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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, 2011-2018
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

Characteristics of Follicular Variant Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma in a Pediatric Cohort.

Samuels SL. Surrey, LF. Hawkes, CP. Amberge, M. Mostoufi-Moab, S. Langer, JE. Adzick, NS. Kazahaya, K. Bhatti, T. Baloch, Z. LiVolsi, VA. Bauer, AJ., J Clin Endocrinol Metabol, 2018[Epub Ahead of Print]

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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Impact on Clinical Follow-up of the Milan System for Salivary Gland Cytology: A Comparison with a Traditional Diagnostic Classification.

Layfield Lester J, Baloch Zubair, Hirschowitz Sharon L, Rossi Esther D, Cytopathology : official journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology, 2018, PMID:29723435

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Molecular Testing for Oncogenic Gene Alterations in Pediatric Thyroid Lesions.

Mostoufi-Moab Sogol, Labourier Emmanuel, Sullivan Lisa, LiVolsi Virginia, Li Yimei, Xiao Rui, Beaudenon-Huibregtse Sylvie, Kazahaya Ken, Adzick N Scott, Baloch Zubair, Bauer Andrew J, Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association 28(1): 60-67, 2018, PMID:29108474

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Noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP): Implications for the risk of malignancy (ROM) in the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (TBSRTC).

Zhou H, Baloch ZW, Nayar R, Bizzarro T, Fadda G, Adhikari-Guragain D, Hatem J, Larocca LM, Samolczyk J, Slade J, Rossi ED., Cancer Cytopathol 126(1): 20-26, 2018

Pathologic reporting of Tall Cell Variant of Papillary Thyroid Cancer: Have we reached a consensus?

Hernandez-Prera J, Machado R, Asa SL, Baloch ZW, Faquin WC, Ghossein R Md, LiVolsi VA, Lloyd RV, Mete O, Nikiforov YE, Seethala R, Suster S, Thompson LDR, Turk A, Sadow PM, Urken ML, Wenig BM., Thyroid 27(12): 1498-1504, 2017