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Hassan                         Nakhla

Hassan Nakhla MD

Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Anatomic Pathology; Clinical Pathology; Surgical Pathology

Professional Summary:

I spend my professional time working in anatomic pathology service work, clinical pathology service, administrative activities and teaching pathology residents from SUNY Pathology residency program.

I serve as the medical director for the clinical laboratories at DeGraff Memorial Hospital, director of Outreach Services at Kaleida Health and as assistant director to the Center for Laboratory Medicine, Williamsville (Flint). I had also served as the laboratory director of the Erie County Public Health Laboratory STD clinic.

I serve the Department of Pathology and Anatomic Sciences at Kaleida Health as a general pathologist in anatomic and clinical pathology. My primary areas for service work include surgical pathology and cytopathology as an attending pathologist rotating among the Kaleida hospital sites.

Each of these positions has been valuable to me in learning how different groups work together and how different groups of clinicians see and set expectations for a pathology department.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Surgical Pathology, SUNY UPSTATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY (2007)
  • MD
  • Laboratory Director, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, DeGraff Memorial Hospital (2011-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, University At Buffalo (2007-present)

Research Expertise:
  • Surgical Pathology and Pulmonary Pathology.

Journal Articles:
  • Liu W, Nakhla H, Mojica M, Chen F. The Expression of TTF-1 in Small Cell Carcinoma of the Urinary Bladder. NAJMS. 2009; 2(3).
  • Abhishek Kumar, MBBS, Kush Modi, MBBS, Hassan Nakhla, MD William Gibbons, MD. A Rare Case of Pulmonary Nodular Lymphoid Hyperplasia.. Presented at the New York State Thoracic Society Annual Assembly, Jan 2014. 2014.
  • Nakhla H and El-Zammar O.. Use of pHH3, Ki-67 and Survivin Immunoreactivity in Evaluating Urothelial Carcinomas of the Bladder.. 2007.
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Professional Memberships:
  • College of American Pathologists

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Contact Information

Pth Buffalo General Hospital
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 859-2140
Fax: 7168591853

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