Rhonda Yantiss, M.D.

Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology
Rhonda Yantiss

Dr. Yantiss is the chief of the gastrointestinal and liver pathology service, which supports the physicians and surgeons involved in the care of patients with gastrointestinal disease.

 

Dr. Yantiss received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and residency training in anatomic pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She later completed fellowships in surgical pathology and gastrointestinal pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, respectively. Dr. Yantiss is the director of the gastrointestinal pathology fellowship and the gastrointestinal pathology service at Weill Cornell Medical Center. Her primary clinical focus is gastrointestinal and liver pathology and her research interests include inflammatory bowel disease, Barrett esophagus, and neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract. Dr. Yantiss lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to gastrointestinal diseases. She is the course director for the Tutorial on Pathology of the GI Tract, Pancreas, and Liver, which is an annual educational event directed at practicing pathologists, fellows, and residents.  She has published nearly 100 peer-reviewed articles as well as several books and book chapters in this area, and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for fifteen journals. Dr. Yantiss is a member of the editorial boards of the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Modern Pathology, Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology, The American Journal of Clinical Pathology, and The American Journal of Surgical Pathology, and is an Associate Editor of Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. She is an abstract reviewer for the College of American Pathologists and currently serves on the Education Committee and the Ramzi Cotran Young Investigator Award Committee of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology.

Insurances

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • AETNA [HMO]
  • AETNA [PPO]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • CIGNA
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Medicare [Medicare]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care

Publications

 

 

 

