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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Pathology   Anatomic Pathology Professor
Center  Comp Arthritis, MSK, Bone & Autoimmunity Ctr  Comp Arthritis, MSK, Bone & Autoimmunity Ctr Professor
Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center Professor

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Molecular and Cellular Pathology Program 

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Wei obtained his M.D. from China Medical University (Shenyang, China) and received his Ph.D. from Okayama University in Japan. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, Missouri) prior to coming to UAB, where he finished his pathology residency followed by a surgical pathology fellowship. He obtained additional clinical subspecialty training at Emory, Mt. Sinai and Harvard Universities. Dr. Wei is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. He joined the faculty at UAB in July, 2008 and is currently a Tenured Professor. Dr. Wei is currently Associate Division Director of Anatomic Pathology and heads the Surgical Pathology Section.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Medical Association  Member 
American Society of Clinical Pathology  Fellow 
Arthur Purdy Stout Society  Member 
Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology  Member 
Chinese American Pathologists Association  Member 
College of American Pathologists  Alabama Delegate, CAP House of Delegates 
Digital Pathology Association  Member 
International Skeletal Society  Member 
International Society of Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology  Member 
International Society of Breast Pathology  Member 

Research/Clinical Interest
Dr. Wei is actively engaged in the diagnostic surgical pathology service and has special interests in breast, muskuloskeletal and genitourinary pathology. His major research interests include discovery and evaluation of biomarkers in breast cancer and other malignancies, evaluation of prognostic factors in breast cancer and malignant bone tumors, and tumor bone metastasis. He has published more than 120 manuscripts in these areas in some of the leading peer-reviewed journals, of which he first- or senior-authored approximately two-thirds. Dr. Wei is a Senior Scientist at UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, Experimental Therapeutics Program.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Ren Z, Li Y, Shen T, Hameed O, Siegal GP, Wei S. Prognostic Factors in Advanced Breast Cancer: Race and Receptor Status Are Significant after Development of Metastasis. Pathol Res Pract. 2016 Jan;212(1):24-30. doi: 10.1016/j.prp.2015.11.003.   26616114 
Jules J, Wang S, Shi Z, Liu J, Wei S, Xu Feng X. The IVVY Motif and Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor Associated Factor (TRAF) Sites in the Cytoplasmic Domain of the Receptor Activator of Nuclear Factor kappa B (RANK) Cooperate to Induce Osteoclastogenesis. J Biol Chem. 2015 Sep 25;290(39):23738-50. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M115.667535.  26276390 
Shen T, Brandwein-Gensler M, Hameed O, Siegal GP, Wei S. Characterization of Estrogen Receptor Negative/Progesterone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer. Hum Pathol. 2015 Nov;46(11):1776-84. doi: 10.1016/j.humpath.2015.07.019.   26363528 
Shen T, Shi Q, Velosa C, Bai S, Thompson T, Simpson R, Wei S, Brandwein-Gensler M. Sinonasal Renal Cell-Like Adenocarcinomas: Robust Carbonic Anhydrase Expression. Hum Pathol. 2015 Nov;46(11):1598-606. doi: 10.1016/j.humpath.2015.06.017.  26299508 
Soni A, Weil A, Wei S, Jaffe KA, Siegal GP. Florid reactive periostitis ossificans of the humerus: Case report and differential diagnosis of periosteal lesions of long bones. World J Orthop. 2015 Aug 18;6(7):559-63. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i7.559. eCollection 2015 Aug 18.  26301184 
Wei, S. (2015) Lesions Characterized by Osteoid Deposition and Non-Aggressive Radiology Located on Bone Surface. In: A. T. Deyrup, G. P. Siegal (Eds.), Practical Orthopedic Pathology (pp103-110). Elsevier.   
Hameed O., Wei S., Desouki M. M., Umphrey H. (Eds.) (2015) Advances in Surgical Pathology: Breast Cancer. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.   
