Member-Editorial Board

Dr Usman Hassan
MBBS, FRCPATH (UK), FCPS (PAK), FCPP (PAK)
2) MEDICAL LICENSES:
i. General Medical Council (GMC) – UK (7469975)
ii. Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) – PAK (46045 – P)
iii. Dubai Health Authority (DHA) – Dubai (DHA – P – 0164356)
3) PRIMARY EDUCATION:
2005 Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS), University of Health Sciences, Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi (All professional exams passed in first division and also in first attempt)
1999 Pre-Medical FSc (Biology,Chemistry & Physics), Grade = A1
Higher secondary school certificate (HSSC), Federal board
Federal Government Sir Syed College for boys, The Mall road, Rawalpindi1997
Matric in Science subjects, Grade = A1
Secondary School Certificate (SSC), Federal Board
Army Public School and College, Ordnance Road, Rawalpindi

4) POST GRADUATE EDUCATION:

2013      Passed FRCPATH (UK) in Histopathology on 24th May 2013

Royal college of Pathologists, UK

2013      Fellowship in surgical oncological pathology March 2013 from Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Pakistan

2013 Honorary fellowship awarded by College of Pathologists of Pakistan in May 2013.

2011      Passed FCPS in Histopathology on 26th November 2011

College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSP) of Pakistan ( I have been awarded General Iftikhar Malik Gold medal by college of physicians and surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) for securing highest marks in the discipline of histopathology in fellowship exam (FCPS) that was held in November 2011)

5) EXPERIENCE GAINED DURING POST GRADUATE TRAINING:

FCPS was a four years training program. Details are as follows:

  1. ii) Fellowship in surgical oncological pathology, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Pakistan (From 20th march 2012 to 20th march 2013):

During this fellowship:

  1. a) I supervised gross techniques of resident doctors including all tumor resection specimens.
  2. b) Checking and screening of all the surgical biopsies, cases received for second opinion and discussing and signing out of these cases (about 8000 surgical cases).
  3. c) Screening of cytology cases (about 3000 cases).
  4. d) Frozen section reporting (about 300 frozen sections).
  5. e) Training in cytogenetics under the supervision of consultant cytogeneticist from USA for 6 months. I was trained in FISH reporting and karyotyping related to leukemia and lymphoma cases.

iii) Consultant Pathologist, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Pakistan (From 21st march 2013 to 09th June 2014).

  1. a) Signing out surgical biopsies (on an average 35 - 40 cases/ day)
  2. b) Signing out frozen sections (on an average 2/ day)
  3. c) Signing out FISH cases (on an average 10 cases/ week)
  4. d) Signing out cytogenetics (karyotyping) cases (on an average 15/ week)
  5. e) Signing out cytology cases (on an average 15 cases/ day)
  6. f) Supervision of postgraduate students.
  7. g) MDT meeting (ovarian conference and paediatric pathology conference)
  8. iv) Consultant Histopathologist on fixed term basis at University Hospital of Bristol from 17th June 2014 to 17th June 2015.
  9. a) I worked with GI and Gynecological pathology teams and signed out 2000 GI cases and 1500 Gynecological pathology cases.
  10. b) Conducted GI and Gynae MDT meetings
  11. c) Part of audit team.
  12. d) Supervision of postgraduate trainees.

7) CURRENT JOB:

Consultant Pathologist, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Pakistan (From 22nd June 2015 to date).

  1. a) Signing out surgical biopsies (on an average 35 - 40 cases/ day)
  2. b) Signing out frozen sections (on an average 1/ day)
  3. c) Signing out FISH cases (on an average 10 cases/ week). We are reporting FISH for Ewing’s sarcoma, synovial sarcoma, Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, Liposarcoma, Oligodendroglioma, Breast carcinomas and Neuroblastoma
  4. d) Signing out cytogenetics (karyotyping) cases (on an average 15/ week)
  5. e) Signing out cytology cases (on an average 15 cases/ day)
  6. f) Supervision of postgraduate students.
  7. g) MDT meeting (Soft tissue, bone and gynaecological pathology conferences)

8) OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

House Physician at the department of Medicine, Medical Unit II, Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi. May 1, 2005 to October 31, 2005 (Was awarded best house officer for academic excellence)

House Surgeon at the department of Surgery, Surgery Unit I, Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi.Nov 1 2005 to April 30, 2006.

