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Mariam Alsharif, M.D.

Mariam Alsharif, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Office: Childrens Hospital Room 303D1
Phone: (843) 792-5195
Fax: (843) 792-0555

I work as a Surgical Pathologist and Cytopathologist in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at MUSC. I completed my Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency training at the University of Minnesota in 2006, including a surgical pathology fellowship. I worked at the University of Minnesota as a junior faculty for a year then I completed a cytopathology fellowship there in 2008.


American Board of Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology: 2006
American Board of Pathology, Cytopathology Subspecialty Board: 2008


  1. A case of CNS myelomatosis with optic neuropathy and intramedullary spinal cord compression responding to radiation therapy. Riley JM, Russo JK, Shipp A, Alsharif M, Jenrette JM. Jap. Journal of Radiology Feb 2011.
  2. Telecytopathology for immediate evaluation of fine-needle aspiration specimens. Alsharif M, Carlo-Demovich J, Massey C, Madory JE, Lewin D, Medina AM, Houser PM, Yang J. Cancer Cytopathol. 2010 Jun 25;118 (3):119-26
  3. Time trends in fungal infections as a cause of death in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients: an autopsy study. Alsharif M, Cameron SE, Young JA, Savik K, Henriksen JC, Gulbahce HE, Pambuccian SE. Am J Clin Pathol. 2009 Nov; 132(5):746-55.
  4. Clinical significance of the diagnosis of low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, cannot exclude high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion. Alsharif M, Kjeldahl K, Curran C, Miller S, Gulbahce HE, Pambuccian SE. Cancer, 2009 Apr 25; 117 (2):92-100.
  5. Unsatisfactory SurePath liquid-based Papanicolaou tests: causes and significance. Alsharif M, McKeon DM, Gulbahce HE, Savik K, Pambuccian SE. Cancer. 2009 Feb 25; 117(1):15-26.
  6. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial fine-needle aspiration: the University of Minnesota experience, with emphasis on usefulness, adequacy assessment, and diagnostic difficulties. Alsharif M, Andrade RS, Groth SS, Stelow EB,Pambuccian SE.Am J Clin Pathol. 2008 Sep; 130 (3):434-43
  7. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of mediastinal lymph nodes: a single institution's early learning curve. Groth SS, Whitson BA, D'Cunha J, Maddaus MA, Alsharif M, Andrade RS. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Oct; 86(4):1104-9; discussion 1109-10.
  8. Cytologic diagnosis of metastatic seminoma to the prostate and urinary bladder: a case report. Alsharif M, Jessurun J, Gulbahce HE, Pambuccian SE. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2008 Oct; 36(10):734-8.
  9. Cytology of metastatic thymic well-differentiated neuroEndocrine carcinoma (thymic carcinoid) in pleural fluid: report of a case. Cameron SE, Alsharif M, McKeon D, Pambuccian SE. Diagn Cytopathol. 2008 May; 36(5):333-7.
  10. Paracoccidioides brasiliensis in a liquid-based Papanicolaou test from a pregnant woman: report of a case. Alsharif M, Martin AU, Shelton JB Jr, Pambuccian SE. Diagn Cytopathol. 2008 Aug; 36(8):557-60
  11. Starry thyroid. Alsharif M, Pambuccian S. Int J Surg Pathol. 2009 Oct; 17(5):404. Epub

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