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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
American Society of Clinical Pathologists, 1995 - Present
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, 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

Making a case for the success of Milan system for reporting salivary gland cytopathology

Gubbiotti MA, Jalaly J, Baloch Z., Diagn Cytopathol 50(9): 451-455, 2022, PMID:35801712

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Salivary gland neoplasms with basaloid features in the era of the Milan system for reporting salivary gland cytology: Classification and interobserver agreement

Layfield LJ, Esebua M, Pantanowitz L, Maleki Z, Vazmitsel M, Baloch Z, Cantley RL, Schmidt R., Diagn Cytopathol 50(7): 341-349, 2022, PMID:35460214

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Application of the Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytopathology in pediatric patients: An international, multi-institutional study

Maleki Z, Saoud C, Viswanathan K, Kilic I, Tommola E, Griffin DT, Heider A, Petrone G, Jo VY, Centeno BA, Saieg M, Mikou P, Fadda G, Ali SZ, Kholová I, Wojcik EM, Barkan GA, Eisele DW, Bellevicine C, Vigliar E, Wiles AB, Al-Ibraheemi A, Allison DB, Dixon GR, Chandra A, Walsh JM, Baloch ZW, Faquin WC, Krane JF, Rossi ED, Pantanowitz L, Troncone G, Callegari FM, Klijanienko J., Cancer Cytopathol 130(5): 370-380, 2022, PMID:35081269

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COVID-19 pandemic impact on cytopathology practice in the post-lockdown period: An international, multicenter study

Vigilar, E. Pisapia, P. Dello lacovo, F. Alcaraz-Mateos, E. Ali, G. Ali, S.Z. Baloch, Z et al., Cancer Cytopathol 130(5): 344-351, 2022, PMID:35006650

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Ancillary studies on cell blocks from fine needle aspiration specimens of salivary gland lesions: A multi-institutional study

Tabibi S, Gabrielson M, Saoud C, Davis K, Wangsiricharoen S, Lu R, Tondi Resta I, Viswanathan K, Faquin WC, Baloch Z, Maleki Z., Diagn Cytopathol 50(5): 235-252, 2022, PMID:35092649

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A Cyst-ematic Analysis of the Adrenal Gland: A Compilation of Primary Cystic Lesions From Our Institution and Review of the Literature.

Gubbiotti, M. LiVolsi, V.A. Montone, K. Baloch, Z., Am J Clin Pathol 157(4): 531-539, 2022

Practical Scientific Writing and Publishing in Anatomic Pathology

Katsakhyan, L. Jacobson, A.M. Budina, A. Baloch, Z., Am J Clin Pathol 157(3): 451-456, 2022, PMID:34596207

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Cytomorphologic features of intraductal salivary gland carcinoma: A multi-institutional study of 13 FNA cases with histologic, molecular, and clinical correlations.

Viswanathan, K. Sadow, P.M. Maleki, Z. Nishino, M. Baloch, Z. Abott, T.E. Rao, R. Faquin, W.C., Cancer Cytopathol 129(2): 928-946, 2021

Utility of Fine-Needle Aspirations to Diagnose Pediatric Thyroid Nodules.

Jia, M.R. Baran, J.A. Bauer, A.J. Isaza, A. Surrey, L.F. Bhatti, T. McGrath, C. Jalaly, J. Mostoufi-Moab, S. Adzick, N.S. Kazahaya, K. Sisko, L. Franco, A.T. Escobar, F.A. Krishnamurthy, G. Patel, T. Baloch, Z., Horm Res Pediatr 94(7): , 2021, PMID:34469888

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

Gubbiotti MA, Livolsi V, Montone K, Baloch Z., Hum Pathol 114(): 28-35, 2021, PMID:33971214

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