Neuropathologist
Director of Pediatric Biorepository
Attending Physician
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Dr. Jennifer Cotter is board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology by the American Board of Pathology. She is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology at the USC Keck School of Medicine. Her major areas of research interest include human fetal neurodevelopment and perinatal brain injury, including germinal matrix hemorrhage.

Education

Medical School: 

Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Residency: 

University of California, San Francisco (Anatomic Pathology)

Fellowship: 

University of California, San Francisco (Neuropathology)

Accomplishments

Certification: 

American Board of Pathology: Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology

Professional Memberships: 

United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology

Awards: 

Honorable Mention, M.T. Moore Award, Best presentation dealing with Clinicopathologic correlations, American Association of Neuropathologists Annual Meeting (2013)
Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Fellow, UCSF Department of Anatomic Pathology Residents and Fellows (2014)
M.T. Moore Award, Best presentation dealing with Clinicopathologic correlations, American Association of Neuropathologists Annual Meeting (2014)
Richard C. Davis Trainee Travel Award, American Association of Neuropathologists Annual Meeting (2015)

Publications: 

Yu JP, Wilson DM, Chang EF, Cotter J, Perry A, Mahindra A, Glastonbury CM. Isolated intracerebral light chain deposition disease: novel imaging and pathologic findings. Clin Imaging 38(6):868-7, 2014. 25084689

Gelfand JM, Cotter J, Klingman J, Huang EJ, Cree BA. Massive CNS monocytic infiltration at autopsy in an alemtuzumab‐treated patient with NMO. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 1(3):e34, 2014. 25340086

Gastelum E, Sear K, Hills N, Roddy E, Randazzo D, Chettout N, Hess C, Cotter J, Haas‐Kogan DA, Fullerton H, Mueller S. Rates and characteristics of radiographically detected intracerebral cavernous malformations after cranial radiation therapy in pediatric cancer patients. J Child Neurol. 30(7):842-9, 2015. 25122111

Breshears JD, Ivan ME, Cotter J, Bollen AW, Theodosopolous PV, Berger MS. Primary glioblastoma of the trigeminal nerve root entry zone: case report. J Neurosurg. 122(1):78‐81, 2015. 25380115

Ng ASL, Kramer J, Cotter J, Centurion A, Dalmau J, Huang EJ, Geschwind, MD. Clinico‐pathological correlation in adenylate kinase 5 autoimmune limbic encephalitis. J Neuroimmunol. 287:31-5, 2015. 26439959

Research Interests: 

human fetal neurodevelopment; perinatal brain injury, including germinal matrix hemorrhage

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