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Zubair W. Baloch, MD, PhD

Zubair W. Baloch, MD, PhD Physician

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Sindhi
  • Urdu

Dr. Baloch is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Zubair W. Baloch

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2014

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1995
  • Pathology - Cytopathology, 1997

Description of Clinical Expertise

Endocrine Pathology (Cytology and Histopathology)

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Sind Liaquat Medical College
Residency: Hahnemann University Hospital
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Association for Clinical Endocrinologist, National American Society of Clinical Pathologists, National American Society of Cytopathology, National American Thyroid Association, National Arthur Prudy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologist, National College of American Pathologist, National Endocrine Pathology Society, International Endocrine Society, National Papanicolaou Society, International Philadelphia Endocrine Society, Local Philadelphia Pathology Society, Local United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, International University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Tissue Committee., Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Baloch is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Molecular and immunopathology of thyroid neoplasia

Selected Publications:

Su HK, Wenig B, Haser GC, Rowe ME, Asa SL, Baloch ZW, Du E, Faquin WC, Giordano TJ, Ghossein R M, LiVolsi VA, Lloyd RV, Mete O, Ozbek U, Rosai J, Fellegara G, Suster S, Thompson LD, Turk A, Urken ML: Inter-observer Variation in the Pathologic Identification of Minimal Extrathyroidal Extension in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma. Thyroid [EPUB Ahead if Print] : 2016.

Layfield LJ, Baloch Z, Elsheikh T, Litzky L, Rekhtman N, Travis WD, Zakowski M, Zarka M, Geisinger K.: Standardized terminology and nomenclature for respiratory cytology: The Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology guidelines. Diag Cytopathol [EPUB ahead of print] : 2016.

Rossi ED, Wong LQ, Bizzarro T, Petrone G, Mule A, Fadda G, Baloch ZW: The impact of FNAC in the management of salivary gland lesions: Institutional experiences leading to a risk-based classification scheme. Cancer Cytopathol [EPUB ahead of print] : 2016.

Bai S, Baloch ZW, Samulski TD, Montone KT, LiVolsi VA: Poorly differentiated oncocytic (hürthle cell) follicular carcinoma: an institutional experience Endocr Pathol 26 (2): 164-169,2015.

Wei S, Baloch ZW, LiVolsi VA: Parathyroid adenoma in patients with Graves' disease: a report of 21 cases Endocr Pathol 26 (1): 71-4,2015.

Wei S, Baloch ZW, LiVolsi VA: Thyroid carcinoma in patients with Graves' disease: an institutional experience Endocr Pathol 26 (1): 48-53,2015.

Wei S, LiVolsi VA, Baloch ZW: Pathology of thyroglossal duct: an institutional experience Endocr Pathol 26 (1): 75-9,2015.

Wei S, Baloch ZW, LiVolsi VA: Pathology of Struma Ovarii: A Report of 96 Cases Endocr Pathol [Epub ahead of print] : 2015.

Wei S, LiVolsi VA, Montone KT, Morrissette JJ, Baloch ZW: PTEN and TP53 Mutations in Oncocytic Follicular Carcinoma Endocr Pathol [Epub ahead of print] : 2015.

Faquin WC, Wong LQ, Afrogheh AH, Ali SZ, Bishop JA, Bongiovanni M, Pusztaszeri MP, VandenBussche CJ, Gourmaud J, Vaickus LJ, Baloch ZW: Impact of reclassifying noninvasive follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma on the risk of malignancy in The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology Cancer Cytopathol[Epub ahead of print] : 2015.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, Six Founders Pavilion

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Phone: (215) 662-3209
Fax: (215) 349-8994

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