Prof. Dr. Sania Shuja
Prof. Dr. Sania Shuja
Ph.D., DABAP, ECFMG, MBBS., FLE
Head of Department
Pathology
Date of Joining: 15/11/2017

Professional Summary

Dr. Sania Shuja is a Pathologist & Head of Pathology Department at SMDC and Director of Shalamar Pathology Laboratory at Shalamar Hospital, Lahore.

Dr. Sania Shuja acquired her medical education at King Edward Medical College, Lahore. She completed her internship at Mayo Hospital, Lahore, and completed her pathology residency and fellowship at Boston University Medical Centre Hospitals, Boston, MA, U.S.A.

Prior to joining Shalamar, Dr. Sania Shuja was a Staff Pathologist & Clinical Professor at University Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Washington.

Title From To Institution City/Country
Professor, Head of Pathology Department 11/2017 Present Shalamar Medical and Dental College, Shalamar Institute of Health Sciences Lahore, Pakistan
Clinical Professor 02/2016 11/2017 Department of Anatomic Pathology, University of Washington, School of Medicine Seattle, WA, U.S.A.
Associate Professor 07/2000 10/2015 Department of Pathology, University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville, FL, U.S.A.
Graduate School Faculty 08/1996 06/2000 Boston University Graduate School Boston, MA, U.S.A.
Assistant Professor 07/1993 06/2000 Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine Boston, MA, U.S.A.
Instructor 07/1991 06/1993 Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine Boston, MA, U.S.A.
Teaching fellow 07/1987 06/1991 Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine Boston, MA, U.S.A.
W.M.O/Lecturer 07/1982 08/1986 King Edward Medical College and Mayo Hospital Lahore, Pakistan
Title From To Institution City/Country
Fellow, Surgical Pathology / Hematopathology 07/1992 06/1994 Boston University Hospital Boston, MA, U.S.A.
Chief Resident 07/1991 06/1992 Boston University Hospital Boston, MA, U.S.A.
Senior Resident 07/1990 06/1991 Boston University Hospital Boston, MA, U.S.A.
Junior Resident 07/1989 06/1990 Boston University Hospital Boston, MA, U.S.A.
Medical and Surgical internship 07/1981 06/1982 Mayo Hospital Lahore, Pakistan
Consultant Pathologist 11/2017 Present Shalamar Medical and Dental College, Shalamar Institute of Health Sciences Lahore, Pakistan
Staff- Pathologist 02/2016 11/2017 Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Staff- Pathologist 02/2016 11/2017 Harborview Hospital Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Staff- Pathologist 02/2016 11/2017 Northwest Hospital Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Staff- Pathologist 02/2016 11/2017 University of Washington Medical Center Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Staff- Pathologist 07/2000 10/2015 Shands Jacksonville Hospital, University of Florida Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A.
Staff- Pathologist 07/1996 06/2000 Boston Medical Center Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Staff- Pathologist 07/1994 06/2000 Mallory Institute of Pathology Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Staff- Pathologist 11/1994 06/1996 Boston City Hospital Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Staff- Pathologist 02/1994 06/1996 Boston University Medical Center Hospital Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Title Year Institute City/ Country
Exemplary Teacher’s Award 2010 University of Florida, College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL, U.S.A.  
Secretary Faculty Council Jul 2008 – Jun 2010 University of Florida, College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL, U.S.A.  
Exemplary Teacher’s Award 2008 University of Florida, College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL, U.S.A.  
Principal Investigator. Funding amount $10, 000. Project Title: “Expression of cathepsins B, H, L and D in GlioblastomaMultiforme.” 2004 – 2005 Deans Fund, Senior Investigator Award, University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, FL, U.S.A.  
Boston Section of the American Association for Cancer Research 1997 – 1998 President, Boston Cancer Research Association, Boston, MA, U.S.A.  
Boston Section of the American Association for Cancer Research 1996 – 1997 Vice President, Boston Cancer Research Association, Boston, MA, U.S.A.  
Comparative Analyses of Cathepsin B Enzyme Activity and mRNA Content in Cancers of the Thyroid, Larynx and Oral Cavity 1990 to 1991 Boston University School & Medicine Graduate Student Award (BUSM GRSA) Award (Dr. Sania Shuja PI)  
Comparative Analyses of Cathepsin B Enzyme Activity and mRNA Content in Cancers of the Thyroid, Larynx and Oral Cavity 1990 to 1991 American Cancer Society (ACS) Hubert Humphrey Institutional Grant Award( Dr. Sania Shuja, PI)  
