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Ayesha                         Arshad

Ayesha M. Arshad MD

Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Anatomic Pathology; Clinical Pathology

Professional Summary:

My interest in pathology dates back to my Medical school years. However it was not until I had spent some time in Internal Medicine and clinical Hematology / oncology that I realized that I wanted to pursue a career in pathology.
As a pathologist my interest and training is broad based in both clinical and anatomic pathology, however my fellowship in Oncologic surgical pathology from Roswell Park Cancer Institute steered me towards that path. Ever since I started working in Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Buffalo New York, I noticed the increasing incidence of HPV related head and neck squamous cell carcinomas and that sparked a curiosity to understand the mechanism of disease and why HPV is slowly replacing smoking as the predominant causative agent in the pathogenesis of squamous cell carcinoma especially in the Head and Neck region and what are the prognostic implications of its prevalence to the disease. This has thus become my research interest.
In addition to oncologic surgical pathology, I am also interested in Hematology. Fortunately working at VAMC provides me with ample opportunity to continue to polish and improve my skills in diagnostic Hematology and also acquire additional skills in the form of flow cytometric evaluation and diagnostic molecular pathology, with the support of my colleagues who have unique expertise in these fields. The kind of clinical material that we evaluate here every day is also very challenging and the opportunity for growth provided, very gratifying.

Education and Training:
  • MD, University at Buffalo
  • MBBS, Allama Iqbal Medical College
  • FCPS, Allama Iqbal Medical College
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Veteran Affairs (2008-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Erie County Medial Center (2008)
  • Demonstrator, Clinical Mirobiology, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Pakistan (1999–2000)
  • Medical Officer, Dept. of Pathology, Children Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Pakistan (1998–1999)
  • Senior House Officer, Dept. of Pathology, Sheikh Zayed Postgraduate Medical Institute, Pakistan (1998–1999)
  • Woman Medical Officer, Rural Health Center, Pakistan (1994–1998)
  • House officer (intern), Services Hospital Lahore, Pakistan (1993)
  • Assistant Medical Officer, Eurasian Medical Complex, Pakistan (1992–1993)
  • House Officer (intern), Services Hospital, Pakistan (1991)

Journal Articles:

  • "D2-40, Mesothelin, Podoplanin and other mesothelioma- related markers in thymic tumors: a tissue microarray analysis of 57 cases." United States and Canadian Academy of Pathologists annual meeting (2008)
  • "Thymoma: immunohistochemistry study with emphasis on lymphoid markers" United States and Canadian Academy of Pathologist Annual Meeting (2008)
  • "Adhesion Molecules ( -Catenin, -Catenin, and E-Cadherin), and EGFR Expression in Thymic Neoplasms with Clinicopathologic Correlation" United States and Canadian Academy of Pathologists annual meeting (2006)
  • "Clinicopathologic Analysis of 61 Cases of Thymic Neoplasms: Is the WHO Classification Scheme Practical?" United State and Canadian Academy of Pathologist annual meeting (2006)
  • "The Use of Pooled Reference RNA in Leu of Matched Normal Cells Results in Significant Discrepancies When Compared to Neoplastic Cells on an Expression Array." United States and Canadian Academy of Pathologists annual meeting (2006)

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Contact Information

Veterans Hospital
WNY Healthcare System
3495 Bailey Ave
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 834-9200

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