  1. Yantiss, R. K., Clement, P. B., and Young, R. H.  Neoplastic and pre-neoplastic changes in gastrointestinal endometriosis:  A study of 17 cases.  Am J Surg Pathol, 2000; 24(4):  513-524.
  1. Yantiss, R. K., Spiro, I. J., Compton, C. C., and Rosenberg, A. E. Gastrointestinal stromal tumor vs. intra-abdominal fibromatosis involving the bowel wall:  A clinically important differential diagnosis.  Am J Surg Pathol, 2000; 24(7):  947-957.
  1. Yantiss, R. K., Clement, P. B., and Young, R. H.  Endometriosis of the intestinal tract:  A study of 44 cases of a disease that may cause diverse challenges in clinical and pathologic evaluation.  Am J Surg Pathol, 2001; 25(4):  245-254.
  1. Yantiss, R. K., Goldman, H., and Odze, R. D.  Hyperplastic polyp with epithelial misplacement (inverted hyperplastic polyp):  A clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical study of 19 cases.  Mod Pathol 2001; 14(9):  869-876.
  1. Yantiss, R. K., Bosenberg, M., Antonioli, D. A., and Odze, R. D.  Utility of MMP-1, p53, E-Cadherin, and Collagen IV immunohistochemical stains in the differential diagnosis of adenomas with misplaced epithelium versus adenomas with invasive adenocarcinoma.  Am J Surg Pathol, 2002; 26(2):  206-215.
  1. Yantiss, R. K., Rosenberg, A. E., Selig, M. K., and Nielsen, G. P.  Gastrointestinal stromal tumors: an ultrastructural study.  Int J Surg Pathol, 2002; 10(2): 101-113.
  1. Yantiss, R. K., Chang, H.K., Farraye, F. A., Compton, C. C., and Odze, R. D.  Prevalence and prognostic significance of acinar cell differentiation in pancreatic endocrine tumors.  Am J Surg Pathol, 2002; 26(7):  893-901.
  1. Yantiss, R. K., Nielsen, G. P., Lauwers, G. Y., and Rosenberg, A. E.  Reactive nodular fibrous pseudotumor of the gastrointestinal tract and mesentery:  A clinicopathologic study of five cases.  Am J Surg Pathol, 2003; 27(4):  532-540.
  1. Yantiss, R. K., Odze, R. D., Farraye, F. A., and Rosenberg, A. E.  Solitary versus multiple carcinoid tumors of the small intestine:  A clinical and pathologic review of 75 cases.  Am J Surg Pathol, 2003; 27(6):  811-817.
  1. Misdraji, J., Yantiss, R. K., Graeme-Cook, F. M., Balis, U. J., and Young, R. H.  Appendiceal mucinous neoplasms: A clinicopathologic analysis of 107 cases.  Am J Surg Pathol, 2003; 27(8):  1089-1103.
  1. Zivny, J., Wang, T. C., Yantiss, R., Kim, K. H., Houghton, J.  Role of therapy or monitoring in preventing progression to gastric cancer. J Clin Gastroenterol, 2003; 36(5):  S50-60.
  1. Yantiss, R. K., Sapp, H., Farraye, F. A., El-Zammar, O., O’Brien, M. J., Fruin, A. B., Stucchi, A. F. Brien, T., Becker, J. M., and Odze, R. D.  Histologic predictors of pouchitis in patients with chronic ulcerative colitis.  Am J Surg Pathol, 2004; 28(8):  999-1006.
  1. Yantiss, R. K., Rosenberg, A. E., Sarran, L., Besner, P., and Antonescu, C. R.  Multiple Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors in Type I Neurofibromatosis:  A Pathologic and Molecular Study.  Mod Pathol, 2005; 18(4):  475-484.
  1. Yantiss, R. K., Woda, B. A., Fanger, G. R., Kalos, M., Whalen, G.  F., Tada, H., Andersen, D. K., Rock, K. L., and Dresser, K.  KOC (K Homology Domain Containing Protein Over-Expressed in Cancer): A Novel Molecular Marker that Distinguishes Between Benign and Malignant Lesions of the Pancreas.  Am J Surg Pathol, 2005; 29(2):  188-195.
  1. Yantiss, R. K. and Odze, R. D.  Diagnostic difficulties in inflammatory bowel disease pathology. Histopathology, 2006; 48(2):  116-132.
  1. Yantiss, R. K., Farraye, F. A., O’Brien, M. J., Fruin, A. B., Stucchi,  A. F., Becker, J. M., Reddy, S. I., and Odze, R. D.  Prognostic significance of superficial fissuring ulceration in patients with severe “indeterminate” colitis.  Am J Surg Pathol, 2006; 30(2):  165-170.
  1. Yousef, M. M., Yantiss, R. K., Baker, S. P., and Banner, B. F.  Duodenal intraepithelial lymphocytes in inflammatory disorders of the esophagus and stomach.  Clin Gastroenterol and Hepatol, 2006; 4 (5):  631-634.
  1. Istvanic, S., Yantiss, R. K., Baker, S. P., and Banner, B. F. Normal variation in intraepithelial lymphocytes of the terminal ileum.  Am J Clin Pathol, 2007; 127(5):  816-819.
  1. Polydorides, A. D. and Yantiss, R. K.  Chasing colonic ‘polyps’: features that predict underlying adenomas in initially non-diagnostic endoscopic biopsies. Am J Clin Pathol, 2007; 127(3):  1-6.
  1. Yantiss, R. K., Panczykowski, A., Misdraji, J., Odze, R. D., Rennert, H., and Chen, Y.  A comprehensive study of non-dysplastic and dysplastic serrated polyps of the vermiform appendix.  Am J Surg Pathol, 2007; 31(12):  1742-1753.
  1. Yantiss, R. K., Oh, K., Redston, M., Chen, Y., and Odze, R. D.        “Filiform” serrated adenomas: a clinicopathologic and immunophenotypic study of 18 cases.  Am J Surg Pathol, 2007; 31(8):  1238-1245.
  1. Yantiss, R. K.  Serrated colorectal polyps and the serrated neoplastic pathway:  Emerging concepts in colorectal carcinogenesis.  Current Diagn Pathol, 2007; 13(6): 456-466.
