Zhongxin Yu, MD

Zhongxin Yu, MD

The University of Oklahoma 
Health Sciences Center
Children's Hospital
1200 N. Everett Dr 
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

PHONE:  (405) 271-2422, x42236

E-MAIL: Zhongxin-Yu@ouhsc.edu


Associate Professor of Pathology

Oklahoma State Association of Pathologists Professorship

Director, Pediatric Pathology

Director, Pediatric Autopsy Service 


Qingdao Medical College
Qingdao, China
MD, 1983

Shanghai Medical University
Shanghai, China
M. of Med. Sci., 1989

Louisiana State University Medical School
New Orleans, LA
MS, 1996

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Pathology Resident, 2007
Chief Resident, 2006-07

Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Pediatric Pathology Fellowship, 2008

Professional Certification

Clinical Laboratory Scientist 
Specialist in Biochemistry & Immunology
Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

Certified Laboratory Specialist in Molecular Biology
NCA, 1999

Diplomate in Combined Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
American Board of Pathology, 2007

Pediatric Pathology Diplomate
American Board of Pathology, 2009


  1. Morimoto M, Yu Z, Stenzel P, Clewing JM, Najafian B, Mayfield C, Hendson G, Weinkauf JG, Gormley AK, Parham DM, Ponniah U, André JL, Asakura Y, Basiratnia M, Bogdanović R, Bokenkamp A, Bonneau D, Buck A, Charrow J, Cochat P, Cordeiro I, Deschenes G, Fenkçi MS, Frange P, Fründ S, Fryssira H, Guillen-Navarro E, Keller K, Kirmani S, Kobelka C, Lamfers P, Levtchenko E, Lewis DB, Massella L, McLeod DR, Milford DV, Nobili F, Saraiva JM, Semerci CN, Shoemaker L, Stajić N, Stein A, Taha D, Wand D, Zonana J, Lücke T, Boerkoel CF: Reduced elastogenesis: A clue to the arteriosclerosis and emphysematous changes in Schimke immuno-osseous dysplasia? Orphanet J Rare Dis, 7: 70, September 2012. (Internet-only journal)

  2. Wilson PL, Davis A, Goodman JR, Notley L, Li S, Lee J-Y, Yu Z, Wierenga KJ, Wagner AF.  Prenatal diagnosis of osteopathia striata with cranial sclerosis in a male fetus with a ~330kb deletion of Xq11.1 involving the WTX gene.  Am J Med Biol Res. Feb 2013;1(1):33-36. doi: 10.12691/ajmbr-1-1-6.

  3. Uwaydah N, Jones A, Elkaissi M, Yu Z, Palmer BW. Pediatric robot-assisted laparoscopic radical adrenalectomy for neuroblastoma in a 15-month old: a case report. J Robot Surg. Published online 05 December 2013. Doi: 10.1007/s11701-013-0441-0

  4. Hiebert J, Johnson A. Tran H, Yu Z, Glade R. Congenital tongue mass with concomitant cleft palate and bifid tongue: a case report and review of the literature. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2015 July 14. [Epub ahead of print] doi:10.1597/15-062. PMID: 26171569.

  5. Morimoto M, Wang K, Yu Z, Gormley A, Parham D, Bogdanovic R, Loecke T, Mayfield C, Weksberg R, Hendson G, Boerkoel C. Transcriptional and post-transcriptional mechanisms contribute to the dysregulation of elastogenesis in Schimke immuno-osseous dysplasia. Pediatr Res. 2015 August 26. [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1038/pr.2015.156. PMID: 26309238.

  6. Tran HH, McNall-Knapp RY, Gross NL, Alleman AM, Yu Z, Orr BA, Fung KM. Medulloepitheliomatous component of immature teratoma lacks amplification at chromosome 19q13.42 locus – report of a case. Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 2016;9(1):345-352. Epub 2016 January 1. Published 2016 January 15.
  7. Gallant R, Bonney P, Peek L, Yu Z, Crawford D. Voriconazole-induced hepatotoxicity following the administration of PEG-asparaginase: case report. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 October 17. doi: 10.1002/pbc.26293. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27748018
  8. Hiebert R, Welliver RC, Yu Z. Fusarium osteomyelitis in a patient with Pearson syndrome: case report and review of the literature. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 October 7; 3(4). doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofw183. PMID: 27757410
  9. Morimoto M, Myung C, Beirnes K, Choi K, Asakura Y, Bokenkamp A, Bonneau D, Brugnara M, Charrow J, Colin E, Davis A, Deschenes G, Gentile M, Giordano M, Gormley A, Govender R, Joseph M, Keller K, Lerut E, Levtchenko E, Massella L, Mayfield C, Najafian B, Parham D, Spranger J, Stenzel P, Yis U, Yu Z, Zonana J, Hendson G, Boerkoel CF. Increased Wnt and Notch signaling: a clue to the renal disease in Schimke immunoosseous dysplasia? Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2016 Nov 5;11(1):149. DOI 10.1186/s13023-016-0519-7. PMID: 27816064
  10. Nandyal R, Parham D, Yu Z, Escobedo M. Congenital alveolar capillary dysplasia and new associations: a case series with a report of new associations and literature review. Med Rep Case Stud. Mar 2017, 2(1): 129. (Journal not currently indexed for MedLine)

Book Chapters

Fung KM, Yu Z, Petropoulou K. Pediatric Malignancies: Pathology and Imaging. New York: Springer Science+Business Media; 2015. Chapter 6, Tumors of the Central Nervous System; p151-201.

Yu Z, Parham D, Kukreja M. Pediatric Malignancies: Pathology and Imaging. New York: Springer Science+Business Media; 2015. Chapter 7, Pediatric Cancer in the Head and Neck; p203-226.

Yu Z, Parham D. Biopsy Interpretation of Pediatric Lesions. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2014. Chapter 4, Soft tissue; p118-149.

Yu Z, Parham D. Color Atlas of Pediatric Pathology. New York: Demos Medical Publishing; 2011. Chapter 5, Soft tissue lesions; p79-101.