Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology



Henry D. (Bo) Edwards, M.D.edwards



Assistant Professor

Dept. of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Medical Director, Cytopathology

TN Valley Health Systems VA Medical Center



Contact Information



Office Location:
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service

Room A-18

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (VA)

Phone: 615-873-7394

Fax: 615-873-8521

Campus Mail address:

Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology-3rd Fl

MCN C-3321 (2561)


US Mailing address for VA:


Tennessee Valley Healthcare System

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service (113)

1310 24th Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37212


US Mailing address for Vanderbilt:

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Dept of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology-3rd Fl
MCN C-3321

Nashville, TN 37232-2561






MD, Mercer University School of Medicine
BME, Georgia Institute of Technology



Research Keywords



cytopathology, oncologic pathology, general surgical pathology, biopsy pathology



Research Description



My clinical research interests center on the processes involved in the initial evaluation of potential malignant diseases. Foremost among these is the selection and utilization of minimally invasive cytological techniques to generally establish the nature of mass-forming lesions as benign or potentially malignant and to further characterize these processes as thoroughly as the various techniques allow. Related interests concern the application upon cytologic material of ancillary testing to include special histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, and molecular diagnostics.

My other area of professional interest concerns the organization and execution of medical education at all levels up to and including postgraduate training in anatomic pathology and the subspecialty of cytopathology.



Clinical Research Description



cytopathology, fine needle aspiration biopsy, general surgical pathology, medical education






Edwards, HD, Oakley, F, Koyama, T, Hameed, O. The Impact of Tumor Size in Breast Needle Biopsy Material on Final Pathologic Size and Tumor Stage: A Detailed Analysis of 222 Consecutive Cases. Am J Surg Pathol, 2013

Kobayashi, D, Edwards, HD, Singh, J, Nadkarni, MD, Lantz, PE, Cook, AL. Portopulmonary hypertension secondary to congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunt with heterotaxy and polysplenia: a cause of sudden death in an infant. Pediatr Pulmonol, 46(10), 1041-4, 2011

Chapman, DB, Lippert, D, Geer, CP, Edwards, HD, Russell, GB, Rees, CJ, Browne, JD. Clinical, histopathologic, and radiographic indicators of malignancy in head and neck paragangliomas. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 143(4), 531-7, 2010

Edwards, HD, Sabio, H, Shihabi, ZK. Rapid quantitation of hemoglobin S in sickle cell patients using the Variant II Turbo analyzer. Ann Clin Lab Sci, 39(1), 32-7, 2009

Manavi C, Edwards H, Lantz P, and Papalas J. Histiocytoid Cardiomyopathy: Report of a Case and Literature Review. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory medicine, 132(9), 1487-1488, 2008