MEDICAL SERVICES

EDUCATION

Medical School

  • University of Baghdad, College of Medicine , 2006 , Baghdad , Iraq

Residency

  • University of Texas Medical School , 2014 , Houston , TX

Fellowship

  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2015 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

  • Mayo Clinic , 2016 , Rochester , MN

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
  • American Board of Pathology, Pediatric Clinical Anatomic Pathology

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Mesenchymal neoplasms with NTRK and other kinase gene alterations. Histopathology. 2022 Jan; 80(1):4-18. View abstract
  2. Bockenheimer disease is associated with a TEK variant. Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud. 2021 12; 7(6). View abstract
  3. Intracranial venous malformation masquerading as a meningioma in PI3KCA-related overgrowth spectrum disorder. Am J Med Genet A. 2021 Dec 02. View abstract
  4. Verrucous Venous Malformation-Subcutaneous Variant. Am J Dermatopathol. 2021 Dec 01; 43(12):e181-e184. View abstract
  5. Molecular Characterization of Inflammatory Tumors Facilitates Initiation of Effective Therapy. Pediatrics. 2021 12 01; 148(6). View abstract
  6. ALK rearrangements in infantile fibrosarcoma-like spindle cell tumours of soft tissue and kidney. Histopathology. 2021 Nov 29. View abstract
  7. Liver Pathology, Including MOC31 Immunohistochemistry, in Congenital Tufting Enteropathy. Am J Surg Pathol. 2021 08 01; 45(8):1091-1097. View abstract
  8. Assessment of BCOR Internal Tandem Duplications in Pediatric Cancers by Targeted RNA Sequencing. J Mol Diagn. 2021 10; 23(10):1269-1278. View abstract
  9. Cytomorphologic Spectrum of SMARCB1-Deficient Soft Tissue Neoplasms. Am J Clin Pathol. 2021 07 06; 156(2):229-245. View abstract
  10. Undifferentiated Embryonal Sarcoma of the Liver With Rhabdoid Morphology Mimicking Carcinoma: Expanding the Morphologic Spectrum or a Distinct Variant? Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2021 Nov-Dec; 24(6):564-569. View abstract
  11. Novel BRAF gene fusions and activating point mutations in spindle cell sarcomas with histologic overlap with infantile fibrosarcoma. Mod Pathol. 2021 08; 34(8):1530-1540. View abstract
  12. Vascular Anomalies of the Head and Neck: A Pediatric Overview. Head Neck Pathol. 2021 Mar; 15(1):59-70. View abstract
  13. Novel variants in the stem cell niche factor WNT2B define the disease phenotype as a congenital enteropathy with ocular dysgenesis. Eur J Hum Genet. 2021 06; 29(6):998-1007. View abstract
  14. Newcomers in Vascular Anomalies. Surg Pathol Clin. 2020 Dec; 13(4):719-728. View abstract
  15. Plexiform Myofibroblastoma: Clinicopathologic Analysis of 36 Cases of a Distinctive Benign Tumor of Soft Tissue Affecting Mainly Children and Young Adults. Am J Surg Pathol. 2020 11; 44(11):1469-1478. View abstract
  16. Lipoblastoma phenotype contains a somatic PIK3CA mutation. Pediatr Dermatol. 2021 Jan; 38(1):299-300. View abstract
  17. Arteriovenous malformation phenotype resembling congenital hemangioma contains KRAS mutations. Clin Genet. 2020 12; 98(6):595-597. View abstract
  18. Calcifying synovial sarcoma of the tongue with SS18 rearrangement: a rare variant in a rare location. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2021 11; 132(5):e186-e189. View abstract
  19. Making the most of small samples: Optimization of tissue allocation of pediatric solid tumors for clinical and research use. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2020 09; 67(9):e28326. View abstract
  20. Congenital Disseminated Pyogenic Granuloma: Characterization of an Aggressive Multisystemic Disorder. J Pediatr. 2020 11; 226:157-166. View abstract
  21. Recurrent RET gene fusions in paediatric spindle mesenchymal neoplasms. Histopathology. 2020 Jun; 76(7):1032-1041. View abstract
  22. Genomics of MPNST (GeM) Consortium: Rationale and Study Design for Multi-Omic Characterization of NF1-Associated and Sporadic MPNSTs. Genes (Basel). 2020 04 02; 11(4). View abstract
  23. Arteriovenous Malformation MAP2K1 Mutation Causes Local Cartilage Overgrowth by a Cell-Non Autonomous Mechanism. Sci Rep. 2020 03 10; 10(1):4428. View abstract
  24. Genomic and Immunologic Characterization of INI1-Deficient Pediatric Cancers. Clin Cancer Res. 2020 06 15; 26(12):2882-2890. View abstract
  25. Surgical Management of Fibroadipose Vascular Anomaly of the Lower Extremities. J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Mar; 40(3):e227-e236. View abstract
  26. Recurrent and novel USP6 fusions in cranial fasciitis identified by targeted RNA sequencing. Mod Pathol. 2020 05; 33(5):775-780. View abstract
  27. Clinical characterization and long-term outcomes in pediatric epithelioid hemangioendothelioma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2020 02; 67(2):e28045. View abstract
  28. Arteriovenous malformation associated with a HRAS mutation. Hum Genet. 2019 Dec; 138(11-12):1419-1421. View abstract
  29. Atypical lipomatous tumour/well-differentiated liposarcoma and de-differentiated liposarcoma in patients aged = 40 years: a study of 116 patients. Histopathology. 2019 Dec; 75(6):833-842. View abstract
