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Shahid Islam, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FCAP
613-737-8899, 78297
sislam@toh.on.ca

Shahid Islam

Clinician Investigator, Cancer Therapeutics Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Research Interests

Clinical Interest:

Breast and Gynecologic Oncologic Surgical Pathology
Cytopathology
Molecular Diagnostic Pathology

Brief Biography

Dr. Islam migrated to Ottawa, Ontario in 2004 and ever since then; has been with the Ottawa Hospital. Currently, he is a permanent full-time senior staff physician in the division of Anatomical and Surgical Pathology in the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Ottawa Hospital of the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA) and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. Prior to this, Dr. Islam was the Deputy Head and Site Chief of the division of Anatomical Pathology at the Ottawa Hospital for 5 years (2007-2012). As the Deputy Head and Site Chief, he was a member of the Anatomical and Surgical Pathology Executive Committee (2007-2012) and Committee for Quality Improvement for Anatomical Pathology at the Ottawa Hospital (2005-2012).

At the University of Ottawa, Dr. Islam is currently the Director of the Residency Training Program for Anatomical and General Pathology. He is responsible for providing an organized educational program with guidance and supervision of the resident, facilitating the resident’s ethical, professional, and personal development while ensuring safe and appropriate care for patients.

In his area of specialty, Dr. Islam is an invited founding nuclear member of the Working Group for Cytopathology Diploma program, AFC (Area of Focused Competency) at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to establish Competencies for Training (CTR) and Standards of Accreditation (STR).

Dr. Islam, as a Program Director, is also serving as the member at-large for both Specialty Committees of Anatomical and General Pathology at the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada. In this capacity, Dr. Islam is also the member of the Postgraduate Residency Accreditation Team and the Postgraduate Education Committee at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Islam’s international activities includes invited speaker at the International Academy of Pathology, IAP Meeting June 2011 at Bangkok Thailand. He had been an invited speaker at the 7th Meeting of the Association of the Directors of Surgical Pathology of China, Beijing, China. Also, for the past several years, Dr. Islam had many scientific publications in the field of Diagnostic Oncology which include Cytopathology, Surgical Pathology and Molecular Pathology in high-rated peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Islam’s scientific works have been presented at many international meetings and conferences. In his earlier years, Dr. Islam’s clinical and research work was profiled in Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science titled ‘Shahidul Islam: Balancing Patient Care and Research” at http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine/previous_issues/articles/2003_10_17/nodoi.14310383684975961938
During that time Dr. Islam was working as a clinical fellow at the University of Texas Medical Centre at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA.

Selected Publications

Published Manuscripts

• Teaching the Can MEDS Roles to Laboratory Medicine Residents: Residents as Teachers and Development of ePortfolios. S. Strickland and S. Islam Can J Pathol (accepted for publication) 2014

• Frequency of Malignancy at Final Excision in Biopsy-diagnosed Benign Papillary Lesions of the Breast. Petkiewitz, S and Islam, S. Can J Pathol (accepted for publication) 2013 • Amin MS, Senterman M, Islam S. Co-expression and cellular localization of p16 (INK 4a) and Mib1 (Ki-67) help in differentiating high grade squamous intraepithelial lesions from immature squamous metaplasia of the uterine cervix. Can J Pathol, Vol 3, Issue 4, 2012

• Weberpals JI, Tu D, Squire JA, Amin MS, Islam S, Pelletier LB, O'Brien AM, Hoskins PJ, Eisenhauer EA. Breast cancer 1 (BRCA1) protein expression as a prognostic marker in sporadic epithelial ovarian carcinoma: an NCIC CTG OV.16 correlative study. Ann Oncol. 2011 Mar 2

• Paget JA, Restall IJ, Daneshmand M, Mersereau JA, Simard M, Parolin DAE, Lavictoire SJ, Amin MS, Islam S, Lorimer IAJ. Repression of cancer cell senescence by PKCi. Oncogene. 2011.

