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Phone  205-975-4696
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Undergraduate  University of California, San Diego    2000  B.S. 
Medical School  Medical College of Wisconsin    2005  M.D. 
Residency  University of Rochester    2012  Anatomic pathology 
Fellowship  University of Rochester    2013  General Surgical Pathology 
Fellowship  Johns Hopkins University    2014  GU Surgical Pathology 

American Board of Pathology: Anatomic Pathology  2012 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Pathology   Anatomic Pathology Associate Professor
Secondary  Urology   Urology Chair Office Assistant Professor
Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center Associate Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Jennifer Gordetsky, MD, is an associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, departments of Pathology and Urology where she specializes in urological pathology and is active in translational research. Dr. Gordetsky took an unconventional pathway in her training, completing four years of a urology residency at the University of Rochester prior to completing a second residency in pathology followed by a fellowship in general surgical pathology. She completed a second fellowship in urological surgical pathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her strong clinical background in urology has played a major role in the successful design of many translational research projects. In addition to her research efforts, Dr. Gordetsky is devoted to resident and medical student education. In 2013 she published a book on urological pathology (Gordo's Guide to GU Pathology) designed to be a resource for residents and medical students . She is Director of the Reproductive module at the University of Alabama, School of Medicine, where she implemented new case-based learning strategies to the teaching of reproductive pathology. She has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards and in 2015 she was presented with the Leonard H. Robinson Award for Excellence in Resident Education in Anatomic Pathology by the University of Alabama as well as the School of Medicine Deanís Research Award. Dr. Gordetsky is an outstanding academician in urological pathology. She is a member of the International Society of Urological Pathology, the American Urological Association, and has more than 50 scientific publications to her credit. She has made multiple presentations at meetings of the American Urological Association, the College of American Pathologists, and the United States and Canadian Association of Pathologists. In addition to her research in urological pathology, Dr. Gordetsky has been actively involved in research regarding the history of medicine. She has published multiple articles and book chapters in this field and has been an invited speaker both nationally and internationally to present on the history of medicine.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Urological Association  Member   
College of American Pathologists  Member   
Phi Beta Kappa Society  Member   
The International Society of Urological Pathology  Member   
United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology  Member   