Wei S. Papillary lesions of the breast: an update. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2016 Jul;140(7):628-43. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2015-0092-RA.  27362568  
Stevens T, Kovalovsky A, Velosa C, Shi Q, Dai Q, Bell W, Wei S, Althof P, Sanmannn J, Sweeny L, Carroll W, Siegal G, Bullock M, Brandwein-Gensler M. Mammary analogue secretory carcinoma, low grade salivary duct carcinoma, and their mimickers: a comparative study. Mod Pathol. 2015 Aug;28(8):1084-100. doi: 10.1038/modpathol.2015.64.   26089091 
Stanley J, Klepczyk L, Keene K, Wei S, Li Y, Forero A, Grizzle W, LoBuglio AF and Yang ES. PARP1 and phospho-p65 protein expression is increased in human HER2-positive breast cancers. Breast Cancer Res Treat. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Apr;150(3):569-79. doi: 10.1007/s10549-015-3359-6. Epub 2015 Apr 2.  25833211  
Paluri RK, Morgan CJ, Mooney DJ, Mgbemena O, Yang ES, Wei S, Kouba E, Naik G, El Mouallem NR, Poston T, Jones B, Nix J, Bolger GB,Deshazo M, Sonpavde G. Effect of African-American Race on Tumor Recurrence After Radical Cystectomy for Urothelial Carcinoma of the Bladder. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2015 Mar 6. pii: S1558-7673(15)00036-1. doi: 10.1016/j.clgc.2015.02.010. [Epub ahead of print].  25868964 
McCleskey BC, Penedo TL, Zhang K, Hameed O, Siegal GP, Wei S. GATA3 Expression in Advanced Breast Cancer: Prognostic Value and Organ-specific Relapse. Am J Clin Pathol. 2015 Nov;144(5):756-63. doi: 10.1309/AJCP5MMR1FJVVTPK.  26486740 
Liu R, Bin Y, Wei S, Yang W, Hart KM, Chauhan P, Zhang W, Mao X, Liu X, Liu C, Wang L. FOXP3-microRNA-146-NF-kB axis and therapy for precancerous lesions in prostate. Cancer Res. 2015 Feb 23. pii: canres.2109.2014. [Epub ahead of print]  25712341  
Ma Y, Siegal GP, Wei S. Solitary, Adult-onset, Intraosseous Myofibroma of the Finger: Report of a Case and Review of Literature. Hand (N Y). 2015 Sep;10(3):550-4. doi: 10.1007/s11552-014-9729-4.  26330794 
Cui X, Wei S. Composite Encapsulated Papillary Carcinoma and Solid Papillary Carcinoma. Pathol Int. 2015 Mar;65(3):133-7. doi: 10.1111/pin.12239.  25545718 
Harada, S., Wei, S., Siegal, G.P. (2014) Molecular Pathology of Osteosarcoma. In: D. Heymann (Ed.), Bone Cancer, Second Edition: Primary Bone Cancers and Bone metastases (pp. 213-222). Academic Press.   
Wei, S., Kerr, E. H. (2014). Malignant Tumors of Bone. In: L. M. McManus, R. N. Mitchell (Eds.), Pathobiology of Human Disease (pp. 856-873). Elsevier.   
Wei, S., Stevens, T.M. (2014). Benign Tumors and Tumor-Like Conditions of Bone. In: L. M. McManus, R. N. Mitchell (Eds.), Pathobiology of Human Disease (pp. 838-855). Elsevier.   
