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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

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, 2011-2015
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

Memberships and Professional Organizations

Philadelphia Pathology Society, 1991 - Present
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, 1995 - Present
American Society of Clinical Pathologists, 1995 - Present
Endocrine Pathology Society, 1997 - Present
American Society of Cytopathology, 1997 - Present
College of American Pathologist, 1997 - Present
American Thyroid Association, 1997 - Present
American Association for Clinical Endocrinologist, 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

Nomenclature Revision for Encapsulated Follicular Variant of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: A Paradigm Shift to Reduce Overtreatment of Indolent Tumors.

Nikiforov YE, Seethala RR, Tallini G, Baloch ZW, Basolo F, Thompson LD, Barletta JA, Wenig BM, Al Ghuzlan A, Kakudo K, Giordano TJ, Alves VA, Khanafshar E, Asa SL, El-Naggar AK, Gooding WE, Hodak SP, Lloyd RV, Maytal G, Mete O, Nikiforova MN, Nosé V, Papotti M, Poller DN, Sadow PM, Tischler AS, Tuttle RM, Wall KB, LiVolsi VA, Randolph GW, Ghossein RA., JAMA Oncol, 2016 [Epub ahead of print]

Detection of Molecular Alterations in Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma Using Next-Generation Sequencing: an Institutional Experience.

Wei S, LiVolsi VA, Montone KT, Morrissette JJ, Baloch ZW, Endo Pathol, 2016

The impact of FNAC in the management of salivary gland lesions: Institutional experiences leading to a risk-based classification scheme.

Rossi ED, Wong LQ, Bizzarro T, Petrone G, Mule A, Fadda G, Baloch ZW, Cancer Cytopathol 124(6): 388-96, 2016

Inter-Observer Variation in the Pathologic Identification of Extranodal Extension in Nodal Metastasis from Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma.

Du E, Wenig BM, Su HK, Rowe ME, Haser GC, Asa SL, Baloch Z, Faquin WC, Fellegara G, Giordano T, Ghossein R, LiVolsi VA, Lloyd R, Mete O, Ozbek U, Rosai J, Suster S, Thompson LD, Turk AT, Urken ML, Thyroid 26(6): 816-9, 2016

Using "residual" FNA rinse and body fluid specimens for next-generation sequencing: An institutional experience.

Wei S, Lieberman D, Morrissette JJ, Baloch ZW, Roth DB, McGrath C., Cancer Cytopathol 124(5): 324-9, 2016

Standardized terminology and nomenclature for respiratory cytology: The Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology guidelines.

Layfield LJ, Baloch Z, Elsheikh T, Litzky L, Rekhtman N, Travis WD, Zakowski M, Zarka M, Geisinger K., Diag Cytopathol 44(5): 399-409, 2016

Inter-observer Variation in the Pathologic Identification of Minimal Extrathyroidal Extension in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma.

Su HK, Wenig B, Haser GC, Rowe ME, Asa SL, Baloch ZW, Du E, Faquin WC, Giordano TJ, Ghossein R M, LiVolsi VA, Lloyd RV, Mete O, Ozbek U, Rosai J, Fellegara G, Suster S, Thompson LD, Turk A, Urken ML, Thyroid 26(4): 512-7, 2016

STK11 Mutation Identified in Thyroid Carcinoma

Wei S, LiVolsi VA, Brose MS, Montone KT, Morrissette JJ, Baloch ZW., Endocr Pathol 27(1): 65-9, 2016

Pathology of Struma Ovarii: A Report of 96 Cases

Wei S, Baloch ZW, LiVolsi VA, Endocr Pathol 26(4): 342-8, 2015