Rachel Jug

Rachel Charlotte Jug , MB BCh BAO

Assistant Professor of Clinical


Health UC - Georgetown


COM Pathology & Lab Medicine - 0529

Professional Summary

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Specialty areas: Cytopathology, Gynecologic Pathology, Breast Pathology, Head & Neck Pathology, and Transfusion Medicine


MB BCh BAO: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Dublin, Ireland, 2009


American Board of Pathology (Anatomic and Clinical Pathology) (Certification Date: 06-13-2019 )

American Board of Pathology (Cytopathology) (Certification Date: 10-16-2020 )

Clinical Interests


Pathologic Decalcification



Pathology-Anatomic and Clinical

Research and Practice Interests

- Cytopathology, gynecologic pathology, breast pathology, head & neck pathology, and transfusion medicine


Peer Reviewed Publications

Liu, Xin; Zhao, Yue; Luedke, Catherine; Jug, Rachel; Yang, Lian-He; Lu, Mark; Pan, Zenggang; Wang, Dehua; Lorsbach, Robert; Shi, Yang; Knez, Virginia; Rehder, Catherine; Liang, Xiayuan; Wang, Endi (2021. ) Infantile leukemia-What factors determine its distinct biological nature? Clinicopathological study of 78 cases.International journal of laboratory hematology, , 43 (5 ) ,1117-1122 More Information

Parajuli, Shobha; Jug, Rachel; Ahmadi, Sara; Jiang, Xiaoyin Sara (2019. ) Hurthle cell predominance impacts results of Afirma gene expression classifier and ThyroSeq molecular panel performance in indeterminate thyroid nodules.Diagnostic cytopathology, , 47 (11 ) ,1177-1183 More Information

Jug, Rachel; Parajuli, Shobha; Ahmadi, Sara; Jiang, Xiaoyin Sara (2019. ) Negative Results on Thyroid Molecular Testing Decrease Rates of Surgery for Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules.Endocrine pathology, , 30 (2 ) ,134-137 More Information

Knez, Virginia; Liu, Xin; Schowinsky, Jeffrey; Pan, Zenggang; Wang, Dehua; Lorsbach, Robert; Lu, Chuanyi; Luedke, Catherine; Haag, Mary; Carstens, Billie; Swisshelm, Karen; Yang, Lian-He; Jug, Rachel; Wang, Endi; Liang, Xiayuan (2019. ) Clinicopathologic and genetic spectrum of infantile B-lymphoblastic leukemia: a multi-institutional study.Leukemia & lymphoma, , 60 (4 ) ,1006-1013 More Information

Luedke, Catherine; Zhao, Yue; McCracken, Jenna; Maule, Jake; Yang, Lian-He; Jug, Rachel; Galeotti, Jonathan; Siddiqi, Imran; Gong, Jerald; Lu, Chuanyi Mark; Wang, Endi (2022. ) Myeloid neoplasms in the setting of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia/chronic lymphocytic leukaemia-like disease: a clinicopathological study of 66 cases comparing cases with prior history of treatment to those without.Journal of clinical pathology, , 75 (5 ) ,292-301 More Information

Shi, Chanjuan; Jug, Rachel; Bean, Sarah M; Jeck, William R; Guy, Cynthia D (2021. ) Primary hepatic neoplasms arising in cirrhotic livers can have a variable spectrum of neuroendocrine differentiation.Human pathology, , 116 ,63-72 More Information

Wahidi, Momen M; Davidson, Kevin; Shofer, Scott; Mahmood, Kamran; Cheng, George; Giovacchini, Coral; Jones, Claudia; Jug, Rachel; Pavlisko, Elizabeth N; Wang, Xiaofei; Gu, Lin; Weimholt, Cody; Zhou, Zhongren; Chen, Alexander (2021. ) Pilot Study of the Performance of 19-G Needle in Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Aspiration for the Diagnosis and Testing of Molecular Markers in Lung Cancer.Journal of bronchology & interventional pulmonology, , 28 (3 ) ,209-214 More Information

Dorry, Michael; Davidson, Kevin; Dash, Rajesh; Jug, Rachel; Clarke, Jeffrey M; Nixon, Andrew B; Mahmood, Kamran (2021. ) Pleural effusions associated with squamous cell lung carcinoma have a low diagnostic yield and a poor prognosis.Translational lung cancer research, , 10 (6 ) ,2500-2508 More Information

Jug, Rachel; Booth, Adam L; Buckley, Anne F; Newell, Jordan; Kesterson, Joshua; Gardner, Jerad M; Ozcan, Lerna; Liu, Beiyu; Green, Cynthia L; Joseph, Lija; Cummings, Thomas J (2021. ) Multisite Quality Improvement Study of a Patient-Pathologist Consultation Program.American journal of clinical pathology, , 155 (6 ) ,887-894 More Information

Jug, Rachel; Anani, Waseem; Callum, Jeannie (2021. ) A possible case of recipient anti-neutrophil and anti-human leukocyte antigen antibody-mediated fatal reverse transfusion-related acute lung injury.Transfusion, , 61 (4 ) ,1336-1340 More Information

Al-Riyami, Arwa Z; Jug, Rachel; La Rocca, Ursula; Keshavarz, Homa; Landry, Denise; Shehata, Nadine; Stanworth, Simon J; Nahirniak, Susan (2021. ) Quality of evidence-based guidelines for platelet transfusion and use: A systematic review.Transfusion, , 61 (3 ) ,948-958 More Information

Jug, Rachel; Foo, Wen-Chi; Jones, Claudia; Ahmadi, Sara; Jiang, Xiaoyin Sara (2020. ) High-risk and intermediate-high-risk results from the ThyroSeq v2 and v3 thyroid genomic classifier are associated with neoplasia: Independent performance assessment at an academic institution.Cancer cytopathology, , 128 (8 ) ,563-569 More Information

