My current practice is based on the diagnosis and study of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases in children. My main interest is in pediatric solid tumors, gastrointestinal and liver pathology, and sudden infant death pathology.


Nodular fasciitis: A rapidly enlarging destructive periorbital mass in an infant
American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
R. Tom Liu and Erika Henkelman and Oana Popescu and Vivian T. Yin
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajoc.2018.04.019

Osteogenic sarcoma of the skull: long-term outcome of a rare tumor
Child's Nervous System
Ronette Goodluck Tyndall and Oana-Eugenia Popescu and Prevost Derek and Paul Steinbok
DOI: 10.1007/s00381-018-3937-0

Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide Promotes Intestinal Barrier Homeostasis and Protection Against Colitis in Mice
Xiujuan Wu and Victoria S. Conlin and Vijay Morampudi and Natasha R. Ryz and Yasmin Nasser and Ganive Bhinder and Kirk S. Bergstrom and Hong B. Yu and Chris C. M. Waterhouse and Allison M. J. Buchan and Oana E. Popescu and William T. Gibson and James A. Waschek and Bruce A. Vallance and Kevan Jacobson
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125225

Prenatal and postnatal findings in serpentine fibula polycystic kidney syndrome and a review of the NOTCH2 spectrum disorders
American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A
Brett M. Martin and Margarita H. Ivanova and Anna Sarukhanov and Ashley Kim and Patricia Power and Denise Pugash and Oana-Eugenia Popescu and Ralph S. Lachman and Deborah Krakow and Millan S. Patel
DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.a.36656

The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics
Mohammed A. Qadir and Shing H. Zhan and Brian Kwok and Jeremy Bruestle and Becky Drees and Oana-Eugenia Popescu and Poul H. Sorensen
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmoldx.2014.01.002

New anomalies due to methotrexate and misoprostol exposure in early pregnancy
International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics
Kate MacDonald and Wendy V. Norman and Oana Popescu
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2013.03.026

Fetal Progeria: Prenatal Sonographic Findings in Petty Syndrome
Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine
D. Pugash and K. A. Schrader and C. P. Dunham and O.-E. Popescu and M. A. Sargent and A. M. Lehman and S. L. Yong and L. A. Clarke
DOI: 10.7863/ultra.32.5.881

Carnitine Palmitoyltransferase I and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death in British Columbia First Nations
G. B. Sinclair and S. Collins and O. Popescu and D. McFadden and L. Arbour and H. D. Vallance
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-2924

SHIP-Deficient Mice Develop Spontaneous Intestinal Inflammation and Arginase-Dependent Fibrosis
The American Journal of Pathology
Keith W. McLarren and Alexandra E. Cole and Shelley B. Weisser and Nicole S. Voglmaier and Victoria S. Conlin and Kevan Jacobson and Oana Popescu and Jean-Luc Boucher and Laura M. Sly
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2011.03.018

The spectrum of eosinophilic cystitis in males: case series and literature review
Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
DOI: 10.1043/1543-2165-133.2.289
PubMed: 19195972

The spectrum of eosinophilic cystitis in males case series and literature review
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Popescu, O.-E. and Landas, S.K. and Haas, G.P.

Noninvasive sacral chordoma presenting as a benign soft tissue mass
Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
Oana-Eugenia Baboiu and William M. Taylor
DOI: 10.1016/j.anndiagpath.2005.11.003

Hepatic Mesenchymal Hamartoma: Cytogenetic Analysis of a Case and Review of the Literature
Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
Oana-Eugenia Baboiu and Howard Saal and Margaret Collins
DOI: 10.2350/07-02-0225


Current Projects
The project I am working now is about liver and renal histopathology in sudden infant death cases in aboriginal children homozygous for CPT1AP479L mutation. This mutation is associated with recurrent attacks of hypoketotic hypoglycemia during fasting, fever, and intercurrent illnesses. Clinical presentation of CPT1A deficiency is variable and ranges from sudden death in infancy to liver disease with hepatomegaly later in life. It appears to have specific histological findings in sudden death cases of homozygous infants homozygous for CPT1AP479L mutation compared with heterozygous and wild type cases.