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Personal Information

Dr. Bhaijee is a board-certified AP/CP pathologist, who provides clinical diagnostic services for Florida Digestive Health Specialists locations. In addition to high-volume Anatomic Path case work – her subspecialty expertise includes GI/liver, bone & soft tissue, and intraoperative (frozen section) consultations – she also has experience participating in multiple multidisciplinary conferences as well as extracurricular scholarly activities with both local collaborators and the College of American Pathology. She joins us from Indianapolis, where she serviced the third largest hospital in the state.

Honors and Awards

  • College of American Pathology Spokesperson Training, 2011
  • Author/co-author of 60 peer-reviewed articles, 42 abstracts at national/international meetings, 2 book chapters, and various other medical publications
  • Significant research and teaching experience, including ASCP and CAP webinars
  • Extensive institutional & national committee participation, including: ASCP Immuno-Oncology workgroup, CAP House of Delegates (recent appointment), CAP Foundation Grants & Awards Committee (recent appointment), CAP Community & Professional Engagement Committee, CAP Cancer Committee, CAP NewsPath Editorial Board, ASCP Resident Council, ASCP Case Reports Committee, various GME committees, etc.
  • CAP Resident of the Year 2013
  • ASCLS Distinguished Author Award “Clinical Practice”
  • ASCP Resident Representative Leadership Award
  • CAP Foundation Leadership Development Award
  • ASC Annual Scientific Meeting Foundation scholarship

Selected Publications

  • Kim AK, Gani F, Layman AJ, Besharati S, Zhu Q, Succaria F, Engle EL, Bhaijee F, Goggins MB, Llosa NJ, Pawlik TM, Yarchoan M, Jaffee EM, Simons HC, Taube JM, Anders RA. Multiple immune-suppressive mechanisms in fibrolamellar carcinoma. Cancer Immuno Res 2019;7(5):805-12.
  • Mannan R, Khararjian A, Byrnes K, Khandakar B, Yuan S, Bhaijee F, Venbrux H, Heydt D, Lam-Himlin D, Oshima K, Voltaggio L, Montgomery EA. The outlet patch: gastric heterotopia of the colo-rectum and anus. Histopathology 2018;73(2):220-9.
  • Noe M, Pea A, Luchini C, Felsenstein M, Barbi S, Bhaijee F, Yonescu R, Ning Y, Adsay V, Zamboni G, Lawlor R, Scarpa A, Offerhaus J, Brosens LAA, Hruban RH, Roberts N, Wood LD. Whole exome sequencing of duodenal neuroendocrine tumors in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1. Mod Pathol 2018;31(10):1532-8.
  • Bhaijee F, Oshima K, Anders RA. Hepatic mass lesions: challenges and pitfalls. Diagnostic Histopathology 2017;23(12):544-52.
  • Bhaijee F, Anders RA. Drug-induced hepatitis: Histologic clues to a difficult diagnosis. Diagnostic Histopathology 2017;23(12):559-62.
  • Griffin JF, Page AJ, Samaha GJ, Christopher A, Bhaijee F, Pezhouh MK, Peters NA, Hruban RH, He J, Makary MA, Lennon AM, Cameron JL, Wolfgang CL, Weiss MJ. Patients with a resected pancreatic mucinous cystic neoplasm have a better prognosis than patients with an intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm: A large single institution series. Pancreatology 2017;pii:S1424-3903(17)30069-8.
  • Wood LD, Noe M, Hackeng W, Brosens LAA, Bhaijee F, Debeljak M, Yu J, Singhi AD, Boyce A, Robinson C, Eshleman JR, Goggins MG, Hruban RH, Collins MT, Lennon AM, Montgomery EA. Patients with McCune-Albright syndrome have a broad spectrum of abnormalities in the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas. Virchows Archiv 2017;470(4):391-400.
  • Mohammed MK, Pepper DJ, Kedar A, Bhaijee F, Familoni B, Rashed H, Cutts T, Abell TL. Measures of autonomic dysfucntion in diabetic and idiopathic gastroparesis. Gastroenterology Res 2016;9(4-5):65-69.
  • Bhaijee F, Deyrup AT, Montgomery EA. Immunosuppression-associated soft tissue tumors. Diagnostic Histopathology 2015;21(11):432.7.
  • Bhaijee F, Anders RA. PD-L1 tissue expression as a predictive biomarker: is absence of proof, proof of absence? JAMA Oncol 2015 Nov 12:1-2.
  • Le DT, Uram JN, Wang H, Bartlett BR, Kemberling H, Eyring AD, Skora AD, Luber BS, Azad NS, Laheru D, Biedrzycki B, Donehower RC, Zaheer A, Fisher GA, Crocenzi TS, Lee JL, Duffy SM, Goldberg RM, de la Chapelle A, Koshiji M, Bhaijee F, Huebner T, Hruban RH, Wood LD, Cuka N, Pardoll DM, Papadopoulos N, Kinzler KW, Zhou S, Cornish TC, Taube JM, Anders RA, Eshleman JR, Volgelstein B, Diaz LA. PD-1 blockade in tumors with mismatch repair deficiency. N Engl J Med 2015;372(26):2509-20.
  • Bhaijee F, Arnold CA, Lam-Himlin D, Voltaggio L. Infectious mimics of inflammatory bowel disease Diagnostic Histopathology 2015;21(7):267-75.
  • Arnold CA, Bhaijee F, Lam-Himlin D. Non-infectious imposters of inflammatory bowel disease. Diagnostic Histopathology 2015;21(7):276-82.
  • Lam-Himlin D, Voltaggio L, Bhaijee F, Arnold CA. Classification and diagnosis of colorectal dysplasia in inflammatory bowel disease. Diagnostic Histopathology 2015;21(7):283-9.
  • Celeiro-Munoz C, Huebner TA, Roberson SA, Pittman ME, Singhi AD, Arnold CA, Bhaijee F, Voltaggio L, Montgomery EA. Tactile corpuscle-like bodies in the gastrointestinal mucosa: a case series. Am J Surg Pathol 2015;39(12):1668-72.
  • Pittman ME, Voltaggio L, Bhaijee F, Robertson SA, Montgomery EA. Autoimmune metaplastic atrophic gastritis: recognizing precurson lesions for appropriate patient evaluation. Am J Surg Pathol 2015;39(12):1611-20.
  • Bhaijee F, Brown A. Muir-Torre syndrome. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2014;138(12):1685-9.
  • Tang SJ, Wu R, Bhaijee F. Gastrointestinal sarcoidosis and gastric melanosis. [In Press, Video J GI Endosc]
  • Spolverato G, Bhaijee F, Anders R, Salley K, Parambi J, Brown T, Pawlik TM. Total pancreatectomy for the management of refractory post-gastric bypass hypoglycemia. Dig Dis Sci 2015;60(5):1505-9.
  • Bhaijee F, Brown AS. Biliary cystadenoma. ASCP Case Reports Sept 2014;SP14-9.

Certifications

  • Certified American Board of Pathology, combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
  • Licenses in the states of Florida, Indiana and Maryland

Degrees/Qualifications

  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD: Clinical Fellowship, Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center: Surgical Pathology Elective, Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology; Chief Residency, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology; Residency, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: Surgical Pathology Elective, Gastrointestinal Pathology
  • University of Cape Town, South Africa: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
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