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J. Steve Hou

J. Steve Hou, MD


Department: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Practices: Drexel Pathology

Specialties: Pathology


  • MD - Weifang Medical College, Shandong, China (1982)

Dr. J. Steve Hou is a clinical pathologist in Center City Philadelphia.

Clinical Services

Hematopathology, Surgical pathology, Genitourinary pathology


  • Surgical Pathology - MCP/Hahnemann University (1998)
  • Hematopathology - Drexel University College of Medicine (2006)


  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - Albany Medical College (1997)

J. Steve Hou, MD, is a professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Research Interests

T-cell lymphoma, flow cytometry


"Flow Cytometric Criteria for Lymph Node Ratings and Staging of Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary Syndrome"
Eric C. Vonderheid, J. Steve Hou, and Robert Bigler
Annals of Clinical Pathology 6(5): 1150, December 11, 2018

"Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma in an adult spleen: An unusual presentation"
Ahmed A. Abdulrahman, Jie Yan, J. Steve Hou
Human Pathology: Case Reports, 10:15-17, 2017

"Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm with absolute monocytosis at presentation"
Joseph M. Jaworski, Vanlila K. Swami, Rebecca C. Heintzelman, Christina L. Chung, Jeremy Peck, Matthew Fanelli, Micheal Styler, Sanaa Rizk, J. Steve Hou
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine International, 7:7-10, 2015

"FoxP3 Positive T-regulatory Cells in Lymph Nodes of Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary Syndrome"
Rekha Bhat, Bhavna Khandpur, Eric C. Vonderheid, J.Steve Hou
Lymphoma, Article lD 597908, 2014

"Retroperitoneal Castleman's disease: advocating a multidisciplinary approach for a rare clinical entity"
Austin D. Williams, Adriana Sanchez, Jun Steve Hou, Rene Rothstein Rubin, Mark E Hysell, Blake D Babcock, Mohammad F Shaikh, Michael S Weingarten and Wilbur B Bowne
World Journal of Surgical Oncology,12:30 PMID: 24495409, 2014

Review Article: "Primary small cell carcinoma of the bladder: Case report with review of the literature"
Shefali Ballal and J. Steve Hou
Drexel Med Journal, 7:70-73, 2013

"Thymidine Phosphorylase Expression in B-cell Lymphomas and lts Significance"
Xingcao Nie, Peter M. Clifford, Rekha Bhat, Rebecca Heintzelman, Mini Abraham, and J. Steve Hou
Anal Quant Cytopathol Histopathol; 35:301-305. PMID: 24617035, 2013

"Mycosis Fungoides With Unusual Granulomatous Pulmonary Manifestations"
Shefali S Ballal, Joseph M Jaworski, J Steve Hou
The lnternet Journal of Hematology, Volume 9 Number 1, 2013

"Classification of the Four Main Types of Lung Cancer Using a MicroRNA-Based Diagnostic Assay"
Shlomit Gilad, Gila Lithwick-Yanai, Iris Barshack, Sima Benjamin, Irit Krivitsky, Tina Bocker Edmonston, Marluce Bibbo, Craig Thurm, Laurie Horowitz, Yajue Huang, Meora Feinmesser, J. Steve Hou, Brianna St. Cyr, Ilanit Burnstein, Hadas Gibori, Nir Dromi, Mats Sanden, Michal Kushnir, Ranit Aharonov.
The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, 14(5).510-517, 2012

"FOXOI-FGFR1 fusion and amplification in a solid variant of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma"
Jinglan Liu, Miguel A. Guzman, Donna Pezanowski, Dilipkumar Patel, John Hauptman, Matthew Keisling, J. Steve Hou, Peter R Papenhausen, Judy M. Pascasio, Hope H. Punnett, Gregory E Halligan and Jean-Pierre de Chadarevian
Modern Pathology 24,1327-1335, 2011

"Expression of Thymidine Phosphorylase in Lymph Nodes Involved with Mycosis Fungoides and Syzary Syndrome"
Xingcao Nie, Rekha Bhat, Essel Dulaimi Al-Saleem, Eric C. Vonderheid and J. Steve Hou
Advances in Hematology, Article ID: 875135, 2011

"Cutaneous and Systemic Plasmacytosis vs. Cutaneous Plasmacytic Castleman Disease: Review and Speculations About Pathogenesis"
Maryam Haque, J. Steve Hou, Katsuya Hisamichi, Koji Tamada, Carrie Ann Cusack, Mark Abdelmalek, Robert E. Brown, Eric C. Vonderheid
Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk 11(6):453-61 (2011), PMtD 21940235, 2011

Contact Information

Practice Office

Drexel Pathology Lab
245 N. 15th Street
Mail Stop 435
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.762.3753
Fax: 215.762.3978