Director of Autopsy and Perinatal Pathology
Staff Neuropathologist
Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Dr. Linda Szymanski is the Director of Autopsy and Perinatal Pathology. She holds an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology appointment at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on autopsy pathology.


Medical School: 

Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine


Wayne State University-Henry Ford Hospital, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology


New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator, University of New Mexico, Forensic Pathology

Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Pediatric Pathology

Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center, Neuropathology



American Board of Pathology: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Forensic Pathology, Pediatric Pathology, Neuropathology


Pimental JD, Szymanski LJ, Meier FA, and Samuel LP. Discordant Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B streptococcus) gestational infection in monochorionic/diamniotic and dichorionic/diamniotic twins: Two fatal cases and review of the literature. Fetal Pediatr Pathol. 31(3):176-83, June 2012.

Szymanski LJ, Aurelius MB, Szymanski SA, Lathrop SL. Suicidal drug overdoses in New Mexico: A 5-year retrospective review. J Forensic Sci, 61(3):661-5. May 2016.

Szymanski LJ, See K-Y, Gokoffski K, Barger M, Hu, et al. Treatment of multifocal central nervous system AIDS-related Epstein Barr virus-associated malignant myopericytoma with bevacizumab. Radiology of Infectious Diseases, 4(3):121-127, 2017.

Szymanski LJ, Sibug Saber M, Kim J, Go J, Zada, et al. Quadruple neoplasms following radiation therapy for congenital bilateral retinoblastomas. Ocul Oncol Pathol. 4(1):33-37, doi: 10.1159/000477410. Dec. 2017.

Cotter JA, Szymanski LJ, Karimov C, Boghossian L, Margol A, et al. Transmission of a TP53 germline mutation from unaffected male carrier associated with pediatric glioblastoma in his child and gestational choriocarcinoma in his female partner. Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud. 2;4(2).

Tan SY, Szymanski LJ, Galliani C, Parham D, Zambrano E. Solitary fibrous tumors in pediatric patients: a rare and potentially overdiagnosed neoplasm, confirmed by STAT6 immunohistochemistry. Pediatr Dev Pathol. (4):389-400, doi: 10.1177/1093526617745431, July-Aug. 2018.

Szymanski LJ, Molas-Torreblanca K, Bawab R, Kim E, et al. Bronchial mucoepidermoid carcinoma with the classic MAML2 gene rearrangement in a 2-year-old boy. Pediatr Dev Pathol. (5):480-485. doi: 10.1177/1093526617707855, Sept.-Oct. 2018.

Tu A, Robinson A, Melamed E, Buchanan I, Hariri O, Harish B, Szymanski LJ, Krieger M. Proliferative index in pediatric pilocytic astrocytoma by region of origin and prediction of clinical behavior. Pediatr Neurosurg.53(6):395-400. doi: 10.1159/000490466, Nov. 14, 2018.

Research Interests: 

Autopsy Pathology

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