Zhongbo (Jerry) Yang


Specializing In:

Cytopathology Molecular pathology

Research Interests:

Head and neck tumors Molecular testing in solid tumors

About Zhongbo (Jerry) Yang


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Assistant Professor of Oncology
  • Department of Pathology


Education and Training:

  • 1993-1998 - MD - Shandong Medical University, Shandong, China
  • 2001-2004 - MS - Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ


  • 2013-2017 - Pathology Resident (AP/CP), University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • 1998-2001 - Internal Medicine Resident, Peking University People’s Hospital, Beijing, China


  • 2018-2019 - Molecular Genetics Pathology Fellow, Virginia commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • 2017-2018 - Cytopathology Fellow, University of Miami/Jackson Health System, Miami, FL

Board Certification:

  • 2019 - Molecular Genetic Pathology, American Board of Pathology
  • 2018 - Cytopathology, American Board of Pathology
  • 2017 - Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology

Professional Memberships:

  • 2018-Present - Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP)
  • 2016-Present - United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP)
  • 2015-Present - American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
  • 2014-Present - College of American Pathologists (CAP)
  • 2013-Present - American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)

Honors & Awards:

  • 2018 - American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Foundation Annual Scientific Meeting Travel Scholarship, Washington, D.C.


  1. Yang Z, Gomez-Fernandez C, Lora Gonzalez M, Esebua M, Kerr DA. HPV testing through p16 immunocytochemistry in neck-mass FNA and its correlation with tissue samples. Cancer Cytopathol. 2019 Jul;127(7):458-464. doi: 10.1002/cncy.22156. Epub 2019 Jun 27. PMID: 31246356.
  2. Layfield LJ, Esebua M, Yang Z, Vatzmitsel M, Giorgadze T, Schmidt R. The Milan system for reporting salivary gland cytopathology: A study of inter-observer reproducibility. Diagn Cytopathol. 2019 Aug;47(8):765-768. doi: 10.1002/dc.24187. Epub 2019 May 9. PMID: 31074204.
  3. Yang Z, Esebua M, Layfield L. The role of mast cells in histologically "normal" appendices following emergency appendectomy in pediatric patients. Ann Diagn Pathol. 2016 Oct;24:1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.anndiagpath.2016.06.003. Epub 2016 Jun 23. PMID: 27649944.
  4. Yang Z, Esebua M. Challenges in Diagnosis of Primary Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma of Parotid Gland by Fine Needle Aspiration: A Rare Case Report and Review of the Literature. N A J Med Sci, 2016; 9(2):83-87. doi: 10.7156/najms.2016.0902083.
  5. Yang Z, Velez-Torres J, Kerr D. Challenges and Pitfalls in Diagnosing Epithelioid Angiosarcoma of The Thyroid on Fine-Needle Aspiration. ASCP Case Reports: Cytopathology. 2018; CY 1803.