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Faizan Malik, MD
Faizan Malik, MD

Faizan Malik, MD

Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty



  • MB, BS - Ziauddin Medical University, Pakistan
  • Internship (Medicine and Surgery) - Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Resident (Histopathology) - Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Resident (Anatomic and Clinical Pathology) - University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
  • Chief Resident (Anatomic and Clinical Pathology) - University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
  • Clinical Fellow (Pediatric Pathology) - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • Clinical Fellow (Soft Tissue/Bone Pathology) - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Honors & Awards

  • 2023 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
  • 2021 Sonia Masoud Award for outstanding resident, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Research Interests

  • Morphologic and molecular characterization of bone and soft tissue sarcomas and pediatric solid tumors
  • Diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers in solid tumors
  • Utilizing novel methodologies for improved pediatric solid tumor classification

Selected Publications

Berklite L*, Malik F*, Ranganathan S, Gupta A. Pediatric Hepatic Vascular Tumors: Clinicopathologic Characteristics of 33 Cases and Proposed Updates to Current Classification Schemes. Hum Pathol Jun 3:S0046-8177(23)00124-7, 2023. doi: 10.1016/j.humpath.2023.05.013. Epub ahead of print. (* co-first authors)

Malik F, Allbee AW, Zhang PJ. Intra-Abdominal and Retroperitoneal Benign Lipomatous Tumors-An Extremely Rare Mimic of Liposarcoma and its Diagnostic Challenge. Int J Surg Pathol May 2:10668969231167511, 2023. doi: 10.1177/10668969231167511. Epub ahead of print.

Malik F, Bernieh A, Saad AG. Esophageal Granular Cell Tumor in Children: A Clinicopathologic Study of 11 Cases and Review of the Literature. Am J Clin Pathol Jul 5;160(1):106-112, 2023. doi: 10.1093/ajcp/aqad025

Malik F, Cooper K. Anisometric Cell/Dysplastic Lipomas in a Retinoblastoma Survivor: Report of a Case with Review of the Literature. Int J Surg Pathol Epub ahead of print, 2023.

Xiang Y*, Malik F*, Zhang PJ. Islet-1 Is Differentially Expressed  Among Neuroendocrine and  Non-Neuroendocrine Tumors and Its Potential Diagnostic Implication. International Journal of Surgical Pathology 0(0), 2023. doi:10.1177/10668969231157319 (* co-first authors)

Malik F, Bernieh A, El Jamal SM, Saad AG. Cranial Fasciitis in Children: Expanding the Spectrum of USP6-Associated Clonal Transient Neoplasms. Pediatr Dev Pathol 25(3):304-315, 2022.

Malik F, Wang L, Yu Z, Edelman MC, Miles L, Clay MR, Hedges D, Brennan RC, Nichols KE, McCarville MB, Bahrami A. Benign Infiltrative Myofibroblastic Neoplasms of Childhood with USP6 Rearrangement. Histopathology Nov;77(5):760-768, 2020. doi: 10.1111/his.14182

Malik F, Gleysteen J, Agarwal S. Osteosarcomas of Jaw – Report of Three Cases (Including the Rare Epithelioid Variant) with Review of the Literature. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology May 11;S2212-4403(20)30145-0, 2022. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2020.03.044

Malik F, Santiago T, Newman S, McCarville B, Pappo AS, Clay MR. An Addition to the Evolving Spectrum of Lipofibromatosis and Lipofibromatosis-like Neural Tumor: Molecular Findings in an Unusual Phenotype Aid in Accurate Classification. Pathology, Research and Practice Mar 26:152942, 2022. doi: 10.1016/j.prp.2020.152942

Malik F, Zreik RT, Hedges DJ, Nakitandwe J, Lee S, Ward RA, McCarville B, Pappo A, Bahrami A. Primary Bone Sarcoma with BCOR Internal Tandem Duplication. Virchows Archiv Jun;476(6):915-920, 2020. doi: 10.1007/s00428-019-02729-z

Gandhi JS*, Malik F*, Amin MB, Argani P, Bahrami A. MiT Family Translocation Renal Cell Carcinoma: A 15th Anniversary Update. Histology and Histopathology Feb;35(2):125-136, 2020. doi: 10.14670/HH-18-159 (* co-first authors)

Malik F, Santiago T, Bahrami A, Davis E, McCarville B, Newman S, Azzato E, Davidoff A, Brennan R, Ellison DW, Clay MR. Dedifferentiation in SDH-deficient Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor: A Report with Histologic, Immunophenotypic, and Molecular Characterization. Pediatric and Developmental Pathology Oct;22(5):492-498, 2019. doi: 10.1177/1093526619846222

Kiran Z, Ahmed A, Rashid O, Fatima S, Malik F, Fatimi S, Ikram M. Incidental Metastatic Mediastinal Atypical Carcinoid in a Patient with Parathyroid Adenoma: A Case Report. Journal of Medical Case Reports Mar 26;11(1):81, 2017. doi: 10.1186/s13256-017-1234-2

Saleem F, Malik F, Fatima S. Enterobius vermicularis in Tubo-ovarian Abscess: A Rare and Interesting Incidental Finding - A Case Report. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association Apr 1;67(4):630-3, 2017.

Last update: July 2023