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Alex Ewing, MD, FCAP, FASCP

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Dr. Ewing directs the Department of Pathology at JFK Medical Center, a group of Board-Certified, highly trained pathologists who serve the New Jersey Neuroscience Institute and JFK Medical Center.

Dr. Ewing received a Doctorate of Medicine degree from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Following anatomic and clinical pathology residency, and surgical pathology fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington DC, Dr. Ewing received fellowship training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. Dr. Ewing is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, as well as cytopathology.

Dr. Ewing is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, NJ. In addition to Neuropathology, Dr. Ewing maintains clinical and research interests in Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology and Clinical Pathology.

Area of Specialty: Pathology

Professional Appointments: Chair, Department of Pathology, JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ; Medical Director, Laboratory and Blood Bank, JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ

Academic Appointments: Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Rutgers- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ

Graduate Medical Education: Fellowship in Cytopathology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York; Fellowship in Surgical Pathology, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC; Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC.

Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

Professional Memberships: College of American Pathologists (Fellow/Inspector), American Society for Clinical Pathology (Fellow), New Jersey Society of Pathologists

Professional Committees: Neuro-Oncology Tumor Board, JFK Medical Center; Cancer Committee, JFK Medical Center; Medical Executive Committee, JFK Medical Center; Operating Room Committee, JFK Medical Center; Transfusion Committee (Chair), JFK Medical Center; Quality Improvement Committee, JFK Medical Center; Physician Operational Efficiency Committee, JFK Medical Center; Knowledge Management Committee, JFK Medical Center

Specialty Board Certification: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology; Cytopathology

Clinical/Research Interests: Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology, Neuropathology, Clinical Pathology

Honors and Awards: Honoree, JFK Medical Center Auxiliary, 2011; Top Doctor, NJ Monthly, 2010; Volunteer Faculty Award, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2008; Eagle Scout Award

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS:

Ewing CA, Rumsey DH, Langberg AF, Sandler SG: Immunoprophylaxis using intravenous Rh immune globulin should be standard practice when selected D-negative patients are transfused with D-positive random donor platelets. Immunohematology 1998; 14:133-37.

Ewing CA, Kornblut A, Greeley C, Manz H: Presentations of thyroglossal duct cysts in adults. European Archives of Otorhinolaryngology 1999; 256:136-38.

Rushin J, Rumsey DH, Ewing CA, Sandler SG: Detection of multiple passively acquired alloantibodies following infusions of intravenous Rh immune globulin. Transfusion 2000; 40:551-54.

Schroeder RA, Ewing CA, Sitzmann JV, Kuo PC: Pulmonary expression of iNOS and HO-1 protein is upregulated in a rat model of prehepatic portal hypertension. Digestive Diseases and Sciences 2000; 45:2405-10.

Wai PH, Ewing CA, Johnson LB, Attinger C, Kuo PC: Candida fasciitis following renal transplantation. Transplantation 2001; 72:477-79.

Stearns V, Ewing CA, Slack R, Penannen MF, Hayes DF, Tsangaris TN: Sentinel lymphadenectomy following neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer may reliably represent the axilla except for inflammatory breast cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2002; 9:235-42.

Ewing CA, Lin O, Zakowski MF: Monophasic synovial sarcoma: A cytologic spectrum. Diagnostic Cytopathology 2004; 30:19-23.

Ewing CA, Kalan M, Chucker F, Ozdemirli M: Melanosis coli involving pericolonic lymph nodes associated with the herbal laxative Swiss Kris. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 2004; 128:565-67.

Ewing CA, Miller MJ, Chhieng D, Lin O: Nonepithelial malignancies mimicking primary carcinoma of the breast. Diagnostic Cytopathology 2004; 31:352-57.

Azumi N, Ewing CA, Hansen C, Zehner J, Bacus, Jr. SK: Remote microscopy over the internet: Static image internet telepathology with locator function. Modern Pathology 1999; 12:189A. Poster at the 88th annual meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, San Francisco, CA, 1999.

Ewing C, Lage J, Pennanen M, Buras R, Tsangaris T: The extended axillary sentinel lymphadenectomy: An axilla-sparing procedure for patients with sentinel lymph node macrometastases and larger primary tumors. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 1999; 57:36. Poster at the 22nd annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX, 1999.

Ewing C, Tsangaris T, Pennanen M, Buras R, Lage J: Frozen section discordance on axillary sentinel lymph node biopsies. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 1999; 57:37. Poster at the 22nd annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX, 1999.

Tsangaris TN, Ewing CA, Studeman KD, Lage JM: Accuracy of sentinel lymph node biopsy vs. sentinel lymphadenectomy. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 1999; 57:40. Poster at the 22nd annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX, 1999.

Ewing CA, Yacoub S, El-Amin MV, Singh B: Comparison of MonoPrep GTM and Cytyc Thin PrepTM methods as a cytopreparatory technique for nongynecologic cytology specimens. Modern Pathology 2000; 13:33A. Poster at the 88th annual meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, New Orleans, LA, 2000.

Wong LL, Ewing CA, Jonklaas J: Immunohistochemically demonstrated micrometastases to lymph nodes in papillary thyroid cancer. Poster at the 83rd annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, Denver, CO, 2001.

Tsangaris TN, Ewing CA, Azumi N, Hayes DF: Accuracy of sentinel lymph node biopsy vs. sentinel lymphadenectomy. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2002; 9:P42 Suppl. Poster at the 55th annual meeting of the Society of Surgical Oncology, Denver, CO, 2002.

Ewing CA, Zakowski MF, Lin O: Monophasic synovial sarcoma: A cytologic spectrum. Modern Pathology 2003; 16:64A. Poster at the 92nd annual meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Washington, DC, 2003.

Patel D, Velmahos V, Ewing CA, MacDougal C. Impact of a comprehensive antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) on antimicrobial usage (AU) at a large community hospital. Platform presentation at ICAAC, American Society for Microbiology, San Francisco, CA, 2012.

Vege S, Hue-Roye K, Patel P, Santos PM, Ewing C, Lomas-Francis C, Westhoff CM. Two new B alleles, ABO*B(926A 930G) and ABO*B(502G), are involved in ABO typing discrepancies. Transfusion 2013; 53:144A. Poster at annual meeting of the American Association of Blood Banks , Denver, CO, 2013.