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Lyska L. Emerson, M.D.



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(801) 581-2507 University Hospital
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Dr. Emerson's service work is predominantly in general surgical pathology, with a subspecialty interest in gastrointestinal pathology. Her research efforts are currently in the area of pancreatic-cancer research.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pathology - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Anatomic Pathology
Board Certification American Board of Pathology (Anatomic)

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pathology - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Anatomic Pathology
Board Certification American Board of Pathology (Anatomic)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-2507 Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Surgical Pathology
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

Dr. Emerson is a staff pathologist consultant in the Anatomic Pathology Division at ARUP and an assistant professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Emerson received her MD from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston and served a residency in pathology at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and University of Texas at Houston. She completed her fellowship in general surgical pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic pathology and is a member of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, American Society for Clinical Pathology (fellow), and the Huntsman-Intermountain Cancer Care Program.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Surgical Pathology
Residency University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Residency University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Professional Medical University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Undergraduate Baylor University


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Alkhatib AA, Craig R, Tuteja AK, Emerson L(2010)Progression of solitary rectal ulcer syndrome over a 2-year period.  Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 72(4),853-4
  2. Poruk KE, Firpo MA, Huerter LM, Scaife CL, Emerson LL, Boucher KM, Jones KA, Mulvihill S(2010)Serum platelet factor 4 is an independent predictor of survival and venous thromboembolism in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma.  Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 19(10),2605-10
  3. Wu X, Jeong E.K., Emerson L, Hoffman J, Parker D.L., Lu Z.R(2010)Noninvasive evaluation of antiangiogenic effect in a mouse tumor model by DCE-MRI with Gd-DTPA cystamine copolymers.  Molecular Pharmaceutics, 7(1),41-8
  4. Scaife, C., M. Firpo, L. Emerson, J. Shea, K. Boucher, M. Beckerle and S. Mulvihil(2010)Prognostic significance of PINCH signaling in human pancreatic adenocarcinoma  Hepatobiliary & pancreatic diseases international, 12(5),352-358
  5. Fang WS, Emerson LL, Hunt JP, Salzman K(2009)An unusual sinonasal tumor: soft tissue perineurioma.  American Journal of Neuroradiology, 30(2),437-9
  6. Goldfarb-Rumyantzev AS, Shihab F, Emerson L, Mineau G, Schaefer C, Tang H, Hunter C, Naiman N, Smith L, Kerber (2009)A population-based assessment of the familial component of acute kidney allograft rejection.  Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation, 24(8),2575-83
  7. Peterson KA, Thomas KL, Hilden K, Emerson LL, Wills JC, Fang J(2009)Comparison of Esomeprazole to Aerosolized, Swallowed Fluticasone for Eosinophilic Esophagitis.  Digestive Diseases and Sciences,
  8. Wu X, Feng Y, Jeong EK, Emerson L, Lu Z(2009)Tumor characterization with dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging and biodegradable macromolecular contrast agents in mice.  Pharmaceutical Research, 26(9),2202-8
  9. Feng Y, Emerson L, Jeong EK, Parker DL, Lu Z(2009)Application of a biodegradable macromolecular contrast agent in dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI for assessing the efficacy of indocyanine green-enhanced photothermal cancer therapy.  Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 30(2),401-6
  10. Wallander M, Layfield LJ, Jarboe E, Emerson L, Liu T, Thaker H, Holden J, Tripp (2009)Follicular Variant of Papillary Carcinoma: Reproducibility of Histologic Diagnosis and Utility of HBME-1 Immunohistochemistry and BRAF Mutational Analysis as Diagnostic Adjuncts.  Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology,
  11. Schwartz, J.L., B. Woods, L. Emerson and R. Andtback(2009)Appendiceal adenocarcinoma arising after bone marrow transplantation for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: an unusual treatment dilemma.  Internet Journal of Oncology, The, (6),1
  12. Vaidya A, Sun Y, Feng Y, Emerson L, Jeong EK, Lu Z(2008)Contrast-Enhanced MRI-Guided Photodynamic Cancer Therapy with a Pegylated Bifunctional Polymer Conjugate.  Pharmaceutical Research, 25(9),2002-11
  13. Emerson LL, Carney HM, Layfield LJ, Sherbotie J(2008)Collecting duct carcinoma arising in association with BK nephropathy post-transplantation in a pediatric patient. A case report with immunohistochemical and in situ hybridization study.  Pediatric Transplantation, 12(5),600-5
  14. Feng Y, Jeong EK, Mohs AM, Emerson L, Lu Z(2008)Characterization of tumor angiogenesis with dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI and biodegradable macromolecular contrast agents in mice.  Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 60(6),1347-52
  15. De La O JP, Emerson LL, Goodman JL, Froebe SC, Illum BE, Curtis AB, Murtaugh L(2008)Notch and Kras reprogram pancreatic acinar cells to ductal intraepithelial neoplasia.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105(48),18907-12
  16. Layfield, L.J., L. Emerson, J.R. Crim, and L. Randal(2008)Squamous differentiation and cytokeratin expression in an osteosarcoma: a case report and review of the literature  Clinical Medicine: Pathology, 155-59
  17. Goulet CJ, Disario JA, Emerson L, Hilden K, Holubkov R, Fang J(2007)In vivo evaluation of argon plasma coagulation in a porcine model.  Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 65(3),457-62
  18. Mohs AM, Nguyen T, Jeong EK, Feng Y, Emerson L, Zong Y, Parker DL, Lu Z(2007)Modification of Gd-DTPA cystine copolymers with PEG-1000 optimizes pharmacokinetics and tissue retention for magnetic resonance angiography.  Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 58(1),110-8
  19. Rowe LR, Mulvihill SJ, Emerson L, Gopez E(2007)Subcutaneous tumor seeding following needle core biopsy of hepatocellular carcinoma.  Diagnostic Cytopathology, 35(11),717-21
  20. Emerson LL, Tripp SR, Baird BC, Layfield LJ, Rohr L(2006)A comparison of immunohistochemical stain quality in conventional and rapid microwave processed tissues.  American Journal of Clinical Pathology, 125(2),176-83
  21. Rollins MD, Sudarshan S, Firpo MA, Etherington BH, Hart BJ, Jackson HH, Jackson JD, Emerson LL, Yang DT, Mulvihill SJ, Glasgow R(2006)Anti-inflammatory effects of PPAR-gamma agonists directly correlate with PPAR-gamma expression during acute pancreatitis.  Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 10(8),1120-30
  22. Tanaka R, Emerson LL, Karwande SV, Schreiker (2005)Growing pulmonary nodule with increased 18-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in a former smoker.  Chest, 127(5),1848-51
  23. Emerson L, Layfield L, Rohr R, Dayton (2004)Adenocarcinoma Arising in Association with Gastric Heterotopic Pancreas: A Case Report and Review of the Literature  Journal of Surgical Oncology, 87(1),53-57
  24. Emerson L, Layfield L, Reiss R, Mulvihill (2001)Malignant Islet Cell Tumor with Sarcomatous Differentiation  Modern Pathology, 14(11),1187-91
  25. Dasgupta A, Emerson (1998)Neutralization of cardiac toxins oleandrin, oleandrigenin, bufalin, and cinobufotalin by digibind: monitoring the effect by measuring free digitoxin concentrations.  Life Sciences, 63(9),781-8
  26. Dasgupta A, Emerson (1996)Interaction of valproic acid with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs mefenamic acid and fenoprofen in normal and uremic sera: lack of interaction in uremic sera due to the presence of endogenous factors.  Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, 18(6),654-9