  1. Yantiss, R. K. and Odze, R. D.  Pitfalls in the interpretation of non-neoplastic mucosal biopsies in inflammatory bowel disease.  Am J Gastroenterol, 2007; 102(4):  890-904.
  1. Chung, S., Chen, Y., Panczykowski, A., Schamberg, N., Klimstra, D. S., and Yantiss, R. K.   Serrated polyps with “intermediate features” of sessile serrated polyp and microvesicular hyperplastic polyp: A practical approach to the classification of non-dysplastic serrated polyps.  Am J Surg Pathol, 2008; 32(3): 407-412.
  1. Yantiss, R. K., Cosar, E., and Fischer, A. H. Use of IMP3 in the identification of carcinoma in fine needle aspiration biopsies of the pancreas.  Acta Cytol. 2008; 52: 133-138.
  1. Srivastava, A., Redston, M, Farraye, F. A., Yantiss, R. K., and Odze, R. D.  Hyperplastic/serrated polyposis in inflammatory bowel disease:  A case series of a previously undescribed entity. Am J Surg Pathol, 2008; 32(2): 296-303.
  1. Yantiss, R. K., Das, K. M., Farraye, F. A., and Odze, R. D.  Alterations in the immunohistochemical expression of Das-1 and CG-3 in colonic mucosal biopsy specimens helps distinguish ulerative colitis from Crohn’s disease and from other forms of colitis.  Am J Surg Pathol, 2008; 32(6): 844-850.
  1. Wagner, P. L., Chen, Y-T, and Yantiss, R. K. Immunohistochemical and molecular features of sporadic and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)-associated duodenal adenomas of the ampullary and non-ampullary mucosa. Am J Surg Pathol, 2008; 32(9):  1388-1395.
  1. Yantiss, R. K. and Odze, R. D.  Neoplastic precursors of the upper GI tract.  Current Diagn Pathol, 2008; 14(9):  437-452.
  1. Polydorides, A. D., Banner, B. F., Hannaway, P. J., and Yantiss, R. K.  Evaluation of site-specific and seasonal variation in colonic mucosal eosinophils. Hum Pathol, 2008; 39(6):  832-6.
  1. Vakiani, E. and Yantiss, R. K.   Lymphocytic gastritis: Clinicopathologic features, etiologic associations, and Pathogenesis.  Pathology Case Reviews, 2008; 13(5):  167-171.
  1. Yantiss, R. K., Shia, J., Klimstra, D. S., Hahn, H. P., Odze, R. D., and Misdraji, J.  Prognostic significance of localized extra-appendiceal mucin deposition in appendiceal mucinous neoplasms.  Am J Surg Pathol, 2009; 33(2):  248-255.
  1. Yantiss, R. K., Goodarzi, M., Zhou, X. K., Rennert, H., Pirog, E. C., Banner, B. F., and Chen, Y-T.  Clinical, pathologic, and molecular features of early-onset colorectal carcinoma.  Am J Surg Pathol, 2009; 33(4):  572-582.
  1. Vakiani, E. and Yantiss, R. K.   Pathologic features and biologic importance of colorectal serrated polyps.  Adv Anat Pathol, 2009; 16(2):  79-91.
  1. Yantiss, R. K. and Odze, R. D.  Optimal approach to obtaining mucosal biopsies for assessment of inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.  Am J Gastroenterol, 2009; 104(3):  774-783.
  1. Hudacko, R. M., Alvarez, G. A., Talal, A. H., Jacobson, I., Wan, D. W., Zhou, X. K., and Yantiss, R. K.  Clinical and biologic importance of F-actin autoantibodies in HCV monoinfected and HCV-HIV coinfected patients.  Am J Clin Pathol, 2010; 134:  228-234.
  1. Pirog, E. C., Quint, K. D., and Yantiss, R. K. P16/CDKN2A and Ki-67 Enhance the Detection of Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia and Condyloma and Correlate with Human Papillomavirus Detection by PCR.  Am J Surg Pathol, 2010; 34(10):  1449-1455.
  1. Bao, F., Panarelli, N. C., Rennert, H., Sherr, D. L., and Yantiss, R. K.  Neoadjuvant therapy induces loss of MSH6 expression in colorectal carcinoma. Am J Surg Pathol, 2010; 34(12); 1798-1804.
  1. Panarelli, N. C., Chen, YT, Zhou, X. K., Kitabayashi, N., and Yantiss, R. K.  MicroRNA expression aids the preoperative diagnosis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.  Pancreas, 2012; 41(5):  685-690.
  1. Panarelli, N. C., Yantiss, R. K., Yeh, M. M., Liu, Y., Chen, YT.  Tissue-specific cadherin CDH17 is a useful marker of gastrointestinal adenocarcinomas with higher sensitivity than CDX2.  Am J Clin Pathol, 2012; 138(2):  211-222.
  1. Panarelli, N. C., Sela, R., Schreiner, A. M., Crapanzano, J. P., Klimstra, D. S., Schnoll-Sussman, F., Pochapin, M. B., and Yantiss, R. K.   Commercial molecular panels are of limited utility in the classification of pancreatic cystic lesions.  Am J Surg Pathol, 2012; 36(10):  1434-1443.
  1. Hudacko, R., Zhou, X. K., and Yantiss, R. K.  Immunohistochemical stains for CD3 and CD8 do not improve detection of gluten-sensitive enteropathy in duodenal biopsies.  Mod Pathol 2013; 26:  1241-1245.
  1. Panarelli, N. C., Schreiner, A. M., Brandt, S. M., Shepherd, N. A., and Yantiss, R. K.  Histologic features and cytologic techniques that aid pathologic stage assessment of colonic adenocarcinoma.  Am J Surg Pathol 2013; 37(8):  1252-1258.
  1. Rock, J. B., Washington, M. K., Adsay, N. V., Greenson, J. K., Montgomery, E. A., Robert, M. E., Yantiss, R. K., Lehman, A. M., and Frankel, W. L. Debating deposits: An interobserver variability study of lymph nodes and pericolonic tumor deposits in colonic adenocarcinoma. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2013; Epub ahead of print.

