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Meet Ashraf M. Hassanein, MD, Ph D

Ashraf M. Hassanein Dr. Hassanein is a graduate of the University of Cairo School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Dermatology and a PhD program in the immunohistochemistry of adnexal skin neoplasms. He completed residencies in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and fellowship training in Dermatopathology at Hahnemann University School of Medicine and a fellowship in Mohs skin surgery at the Center for Dermatology and Skin Surgery in Tampa. Dr. Hassanein is board certified in Dermatology by the American Board of Physician Specialties. He is also board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology and board certified in dermatopathology by the American Boards of Pathology and Dermatology. He served as clinical associate professor of Pathology and Dermatology at the University of Florida College of Medicine and was the founder, chief and program director of the dermatopathology fellowship training program. He has published extensively in Dermatology and Dermatopathology and is currently the Medical Director of Florida Pathology and Florida Dermatologic Surgery and Aesthetics Institute in the Villages and Clermont, Florida.

Publications (in chronological order):

  • El-Hakim S, Zidan A, Hassanein A: A study of CEA and cytokeratin in some sweat gland tumors. J Egypt Soc Pathol 1992;12(1):373-382.
  • Hassanein A, Telang G, Benedetto E, Spielvogel R: Subungual myxoid pleomorphic fibroma. Am J Dermatopathol,1998;20(5):502-505.
  • Neuhaus I, Ramos-Caro F, Hassanein A: Hypopigmented mycosis fungoides in childhood and adolescence. Pediatr Dermatol, 2000;17(5):381-384.
  • El-Hakim S, Zidan A, Hassanein A: A study of CEA and cytokeratin in some sweat gland tumors. J Egypt Soc Pathol 1992;12(1):373-382.
  • Neuhaus I, Hassanein A, Skidmore R: Solitary ulcerated nodule on the leg. Arch Dermatol 2000;136(11):1410-1414.
  • Hassanein AM, Al-Quran SZ, Kantor GR, Pauporte M, Telang GH, Spielvogel RL. Thomsen-Friedenreich (T) antigen: a possible tool for differentiating sebaceous carcinoma from its simulators. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol 2001;9(3):250-254.
  • Johnson C, Ramos-Caro F, Hassanein A. Ultra-late erysipeloid angiotropic metastatic malignant melanoma . Int J Dermatol. 2001;40:446-447
  • Papiez JS, Hassanein A, Wilkinson E, Meynen CA. Recurrent atypical myxoid fibroepithelial polyp associated with vulvar Crohn’s disease. Int J Gynecol Pathol 2001;20:271-276.
  • Zampogna J, Flowers F, Hassanein A: Leukodermic lentigo maligna : A new clinical entity? J Am Acad Dermatol (submitted).
  • Zampogna J, Flowers F, Roth W, Hassanein A: Treatment of primary limited cutaneous extramammary Paget’s disease with topical imiquimod 5% cream monotherapy. J Am Acad Dermatol, 2002;47:S229-S235.
  • Zaidi N, Hassanein A: Almost complete absence of Mel-A (MART-1) expression in neurogenic neoplasia common to skin. Am J Dermatopathol (submitted).
  • Hassanein A, Glanz S, Kessler H, Eskin T, Liu C: Beta Catenin is aberrantly expressed in tumors expressing shadow cells: Pilomatricoma, Craniopharyngioma, and Calcifying Odontogenic Tumor. Am J Clinical Pathol, 2003;120:732-736.
  • Meads, SB, Kunishige J, Ramos-Caro, FA, Hassanein AM: Lichen Planus Actinicus. Cutis 2003;72:377-381.
  • Hassanein A: Sebaceous carcinoma and the T-antigen. ( Review article). Semin Cutan Med Surg 2004;23(1):62-72.
  • Hassanein A, Glanz S: Beta Catenin expression in benign and malignant pilomatrix neoplasms. Br J Dermatol 2004;150:1-6.
  • Jain SM, Wesson S, Hassanein A. Canova E, Hoy M, Fennell RS, Dharnidkarka VR: Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy in pediatric patients. Pediatr Nephrol 2004;19(4):467070.
  • Hassanein A, Mrstik M, Hardt N, Morgan L, Wilkinson E: Malignant melanoma associated with lichen sclerosus in the vulva of a 10-year-old. Pediatr Dermatol 2004;21:473-476.
  • Hassanein AM, Proper SA, Depcik-Smith ND, Flowers FP. Peritumoral fibrosis in basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma mimicking perineural invasion: a potential pitfall in Mohs micrographic surgery. Dermatol Surg. 2005;31:1101-1106.
  • J. Michael Magill, Jr., Sima M. Jain, Amy Devore, Gloria Chin, Ashraf M. Hassanein. Nodular Hidradenoma arising in a nevus sebaceous of Jadassohn. (Submitted ).
  • N. Depick-Smith, AM Hassanein. Adult-onset eccrine angiomatous hamartoma. (Submitted)
  • Islam M.,battacharya I.,Proper S., Glanz S., Vega J, Hassanein A. melanocytic matricoma: A distinctive clinicopathologic entity. Dermatol Surg 2007;33:857-863.
  • N. Depick-Smith, AM Hassanein. Adult-onset eccrine angiomatous hamartoma. (Submitted)
  • Islam M.,battacharya I.,Proper S., Glanz S., Vega J, Hassanein A. melanocytic matricoma: A distinctive clinicopathologic entity. Dermatol Surg 2007;33:857-863.
  • Ojiha J.,Akers J.,Hassanein A. et al. Intraoral cellular blue nevus : report of a unique histopathologic entity and review of the literature. cutis 2007 80(3):189-92.
  • Hassanein A.,Atkinson S.,Al-Quran S.et al.Acral myxoinflammatory fibroblastic sarcomas; are they all low-grade neoplasms.J Cutan pathol.2008;35:186-191.

Reply to a Letter to the Editor:

  • Hassanein A & Wilkinson E: Malignant melanoma associated with lichen sclerosus in the vulva of a 10-year-old. Pediatr Dermatol 2004;21:473-476.

Books and Chapters:

  • Hassanein and Atkinson (eds.): USMLE Pathology Review: The study guide. Sage Publications Inc., Thousand Oaks, California, September 1998.
  • Hassanein A: Nutritional Diseases and the Skin, In: Lifestyle Medicine, Rippe J.(ed.), Blackwell Science, Inc. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania., October 1999.
  • Wilkinson E & Diseases of The Vulva and Vagina,In:Principles and Practice of Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology 4th ed., Silverberg S (ed.). 2006.
  • Hassanein, A.M. and Hassanein, H.A. (2012). Chapter 13: Histopathologic Interpretation of Mohs Slides. In K. Nouri (Ed.), Mohs Micrographic Surgery (pp. 123-147). Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012.

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