Zahra Alipour, MD

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

Contact InformationHospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 6 Founders Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Specialty Division

Anatomic Pathology


MD  Islamic Azad University, Tehran Faculty of Medicine, Tehran, Iran, 2005

Specialty Certification

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 2021

Postgraduate Training

Anatomic & Clinical Pathology Resident, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 2017-21
GI/Hepatic Pathology Fellow, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2021-22

Awards and Honors

Vincent Hyams Award for Best Platform Presentation, North American Society of Head and Neck Pathology, USCAP, 2019

Memberships and Professional Organizations

College of American Pathologists, 2017-present
American Society for Clinical Pathology, 2017-present
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, 2018-present
Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society, 2018-present
Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society, 2019-present
Hans Popper Hepatopathology Society, 2019-present

Selected Publications

Unexpected findings in the examination of lymph nodes from gastrointestinal cancer resection specimens

Yang Z, Sweeney JR, Alipour Z. Human Pathology Reports 8: 300635, 2022.

Programmed Death Ligand 1 Expression and Related Markers in Pleuropulmonary Blastoma

Alipour Z, Schultz KA, Chen L, Harris AK, Gonzalez IA, Pfeifer J, Hill DA, He M, Dehner LP. Pediatr Dev Pathol 24(6):523-530, 2021. doi: 10.1177/10935266211027417

Phosphomannose Isomerase High Expression Associated with Better Prognosis in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

Alipour Z, Agostini-Vulaj D, Findeis-Hosey J, Liu L, Gonzalez RS, Drage MG, Krigman H, Zhou Z. Clin Exp Gastroenterol 14:353-360, 2021. doi: 10.2147/CEG.S316492. PMID: 34511962

Real-time colorectal cancer diagnosis using PR-OCT with deep learning

Zeng Y, Xu S, Chapman WC, Li S, Alipour Z, Abdelal H, Chatterjee D, Mutch M, Zhu Q. Theranostics 10(6):2587-2596, 2020. doi: 10.7150/thno.40099. PMID: 32194821

Evaluation of Optimal Blood Culture Incubation Time to Maximize Clinically Relevant Results from a Contemporary Blood Culture Instrument and Media System

Ransom EM, Alipour Z, Wallace MA, Burnham CA. J Clin Microbiol 18;59(3):e02459-20, 2021. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02459-20. PMID: 33239377

Clinicopathologic Characteristic of Centrilobular Injury in Pediatric Liver Transplant

Gonz├ílez IA, Lu HC, Alipour Z, Kulkarni SS, Stoll JM, Liss KH, Dehner LP, He M. Liver Transpl 27(3):416-424, 2021. doi: 10.1002/lt.25958. Epub 2020 Dec 31. PMID: 33253466.

Clinicopathologic Determinants of Pathologic Treatment Response in Neoadjuvant Treated Rectal Adenocarcinoma

González I, Bauer PS, Chapman WC Jr, Alipour Z, Rais R, Liu J, Chatterjee D. Ann Diagn Pathol 45:151452, 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.anndiagpath.2019.151452. Epub 2019 Dec 14. PMID: 31945621

Clinical decision support for ovarian cancer subtype classification: an observer study with pathology trainees

Gavrielides MA, Miller M, Hagemann I, Abdelal H, Alipour Z, Chen JF, Salari B, Sun L, Zhou H, Seidman J. Arch Pathol Lab Med 144(7):869-877, 2020. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2019-0390-OA. PMID: 31816269

Co-registered Photoacoustic and Ultrasound Real-time Imaging of Human Colorectal Cancer

Yang G, Amidi E, Chapman WC, Nandy S, Mostafa A, Abdelal H, Alipour Z, Chatterjee D, Mutch M, Zhua Q. J Biomed Opt 24(12):1-13, 2019. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.24.12.121913. PMID: 31746155

The Effect of Selenium and Zinc on CD4(+)Count and Opportunistic Infections in HIV/AIDS Patients: A Randomized Double-Blind Trial

Hadadi A, Ostovar A, Edalat Noor B, Rasoolinejad M, Haji Abdolbaghi M, Yousefi S, Khalili H, Manshoori G, Khashayar P, Alipour Z, Safari N. Acta Clin Belg 75(3):170-176, 2020. doi: 10.1080/17843286.2019.1590023. Epub 2019 Mar 19. PMID: 30888253

Association of Serum Level of 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D Deficiency and Pulmonary Function in Healthy Individuals

Moghaddassi M, Pazoki M, Salimzadeh A, Ramim T, Alipour Z.  ScientificWorldJournal 2018:3860921. doi: 10.1155/2018/3860921. PMID: 29853801

Application of short message service to control blood cholesterol: a field trial

Sadeghian S, Shams M, Alipour Z, Saadat S, Hamidian R, Shahrzad M. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 17(1):32, 2017. doi: 10.1186/s12911-017-0427-3. PMID: 28351408