Wei Tian, MD
Vice President and Medical Director, GU Pathology
2012–2013 Clinical Instructor, Department of Pathology, Oregon Health
& Science University
2007–2008 Research Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology &
Hypertension, Oregon Health & Science University
2013–2014 Fellowship, Genitourinary Pathology, Johns Hopkins Hospital
2012 Fellowship, Surgical Pathology, Oregon Health & Science University
2010–2012 Residency, Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology, Oregon
Health & Science University
2008–2009 Residency, Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology, Brown
1998–2007 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Research Associate, Division
of Nephrology & Hypertension, Oregon Health & Science University
1997–1998 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s
Hospital, Harvard Medical School
1992 MD, Norman Bethune University of Medical Sciences, Medicine in English,
Changchun, Jilin, China
Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology
Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology
United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology
College of American Pathologists
Pacific Northwest Society of Pathology
American Society for Clinical Pathology
North Texas Society of Pathology
Shah RB, Shore KT, Tian W. Morphologic features of PTEN loss prostate cancer
in core needle biopsy correlates with unfavorable pathology.
Prostate. 2019 Aug; 79(11):1267–1273.
Tian W, Dorn D, Wei S, Sanders RD, Matoso A, Shah RB, Gordetsky J. GATA3
expression in benign prostate glands with radiation atypia: a diagnostic pitfall.
Histopathology. 2017 Jul; 71(1):150–155.
Shah RB, Yoon J, Liu G, Tian W. Atypical Intraductal Proliferation and
Intraductal Carcinoma of the Prostate on Core Needle Biopsy: A Comparative
Clinicopathological and Molecular Study with a Proposal to Expand Morphological
Spectrum of Intraductal Carcinoma.
Histopathology. 2017 Jun 1.
Shah RB, Leandro G, Romerocases G, Bentley J, Yoon J, Mendrinos S, Tadros
Y, Tian W, Lash R. Improvement in inter-observer reproducibility in resolving
an “Atypical glands suspicious for prostate cancer” diagnosis
in prostate biopsies using a novel “Diseased focused diagnostic
review” quality process.
Human Pathol. 2016 56: 155–62.
(Featured as Top 10 (#3) Best articles of 2016 by Pathology Editor’s
Choice by MDLinx Pathology).
Zhou M, Li J, Cheng L, Egevad L, Deng FM, Kunju LP, Magi-Galluzzi C, Melamed
J, Mehra R, Mendrinos S, Osunkoya AO, Paner G, Shen SS, Tsuzuki T, Trpkov
K, Tian W, Yang X, Shah RB. Diagnosis of "Poorly Formed Glands"
Gleason Pattern 4 Prostatic Adenocarcinoma on Needle Biopsy: An Interobserver
Reproducibility Study Among Urologic Pathologists With Recommendations.
Am J Surg Pathol. 2015 Oct; 39(10):1331–9
Shah RB, Li J, Cheng L, Egevad L, Deng FM, Fine SW, Kunju LP, Melamed J,
Mehra R, Osunkoya AO, Paner GP, Shen SS, Tsuzuki T, Trpkov K, Tian W,
Yang XJ, Zhou M. Diagnosis of Gleason pattern 5 prostate adenocarcinoma
on core needle biopsy: an interobserver reproducibility study among urologic
Am J Surg Pathol. 2015 Sep; 39(9):1242–9.
Tian W, Epstein JI. Invasive low-grade papillary urothelial carcinoma:
an immunohistochemical study of 26 cases.
Hum Pathol. 2015 Dec; 46(12):1836–41.
Tian W, Epstein JI, Netto G, etc. Utility of Uroplakin II expression as
a Marker of Urothelial Carcinoma.
Human Pathology. 2015 Jan; 46(1):58–64.
Zhong M, Tian W, Zhuge J, Zheng X, Huang T, Cai D, Zhang D, Yang XJ, Argani
P, Fallon JT, Epstein JI. Distinguishing Nested Variants of Urothelial
Carcinoma From Benign Mimickers by TERT Promoter Mutation.
Am J Surg Pathol. 2015 Jan; 39(1):127–31.
Tian W, Latour M, Epstein JI. Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma Involving The
Urinary Bladder: A Study of 6 Cases.
Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 Jul; 38(7):982–9.
Tian W, Yakirevich E, Matoso A and Gnepp D. IgG4 positive plasma cells
in sclerosing variant of mucoepidermoid carcinoma: a new and evolving concept.
Am J of Surg Pathol. 2012 Jul; 36(7): 973–9.
Tian W, Fu Y, Garcia-Elias A , Fernandez-Fernandez J, Kramer P, Klein R
, Hitzemann R, Orwoll E, Wilmot B, McWeeney S, Valverde M, Cohen DM. A
loss-of-function non-synonymous polymorphism in the osmoregulatory TRPV4
gene is associated with human hyponatremia.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Aug 18; 106(33):14034–9.
Fu Y, Tian W, Pratt EB, Dirling L, Shyng SL, Meshul CK, Cohen DM. Down-regulation
of ZnT8 expression in INS-1 rat pancreatic beta cells reduces insulin
content and glucose-inducible insulin secretion.
PLoS One. 2009 May 25; 4(5): e5679.
Tian W, Fu Y, Wang DH, Cohen DM. Regulation of TRPV1 by a novel renally
expressed rat TRPV1 splice variant.
Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2006 Jan; 290(1):F117–26.
Tian W, Salanova M, Xu H, Lindsley JN, Oyama TT, Anderson S, Bachmann S,
Cohen DM. Renal expression of osmotically responsive cation channel TRPV4
is restricted to water-impermeant nephron segments.
Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2004 Jul; 287(1): F17–24.
Tian W, Cohen DM. Urea stress is more akin to EGF exposure than to hypertonic
stress in renal medullary cells.
Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2002 Sep; 283(3):F388–98.
Tian W, Bonkovsky HL, Shibahara S, Cohen DM. Urea and hypertonicity increase
expression of heme oxygenase-1 in murine renal medullary cells.
Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2001 Nov; 281 (5):F983–91.
Tian W, Cohen DM. Signaling and gene regulation by urea in cells of the
mammalian kidney medulla.
Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2001 Oct; 130(3):429–36. Review.
Tian W, Cohen DM. Urea inhibits hypertonicity-inducible TonEBP expression
Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2001 May; 280(5):F904–12.
Tian W, Zhang Z, Cohen DM. MAPK signaling and the kidney.
Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2000 Oct; 279(4):F593–604. Review.
Tian W, Boss GR, Cohen DM. Ras signaling in the inner medullary cell response
to urea and NaCl.
Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2000 Feb; 278(2):C372–80.