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Ellen C. Riemer, M.D., J.D.

Ellen C. Riemer, M.D., J.D.

Associate Professor
Director of Pulmonary Pathology
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Office: Main Hospital Room 281
Phone: (843) 792-4032
Fax: (843) 792-3537


Forensic Pathology
Pulmonary Pathology
Interstitial Lung Disease
Lung Transplantation
Cardiovascular Pathology


A.B.: Bryn Mawr College
J.D.: University of Wisconsin Law School
M.D.:Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine
Resident in Pathology: College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
Fellow in Forensic Pathology: Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the State of Maryland
Fellow in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Pathology: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


  1. Baatz KE. Newton DA, Riemer EC, Denlinger C, Jones EE, Drake RR, Spyropoulos DD. Cryopreservation of Viable Human Lung Tissue for Versatile Post-Thaw Analyses and Culture. In Vivo, 2014. July-Aug; 28(4): 411-23.
  2. Lee R, Reese C, Bonner M, Tourkina E, Hadju Z, Riemer EC, Silver RM, Visconti RP and Hoffman S. Bleomycin Delivery by Mini-Osmotic Pump: A Superior Model for Human Interstitial Lung Disease. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol, 2014, Apr: 306(8): L736-748.
  3. Luo H, Yount C, Lang H, Yang A, Riemer EC, Lyons K, Vanek KN, Silvestri GA, Schulte BA, Wang GY. Activation of p53 with Nutlin-3a Radiosensitizes Lung Cancer Cells via Enhancing Radiation-Induced Premature Senescence Lung Cancer. Lung Cancer. 2013 Aug, 81(2): 167-173.
  4. Kummerfeldt CE, Huggins JT, Riemer EC, Sahn SA. Pulmonary capillaritis in a patient with moderately positive anti-PL-12 antibodies. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, 2013;3(4):420-434.
    2013 Apr; 16(2): 233-234
  5. Bains SN, Tourkina E, Atkinson C, Joseph K, Tholanikunnel B, Chu HW, Riemer EC, Martin R, Hoffman S. Loss of caveolin-1 from bronchial epithelial cells and monocytes in human subjects with asthma. Allergy. 2012 Dec;67(12):1601-4.
  6. Al Gadban M, German J, Truman J, Smith KJ, Soodavar F, Heller D, Riemer EC, Twal WO, Oates JC, Hammad SM. Lack of nitric oxide synthases increases lipoprotein immune complex deposition in the aorta and elevates plasma sphingolipid levels in lupus. Cell Immunol 2012 Mar;276(1-2):42-51
  7. Lambert L, Riemer EC Judson MA. Rapid Development of Sarcoid Tenosynovitis: A Case Report and literature Review. J. Clin Rhematol 2011 Jun 17(4):201-3
  8. Yan H, Deshpande DA, Misior AM, Miles MC, Saxema H, Riemer EC, Pascual RM, Panettieri RA Penn RB. Anti-mitogenic effects of beta-agonists and PGE2 on smooth muscle are PKA-dependent. FASEB J. 2011 Jan;25(1):389-97
  9. Kokosi M, Riemer EC, Highland KB. Pulmonary Involvement in Sjogren’s Syndrome. Clin Chest Med. 2010 Sep;31(3):489-500
  10. Riemer EC, Yan H, Misior AM, Pascual R, Deshpande DA, Penn RB. Mechanisms underlying beta-agonist and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2)-mediated inhibition of airway smooth muscle (ASM) growth. Proc Am Thorac Soc 2009 May;6(3):327
  11. Ford A, Swing DC, Tobin JR, Riemer EC, Shetty AK. A 10-day old neonate with fulminant hepatitis and respiratory failure. J. Paediatr Child Health, 2008 Jul-Aug;44(7-8):471-2
  12. Deshpande DA, Pascual, RM, Wang S, Eckman DM, Riemer EC, Funk CD, Penn RB. PKC-dependent regulation of the receptor locus Dominates functional consequences of Cysteinyl Leukotriene Type 1 receptor activation. FASEB J. 2007 Mar 28
  13. Deshpande DA, Pascual RM, Mitchell C, Riemer E, Funk CD, Penn RB. Physiologic regulation of CysLT1 receptors: role of protein kinase C. Proc Am Thor Soc 2006;3;770
  14. Mou S, Nakagawa T, Riemer EC, McLean T, Hines M, Shetty A. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis complicating Influenza A infection. Pediatrics, 2006 Jul;118(1):e216-9
  15. Garside D, Ropero-Miller JL, Riemer EC. Postmortem tissue distribution of atomoxetine in fatal and non-fatal doses- three case reports. J. Forens Sci. 2006 Jan;51(1):179-82.
  16. Grand DS, Lawler LP, Riemer EC, Fishman EK. Mediastinal aspergilloma: a rare manifestation of a common infection with CT and pathologic correlation. Crit Rev Comput Tomogr. 2004;45(4):239-46.
  17. Riemer EC. Pulmonary Lymphangiomatosis. College of American Pathologists Autopsy Pathology Education Program, AU04-A4, 2004.
  18. Riemer EC. Inflammatory Atherosclerosis: Characteristics of the Injurious Agent (review). Arch Pathol Lab Med 2003 Nov,127 (11):1533-34.
  19. Papadopoulos KP, Murty VV, Matsushima A, Riemer E, Rao PH, Nichols GL. Translocation (4;15)(p16;q24): a novel reciprocal translocation in a patient with BCR/ABL negative myeloproliferative syndrome progressing to blastic phase. Cancer Genet Cytogenet. 1999 May;111(1):18-20.

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