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Hussam Abdel Fattah Rashid  Abu-Farsakh, MD .


Nationality : Jordanian.


Address :              P.O.BOX 2098


                             Amman , Jordan

                             Work phone (9626) 5931310

                             Mobile 962-79- 5552116

                             e.mail: F1Lab@yahoo.com 


Fields of experience:

Histopathology (especially tumor pathology)

Cytopathology (Fine needle aspiration and biopsy from various organs ) Hematopathology with bone marrow procedure and examination



·        American Board of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, June 4th, 1993

·        American Board of Cytopathology, May 31th, 1994.       

·        MRCP ( part I) January 1988

Honorary Positions:

·        In the “International Editorial Board” of Archives of Pathology (the official Journal of College of American Pathologists)

·        Abstract reviewer for CAP meeting since 2004


·        Lab director of the First Medical Laboratories since 10-1999

·        Consultant at King Hussein Cancer Center (part time job) since 12/2002- till 8/2008

          * Lab director and Consultant Pathologist and Cytopathlogist at    SHMAISANI Hospital from 6/1997-till Sept 1999

*Assistant professor at pathology department at Jordan       University, Faculty of Medicine; and Consultant pathologist at

          Jordan University Hospital ( 8/94-9/96)

          *Senior fellow at M.D.Anderson Cancer Center, Houston , Texas (7/1993-6/1994)

Education and training :      

          *Fellowship in Cytopathology at M.D.Anderson Cancer Center, Houston TX. (July 1st,1993-June 30th,1994).

          *Fellowship in Surgical tumor pathology at M.D.Anderson cancer          center (July 1st,1992-June30th, 1993). 

*Pathology Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. TX.(July 1st, 1988-June 30th,          1992).


          Medical School :

          Kuwait Faculty of Medicine , Kuwait University (1979-1986)          A graduate with distinction with class honor.


          High School:

                   The first student in all Kuwait high schools, Class 1979.


          Awards :

- The “Outstanding Performance” Award from the Texas Society of Pathology, 1992

- Distinguished Research activity award in field of male infertility from “Jordan Society of Infertility “, meeting 2004, Amman , JORDAN .

*I was placed in the honor list in each and every course at the         Medical school.

- Golden Medal from Amir of Kuwait for outstanding performance in Medical School , 1986


Teaching Experience:

          *Postgraduate teaching for MRCOG and FRCS courses at Jordan University (1994 and 1995)

          *Undergraduate Teaching for Medical school (1994-95 and 1995-   1996)

*Teaching Medical Students and residents at M.D.Anderson Cancer Center (1992-1994).

        *Teaching Medical Student Pathology Course at Baylor College of Medicine(1990-1992)



1- F.Abu-Farsakh, H.Abu-Farsakh: M-Component overestimated by laser nephelometry in Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia. Clinical Chemistry,1988,34(2)p424.


2- P.Pearl, H.Abu-Farsakh, J.Starle, Z.Dryer, P.Louise and J.Kirpatric: Neuropathology of two fatal cases of measles in 1988-1989 Houston epidemics. Pediatric Neurology,1990,6(2),p126-130.


3- E.Chadwick, E.Connor, C. Hanson,V. Joshi, H. Abu-Farsakh, R.Yogen, G.McShrry, K.McClain, S.Murphy: Tumors of smooth mussel origin in HIV infected children. JAMA. 1990,263,P3182-3184.


4-H. Abu-Farsakh, and A.Fraire: Adenocarcinoma and Extragonadal choriocarcinoma of the gall bladder in young woman. Human Pathology, 1991,22(6)p614-5


5-H. Abu-Farsakh, P.Cagle, G. Buffone,G. Brunner, D. Welbacher and S.D.Greenberg: Heart allograft involvement with Epstein-Barr virus associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder. Arch Path Lab Med, 1992,116(1)p93-5


6-      H. Abu-Farsakh, P. Berry, E. Hawkins:  Mesangial IgG in childhood minimal change disease, clinical relevance. Clinical Nephrology, 1993,39(5)p245-9


7-      H Abu-Farsakh, R.Katz and N. Sneige: Fine needle aspiration of hyperthyroidism: Potential diagnostic pitfalls.Acta Cytologica,1993,Sep-Oct issue.


