Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery

Paul Rodriguez-Waitkus

Paul Rodriguez-Waitkus, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, College of Medicine Dermatology

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  • MD, Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2008
  • PhD, Biochemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana, 2004

Recent Publications

  • Vyas NS, Markow M, Prieto-Granada C, Gaudi S, Turner L, Rodriguez-Waitkus P, Messina JL, Jukic DM. Comparing whole slide digital images versus traditional glass slides in the detection of common microscopic features seen in dermatitis. Journal of Pathology Informatics. 7: 30, 2016.
  • Prieto-Granada C, and Rodriguez-Waitkus P, M. Basal cell carcinoma: Epidemiology, clinical and histologic features, and basic science overview Curr Probl Cancer. 39(4) : 198-205, 2015.
  • Prieto-Granada C, and Rodriguez-Waitkus P, M. Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and related entities: Epidemiology, clinical and histological features, and basic science overview. Curr Probl Cancer. 39(4) : 206-215, 2015.
  • Phung TL Du W Xue Q Ayyaswamy S Gerald D Antonello Z Nhek S Perruzzi CA Acevedo I Ramanna-Valmiki R Rodriguez-Waitkus P Enayati L Hochman ML Lev D Geeganage S Benjamin LE. Akt1 and akt3 exert opposing roles in the regulation of vascular tumor growth. Cancer Res. 75(1) : 40-50, 2015.
  • Kim, S., Rees, A., Rodriguez-Waitkus, P.M., Mir, M. and Hsu, S. Multiple Papulonodules on the Face and Scalp J Am Acad Dermatol. 70(2) : 397-9, 2014.
  • Du, W., Gerald, D., Perruzzi, C., Rodriguez-Waitkus, P.M., Enayati, L., Krishnan, B., Edmonds, J., Hochman, M., Lev, D. and Phung, T. Vascular tumors have increased p70 S6-kinase activation and are inhibited by topical rapamycin. Lab Invest. 93(10) : 1115-27, 2013.
  • Wat M, Sun GS, Rodriguez-Waitkus PM, Hsu S. Granuloma Annulare Mimicking Multicentric Reticulohistiocytosis Dermatology Online Journal. 19(11) : 20400, 2013.
  • Jabbar, A.S., Matinpour, K., Orengo, I., Rodriguez-Waitkus, P.M., Diwan, A.H. and Motaparthi, K. Eccrine hidrocystomas presenting as multiple papules on the cheeks”. Dermatology Online Journal. 19(8) : 19269, 2013.
  • Rodriguez-Waitkus, P.M., Bayat, V., George, E. and Sule, N. Gastrointestinal Histoplasmosis in a Hepatitis C Infected Individual Mycopathologia.. 176: 161-4, 2013.
  • Wang A, Risner-Rumohr S, Rodriguez-Waitkus PM, Dao H. Secondary Syphilis: A Case Mimicking Erythema Multiforme Clinically and Pathologically Dermatology Online Journal. 19(11) : 20403, 2013.
  • Chen, W.C., Rodriguez-Waitkus, P.M., Barroso, A., Balsaver, A. and McKechnie, J.C. A Rare Case of Gastric Fundic Gland Adenocarcinoma (Chief Cell Predominant Type) J Gastrointes Cancer. , 2012.
  • Rodriguez-Waitkus P, M, Byrd R, and Hicks J. Metachromatic Leukodystrophy and Its Effect on the Gallbladder: A Case Report Ultrastructural Pathology. 35: 271-6, 2011.
  • Suchanova P, Rodriguez-Waitkus P, M, and Eicher S. Rhinoscleroma in an Urban Non-Edemic Setting Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 147: 173-4, 2011.