Prof. Dr. Sania Shuja
Prof. Dr. Sania Shuja
Head of Department
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.

TitleFrom ToInstitution City/Country
Professor, Head of Pathology Department11/2017PresentShalamar Medical and Dental College, Shalamar Institute of Health SciencesLahore, Pakistan
Clinical Professor02/201611/2017Department of Anatomic Pathology, University of Washington, School of MedicineSeattle, WA, U.S.A.
Associate Professor07/200010/2015Department of Pathology, University of Florida Health Science CenterJacksonville, FL, U.S.A.
Graduate School Faculty08/199606/2000Boston University Graduate SchoolBoston, MA, U.S.A.
Assistant Professor07/199306/2000Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Boston University School of MedicineBoston, MA, U.S.A.
Instructor07/199106/1993Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Boston University School of MedicineBoston, MA, U.S.A.
Teaching fellow07/198706/1991Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Boston University School of MedicineBoston, MA, U.S.A.
W.M.O/Lecturer07/198208/1986King Edward Medical College and Mayo HospitalLahore, Pakistan
TitleFromToInstitution City/Country
Fellow, Surgical Pathology / Hematopathology07/199206/1994Boston University HospitalBoston, MA, U.S.A.
Chief Resident07/199106/1992Boston University HospitalBoston, MA, U.S.A.
Senior Resident07/199006/1991Boston University HospitalBoston, MA, U.S.A.
Junior Resident07/198906/1990Boston University HospitalBoston, MA, U.S.A.
Medical and Surgical internship07/198106/1982Mayo HospitalLahore, Pakistan
Consultant Pathologist11/2017PresentShalamar Medical and Dental College, Shalamar Institute of Health SciencesLahore, Pakistan
Staff- Pathologist02/201611/2017Seattle Cancer Care AllianceSeattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Staff- Pathologist02/201611/2017Harborview HospitalSeattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Staff- Pathologist02/201611/2017Northwest HospitalSeattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Staff- Pathologist02/201611/2017University of Washington Medical CenterSeattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Staff- Pathologist07/200010/2015Shands Jacksonville Hospital, University of FloridaJacksonville, Florida, U.S.A.
Staff- Pathologist07/199606/2000Boston Medical CenterBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Staff- Pathologist07/199406/2000Mallory Institute of PathologyBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Staff- Pathologist11/199406/1996Boston City HospitalBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Staff- Pathologist02/199406/1996Boston University Medical Center HospitalBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Title YearInstituteCity/ Country
Exemplary Teacher’s Award2010University of Florida, College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL, U.S.A. 
Secretary Faculty CouncilJul 2008 – Jun 2010University of Florida, College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL, U.S.A. 
Exemplary Teacher’s Award2008University 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 – 2005Deans Fund, Senior Investigator Award, University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, FL, U.S.A. 
Boston Section of the American Association for Cancer Research1997 – 1998President, Boston Cancer Research Association, Boston, MA, U.S.A. 
Boston Section of the American Association for Cancer Research1996 – 1997Vice 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 Cavity1990 to 1991Boston 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 Cavity1990 to 1991American Cancer Society (ACS) Hubert Humphrey Institutional Grant Award( Dr. Sania Shuja, PI) 
Title of Research/ Published ArticleYear 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 practice2019DiagnCytopathol, Feb 2019.doi: 10.1002/dc.24158Siddiqi, A, Webb, F, Smotherman, C, Shuja, S, Mubeen, A and Lai, K.
Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate Induced Esophageal Ulcer and Gastritis2016Endoscopy, 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 Cancer2015Case reports in Endocrinology. Jul 2015. Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 434732, 4 pagesSandra Gibiezaite, SavasOzdemir, Sania Shuja, Barry McCook, Monica Plazarte and Mae Sheikh-Ali.
Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the rectum presenting with extensive metastatic disease2014Case Reports in Oncological Medicine, 2014:386379. doi: 10.1155/2014/386379. Epub 2014 Jul 16. PMID25225617VinayMinocha, Sania Shuja, Robert Ali, Amalie Eid.
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma presenting as a large cyst of the parotid gland in HIV disease2013Journal of ear, nose and throat, 2013, 92(7), 310-311, PMID: 23904307Nelson Goldman, Sania Shuja, Reginald Griffin and RaafatMakary.
Management of ParatesticularRhabomyosarcoma in an Adult Patient: A Case Report2011British Journal of Urology International website ( March 22, 2011Eddie 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 literature2011Archives of Pathology & laboratory medicine, 2011, 135(9): 1220Nikhil.G. Patel, RaafatMakary, Amir Mohammadi, and Sania Shuja.
