Giovanni D. Lorusso, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology

1901 Perdido Street
Department of Pathology,  Box P5-1
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 568-6031
glorus@lsuhsc.edu

http://www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/path200

Degrees

B.S. Science, University of New Orleans,
Magna cum laude, Valedictorian

 

M.D. Louisiana State University
School of Medicine, New Orleans

 

 

Board Certifications:

 

American Board of Pathology
Anatomic Pathology
November 1994

 

American Board of Pathology
Clinical Pathology
November 1994
  

American Board of Pathology
Cytopathology
July 1996

Bio

Dr. Giovanni Lorusso is a native New Orleanean who attended the University of New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.  He became interested in teaching during his pathology residency at LSU.  He completed a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology, and a sub-fellowship in renal pathology/electron microscopy, and joined the faculty of the medical center in 1994.  He concentrated in cytopathology and became board certified in 1996.  

He is currently a practicing anatomic pathologist with general surgical pathology and cytopathology experience.  He has been the course director for the LSUHSC Sophomore Pathology course since 1995.  As course director he has been a driving force in implementing technological advancements in the teaching curriculum.  He designed and developed the web-based curriculum for the pathology course, including digital organs, video clips, and virtual slides on the website.  The LSU pathology course was one of the first in the nation to use “Virtual Slides” (digitized microscopic slides) on examinations. 

Clinical Interests

Medical education
Surgical Pathology
Cytopathology
Fine needle aspiration
Diagnostic electron microscopy
Renal and transplant pathology
 

Selected Publications

Boudreaux, J.M., Colon, M.A., Lorusso, GD, Parro, E.A. and Pelias, M.Z. Baller-Gerold Syndrome: An 11th Case of Craniosynostosis and Radial Aplasia. American Journal of Medical Genetics. 37:447-450, 1990.

Lorusso, GD, Hoffmann EO, Flores TR, Rigney JA. A Microwave Method for Stat Processing Transplant Biopsies for High Resolution Light Microscopy.   Modern Pathology Vol 8 #1:160A, January 1995 Abstract #937

Lorusso, GD, Crapanzano J. Bronchial Biopsies and Bronchial Cytology are Complementary. Modern Pathology Volume 9 #1:35A January 1996 Abstract #189

Lorusso, GD, Hoffmann EO, Rodriguez, FH. Subcellular Details in Transplanted Organs are Visible by High Resolution Light Microscopy. Pathology International Volume 46, Supplement 1, pg 1996 Abstract #718

Hoffmann EO, Rodriguez FH, Lorusso, GD. A Catalog of Morphologic Patterns in the Glomerulopathies. Pathology International Volume 46, Supplement 1, pg 1996 Abstract #715

Rodriguez H, Hoffmann EO, Lorusso, GD. Practice Guidelines for Renal Biopsies, a Proposed Checklist Format. Pathology International Volume 46, Supplement 1, pg 1996 Abstract #728

E.O. Hoffmann., F. H. Rodriguez Jr , G. D. Lorusso, Working formulation: A check list to grade and stage kidney transplant biopsies. Web publication. Fourth Banff Conference on Allograft Pathology, March 07 - 12, 1997 Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta, Canada http://cnserver0.nkf.med.ualberta.ca/misc/Aoi/000i011c.htm Item 14, 1997.
Direct URL: http://cnserver0.nkf.med.ualberta.ca/misc/Aoi/A414.htm

STAT High Resolution Light Microscopy for Transplant Renal Biopsies. Teresa R. Flores, Ernesto O. Hoffmann, MD, Giovanni D. Lorusso, Marisa Velasquez. Web publication. Fourth Banff Conference on Allograft Pathology, March 07 - 12, 1997 Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta, Canada http://cnserver0.nkf.med.ualberta.ca/misc/Aoi/000i011c.htm Item 15, 1997.
Direct URL: http://cnserver0.nkf.med.ualberta.ca/misc/Aoi/A415.htm

Sarwar SF, Lorusso GD. Diffuse Endometrial Granulomatosis. American Journal of Clinical Pathology. 2003;120:432.

Sarwar SF, Lorusso GD, Sarma DP. Prostatic Epithelial Polyp Diagnosed in a Bladder Wash. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2003;29:356-357.

Lorusso GD. Creating Compatible Electronic Exam Questions: Ensure that what you see is what you get. Medical Education Online [Serial Online ISSN: 1087-2981]. December, 2003.
Available at: http://www.med-ed-online.org/index.html
Direct URL: http://www.med-ed-online.org/resources/CompatibleElectronicExamQuestions.pdf

Lorusso GD, Sarwar SF, Sarma DP, Restrepo S, Palacios E. Synchronous adrenal cortical carcinoma in a patient with lung cancer. The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society 2004;156(1):37-39.

Lorusso GD, Sarma DP, Fazekas-May M, Roth J, Sarwar SF. Collision tumor of apocrine carcinoma and squamous carcinoma occurring in the ear. American Journal of Otolaryngology 2004 25(3):219-224.

