Nadine S. Aguilera, M.D.

Professor of Pathology
Section Head, Hematopathology
Director, Hematopathology Fellowship Program


Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD 1987
Residency: Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA (Anatomic/Clinical Pathology)
Fellowship: University of Pittsbugh Medical Center (Hematopathology)


Pathology; Hematopathology.


Interest in lymphoma and spleen, with a special interest in Castleman disease.


  • Auerbach A, Aguilera NS: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated lymphoid lesions of the head and neck. Semin Diagn Pathol 2015, 32:12-22. DOI: 10.1053/j.semdp.2014.12.001.
  • Hamadeh F, MacNamara SP, Aguilera NS, Swerdlow SH, Cook JR: MYD88 L265P mutation analysis helps define nodal lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma. Mod Pathol 2015, 28:564-574. DOI: 10.1038/modpathol.2014.120.
  • Rashidi A, Riley M, Goldin TA, Sayedian F, Bayerl MG, Aguilera NS, Vos JA, Goudar RK, Fisher SI: Delay in the administration of all-trans retinoic acid and its effects on early mortality in acute promyelocytic leukemia: final results of a multicentric study in the United States. Leuk Res 2014, 38:1036-1040. DOI: 10.1016/j.leukres.2014.06.011.
  • Zhang S, Wei M, Liang Q, Johnson D, Dow N, Nelson A, Aguilera N, Auerbach A, Wang G: The t(14;18)(q32;q21)/IGH-MALT1 translocation in gastrointestinal extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma). Histopathology 2014, 64:791-798. DOI: 10.1111/his.12327.
  • Cathro HP, Bullock GC, Bonatti H, Meriden Z, Cook S, Aguilera N: Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders are not associated with IgG4 sclerosing disease. Transpl Infect Dis 2014, 16:897-903. DOI: 10.1111/tid.12300.
  • Zhang XM, Aguilera N: New immunohistochemistry for B-cell lymphoma and Hodgkin lymphoma. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2014, 138:1666-1672. DOI: 10.5858/arpa.2014-0058-RA.
  • Auerbach A, Summers TA, Zhang B, Aguilera NS: Splenic manifestations of chronic autoimmune disorder: a report of five cases with histiocytic necrotizing change in four cases. Histopathology 2013, 63:19-28. DOI: 10.1111/his.12143.
  • Rashidi A, Goudar RK, Sayedian F, Vos JA, Goldin TA, Aguilera NS, Fisher SI: All-trans retinoic acid and early mortality in acute promyelocytic leukemia. Leuk Res 2013, 37:1391-1392. DOI: 10.1016/j.leukres.2013.07.010.
  • Aguilera NS, Auerbach A, Barekman CL, Lichy J, Abbondanzo SL: Activation-induced cytidine deaminase expression in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma with a paracortical growth pattern: a lymphoma of possible interfollicular large B-cell origin. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2010, 134:449-456. DOI: 10.1043/1543-2165-134.3.449.
  • Zhao MY, Auerbach A, D’Costa AM, Rapoport AP, Burger AM, Sausville EA, Stass SA, Jiang F, Sands AM,Aguilera N, Zhao XF: Phospho-p70S6K/p85S6K and cdc2/cdk1 are novel targets for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma combination therapy. Clin Cancer Res 2009, 15:1708-1720. Summers TA, Rush W, Aguilera N, Lupton G: Cutaneous involvement in the lymphoepithelioid variant of peripheral T-cell lymphoma, unspecified (Lennert lymphoma). Report of a case and review of the literature. J Cutan Pathol 2009, 36 Suppl 1:25-30. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0560.2008.01203.x.
  • Wang G, Auerbach A, Wei M, Dow N, Barry TS, Hodge L, Schaffer D, Sobin LH, Aguilera NS: t(11;18)(q21;q21) in extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue in stomach: a study of 48 cases. Mod Pathol 2009, 22:79-86. DOI: 10.1038/modpathol.2008.155.


  • Multiple chapters in Diagnostic Pathology: Spleen, Amirsys press 2014, including Hereditary spherocytosis, HIV in spleen, Castleman disease, Congenital splenic abnormalities, Gamna-gandy bodies, Hemophagocytic syndrome, Vascular lesions and other entities.
  • Zhang X and Aguilera NS. Lymph node. In Handbook of Practical Immunohistochemistry: Frequently Asked Questions. Lin F, Prichard JW, eds. Springer, New York, 2011, pp 493-500.

A current list of Dr. Aguilera’s peer-reviewed publications is available from PubMed.