Active MMP-2 activity discriminates colonic mucosa, adenomas with and without high grade dysplasia and cancers2011Human 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 cancer2011ClinAdvHematolOncol. 2011 Jul;9(7):557-6PMID: 22402465Ho John Vu, Tim Nguyen, Dat Pham, RaafatMakary and Sania Shuja
Primary osteosarcoma of the maxilla. Journal of ear, nose and throat, Head and Neck Clinics2010October 2010; 89(10):484-486RaafatMakary, Nelson Goldman, RuiFernandes and Sania Shuja.
Twin gestation with complete hydatidiform mole and a coexisting live fetus: Case report and brief review of literature2010Obstet Med 2010;3:30-32RaafatMakary, Sania Shuja, Amir Mohammadi, and Marilin Rosa.
Medium and Small Vessel Vasculitis with Large Bowel Infarction in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A case report2009Journal of Gastroenteroloy 2009; 104:1859–1860; doi:10.1038/ajg.2009.242RaafatMakary, Cindy L. Davis and Sania Shuja.
Active MMP-2 effectively identifies the presence of colorectal cancer.2009Int. 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 epilepsy2009The Internet Journal of Neurology. Vol. 11#2RaafatMakary, Amir Mohammadi, and Sania Shuja.
Variable histological and ultrasonic characteristics of restenosis after drug-eluting stents2008International 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 Skull2009Journal 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 findings2009Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular diseases, November 2009, 18(6): 491-493Sania Shuja,Justin Lindquist, Kevin P. Lee, Scott Silliman and RaafatMakary.
Active MMP-2 Effectively Identifies the Presence of Colorectal Cancer2009Original Research article: Int. J. Cancer: 125, 2893–2902Murnane, M.J., JinguoCai, Sania Shuja, David McAneny, Veronica Klepeis and John B. Willett.
Unusual histological variant of Ewing’s sarcoma of mandible: Case report2009International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery2009, (38) #8, 891-894RaafatMakary, Melissa Tucker, Rui P. Fernandes and Sania Shuja.
Cytomorphology of Primary Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma of the Lung2009DiagCytopathol 37(2):146-9Ni 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 literature2008Internet Journal of Neurosurgery. Volume 5 Number 1Sania 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 tumors2008Internet Journal of Pathology, volume 7#1Sania Shuja, Amir Mohammadi, Stephan Grigorian, and Steve Goodison.
Diagnosis of McArdle’s disease in an elderly man: Case report and review of literature2008Internet Journal of Neurology, volume 9#1RaafatMakary, 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 adult2007Case report and review of the literature. J. Neurosurg. Spine; 6:579–584RaafatMakary, David Wolfson, Victor DaSilva, Amir Mohammadi and Sania Shuja.
Cathepsin D protein levels in colorectal tumors: Divergent expression patterns suggest complex regulation and function2004Int. J. Oncol. 24(3):473-85Iacobuzio-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 carcinomas2000British Journal of Cancer 82(7):1317-26Del Re, E., Shuja, S.,Cai, J. and Murnane, M.J.
Cathepsin B activity and protein levels in thyroid carcinoma, Graves’ disease and multinodular goiters1999Thyroid 9(6):569-577Shuja, 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 carcinomas1998International Journal of Cancer 79, 324-333Kim, K., Cai, J., Shuja, S.,Kuo, T., Grilli, A. and Murnane, M. J.
Characterizing human colorectal carcinomas by proteolytic profile1997In Vivo 11(3):209-216Murnane, 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 progression1997Journal of Biological Chemistry 272(46):29190-29199Iacobuzio-Donahue, C., Shuja, S.,Cai, J. and Murnane, M. J.
N-ras protein:  Frequent quantitative and qualitative changes occur in human colorectal carcinomas1997International Journal of Cancer, 71:767-775Kim, 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 disease1996International Journal of Cancer 66:420-426Shuja, S. and Murnane, M. J.
Changing patterns of proteolytic expression in colorectal tumor progression1994Volume of the Proceedings of the Chiba International Symposium for Cancer, 11-26Murnane, 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 carcinoma1991International Journal of Cancer, 49:341-346Shuja, S., Sheahan, K., and Murnane, M. J.
Stage specific increase in cathepsin B mRNA content in human colorectal carcinoma1991Cancer Research 51:1137-1142Murnane, M.J., Sheahan, K., Ozdemirli, M., and Shuja, S.
Cysteine protease activities and tumor development in human colorectal carcinoma1989Cancer Research 49:3808-3814Sheahan, K., Shuja, S., and Murnane, M.J.
Title From To
Pacific Northwest Society of Pathologists20162019
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology19972017
College of American Pathologists19962015
American Thyroid Association19982007
American Society for the Advancement of Science19952002
Association of Physicians of Pakistani-Descent of North America1992present
American Society for Cell Biology19911998
American Association for Cancer Research19912004
Massachusetts Medical Benevolent Society1990present
Boston Cancer Research Association (Boston Section of the American Association for Cancer Research)19882000
New England Pathology Residents Society19871993
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) – International Academy of Pathologist (IAP)2017Present