Title of Research/ Published Article Year of Publication Journal Name Author/ Co-authors
Prevalence of epithelial abnormalities and high-risk human papilloma virus in cervicovaginal Pap smears of population subgroups as a guide toward evidence-based best practice 2019 DiagnCytopathol, Feb 2019.doi: 10.1002/dc.24158 Siddiqi, A, Webb, F, Smotherman, C, Shuja, S, Mubeen, A and Lai, K.
Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate Induced Esophageal Ulcer and Gastritis 2016 Endoscopy, Mar 2016, Volume 83, Issue 3, Pages 664–665. Ronald Brown, II, Joshua Samuel, KamalpreetParmar, Sania Shuja, Silvio W. de MeloJr
Unexpected Bone Metastases From Thyroid Cancer 2015 Case reports in Endocrinology. Jul 2015. Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 434732, 4 pages Sandra Gibiezaite, SavasOzdemir, Sania Shuja, Barry McCook, Monica Plazarte and Mae Sheikh-Ali.
Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the rectum presenting with extensive metastatic disease 2014 Case Reports in Oncological Medicine, 2014:386379. doi: 10.1155/2014/386379. Epub 2014 Jul 16. PMID25225617 VinayMinocha, Sania Shuja, Robert Ali, Amalie Eid.
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma presenting as a large cyst of the parotid gland in HIV disease 2013 Journal of ear, nose and throat, 2013, 92(7), 310-311, PMID: 23904307 Nelson Goldman, Sania Shuja, Reginald Griffin and RaafatMakary.
Management of ParatesticularRhabomyosarcoma in an Adult Patient: A Case Report 2011 British Journal of Urology International website (bjui.org): March 22, 2011 Eddie L. Lambert, Stephen E. Mandia, Raafat F. Makary, Sania Shuja, and Christopher R. Williams.
Follicular thyroid carcinoma presenting initially as pelvic soft tissue metastases involving the bone: Case report and review of literature 2011 Archives of Pathology & laboratory medicine, 2011, 135(9): 1220 Nikhil.G. Patel, RaafatMakary, Amir Mohammadi, and Sania Shuja.
Active MMP-2 activity discriminates colonic mucosa, adenomas with and without high grade dysplasia and cancers 2011 Human Pathology, 2011, 42:688-701). Murnane, M.J., JinguoCai, Sania Shuja, David McAneny, Veronica Klepeis and John B. Willett.
Paraneoplastic necrotizing myopathy associated with limited stage small cell lung cancer 2011 ClinAdvHematolOncol. 2011 Jul;9(7):557-6PMID: 22402465 Ho John Vu, Tim Nguyen, Dat Pham, RaafatMakary and Sania Shuja
Primary osteosarcoma of the maxilla. Journal of ear, nose and throat, Head and Neck Clinics 2010 October 2010; 89(10):484-486 RaafatMakary, Nelson Goldman, RuiFernandes and Sania Shuja.
Twin gestation with complete hydatidiform mole and a coexisting live fetus: Case report and brief review of literature 2010 Obstet Med 2010;3:30-32 RaafatMakary, Sania Shuja, Amir Mohammadi, and Marilin Rosa.
Medium and Small Vessel Vasculitis with Large Bowel Infarction in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A case report 2009 Journal of Gastroenteroloy 2009; 104:1859–1860; doi:10.1038/ajg.2009.242 RaafatMakary, Cindy L. Davis and Sania Shuja.
Active MMP-2 effectively identifies the presence of colorectal cancer. 2009 Int. J. Cancer: 125, 2893–2902 (2009). Mary Jo Murnane, JinguoCai, Sania Shuja, David McAneny.
Glioneuralhamartoma with unusual clinical manifestations in a case of pharmacoresistant temporal lobe epilepsy 2009 The Internet Journal of Neurology. Vol. 11#2 RaafatMakary, Amir Mohammadi, and Sania Shuja.
Variable histological and ultrasonic characteristics of restenosis after drug-eluting stents 2008 International Journal of Cardiology, 2008;130(3):444-8. Suzuki Nobuaki; Angiolillo Dominick J; Monteiro Carmela; Shuja Sania; Futamatsu Hideki; Kawaguchi Ren; Box Lyndon C; Guzman Luis; Zenni Martin M; Gilmore Paul S; Bass Theodore A; Costa Marco A.
Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma with Metastasis to the Frontal Skull 2009 Journal of Diagnostic Cytopathology, Jul 2009;37#7, 522 – 526. Dian Feng, Ronald Rhatigan, Sania Shuja, David Wolfson, RaafatMakary, Kathryn Koch and Shahla Masood.
CADASIL disease, an inherited slowly progressive vascular dementia: Case report with radiological and electron microscopic findings 2009 Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular diseases, November 2009, 18(6): 491-493 Sania Shuja,Justin Lindquist, Kevin P. Lee, Scott Silliman and RaafatMakary.
Active MMP-2 Effectively Identifies the Presence of Colorectal Cancer 2009 Original Research article: Int. J. Cancer: 125, 2893–2902 Murnane, M.J., JinguoCai, Sania Shuja, David McAneny, Veronica Klepeis and John B. Willett.
