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Rachel C. Jug, MB BCh BAO

Assistant Professor of Clinical


Pathology & Laboratory Medicine | College of Medicine

  • MB BCh BAO: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Pathology (Anatomic and Clinical Pathology) (Certification Date: 2019-06-13)
American Board of Pathology (Cytopathology) (Certification Date: 2020-10-16)


Pathology-Anatomic and Clinical

Contact Information
Research Interests

- Cytopathology, gynecologic pathology, breast pathology, head & neck pathology, and transfusion medicine

Clinical Interests


Pathologic Decalcification

Peer Reviewed Publications

Luedke, Catherine; Zhao, Yue; McCracken, Jenna; Maule, Jake; Yang, Lian-He; Jug, Rachel; Galeotti, Jonathan; Siddiqi, Imran; Gong, Jerald; Lu, Chuanyi Mark; Wang, Endi 2022. Myeloid neoplasms in the setting of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia/chronic lymphocytic leukaemia-like disease: a clinicopathological study of 66 cases comparing cases with prior history of treatment to those without. Journal of clinical pathology, 75 5, 292-301

Al-Riyami, Arwa Z; Jug, Rachel; La Rocca, Ursula; Keshavarz, Homa; Landry, Denise; Shehata, Nadine; Stanworth, Simon J; Nahirniak, Susan 2021. Quality of evidence-based guidelines for platelet transfusion and use: A systematic review. Transfusion, 61 3, 948-958

Dorry, Michael; Davidson, Kevin; Dash, Rajesh; Jug, Rachel; Clarke, Jeffrey M; Nixon, Andrew B; Mahmood, Kamran 2021. Pleural effusions associated with squamous cell lung carcinoma have a low diagnostic yield and a poor prognosis. Translational lung cancer research, 10 6, 2500-2508

Jug, Rachel; Anani, Waseem; Callum, Jeannie 2021. A possible case of recipient anti-neutrophil and anti-human leukocyte antigen antibody-mediated fatal reverse transfusion-related acute lung injury. Transfusion, 61 4, 1336-1340

Jug, Rachel; Booth, Adam L; Buckley, Anne F; Newell, Jordan; Kesterson, Joshua; Gardner, Jerad M; Ozcan, Lerna; Liu, Beiyu; Green, Cynthia L; Joseph, Lija; Cummings, Thomas J 2021. Multisite Quality Improvement Study of a Patient-Pathologist Consultation Program. American journal of clinical pathology, 155 6, 887-894

Liu, Xin; Zhao, Yue; Luedke, Catherine; Jug, Rachel; Yang, Lian-He; Lu, Mark; Pan, Zenggang; Wang, Dehua; Lorsbach, Robert; Shi, Yang; Knez, Virginia; Rehder, Catherine; Liang, Xiayuan; Wang, Endi 2021. Infantile leukemia-What factors determine its distinct biological nature? Clinicopathological study of 78 cases. International journal of laboratory hematology, 43 5, 1117-1122

Shi, Chanjuan; Jug, Rachel; Bean, Sarah M; Jeck, William R; Guy, Cynthia D 2021. Primary hepatic neoplasms arising in cirrhotic livers can have a variable spectrum of neuroendocrine differentiation. Human pathology, 116 , 63-72

Wahidi, Momen M; Davidson, Kevin; Shofer, Scott; Mahmood, Kamran; Cheng, George; Giovacchini, Coral; Jones, Claudia; Jug, Rachel; Pavlisko, Elizabeth N; Wang, Xiaofei; Gu, Lin; Weimholt, Cody; Zhou, Zhongren; Chen, Alexander 2021. Pilot Study of the Performance of 19-G Needle in Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Aspiration for the Diagnosis and Testing of Molecular Markers in Lung Cancer. Journal of bronchology & interventional pulmonology, 28 3, 209-214

Jug, Rachel; Bandarenko, Nicholas; Poisson, Jessica 2020. Management of Blood Product Market Withdrawals - A Single Institution's Process and Experience. Annals of clinical and laboratory science, 50 4, 536-540

Jug, Rachel; Foo, Wen-Chi; Jones, Claudia; Ahmadi, Sara; Jiang, Xiaoyin Sara 2020. High-risk and intermediate-high-risk results from the ThyroSeq v2 and v3 thyroid genomic classifier are associated with neoplasia: Independent performance assessment at an academic institution. Cancer cytopathology, 128 8, 563-569

Jug, Rachel; Jiang, Xiaoyin Sara; Bean, Sarah M 2019. Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback: A Review Article and How-To Guide. Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine, 143 2, 244-250

Jug, Rachel; Parajuli, Shobha; Ahmadi, Sara; Jiang, Xiaoyin Sara 2019. Negative Results on Thyroid Molecular Testing Decrease Rates of Surgery for Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules. Endocrine pathology, 30 2, 134-137

Jug, Rachel; Shattuck, Trisha Miller; Jiang, Xiaoyin Sara 2019. Enigma portal case: Phaeohyphomycosis by fine needle aspiration. Cytopathology : official journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology, 30 3, 330-331