9) AWARDS:

1) General Iftikhar Malik Gold medal by college of physicians and surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) for securing highest marks in the discipline of histopathology in fellowship exam (FCPS) that was held in November 2011

2) Ibn-e-Sina gold medal for presenting best research paper titled “Prognostic Subgrouping of Diffuse Large B-cell lymphomas into Germinal centre and Post Germinal Centre Groups by Immunohistochemistry After 6 Cycles of Chemotherapy in 33rd Annual Conference of Pakistan Association of Pathologists at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad –Pakistan on 6th to 8th November, 2009.

3) Third price for presenting research paper titled “Morphological and Immunohistochemical study of Gastrointestinal stromal tumours “ in 32nd annual Conference of Pakistan Association of Pathologists at Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad from 24th to 26th October, 2008.

4) Got certificate of best house physician for academic excellence during my house job in medicine at medical unit II Holy Family Hospital (May 1, 2005 to October 31, 2005)  

10) CONTINUOUS PROFFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD):

WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES ATTENDED:

  1. Attended an update course conducted by European congress of pathology held in Germany from 25th to 29th September, 2016 (awarded 21 CME hours)
  2. Conducted a surgical pathology training course (presented Gastrointestinal and skin pathology cases) for general histopathologists in Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and research Centre held on April 23, 2016 to April 28, 2016.
  3. Attended and participated in 6th Annual meeting of Histopathology and Cytopathology society of Pakistan (HCSP) and 3rd annual meeting of International academy of pathology (IAP) – Pakistan Division on April 2 – 3, 2016 organized by Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad (awarded 12 CME hours)
  4. Conducted a workshop on Endocrine and Breast pathology on February 10th, 2016 at King Edward Medical University (awarded 4.5 CME hours)
  5. Attended a conference titled MEDLAB 2016 organized by Cleveland Clinic at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Dubai, UAE 0n Jan 25 – 28, 2016 (awarded 12.75 CME hours).
  6. Participated as delegate in 14th Shaukat khanum Cancer Symposium held on November 12 – 15, 2015 in Lahore, Pearl Continental Hotel and Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (awarded 23.00 CME hours).
  7. Participated in 38th Annual PAP conference in collaboration with the Royal College of pathologists and British association of Pakistani Pathologists from 6th to 8th November, 2015.
  8. Conducted a general histopathology workshop for general histopathologists and FCPS residents in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences on 11-12th September, 2015 (awarded 12 CME hours).
  9. Attended a workshop on endocrine pathology at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer hospital on August 22, 2015 (awarded 2 CME hours)
  10. Attended a workshop on renal pathology and transplant pathology at Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in June 2015
  11. Conducted and GI pathology seminar for FRCPATH part 2 students at University Hopsitals of Bristol, England in May, 2015.
  12. Facilitated workshop on skin and lung pathology May 2014 in Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore.
  13. Facilitated workshop on neuropathology for M.phil students at Allama Iqbal Medical College December 2013.
  14. Attended 3 days Annual Symposium of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre at Pearl Continental, Lahore from November, 2013.
  15. Attended FRCPATH Advanced Histopathology Course from September 3rd, 2012 to September 14th, 2012 in The East of England Cytology Training Centre Newmarket, United kingdom.
  16. Attended 3 days Annual Symposium of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre at Pearl Continental, Lahore from November 16th to 18th, 2011.
