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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. Z Baloch

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

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2014

Clinical Specialties

Specialties:

  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    • Anatomic Pathology

Board Certification:

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

Clinical Interests

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
  • 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 Care
  • 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

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

Research Interests:

Molecular and immunopathology of thyroid neoplasia

Selected Publications:

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.

Samulski TD, Shutty C, LiVolsi VA, Montone K, Baloch Z: The reliability of thyroid nodule ultrasound features and size to predict malignancy in fine needle aspiration specimens: Practical utility for the evaluating pathologist Diagn Cytopathol [Epub ahead of print] : 2015.

Meykler S, Baloch Z, Barroeta JE: A case of marginal zone lymphoma with extensive emperipolesis diagnosed on pleural effusion cytology with immunocytochemistry and flow cytometry Cancer Cytopathol : 2015.

Nasrallah MP, Pramick MR, Baloch ZW: Images in Endocrine Pathology: Parasitic Nodule of Thyroid in Neck of Patient with Family History of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Endocr Pathol : 2014.

Lastra RR, Pramick MR, Crammer CJ, LiVolsi VA, Baloch ZW.: Implications of a suspicious afirma test result in thyroid fine-needle aspiration cytology: An institutional experience Cancer Cytopathol [EPUB Ahead of Print] : 2014.

Samulski TD, LiVolsi VA, Baloch ZW: The cytopathologic features of mammary analog secretory carcinoma and its mimics Cytojournal 11 (24): 2014.

Wei S1, Livolsi VA, Baloch ZW.: Images in Endocrine Pathology: Parathyroid Adenoma with Frozen Section Artifact Mimics Thyroid Papillary Carcinoma. Endocr Pathol[EPUB ahead of print] : 2014.

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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