Yousif Barzani Yousif Barzani
Director, Laboratory Medicine Graduate Program
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences

Office Phone: 202-994-7832
Email: Email
Department: Biomedical Laboratory Sciences


  • BS, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2005
  • MD, Ross University, School of Medicine, 2012


Dr. Barzani is an educator, researcher, assistant professor, and program director of the MSHS in Laboratory Medicine program.


Dr. Barzani’s research interests include student outcomes and professional development, medical education, health and healthcare disparities, community-based participatory research, health equity, diversity and inclusion. He is a member of the Journal of Collaborative Healthcare & Translational Medicine Editorial Board and peer reviewer of the Pathology Laboratory Medicine- Board and Certification Review by StatPearls Publishing (2021 ed).

Chapters in Books:

  1. Barzani Y (2018). Zoonotic Diseases. In Connie Mahon and Donald Lehman (Eds), Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology (6th ed), pp. 939-952. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders.
  2. Barzani Y (2018). Genital Infections and Sexually Transmitted Infections. In Connie Mahon and Donald Lehman (Eds), Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology (6th ed), pp. 897-929. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders. 
  3. Barzani Y (2018). Nonfermenting and Miscellaneous Gram-Negative. In Connie Mahon and Donald Lehman (Eds), Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology (6th ed), pp. 465-485. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders.



Dr. Barzani presently teaches graduate courses in the laboratory medicine and other programs in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

  • MLS 6141 Advanced Immunology & Serology
  • MLS 6130 Advanced Hematology I
  • MLS 6131 Advanced Hematology II
  • MLS 6246 Capstone Project LM
  • MLS 6245 Current Topics in MLS
  • MLS 6213 Seminar in Immunohematology
  • MLS 4219 Parasitology, Mycology, and Virology Lab
  • HSCI 2102 Pathophysiology
  • HSCI 6297 Independent Study/Health Profession
  • MLS 6251 Advanced Clinical Microbiology Practicum
  • MLS 6248 Advanced Blood Bank Practicum
  • MLS 6250 Advanced Hematology Practicum
  • MLS 6249 Advanced Coagulation Practicum
  • MLS 6247Advanced Clinical Biochemistry Practicum
  • MLS 6252 Advanced Urinalysis Practicum

Community Service

GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences:

  1. Member, GW Committee on Human Research, Institutional Review Board (IRB) Blue Panel primary member, and alternate member on the Gold Panel (October 2019 to Present)
  2. Member, GW Faculty Senate Research Commitee (July 2021 to Present)
  3. Member, GW Health Sciences Curriculum Committee (July 2020 to Present)
  4. Member, GW Educational Policy & Technology Committee (2020 to Present)
  5. Member, GW Health Sciences Student Evaluation Committee (July 2019 to Present)
GW BLS Department
  1. Chair, BLS Department Faculty Search Committee (August 2021)
  2. Member, BLS Department Scholarship Committee (July 2021 to Present)
  3. Member, BLS Department Search Committee, Diversity Advocate for Assistant Director of Clinical Education position (February 2020)
  4. Member, BLS Department Chair Search Committee, Diversity Advocate (Jan 2019)
  5. Member, BLS Department Faculty Search Committee, Diversity Advocate (Feb-2019)
  6. Member, GW Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Program Faculty Search Committee, Diversity Advocate (March 2019)
  7. Member, BLS Department Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) Program Advisory Board (January 2017 to present)
  8. Teaching faculty, BLS Department Summer Immersion Program (January 2016 to present)
  1. American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Career Ambassador (April 2019 to Present_
  2. Member, Governor's Health Sciences Academy at TC Williams High School-Surgical Technology Sciences Planning Committee (August 2018 to Present) and GW Academy Course Director (Spring 2020 to Present)


  • Medical Laboratory Sciences

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.

  • None