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Associate Professor, Applied Health Sciences

Faculty photo for Kamran Mirza

I am an Assistant Professor of Pathology and the Medical Director of Molecular Pathology at Loyola University Medical Center. I serve as the Director of the Pathology Elective and the faculty liaison for the pathology interest groups SCOPE (students curious in outrageous pathology experiences) at Stritch School of Medicine. A medical graduate of Aga Khan University in Karachi, I completed PhD training in the laboratory of Asrar B. Malik, PhD in the Center for Lung & Vascular Biology at the University of Illinois Chicago. I completed residency training in combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (AP/CP) with fellowship training in hematopathology, thoracic pathology, and medical education research, innovation, teaching and scholarship (MERITS) at the University of Chicago. In 2017, the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) named me one of the "40 Under Forty" honorees for outstanding achievements, and after a rigorous and competitive voting and selection process, I was named amongst the top five within this group given my potential as a future leader in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. I most recently helped establish a Master's program in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) in the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health.

  • MD, Aga Khan University - Pakistan
  • PhD, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of Chicago
  • Fellowship in Hematopathology, University of Chicago


  • #TwitterHomework During Pathology Electives: Transforming Pathology Pedagogy. Hamnvåg, HM; McHenry, A; Ahmed, A; Trabzonlu, L; Arnold, CA; Mirza, KM Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 2021
  • Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis. Ponnatt, TS; Lilley, CM; Mirza, KM Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 2021
  • Measuring the Efficacy of Pathology Career Recruitment Strategies in US Medical Students. Hernandez, PV; Razzano, D; Riddle, ND; Fallon, JT; Islam, HK; Mirza, KM; Pattarkine, R; Platero, T; Hermelin, D; Adem, PV; Booth, AL; Nachinga, EM; Reddy, KS; Mares, A; Lento, PA Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 2021
  • Excellence Available Everywhere. Mirza, KM; Gonzalez, RS; Jiang, XS; Khanafshar, E; Wobker, SE American Journal of Clinical Pathology 2021
  • A Case of Primary Myelofibrosis With Transformation to Leukemia Cutis. Saleh, J; Regmi, A; Speiser, JJ; Mudaliar, KM; Omman, R; Velankar, M; Mirza, KM The American Journal of Dermatopathology 2021
  • Is It Time for a Broader Call to Learn the Language of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine?Mirza, KM; Lilley, CM; Upton, MP Laboratory Medicine 2021
  • Pathology Residency Open-House Events. Salah, HT; Mirza, KM American Journal of Clinical Pathology 2021
  • Changes in USMLE Step 1 Result Reporting: A Pass or Fail for Pathology Programs?Whaley, RD; Booth, AL; Mirza, KM Academic pathology 2021 ;8
  • The Network That Never Sleeps. Mukhopadhyay, S; Kanakis, C; Golab, K; Hermelin, D; Crane, GM; Mirza, KM Laboratory Medicine 2021
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia-Leukemia Cutis Mimicking a Neutrophilic Panniculitis-like Leukemia Cutis: Report of a Rare Case. Zelman, B; Bode-Omoleye, O; Muhlbauer, A; Agidi, A; Mafee, M; Velankar, M; Mirza, K; Speiser, J; Mudaliar, K JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS PATHOLOGY 2021
  • The Implementation and Effectiveness of PathElective.com. Lilley, CM; Arnold, CA; Arnold, M; Booth, AL; Gardner, JM; Jiang, XS; Loghavi, S; Mirza, KM Academic pathology 2021 ;8
  • Critical role of pathology and laboratory medicine in the conversation surrounding access to healthcare. Lilley, CM; Mirza, KM JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ETHICS 2021
  • Social Media for Hematopathologists: Medical Practice Reinvented-#Hemepath. El Hussein, S; Lyapichev, KA; Crane, GM; Mirza, KM; Pemmaraju, N; Medeiros, LJ; Khoury, JD; Loghavi, S Current hematologic malignancy reports 2020 ;15(5)
  • Therapy-related B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia in adults has unique genetic profile with frequent loss of TP53 and inferior outcome. Barnea Slonim, L; Gao, J; Burkart, M; Odetola, OE; Kocherginsky, M; Dinner, SN; Lu, X; Wehbe, F; Jennings, L; Altman, JK; Mirza, KM; Chen, YH; Sukhanova, M Leukemia 2020
