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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address HSB 175E Zip 6823
Phone  (205) 934-7652
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Pathology   Neuropathology Associate Professor

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Molecular and Cellular Pathology Program 

Biographical Sketch 
EDUCATION: B.A., University of New Orleans, 1985 M.D., LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA - 1989 POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING: Residency in Pathology LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA - 1989-1994 Fellowship in Neuropathology University of Alabama at Birmingham - 2001-2003 BOARD CERTIFICATION: Diplomate in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology, May 1995 Diplomate in Neuropathology, American Board of Pathology, September 2007 HONORS AND AWARDS 2008 Educator of the Year, West Virginia University Department of Pathology 2007 Clinician Teacher of the Year, West Virginia University Department of Pathology 2016-2017 Leonard H. Robinson Award for Excellence in Resident Education in Anatomic Pathology, UAB Department of Pathology PREVIOUS ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS: 7/2006-8/2009 Assistant Professor, West Virginia University, Department of Pathology 8/1996-11/2005 Instructor/Assistant Professor, LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans, Department of Pathology

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Association of Neuropathologists  Active Member 
American Society for Clinical Pathology  Fellow 
College of American Pathologists  Fellow 

Research/Clinical Interest
Support of research of receptor-based interactions in the hippocampus

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Khalaf AM, Hashim MA, Alsharabati M, Fallon K, Cure JK, Pappas P, Mineishi S, Saad A. Late-onset cerebral toxoplasmosis after allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Am J Case Rep 2017;18:246-250  28280256 
Harada S, Fallon KB, Reddy A, Nabors LB. Molecular pathology: SC18-1 interesting case – actionable mutation in a case with a recurrent pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma with anaplastic features. Pathology 2014; 46 Suppl 2:S28-S29.   
Errami Y, Brim H, Oumouna-Benachour K, Oumouna M, Naura AS, Kim H, Ju J, Davis CJ, Kim JG, Ashktorab H, Fallon K, Xu M, Zhang J, Del Valle L, Boulares AH. ICAD deficiency in human colon cancer and predisposition to colon tumorigenesis: linkage to apoptosis resistance and genomic instability. PLoS One 2013;8:e57871. Epub 2013 Feb 22.  23451280 
Sung VW, Lyerly MJ, Fallon KB, Bashir K. Isolated CNS Whipple disease with normal brain MRI and false-positive CSF 14-3-3 protein: a case report and review of the literature. Brain Behav 2012;2:838-843  23170246 
Gordon AS, Fallon K, Riley KO. Meningioma interdigitated with primary central nervous system B-cell lymphoma: a case report and literature review. Surgical Neurology International 2011;2:181.  22276235 
Montjoy C, Parker J, Petsonk L, Luis T, Fallon K. Mesothelioma Review. W V Med J 2009;105:13-16  19456032 
Ibrahim M, Chitnis S, Fallon K, Roberts T. Rhinocerebral mucormycosis in a 12-year-old girl. Arch Neurol 2009; 66:272-273  19204168 
Fallon KB, Oh SJ, Palmer, CA. Intravascular malignant lymphomatosis diagnosed in both skeletal muscle and nerve biopsies. J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2002;4:78-81  19078694 
Karnsakul W, Fallon KB, Swart S. Exudative hemorrhagic duodenitis as a primary event in a child with Henoch-Schönlein purpura. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2008;6:A24  18407795 
Oumouna-Benachour K, Oumouna M, Zerfaoui M, Hans C, Fallon K, Boulares AH. Intrinsic resistance to apoptosis of colon epithelial cells is a potential determining factor in the susceptibility of the A/J mouse strain to dimethylhydrazine-induced colon tumorigenesis. Mol Carcinog 2007; 46:993-1002  17538954 
Oumouna-Benachour K, Hans CP, Suzuki Y, Naura A, Datta R, Belmadani S, Fallon K, Woods C, Boulares H. Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibition reduces atherosclerotic plaque size and promotes factors of plaque stability in apolipoprotein E–deficient mice effects on macrophage recruitment, nuclear Factor-kB nuclear translocation, and foam cell death. Circulation 2007; 115:2442-2450  17438151 
Oumouna M, Datta R, Oumouna-Benachour K, Suzuki Y, Hans C, Matthews K, Fallon K, Boulares H. Poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerase-1 inhibition prevents eosinophil recruitment by modulating Th2 cytokines in a murine model of allergic airway inflammation: a potential specific effect on IL-5. J Immunol 2006; 177: 6489-6496  17056581 
Fallon, KB, Palmer, CA, Roth, KA, Nabors, LB, Wang, W, Carpenter, M, Banerjee R, Forsyth P, Rich, K, Perry A. Prognostic value of 1p, 19q, 9p, 10q, and EGFR-FISH analyses in recurrent oligodendrogliomas. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 2004;63:314-322  15099021 
Fallon KB, Havlioglu N, Hamilton LH, Cheng TP, Carroll SL. Constitutive activation of the neuregulin-1/erbB signaling pathway promotes the proliferation of a human peripheral neuroepithelioma cell line. J Neurooncol 2004;66:273-284  15015657 
Sloop GD, Fallon KB, Zieske AW. Atherosclerotic plaque-like lesions in synthetic arteriovenous grafts: implications for atherogenesis. Atherosclerosis 2002; 160:133-139  11755930 
Robert EG, Fallon KB, Tender GC. Isolated Rosai–Dorfman disease of the sacrum. Case illustration. J Neurosurg Spine 2006; 4:425  16703914 
Hughes S, Fallon K, Aydin, F, O'Brien T, Gokden, M. Unusual presentations of hematolymphoid processes as primary central nervous system (CNS) tumors. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 2005;64:461   

Neuropathology, Brain Bank, Brain Autopsy Pathology