Amy W. Davis, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology

Dr. Davis is a member of the Division of Pediatric Pathology.
Office Location:
Department of Pathology, B259
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children's Hospital Drive
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Contact Information:
Office Telephone: 412-692-7811
Lab Telephone: 412-692-5650
Fax: 412-692-6550


  • BS - Kansas State University, 1995
  • MD - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine (TTUHSC), Lubbock, 2001

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Davis' personal areas of interest are pediatric dermatopathology and vascular lesions. As a pediatric pathologist, our field is broad and encompasses all organ systems as well as transplant, cytology and autopsy pathology with specific focus on tumors and diseases unique to the pediatric population.

Research Interests

Dr. Davis collaborates with multiple teams:
  • With gastrointestinal colleagues to identify histologic characteristics of injury and recovery in a murine model of pancreatitis in order to explore the potential role of computer software in identifying and quantifying these histologic changes
  • With multidisciplinary vascular anomalies team to investigate the potential role of cytology fluid to guide management of presumed vascular anomalies
  • With nephrology colleagues to isolate podocytes from autopsy tissue with the ultimate goal of using the cultured cells to investigate slit diaphragm integrity


  • Pediatric Pathology specialty certification
  • Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology


Pediatric Pathology

Awards and Honors

  • Research Fellowship Grant, Research Advisory Committee, CHP
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship
  • Center for Basic Cancer Research Scholarship (undergraduate)


  • Society of Pediatric Pathology
  • College of American Pathologists
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Selected Publications

View Dr. Davis's publications on PubMed

  • A computer-based automated algorithm for assessing acinar cell loss after experimental pancreatitis. Eisses JF, Davis AW, Tosun AB, Dionise ZR, Chen C, Ozolek JA, Rohde GK, Husain SZ. PLoS One. 2014 Oct 24;9(10).
  • Campfield BT, Nolder CL, Marinov A, Bushnell D, Davis A, Spychala C, Hirsch R, Nowalk AJ. Follistatin-like protein 1 is a critical mediator of experimental Lyme arthritis and the humoral response to Borrelia burgdorferi infection. Microb Pathog. 2014 Aug; 73:70-9.
  • Villasenor-Park J, Davis A, Singh S, Zuckerbraun N, Green M, Gehris R. (2012), Group A Streptococcal Panniculitis. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 Mar-Apr;31(2):256-8.
  • Campfield B, Nolder C, Davis A, Hirsch R, Nowalk A. The DBA/1 Strain is a Novel Mouse Model for Experimental Borrelia burgdorferi Infection. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2012 Oct; 19(10): 1567-73.
  • Shiose A, Takaseya T, Kim HI, Kobayashi M, Horai T, Rao S, Arakawa Y, Fujiki M, McCarthy MA, Liu Y, Lewandowski JJ, Davis A, Fukamachi K. In Vivo Evaluation of a New Surfactant Polymer Coating Mimicking the Glycocalyx of Endothelial Cells. ASAIO J. 2011 Sep-Oct;57(5):395-8.