Bill A. Rampy, D.O., Ph.D..

Bill A. Rampy, D.O., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,
Pathology Education

University of Texas Medical Branch
5.220 Mary Moody Northen
Galveston, TX 77555-0428

Office: (409) 772-1718

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Bill A. Rampy, D.O., Ph.D..

Professional Education

Degree Institution Field of Study Graduation Year
B.A. University of Texas, Dallas, TX Experimental Psychology 1988
D.O. University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX Medicine 1998
Ph.D. University of Texas, Dallas, TX Human Development and Communication Sciences, Neuroscience and Cognition 2000
Residency University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX Anatomic Pathology 2002
Fellowship University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX Surgical Pathology 2002


2004 National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - Environmental Toxicology Training Grant
2009 Academy of Master Teachers Junior Faculty Educational Development Award
2010 UTMB Academy of Master Teachers Inductee
2010 Distinguished Teaching Professor for the University of Texas System

Professional Affiliations

2008 Fellow of the College of American Pathologists
2009 Group for Research in Pathology Education (G.R.I.P.E.), Executive Team Member
2011 Digital Pathology Association (DPA)
2012 Association for Pathology Informatics (API)

Research Interests

My career goals in Pathology Education are driven by keen interests in the domains of digital imaging, pathology informatics and online learning. A current research project integrates these interests as a novel approach for delivering pathology educational material to educators and students. The many challenges involved with development of a quality digital repository for pathology images will greatly enhance my skills and understanding for practical pathology informatics delivery. Moreover, direct dialogue with users across the audience of undergraduate and graduate medical students, faculty, and researchers will most certainly lead to better insight as to the most beneficial means to address the routine needs for pathology education materials. As the concept for development of a digital pathology repository, based upon Xythos iSpace is a novel approach, and especially since many educational institutions are adopting Xythos (Blackboard) technology for their routine file sharing platform, reporting the results of this endeavor to an education technology forum (such as Innovations in Online Learning, Annual UT Systems Conference) is sure to generate enlightening discussion as well as afford scholarly benefit.

Selected Publications

  1. Bernadini GL, Rampy BA. Applications of piezoelectric fluid jetting devices to neuroscience research. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 1991; 38: 81-88.
  2. Frederickson CJ, Rampy BA, Rampy SR, Howell GA. Distribution of histochemically reactive sinc in the forebrain of the rat. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy. 1992, 5: 521-530.
  3. Gatalica A, Lele, SM, Rampy BA, Norris BA. The expression of Fhit protein is related inversely to disease progression in patients with breast carcinoma. Cancer, 2000, 88: 1378-1383.
  4. Rampy BA, Waxman I, Xiao S, Logrono R. Serous cystadenoma of the pancreas with papillary features: A diagnostic pitfall on fine needle aspiration biopsy. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 2001, 125: 1591-1594.
  5. Haque AK, Gokhale S, Rampy BA, Adegboyega P, Duarte A, Saldana MJ. Pulmonary pathology in sickle cell hemoblobinopathy. Human Pathology, 2002, 33: 1037-1043.
  6. Logrono R, Rampy BA, Adegboyega P. Fine needle aspiration cytology of hepatobiliary cystadenoma with mesenchymal stroma. Cancer Cytopathology, 2002, 96(1): 37-42.
  7. Rosen EJ, Newlands SD, Rampy BA. Cribriform-morular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma. Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 2003, 129: 679-681.
  8. Velagaleti GVN, Tapper JK, Rampy BA, Zhang S, Hawkins JC, Lockhart LH. A rapid and non-invasive method for detecting tissue limited mosaicism: Detection of i(12)(p10) in buccal smear of a child with Pallister-Killian syndrome. Genetic Testing, 2003, 7: 219-223.
  9. Ge Y, Rampy BA, Xiao S. Marked reduction of CD1d expression in colonic mucosal epithelium in patients with microscopic colitis. Applied Immunohistochemictry and Molecular Morphology, 2006, 14:309-313.
  10. Gokhale S, Gatalica Z, Mohammed A, Rampy BA, Velagaleti GVN. FISH for HER-2/neu in breast cancer: Standardization makes the difference! Indian Journal of Cancer, 2004, 41: 152-158.
  11. Alcantara VR, Hernandez GC, Rampy BA, Aronson JF, Treinen-Moslen M. Attenuated gastropathy but not enteropathy of Diclofenac-cholestyramine complex in rats. Drug Development Research Journal, 2005, 64: 19-27.
  12. Oto A, Eltorky MA, Dave A, Ernst RD, Chen K, Rampy BA, Chaljub G, Nealon W. Mimicks of pancreatic malignancy in patients with chronic pancreatitis: correlation of computed tomography imaging features with histopathologic findings. Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, 2006, 35:199-205.
  13. Rampy, BA.: Development of Pathslides: A method for video presentation of Virtual Microscopy for disseminated Medical Education. Journal of Diagnostic Pathology. Submitted.

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