8-      H- Abu-Farsakh , N.Sniege, N.Atkinson,G.Hortobagyi: The value of fine needle aspiration in predicting response of breast carcinoma to chemotherapy, A multimodal Approach. Acta Cytologica , 1994, Sep-Oct issue


9-      H. Abu-Farsakh, D. Mody, R.Brown and L.Troung: Vasculitis of the female genital tract: Phenotyping of the inflammatory cells and review of the Literature. Modern Pathology, 1994,(7),5,610-615


10-    H. Abu-Farsakh, N.Sneige, B.Kemp, G.Hortobagyi: Clinical and Pathologic findings of locally advanced breast carcinoma treated with preoperative chemotherapy. Modern Pathology, 1994,7,2A.


11-    H.Abu-Farsakh, N.Sneige, N.Atkinson, G.Hortobagyi: Nuclear grade as a predictor of tumor response to preoperative chemotherapy in patients with locally advanced breast carcinoma. The Breast Journal, 1995,1(2): 96-101.


12-    H. Abu-Farsakh, R.Katz R.Champlain: Prognostic factors of Bronchioalveolar lavage in 77 patients with bone marrow transplant. Acta Cytologica 1995;39:1081-1088.


13-    H. Abu-Farsakh: Fine needle aspiration of triton tumor, immunohistochemical, electron microscopic and cell image analysis studies, Diagnostic Cytopathology 1996;15:395-397.


14- Hussam Abu-Farsakh , Ala Toukan: Histomorphological changes of hepatits C. Abstract presentation at 8th International Academy of Pathology Meeting in Amman , Jordan , 1996


15- Hussam Abu-Farsakh, Yahia Dajani: Application of flow cytometry in clinical practice in Jordan, Report on 67 patients, Platform presentation at 8th International Academy of Pathology Meeting in Amman, Jordan,1996


16- Abu Farsakh NA, Rababaa M, Abu Farsakh H; Symptomatic, endoscopic and histological assessment of upper gastrointestinal tract in renal transplant recipients. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology. Vol, 20;  2001; PP 9-12


17- Abu Farsakh N, Saadeh A, Rawashdeh M, Abu Farsakh H. Dyspepsia in the general population in Jordan. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology 2000;19:68-70.


18- Hussam Abu-Farsakh, Altaf Ijmail: Value of multiple Fine needle aspiration sites in detecting sperms in azoospermic patients, and predilection sites for sperm production. ESHRE conference, Luosane 2001.


19-  Hussam Abu-Farsakh, Altaf Ijmail, and Sami Hadad: Cytogenetic studies in azoospermic patients, their predictive value on testicular status. Abstracts of the 18th Annual meeting of the ESHRE, Vienna, Austria 2002


20- Hussam Abu-Farsakh, Spermatogenesis status In Azoospermic patients, correlation of Fine needle aspiration results with testicular size and hormonal status, Poster at “United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting”, San Antonio, Texas 2005.


21- Younes Abu-Ghalyun and Hussam Abu-Farsakh: Preliminary results of muscle disease prevalence in Patient s from Jordan. Saudi Med J 2005; Vol. 26 (3) P496-497.


22- Hussam ABu-Farsakh: Cyclic AMP Raised in Breast Carcinoma Cultured cells Line Comared to Benign Breast Tissue Cell Lines . Archives of pathology; Vol.130, September 2006 (Abstract for CAP 06 meeting)


23- Hussam Abu-Farsakh, Maher Sughayer: Genotyping of Human papilloma virus in Jordan . . Archives of pathology; Vol.130, September 2006 (Abstract for CAP 06 meeting)


24-Hussam Abu-Farsakh: Tingible body colitis. . Archives of pathology; Vol.130, September 2006 (Absract for CAP 06 meeting)


