B.S. in Biochemistry - Lipscomb University (2010)
MD - Georgetown University (2014)
AP/CP Residency - The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2018)
Cytopathology Fellowship - The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2019)
Representative Publications & Other Scholarly Work
Allison DB, Wiles A, Maleki Z. Reply to Assessing the diagnostic accuracy for pleomorphic adenoma and Warthin tumor by employing the Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytopathology: An international, multi-institutional study. Cancer Cytopathology. (Online pre-print Dec 01, 2020)
Stanback AE, Conroy LR, Young LEA, Markussen KH, Hawkinson TR, Clark HA, Allison DB, Sun RC. Regional N-Glycan and Lipid Analysis from Tissues Using MALDI-Mass Spectrometry Imaging. STAR Protocols. 2021;2(1):100304.
Lilo MT, Allison D, Wang Y, et al. Expression of P40 and P63 in lung cancers using fine needle aspiration cases. Understanding clinical pitfalls and limitations. J Am Soc Cytopathology. 2016;5(3):123-132.
Allison DB, Miller JA, Coquia SF, Maleki Z. Ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration with concurrent small core biopsy of neck masses and lymph nodes yields adequate material for HPV testing in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas. J Am Soc Cytopathology. 2016;5(1):22-30.
Ladd MR, Garcia AV, Allison DB, et al. Intraluminal Meckel’s Duplication Cyst Causing Bowel Obstruction in an Infant: A Role for Laparotomy. Case Reports in Pediatrics, vol. 2016, Article ID 4717403, 4 pages, 2016.
Allison DB and Maleki Z. HPV-related Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: An Update and Review Article. J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2016;5(4):203-215
Allison, DB, Olson, MT, Lilo M, et al. Should the BK polyomavirus cytopathic effect be best classified as atypical or benign in urine cytology specimens? Cancer Cytopathol. 2016; 124: 436–442. (Featured on cover of the June 2016 issue)
Allison, DB, Lilo, MT, Geddes S, et al. Detection of PIK3CA mutations, including a novel mutation of V344G in exon 4, in metastatic lung adenocarcinomas: A retrospective study of 115 FNA cases. Cancer Cytopathol. 2016;124: 485–492 (Featured on the cover of the July 2016 issue)
Crawford TC, Allison DB, Kilic A, Schwartz DA. "A Curious Case of Intussusception." AJSP: Reviews & Reports. 2016;21(4):200-202.
Allison DB, Olson MT, Maleki Z, Ali SZ. Metastatic urinary tract cancers in pap test: Cytomorphologic findings and differential diagnosis. Diagn Cytopathol. 2016;44(12):1078-1081.
Allison DB, and Baras AS. Molecular features of urothelial carcinoma of the bladder: A brief overview with histologic and clinical correlates. AJSP: Reviews & Reports. 2016;21(6):284-292.
Allison, DB, Bishop, JA and Ali SZ. Cytopathologic characteristics of SMARCB1 (INI-1) deficient sinonasal carcinoma: A potential diagnostic pitfall. Diagn. Cytopathol. 2016;44: 700–703.
Allison, DB, Wakely, PE, Siddiqui, MT and Ali, SZ. Nodular fasciitis: A frequent diagnostic pitfall on fine-needle aspiration. Cancer Cytopathol. 2017;125: 20–29. (Featured on cover of the January 2017 issue)
Lilo MT, VandenBussche CJ, Allison DB, et al. Serous cystadenoma of the pancreas: Potentials and pitfalls of a preoperative cytopathologic diagnosis. Acta Cytol. 2017;61:27-33.
Miller J, Allison DB, Maleki Z. Interpretation of HPV DNA in situ hybridization in HPV-related head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: An achievable task in cell block and small biopsy material. J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2017;6(3):89-95.
VandenBussche CJ, Allison DB, Graham MK, et al. Alternative lengthening of telomeres and ATRX/DAXX loss can be reliably detected in FNAs of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Cancer Cytopathol. 2017;125: 544-551.
Lilo MT, Allison DB, Younes BK, et al. The Critical Role of Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration Cytology in The Staging of Mediastinal Lymph Nodes in Lung Cancer Patients: A Correlation Study with Positron Emission Tomography Findings. Cancer Cytopathol. 2017;125: 717-725:
Allison DB, McCuiston AM, VandenBussche CJ. The fine needle aspiration of soft tissue neoplasms with neuroendocrine differentiation. J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2017;6(5): 185-193.