Knez, Virginia; Liu, Xin; Schowinsky, Jeffrey; Pan, Zenggang; Wang, Dehua; Lorsbach, Robert; Lu, Chuanyi; Luedke, Catherine; Haag, Mary; Carstens, Billie; Swisshelm, Karen; Yang, Lian-He; Jug, Rachel; Wang, Endi; Liang, Xiayuan 2019. Clinicopathologic and genetic spectrum of infantile B-lymphoblastic leukemia: a multi-institutional study. Leukemia & lymphoma, 60 4, 1006-1013

Parajuli, Shobha; Jug, Rachel; Ahmadi, Sara; Jiang, Xiaoyin Sara 2019. Hurthle cell predominance impacts results of Afirma gene expression classifier and ThyroSeq molecular panel performance in indeterminate thyroid nodules. Diagnostic cytopathology, 47 11, 1177-1183

Jug, Rachel C; Datto, Michael B; Jiang, Xiaoyin Sara 2018. Molecular testing for indeterminate thyroid nodules: Performance of the Afirma gene expression classifier and ThyroSeq panel. Cancer cytopathology, 126 7, 471-480

Ma, Shuang; Jug, Rachel; Shen, Shuai; Zhang, Wan-Lin; Xu, Hong-Tao; Yang, Lian-He 2018. Marginal zone lymphoma of palatine tonsil with prominent plasmacytic differentiation: A CARE-compliant article and review of literature. Medicine, 97 2, e9648

Ma, Shuang; Sen, Siddhartha Sen; Jug, Rachel; Zhang, Xuefeng; Zhang, Wan-Lin; Shen, Shuai; Yu, Cheng-Qian; Xu, Hong-Tao; Yang, Lian-He; Wang, Endi 2018. Adrenal relapse of primary central nervous system diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: A case report. Medicine, 97 38, e12482

Tanaka, John; Su, Pu; Luedke, Catherine; Jug, Rachel; Yang, Lian-He; Deak, Kristen; Rapisardo, Sarah; Zhang, Yang; Delos Angeles, Marc; Xie, Yi; Wang, Endi 2018. Composite lymphoma of follicular B-cell and peripheral T-cell types with distinct zone distribution in a 75-year-old male patient: a case study. Human pathology, 76 , 110-116

Zhang, Wan-Lin; Ma, Shuang; Jug, Rachel; Li, Fan; Wang, Endi; Zhao, Huan-Yu; Xu, Hong-Tao; Cai, Lin; Yu, Cheng-Qian; Shen, Shuai; Yang, Lian-He 2018. Primary testicular natural killer/T-cell lymphoma: A CARE-case report and review of literature. Medicine, 97 12, e0181

Jug, Rachel; Jiang, Xiaoyin 2017. Noninvasive Follicular Thyroid Neoplasm with Papillary-Like Nuclear Features: An Evidence-Based Nomenclature Change. Pathology research international, 2017 , 1057252

Shen, Shuai; Chen, Miao; Jug, Rachel; Yu, Cheng-Qian; Zhang, Wan-Lin; Yang, Lian-He; Wang, Liang; Yu, Juan-Han; Lin, Xu-Yong; Xu, Hong-Tao; Ma, Shuang 2017. Radiological presentation of chondromyxoid fibroma in the sellar region: A CARE-compliant article and literature review. Medicine, 96 49, e9049

Su, Pu; Jug, Rachel; Liu, Xin; Wang, Endi 2017. An Epstein-Barr virus-positive classical Hodgkin lymphoma with exclusive sinusoidal growth pattern: An unusual morphologic variant. Pathology, research and practice, 213 6, 710-712

Wu, Bin; Ingersoll, Kimberly; Jug, Rachel; Yang, Lian-He; Luedke, Catherine; Lo, Amanda; Su, Pu; Liu, Xin; Rehder, Catherine; Gong, Jerald; Lu, Chuanyi Mark; Wang, Endi 2017. Myeloid Neoplasms Following Solid Organ Transplantation: Clinicopathologic Studies of 23 Cases. American journal of clinical pathology, 149 1, 55-66

Wu, Bin; Jug, Rachel; Luedke, Catherine; Su, Pu; Rehder, Catherine; McCall, Chad; Lagoo, Anand S; Wang, Endi 2017. Lineage Switch Between B-Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Acute Myeloid Leukemia Intermediated by "Occult" Myelodysplastic Neoplasm: Two Cases of Adult Patients With Evidence of Genomic Instability and Clonal Selection by Chemotherapy. American journal of clinical pathology, 148 2, 136-147

Jug, Rachel; Giovacchini, Coral X; Liu, Beiyu; Green, Cynthia L; Clarke, Jeffrey M; Mahmood, Kamran; Pavlisko, Elizabeth N . EBUS-FNA cytologic-histologic correlation of PD-L1 immunohistochemistry in non-small cell lung cancer. Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology, 9 6, 485-493