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Anja Roden, MD

Dr. Anja C. Roden is Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and is a board certified Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist with special interest in thoracic and surgical pathology. 


Dr. Roden did her medical training at the Humboldt University in Berlin and Technical University in Dresden, Germany. After training in general surgery and working in basic immunology science she completed her anatomic and clinical pathology residency, surgical pathology fellowship, and pulmonary Mayo Clinic scholarship at Mayo Clinic Rochester, US. Subsequently, she joined the staff of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN, USA contributing to thoracic pathology, surgical pathology, and autopsy. Dr. Roden also serves as the Medical Director of the Immunostains Laboratory and as the Pulmonary Pathology Fellowship Director of Mayo Clinic Rochester. 


Dr. Roden focuses her research on mediastinal neoplasms, malignant mesotheliomas, biomarkers, interstitial lung diseases, and pulmonary transplant pathology. She published her work in over 140 peer-reviewed manuscript, wrote more than 30 book chapters on mediastinal, pulmonary and mesothelial neoplasms and non-neoplastic lung disease, was involved in the 2021 WHO of thoracic tumors, and was the co-editor of the books “Mediastinal Lesions. Diagnostic Pearls for Interpretation of Small Biopsies and Cytology” and “Pulmonary Pathology. An Atlas and Text”. She also has been an invited speaker on these topics in national and international meetings and congresses. Following her interests she chairs the thymic carcinoma and mediastinal working groups of the International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group, is active in the International Society of the Study of Lung Cancer and Pulmonary Pathology Society and is a member of an International Mesothelioma Panel and an International Virtual Thymoma Panel, and the Immunohistochemistry Committee of the College of American Pathologists. For her work she was the recipient of the President’s Pulmonary Pathology Society Innovation Award in 2017 and the Best Author Award 2020 of Pathology Outlines.

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