Susan Kornacki

Clinical Professor


Harris Hall





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Susan Kornacki


Dr. Susan Kornacki joined CUNY as Clinical Professor in the department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Science in 2018. She graduated from Rutgers Medical School and did her pathology training at University of Chicago, Rutgers and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Prior to joining CUNY, Sue was a practicing anatomic pathologist with a subspecialty interest in Gastrointestinal Pathology. She has been very involved in teaching residents and medical students throughout her career and currently teaches pathology in Fundamentals of Organ Systems and Organ Systems.



MD, 1988, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

BS, 1984, Georgetown University


Research Interests

Serrated polyps

Inflammatory Bowel Disease



Benias PC, Wells RG, Sackey-Aboagye B, Klavan H, Reidy J, Buonocore D, Miranda M, Kornacki S, Wayne M, Carr-Locke DL, Theise ND. Structure and Distribution of an Unrecognized Interstitium in Human Tissues. Sci Rep. 2018 Mar 27;8(1):4947

Hickman RA, Bradshaw AD, Mannan AR, Neto AG, Kornacki S, Hadju C, Theise N, Melamed J,: Russell Body Gastritis: A Multicenter Retrospective Case Series with Literature Review Laboratory Review, 2017 97: 174A-175A.

Panarelli N, Somarathna T, Samowitz WS, Kornacki S, Sanders SA, Novelli MR, Shepard NS, Yantiss RK Diagnostic Challenges Caused By Endoscopic Biopsy of Colonic Polyps: A Systematic Evaluation of Epithelial Misplacement with Review of Problematic Polyps From the Bowel Cancer Screening Program, United Kingdom Am J Surg Path, 2016; 40: 1075-83

Bangiyev, Lev; Kornacki, Susan; Mikolaenko, Irina Rare isolated trigeminal nerve sarcoidosis mimicking schwannoma Clinical imaging. 2014 Oct. 39 (1): 133-135

Morales SJ, Kol, JM, Bodian CA, Kornacki S, Rouse RV, Petras RE, Cohen LB, Bamji ND, Miller KM, Soetikno RM, Kaltenbach T, Aisenberg J. A simple tissue handling technique performed in the endoscopy suite improves histologic section quality and diagnostic accuracy for serrated polyps Endoscopy, 2013, 897-905

Kolb, JM, Morales SJ, Bodian CA, Deasi J, Kornacki S, Cohen LB, Bamji ND, Miller KM, Soetikno RM, Kaltenbach T, Rouse RV, Aisenberg J. Improving inter-pathologist agreement for serrated polyps: do two new tactics work? Gastroenterology 2013; 144s: Abstract s-201.

Morales SJ, Bodian CA, Kornacki S, Rouse RV, Cohen LB, Bamji ND, Miller KM, Soetikno RM, Kaltenbach T, Aisenberg J. The development and application of a novel tool to assess the adequacy of serrated polyp histologic sections Gastrointest Endosc 2012: 75supp; Abstract AB427-AB428

Tadepalli US, Feihel D, Itzkowitz SH, Freedman JS, Kornacki S, Cohen LB, Bamji ND, Bodian CA Aisenberg J. A morphologic analysis of sessile serrated polyps observed during routine colonoscopy. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2011; 74: 1360-1368

Freedman JS, Harari DY, Bamji ND, Bodian CA, Kornacki S, Cohen LB, Miller KM, Aisenberg J. The detection of premalignant colon polyps during colonoscopy is stable throughout the workday. Gastrointest Endosc. 2011; 73:1197-206.

Whitson MJ, Dikman AE, von Althann C, Sanyal S, Desai JC, Bamji ND, Kornacki S, Harpaz N, Bodian CA, Cohen LB, Miller KM, Aisenberg J. Is gastroduodenal biopsy safe in patients receiving aspirin and clopidogrel?: a prospective, randomized study involving 630 biopsies. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2011; 45(3):228-33.

Kornacki, S; West AB. NAFLD, NASH and Now NAS
Adv Anat Path: 2006; 13; 101.

Wu T, Kornacki S, Rashid A, Yardley J, Hamilton SR. Dysplasia and Dysregulation of Proliferation in Foveolar and Surface Epithelia of Fundic Gland Polyps from Patients with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis.  Am J Surg Path 1998; 22: 293-298.

Stokes MB, Jagirdar J, Burchstin O, Kornacki S, Kumar AK, Gallo G. Nodular Pulmonary Immunoglobulin Light Chain Deposits with Coexistent    Amyloid and Nonamyloidotic Features in an HIV-infected Patient, Mod Pathol 1997;10:1059-1065.

Huang J, Wistuba I, Gazdar A, Kornacki S, and Jagirdar J.  Utilization of Microdissection, PCR and Loss of Heterozygosity in the Study of a Gastroesophageal Junction Collision Tumor  Mod Path1997;10: A1070

Kornacki S, Christensen F, Lazenby A.  Graft-Versus-Host-like Colitis Associated with Malignant Thymoma: A case report. Am J Surg Pathol 1995; 19: 224-228.

Kornacki S. Antral Histology in Patients with Type A Gastritis Lab Invest 1995; 72: A358, abstract

Redston M, Seymour A, Caldas C, Kornacki S, Papadopolous N, Kinzler K, Kern S. Genetic Changes in Colitis-Associated Neoplasia. Gastroenterology 1994;107: 420-428.

Kornacki S, Chung HR, Khan MY, Sama JC. Adenosquamous-cellCarcinoma of the Ovary. Diagnostic Cytopathology 1989; 5: 79-83.