You-Wen Qian
You Wen Qian, MD, PhD
Associate Professor and Director

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
The University of Texas Medical Branch


2003-2009 Ph.D Medical Informatics Rutgers University
Newark, NJ 
2001-2002 M.Sc Medical Informatics University of California at Davis
Davis, CA   
1991-1994 M.Sc Cardiology Fudan University Medical Center       
Shanghai, China 
1984-1989 M.D   Wannan Medical College,Anhui, China     



Dr. You-Wen Qian, is an Associate Professor and Director of Hematopathology Division in the Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Qian completed his medical education from Wannan Medical College in China, an AP/CP Pathology residency at Rutgers University (formerly UMDNJ-NJMS) and a Hematopathology fellowship at UCLA-Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Qian is Board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Hematology as well as Clinical Informatics. He also obtained a Masters from University of California at Davis and a PhD from Rutgers University, both in Medical Informatics.

Research Interest

  • Flow cytometryimmunophenotyping to diagnose hematopoietic malignancies
  • Towards flow cytometry automation in clinical laboratories
  • Lymphoma pathogenesis in viral infection induced lymphomas

Professional Activities:

2013-Present Associate Professor Division of Hematopathology
Depart  ment of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Galveston, TX
2013-2015 Associate Professor Division of Laboratory Information Services
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Galveston, TX
2010-2013 Assistant Professor Division of Hematopathology
Division of Laboratory Information Services
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Galveston, TX
2007- 2010 Assistant Professor Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School New Brunswick, NJ
1994-1997            Attending Physician Cardiology Fudan University               Shanghai, China    



  1. Dadfarnia T, Koshy J, Dong J. Qian YW Retrospective Study of Hepatitis C Virus Genotypes and its Association with Lymphoma. Journal of Cancer Research Updates. 2014; 3(2):129-133.
  2. Foshat M, Bates S, Russo W, Huerta A, Albright K, Indrikovs A , Qian YW. Plasma frozen at minus 20 degrees for two weeks does not affect PT, PTT, DRVVT, APCR and D-dimer levels. Applied Hemostasis. 2014, May 19.
  3. SedrakM, MuthukumarA,  Elghetany TM, Qian YW. Steroid-responsive atypical marginal zone hyperplasia of  the lip ina child.  American J Dermatopathology. Ahead ofprint,2014, 0:1-4.
  4. Akila Muthukumar, BarkatHooda, ‎You-Wen Qian, Marwa Abu el haija. Dyserythropoiesis in a Child with Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency and Coexistent Unilateral Multicystic Dysplastic Kidney. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2014 Jan 30.
  5. Jason Koshy, TaherehDadfornia, You-Wen Qian. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma arising in a composite lymphoma with biclonality by flow cytometry and one monoclonal band by PCR.Int J ClinExpPathol 2013;7(1):407-410.
  6. Koshy J, Alperin J, Jana B, Markowitz A,andQian YW. A Case of Philadelphia chromosome positive myeloproliferative neoplasm in a pregnant woman with unusual primarymyelofibrosisfeatures . Case Reports in Hematology. 2013;
  7. Zuo Y, Foshat M, Qian YW, Kelly B, Karnath B. A rare case of Kikuchi Fujimoto’s disease with subsequent development of systemic lupus erythematosus. Case Reports in Rheumatology.  2012, .
  8. Koshy J, Qian YW, Bhagwath G, Willis M, Kelley TW, Papenhausen P. Microarray, gene sequencing and RT-PCR analysis on a cryptic PML-RARA translocation. Cancer Genetics.  2012;205:537-540.
  9. Lee JH, Chen Y, Chan JL, Qian YW, Goydos JS.Molecular analysis of melanoma-induced sentinel lymph node immune dysfunction. Cancer ImmunolImmunother. 2011 May;60(5):685-92.
  10. Clement CG, Potluri VR, Gonzales J, Qian YW. Translocation (5; 11) in a conjunctival MALT lymphoma. Int. J.Clin. Exp.Pathol. 2011;4(7):722-726.
  11. Qian YW,Weissmann D, August D, Strair R.  Indolent T-lymphoblastic proliferation in Castleman disease. Lymphoma and Leukemia.2009;50(2):306-308.IF: 2.605 (2013);  Citations: 5.
  12. Czuchlewski D, Zhang QY, Qian YW and Foucar K. Absence of lymphatics in diffuse osseous hemangiomatosis. Human Pathology. 2009;40:143-144.
  13. Qian YW, Mital D, Lee S. An online flow cytometry decision support system. Int. J. Medical Engineering and Informatics. 2008; 1(1):109-124.
  14. Qian YW, Malliah R, Lee HJ, Das K, Meerani N. A t(12;17) translocation in an extraorbital giant cell angiofibroma.  Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics. 2006;165:157-160.
  15. Qian YW, Siegel D, Bhattacharyya P. CD30 positive cutaneous large cell lymphoproliferative disorder in a patient with multiple myeloma. Arch.of Pathol. and Lab. Med. 2006;130:e41-e43.
  16. Qian YW,  Sung RJ, Lin SF, Province R,Clusin WT, Spatial heterogeneity of action potential alternans during global ischemia in rabbit hearts. Am J Physiol Heart CircPhysiol2003;285:H2722-H2733.. IF: 4.012 (2013); Citations: 30.
  17. Qian YW, Clusin WT, Lin SF, Han J, Sung RJ. Spatial heterogeneity of calcium transient alternans during the early phase of myocardial ischemia in the blood-perfused rabbit heart. Circ. 2001(17); 104:2082-2087.IF: 14.948 (2013); Citations: 80.
  18. Qian YW, Li Z, Huang LX, Han XL,Sun LT, Zhou HQ, Liu ZY. Blocking effect of  Puerarin on   calcium channel in isolated guinea pig ventricular   myocytes. Chin. Med. J. (English) 1999;(9):787-789.
  19. Qian YW, Han XL, Jiang ZW. The changes of soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor in patients with coronary heart disease and its clinical significance. Chin. Circ. J.1997:12(3):195-197.
  20. QianYW, Yang XY, Yao RM, Yang YZ,Chen HZ. Protective effect of extra-cellular hyper-kalemia on schemia and reperfuson injury of isolated rat eart. Chin. J.Thorac.Cardiovasc. Surg. 1996;12(3)179-181.
  21. Qian YW, Yang XY, Yao RM, Yang YZ, Chen HZ. The electrophysiological changes of hypoxia and reoxygenation to mycardium and the effect of  hyperkalemia. J.Clin.Electrocardiol. 1996; 5(1):19-22.


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