  • Next-Generation Scholarship: Rebranding Hematopathology Using Twitter: The MD Anderson Experience. El Hussein, S; Khoury, JD; Lyapichev, KA; Tashakori, M; Khanlari, M; Miranda, RN; Kanagal-Shamanna, R; Wang, SA; Ahmed, A; Mirza, KM; Crane, GM; Medeiros, LJ; Loghavi, S Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc 2020
  • Social Media Engagement at Academic Conferences: Report of the Association of Pathology Chairs 2018 and 2019 Annual Meeting Social Media Committee. Ziemba, YC; Razzano, D; Allen, TC; Booth, AL; Anderson, SR; Champeaux, A; Feldman, MD; Fitzhugh, V; Gittens, S; Grider, M; Gupta, M; Hanos, C; Kelly, K; Kothari, T; Laudadio, J; Lin, AY; Mirza, KM; Montone, KT; Prieto, VG; Remick, DG; Riddle, ND; Schubert, M; Suskie, K; Zafar, N; Robboy, SJ; Markwood, PS Academic pathology 2020 ;7
  • Anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALK-negative)-related heart failure and recurrence after heart transplantation. Felicelli, C; Lopez-Hisijos, N; Omman, R; Shepherd, D; Ananthanarayanan, V; Kini, AR; Ketterling, RP; Maleszewski, JJ; Jaffe, ES; Nand, S; Newman, J; Haryani, A; Liebo, M; Mirza, KM The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation 2020
  • Leveraging Technology for Remote Learning in the Era of COVID-19 and Social Distancing: Tips and Resources for Pathology Educators and Trainees. Mukhopadhyay, S; Booth, AL; Calkins, SM; Doxtader, EE; Fine, SW; Gardner, JM; Gonzalez, RS; Mirza, KM; Jiang, XS Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 2020
  • Hodgkin's lymphoma with HLH and complete remission with brentuximab-based therapy.Knox, B; Singh, D; Mai, H; Mirza, K BMJ case reports 2019 ;12(12)
  • Neonatal Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis. McLean, J; Katebian, R; Suh, E; Mirza, K; Amin, S NeoReviews 2019 ;20(6)
  • Learning Styles in Pathology: A Comparative Analysis and Implications for Learner-Centered Education. Ahmed, A; Wojcik, EM; Ananthanarayanan, V; Mulder, L; Mirza, KM Academic pathology 2019 ;6
  • Follicular Dendritic Cell Sarcoma or Not? A Series of 5 Diagnostically Challenging Cases.Lopez-Hisijos, N; Omman, R; Pambuccian, S; Mirza, K Clinical Medicine Insights. Oncology 2019 ;13
  • The Conundrum of Diagnosing Cutaneous Composite Lymphoma in the Molecular Age.Ahmed, A; Aragao, AP; Mudaliar, K; Wilcox, R; Vardiman, J; Anastasi, J; Mirza, K The American Journal of Dermatopathology 2019 ;41(10)
  • Spinal Intradural Escherichia coli Abscess Masquerading as a Neoplasm in a Pediatric Patient with History of Neonatal E. coli Meningitis: A Case Report and Literature Review.Kim, M; Simon, J; Mirza, K; Swong, K; Johans, S; Riedy, L; Anderson, D World neurosurgery 2019 ;126
  • A BAFfling liver aspirate: Metastatic high grade SMARCA4 deficient undifferentiated gastroesophageal junction carcinoma masquerading as a hematolymphoid malignancy.Kilic, AI; Mirza, K; Mehrotra, S; Pambuccian, SE Diagnostic cytopathology 2019 ;47(7)
  • Hodgkin’s lymphoma with HLH and complete remission with brentuximab-based therapy.Knox, Blaine; Singh, Daulath; Hanh Mai; Mirza, Kamran BMJ case reports 2019 ;12(12)
  • Meeting Kristoff. Mirza, Kamran M. Oncologist 2018 ;23
  • Meeting Kristoff Mirza,K. M. The oncologist 2018
  • Routine C4d immunohistochemistry in cardiac allografts: Long-term outcomes. Husain, AN; Mirza, KM; Fedson, SE The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation 2017 ;36(12)
  • Revisiting Howell-Jolly Body-Like Cytoplasmic Inclusions in Neutrophils: A Report of Two Cases and Confirmation of Nuclear Origin. Omman, R; Kwong, C; Shepherd, D; Molnar, JA; Velankar, MM; Mirza, KM Journal of hematology 2017 ;6(4)
  • Radical Nephrectomy for Renal Cell Carcinoma: Its Contemporary Role Related to Histologic Type, Tumor Size, and Nodal Status: A Retrospective Study Mirza,K. M.; Taxy,J. B.; Antic,T. American Journal of Clinical Pathology 2016 ;145(6):837-842
  • The Stem Cell-associated Transcription Factor SOX2 as a Diagnostic Marker of High-grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion of the Uterine Cervix in Comparison With p16 and Ki-67Wolsky,R. J.; Harbour,L. N.; Mirza,K. M.; Montag,A. G.; Gwin,K. Applied immunohistochemistry & molecular morphology : AIMM 2016
  • Next-generation sequencing reveals clinically actionable molecular markers in myeloid sarcoma Li,Z.; Stolzel,F.; Onel,K.; Sukhanova,M.; Mirza,M. K.; Yap,K. L.; Borinets,O.; Larson,R. A.; Stock,W.; Sasaki,M. M.; Joseph,L.; Raca,G. Leukemia 2015 ;29(10):2113-2116
  • How useful is GLUT-1 in differentiating mesothelial hyperplasia and fibrosing pleuritis from epithelioid and sarcomatoid mesotheliomas? An international collaborative studyHusain,A. N.; Mirza,M. K.; Gibbs,A.; Hiroshima,K.; Chi,Y.; Boumendjel,R.; Stang,N.; Krausz,T.; Galateau-Salle,F. Lung cancer (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 2014 ;83(3):324-328
  • Current status of prognostication in classical Hodgkin lymphoma Venkataraman,G.; Mirza,M. K.; Eichenauer,D. A.; Diehl,V. British journal of haematology 2014 ;165(3):287-299
  • Genomic aberrations in myeloid sarcoma without blood or bone marrow involvement: characterization of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples by chromosomal microarrays Mirza,M. K.; Sukhanova,M.; Stolzel,F.; Onel,K.; Larson,R. A.; Stock,W.; Ehninger,G.; Kuithan,F.; Zophel,K.; Reddy,P.; Joseph,L.; Raca,G. Leukemia research 2014 ;38(9):1091-1096
  • Membranous nephropathy transplanted in the donor kidney: observations of resolving glomerulopathy in serial allograft biopsies Mirza,M. K.; Kim,L.; Kadambi,P. V.; Chang,A.; Meehan,S. M. Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association 2014 ;29(12):2343-2347
  • Loss of caveolin-1 and adiponectin induces severe inflammatory lung injury following LPS challenge through excessive oxidative/nitrative stress Cai,L.; Yi,F.; Dai,Z.; Huang,X.; Zhao,Y. D.; Mirza,M. K.; Xu,J.; Vogel,S. M.; Zhao,Y. Y. American journal of physiology.Lung cellular and molecular physiology 2014 ;306(6):L566-73
  • Cloaked in a starry sky Kamran Mirza,M.; Gurbuxani,S. Blood 2014 ;123(15):2291
  • PLZF staining identifies peripheral T-cell lymphomas derived from innate-like T-cells with TRAV1-2-TRAJ33 TCR-alpha rearrangement McGregor,S.; Shah,A.; Raca,G.; Mirza,M. K.; Smith,S. M.; Anastasi,J.; Vardiman,J. W.; Hyjek,E.; Gurbuxani,S. Blood 2014 ;123(17):2742-2743
  • Is GATA3 expression maintained in regional metastases?: a study of paired primary and metastatic urothelial carcinomas Zhao,L.; Antic,T.; Witten,D.; Paner,G. P.; Taxy,J. B.; Husain,A.; Gwin,K.; Mirza,M. K.; Lingen,M. W.; Tretiakova,M. S. The American Journal of Surgical Pathology 2013 ;37(12):1876-1881
  • Protein kinase G-I deficiency induces pulmonary hypertension through Rho A/Rho kinase activation Zhao,Y. D.; Cai,L.; Mirza,M. K.; Huang,X.; Geenen,D. L.; Hofmann,F.; Yuan,J. X.; Zhao,Y. Y. The American journal of pathology 2012 ;180(6):2268-2275
  • Adjunct therapeutic plasma exchange for anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antibody encephalitis: a case report and review of literature Mirza,M. K.; Pogoriler,J.; Paral,K.; Ananthanarayanan,V.; Mandal,S.; Mazin,A.; Baron,B.; Richa,E. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL APHERESIS 2011 ;26(6):362-365
  • Kruppel-like factor-4 transcriptionally regulates VE-cadherin expression and endothelial barrier function Cowan,C. E.; Kohler,E. E.; Dugan,T. A.; Mirza,M. K.; Malik,A. B.; Wary,K. K. Circulation research 2010 ;107(8):959-966
  • FoxM1 regulates re-annealing of endothelial adherens junctions through transcriptional control of beta-catenin expression Mirza,M. K.; Sun,Y.; Zhao,Y. D.; Potula,H. H.; Frey,R. S.; Vogel,S. M.; Malik,A. B.; Zhao,Y. Y. The Journal of experimental medicine 2010 ;207(8):1675-1685
  • Caveolin-1 deficiency dampens Toll-like receptor 4 signaling through eNOS activationMirza,M. K.; Yuan,J.; Gao,X. P.; Garrean,S.; Brovkovych,V.; Malik,A. B.; Tiruppathi,C.; Zhao,Y. Y. The American journal of pathology 2010 ;176(5):2344-2351
  • Persistent eNOS activation secondary to caveolin-1 deficiency induces pulmonary hypertension in mice and humans through PKG nitration Zhao,Y. Y.; Zhao,Y. D.; Mirza,M. K.; Huang,J. H.; Potula,H. H.; Vogel,S. M.; Brovkovych,V.; Yuan,J. X.; Wharton,J.; Malik,A. B. The Journal of clinical investigation 2009 ;119(7):2009-2018
  • Critical role of Cdc42 in mediating endothelial barrier protection in vivo Ramchandran,R.; Mehta,D.; Vogel,S. M.; Mirza,M. K.; Kouklis,P.; Malik,A. B. American journal of physiology.Lung cellular and molecular physiology 2008 ;295(2):L363-9
  • Endothelial cell-restricted disruption of FoxM1 impairs endothelial repair following LPS-induced vascular injury Zhao,Y. Y.; Gao,X. P.; Zhao,Y. D.; Mirza,M. K.; Frey,R. S.; Kalinichenko,V. V.; Wang,I. C.; Costa,R. H.; Malik,A. B. The Journal of clinical investigation 2006 ;116(9):2333-2343