Hughes AD, Lorusso GD, Greer DL. The “Double-Layer Tape Prep”: An improvement to a standard technique. (Accepted for Publication in The Journal of Medical Microbiology)

Lorusso GD. Dealing with faculty resistance to electronic learning. Pathology Education. 2003 27(1):16-17.

 

Multimedia:

Preparing for your Fecal Occult Blood Sample. Department of Veterans’ Affairs patient instructional video, narrator. 

Virtual SlideBox of Histopathology - Medical Student Edition: An online digitized collection of 200 “Virtual Slides” representing the LSUHSC department of Pathology medical student teaching set. Available at: http://155.58.156.132/awv/index.ksh?dir=Courses/Path%20200 

Lorusso, GD, Ruiz, B, Sloop, G, Zieske, A. Electronic Atlas of Microscopic Pathology. Component module of Pathology 200 Website http://www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/Path200 ©2001-2009  

 

Papers Presented and Abstracts: 

"A Microwave Method for Stat Processing Transplant Biopsies for High Resolution Light Microscopy" (G.D.Lorusso: Presented at the International Academy of Pathology (IAP) General Meeting, March 15, 1995, Toronto, Canada) 

"Patologia de Transplante a Nivel Subcelular en 3 Horas" (T.R.Flores, E.O.Hoffmann, & G.D.Lorusso: Presented by T.R. Flores: XX Congreso Latinoamericano de Pathologicia, Sept 27-October 1, 1995, Santiago, Chile) 

"Bronchial Biopsies and Bronchial Cytology are Complementary"   (G.D.Lorusso, J.Crapanzano: Presented at the IAP General Meeting, March 26, 1996, Washington, D.C.) 

"Subcellular Details in Transplanted Organs are Visible by High Resolution Light Microscopy" (G.D.Lorusso, E.O. Hoffmann, F.H. Rodriguez: Presented at the IAP World Congress, October 23, 1996, Budapest, Hungary) 

"A Catalog of Morphologic Patterns in the Glomerulopathies" (E.O. Hoffmann, F.H. Rodriguez, G.D.Lorusso: Presented at the IAP World Congress, October 23, 1996, Budapest, Hungary) 

"Practice Guidelines for Renal Biopsies, a Proposed Checklist Format" (F.H. Rodriguez, E.O. Hoffmann,   G.D.Lorusso: Presented at the IAP World Congress, October 23, 1996, Budapest, Hungary) 

“Rapid High Resolution Light Microscopy in Transplant Pathology” (E.O. Hoffmann, G.D.Lorusso, F.H. Rodriguez, T. Flores: Presented at the Fourth Banff Conference on Allograft Pathology, 1997) 

Sinonasal Hemangiopericytoma Palacios. E, Restrepo CS, Rojas, Robertson, Lorusso GD American Society of Neuroradiology April 25 - May 2, 2003, Washington DC. 

“Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Image Findings in Sinonasal Hemangiopericytoma.” Palacios E, Restrepo CS, Lorusso GD, Bermudez S, Kaplan J. Presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society, May 4-9, 2003, San Diego. 

Sinonasal Hemangiopericytoma. Palacios E, Restrepo CS, Rojas, Robertson, Lorusso GD Sociedad Iberolatino Americana de Neuroradiologicia (SILAN) June 23-27, Estoril, Portugal. 

“Primary Sarcomas of the Kidney: Imaging Characteristics and Pathological Correlation” Billingsley ED, Restrepo S, Lorusso GD, Reina R, Gordillo H. Abstract #102974 Presented at the Radiological Society of North America annual meeting, Chicago, Dec 1-6 2003.

 

Additional Info

Selected Awards & Honors:

Henry M Selby & David E. Bourgeois Award for
Teaching Excellence in Basic Science.
Awarded May 13, 2005 by the Class of 2005.

Aesculapian Society Excellence in Teaching Award:
Class of 2005,
Favorite Professor Fall Semester 2002

Aesculapian Society Excellence in Teaching Award
Class of 2007,
Favorite Professor Fall Semester 2004

Aesculapian Society Excellence in Teaching Award
Class of 2011,
Favorite Professor Fall Semester 2008

Aesculapian Society Excellence in Teaching Award
Class of 2013,
Favorite Professor Fall Semester 2010

LSUHSC Class of 2005 Best Basic Sciences Professor

Outstanding Website Design (Path 200 website) 2003. 
Awarded by LSUHSC Tech Fee Committee

Selected by the Class of 2005 to participate in the “Hooding Ceremony” during the pre-commencement awards ceremony, May 13, 2005. (A physician role model is selected by the class to invest the graduates with their graduation hood)

LSUHSC Class of 2005 Favorite Course,
Pathology 200,Fall Semester 2002

Best Basic Science Department
Pathology. Awarded May 13, 2005 by the Class of 2005

Best Basic Science Department
Pathology. Awarded May 20, 2006 by the Class of 2006

Best Basic Science Department
Pathology. Awarded May, 2007 by the Class of 2007

Best Basic Science Department
Pathology. Awarded May, 2009 by the Class of 2009