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Associate Professor

Research Interests

My research interests are in cytopathology including fine needle aspiration, and diagnostic surgical pathology with subspecialty focus on bone and soft tissue, and gastrointestinal pathology.

Selected Publications

Flug JA*, Scalcione LR*, Hakima L, Ganson G, Mazzie JP, Katz DS, Brooks M. Radiologic-Pathologic Findings of Primary Osseous Adamantinoma with Unusual Metastasis to the Posterior Cul-de-sac in Pregnancy. Journal of Clinical Imaging: Clinical Imaging 25(6):483-487. 2011.


Hakima L, Hoda R, Guo M, Kaplan R. Decidual cells May be Mistaken for Glandular or Squamous Atypia on ThinPrep Pap Test . Diagn. Cytopathol. Vol. 41, No. 10, pp. 886-888. 2013.


Cuna A, Hakima L, Tseng Y, Islam S, Khullar P, Hanna N. Clinical Dilemma of Positive Histologic Chorioamnionitis in Term Newborns. Frontiers in Pediatrics. Front. Pediatr. 2:27. 2014.


Hakima L, Mohanty SK, Pradhan D, Samal A, Pattnaik N, Turi G. Myxoid Degeneration of Appendix wall: An Entity in Search of Identity: Report of two cases. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics. Vol. 11, Issue 4, pp. 1030. Jan 2015.


Hakima L, Adler E*, Prystowsky M, Schlecht N, Fox A, Suhrland M, Khader S. The Utility of Hybrid Capture 2 Human Papillomavirus Testing in Cytology Fine Needle Aspiration of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Diagn Cytopathol. 43 (9), 683-687. May 2015.


Hakima L, Oktay M, Goswami S. Review Article: Molecular Diagnostics from Stained Cytology Smears. Clinical Laboratory International. Vol 40, pp. 16-18. October 2016.


Oktay M, Adler E, Hakima L, Grunblatt E, Pieri E, Seymour A, Khader S, Cajigas A, Suhrland M, Goswami S. The Application of Molecular Diagnostics to Stained Cytology Smears. J Mol Diagn. Vol.18. Issue 3, pp. 407-415. May 2016.


DiDonato R, Khader S, Cajigas A, Hakima L. Metastatic Salivary Duct Carcinoma of the Submandibular Gland Presenting as a Poorly Differentiated Carcinoma of Unknown Primary: A Case Report. J Med Surg Pathol. 1:142. 2016.


Hakima L, Schlesinger K, Sunkara J, Karabakhtsian R. Differential Expression of Various Clones of Estrogen Receptor in Cell Block Preparation of Lung Adenocarcinoma. Diagn. Cytopathol. 46(5):390-394. May 2018.


Segura SE, Ramos-Rivera G, Hakima L, Suhrland M, Khader S. Low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, cannot rule out high-grade lesion: Diagnosis, histological outcomes and human papillomavirus results. Cytopathology. 30(1):99-104. Jan 2019.


Kuan, KC, Segura, SE, Ahlstedt, J, Khader, SN, Hakima, L. The predictive value of positive and suspicious urine cytology: Are they different? Diagn Cytopathol. 48(11):998-1002. Nov 2020.


Castrodad-Rodríguez C, Lajara S, Khader SN, Colanta AB, Guerrero DR, El Hussein S, Hakima L. Application of the Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytopathology: Experience of an Academic Institution in a Tertiary Academic Medical Center. Cancer Cytopathology. 129(3):204-213. Mar 2021.


Asiry S, Khader SN, Villanueva-Siles E, Hakima L. Follicular Dendritic Cell Sarcoma: Cytomorphologic Features and Diagnostic Challenges. Diagn Cytopathol. 49(3):457-461. Mar 2021.


List of publications from PubMed

Laleh Hakima
  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine