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Dr. Yaziji is the founder and Medical Director of Vitro. An international expert, Dr. Yaziji is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center. He received his M. D. degree from the University of Damascus in 1989, and completed a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Louisville in 1996. Dr. Yaziji completed two fellowships, in Surgical Pathology and Breast Cancer Research, at the University of Washington in 1997 and 1998. He also completed a third fellowship in Cytopathology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1999. Dr. Yaziji is board-certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Cytopathology.

He worked with Dr. Allen Gown at PhenoPath Laboratories from 1996 to 2004, where he was instrumental in the development of a profitable specialty pathology testing laboratory for immunohistochemistry and FISH, and subsequently served as the Director of Molecular Oncodiagnostics Laboratories at the Baptist Hospital of Miami from 2004 to 2006. Dr. Yaziji’s main research and clinical expertise is in the translational applications of immunohistochemistry, FISH and other ancillary pathology methods for diagnostic Anatomic Pathology. He has conducted numerous research studies, resulting in the publication of 47 peer-reviewed scientific articles on various topics including applied immunohistochemistry and HER-2 testing by FISH. He is a regular speaker at national and international pathology meetings. Dr. Yaziji believes passionately in the importance of point-of-care-pathology for providing high quality diagnostic results.

Dr. Yaziji serves on the Editorial Board of Advances in Anatomic Pathology and Applied Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Morphology, and is on Genentech’s Speakers’ Bureau. Dr. Yaziji is also a member of many professional organizations, including the College of American Pathologists, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathologists, American Society of Clinical Pathologists, International Society of Breast Pathology and Florida Society of Pathologists. He received several scientific awards, including Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Best Scientific Paper Presentation at the Southern Medical Association and “Pathologist of The Year” award at the Florida Society of Histotechnology. He is the author of a book entitled “FISH Testing in Clinical Pathology” by Springer (in press). He is an avid reader and enjoy losing tennis matches to his two children Sammy and Sofie Yaziji.

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