Jennifer Cotter, MD

Pathology Director, Brain Tumor Center
Director, Center for Pathology Research Services, CHLA
Director, Neuropathology
Director, Pediatric Biorepository
Attending Physician
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Dr. Jennifer Cotter is board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology by the American Board of Pathology. She is an Associate 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

Memberships

United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology

Medical 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

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

Research Summary

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