steiger, Katja , Schmid, Roland ., M, Wang, Timothy ., C, Quante, Michael. 2018. High-fat diet accelerates carcinogenesis in a mouse model of Barrett's esophagus via IL8 and alterations to the gut microbiome. Gastroenterology, 46 (10), 870-872
  • Fels Elliott, Daffolyn Rachael, Perner, Juliane, Li , Xiadun, Symmons, Martyn., F, Verstak, Brett, Eldridge, Matthew, Bower, Lawrence, O'Donovan, Maria, Gay, Nick., J, Fitzgerald, Rebecca., C. 2017. Impact of mutations in Toll-like receptor pathway genes on esophageal carcinogenesis. PLoS genetics, 13 (5).