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Zubair W. Baloch, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Contact InformationDepartment of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, Six Founders Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Office: 215-662-3209
Fax: 215-349-8994

Email: baloch@mail.med.upenn.edu

Specialty Division

Anatomic Pathology

Research Expertise

Molecular and immunopathology of thyroid neoplasia

Clinical Expertise

Endocrine Pathology (Cytology and Histopathology)

Other Expertise

ENT Pathology

Cytopathology Expertise

Pulmonary Cytopathology

Education

(Matriculation), Model School, Hyderabad, Pakistan, 1975
(Intermediate), Model College, Hyderabad, Pakistan, 1977
MBBS Liaquat Medical College, Jamshoro Sind Pakistan, 1985
M.S. Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, 1988
Ph.D. Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, 1991

Specialty Certification

American Board of Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1995
American Board of Pathology, Subspecialty Certification in Cytopathology, 1997

Postgraduate Training

Resident in Pathology, Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA, 1991-1995
Chief Resident in Pathology, Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA, 1994-1995
Oncologic Surgical Pathology Fellow , Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 1995-1996
Fellowship in Cytopathology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1996-1997

Awards and Honors

Best Graduate, Liaquat Medical College, Pakistan, 1984-1984
Deans List, Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, 1990-1991
Who's Who Among Graduate Students, 1991-1991
Sigma Xi, 1994-1994
Kevin Salhany Teaching Award. Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. University of Pennsylvania Medical Center., 2009
Peter C Nowell Teaching Award. Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. University of Pennsylvania Medical Center., 2010
US News Top Doctors, 2011-2018
Best Doctors in America, 2012-2014
Mastership in Pathology. American Society of Clinical Pathology Award, 2014
Presidents Award of Service. American Society of Clinical Pathology., 2015
Educator of The Year Award. Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology., 2018-2019
Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2018

Memberships and Professional Organizations

Philadelphia Pathology Society, 1991 - Present
American Society of Clinical Pathologists, 1995 - Present
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, 1995 - Present
American Thyroid Association, 1997 - Present
American Association for Clinical Endocrinologist, 1997 - present
Endocrine Pathology Society, 1997 - Present
College of American Pathologist, 1997 - Present
American Society of Cytopathology, 1997 - Present
Arthur Prudy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologist, 1999 - present
Papanicolaou Society, 2002 - Present
Endocrine Society, 2009 - Present
Philadelphia Endocrine Society, 2010 - Present
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Tissue Committee., 2010 - Present

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Selected Publications

Pembrolizumab-Induced Thyroiditis.

Imblum Brittney A, Baloch Zubair W, Fraker Douglas, LiVolsi Virginia A, Endocrine pathology 30(2): 163-167, 2019, PMID:31111437

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Application of the Milan System for Reporting Submandibular Gland Cytopathology: An international, multi-institutional study.

Maleki Zahra, Baloch Zubair, Lu Ryan, Shafique Khurram, Song Sharon J, Viswanathan Kartik, Rao Rema A, Lefler Holly, Fatima Aisha, Wiles Austin, Jo Vickie Y, Wang He, Fadda Guido, Powers Celeste N, Ali Syed Z, Pantanowitz Liron, Siddiqui Momin T, Nayar Ritu, Klijanienko Jerzy, Barkan Guliz A, Krane Jeffrey F, Rossi Esther D, Callegari Fabiano, Kholová Ivana, Bongiovanni Massimo, Faquin William C, Pusztaszeri Marc P, Cancer cytopathology 127(5): 306-315, 2019, PMID:31050186

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Interobserver Variability in the Histopathologic Assessment of Extrathyroidal Extension of Well Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma Supports the New American Joint Committee on Cancer Eighth Edition Criteria for Tumor Staging.

Turk Andrew T, Asa Sylvia L, Baloch Zubair W, Faquin William C, Fellegara Giovanni, Ghossein Ronald A, Giordano Thomas J, LiVolsi Virginia A, Lloyd Ricardo, Mete Ozgur, Rosai Juan, Suster Saul, Thompson Lester D R, Wenig Bruce M, Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association 29(5): 619-624, 2019, PMID:30913992

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Mucoepidermoid carcinoma, acinic cell carcinoma, and adenoid cystic carcinoma on fine-needle aspiration biopsy and The Milan System: an international multi-institutional study.

Miller James A, An Daniel, Shafique Khurram, Song Sharon, Rao Rema A, Viswanathan Kartik, Eykman Elizabeth, Wiles Austin, Ali Syed Z, Field Andrew, Fadda Guido, Barkan Guliz A, Layfield Lester J, Rossi Esther D, Powers Celeste N, Siddiqui Momin T, Kholova Ivana, Baloch Zubair, Maleki Zahra, Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology, 2019, PMID:31104944

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Clinical validation of the ThyroSeq v3 genomic classifier in thyroid nodules with indeterminate FNA cytology.

Nikiforov Yuri E, Baloch Zubair W, Cancer cytopathology 127(4): 225-230, 2019, PMID:30811896

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Performance of a Multigene Genomic Classifier in Thyroid Nodules With Indeterminate Cytology: A Prospective Blinded Multicenter Study.

Steward David L, Carty Sally E, Sippel Rebecca S, Yang Samantha Peiling, Sosa Julie A, Sipos Jennifer A, Figge James J, Mandel Susan, Haugen Bryan R, Burman Kenneth D, Baloch Zubair W, Lloyd Ricardo V, Seethala Raja R, Gooding William E, Chiosea Simion I, Gomes-Lima Cristiane, Ferris Robert L, Folek Jessica M, Khawaja Raheela A, Kundra Priya, Loh Kwok Seng, Marshall Carrie B, Mayson Sarah, McCoy Kelly L, Nga Min En, Ngiam Kee Yuan, Nikiforova Marina N, Poehls Jennifer L, Ringel Matthew D, Yang Huaitao, Yip Linwah, Nikiforov Yuri E, JAMA oncology, 2018, PMID:30419129

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The utility of the Milan System as a risk stratification tool for salivary gland fine needle aspiration cytology specimens.

Song Sharon J, Shafique Khurram, Wong Lawrence Q, LiVolsi Virginia A, Montone Kathleen T, Baloch Zubair, Cytopathology : official journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology, 2018, PMID:30303566

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