Unusual histological variant of Ewing’s sarcoma of mandible: Case report 2009 International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery2009, (38) #8, 891-894 RaafatMakary, Melissa Tucker, Rui P. Fernandes and Sania Shuja.
Cytomorphology of Primary Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma of the Lung 2009 DiagCytopathol 37(2):146-9 Ni Jin, Chris Nguyen, Sania Shuja,RaafatMakary, and David Wolfson.
Rhabdoid meningioma in a background of atypical meningioma with lipomatous metaplasia: Case report and review of literature 2008 Internet Journal of Neurosurgery. Volume 5 Number 1 Sania Shuja, Timothy Lucey and Victor DaSilva and RaafatMakary.
Patterns of Cathepsin H Expression in GlioblastomaMultiforme: Diverse subcellular localization patterns suggest a complex role in the biology of these tumors 2008 Internet Journal of Pathology, volume 7#1 Sania Shuja, Amir Mohammadi, Stephan Grigorian, and Steve Goodison.
Diagnosis of McArdle’s disease in an elderly man: Case report and review of literature 2008 Internet Journal of Neurology, volume 9#1 RaafatMakary, Sania Shuja, Nadeem Talpur and Alan Berger, MD.
Intramedullary mature teratoma of the cervical spinal cord at C1–2 associated with occult spinal dysraphism in an adult 2007 Case report and review of the literature. J. Neurosurg. Spine; 6:579–584 RaafatMakary, David Wolfson, Victor DaSilva, Amir Mohammadi and Sania Shuja.
Cathepsin D protein levels in colorectal tumors: Divergent expression patterns suggest complex regulation and function 2004 Int. J. Oncol. 24(3):473-85 Iacobuzio-Donahue, C., Shuja, S.,Cai, J., Peng, P., Willet, J. and Murnane, M.J.
Alterations in cathepsin H activity and protein pattern in human colorectal carcinomas 2000 British Journal of Cancer 82(7):1317-26 Del Re, E., Shuja, S.,Cai, J. and Murnane, M.J.
Cathepsin B activity and protein levels in thyroid carcinoma, Graves’ disease and multinodular goiters 1999 Thyroid 9(6):569-577 Shuja, S., Cai, J., Iacobuzio-Donahue, C., Zacks, J., Heimann, R., Beazley, R. M., Kasznica, J. M., O’Hara, C. J. and Murnane, M.J.
Presence of activated Ras correlates with increased cysteine protease activities in human colorectal carcinomas 1998 International Journal of Cancer 79, 324-333 Kim, K., Cai, J., Shuja, S.,Kuo, T., Grilli, A. and Murnane, M. J.
Characterizing human colorectal carcinomas by proteolytic profile 1997 In Vivo 11(3):209-216 Murnane, M. J., Shuja, S., del Re E., Cai, J., Iacobuzio-Donahue, C. and Kleipes, V.
Elevations in cathepsin B protein content and enzyme activity occur independently of glycosylation during colorectal tumor progression 1997 Journal of Biological Chemistry 272(46):29190-29199 Iacobuzio-Donahue, C., Shuja, S.,Cai, J. and Murnane, M. J.
N-ras protein:  Frequent quantitative and qualitative changes occur in human colorectal carcinomas 1997 International Journal of Cancer, 71:767-775 Kim, K., Kuo. T., Cai, J., Shuja, S. and Murnane, M. J.
Marked increases in cathepsins B and L activities distinguish papillary carcinoma of thyroid from normal thyroid or thyroid with nonneoplastic disease 1996 International Journal of Cancer 66:420-426 Shuja, S. and Murnane, M. J.
Changing patterns of proteolytic expression in colorectal tumor progression 1994 Volume of the Proceedings of the Chiba International Symposium for Cancer, 11-26 Murnane, M.J., Cai, J., Shuja, S., Cote, L., del Re, E., Iacobuzio, C., Kim, K., and Sheahan, K.
Cysteine protease activity levels in normal human tissues and in colorectal adenomas and carcinoma 1991 International Journal of Cancer, 49:341-346 Shuja, S., Sheahan, K., and Murnane, M. J.
Stage specific increase in cathepsin B mRNA content in human colorectal carcinoma 1991 Cancer Research 51:1137-1142 Murnane, M.J., Sheahan, K., Ozdemirli, M., and Shuja, S.
Cysteine protease activities and tumor development in human colorectal carcinoma 1989 Cancer Research 49:3808-3814 Sheahan, K., Shuja, S., and Murnane, M.J.
Title From To
Pacific Northwest Society of Pathologists 2016 2019
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology 1997 2017
College of American Pathologists 1996 2015
American Thyroid Association 1998 2007
American Society for the Advancement of Science 1995 2002
Association of Physicians of Pakistani-Descent of North America 1992 present
American Society for Cell Biology 1991 1998
American Association for Cancer Research 1991 2004
Massachusetts Medical Benevolent Society 1990 present
Boston Cancer Research Association (Boston Section of the American Association for Cancer Research) 1988 2000
New England Pathology Residents Society 1987 1993
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) – International Academy of Pathologist (IAP) 2017 Present