Armita Bahrami, MD
Armita Bahrami, MD

Armita Bahrami, MD

Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty



MD – Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Residency, Anatomical and Clinical Pathology – Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Fellowships, Surgical and Bone & Soft Tissue Pathology – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Research Interests

  • The morphologic spectrum and molecular biology of pediatric bone and soft tissue tumors
  • Diagnostic molecular and immunohistochemical markers in pediatric solid tumors

Selected Publications

Newman S, Pappo A, Raimondi S, Zhang J, Barnhill R, Bahrami A. Pathologic Characteristics of Spitz Melanoma With MAP3K8 Fusion or Truncation in a Pediatric Cohort. Am J Surg Pathol. 2019 Sep 6. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0000000000001362. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31498175.

Newman S, Fan L, Pribnow A, Silkov A, Rice SV, Lee S, Shao Y, Shaner B, Mulder H, Nakitandwe J, Shurtleff S, Azzato EM, Wu G, Zhou X, Barnhill R, Easton J, Nichols KE, Ellison DW, Downing JR, Pappo A, Potter PM, Zhang J, Bahrami A. Clinical genome sequencing uncovers potentially targetable truncations and fusions of MAP3K8 in spitzoid and other melanomas. Nat Med. 2019 Apr;25(4):597-602. doi: 10.1038/s41591-019-0373-y. Epub 2019 Mar 4. PubMed PMID: 30833747.

Bahrami A, Barnhill RL. Pathology and genomics of pediatric melanoma: A critical reexamination and new insights. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Feb;65(2). doi: 10.1002/pbc.26792. Epub 2017 Sep 12. Review. PubMed PMID: 28895292; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6500729.

Seynnaeve B, Lee S, Borah S, Park Y, Pappo A, Kirkwood JM, Bahrami A. Genetic and Epigenetic Alterations of TERT Are Associated with Inferior Outcome in Adolescent and Young Adult Patients with Melanoma. Sci Rep. 2017 Apr 5;7:45704. doi: 10.1038/srep45704. PubMed PMID: 28378855; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5381111.

Bahrami A, Lee S, Schaefer IM, Boland JM, Patton KT, Pounds S, Fletcher CD. TERT promoter mutations and prognosis in solitary fibrous tumor. Mod Pathol. 2016 Dec;29(12):1511-1522. doi: 10.1038/modpathol.2016.126. Epub 2016 Aug 26. PubMed PMID: 27562490; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5731237.

Lee S, Barnhill RL, Dummer R, Dalton J, Wu J, Pappo A, Bahrami A. TERT Promoter Mutations Are Predictive of Aggressive Clinical Behavior in Patients with Spitzoid Melanocytic Neoplasms. Sci Rep. 2015 Jun 10;5:11200. doi: 10.1038/srep11200. PubMed PMID: 26061100; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4462090.

Lu C, Zhang J, Nagahawatte P, Easton J, Lee S, Liu Z, Ding L, Wyczalkowski MA, Valentine M, Navid F, Mulder H, Tatevossian RG, Dalton J, Davenport J, Yin Z, Edmonson M, Rusch M, Wu G, Li Y, Parker M, Hedlund E, Shurtleff S, Raimondi S, Bhavin V, Donald Y, Mardis ER, Wilson RK, Evans WE, Ellison DW, Pounds S, Dyer M, Downing JR, Pappo A, Bahrami A. The genomic landscape of childhood and adolescent melanoma. J Invest Dermatol. 2015 Mar;135(3):816-823. doi: 10.1038/jid.2014.425.  Epub 2014 Sep 30. PubMed PMID: 25268584; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4340976.

Chen X*, Bahrami A*, Pappo A, Easton J, Dalton J, Hedlund E, Ellison D, Shurtleff S, Wu G, Wei L, Parker M, Rusch M, Nagahawatte P, Wu J, Mao S, Boggs K, Mulder H, Yergeau D, Lu C, Ding L, Edmonson M, Qu C, Wang J, Li Y, Navid F, Daw NC, Mardis ER, Wilson RK, Downing JR, Zhang J, Dyer MA; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital–Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project. Recurrent somatic structural variations contribute to tumorigenesis in pediatric osteosarcoma. Cell Rep. 2014 Apr 10;7(1):104-12. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2014.03.003. Epub 2014 Apr 3. PubMed PMID: 24703847; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4096827.

Bahrami A, Dalton JD, Shivakumar B, Krane JF. PLAG1 alteration in carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma: immunohistochemical and fluorescence in situ hybridization studies of 22 cases. Head Neck Pathol. 2012 Sep;6(3):328-35. doi: 10.1007/s12105-012-0353-8. Epub 2012 Apr 8. PubMed PMID: 22485045; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3422590.

Complete List of Published Work


Last update: September 2019

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