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Cynthia T. Welsh, M.D. - Director Neuropathology

Cynthia T. Welsh, M.D.

Director, Neuropathology
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Office: Children's Hospital Room 303D3
Phone: (843) 792-9210
Fax: (843) 792-8974


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Pediatric Pathology


B.S.N., 1978, University of North Dakota
M.D., 1988, University of North Dakota
Pathology Residency, 1988-1992, Department of Pathology, Utah Affiliated Hospitals
Neuropathology Fellowship, 1993-1995, Department of Pathology, University of Utah Health Sciences Center


Nervous system tumor biology


  1. Ray SK, Patel SJ, Wilford GG, Hogan EL, Welsh CT, and Banik NL. Biochemical and Molecular Evidences of Apoptotic Death in Different Brain Tumors including Glioblastoma. Journal of Neuroscience Research 69:197-206, 2002.
  2. Wang W, Welsh CT, and Hoda RS. Vertebral Lesion in an Eight-Year-Old Boy. Arch Path Lab Med 127(4):235-6, 2003.
  3. Naseri I, Saini, R, and Welsh CT. Ganglioglioma. Applied Radiology. 33(3):48-49, 2004.
  4. Welsh CT, Vinters HV, and McLendon RE. Recommendations for the Reporting of Specimens Containing Central Nervous System Tumors, ADASP website, September 2004.
  5. Bilic M, Welsh CT, Rumboldt Z and Hoda RS. Disseminated Primary Diffuse Leptomeningeal Gliomatosis: A Case Report with Liquid-Based and Conventional Smear Cytology, CytoJournal, Sept 2(16):1-5, 2005.
  6. Knapp J, Olsen L, Bethard JR, Tye S, Welsh CA, Rumboldt Z, Takacs I, Maria BL. A case of Desmoplastic Infantile Ganglioglioma secreting Ceruloplasmin, J Child Neurology, Nov 20(11):920-4, 2005.
  7. Rumboldt Z, Comacho DLa, Lake DR, Welsh CT, Castillo M. Apparent Diffusion Coefficients for Differentiation of Cerebellar Tumors in Children. AJNR, July 27:1362-9, 2006.
  8. Pai S, Welsh CT, Patel S, Rumboldt Z. Idiopathic Hypertrophic Spinal Pachymeningitis (IHSP). AJNR Mar;28(3):590-2, 2007.
  9. Obeng K, Rumboldt Z, Tuite G, Welsh CT, Patel S, Spampinato V. Atypical Cystic Meningioma of the Trigeminal Nerve in a Pediatric Patient. AJNR, Feb;29(2):398-9, 2008.
  10. Welsh CT, Vascular Lesions of the CNS, in Vascular Tumors, Pathology Case Reviews. Smith MT (ed). LWW, Nov-Dec;13(6), 2008.
  11. Bisdas S, Kirkpatrick M, Giglio P, Welsh C, Spampinato MV, Rumboldt Z. Cerebral Blood Volume Measurements by Perfusion-Weighted MR Imaging in Gliomas: Ready for the Prime Time in Predicting Short-Term Outcome and Recurrent Disease. AJNR, Apr;30(4):681-8, 2009.
  12. Welsh CT. Linking the Morphologic Diversity of Glioblastoma with Molecular and Genetic Traits, and Potential Therapies, in Glioblastoma: Molecular Mechanisms of Pathogenesis and Current Therapeutic Strategies. Springer, 2010, pp 85-93.
  13. Welsh CT, Lindsey KG, Coulter B, Smith MT. Frozen Section Neuropathology: Expectations, Pitfalls and Capabilities, in Frozen Section Pathology, Pathology Case Reviews. LWW, Sept/Oct 15(5), 2010.
  14. Cianfoni A, Luigetti M, Bradshaw ML, Welsh CT, Edwards J, Glazier S. MRI findings of crossed cerebellar diaschisis in a case of Rasmussen's encephalitis. J Neurol. 2010 Oct; 257(10):1748-50.
  15. Shukla BS, Giglio P, Couch JE, Hasija N, Krishna V, Frankel BM, Welsh CT. Concomittant Lymphoma and Cryptococcus in an AIDS Patient. Am J Med Sci 2010 Oct; 340(4):340-2.
  16. Davis KS, Welsh CT, Hawes RH, Gillespie MB. The Pathology Quiz Case 3. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Aug;137(8):831, 2011.
  17. Ruppert B, Welsh CT, Hannah J, Giglio P, Rumboldt Z, Johnson I, Fortney J, Jenrette JM, Patel S, Scheithauer BW. Glioneuronal tumor with neuropil-like islands of the spinal cord with diffuse leptomeningeal neuraxis dissemination. J Neurooncol. Sep;104(2):529-33, 2011.
  18. Orwat DE, Welsh CT, and Batalis NI. Neurocutaneous melanosis: A case report and review of the literature. Academic Forensic Pathology. 1(2): 228-31, 2011.
  19. Intra-operative Neuropathology for the Non-Neuropathologist: A Case-Based Approach, Welsh CT (ed), Springer Publishing, in press.

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