Roni J. Bollag, MD, PhD


Department of Pathology, Section of Clinical Pathology

Office Phone: (706) 721-2771 
Office Address : BI-2022A 


Assistant Professor of Pathology.

Medical Director of Chemistry/Toxicology/Pt. Of Care Testing.

Medical Director of the Georgia Esoteric & Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory.

Appointment Date

July 2009

Appointment Type



MD, 2004; Georgia Health Sciences University

PhD, 1989; Yale University

MPHIL, 1987; Yale University

BS, 1984; Pennsylvania State University

Residency & Fellowships

1990; Postdoctoral Research Associate in Therapeutic Radiology with Dr. R. Michael Liskay at Yale University

1990-1993; Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Biolog y with Dr. Lee M. Silver at Princeton University

1994-2000; Assistant Professor of Medicine and of Cellular Biology and Anatomy, Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Medical College of Georgia

1999-2000; Microarray Core Facility Co-Director, Medical College of Georgia

2007-2008; Co-Chief Resident, Department of Pathology, Medical College of Georgia

Board Certification(s)

American Board of Pathology, AP/CP, 2009

Selected Publications

■  Weinberger, P.M., Adam, B.L., Gourin, C.G., Moretz, W.H.,  Bollag, R.J. , Wang, B.Y., Liu, Z., Lee, J.R., and Terris, D.J. (2007) Association of nuclear, cytoplasmic expression of galectin-3 with beta-catenin/Wnt- pathway activation in thyroid carcinoma.  Arch. Otolaryngol.   Head and Neck Surg.   133 : 503-510.

■  Ustün C., Kalla, A.,  Bollag, R.J. , Manaloor, E., Kulharya, A., and Jillella, A. (2007) Relapsed acute myelogenous leukemia occurring after 18 years with recurrent novel chromosomal abnormality, t(18;22)(q23;q11.2).  Cancer Genet. Cytogenet.   177 : 135-138.

■  Ding K.-H., Shi, X.-M., Zhong, Q., Kang, B., Xie, D., Bollag, W.B.,  Bollag, R.J. , Hill W., Washington, W., Mi, Q.-S., Insogna, K., Chutkan, N., Hamrick, M.W. and Isales, C.M.. (2008) Impact of glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide on age-induced bone loss.  J. Bone Miner. Res .  23 :536-43.

■  Chew C.S., Chen X.,  Bollag R.J. , Isales C.M., Ding K.H., Zhang H. Targeted disruption of the Lasp1 gene is linked to increases in histamine-stimulated gastric HCl secretion. (2008)  Am. J. Physiol. Gastrointest. Liver Physiol .  295 :G37-G44.

■  Dodd M.E., Shapiro B.A., Arun S., Ray S.,  Bollag R.J ., Bollag W.B. (2008) Vitamin D Signaling in the Epidermis.  In: Vitamins and Antioxidant Research . Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Hauppauge, New York: In press.

■ Ramalingam, P., Adeagbo, B.,  Bollag, R ., Lee, J., Reid-Nicholson, M. (2008) Metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma with CD138 positivity: An unusual mimic of multiple myeloma?  Diagn. Cytopathol.   36 :742-748.

■  Bollag, R.J.,  Vender, J.R., Sharma, S.S. (2008) Morphologic spectrum of progression in high-grade meningioma: A report of 2 uncommon cases.  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.   132 :1522a.

■ B ollag, R.J.,  Guggisberg, N., Cook, L.C. (2009) Transfusion medicine issues in cold agglutinin disease.  Check Sample  TM 09-1. Chicago, IL: ASCP Press.

■  Zhang, H., Chen, X., Bollag, W.B.,  Bollag, R.J.,  Sheehan, D.J., Chew, C.S.

■  (2009) Lasp1 gene disruption is linked to enhanced cell migration and tumor formation.  Physiol. Genomics  [Epub ahead of print]

■  Bollag, R.J ., Ramalingam, P., Davis, W.B., Reid-Nicholson, M. (2009)  Fine needle aspiration cytology of an endotracheal mass: An unusual presentation of anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Acta Cytol. : In press.


For a complete listing of all publications, see Dr. Bollag's work at PubMed.