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Hammad  Tashkandi

Hammad Tashkandi, MD

Specialty: Pathology

Program: Pathology

Language(s): English

  • Overview

    Dr. Tashkandi obtained his MD from Taibah University College of Medicine, Medina, Saudi Arabia. He completed a Research Fellowship in the Department of Pathology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a Pathology Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he also served as Chief resident. He then completed a Hematopathology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He recently completed a Molecular Genetics Pathology Fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Tashkandi’s clinical focus is to diagnose, prognosticate, and monitor hematologic malignancies, and to guide patient-specific therapy. His research interests include studying the morphologic, immunophenotypic, and genetic changes of hematologic malignancies and their impact on patients. He is also interested in minimal residual disease detection and molecular hematopathology education.

  • Publications

    • Hennawi M, Quadeer F, Pakasticali N, Osman S, Tashkandi H, Hussaini MO. Clonotypic VDJ rearrangements in Mixed Phenotype Acute Leukemia can be Successfully Utilized to Track Minimal Residual Disease (MRD). Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2024 May. Pubmedid: 38695552.
    • Chan O, Al Ali NH, Tashkandi H, Ellis A, Ball S, Grenet J, Hana C, Deutsch Y, Zhang L, Hussaini MO, Song J, Yun S, Talati C, Kuykendall AT, Padron E, Walker AR, Roboz GJ, Desai P, Sallman DA, Sweet KL, Komrokji RS, Lancet JE. Mutations highly specific for secondary AML are associated with poor outcomes in ELN favorable risk NPM1-mutated AML. Blood Adv. 2024 Mar.8(5):1075-1083. Pubmedid: 38170740. Pmcid: PMC10907389.
    • Tashkandi H, Younes IE. Advances in Molecular Understanding of Polycythemia Vera, Essential Thrombocythemia, and Primary Myelofibrosis: Towards Precision Medicine. Cancers (Basel). 2024 Apr.16(9). Pubmedid: 38730632. Pmcid: PMC11083661.
    • Moureiden Z, Tashkandi H, Hussaini MO. Sclerotic marginal zone lymphoma: A case report. World J Methodol. 2023 Sep.13(4):366-372. Pubmedid: 37771876. Pmcid: PMC10523246.
    • Zhang L, Shah B, Zhang Y, Tashkandi H, Xiao W, Fernandez-Pol S, Vergara-Lluri M, Hussaini M, Song J, Lancet J, Moscinski L, Yun S, Lu CM, Medeiros LJ, Tang G. Clinicopathologic characteristics, genetic features, and treatment options for acute lymphoblastic leukemia with JAK2 rearrangement-A 10-case study and literature review. Hum Pathol. 2023 Jun.136:1-15. Pubmedid: 36958463.
    • Hennawi M, Pakasticali N, Tashkandi H, Hussaini M. Genomic Landscape of Mixed-Phenotype Acute Leukemia. Int J Mol Sci. 2022 Sep.23(19). Pubmedid: 36232559. Pmcid: PMC9569865.
    • Albakri MM, Huang SC, Tashkandi HN, Sieg SF. Fatty acids secreted from head and neck cancer induce M2-like Macrophages. J Leukoc Biol. 2022 Oct.112(4):617-628. Pubmedid: 35213745.
    • Tashkandi H, Verdoni A, West M, Yatsenko S, Swerdlow SH, Aggarwal N. Enhancing Molecular and Cytogenetic Fellow Education With an Integrative Hematopathology/Molecular Genetic Pathology Joint Conference. Am J Clin Pathol. 2022 Jul.158(1):112-121. Pubmedid: 35142790.
    • Albakri M, Tashkandi H, Zhou L. A Review of Advances in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Mobilization and the Potential Role of Notch2 Blockade. Cell Transplant. 2020 Jan.29. Pubmedid: 32749152. Pmcid: PMC7563033.
    • Tashkandi H, Dogan A. Histiocytic sarcoma arising in patient with history of clonally-related germ cell tumour and myelodysplastic syndrome. Brit J Haematol. 2020 Feb.188(4):482. Pubmedid: 31978941.
    • Tashkandi H, Petrova-Drus K, Batlevi CL, Arcila ME, Roshal M, Sen F, Yao J, Baik J, Bilger A, Singh J, de Frank S, Kumar A, Aryeequaye R, Zhang Y, Dogan A, Xiao W. Divergent clonal evolution of a common precursor to mantle cell lymphoma and classic Hodgkin lymphoma. Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud. 2019 Dec.5(6). Pubmedid: 31395597. Pmcid: PMC6913152.
    • Tashkandi H, Cohen ML, Couce ME. Secondary diffuse large B cell lymphoma of the central nervous system: retrospective review of case series. Ann Hematol. 2019 Apr.98(4):1049-1050. Pubmedid: 30182348.
    • Tashkandi H, Shameli A, Harding CV, Maitta RW. Ultrastructural changes in peripheral blood leukocytes in α-synuclein knockout mice. Blood Cells Mol Dis. 2018 Nov.73:33-37. Pubmedid: 30195626. Pmcid: PMC6163077.
    • Tashkandi H, Moore EM, Tomlinson B, Goebel T, Sadri N. Co-occurrence of type I CALR and two MPL mutations in patient with primary myelofibrosis. Ann Hematol. 2017 Aug.96(8):1417-1418. Pubmedid: 28502030.
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