• K. T. Mai, Ahmed Itrat, S. J. Robertson, E. C. Belanger, J. Veinot and S. Islam. 2008. Immunocytochemical study of urine cytological preparations from secondary prostatic adenocarcinoma involving the urinary bladder. Diagnostic Cytopathology, vol 36, #10, pg 715

• G. Mokhtar, N. Dilatour, A. Assiri, M. Gilliat, M. Senterman and S. Islam 2008. Atypical Squamous Cells, Cannot Exclude High Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion, ASC-H: Cytohisto correlation and Diagnostic Pitfalls. Acta Cytol. Vol 52: 169–177

• G. Mokhtar, N. Dilatour, K. Mai, M. Senterman and S. Islam 2008. Benign Solitary Pulmonary Nodules: Cytologic Features with Radiologic and Histologic Correlation. ActaCytol. 52 • K. T. Mai, I. Teo, E. C. Belanger, S. Robertson, E. C. Marginean and S. Islam. Progesterone Receptor in Renal Oncocytoma and Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma. Histopathology. 2008 Feb; 52(3): 277-82.

• N. R. Delatour, M. C. Policarpio-Nicolas, H. Yazdi, S. Islam 2007. Fine Needle Aspiration of Biopsy for Pre-operative work of Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasm: Report of 4 cases. Acta Cytol, vol 51: 925-933

• S. Islam, A. M. West, H. Saboorian and R. Ashfaq 2004. Reprocessing of Unsatisfactory Thin Prep Specimens Increases Specimen Adequacy and Detection of Significant Abnormal Cervicovaginal Lesions. Cancer. 25; 102(2): 67-73 • V. R. Sarode, S. Islam, D. Wooten, K. Molberg and R. Ashfaq 2004. Fine Needle Aspiration of Collecting Duct Carcinoma of The Kidney: Distinctive features and Differential Diagnosis. Acta Cytol. 48(6): 843-8

• S. Islam, J. Bennett, B. Parkin and A. Zaher 2003. An Illiac Mass in a 25-Year-Old woman (a case of Osteochondroma and literature review). Arch Path and Lab Med. 127(8): e355-6

• Islam S and Zaher A 2003. A Case of Tophaceous Gout: Nodulocystic lesion on the Finger. ASCP. Surg. Path II. Vol 27, no 3, ISSN-1091-8663

• G. Gannon, S. Islam, R. Conley and A. Zaher 2003. Urinary Obstruction in a 78-Year-Old-woman with A Pelvic Mass (a case of Brenner Tumor and literature review). Arch Path and Lab Med. Vol 127

• S. Islam, R. Conley and A. Zaher 2003. A 29-Year-Old Male with Intermittent Lower Leg Pain. (A case of Ewing Sarcoma and literature review). Arch Path and Lab Med. Vol 1271.

• N. R. Delatour, M. C. Policarpio-Nicolas, H. Yazdi, S. Islam 2007. Fine Needle Aspiration of Biopsy for Pre-operative work of Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasm: Report of 4 cases. Acta Cytol, vol 51: 925-933 • L. Shope, S. Islam and A. Zaher 2001. A 30-Year-Old-Man with Recurrent Pneumonia (a case of Lung Sequestration and literature review). Arch Path and Lab Med. Vol 126

• T. Sheridan, S. Islam, and A. Zaher 2000. A 48-Year-Old White Woman with a Nodular Mass in the Right Parotid Gland (a case of Malignant Lymphoma in Parotid Gland and literature review). Arch Path and Lab Med. Vol 125

• G. Gelickman, S. Islam, and A. Zaher 2000. Deep Venous Thrombosis in a 21-Year-Old Woman with a Retroperitoneal Mass (a case of Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor and literature review). Arch Path and Lab Med. Vol 124, 8

• Islam, S., and Zaher, A. 2000. A Case of Systemic Mastocytositosis (literature review). Arch. Path and Lab Med. Vol 124 • Islam, S., Wheelock, M. J., and Johnson, K. R. 2000. Expression of vimentin in squamous cell carcinoma: Relationship with phenotypic changes and cadherin based cell adhesion. J. Cell. Biochm, 78:141-150

• Jae-Kim, Islam, S., Young J. Kim, Ryan S. Prudoff, Kristin M. Sass, Wheelock, M. J., and Johnson, K. R. 2000. N-cadherin extracellular repeat 4 mediates epithelial to mesenchymal transition and increased motility. J. Cell Biol. 151:1193-120.

• Islam, S., Carey, T. E., Wolf, G. T., Wheelock, M. J., and Johnson, K. R.1996. Expression of N-cadherin by human squamous carcinoma cells induces a scattered fibroblastic phenotype with disrupted cell-to-cell adhesion. J. Cell Biol. 135:1643-1654.