Michael J. Becich, MD, PhD

Room 521
5607 Baum Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Phone: 
412-648-9244
Cel: 
412-606-6453
Fax: 
412-624-5310
Admin Support: 
Research Interests: 

   • Translational Bioinformatics
   • Pathology Informatics
   • Oncology Informatics
   • Tissue Banking Informatics
   • Research Resource Development
   • Personalized Medicine

Appointments and Positions: 

Chairman, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Professor of Pathology, Information Sciences/Telecommunications and Clinical/Translational Sciences
Associate Director for Cancer Informatics, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)
Associate Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Biomedical Informatics Training Program Core Faculty

Publications: 

Amin W, Srinivasan M, Song SY, Parwani AV, Becich MJUse of automated image analysis in evaluation of mesothelioma Tissue Microarray (TMA) from National Mesothelioma Virtual Bank. Pathology Research and Practice 2014 Feb. 210(2) 79-82. doi: 10.1016/j.prp.2013.09.002 Epub 2013 Nov 14.

Risinger JI, Allard J, Chandran U, Day R, Chandramouli GV, Miller C, Zahn C, Oliver J, Litzi T, Marcus C, Dubil E, Byrd K, Cassablanca Y, Becich M, Berchuck A, Darcy KM, Hamilton CA, Conrads TP, Maxwell GL. Gene expression analysis of early stage endometrial cancers reveals unique transcripts associated with grade and histology but not depth of invasion. Front Oncol. 2013 Jun 17;3:139. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2013.00139. Print 2013. PMID: 23785665

Park S, Parwani AV, Aller RD, Banach L, Becich MJ, Borkenfeld S, Carter AB, Friedman BA, Rojo MG, Georgiou A, Kayser G, Kayser K, Legg M, Naugler C, Sawai T, Weiner H, Winsten D, Pantanowitz L. The history of pathology informatics: A global perspective. J Pathol Inform. 2013 May 30;4:7. doi: 10.4103/2153-3539.112689

Lee RE, McClintock DS, Balis UJ, Baron JM, Becich MJ, Beckwith BA, Brodsky VB, Carter AB, Dighe AS, Haghighi M, Hipp JD, Henricks WH, Kim JY, Klepseis VE, Kuo FC, Lane WJ, Levy BP, Onozato ML, Park SL, Sinard JH, Tuthill MJ, Gilbertson JR. Pathology informatics fellowship retreats: The use of interactive scenarios and case studies as pathology informatics teaching tools. J Pathol Inform. 2012;3:41. doi: 10.4103/2153-3539.103995. Epub 2012 Nov 28. PMID: 23248762

Amin W, Parwani A, Melamed J, Flores R, Pennathur A, Valdivieso F, Whelan N, Landreneau R, Luketich J, Feldman M, Pass H, and Becich MJNational Mesothelioma Virtual Bank: A Platform for Collaborative Research and Mesothelioma Biobanking Resource to Support Translational Research. Lung Cancer International, Volume 2013, Article ID 765748.

Gullapalli RR, Desai KV, Santana-Santos L, Kant JA, Becich MJNext generation sequencing in clinical medicine: Challenges and lessons for pathology and biomedical informatics. J Pathol Inform. 2012;3:40. doi: 10.4103/2153-3539.103013. Epub 2012 Oct 31. PMID:  23248761

Gullapalli RR, Lyons-Weiler M, Petrosko P, Dhir R, Becich MJ, LaFramboise WA. Clinical integration of next-generation sequencing technology. Clin Lab Med. 2012 Dec;32(4):585-99. doi: 10.1016/j.cll.2012.07.005. Review. PMID: 23078661

Jiang X, Barmada MM, Becich MJEvaluating de novo locus-disease discoveries in GWAS using the signal-to-noise ratio. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2011;2011:617-24. Epub 2011 Oct 22. PMID: 22195117 

Jiang X, Barmada MM, Cooper GF, Becich MJA bayesian method for evaluating and discovering disease loci associations. PLoS One. 2011;6(8):e22075. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0022075. Epub 2011 Aug 10.

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