Assistant Professor

Department of Pathology

University of Colorado Denver

12605 East 16th Avenue

Mailstop F768

Aurora, CO 80045

E-mail: zenggang.pan@ucdenver.edu

Office: (720) 848-7052 


Career Interests



 Academic hematopathology and surgical pathology

 Lymphoma/leukemia classification and research

 Medical education

 Updated: 01/2017                               


07/2011 – 06/2012

Fellowship Training, Hematopathology

Department of Pathology

City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California

     07/2010 – 06/2011

Fellowship Training, General Surgical Pathology

Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama, USA

     07/2006 – 06/2010

Residency Training, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Department of Pathology, Creighton University Medical Center

Omaha, Nebraska, USA

    08/2000 – 06/2006

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Advisor: Dr. Wing-Chung (John) Chan

Center for Leukemia and Lymphoma Research

Department of Pathology and Microbiology

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

    08/1997 – 07/2000

Pathology Resident, Teaching Assistant, Lymphoma Research and Diagnosis

Advisor: Dr. Zifen Gao

Laboratory for Lymphoma Diagnosis and Research

Department of Pathology

Peking University Health Science Center (Beijing Medical University)

    02/1996 – 07/1997

Elective Rotation for Lymphoma Research

Advisor: Dr. Zifen Gao

Laboratory for Lymphoma Diagnosis and Research

Department of Pathology

Peking University Health Science Center (Beijing Medical University)

    08/1992 – 07/1997

Bachelor of Medicine (MD)

Peking University Health Science Center (Beijing Medical University)

Beijing, China




  • Zenggang Pan, Shimin Hu, Min Li, Yi Zhou, Young S. Kim, Vishnu Reddy, Zifen Gao, Huan-You Wang, Ji Yuan. ALK-positive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: A clinicopathologic study of 26 cases with review of additional 108 cases in the literature. American Journal of Surgical Pathology. 2017 January;41(1):25-38

  • Liqun Yin, Jie Xu, Min Li, Vishnu Reddy, Quan Zhou, Huanxin Liu, Peiguo Chu, Qianyun Zhang, Qin Huang, Zifen Gao, Huanyou Wang, Xiayuan Liang, and Zenggang Pan. Bob1 and Oct2 Expression in Lineage Determination of B-Cell Lymphomas Negative for Conventional B-Cell Markers. Histopathology. 2016 November;69(5):775-783

  • Bradley M. Haverkos, Zenggang Pan, Alejandro A. Gru, Aharon G. Freud, Rachel Rabinovitch, Meng Welliver, Brad Otto, Carlos Barrionuevo, Robert A. Baiocchi, Rosemary Rochford , and Pierluigi Porcu Extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma (ENKTL): an update on epidemiology, clinical presentation, and natural history in North American and European cases. Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports. 2016 December;11(6):514-527

  • Zenggang Pan, Jiehao Zhou. IgG4-related lymphadenopathy: a potentially under- and over-diagnosed entity. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology (Review Article. Accepted, 06/20/16)

  • Poomy Pandey, Satyanarayana Rachagani, Srustidhar Das, Parthasarathy Seshacharyulu, Yuri Sheinin, Naava Naslavsky, Zenggang Pan, Brittney L. Smith, Haley L. Peters, Prakash Radhakrishnan, Nicole R. McKenna, Sai Srinivas Panapakkam Giridharan, Dhanya Haridas, Sukhwinder Kaur, Michael A. Hollingsworth, Richard G. MacDonald, Jane L. Meza, Steve Caplan, Surinder K. Batra, and Joyce C. Solheim. Amyloid precursor-like protein 2 (APLP2) affects the actin cytoskeleton and increases pancreatic cancer growth and metastasis. Oncotarget. 2015 Feb 10;6(4):2064-207

  • Zenggang Pan, Yuanyuan Chen, Xiaojun Wu, Vijay Trisal, Sharon Wilczynski, Peiguo Chu, Huiqing Wu. Merkel Cell Carcinoma of Lymph Node with Unknown Primary Has a Significant Lower Association with Merkel Cell Polyomavirus Than Its Cutaneous Counterpart. Modern Pathology 2014 Sep;27(9):1182-1192

  • Zenggang Pan, Qingmei Xie, Susan Repertinger, Bill G. Richendollar, Wing C. Chan, and Qin Huang. Plasmablastic Lymphomas Directly Transformed from Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia with Newly Acquired C-Myc Gene Rearrangement. Human Pathology. 2013 October;44(10):2139-2148.

  • Zenggang Pan, William Grizzle, and Omar Hameed. Immunohistochemical Expression of Renal Markers in Matched Primary and Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinomas. American Journal of Clinical Pathology. 2013 September;140(3):410-418.

  • Zenggang Pan, Qianyun Zhang, Zhengbin Lu, Tobi Quinto, Igor B. Rozenvald, Lanting Liu, David Wilson, Vishnu Reddy, Huanyou Wang, Yongsheng Ren. Extracavitary KSHV-Associated Large B-Cell Lymphoma: A Distinct Entity or a Subtype of Primary Effusion Lymphoma? Study of 9 Cases and Review of Additional 43 Cases. American Journal of Surgical Pathology. 2012 August;36(8):1129-1140.

  • Haley L. Peters, Amit Tuli, Xiaojian Wang, Cuiling Liu, Zenggang Pan, Michel M, Ouellette, Michael A. Hollingsworth, Richard G. MacDonald, and Joyce C. Solheim. Relevance of amyloid precursor-like protein 2 C-terminal fragments in pancreatic cancer cells. International Journal of Oncology. 2012 October;41(4):1464-1474

  • Zenggang Pan, Yulei Shen, Baosheng Ge, Cheng Du, Timothy McKeithan, Wing C. Chan. Studies of a Germinal Center B-cell Expressed Gene, GCET2, Suggest its Role as a Membrane Associated Adapter Protein. British Journal of Hematology. 2007 June; 137(6):578-590.