 

Books, Book Chapters and Reviews

  1. Yantiss, R. K. and Antonioli, D. A.  Polyps of the small intestine in Surgical Pathology of the GI tract, liver, biliary tract, and pancreas, Odze, R. D., Goldblum, J. R., and Crawford, J. M., eds.  Philadelphia, PA:  Saunders, 2003; 295-326.
  1. Yantiss, R. K. and Odze, R. D. Colonic ulcers in Encyclopedia of   Gastroenterology, Johnson, L., ed.  Academic Press, 2003; 437-448.
  1. Yantiss, R. K. and Antonioli, D. A.  Polyps of the small intestine in Surgical Pathology of the GI tract, liver, biliary tract, and pancreas, Odze, R. D. and Goldblum, J. R., eds.  Philadelphia, PA:  Saunders, 2009; 447-480.
  1. Henderson, J. T. and Yantiss, R. K.  Non-neoplastic diseases of the gallbladder. Diagn Histopathol, 2010; 168:  350-359.
  1. Yantiss, R. K. and Samowitz, W.  Molecular pathology of gastrointestinal cancer In Molecular and Translational Pathology, Kojo, S. J., Johnson, E., Balis, U., Chinnaiyan, A., Lim, M., and Wittwer, C., eds. New York, NY, Cambridge University Press, In press.
  1. Panarelli, N. C. and Yantiss, R. K.  Frozen Section Library:  Appendix, Colon, and Anus, Cagle, P. T., series ed. New York, NY, Springer Science & Business Media, 2010.
  1. Yantiss, R. K. Diagnostic challenges in the pathologic evaluation of Barrett esophagus. Arch Pathol Lab Med, 2010; 134(11):  1589-1600.
  1. Panarelli, N. C. and Yantiss, R. K.  Mucinous neoplasms of the appendix and peritoneum.  Arch Pathol Lab Med, 2011; 135(10):  1261-1268.
  1. Yantiss, R. K.  Selected reviews in surgical and molecular pathology: From the tutorial on pathology of the GI tract, pancreas, and liver at Weill Cornell Medical College. Arch Pathol Lab Med, 2011; 135(10):  1247-1248.
  1. Panarelli, N. C. and Yantiss, R. K.  MicroRNA expression in selected carcinomas of the gastrointestinal tract.  Pathol Res Int, 2011; 1-10.
  1. Yantiss, R. K.  Frozen Section Library:  Liver, extrahepatic biliary tree and gallbladder, Cagle, P. T., series ed. New York, NY, Springer Science & Business Media, 2011.
  1. Yantiss, R. K.  Advances in Surgical Pathology: Colorectal Carcinoma and Tumors of the Vermiform Appendix, Cagle, P. T., series ed. Baltimore, MD, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, In press.
  1. Sagaert, X., Tousseyn, T., and Yantiss, R. K.  Gastrointestinal B-cell lymphomas: From understanding B-cell physiology to classification and molecular pathology.  World J Gastrointest Oncol, 2012; 4(12):  238-249.
  1. Batts, K. P., Ketover, S., Krasinskas, A. M., Mitchell, K. A., Wilcox, R., Westerhoff, M., Rank, J., Gibson, J., Mattia, A. R., Cummings, O. W., Davison, J. M., Naini, B. V., Dry, S. M., and Yantiss, R. K.  Appropriate use of special stains for identifying Helicobacter pylori: Recommentations from the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society. Am J Surg Pathol 2013; 37(11):  e12-22.

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Massachusetts

Medical Medical School, Worcester, MA 2004

 

Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Massachusetts

Medical Medical School, Worcester, MA   2005

 

Desmond Burke, MD Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education, Department of Pathology and LaboratoryMedicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, 2010

 

Arthur Purdy Stout Prize for significant career achievements in surgical pathology, 2014