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Cindy McGrath, MD

Cindy McGrath, MD Physician

Director, Cytopathology
Director, Student Fellowship in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Dr. McGrath is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1998
  • Pathology - Clinical Pathology, 2014
  • Pathology - Cytopathology, 1999

Description of Clinical Expertise

Cytopathology and Surgical Pathology
Gynecologic Cytopathology and Pathology
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Testing
Fine Needle Aspiration, Performance and Interpretation
Cytopathology Quality Assurance and Improvement
Cytopathology in Personalized Diagnostics / Precision Medicine

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Society of Clinical Pathology, National American Society of Cytopathology, National College of American Pathologists, National Papanicolaou Society, National Pathology Society of Philadelphia, Local United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. McGrath is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Gynecologic Cytopathology
Liquid Based Gynecologic Cytopathology
Molecular Techniques in Cytopathology
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
HPV DNA Testing
Molecular Techniques in Cervical Cancer Screening

Selected Publications:

Shuanzheng Wei, MD, PhD; David Lieberman, MS, CGC; Jennifer J.D. Morrissette, PhD; Zubair W. Baloch, MD, PhD; David B. Roth, MD, PhD; Cindy McGrath, MD: Using “Residual” Fine Needle Aspiration Rinse and Body Fluid Specimens for Next-Generation Sequencing: An Institutional Experience Cancer Cytopathology. doi: 10.1002/cncy.21666 Online December 2015 124 : 324-329,2016.

Cindy McGrath, M.D., Annemarie Pondo, CT(ASCP), Prabodh Gupta, M.D.: Performance of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) High Risk (HR) DNA Testing in Daily Clinical Practice Cancer Cytopathology 105 (S5): 371,2005.

Ramolgola-Masire D, McGrath CM, Barnhart KT, Friedman HM, Zetola NM: Subtype distribution of human papillomavirus in HIV-infected women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasis stages 2 and 3 in Botswana. Int J Gynecol Pathol 30 (6): 591-6,2011.

McGrath CM (Gyn) Mies C, McGrath CM (Breast): Reproduction Block Pathology Lab/Small Group Sessions: Gynecologic and Breast Pathology Labs Digital Slidebox--Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Module 2 Organ Pathology; conversion of small group sessions into digital slidebox interactive program with annotations and virtual slides : 2011.

Cindy McGrath, M.D., Seth Fleisher, CT(ASCP), Terri Pasha, B.S., Prabodh Gupta, M.D.: Detection of High Risk Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA: Comparison of Hybrid Capture 2 and INFORM™ In Situ Hybridization Cancer Cytopathology 105 (S5): 371,2005.

Chou D, Ma Y, Zhang J, McGrath C, Parry S: Cytomegalovirus infection of trophoblast cells elicits an inflammatory reponse: A possible mechanism of placental dysfunction Am J Obstet Gynecol 194 (2): 535-541,2006.

Jeronis S, Vichnin M, Chu CS, McGrath C: Persistence of cervical human papillomavirus and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 1 in an inner city population J Lower Genital Tract Infection 10 (3): 182,2006.

Arechavaleta-Velasco F, Ma Y, Zhang J, McGrath CM, Parry S: Adeno-Associated Virus-2 (AAV-2) causes trophoblast dysfunction, and placental AAV-2 infection is associated with preeclampsia American Journal Of Pathology 168 (6): 1951-1959,2006.

Saqi A, Pasha TL, McGrath CM, Yu GH, Zhang, P, Gupta P.: Overexpression of p16INK4A in liquid-based specimens (SurePathÔ) as marker of cervical dysplasia and neoplasia Diagn Cytopathol 27 (6): 365-370,2002.

Dinan D, Yu GH, Zhang PJ, Nachamkin I, McGrath CM: Comparison of efficacy of diagnostic modalities in detecting Aspergillosis in non-HIV immunocompromised patients Modern Pathology 16 (1): 262-263A,2003.

McHale T, Bentz J, Rowe L, Gupta P, McGrath C: Comparison of cytologic preparations for atypical glandular cells (AGC) in cervicovaginal cytopathology: conventional smear vs. ThinPrep vs. SurePath Modern Pathology 16 (1): 75A,2003.

Coutinho S, Sahin-Kandemir C, Yu G, McGrath C: False negative rate of cervical cancer cytologic screening: comparison of conventional Papanicolaou smear to liquid-based cytology Modern Pathology 16 (1): 62A,2003.

McGrath C, Gupta P: Evaluation of the SurePath liquid-based cervical cancer screening system: direct to vial performance at a university hospital Modern Pathology 16 (1): 75A,2003.

College of American Pathologists, Spokespersons Network VNR with Dr. Cindy McGrath: New Website Has All Info Needed on Most Cancers; Video News Release on Cervical Cancer and MyBiopsy.org ThePittsburghChannel.com; WTAE; aired on evening news : 2008.

Gomez L, Ma Y, Ho CKM, McGrath CM, Nelson DB, Parry S.: Placental infections with human papilloma virus is associated with spontaneous preterm delivery. J Soc Gynecol Invest 11 : 298A,2004.

Bentz JS, Rowe LR, Anderson SR, Gupta PK, McGrath CM: Rapid detection of the t(11;14) translocation in mantle cell lymphoma by two-color interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization on archival cytopathologic material Cancer Cytopathology 102 (2): 124-131,2004.

Acs G, Zhang PJ, McGrath CM, Acs P, McBroom J, Mohyeldin A, Liu S, Lu H, Verma A: Hypoxia-inducible erythropoietin signaling in squamous dysplasia and squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix and its potential role in cervical carcinogenesis and tumor progression American Journal of Pathology 162 : 1789-1806,2003.

Bentz JS, Rowe LR, Anderson SR, Gupta PK, McGrath CM: Rapid detection of the t(14;18) translocation in follicular lymphoma by two-color interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization on archival cytopathologic material Modern Pathology 16 (1): 59-60A,2003.

McGrath C, McHale T, Rowe L, Gupta P, Bentz J: Comparison of cytologic preparations for atypical squamous cells (ASC) in cervicovaginal cytopathology: conventional smear vs. ThinPrep vs. SurePath Modern Pathology 16 (1): 75A,2003.

Bentz JS, Rowe LR, Anderson SR, Gupta PK, McGrath CM: Rapid detection of the t(11;14) translocation in mantle cell lymphoma by two-color interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization on archival cytopathologic material Modern Pathology 16 (1): 59A,2003.

McGrath CM, Rowe LR, Gupta PK, Bentz JS: Comparison of cytologic preparations in cervicovaginal cytopathology: conventional smear vs. ThinPrep vs. AutoCyte PREP Acta Cytologica 46 (5): 958,2002.

McGrath CM: ASCUS in Papanicolaou smears: the problems, controversies, and potential future directions Am J Clin Pathol Pathology Patterns 117 : S62-S75,2002.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
6 Founders Pavilion
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Phone: (215) 662-3209

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