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Tulane University Health Sciences
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
1430 Tulane Avenue SL-79
New Orleans, Louisiana
Phone 504-988-5224
Fax 504-988-7389

Hillary Zalaznick Kimbrell, MD

Hillary Zalaznick Kimbrell, M.D.

Assistant Professor


  • North Miami Beach Senior High School, North Miami Beach, FL, class of 1996
  • B.A. cum laude in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2001
  • M.D. with Honors in Research from the University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, 2006

Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments:

  • Anatomic Pathology Residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2006-2009
  • Oncologic Surgical Pathology Fellowship at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2009-2010
  • Cytopathology Fellowship at Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 2010-2011

Specialty Certification:

  • Diplomate of The American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology, 2010
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology in Cytopathology, 2011

Awards, Honors, and Memberships in Honor Societies:

  • University of Florida Medical Guild Scholarship Award for “Academic Excellence During the First Year of Medical School,” 2002
  • Genevra Todd and Henry E. Meleney Memorial Award for “Outstanding Achievement During the First Two Years of Medical School,” 2003
  • American Cancer Society’s R.G. Thompson Memorial Summer Research Fellowship, 2004
    American Society of Cytopathology Foundation Resident/Fellow Scholarship, 2010

Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies:

  • College of American Pathologists (CAP)
  • American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
  • The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP)
  • American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
  • Junior Ad Hoc Member of the eJournal Committee, 2011-2012

Recent Publications or Reports:

  1. Redman R, Massoll N, Zalaznick H, Mazzaferri E.  The impact of assessing specimen adequacy and number of needle passes for fine-needle aspiration biopsy of thyroid nodules. Thyroid 16(1):55-60, 2006

  2. Jian B, Kimbrell HZ, Sepulveda A, Yu G. Lymphoepithelial cysts of the pancreas: endosonography-guided fine needle aspiration. Diagn Cytopathol. 36(9):662-5, 2008


  1. Zalaznick H, Massoll N, Redman R, Mazzaferri E. Can papillary thyroid carcinoma bilaterality be predicted?  Poster presentation at The American Thyroid Association’s national meeting, Vancouver, BC, 2004.

  2. Adamski J, Kimbrell HZ, Milone M, Lichtenwalner M, Shaw L, Hellman F.  Interpretation of methadone concentration in post-mortem vitreous humor.  Oral presentation at the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists 43rd Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, June 2008.

  3. Kimbrell HZ, Gustafson KS, Huang M, Ehya H.  Logical approach to the subclassification of non-small cell lung cancer: selective use of immunocytochemistry in cytology. Submitted for the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology national meeting in March 2011.

  4. Heintzelman R, Kimbrell HZ, Garcia FU, Chen X.  Does Cell Block Quality Need to be Sacrificed for Turn-Around Time? The Impact of Rapid Microwave Processing on Cytomorphologic and Immunohistochemical Characteristics. Poster presentation at the American Society of Cytopathology's national meeting, Baltimore, MD, 2011.

Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5224