Elham Arbzadeh Elham Arbzadeh
Assistant Professor of Pathology

Office Phone: 202-823-4213
Email: Email
Department: Pathology


  • MD Medicine, Ahvaz Jondishapur University of Medical Sciences, 2010


Elham Arbzadeh, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology at George Washington University. Prior to joining GW, she completed a surgical pathology fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, a cytopathology fellowship at Georgetown University, and an Anatomical and Clinical Pathology Residency at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia.
Clinical Expertise

Dr. Arbzadeh’s clinical practice focus is to provide diagnostic services in breast and genitourinary pathology. In cytology, aside from diagnostic services, she performs Rapid On Site Evaluation (ROSE) for clinicians performing ultrasound (including endoscopic or endobronchial ultrasound guided) or CT-scan guided fine needle aspiration.


Dr. Arbzadeh’s research interest is centered mainly on the immune microenvironment in breast ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).


Surgical Pathology


Lou Johanna, George Tylor, Elham Arbzadeh, Howard Ross. Multifocal rectal carcinoid tumor: a case report and literature review. Digestive Medicine Research.

Maleki Z, Miller JA, Arbzadeh E, Fadda G, Bo P, Wise O, Rossi ED, Jhala N, Ashish C, Ali SZ, Wang H. "Suspicious" salivary gland FNA: Risk of malignancy and interinstitutional variability. Cancer Cytopathology. 126(2):94-100.

Wang H, Malik A, Maleki Z, Rossi ED, Ping B, Chandra A, Ali SZ, Fadda G, Wang J, Arbzadeh E, Zhao H, Jhala N. "Atypical" salivary gland fine needle aspiration: Risk of malignancy and interinstitutional variability. Diagnostic Cytopathology.

Zarrin M, Arbzadeh E, Yaghoubi R. The prevalence of superficial fungal infections in the elderly. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences. 26(2): 364-367.

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported a financial interest with the health care related companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the University and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

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