Research/Clinical Interest
Associate Professor
Urological oncology

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Kukreja JE., Gordetsky J, Cubillos J, Mevorach RA., Rabinowitz R, Hulbert WC. Aggressive Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor of the Urinary Bladder in Children. Ped Urol Case Rep. 2014; 1(4): 29-34.   
So JS, Gordetsky J, Epstein JI. Variant of prostatic adenocarcinoma with Paneth cell-like neuroendocrine differentiation readily misdiagnosed as Gleason pattern 5. Hum Pathol. 2014; 45(12): 2388-93.   
Gordetsky J, Rabinowitz R. Sir Henry Thompson: Royal Stones. Urology. 2014; 84(4): 737-9.   
Gordetsky, J, Epstein, J I. Ureteral and Urethral Frozen Sections During Radical Cystectomy: An analysis of Denudation and Atypia. Urology. 2014; 84(3): 619-23.   
Gordetsky, J, Epstein, J I. Pseudopapillary Features in Prostatic Adenocarcinoma Mimicking Urothelial Carcinoma: A Diagnostic Pitfall. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014; 38(7): 941-5.   
Gordetsky J, Westesson K, Rabinowitz R, O'Brien J. Wine and Honey: the Oldest of Medicines
J Nephrol. 2013; 26(Suppl. 22): 192-197.
Kakiuchi Y, Choy B, Gordetsky J, Izumi K, Wu G, Rashid H, Joseph JV, Miyamoto H. Role of frozen section analysis of surgical margins during robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: a 2,608-case experience. Hum Pathol. 2013; 44(8): 1556-62.   
Gordetsky, J., Rashid, H., and Katzman, P. Juxtarenal Wilms Tumor in an Adolescent. Urology. 2012; 80(4): 922-4.   
Choy, B., Gordetsky, J., and Miyamoto, H. Clinicopathologic features of prostate cancer in patients diagnosed by age 45 who underwent radical prostatectomy. Eur Urol. 2012; 62(2): 354-5.   
Izumi, K., Li, Y., Zheng, Y., Gordetsky, J., Yao, J.L., and Miyamoto, H. Seminal plasma proteins in prostatic carcinoma: increased nuclear semenogelin I expression is a predictor of biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy. Hum Pathol. 2012; 43(11): 199-2000.    
Subik, M.K., Gordetsky, J., Yao, J.L., di Sant'Agnese, P.A., and Miyamoto, H. Frozen section assessment in testicular and paratesticular lesions suspicious for malignancy: its role in preventing unnecessary orchiectomy. Hum Pathol. 2012; 43(9): 1514-9.   
Choy, B., Gordetsky, J., Varghese, M., Lloyd, G.L., Wu, G., and Miyamoto, H. Mixed Epithelial and Stromal Tumor of the Kidney in a 14-Year-Old Boy. Urol Int. 2012; 88(2): 247-8.   
Gordetsky, J., van Wijngaarden, E., and O'Brien J. Redefining abnormal follicle-stimulating hormone in the male infertility population. BJU Int. 2012; 110(4): 568-72.   
Gordetsky, J., Scosyrev, E., Rashid, H., Wu, G., Silvers, C., Golijanin, D., Messing, E.M., and Yao, J.L. Identifying additional lymph nodes in radical cystectomy lymphadenectomy specimens. Mod Pathol. 2012; 25(1): 140-4.    
Gordetsky, J., Findeis-Hosey, J., Erturk, E., Messing, E.M., Yao, J.L., and Miyamoto, H. Role of frozen section analysis of testicular/paratesticular fibrous pseudotumours: a five-case experience. Can Urol Assoc J. 2011; 5(4): E47-51.   
Canacci, A.M., Izumi, K., Zheng, Y., Gordetsky, J., Yao, J.L., and Miyamoto, H. Expression of semenogelins I and II and its prognostic significance in human prostate cancer. Prostate. 2011l; 71(10): 1108-14.   
Gordetsky, J., Bendana, E., O'Brien, J., and Rabinowitz R. (Almost) painless surgery: a historical review of the evolution of intraurethral anesthesia in urology. Urology. 2011; 77(1): 12-6.   
Gordetsky, J., Westesson, K., Rabinowitz, R., and O’Brien, J. Wine and the Treatment of Genito-Urinary Disease: From Antiquity to Modern Times. Can J Urol. 2010; 17(1): 4584-4588.   
Gordetsky, J., Rabinowitz, R., and O'Brien, J. The “Infertility” of Catherine de Medici and its Influence on 16th Century France. Can J Urol. 2009; 16(2): 4584-4588.   
Gordetsky, J., and O'Brien, J. Urology and the Scientific Method in Ancient Egypt Urology. 2009; 73(3): 476-9.   
Gordetsky, J. and Mevorach, R.A. Circumcision: Avoiding the Pitfalls of the Foreskin. Peri-FACTS: A Mulimedia e-journal for obstetric care providers. Case #827. 2008.   
Capello, S.A., Gordetsky, J., Erturk, E., Yao, J.L., and Joseph, J.V. Factors Associated with Ureteral Burn Injury from an Electrified Guidewire. J of Endourol. 2008; 22(6): 1189-1192.   
Gordetsky, J., Hislop, S., Orloff, M., Butler, M., and Erturk, E. Subcapsular Hepatic Hematoma with Right Hepatic Vein Thrombosis: a Complication of Shock Wave Lithotripsy. Can Urol Assoc J. 2008; 2(1):61-3.   
Soni A, Gordetsky JB. Adult Pleomorphic Juxtaglomerular Cell Tumor. Urology. 2015. pii: S0090-4295(15)00919-X.   
Gordetsky, J, Joseph, D. Cloacal exstrophy: a History of Gender Reassignment. Urology. 2015. pii: S0090-4295(15)00736-0.   
McIntosh, E, Drwiega, J, Brandwein-Gensler, M, Harada, S, Gordetsky, J. Frozen Section: Guiding the Hands of Surgeons? Ann Diagn Pathol. 2015;19(5):326-9.   
Gordetsky J, Epstein JI. Intestinal metaplasia of the bladder with dysplasia: a risk factor for carcinoma? Histopathology. Histopathology. 2015;67(3):325-30.   
Rowe SP, Gorin MA, Gordetsky J, Ball MW, Pierorazio PM, Higuchi T, Epstein JI, Allaf ME, Javadi MS. Initial Experience Using 99mTc-MIBI SPECT/CT for the Differentiation of Oncocytoma From Renal Cell Carcinoma. Clin Nucl Med. 2015; 40(4): 309-13.   
Morais CL, Han JS, Gordetsky J, Nagar MS, Anderson AE, Lee S, Hicks JL, Zhou M, Magi-Galluzzi C, Shah RB, Epstein JI, De Marzo AM, Lotan TL. Utility of PTEN and ERG Immunostaining for Distinguishing High-grade PIN From Intraductal Carcinoma of the Prostate on Needle Biopsy. Am J Surg Pathol. 2015; 39(2): 169-78   
Gordetsky J, Gorin MA, Canner J, Ball MW, Pierorazio PM, Allaf ME, Epstein JI. Frozen Section During Partial Nephrectomy: Does it Predict Positive Margins? BJU. Int. 2014. doi: 10.1111/bju.13011. [Epub ahead of print]  25753900 
Gordetsky, JB, Nix, JW, Rais-Bahrami, S. Perineural Invasion in Prostate Cancer Is More Frequently Detected by Multiparametric MRI Targeted Biopsy Compared With Standard Biopsy. Am J Surg Pathol. 2015 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print]   26523543 
Sardari A, Thomas JV, Nix JW, Pietryga JA, Sanyal R, Gordetsky JB, Rais-Bahrami S. Incidental Bladder Cancer Detected on Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Prostate Gland. Case Rep Urol. 2015;2015:503154. doi: 10.1155/2015/503154. Epub 2015 Dec 13.   26783492 
Sonpavde G, Gordetsky JB, Lockhart ME, Nix JW. Chemotherapy for Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer: Better Late Than Never? J Clin Oncol. 2016 Jan 19. pii: JCO654442. [Epub ahead of print]   26786922 
Tian W, Dorn D, Wei S, Sanders RD, Matoso A, Shah RB, Gordetsky J. GATA3 expression in benign prostate glands with radiation atypia: a diagnostic pitfall. Histopathology. 2017 Jul;71(1):150-155.  28316088 
McCleskey BC, Epstein JI, Albany C, Hashemi-Sadraei N, Idrees MT, Jorns JM, Lu DY, Matoso A, Rais-Bahrami S, Schwartz LE, Ulbright TM, Gordetsky J. The Significance of Lymphovascular Invasion of the Spermatic Cord in the Absence of Cord Soft Tissue Invasion. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2017 Jun;141(6):824-829.  28362157 
Sweeney MK, Rais-Bahrami S, Gordetsky J. Inverted urothelial papilloma: A review of diagnostic pitfalls and clinical management. Can Urol Assoc J. 2017 Jan-Feb;11(1-2):66-69.  28443149