Soni A, Ren Z, Hameed O, Chanda D, Morgan CJ, Siegal GP, Wei S. Breast cancer subtypes predispose the site of distant metastases. Am J Clin Pathol. 2015 Apr;143(4):471-8. doi: 10.1309/AJCPYO5FSV3UPEXS.  25779997 
Li R, Zhang K, Nguyen TL, Kragel CP, Grizzle WE, Hameed O, Siegal GP, Wei S. The RANK Pathway in Advanced Breast Cancer: Does Src Play a Role? Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2016 Jan;24(1):42-50. doi: 10.1097/PAI.0000000000000151.  26200837 
Shim EH, Livi CB, Rakheja D, Tan J, Benson D, Parekh V, Kho EY, Ghosh AP, Kirkman R, Velu S, Dutta S, Chenna B, Rea SL, Mishur RJ, Li Q, Johnson-Pais TL, Guo L, Bae S, Wei S, Block K, Sudarshan S. L-2-Hydroxyglutarate: An Epigenetic Modifier and Putative Oncometabolite in Renal Cancer. Cancer Discov. 2014 Nov;4(11):1290-8. doi: 10.1158/2159-8290.CD-13-0696. Epub 2014 Sep 2.  25182153 
Ma Y, Wei S, Peker D. An Extremely Rare Primary Gallbladder Myxoid Liposarcoma Associated with Amplification of DDIT3 Gene. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2014 Dec;23(4):460-1.  25532011 
Cui X, Harada S, Shen D, Siegal GP, Wei S. The Utility of Phosphohistone H3 in Breast Cancer Grading. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2015 Nov-Dec;23(10):689-95. doi: 10.1097/PAI.0000000000000137.  25611243 
Wei S, Siegal GP. Round cell tumors of bone: an update on recent molecular genetic advances. Adv Anat Pathol. 2014 Sep;21(5):359-72. doi: 10.1097/PAP.0000000000000036.  25105937 
Xing D, Qasem SA, Owusu K, Zhang Z, Siegal GP, Wei S. Changing Prognostic Factors in Osteosarcoma: Analysis of 381 Cases from Two Institutions. Hum Pathol. 2014 Aug;45(8):1688-96. doi: 10.1016/j.humpath.2014.04.010. Epub 2014 Apr 24.  24931466 
Xu J, Wei S. Breast Implant-associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma: Review of a Distinct Clinicopatholgical Entity. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014 Jun;138(6):842-846.  24878027 
Brandwein-Gensler M, Wei S. Envisioning the Next WHO Head and Neck Classification. Head Neck Pathol. 2014 Mar;8(1):1-15. doi: 10.1007/s12105-014-0529-5. Epub 2014 Mar 5  24595418 
Dodd LG, Wei S, Siegal GP. Optimal handling of bone tumor specimens. Methods Mol Biol. 2014;1180:353-68. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-1050-2_21.  25015159 
Ren Z, Li Y, Hameed O, Siegal GP, Wei S. Prognostic Factors in Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer at the Time of Diagnosis. Pathol Res Pract. 2014 May;210(5):301-6. doi: 10.1016/j.prp.2014.01.008. Epub 2014 Feb 12.  24635972 
Wei S, Nagi C, Bleiwiess IJ, Jaffer S. Characteristics of Breast Carcinoma Cases with False Negative Sentinel Lymph Nodes. Clin. Breast Cancer. 2014 Jan 3. pii: S1526-8209(13)00314-5. doi: 10.1016/j.clbc.2013.12.009. [Epub ahead of print].  24581736 
Bai S, Wei S, Pasha TL, Yao Y, Tomaszewski JE, Bing Z. Immunohistochemical studies of metastatic germ-cell tumors in retroperitoneal dissection specimens: a sensitive and specific panel. Int J Surg Pathol. 2013 Aug;21(4):342-51. doi: 10.1177/1066896912471849.  23893437 
Bai S, Wei S, Ziober A, Yao Y, Bing Z. Expression of SALL4 and SF-1 in gonadoblastoma: useful markers in the identification of the invasive germ cell component. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2013 Jul;32(4):379-83. doi: 10.1097/PGP.0b013e31826a62ee.  23722510 
Bai S, Nunez AL, Wei S, Ziober A, Yao Y, Tomaszewski JE, Bing Z. Microsatellite Instability and TARBP2 Mutation Study in Upper Urinary Tract Urothelial Carcinoma. Am J Clin Pathol. 2013 Jun;139(6):765-70. doi: 10.1309/AJCPBSLP8XHSWLOW.  23690119  
Kragel CP, Siegal GP, Wei S. Epiphyseal chondromyxoid fibroma with prominent adipose tissue: an unusual radiologic and histologic presentation. Am J Orthop. 2013 Apr;42(4):175-8.  23630677 