Allison DB, McCuiston AM, Maleki Z. Cystic Major Salivary Gland Lesions: Utilizing fine needle aspiration to optimize the clinical management of a broad and diverse differential diagnosis. Diagn Cytopathol. 2017;45: 800-807.
Davis RJ, Allison DB, Mydlarz WK. An Aggressive Sinonasal Mass with Parameningeal Extension. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(5): 447-448.
Zheng G, Streiff MB, Allison DB, Takemoto CM, et al. A Novel Diagnostic Algorithm for Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia. Int J Lab Hematol. 2018;40 (5), 527-532
VandenBussche CJ, Allison DB, Gupta M, Ali S, Rosenthal D. A 20 Year and 46,000 Specimen Journey to Paris Reveals the Influence of Reporting Systems and Passive Peer Feedback on Pathologist Practice Patterns. Cancer Cytopathol. 2018;126: 381-389.
Allison DB, Sharma R, Cowan ML, VandenBussche CJ. Evaluation of Sienna Cancer Diagnostics hTERT Antibody on 500 Consecutive Urinary Tract Specimens. Acta Cytol. 2018;62: 302–310.
Allison DB, Simner PJ, Syed ZA. Identification of Microorganisms on Cytology Specimens: A Review of Ancillary Diagnostic Techniques. Cancer Cytopathol. 2018;126: 643-653.
Allison DB, VandenBussche CJ, Rooper LM, Wakely PE, Rossi ED, Faquin WC, Ali SZ. Nodular Fasciitis of the Parotid Gland: A Challenging Diagnosis on Fine Needle Aspiration. Cancer Cytopathol. 2018;126: 872-880.
Gelwan E, Allison DB, Cowan ML, DeLuca J, Fite JJ, Wangsiricharoen S, Williamson B, Zhang LM, Zhou A, VandenBussche CJ. Performance of the CellSolutions BestPrep® Cell Sorter Imaging System in the Digital Image Analysis of Urinary Tract Cytology Specimens. J Am Soc Cytopathology. 2019;8(1): 18-26.
Allison DB, Rooper LM, Mustafa S, Maleki Z, Wakely PE, Bishop, JA, Ali SZ. Cytopathologic Characteristics of Human Papilloma Virus-Related Small Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx. Cancer Cytopathol. 2019;127: 35-43.
Allison DB and VandenBussche CJ. A Review of Urine Ancillary Tests in the Era of the Paris System. Acta Cytologica. 2019;6:1-11.
Smith AP, Dueber JC, Allison DB. A Diagnostic Review of Carcinomas and Sarcomas of the Mediastinum: Making the diagnosis on fine-needle aspiration and core needle biopsy specimens. Semin Diagn Pathol. 2020;37(4):187-198.
Allison DB, Smith AP, An D, et al. Assessing the diagnostic accuracy for pleomorphic adenoma and warthin tumor by employing the Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytopathology: An international, multi-institutional study. [published online ahead of print, Aug 7, 2020]. Cancer Cytopathol. 2020;10.1002/cncy.22339.
Zahra M, Allison DB, Hill M, Satomi K, David E, Pantanowitz L. Application of The Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytopathology to Cystic Salivary Gland Lesions. Accepted Sept 3, 2020 for publication in Cancer Cytopathology.
VandenBussche CJ, Rodriguez EF, Allison DB, Zhang ML. Atlas of Cytopathology: A Pattern Based Approach. Philadelphia, PA: Lipincott William & Wilkins, September 2, 2019.
Ali SZ, VandenBussche CJ, Ho C, Nguyen DN, Allison DB, Cimino-Mathews A. Atlas of Exfoliative Cytopathology with Histopathologic Correlations. New York, NY: Demos Medical Publishing, December 30, 2017.
Allison DB and Li QK. Chapter 4: "Pulmonary Cytology." In: Atlas of Non-Gynecologic Cytopathology, p. 103-131. Springer International Publishing, 2018
Allison DB, Borzik D, Li QK. Chapter 7: "Liver Cytology." In: Atlas of Non-Gynecologic Cytopathology, p. 173-198. Springer International Publishing, 2018.