Sania Shuja MBBS, Ph.D.

Sania Shuja MBBS, Ph.D.


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  • Pathology


Dr. Sania Shuja is an anatomic pathologist with over 25 years of experience in surgical pathology, teaching and research. Currently, she is working part-time as clinical professor and staff-pathologist, and her interests and service areas include head and neck, lung, gynecologic, breast and gastrointestinal pathology.

Dr. Shuja has past service experience in oncologic neuropathology, skeletal muscle biopsy interpretation and cytopathology. Throughout her academic career, she has been active in teaching medical and graduate students, and residents and fellows. Her administrative areas of interest include quality control and performance improvement.

Dr. Shuja acquired her MBBS education at King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan. She received her residency and fellowship training at Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA. She also received PhD degree from Boston University.

Patient Care Philosophy

I believe that a pathologist is one of the most important members of the multidisciplinary patient care team. Although, a patient may never experience a personal encounter with the pathologist who formulated his/her report, nonetheless, the pathology diagnosis serves as the foundation for further cancer care management.

I believe as pathologists, our extensive knowledge, experience and dedication in formulating accurate and timely reports with focus on appropriate details and findings, is the best service that we can provide to our patients as part of the multidisciplinary patient care team.

Clinical Interests

Head and neck, and lung pathology; gynecologic and breast pathology; gastrointestinal pathology

Research Interests

Study of cathepsins in colorectal cancer progression; cathepsins in non-neoplastic and neoplastic thyroid disorders; matrix metalloproteinases in colorectal adenomas and colorectal carcinoma


Institution Credential Year
King Edward Medical College Medical education 1981
Mayo Hospital Lahore Internship
Boston University School of Medicine Ph.D
Boston University Medical Center Residency
Boston University Medical Center Fellowship
Boston University Medical Center Fellowship

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Pathology Anatomic Pathology 1994