Diagnostic Cytopathology involves the interpretation of cells that spontaneously exfoliate or are removed from tissues by abrasion or fine needle aspiration, such as specimens from the cervix (Pap tests), breast, thyroid, lymph node, liver, etc. The Division of Cytopathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital actively participates in all aspects of diagnostic cytopathology as well as cytopathology research and training programs.

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Zahra Maleki, M.D.

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Zahra Maleki, M.D.

Dr. Zahra Maleki is an associate professor of pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include surgical pathology and cytopathology. Her priority as a clinician and pathologist is to serve the patients by performing both fine needle aspirations and on site evaluations of specimen adequacy, and providing an accurate, timely diagnosis. She teac... Read full bio

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22nd Annual Current Topics in Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology CME Course

This 22nd annual conference is intended as a practical overview for pathologists who encounter gastrointestinal and liver specimens in daily practice. Interpretation of biopsies of the upper GI tract mucosa and the liver will be addressed, as well as recent advances in pancreatic and biliary pathology. Case presentations will be featured to emphasize presented concepts. Participants should come away with a better understanding of interpretation of mucosal biopsies, liver biopsies, pancreatic/biliary disorders and the application of modern techniques to gastrointestinal disorders.

New Johns Hopkins Atlas of Appendiceal Pathology for iPad

Please check out our new iPad app on appendiceal pathology. Drs. Jacqueline Birkness-Gartman, Elizabeth Montgomery and Kiyoko Oshima have authored a new iPAD application as an educational tool designed to teach practicing pathologists and trainees the pathology of the appendix. This beautifully illustrated app is the eighth in a series of teaching apps produced by the pathology team at Hopkins.

GI Summer Picnic / Fellow Graduation Party 2022

The annual picnic was held on Saturday, June 4th, 2022. Faculty, graduating fellows, and their families enjoyed good food and warm weather. We would like to congratulate our graduating fellows: Dr. Ozlem Kulak, Dr. Jasmine Shen, and Dr. Fengming Chen. Special thanks to Dr. Robert Anders for hosting and Finnley Rocca for organizing!

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