Lea F. Surrey, MD

Lea F. Surrey, MD
Lea F. Surrey, MD, is a pathologist in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Molecular Genetic Pathology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Pediatric Pathology

Titles and Academic Titles


Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




MacFarland S, Bauer AJ, Adzick NS, Surrey LF, Noyes J, Kazahaya K, Baloch Z, Mostoufi-Moab S: Disease burden and outcome in pediatric and young adults with concurrent Graves Disease and differentiated thyroid carcinoma. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 103:2918-2925, 2018.

Samuels SL, Surrey LF, Hawkes CP, Amberge M, Mostoufi-Moab S, Langer JE, Adzick NS, Kazahaya K, Bhatti T, Baloch Z, LiVolsi BA, Bauer AJ: Characteristics of follicular variant papillary thyroid carcinoma in a pediatric cohort. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 103:1639-1648, 2018.


Canna SW, Girard C, Malle L, de Jesus A, Romberg N, Kelsen K, Surrey LF, Russo P, Sleight A, Schiffrin E, Gabay C, Goldbach-Mansky R, and Behrens EM: Life-threatening NLRC4-associated hyperinflammation successfully treated with Interleukin-18 inhibition. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology November 2016.

Surrey LF, Russo P, Rychik J, Goldberg DJ, Dodds K, O'Byrne ML, Glatz AC, Rand EB, Lin HC.: Prevalence and characterization of fibrosis in surveillance liver biopsies of patients with Fontan circulation. Human Pathology 57: 106-115, November 2016.

Saul D, Degenhardt K, Iyoob SD, Surrey LF, Johnson AM, Johnson MP, Rychik J, Victoria T.: Hypoplastic left heart syndrome and the nutmeg lung pattern in utero: a cause and effect relationship or prognostic indicator? Pediatric Radiology 64(4): 483-489, April 2016.

Papasavvas E, Surrey LF, Glencross DK, Azzoni L, Joseph J, Omar T, Feldman MD, Williamson AL, Siminya M, Swarts A, Yin X, Liu Q, Firnhaber C, Montaner LJ.: High-risk oncogenic HPV genotype infection associates with increased immune activation and T cell exhaustion in ART-suppressed HIV-1-infected women. OncoImmunology 5(5): e1128612, Jan 2016.



Akgumus G, Gallo D, Surrey L, Aplenc R, Bagatell R, Bhatti T, Brodeur G, Fisher M, Hunger S, Luo M, Maris J, Mosse Y, Santi M, Tasian S, Waanders A, Chang F, Zelley K, Li M.: Cancer Predisposition Identified in Tumor-Only Next Generation Sequencing: Experience from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting March 2017.


Trusty PM, Wei Z, Russo P, Surrey LF, Goldberg D, Rychik J, Fogel MA, Yoganathan AP.: Liver fibrosis increases inferior vena caval flow and power output of the heart in single ventricle patients after Fontan. American Heart Association Annual Meeting 2016.

Posters and Presentations


Surrey LF, Wainwright LM, Tooke LS, Conlin LK, Pogoriler JE, Luo M. Genome Wide SNP Microarray and FISH Analysis of Gondaoblastoma Transformed to Dysgerminoma in a 46,XX Female Child. Association for Molecular Pathology 2015 Annual Meeting, November 5-7, Austin, TX, J Mol Diagn 2015, 17:753, Abstract ST05. Poster Presentation.

Surrey LF, Lin HC, Goldberg DJ, Glatz AC, O’Byrne ML, Dodds K, Rand EB, Rychik J, Russo P. Needle Biopsy Assessment of Hepatic Fibrosis in Fontan Circulation and its Association with Clinical Parameters. Platform Presentation at the Society for Pediatric Pathology Spring Meeting, Toronto, Canada, October 1-4, 2015. Recipient of Gordon F. Vawter Pathologist-in-Training Award. 9. 

Surrey LF, Munfus-McCray D, Pawel BR. Radiologic, Cytologic, and Histologic Correlation of Pediatric Thyroid Nodules. Society for Pediatric Pathology Spring Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, March 21–22, 2015. Pediatric and Developmental Pathology 18(2): e1-e24, March/April 2015.


Bhagat, M, Steinberg JA, Silvestry F, Surrey LF, Apter AJ, Takach PA, Soule BP. Suspected Non-Infectious Prosthetic Valve Inflammatory Dehiscence In X-Linked Chronic Granulomatous Disease. Annual Meeting of American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Vol. 133, Issue 2, AB252, 2014.

Lectures by Invitation

Surrey LF. Needle Biopsy Assessment of Hepatic Fibrosis in Fontan Circulation and its Association with Clinical Parameters,” Society for Pediatric Pathology, Toronto, Ontario

Awards and Honors

2015, Gordon F. Vawter Pathologist-in-Training Award, Society for Pediatric Pathology

2010,  Jesse H. Frank M.D. Prize in Pathology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

2010, Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

2005, Phi Beta Kappa, Cornell University

2004, Howard Hughes Research Scholarship, Cornell University

2003, Golden Key International Honor Society, Cornell University

2003, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Cornell University

2001-2005, Dean’s List, Cornell University

2001-2005, Diamond State Merit Scholarship

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

2016-present, Member, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Alumni Organization Board of Executives

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations


2015-present, Association for Molecular Pathology

2015-present, Society for Pediatric Pathology

- 2016, present, Junior Member, Practice Committee

2011-present, United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology


2011-present, College of American Pathologists

- 2011-2013, Resident Delegate

-2016-2018, Junior Member, Molecular Oncology Committee