Sarah E. Starnes, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pathology
Pediatric Pathology


Education

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, M.D., 2009

Certifications

Missouri Medical License, active, June, 2014 to present
American Board of Pathology, Diplomate in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology, July, 2014 to July 2024
Pediatric Pathology, September, 2016

Research Interests

Perinatal and placental pathology; umbilical cord physiology and pathology; medical renal pathology and developmental urogenital anomalies; disorders of sex development; pathologist involvement in patient, family, and physician education; undergraduate and graduate medical education; occupational/workplace psychology in the laboratory setting

Publications

PubMed Listing

Hackman S, Calvey L, Bernreuter K, Mark MW, Starnes SE, Batanian J. Cryptic insertion of 3’FOXO1 into inverted chromosome 2q in the presence of two normal 13’s in a patient with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma characterized by chromosomes, FISH and a-CGH revealing 13 small interstitial duplications. Journal of Cancer Genetics 2015. (in press)

Abstract and poster presentation, Truman Student Research Conference (April 2005, Kirksville, MO): Starnes SE, Brunsman DL, Akins J, Burden A, Douglas RN, Eddy J, O'Neal E, Schmidt, BA, Spencer C, Shinn GL. Using electron microscopy to study the minute male parts of freshwater Physid snails.

Mentored Professional Enrichment Experience (MPEE) Project and oral platform presentation (August 2006, Springfield, IL and Stuttgart, Germany): Starnes SE, Robinson S. Functional status comparison of nursing home residents in the United States and Germany.

Abstract and poster presentation, USCAP annual meeting (Mar. 1-7, 2014, San Diego, CA): Starnes SE, Fitchev P, Thorpe C, Vlastos E, Mehra S, Cornwell M, Crawford SE. Clinical co-morbidities, ablative site placental calcification, and vascular remodeling in twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome with and without selective fetoscopic laser photocoagulation (SFLP).

Abstract and platform oral presentation, Saint Louis University Pediatric Science Day (Apr. 3, 2014, St. Louis, MO): Starnes SE. Clinical co-morbidities, ablative site placental calcification, and vascular remodeling in twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome with and without selective fetoscopic laser photocoagulation (SFLP).

Abstract and poster presentation, Saint Louis University Pediatric Science Day (Apr. 3, 2014, St. Louis, MO): Namin A, Starnes SE, Plikaitis C. Pediatric pseudoaneurysm with a variable history of antecedent trauma.

Abstract and poster presentation, USCAP annual meeting (Mar. 21-27, 2015, Boston, MA): Starnes SE, Fitchev P, Thorpe C, Vlastos E, Mehra S, Cornwell M, Crawford SE. Maternal metabolic abnormalities and dynamic ablative site placental remodeling in twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome with and without selective fetoscopic laser photocoagulation (SFLP).

Honors and Awards

Landecker Award
Illinois General Assembly Scholarship, July 2007-June 2008
Resident of the Quarter, July 2012-September 2012

Professional Organizations and Associations

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Christian Medical and Dental Society (CMDA)
College of American Pathologists (CAP)
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP)