Current Fellows

Deema Alkapalan, MD

Deema Alkapalan, MD

5231B RCP
356-2139, pager #3689
deema-alkapalan@uiowa.edu


MD, University of Damascus, Syria, 2001-2007
Residency, AP/CP, University of Iowa College of Medicine, 2012-2016

PRESENTATIONS:
Alkapalan D, Maxwell, J, O’Dorisio T, Howe J, Bellizzi A and Iowa NET SPORE: Prospective experience with routine SSTR2A immunohistochemistry in neuroendocrine epithelial neoplasms. Podium presentation at: Annual Meeting of United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, March 2016, Seattle, WA

Alkapalan D: Comprehensive evaluation of DOG1 in squamous and urothelial carcinomas reveals frequent expression across anatomic sites. Poster presented at: Annual Meeting of United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, March 2015, Boston, MA

Alkapalan D, Stelow E, Hornick J, Bellizzi A: DOG1 is not significantly expressed by pancreatic acinar cell carcinomas or solid-pseudopapillary neoplasms, while it is often expressed by serous tumors. Poster presented at: Annual Meeting of United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, March 2015, Boston, MA

Paxton CN, Bellizzi AM, Alkapalan D, O’Malley DP, Perkins SL, South ST, Andersen EF: Genomic analysis of juvenile xanthogranuloma. Poster presented at: Annual Meeting of the American College of Medical Genetics, March, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT


Ava Bhattarai, MBBS

Ava Bhattarai, MBBS

5231B RCP
356-2135, pager #3693
ava-bhattarai@uiowa.edu


MBBS, Zainul Haq Sikder Mohila Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1995-2002
Residency, AP/CP, Kasturba Medical College, India, 2007-2010; AP/CP, University of Iowa College of Medicine, 2012-2016


 Omar Jaber, MD

Omar Jaber, MD

5216A RCP
356-2645, Pager #3591
omar-jaber@uiowa.edu


MD, University of Jordan, Amman, 2003-2009
Residency, AP/CP, University of Jordan, 2010-2011; AP, University of Iowa College of Medicine, 2011-2014
Fellowship, Cytopathology Fellowship, University of Iowa College of Medicine, 2015-2016

PUBLICATIONS:
Welsh JL, Jaber O, Ivanovic M, Johlin FC, El Abiad RG, Clamon GH, Smith MC, Chan GH: Rapidly progressing primary extrahepatic bile duct signet-ring cell carcinoma in a caucasian woman. J Gastrointest Cancer 2016 Jun 6 [Epub ahead of print] [PMID: 27270710]

Zayed AA, Ali MK, Jaber OI, Suleiman MJ, Ashhab AA, Al Shweiat WM, Momani MS, Shomaf M, AbuRuz SM: Is Hashimoto's thyroiditis a risk factor for medullary thyroid carcinoma? Our experience and a literature review. Endocrine 2015;48(2):629-36 [PMID: 25056007]

Jaber OI, Dahmoush L: Primary urethral carcinoid tumor: A case report and literature review. ASCP Case Reports: Surgical Pathology 2015;SP15-6

Jaber OI, Kirby PA: Alveolar soft part sarcoma. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2015; 139(11):1459-62 [PMID: 26516944]

Jaber OI, Kirby PA: Spinal cord schistosomiasis: Unexpected postmortem finding. Am J Clin Pathol 2013;140(1):33-6 [PMID: 23765531]