Michele Weir

Associate Professor

MD Queen's University

Office: LHSC-UH A3-113
Phone: (519) 685-8500 ext 36359
Fax: (519) 663-2930

Clinical Activities

Keywords: Gynecological Pathology, Cytology/Cytopatholgy, Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy, Quality Assurance.

Description of Clinical Activities: Practices Anatomical pathology with subspecialty interest and expertise in gynecologyical pathology and cytopathology, including thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy interpretation. Regional consultant in cytopathology and gynecological pathology as well.

Research Interests

Keywords: Thyroid Biopsy Terminology, Cytology Immunomarkers.

Description of Research Activities: Research interests in quality assurance initiatives; thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy reporting terminology and follow-up outcomes; and validation of new immunomakers for cytology specimens.


Selected Publications

  1. Francio, JA, Kwon, JS, Qiu, F, Weir, MM and Etler, HC. Should pre-operative pathology be used to select patients for surgical staging in endometrial cancer? Int J Gyn Cancer 2009; 19:380-4.
  2. Parfitt, JR, MacLachlin, CM and Weir, MM. Comparison of thinprep and convertional smears in salivary gland fine needle aspiration biopsies. Cancer Cytopathol 2007; 111:123-9.
  3. Chan, NG,Duggal, A, Weir, MM and Driman, DK. Pathological Reporting of colorectal cancer specimens - a retrospective survey in an academic Canadian pathology department. Can J Surg 2008; 51:284-8.

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