Amy Beckman

Assistant Professor


Amy studied biology at the University of Michigan as an undergraduate, served as a community health volunteer in the Peace Corps in West Africa after graduation, and then headed to the University of California, San Francisco for medical school. She was thrilled to match at the University of Minnesota for residency, with its diverse training sites, strong AP and CP instruction, and friendly, supportive environment. Amy is currently a member of the CAP's personalized health care committee and looks forward to pursuing a fellowship in hematopathology. She spends her free time hanging out with her husband and three sons.

Research Summary


Tashakori M and Beckman AKCirculating plasmablastic cells in a patient with HHV8-associated multicentric Castleman Disease and Kaposi sarcoma. Blood, 2023 Dec 14;142(24):2124. 

Cushman-Vokoun A, Schmidt RJ, Hiemenz MC, Fung M, Zhang BM, Bradshaw G, Gandhi M, Yao J, Yohe S, Beckman A, Grody WW, Giannikopoulos P. A Primer on Gene Editing: What Does It Mean for Pathologists? Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2023 Aug 23. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2022-0410-CP.

Kao RL, Jacobsen AA, Billington CJ Jr, Yohe SL, Beckman AK, Vercellotti GM, Pearson DR. A case of VEXAS syndrome associated with EBV-associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. Blood Cells Mol Dis. 2021 Nov 30;93:102636. doi: 10.1016/j.bcmd.2021.102636.

Hassan S, Fanola C, Beckman A, Li F, Nelson AC, Linden M, and Beckman JD. Adult Langerhans histiocytosis with rare BRAF mutation complicated by massive pulmonary embolism [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 25]. Thromb Res. 2020;193:207-210. doi:10.1016/j.thromres.2020.07.044

Plummer RM, Beckman AK, Hupp MM, Courville EL, Williams SA, and Linden MA. Diagnostic utility of performing flow cytometry on provider-submitted endoscopically collected gastrointestinal samples. OBJD. 2020. 10 (1). doi:10.4236/ojbd.2020.101001

Walk EE,  Yohe SL, Beckman A, Schade A, Zutter MM, Pfeifer J, Berry AB; College of American Pathologists Personalized Health Care Committee. The Cancer Immunotherapy Biomarker Testing Landscape. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2020;144(6):706‐724.


MD, University of California - San Francisco School of Medicine

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Fellowship in Hematopathology, University of Minnesota, 2020,
Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of Minnesota, 2019,

Licensures and Certifications

Board certified in AP and CP,



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