Hussain HM, Little MD, Wei S. AIRP Best Cases in Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation: Gallbladder Carcinoma with Direct Invasion of the Liver. Radiographics. 2013 Jan-Feb;33(1):103-8. doi: 10.1148/rg.331115163.  23322830 
Xu J, Latif S, Wei S. Metastatic renal cell carcinoma presenting as gastric polyps: A case report and review of the literature. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2012 Aug 24;3(12):601-604. doi: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2012.08.009. [Epub ahead of print]  22989776 
Bai S, Wei S, Ziober A, Yao Y, Bing Z. Sall4 and SF-1 are sensitive and specific markers in distinguishing granulosa cell tumors from yolk sac tumors. Int J Surg Pathol. 2013 Apr;21(2):121-5. doi: 10.1177/1066896912454567. Epub 2012 Jul 25.  22832114  
Jules J, Ashley JW, Zhang P, Wei S, Shi Z, Liu J, Michalek SM, and Feng X. Molecular Basis of the Requirement of RANK Signaling for Interleukin-1 (IL-1)-mediated Osteoclastogenesis. J Biol Chem 2012 May 4;287(19):15728-38. Epub 2012 Mar 13.  22416138 
Nunez A, Siegal GP, Reddy V, Wei S. CD138 (Syndecan-1) expression in bone-forming tumors. Am J Clin Pathol. 2012 Mar;137(3):423-8. doi: 10.1309/AJCP6V4YPFBOCYXG.  22338054 
Pan Z, Sanger WG, Bridge JA, Hunter WJ, Siegal GP, Wei S. A Novel t(6;13)(q15;q34) Translocation in a Giant Cell Reparative Granuloma (Solid Aneurysmal Bone Cyst). Hum Pathol. 2012 Jun;43(6):952-7. Epub 2012 Jan 26.  22285042 
Pan Z, Bland KI, Wei S. Composite Cutaneous Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis and Atypical Vascular Lesion After Radiation for Breast Carcinoma: Can Radiation Induce Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis? Dermatol Online J. 2011 Dec 15;17(12):6.  22233742 
Wei S, Kragel C, Zhang K, Hameed O. Factors Associated with Residual Disease after Initial Breast-Conserving Surgery for Ductal Carcinoma in Situ. Hum Pathol. 2012 Jul;43(7):986-93. Epub 2012 Jan 4.  22221704  
Wei S, Siegal GP. A 23-year-old Woman with a Right Femoral Neck Fracture. JAMA. 2011 Dec 7;306(21):2385-6. doi: 10.1001/jama.2011.1748.  22147386 
Cheng J, Liu J, Xu D, Luo S, Wei S, Feng X. Molecular mechanisms of the biphasic effects of interferon gamma on osteoclastogenesis. J Interferon Cytokine Res. J Interferon Cytokine Res. 2012 Jan;32(1):34-45. doi: 10.1089/jir.2011.0019. Epub 2011 Dec 5.   22142221 
Bai S, Jhala N, Adsay NV, Wei S. Sclerosing Epithelioid Fibrosarcoma of the Pancreas: Report of a Case and Review of Literature with Emphasis on the Differential Diagnosis. Ann Diagn Pathol. 2013 Apr;17(2):214-6. doi: 10.1016/j.anndiagpath.2011.06.006. Epub 2011 Nov 4.  22056035 
Abdel-Aal AK, Gaddikeri S, Saddekni S, Oser RF, Underwood E, Wei S. Primary Leiomyosarcoma of the Inferior Vena Cava Invading the Right Atrium: A Technique for Intraluminal Biopsy Through a Transvenous Approach. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2011 Nov;45(8):743-6. Epub 2011 Sep 13.  21914679 
Cheng J, Liu J, Shi Z, Xu D, Luo S, Feng X, Siegal GP and Wei S. Interleukin-4 Inhibits RANKL-induced NFATc1 Expression via STAT6: A Novel Mechanism Mediating Its Blockade of Osteoclastogenesis. J Cell Biochem. 2011 Nov;112(11):3385-92. doi: 10.1002/jcb.23269.  21751242 
Nguyen TL, Grizzle WE, Zhang K, Hameed O, Siegal GP, Wei S. Syndecan-1 Overexpression is Associated with Non-luminal Subtypes and Poor Prognosis in Advanced Breast Cancer. Am J Clin Pathol. 2013 Oct;140(4):468-74. doi: 10.1309/AJCPZ1D8CALHDXCJ.  24045542 
Wei S, Pan Z, Siegal GP, Winokur TS, Carroll AJ, Jhala D. Complex analysis of a recurrent pleomorphic hyalinizing angiectatic tumor of soft parts. Hum Pathol. 2012 Jan;43(1):121-6. Epub 2011 Jul 5.  21733556 
Kragel C, Wei S. Renal cell carcinoma metastasizing to solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura: a case report. J Med Case Reports. 2011 Jun 29;5(1):248.  21714864 

Breast Pathology; Muskuloskeletal Pathology; Genitourinary Pathology