Anja C. Roden, MD

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN, USA

Dr. Roden is a consultant and Associate Professor of Pathology in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN, USA. Her areas of expertise include thoracic pathology, pulmonary and cardiac transplant pathology and surgical pathology.  Dr. Roden also serves as the Medical Director of the Immunostains Laboratory of the Department.  She is a recipient of the “Dr. Hobart K.B. Allebach – Fellowship in Pathology – Outstanding Resident” award.  In addition, Dr. Roden is a member of the pulmonary pathology editorial board of the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. 

Dr. Roden focuses her research on thymic epithelial tumors, mediastinal neoplasms and lung transplantation pathology.   In 2009 she joined the International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group and serves as Vice President since 2014. Dr. Roden is also a member of the virtual thymoma panel of pathology laboratories of the Netherlands. She recently participated in the development of the dataset for Thymus Epithelial Tumours organized by the International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting. She has multiple publications on prognostic factors, histologic classification, staging, cell kinetic parameters and subtypes of thymic epithelial tumors. She also published on lung transplantation-related topics and non-neoplastic lung disease. Dr. Roden wrote many chapters on the pathology of mediastinal germ cell tumors, thymic epithelial tumors, malignant mesothelioma, pathology of non-neoplastic lung diseases, evaluation of lung allograft biopsies, thymic epithelial tumors and non-neoplastic lung diseases.