  17. Attended three days conference of Histopathology and Cytology Society of Pakistan from November 6th to 9th, 2011.
  18. Facilitated three days workshop on Histopathology update from April 2,2011 to April 4, 2011 at Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore
  19. Attended 3 days Annual Symposium of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre at Pearl Continental, Lahore in November 2010.
  20. Two days workshop on pediatric tumours in Children Hospital, Lahore from November 1 to November 2, 2010.
  21. Two days workshop on general application of immunohistochemical techniques at department of pathology, Shifa International, Islamabad from October 12 to October 13, 2010.
  22. Two days workshop on lymph node pathology at Department of Histopathology, King Edward Medical College, Lahore from June 4, 2010 to June 5, 2010.
  23. Two days workshop on diagnostic cytopathology at Department of Histopathology, King Edward Medical College, Lahore from April 3, 2010 to April 4, 2010.
  24. Workshop on Renal Pathology held at Department of Histopathology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad on 9th November, 2009
  25. 33rd Annual Conference of Pakistan Association of Pathologists at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad–Pakistan on 6th to 8th November, 2009.
  26. Two days Post graduate Histopathology Workshop on 22nd to 23rd October, 2009 held at Department of Pathology, Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi.
  27. Workshop on Pap Smear Cytology held on 21st August, 2009 at Pathology Department of King Edward Medical University, Lahore
  28. Symposium on Head and Neck Multidisciplinary approaches in Pakistan held on 22 May 2009 held at Pearl Continental Rawalpindi.
  29. Two days Postgraduate Course on Histopathology on lung diseases at the Department of Pathology, King Edward Medical University, Lahore on April 29 – 30 ,2009
  30. Workshop on Gynaecological Pathology from 24 April 2009 to 25 April 2009 at college of physicians and surgeons, Karachi-Pakistan
  31. Three days course on Update in Histopathology held from 2nd April to 4th April 2009 at Department of Pathology, College of Physicians and Surgeon, Karachi-Pakistan.
  32. Breast cancer symposium and Diagnostic Histopathology Workshop Held on 27 -28 March 2009 at AFIP, Rawalpindi.
  33. 8th Shaukat khanum Memorial cancer symposium held in Lahore, Pakistan on February 26-28, 2009. 3 hours of Category Grade 1credit of AACME Designation awarded.
  34. Attended seminar on Joint Diseases held on 31st January 2009 at Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rawalpindi.
  35. One day postgraduate Histopathology Workshop held at department of Histopathology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad on 1st December, 2008
  36. Workshop on Non Gynecological Cytology held at Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore on Nov 15, 2008.
  37. 32nd annual Conference of Pakistan Association of Pathologists at Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad from 24th to 26th
  38. Head & Neck Cytopathology Workshop held at department of Histopathology Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Rawalpindi- Pakistan on 3rd December 2007
  39. 31st Annual Conference of Pakistan Association of pathologists at Khyber Medical College, Peshawar-Pakistan on 30th Nov to 2nd Dec 2007
  40. Biosafety and Biosecurity training by U.S Department of state Biosecurity engagement program in collaboration with Armed Forces Institute of Pathology on 20th June ,2007
  41. Post graduate Histopathology Workshop/Seminar at Department of Histopathology Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Rawalpindi- Pakistan on 23rd to 24th April 2007
  42. Attended Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Symposium held on 2nd to 4th March 2007 at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad.
  43. Training workshop on Blood Transfusion Laboratory Techniques from20 th to 22nd January, 2007 held at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad.

Research papers presentations and presentations as guest speaker:

  1. Presented a talk titled “Updates on high grade carcinomas of uterus at 38th Annual PAP conference in collaboration with the Royal College of pathologists and British association of Pakistani Pathologists from 6th to 8th November, 2015, held at Pearl continental hotel Lahore.
  2. Presented a talk titled “Patterns of invasion of endocervical adenocarcinoma” at 6th Annual meeting of Histopathology and Cytopathology society of Pakistan (HCSP) and 3rd annual meeting of International academy of pathology (IAP) – Pakistan Division on April 2 – 3, 2016 organized by Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad.
  3. Presented a talk titled “papillary lesions of breast” at a workshop on Endocrine and Breast pathology on February 10th, 2016 at King Edward Medical University
  4. Presented a paper titled “Survival, Morphological analysis and TNM Staging of Pancreaticoduodenectomy Specimens at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital And Research Centre” in 34thAnnual Conference of Pakistan Association of Pathologists at King Edward Medical University in November 2010.
  5. Presented a paper titled “Prognostic Subgrouping of Diffuse Large B-cell lymphomas into Germinal centre and Post Germinal Centre Groups by Immunohistochemistry After 6 Cycles of Chemotherapy in 33rd Annual Conference of Pakistan Association of Pathologists at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad –Pakistan on 6th to 8th November, 2009. (Was awarded Gold medal: 1st Prize)
  6. Presented a paper titled “Morphological and Immunohistochemical study of Gastrointestinal stromal tumours “ in 32nd annual Conference of Pakistan Association of Pathologists at Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad from 24th to 26th October. (Was awarded 3rd prize)
  7. Presented a paper tilted “ An audit of histopathology samples received at Armed Forces Institute of Pathology , Rawalpindi in 31st Annual Conference of Pakistan Association of pathologists at Khyber Medical College, Peshawar-Pakistan on 30th Nov to 2nd Dec 200

POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

  1. Presented a poster titled “Role of immunohistochemistry in histiogenesis of ovarian malignancies”. Presented at Annual Symposium Of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, Lahore in November 2011
  2. Presented a poster titled “Morphological patterns of GIST - An audit”. Presented at Annual Symposium Of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, Lahore in November 2011
  3. Presented a poster titled “Survival Analysis, Morphological analysis and TNM Staging of Pancreaticoduodenectomy Specimens received at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital And Research Centre” at Annual Symposium Of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, Lahore in November 201

PUBLICATIONS and AUDITS:

Published:

  1. Clinicopathological study of solid pseudopapillary tumor of pancreas. Namra Naeem, Noreen Akhtar, Usman Hassan, Mudassar Hussain, Asif Loya, Sajid Mushtaq. Pak Armed Forces Med Journal. 2017; 67 (5): 803-07
  2. Soft Tissue Tumours with Epithelioid Morphology. Muhammad Zain Mehdi, Sajid Mushtaq, Noreen Akhtar, Usman Hassan, Asif Loya, Mudassar Hussain and Muhammad Azam. Journal of Rawalpindi Medical College (JRMC); 2017;21(1): 37-41
  3. Smarcb1 (ini-1) deficient poorly differentiated carcinoma of sinonasal tract. Usman Hassan, Mudassar Hussain. Journal of cancer and allied specialties. 2016; 2 (2)
  4. Right-Sided and Left-Sided Colon Cancers are Two Distinct Disease Entities: an Analysis of 200 Cases in Pakistan. Hussain M, Waqas O, Hassan U, Loya A, Akhtar N, Mushtaq S, Yusuf MA, Syed AA. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2016;17(5):2545-8.
  5. Primary combined neuroendocrine carcinoma (small-cell type) and squamous cell carcinoma of the colon. Usman Hassan, Mozayani B, Newton ACS Wong. Histopathology. 2016 Apr;68(5):755-8. Doi:10.1111/his.12786. Epub 2015 Sep 8.
  6. Spontaneous Regression of Malignant Melanoma of the Gastro-Oesophageal Junction. Steven Thomas Hornby, Peter Alexander Newman, Usman Hassan, William Bryson Robb. American Journal of Cancer Case Reports. 2015, 3:20-26.
  7. Importance of pH of Fixatives Used for Fixation of Histopathology Specimens – An Un-recognized Issue. Usman Hassan, Muhammed Kashif Baig, Sajid Mushtaq. Journal of Islamabad Medical & Dental College (JIMDC); 2015:4(3):103-105.
  1. Radiological and pathological Correlation of lung nodules in a background of metastatic disease. Azra Akhtar, Noreen Akhtar, Sajid Mushtaq, Usman Hassan, Ali Raza Khan. Cancer allied spec. 2015; 1(1):4
  2. Immunohistochemical expression of CD-10, BCL-6 and MUM-1 antibodies and immediate clinical response in patients of diffuse large B-cell lymphomas after six cycles of chemotherapy. Hassan U, Ishtiaq S, Hussain M. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2014 Oct;24(10):722-7.