Expert Pathologists

Cristian Ivan Robiou, MD, FCAP

Senior Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathologist

Academic Appointments

2008–2021 Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology, UT Southwestern Medical School

1999–2004 Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Surgical Pathology and Gastrointestinal Pathology, East Carolina University School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Training

1994–1995 Fellow, Gastrointestinal Oncological Pathology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Cornell Medical College

1993–1994 Fellow, Surgical and Gastrointestinal Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Formerly Deaconess Hospital), Harvard Medical School

1989–1993 Resident, Anatomic Pathology, Danbury Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine


1987 MD, Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


1993 American Board of Pathology

Professional Societies

Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society 

United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology 

College of American Pathology, Fellow Member 

MSKCC Alumni Society

Select Publications

Turner K, Genta RM, Lujan G, Robiou CI, Sonnenberg A. Significance of the Epithelioid Granuloma in Biopsies of Crohn’s Colitis. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 2014 Dec; 20(12): 2271–5.

Genta RM, Schuler CM, Robiou CI, Lash RH. No association between gastric fundic gland polyps and gastrointestinal neoplasia in a study of over 100,000 patients. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009 Aug; 7(8): 849–54.

Nguyen NP, Leonardo JM, Karlsson U, Salehpour M, Vos P, Robiou C, Moran JF, Thomas P, Bullock L, Ludin A, Jendrasiak G, Sallah S. Preoperative chemotherapy and radiation for advanced esophageal carcinoma: comparison between once a day radiation and hyperfractionation, a single-institution experience. Am J Clin Oncol. 2002 Aug; 25(4): 358–64.

Tickoo SK, Zee SY, Obiekwe S, Xiao H, Koea J, Robiou C, Blumgart LH, Jarnagin W, Ladanyi M, Klimstra DS. Combined Hepatocellular-Cholangiocarcinoma: A Histopathologic, Immunohistologic, and In-situ Hybridization Study. MSKCC, New York, NY. Am J Surg Pathol. 26(8):989–97, 2002.

Jackson SB, Abdallah JM, Robiou CI. Hepatoid Adenocarcinoma of the Colon: A Case Presentation. Southern Medical Journal. Dec 2001.

Nguyen NP, Sallah S, Karlsson U, Vos P, Ludin A, Semer D, Tait D, Salehpour M, Jendrasiak G, Robiou C. Prognosis for papillary serous carcinoma of the endometrium after surgical staging. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2001 Jul-Aug; 11(4): 305–11.

Nguyen NP, Sallah S, Karlsson U, Ludin A, Vos P, Lepera P, Jendrasiak G, Chapman W, Robiou C, Salehpour M. Combined preoperative chemotherapy and radiation for locally advanced rectal carcinoma. Am J Clin Oncol. 2000 Oct; 23(5): 442–8.

Khettry U, Robiou C, Jenkins R, Loda M, Lewis D. Recurrent Hepatitis C in Liver Allografts: Early Histologic Indicators. Int. J Surg Path. 6(4): 197–204, 1998.