  • Christine P. Hans, Dennis D. Weisenburger, Timothy C. Greiner, Wing C. Chan, Patricia Aoun, Gregory T. Cochran, Zenggang Pan, Lynette M. Smith, James C. Lynch, Robert Gregory Bociek, Philip J. Bierman, Julie M. Vose and James O. Armitage. Expression of PKC-beta or Cyclin D2 Predicts for Inferior Survival in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma. Modern Pathology. 2005 October; 18(10):1377-1384.

  • Christine P. Hans, Dennis D. Weisenburger, Timothy C. Greiner, Randy D. Gascoyne, Jan Delabie, German Ott, H. Konrad Müller-Hermelink, Elias Campo, Rita M. Braziel, Elaine S. Jaffe, Zenggang Pan, Pedro Farinha, Lynette M. Smith, Brunangelo Falini, Alison H. Banham, Andreas Rosenwald, Louis M. Staudt, Joseph M. Connors, James O. Armitage, and Wing C. Chan. Confirmation of the Molecular Classification of Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma by Immunohistochemistry Using a Tissue Microarray. Blood. 2004 January 1; 103(1):275-282.

  • Zenggang Pan, Yulei Shen, Cheng Du, Guimei Zhou, Andreas Rosenwald, Louis M. Staudt, Timothy C. Greiner, Timothy W. McKeithan and Wing C. Chan. Two Newly Characterized Germinal Center B-Cell Associated Genes, GCET1 and GCET2, Have Differential Expression in Normal and Neoplastic B-cells. The American Journal of Pathology. 2003 July; 163(1):135-144.

  • Zifen Gao, Fen Jiang, Zenggang Pan. P53 Gene Mutation and EBV Associated Nasopharyngeal T-Cell Lymphoma. The Chinese Journal of Clinical Oncology. 1999 November; 26(6); 429-432.

  • Zifen Gao, Faith Ho, Zenggang Pan. Comparative Studies of Nasopharyngeal B-Cell Lymphomas in Hong Kong and Beijing. Journal of Beijing Medical University. 1999 February; 31(2):42-44.

  • Zifen Gao, Honghai Wang, Zenggang Pan. Investigation of the Clinicopathologic Features, Immunophenotype and Epstein - Barr virus Infection of the Upper Respiratory Tract Lymphomas. The Chinese Journal of Pathology. 1998 August; 27(4):251-254.


  Sanjana Mehrotra, Zenggang Pan. Fine needle aspiration cytology of histiocytic sarcoma with dendritic cell differentiation: A case of transdifferentiation from low-grade follicular lymphoma. Diagnostic Cytopathology 2015 Aug;43(8):659-663.

  Kathryn D. Matney, Lynne Meltesen, Karen Swisshelm, Zenggang Pan. Novel Report of a Clonal Myeloproliferative Disorder with Prominent Histiocytic Differentiation. Ann Clin Pathol 2014; 2(5): 1034.

  Zenggang Pan, Warren G. Sanger, Julia A. Bridge, William J. Hunter, Gene P. Siegal and Shi Wei. A Novel t(6;13)(q15;q34) in a Giant Cell Reparative Granuloma. Human Pathology. 2012 June;43(6):952-957.

  Shi Wei*, Zenggang Pan*, Gene P. Siegal, Thomas S. Winokur, Andrew J. Carroll, Darshana Jhala Complex analysis of a recurrent pleomorphic hyalinizing angiectatic tumor of soft parts. Human Pathology. 2012 January ;43(1):121-6. (*Equal contribution)

  Zenggang Pan, Kirby I. Bland, Shi Wei. Composite Cutaneous Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis and Atypical Vascular Lesion After Radiation for Breast Carcinoma: Can Radiation Induce Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis? Dermatology Online Journal. 2011 December; 15;17(12):6

  Zenggang Pan, Susan Repertinger, Ronald Leonard, Chhanda Bewtra, Zoran Gatalica, Poonam Sharma. Cervical and Endometrial Metastases of Appendiceal Goblet Cell Carcinoid. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. 2010 May; 134(5): 776-780

  Zenggang Pan, Sanjeev Sharma, Poonam Sharma. Primary Langerhans' Cell Histiocytosis of the Vulva: A Rare Disease in an Unusual Location. Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology. 2009 January; 52 (1): 65-68.

  Peyman Borghei, Zenggang Pan, Lincoln Berland. Peritumoral Steatosis in Metastatic "Non-functioning" Neuroendocrine Tumor of the Pancreas. Clinical Radiology.

  Zenggang Pan, Susan Repertinger, Caishu Deng, Poonam Sharma. A Giant Cystic Pheochromocytoma from the Adrenal Gland. Endocrine Pathology. 2008 Summer; 19(2):133-138.

  Zenggang Pan, Daniel Albertson, Amardip Bhuller, Bo Wang, James M. Shehan, and Deba P. Sarma. An Angiosarcoma of the Scalp Mimicking a Sebaceous Cyst. Dermatology Online Journal. 2008; 14 (6): 13.

  Zenggang Pan, Bo Wang. Anaplastic Carcinoma of the Pancreas Associated with a Mucinous Cystic Adenocarcinoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Journal of the Pancreas. 2007; 8(6)

  Shuping Shi, Zifen Gao, Zenggang Pan. Multifocal Cutaneous Angiocentric Lymphoma. Chinese Journal of Pathology. 1997 March; 26(3); 164.