Lija Joseph, MD

Adjunct Associate Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Lija Joseph
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Lija Joseph, MD, is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine. In 2017 she founded the patient consult program at Lowell General Hospital. In doing this, she allows the patient to view their biopsy for themselves. Using one-on-one discussions, she allows patients to understand their diagnosis for themselves and often they report feeling relieved to seeing their biopsy slides. Dr. Joseph hopes to expand this program to other hospitals in the greater Boston area.


  • Medical College - Thiruvananthapuram, MD
  • St. John's Medical College, MBBS


  • Published on 11/6/2018

    Booth AL, Katz MS, Misialek MJ, Allen TC, Joseph L. "Please Help Me See the Dragon I Am Slaying": Implementation of a Novel Patient-Pathologist Consultation Program and Survey of Patient Experience. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2018 Nov 06. PMID: 30398913.

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  • Published on 1/1/2014

    Eisenstein A, Vaisman L, Johnston-Cox H, Gallan A, Shaffer K, Vaughan D, O'Hara C, Joseph L. Integration of basic science and clinical medicine: the innovative approach of the cadaver biopsy project at the Boston University School of Medicine. Acad Med. 2014 Jan; 89(1):50-3. PMID: 24280854.

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  • Published on 6/1/2013

    DeNunzio NJ, Joseph L, Handal R, Agarwal A, Ahuja D, Hirsch AE. Devising the optimal preclinical oncology curriculum for undergraduate medical students in the United States. J Cancer Educ. 2013 Jun; 28(2):228-36. PMID: 23681770.

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  • Published on 3/7/2012

    McDonnell ME, Ganley-Leal LM, Mehta A, Bigornia SJ, Mott M, Rehman Q, Farb MG, Hess DT, Joseph L, Gokce N, Apovian CM. B lymphocytes in human subcutaneous adipose crown-like structures. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Jul; 20(7):1372-8. PMID: 22395812.

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  • Published on 7/12/2011

    Farb MG, Bigornia S, Mott M, Tanriverdi K, Morin KM, Freedman JE, Joseph L, Hess DT, Apovian CM, Vita JA, Gokce N. Reduced adipose tissue inflammation represents an intermediate cardiometabolic phenotype in obesity. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Jul 12; 58(3):232-7. PMID: 21737012.

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  • Published on 7/11/2011

    Shenouda SM, Widlansky ME, Chen K, Xu G, Holbrook M, Tabit CE, Hamburg NM, Frame AA, Caiano TL, Kluge MA, Duess MA, Levit A, Kim B, Hartman ML, Joseph L, Shirihai OS, Vita JA. Altered mitochondrial dynamics contributes to endothelial dysfunction in diabetes mellitus. Circulation. 2011 Jul 26; 124(4):444-53. PMID: 21747057.

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  • Published on 4/22/2010

    Quiroz R, Joseph L, Sam F. Serial troponin-I measurement as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool in chronic myocarditis. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Jul; 29(7):820-2. PMID: 20417129.

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  • Published on 10/7/2009

    Lazar HL, Joseph L, San Mateo C, Frame J, Cabral HJ, McDonnell M, Chipkin S. Expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase in conduits used in patients with diabetes mellitus undergoing coronary revascularization. J Card Surg. 2010 Jan-Feb; 25(1):120-6. PMID: 19811579.

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  • Published on 12/16/2008

    Bartunek J, Delrue L, Van Durme F, Muller O, Casselman F, De Wiest B, Croes R, Verstreken S, Goethals M, de Raedt H, Sarma J, Joseph L, Vanderheyden M, Weinberg EO. Nonmyocardial production of ST2 protein in human hypertrophy and failure is related to diastolic load. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Dec 16; 52(25):2166-74. PMID: 19095135.

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  • Published on 9/21/2008

    Joseph J, Joseph L, Devi S, Kennedy RH. Effect of anti-oxidant treatment on hyperhomocysteinemia-induced myocardial fibrosis and diastolic dysfunction. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2008 Nov; 27(11):1237-41. PMID: 18971097.

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