25- Hussam Abu-Farsakh, Sameer Farah : Morphological and Histochemical Changes in muscle biopsies of Myasthenia Gravis with atypical clinical presentation. Neuromuscular Disorders Vol. 16 Supplement 1, July 2006  (Abstract) 


26- Hussam Abu-Farsakh, Altaf Ijmail: Frequency of deletion in Duchenne Muscular dystrophy in Jordan . Neuromuscular Disorders Vol. 16 Supplement 1, July 2006  (Abstract) 


27-Hussam Abu-Farsakh, Maher Sughayer: Multidrug Resistance Associated Protein: A Useful Hodgkin Cell immunostaining Marker , September 2007 (Abstract for CAP 07 meeting)


28- Mohammed G. Abu Farsakh, Hussam Abu-Farsakh : Serum prostate-specific antigen, radiologic findings and Gleason score in prostate biopsies in Jordan ; Hematol Oncol Stem Cel Ther 2008; 1(3): 171-174


29- Hussam Abu-Farsakh, Majeda Al-Jalad: Cytopathological Changes of Cervical Smears in Patients with Uterine Prolapse: A Major Pitfall for Squamous Intraepithelial Neoplasia (Cervical Dysplasia). Modern Pathology (USCAP Boston meeting 2009)


30- Sohaib Abu-Farsakh,  Hussam Abu-Farsakh: .Breast Carcinoma Versus Benign Breast Lesions Diagnosed by Core Biopsies: Types and Risk Factors, Arch Patho Lab Med, vol 134, Sept 2010, page 1371


31- Sohaib Abu-Farsakh, Hussam Abu-Farsakh  : Heterogeneity of the Testis, an Important Clinical Fact for Infertile Azoospermic Men Undergoing Fine Needle Aspiration of the Testis. Modern Pathology March 2011 (presented for USCAP meeting 2011)


32-Sohaib Abu-Farsakh, Ibrahim Sbeih, Hussam Abu-Farsakh:  Nestin, an Important Marker for Differentiating Oligodendroglioma from Astrocytic Tumors. Modern Pathology March 2011 (presented for USCAP meeting 2011)








33- Sohaib Abu-Farsakh, Hussam Abu-Farsakh: Risk Factors for Basal Like Breast Carcinomas Diagnosed by Core Biopsies. Archives of Pathology, September issue 2011 (Abstract, presented at CAP11 meeting)



34- Sohaib Abu-Farsakh, Hussam Abu-Farsakh: Basal Like Breast Carcinoma Diagnosed by Core Biopsies: Histomorphological Changes and Immunostaining Pattern. Archives of Pathology, September issue 2011 (Abstract, presented at CAP11 meeting)


35- Sohaib Abu-Farsakh, Hussam Abu-Farsakh, M.D., Nicole M Fletcher, B.S., Mohammad G Saed, Michael P Diamond, M.D.and Ghassan M Saed, Ph.D. HISTOPATHOLOGIC ANALYSIS IN TESTICULAR AZOOSPERMIA, Presented at American Society for Reproductive Medicine 67th Annual Meeting, 2011, Orlando, Florida.



36-Sohaib Abu-Farsakh, Hussam Abu-Farsakh:  The Cytomorphology of Testicular Fine Needle Aspiration in Azoospermic Patients, with Testicular Size and Hormonal Status Correlation, Presented at American Socieity of Clinical Pathology meeting at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.  October 19-22, 2011.



37- Sohaib Abu-Farsakh, Hussam Abu-Farsakh:  Multidrug resistance associated protein (MRP) a useful Hodgkin's cell Immunostaining marker; Presented at American Socieity of Clinical Pathology meeting at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.  October 19-22, 2011.


38- Noor  Abu-Farsakh, Hussam Abu-Farsakh: Human papilloma virus genotypes in Married Couples; Presented at American Socieity of Clinical Pathology meeting at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.  October 19-22, 2011.


39- Sohaib Abu-Farsakh, Hussam Abu-Farsakh:   Tingible Body Colitis, A Novel entity of Colitis Causing Diarrhea; Presented at American Socieity of Clinical Pathology meeting at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.  October 19-22, 2011.









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