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Ameer Hamza, MD

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Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Professional Background

Dr. Hamza completed his Medical School at Quiad-e-Azam Medical College, Pakistan. He then moved to the United States and completed his AP/CP residency at St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI. Following residency, he did General Surgical Pathology and selective Genitourinary Pathology Fellowships at The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center.
His clinical focus is Genitourinary Pathology. His expertise also include Gastrointestinal pathology, Thoracic pathology and Autopsy.
His academic interests include basic, translational and clinical research on rare cancers, familial tumors and clinical quality improvement.
M.D., Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Tehran-Iran
Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dept. of Molecular Biology andamp; Biochemistry, Syracuse, NY
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dept. of Neuroscience andamp; Physiology, Syracuse, NY
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular andamp; Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
Pathology Residency, “Anatomic and clinical Pathology”, Department of Pathology andamp; Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Neuropathology Fellowship, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California

Education and Training
  • MBBS, Medicine, Quaid-e-Azam Medical College / University of Health Sciences , Pakistan
  • Residency, AP/CP Resident, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan
  • Clinical Fellowship, General Surgical Pathology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Clinical Fellowship, Genitourinary Pathology, The University of Texas, MD Ander Cancer Center
Professional Affiliations
  • The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Member, 2019 - Present
  • College of American Pathologists, Fellow, 2018 - Present
  • College of American Pathologists, Member, 2015 - Present

  • Hamza, A, Sirohi, D, Smith, S., C, Amin, M., B. 2021. Low-grade Oncocytic Fumarate Hydratase-deficient Renal Cell Carcinoma: An Update on Biologic Potential, Morphologic Spectrum, and Differential Diagnosis With Other Low-grade Oncocytic Tumors.. Advances in anatomic pathology
  • Hamza, Ameer, Khan, Uqba, Khurram, Muhammad., Siddique, Abraham, Renny, Mazzara, Paul, Hadid, Tarik, Kafri, Zyad. 2019. Prognostic Utility of Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes in Noncolorectal Gastrointestinal Malignancies. International Journal of Surgical Pathology, 27 (3), 263-267.
  • Hamza, Ameer, Ferrarotto, Renata, Kaya, Diana, Weber, Randal., S., Bell, Diana. 2020. von Ebner's glands intercalated duct adenocarcinoma with PALB2 gene mutation. Annals of Diagnostic Pathology, 49, 151637.
  • Han, G, Yang, G, Hao, D, Lu, Y, Thein, K, Simpson, B., S, Chen, J, Sun, R, Alhalabi, O, Wang, R, Dang, M, Dai, E, Zhang, S, Nie, F, Zhao, S, Guo, C, Hamza, A, Czerniak, B, Cheng, C, Siefker-Radtke, A, Bhat, K, Futreal, A, Peng, G, Wargo, J, Peng, W, Kadara, H, Ajani, J, Swanton, C, Litchfield, K, Ahnert, J., R, Gao, J, Wang, L. 2021. 9p21 loss confers a cold tumor immune microenvironment and primary resistance to immune checkpoint therapy.. Nature communications, 12 (1), 5606
  • Hwang, M., J, Hamza, A, Zhang, M, Tu, S., M, Pisters, L., L, Czerniak, B, Guo, C., C. 2021. Somatic-type Malignancies in Testicular Germ Cell Tumors: A Clinicopathologic Study of 63 Cases.. The American journal of surgical pathology
  • Hamza, A, Khawar, S, Sakhi, R, Alrajjal, A, Miller, S, Ibrar, W, Edens, J, Salehi, S, Ockner, D. 2019. Factors affecting the concordance of radiologic and pathologic tumor size in breast carcinoma.. Ultrasound (Leeds, England), 27 (1), 45-54
  • Hamza, Ameer, Hwang, Michael., J., Czerniak, Bogdan., A., Guo, Charles., C.. 2020. Secondary tumors of the bladder: A survival outcome study. Annals of Diagnostic Pathology, 48, 151593.
  • Hamza, Ameer, Guo, Charles., C.. 2020. Perivascular Epithelioid Cell Tumor of the Urinary Bladder: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Surgical Pathology, 28 (4), 393-400.
  • Hamza, Ameer, Alrajjal, Ahmed, Edens, Jacob, Khawar, Sidrah, Khurram, Muhammad., Siddique, Szpunar, Susanna, Bonnett, Michelle. 2018. Utility of Additional Tissue Sections in Surgical Pathology. International Journal of Surgical Pathology, 26 (5), 392-401.
  • Hamza, Ameer, Khawar, Sidrah, Alrajjal, Ahmed, Salehi, Sajad. 2019. Processing the entire capsule in thyroid follicular lesions improves diagnostic accuracy. Annals of Diagnostic Pathology, 39, 21-24.