Case Report

  1. Miller ME, Emerson L, Clayton F, Bentz BG, Data RE, Salzman KL, Smith LM, Yu M(2007)Extraosseous Ewing's sarcoma.  Journal of Clinical Oncology, 25(30),4845-8


  1. Naiman, N., R. Kerber, L. Emerson, A. Goldfarb, H. Tang, L. Smith, D. Ostler, G. Mineau, C. Schaefer and F. Shiha(2009)A population-based assessment of the familial component of acute kidney allograft rejection  ,
  2. Shea, J.E., L.L. Emerson, C.L. Scaif(2009)Metastatic tumors express greater levels of pinch  ,
  3. Feng, Y., E.K. Jeong, L. Emerson and Z.R. L(2008)Assess tumor acute response to photothermal therapies by DCE-MRI using biodegradable macromolecule contrast agent  ,
  4. Majer, M., P. Gray, X. Li, L.L. Emerson and S.K. Kuwad(2008)Conditional deletion of Erbb2/Neu inhibits pancreatic tumorigenesis  ,
  5. Fang, J.C., L.L. Emerson, K. Hilden, K.L. Thomas and K.A. Peterso(2007)Comparison of esomeprazole to aerosolized, swallowed fluticasone for eosinophilic esophagitis  ,
  6. Stafforini, D.M., E. Reichert, A., Gardner, W., Meikle and L. Emerso(2007)Deletion of platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase (phospholipase A2 Group VII) increases the severity of prostate cancer and reduces life-span in the TRAMP model of prostate carcinogenesis  ,
  7. Feng, Y., E.K. Jeong, A.M. Mohs, L. Emerson and Z.R. L(2005)Polydisulfide-based biodegradable macromolecular contrast agents for dynamic contrast enhanced MRI: first experience with human prostate cancer xenograft.  ,
  8. Goulet CJ, Fang JC, Emerson L, Disario J(2004)In Vitro Evaluation of Different Modes of Argon Plasma Coagulation in a Porcine Colon  ,
  9. Jones RG, Peterson KA, Emerson L(2004)Unusual Gastric Mass  ,
  10. Rollins MD, Jackson HH, Emerson LL, Mulvihil SJ, Firpo MA, Glasgow R(2003)Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma agonists decrease the severity of acute pancreatitis. Awarded best basic science presentation  ,


  1. Emerson, L. and B.E. Chadwic(2008)Cytologic diagnosis of lymphoid lesions of the thyroid gland  ,
  2. Layfield L, Emerson (2002)Hepatic Bile Duct Cystadenoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature  ,
  3. Layfield L, Gopez E, Emerson (2002)Mediastinal Hemangiolymphangioma: Fine-Needle Aspiration Findings in a Rare Mediastinal Tumor  ,
  4. Layfield L, Emerson (2002)Spindle Cell Predominant Malignant Neuroepithelial Tumor of Kidney  ,

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