Jug, Rachel; Bandarenko, Nicholas; Poisson, Jessica (2020. ) Management of Blood Product Market Withdrawals - A Single Institution's Process and Experience. Annals of clinical and laboratory science, , 50 (4 ) ,536-540

Jug, Rachel; Giovacchini, Coral X; Liu, Beiyu; Green, Cynthia L; Clarke, Jeffrey M; Mahmood, Kamran; Pavlisko, Elizabeth N EBUS-FNA cytologic-histologic correlation of PD-L1 immunohistochemistry in non-small cell lung cancer.Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology, , 9 (6 ) ,485-493 More Information

Jug, Rachel; Shattuck, Trisha Miller; Jiang, Xiaoyin Sara (2019. ) Enigma portal case: Phaeohyphomycosis by fine needle aspiration.Cytopathology : official journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology, , 30 (3 ) ,330-331 More Information

Jug, Rachel; Jiang, Xiaoyin Sara; Bean, Sarah M (2019. ) Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback: A Review Article and How-To Guide.Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine, , 143 (2 ) ,244-250 More Information

Ma, Shuang; Sen, Siddhartha Sen; Jug, Rachel; Zhang, Xuefeng; Zhang, Wan-Lin; Shen, Shuai; Yu, Cheng-Qian; Xu, Hong-Tao; Yang, Lian-He; Wang, Endi (2018. ) Adrenal relapse of primary central nervous system diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: A case report.Medicine, , 97 (38 ) ,e12482 More Information

Jug, Rachel C; Datto, Michael B; Jiang, Xiaoyin Sara (2018. ) Molecular testing for indeterminate thyroid nodules: Performance of the Afirma gene expression classifier and ThyroSeq panel.Cancer cytopathology, , 126 (7 ) ,471-480 More Information

Tanaka, John; Su, Pu; Luedke, Catherine; Jug, Rachel; Yang, Lian-He; Deak, Kristen; Rapisardo, Sarah; Zhang, Yang; Delos Angeles, Marc; Xie, Yi; Wang, Endi (2018. ) Composite lymphoma of follicular B-cell and peripheral T-cell types with distinct zone distribution in a 75-year-old male patient: a case study.Human pathology, , 76 ,110-116 More Information

Zhang, Wan-Lin; Ma, Shuang; Jug, Rachel; Li, Fan; Wang, Endi; Zhao, Huan-Yu; Xu, Hong-Tao; Cai, Lin; Yu, Cheng-Qian; Shen, Shuai; Yang, Lian-He (2018. ) Primary testicular natural killer/T-cell lymphoma: A CARE-case report and review of literature.Medicine, , 97 (12 ) ,e0181 More Information

Ma, Shuang; Jug, Rachel; Shen, Shuai; Zhang, Wan-Lin; Xu, Hong-Tao; Yang, Lian-He (2018. ) Marginal zone lymphoma of palatine tonsil with prominent plasmacytic differentiation: A CARE-compliant article and review of literature.Medicine, , 97 (2 ) ,e9648 More Information

Wu, Bin; Ingersoll, Kimberly; Jug, Rachel; Yang, Lian-He; Luedke, Catherine; Lo, Amanda; Su, Pu; Liu, Xin; Rehder, Catherine; Gong, Jerald; Lu, Chuanyi Mark; Wang, Endi (2017. ) Myeloid Neoplasms Following Solid Organ Transplantation: Clinicopathologic Studies of 23 Cases.American journal of clinical pathology, , 149 (1 ) ,55-66 More Information

Shen, Shuai; Chen, Miao; Jug, Rachel; Yu, Cheng-Qian; Zhang, Wan-Lin; Yang, Lian-He; Wang, Liang; Yu, Juan-Han; Lin, Xu-Yong; Xu, Hong-Tao; Ma, Shuang (2017. ) Radiological presentation of chondromyxoid fibroma in the sellar region: A CARE-compliant article and literature review.Medicine, , 96 (49 ) ,e9049 More Information

Wu, Bin; Jug, Rachel; Luedke, Catherine; Su, Pu; Rehder, Catherine; McCall, Chad; Lagoo, Anand S; Wang, Endi (2017. ) Lineage Switch Between B-Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Acute Myeloid Leukemia Intermediated by "Occult" Myelodysplastic Neoplasm: Two Cases of Adult Patients With Evidence of Genomic Instability and Clonal Selection by Chemotherapy.American journal of clinical pathology, , 148 (2 ) ,136-147 More Information

Su, Pu; Jug, Rachel; Liu, Xin; Wang, Endi (2017. ) An Epstein-Barr virus-positive classical Hodgkin lymphoma with exclusive sinusoidal growth pattern: An unusual morphologic variant.Pathology, research and practice, , 213 (6 ) ,710-712 More Information

Jug, Rachel; Jiang, Xiaoyin (2017. ) Noninvasive Follicular Thyroid Neoplasm with Papillary-Like Nuclear Features: An Evidence-Based Nomenclature Change.Pathology research international, , 2017 ,1057252 More Information

Post Graduate Training and Education

-2019 Anatomical & Clinical Pathology Residency, Duke University, , Durham, North Carolina

-2020 Cytopathology Fellowship, Duke University, , Durham, North Carolina

-2021 Transfusion Medicine Fellowship, University of Toronto, , Toronto, Canada

Contact Information

Practice - Lab Medicine Building Room 4051
3188 Bellevue Avenue
CincinnatiĀ  Ohio, 45219
Phone: 513-584-7290
Fax: 584-0906