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Zubair W. Baloch, MD, PhD

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

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@pennmedicine.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-current
Mastership in Pathology. American Society of Clinical Pathology Award, 2014
Presidents Award of Service. American Society of Clinical Pathology., 2015
Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2018-Current
Educator of The Year Award. Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology., 2018-2019
H.P. Smith Award for Distinguished Pathology Educator. American Society of Clinical Pathology., 2020
Simon Flexner Award for Graduate Education. Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine., 2021

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 Association for Clinical Endocrinologist, 1997 - present
American Society of Cytopathology, 1997 - Present
College of American Pathologist, 1997 - Present
American Thyroid Association, 1997 - Present
Arthur Prudy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologist, 1999 - present
Papanicolaou Society, 2002 - Present
Endocrine Society, 2009 - Present
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Tissue Committee., 2010 - Present
Philadelphia Endocrine Society, 2010 - Present

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Selected Publications

Fine needle aspiration of salivary gland carcinomas with high-grade transformation: A multi-institutional study of 22 cases and review of the literature

Nakaguro M, Faquin WC, Baloch ZW, Cantley RL, Compton ML, Ely KA, Holmes BJ, Hu R, Kerr DA, Montone KT, Nishino M, Pantanowitz L, Rossi ED, Sadow PM., Cancer Cytopathol 129(): 318-325, 2021, PMID:33211402

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ThyroSeq v3 for Bethesda III and IV: An institutional experience

Desai D, Lepe M, Baloch ZW, Mandel SJ, Cancer Cytopathol[Epub Ahead of Print] 129(2): 164-170, 2021

NTRK Fusions Identified in Pediatric Tumors: The Frequency, Fusion Partners, and Clinical Outcome

Zhao X, Kotch C, Fox E, Surrey LF, Wertheim GB, Baloch ZW, Lin F, Pillai V, Luo M, Kreiger PA, Pogoriler JE, Linn RL, Russo PA, Santi M, Resnick AC, Storm PB, Hunger SP, Bauer AJ, Li MM., JCO Precis Oncol 1(): PO, 2021, PMID:34036219

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Assessing the diagnostic accuracy for pleomorphic adenoma and Warthin tumor by employing the Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytopathology: An international, multi-institutional study

Allison DB, Smith AP, An D, Miller JA, Shafique K, Song S, Viswanathan K, Eykman E, Rao RA, Wiles A, Barkan GA, Nayar R, Fadda G, Powers CN, Rossi ED, Siddiqui MT, Ali SZ, Kholová I, Layfield LJ, Field A, Baloch Z, Maleki Z., Cancer Cytopathol 129(): 43-52, 2021, PMID:32767837

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Diagnostic performance of Milan system for reporting salivary gland cytopathology: A prospective study

Hosseini SM, Resta IT, Baloch ZW., Diagn Cytopathol iagn Cytopathol(): , 2021, PMID:33823076

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Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinomas: Does Sub-typing Predict Aggressive Clinical Behavior?

Gubbiotti MA, Livolsi V, Montone K, Baloch Z., Hum Pathol um Pathol(): , 2021, PMID:33971214

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American Association of Clinical Endocrinology And Associazione Medici Endocrinologi Thyroid Nodule Algorithmic Tool

Garber JR, Papini E, Frasoldati A, Lupo MA, Harrell RM, Parangi S, Patkar V, Baloch ZW, Pessah-Pollack R, Hegedus L, Crescenzi A, Lubitz CC, Paschke R, Randolph GW, Guglielmi R, Lombardi CP, Gharib H., Endocr Pract ndocr Pract(): , 2021, PMID:34090820

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Global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cytopathology practice: Results from an international survey of laboratories in 23 countries

Vigliar E, Cepurnaite R, Alcaraz-Mateos E, Ali SZ, Baloch ZW, Bellevicine C, Bongiovanni M, Botsun P, Bruzzese D, Bubendorf L, Büttner R, Canberk S, Capitanio A, Casadio C, Cazacu E, Cochand-Priollet B, D'Amuri A, Eloy C, Engels M, Fadda G, Fontanini G, Fulciniti F, Hofman P, Iaccarino A, Ieni A, Jiang XS, Kakudo K, Kern I, Kholova I, Liu C, Lobo A, Lozano MD, Malapelle U, Maleki Z, Michelow P, Musayev J, Özgün G, Oznur M, Peiró Marqués FM, Pisapia P, Poller D, Pyzlak M, Robinson B, Rossi ED, Roy-Chowdhuri S, Saieg M, Savic Prince S, Schmitt FC, Javier Seguí Iváñez F, Štoos-Veić T, Sulaieva O, Sweeney BJ, Tuccari G, van Velthuysen ML, VanderLaan PA, Vielh P, Viola P, Voorham R, Weynand B, Zeppa P, Faquin WC, Pitman MB, Troncone G., Cancer Cytopathol 128(): 885-894, 2020, PMID:33108683

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Predicting Metastatic Potential in Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma: A Comparison of PASS and GAPP Scoring Systems

Wachtel H, Hutchens T, Baraban E, Schwartz LE, Montone K, Baloch Z, LiVolsi V, Krumeich L, Fraker DL, Nathanson KL, Cohen DL, Fishbein L., J Clin Endocrinol Metab 105(): e4661-70, 2020, PMID:32877928

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