Bahig M. Shehata

Emory University, USA

Bahig M. Shehata was born in Egypt, in 1948, and he received his M.D. degree from Assiut University of Medicine in 1970. Following an internship at and internal medicine residency at Assiut University Hospitals, he immigrated to the USA in 1982. His professional training continued as a resident in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio (1983-1987), followed by a fellowship in pediatric and fetal pathology at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron (1987-1989). He has served as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pathology and Pediatrics at Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Lubbock, as the Director of Pediatric Pathology Section at The Toledo Hospital in Toledo, and as an Associate Professor of pathology at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. In 2001, he became the Codirector of Anatomic Pathology Section at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston as well as an Associate Professor of pathology and pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. His promotion package for full professorship is imminent. He is an Active Member of many societies including the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the American and Canadian Academy of Pathology. His main research interests include identification of the gene responsible for histiocytoid cardiomyopathy, in which he maintains the world wide registry for the disease, the causes of still birth, and cartilage injury in hemophilic children. His areas of clinical focus include cardiovascular pathology, Hirschsprungs disease and intestinal dysmotility in children, and the diagnostic, molecular and genetic basis of childhood tumors. He is on the editorial boards of both Fetal and Pediatric Pathology and Pediatric and Developmental Pathology. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and has presented more than 30 papers at national and international meetings.

Biography Updated on 20 March 2011

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