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Katie L. Dennis, M.D.

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Program Director, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Professional Background

Dr. Katie Dennis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Dennis subspecialties include but are not limited to the following: Cytopathology, liver pathology, autopsy, gastrointestinal/pancreatic pathology, breast pathology and genitourinary pathology.

Professional Affiliations
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Abstract review board, Autopsy division, Member, 2019 - Present
  • Kansas City Society of Pathologists, President, Member, 2013 - 2014
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology, Member, 2009 - Present
  • College of American Pathologists, Inspection Team Member, Member, 2009 - Present



Dr. Dennis research interests are in the following areas: genitourinary pathology, liver pathology, cytopathology and resident education. Dr. Dennis is actively involved in the teaching of medical students, pathology residents, surgical pathology and cytopathology fellows.

  • Schloegel , Van, Alam, S, Dennis, Katie, Holzbeierlein, J, Taylor, John A III. 2020. Near Miss Diagnoses of Solitary Bladder Tumors Highlight the Importance of Immunohistochemical Staining.
  • Mettman, Daniel , Haer, E, Olyaee, M, Rastogi, A, Madan, R, O'Neil, M, Kelting, S, Dennis, Katie. 2020. The utility of immunohistochemical testing for mismatch repair proteins in fine needle aspiration specimens of pancreatic adenocarcinoma
  • Plummer, RM, Kelting, S, Madan, R, O'Neil, M, Dennis, K, Fan, F. 2020. Triaging of pleural effusion cytology specimens for ancillary flow cytometric analysis
  • Dennis, Katie, Fang, Fan. 2020. Ch 7: Lung and Respiratory Tract Cytology, 95-142
  • Dennis, Katie , Wang, Y, Li, J, Zhang , Y. 2018. Bile acids regulate cysteine catabolism and glutathione regeneration to modulate hepatic sensitivity to oxidative injury.