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Suad Taraif, MD

Associate Professor, Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Suad Taraif
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About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Oncologic surgical pathology
  • Breast and gynecologic pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Thyroid fine needle aspiration

Research Interests

  • HPV and cervical neoplasia
  • Endometrial tumors
  • Skin melanocytic lesions
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Oncologic Surgical Pathology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2006
  • Fellowship, Cytopathology, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, 2005
  • Residency, Anatomic Pathology, University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison, WI, 2000-2004
  • MD, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain, 1996


  • Anatomic Pathology
    • Sub-specialty of Cytopathology
  • Fellowship, Internal Academy of Cytology


  • Fellow, College of American Pathologists
  • Fellow, American Society for Clinical Pathology
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP)

Digital Bibliography

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Additional Publications

Suaad H. Traif, Michael D. Taylor, Vicken R. Vorperian, Michael S. VanLysel, Larry Whitsell, John G. Webster, Thomas M. Grist and Thomas F. Warner: Radiofrequency Ablation in a Pig Heart Model: Evolution of Histopathologic Changes. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology. 2002 July; 34(7): A18.

Suaad H. Traif, Thomas F. Warner, & Edward Balish: Enhanced Susceptibility of PHOX-/-/NOS2-/- Knockout Mice to Systemic Infection by Candida albicans. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. 2004 Feb; 128(2): 142.

Traif, Suaad H.; Warner, Thomas F.; Balish, Edward: Susceptibility of Tge 26 NK and T-cell deficient germfree mice to wild-type and virulence-deficient mutants of C. albicans. (Abstract 383.5) The FASEB Journal. 2004; 18(4): A562-3.

Wareef Kabbani, Suad Traif, Momin Siddiqui, Amy Fulmer, & Raheela Ashfaq: The Role of Combined Urine Cytology and Vysis Urovysion in Predicting Recurrent Urothelial Carcinoma. Modern Pathology. 2005 Feb; 18(1s): 69A. Also appeared in Laboratory investigation. 2005 Feb; 85(1s):69A.

Suad Taraif, Wareef Kabbani, Momin Siddiqui, Ann Marie West, & Raheela Ashfaq: ASC-H: Correlation with Reflex HC2 HPV DNA Test and Biopsy Findings. Modern Pathology. 2005 Feb; 18(1s): 79A. Also appeared in Laboratory investigation. 2005 Feb; 85(1s):79A.

Suad Taraif, M Deavers, A Malpica and E Silva: The Significance of Neuroendocrine Differentiation in Non-small Cell Undifferentiated Carcinoma of the Endometrium. Modern Pathology. 2006 Feb; 19(1s): 198A-9A. Also appeared in Laboratory Investigation. 2006 Feb;86 (1s): 198A.

Enas Al-Alawi and Suad Taraif: Takayasu's Arteritis as a cause of peripheral vascular insufficiency: A case report. JBMS. 2009 October-December; 21(4):353-5.

Sarah Karram, Asif Loya, Suad Taraif, Christian Oberkanins and Ibrahim Khalifeh: Predictors of BRAF Mutation in Melanocytic Nevi: Analysis Across Regions with Different UV Radiation Exposure. Modern Pathology. 2012 Feb; 25(2s): 124A-5A. Also appeared in Laboratory investigation. 2012 Feb; 92(1s):124A-5A.

Maya Saroufim, Suad Taraif, Asif Loya, Christian Oberkanins and Ibrahim Khalifeh: BRAF Mutational Epidemiology in Dysplastic Nevi: Does Different Solar UV Radiation Exposure Matter? Modern Pathology. 2012 Feb; 25(2s):132A. Also appeared in Laboratory investigation. 2012 Feb; 92(1s):132A.

Cleo Youssef Massad, Asif Loya, Suad Taraif, Christian Oberkanins, and Ibrahim Khalifeh: Contrasting BRAF Mutational Status and Solar UV Radiation Associations in Primary versus Metastatic Melanoma. Modern Pathology. 2012 Feb; 25(2s):136A-7A. Also appeared in Laboratory investigation. 2012 Feb; 92(1s):136A-7A.

J Aoun, R Habib, S Taraif, A Loya, R Mahfouz, I Khalifeh. Caseating Granulomas in Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: TB or Not TB. Modern Pathology. 2014 Feb; 27(2s): 130A. Also appeared in Laboratory Investigation. 2014 Feb; 94(1s): 130A.

Bakhsh A, Siddiqui KA, Taraif S. Primary hydatid cyst of pineal region of brain: A case report from Saudi Arabia. Asian J Neurosurg [Epub ahead of print].