  30. A Distinctive Genomic and Immunohistochemical Profile for NOTCH3 and PDGFRB in Myofibroma With Diagnostic and Therapeutic Implications. Int J Surg Pathol. 2020 Apr; 28(2):128-137. View abstract
  31. Intramuscular fast-flow vascular anomaly contains somatic MAP2K1 and KRAS mutations. Angiogenesis. 2019 11; 22(4):547-552. View abstract
  32. Fibroadipose Vascular Anomaly in the Upper Extremity: A Distinct Entity With Characteristic Clinical, Radiological, and Histopathological Findings. J Hand Surg Am. 2020 Jan; 45(1):68.e1-68.e13. View abstract
  33. Imaging findings in epithelioid hemangioendothelioma. Clin Imaging. 2019 Nov - Dec; 58:59-65. View abstract
  34. Expanding the Spectrum of Pediatric NTRK-rearranged Mesenchymal Tumors. Am J Surg Pathol. 2019 04; 43(4):435-445. View abstract
  35. Adipocytic tumors in Children: A contemporary review. Semin Diagn Pathol. 2019 Mar; 36(2):95-104. View abstract
  36. A somatic activating NRAS variant associated with kaposiform lymphangiomatosis. Genet Med. 2019 07; 21(7):1517-1524. View abstract
  37. Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumors With Atypical Presentations: A Report of 34 Cases. Int J Surg Pathol. 2019 May; 27(3):236-243. View abstract
  38. Aberrant receptor tyrosine kinase signaling in lipofibromatosis: a clinicopathological and molecular genetic study of 20 cases. Mod Pathol. 2019 03; 32(3):423-434. View abstract
  39. Malignant Tenosynovial Giant Cell Tumor: The True "Synovial Sarcoma?" A Clinicopathologic, Immunohistochemical, and Molecular Cytogenetic Study of 10 Cases, Supporting Origin from Synoviocytes. Mod Pathol. 2019 02; 32(2):242-251. View abstract
  40. Characterization of long-term outcomes for pediatric patients with epithelioid hemangioma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019 01; 66(1):e27451. View abstract
  41. Superficial Solitary Fibrous Tumor: A Series of 26 Cases. Am J Surg Pathol. 2018 06; 42(6):778-785. View abstract
  42. Metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma mimicking autoimmune pancreatitis diagnosed by EUS-guided fine-needle biopsy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2018 Sep; 88(3):562-563. View abstract
  43. Giant Cell Tumor of Bone in Patients 55 Years and Older: A Study of 34 Patients. Am J Clin Pathol. 2018 Feb 17; 149(3):222-233. View abstract
  44. PTEN hamartoma of the soft tissue: the initial manifestation of an underlying PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome in a 4-year-old female. Skeletal Radiol. 2017 Nov; 46(11):1591-1595. View abstract
  45. Pediatric Non-vestibular Schwannoma. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2017 Jun; 20(3):232-239. View abstract
  46. Sonographic Pulmonary Abnormalities in Fetuses With Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Intact Atrial Septum Undergoing Attempted Atrial Septostomy In Utero. Ultrasound Q. 2017 Mar; 33(1):82-85. View abstract
  47. Autoamputation of the Appendix Presenting as a Calcified Abdominal Mass Following Necrotizing Enterocolitis. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2017 Jul-Aug; 20(4):335-339. View abstract
  48. Fibrous hamartoma of infancy: a clinicopathologic study of 145 cases, including 2 with sarcomatous features. Mod Pathol. 2017 04; 30(4):474-485. View abstract
  49. Histologic Spectrum of Giant Cell Tumor (GCT) of Bone in Patients 18 Years of Age and Below: A Study of 63 Patients. Am J Surg Pathol. 2016 12; 40(12):1702-1712. View abstract
  50. Plasmodium Falciparum Recurrence Two Years after Exposure in Endemic Country: A Case Report. Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2016 Jul; 46(4):433-4. View abstract
  51. Voluntary Second Opinions in Pediatric Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology: A Retrospective Review of 1601 Cases From a Single Mesenchymal Tumor Consultation Service. Int J Surg Pathol. 2016 Dec; 24(8):685-691. View abstract
  52. PPP6R3-USP6 amplification: Novel oncogenic mechanism in malignant nodular fasciitis. Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2016 08; 55(8):640-9. View abstract
  53. Comparison of Controlled Attenuation Parameter and Liver Biopsy to Assess Hepatic Steatosis in Pediatric Patients. J Pediatr. 2016 06; 173:160-164.e1. View abstract
  54. Autoamputation of the appendix presenting as a calcified abdominal mass following necrotizing enterocolitis. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2016 Mar 28. View abstract
  55. Selected Diagnostically Challenging Pediatric Soft Tissue Tumors. Surg Pathol Clin. 2015 Sep; 8(3):399-418. View abstract
  56. TP53 overexpression is an independent adverse prognostic factor in de novo myelodysplastic syndromes with fibrosis. Br J Haematol. 2015 Oct; 171(1):91-9. View abstract
  57. Comparison between 1-needle technique versus 2-needle technique for bone marrow aspiration and biopsy procedures. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2013 Jul; 137(7):974-8. View abstract
  58. Phenotypic evolution in a case of peripheral T-cell lymphoma suggests the presence of tumor heterogeneity. J Cutan Pathol. 2013 Jun; 40(6):573-9. View abstract
  59. BizarreParosteal Osteochondromatous Proliferation (Nora's lesion) with translocation t(1;17)(q32;q21): a case report and role of cytogenetic studies on diagnosis. Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2011; 41(3):285-7. View abstract