Pediatric Pathologist
Attending Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology (Clinician Educator), Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Nick Shillingford is a pediatric pathologist with subspecialty training in gastrointestinal pathology and is on staff in the Department of Pathology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

He is also an assistant professor of pathology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He is Board-Certified in anatomic pathology and board eligible in pediatric pathology.

Nick is a member of the Society for Pediatric Pathology where he sits on the slide selection subcommittee of the education committee.

Clinical Interests

General pediatric surgical pathology, Gastrointestinal and liver pathology, Solid tumors. Autopsy pathology


Medical School: 

Higher Institute of Medical Sciences, Villa Clara, Cuba


Port of Spain General Hospital and Eric Williams Medical Sciences Center, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago


State University of New York, Downstate Medical Sciences Center/University Hospital of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York


Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Gastrointestinal/Surgical Pathology, Providence, Rhode Island



Anatomic Pathology, Pediatric Pathology - American Board of Pathology

Professional Memberships: 
  • Society for Pediatric Pathology
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathologists
  • College of American Pathologists
  • Sociedad Latinoamericana de Patologia
  • Los Angeles Society of Pathology

Poster of Distinction, Harvard Medical School, Pathology Annual Retreat (for clinical, translational and basic science research), Boston, Massachusetts, May 3, 2013 Honors, Higher Institute of Medical Sciences, Villa Clara, Cuba, Medical Degree, 2003

Other Information


1: Shillingford NM, Calicchio ML, Teot LA, Boyd T, Kurek KC, Goldsmith JD,
Bousvaros A, Perez-Atayde AR, Kozakewich HP. Villin immunohistochemistry is a reliable method for diagnosing microvillus inclusion disease. Am J Surg Pathol. 2015 Feb;39(2):245-50. PubMed PMID: 25517957.

2: Gutierrez IM, Fisher JG, Ben-Ishay O, Jones BA, Kang KH, Hull MA, Shillingford N, Zurakowski D, Modi BP, Jaksic T. Citrulline levels following proximal versus distal small bowel resection. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 May;49(5):741-4. Epub 2014 Feb 22. PubMed PMID: 24851760.

3: Brastianos PK, Taylor-Weiner A, Manley PE, Jones RT, Dias-Santagata D, Thorner AR, Lawrence MS, Rodriguez FJ, Bernardo LA, Schubert L, Sunkavalli A, Shillingford N, Calicchio ML, Lidov HG, Taha H, Martinez-Lage M, Santi M, Storm PB, Lee JY, Palmer JN, Adappa ND, Scott RM, Dunn IF, Laws ER Jr, Stewart C, Ligon KL, Hoang MP, Van Hummelen P, Hahn WC, Louis DN, Resnick AC, Kieran MW, Getz G, Santagata S. Exome sequencing identifies BRAF mutations in papillary craniopharyngiomas. Nat Genet. 2014 Feb;46(2):161-5. Epub 2014 Jan 12. PubMed PMID: 24413733; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3982316.

4: Lu S, Mukkada VA, Mangray S, Cleveland K, Shillingford N, Schorl C, Brodsky AS, Resnick MB. MicroRNA profiling in mucosal biopsies of eosinophilic esophagitis patients pre and post treatment with steroids and relationship with mRNA targets. PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e40676. Epub 2012 Jul 16. PubMed PMID: 22815788; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3398046.

Research Interests: 

Congenital disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. Inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. Pediatric solid tumors

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