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    Bahig M Shehata, MD

    Pediatric Pathology

    Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine

    Director of Pathology, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston and Scottish Rite

    Pathology Division(s):
    Anatomic Pathology

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    MD   Assiut University School of Medicine, Egypt, 1963 - 1970

    Research Interests:

    - Identification of the gene for histiocytoid cardiomyopathy
    I maintain the registry for histiocytoid cardiomyopathy. We are currently performing comparative genomic hybridization from the available tissue in the registry.

    - Neuroblastoma Animal Model
    Identification of new therapeutic modalities in animal model. This result set will be applied to Phase I trial in children with neuroblastoma who fail all other regimens of treatment.

    - Causes of Still Birth
    Through a nationwide NIH grant, we are performing fetal and placental evaluation in an attempt to find causes of unexplained still births.

    - Cartilage Insury in Hemophelia Animal Model
    We are examining hemophelic mice knees to grade the degree of cartilage damage in an attempt to explain cartilage injury in hemophelic children.

    Clinical Focus:

    I practice and teach in the area of pediatric anatomic pathology, primarily at the Egleston campus of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

    My primary focus is in the area of cardiovascular pathology in general, and specifically in Histiocytoid cardiomyopathy where I have the registry for this disease with an attempt to identify the gene for this fatal childhood disease.

    My other area of interest is in Hirschsprung disease, and intestinal dysmotility in children.

    My general interest is in the area of childhood tumors with an emphasis in diagnostic, molecular and genetic basis.

    Selected Publications:

    Published and Accepted Research Articles -

    Brady AN, Shehata BM, Fernhoff PM. X-linked fetal cardiomyopathy caused by a novel mutation in the TAX gene. American Journal of Medical Genetics.

    Graham JK, Shehata BM. Sudden Death due to Dissecting Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm: A case report and review of the literature. American Journal Forensics Science.

    Shehata BM, Black JO, Bare JB and Denton TD. Premature Closure of the Ductus Arteriosus: Variable Response Among Monozygotic Twins. Fetal and Pediatric Pathology (Accepted)

    Schuetz AN, Rubin BP, Goldblum JR, Shehata BM, Weiss SW, Liu W, Wick MR, and Folpe AL. Intercellular Junction Protein Expression in Ewing Sarcoma/Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor: Additional Evidence of Epithelial Differentiation. Modern Pathology 2006 Nov; 18(11):1403-10.

    Saad Df, Shehata BM, Patrick E, Gow KW: Intramolecular Hemangioma of the Abdominal Wall. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2006; 41:601-602.

    Hunter, SBm Varma V, Shehata BM, Nolen JDL, Cohen C, Olsen JJ, Ou CY. Adolipoprotein D Expression in Primary Brain Tumors: Analysis by Quantitative PT-PCR in Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded Tissue. Journal of HIstochemistry & Cytochemistry 2005 Aug; 53(8):936-9.

    Feldman AL, Berthold F, Arceci RJ, Abramowsky C, Shehata BM, Mann KP, Lauer SJ, Pritchard J, Raffeld M, Jaffe ES. Clonal Relationship between Precursor T-Lymphoblastic Leukaemia/Lymphoma and Langerhans Cell Sarcoma. The Lancet Oncology 2005 Jun; 6(6):435-7.

    Folpe AL, Goldblum JR, Rubin BP, Shehata BM, Liu W, Dei Tos AP, and Weiss SW. Morphologic and Immunophenotypic Diversity in Ewing Family Tumor: A Study of 66 Genetically Confirmed Cases. American Journal of Surgical Pathology 2005 Jul; 29(8):1025-33.

    Saad DF, Shehata BM, Gow KW, Wulkan MI: Pyloric Duplication in a Term Newborn. Pediatric Surgical Images 2005 Jul; 40(7):1209-10.

    Schuetz AN, Rubin BP, Goldblum JR, Shehata BM, Weiss SW, Liu W, Wick MR, and Folpe AL. Intercellular Junction Protein Expression in Ewing Sarcoma/ Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor: Additional Evidence of Epithelial Differentiation.( Accepted, Modern Pathology).

    Shehata BM and Abramowsky CR. Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia in an Infant with Trisomy 21. Pediatric and Developmental Pathology 8, 696-700, 2005

    Cerimele F, Battle T, Lynch R, Frank DA, Murad E, Cohen C, Macaron N, Sixby J, Smith K, Watnick RS, Eliopoulos A, Shehata BM, Arbiser JL. Reactive Oxygen Signaling and MAPK activation distinguish Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)-positive versus EBV-negative Burkitt's lymphoma. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Jan 4; 102 (1): 175-9.

    Parast MM, Eudy G, Gow KW, Amin M, Shehata BM. A unique case of renal carcinoma with Xp11.2 Translocations/TFE3 gene fusion in a 3-year-old child, with coexistent von Hippel-Lindau gene mutation. Pediatr Dev Path, 2004 Jul-Aug 7 (4): 403-6.

    Black JO, White J, Abramowsky C, Shehata BM. Pathologic quiz case: Edema and diarrhea in a 2-year-old boy. Menetrier disease with cytomegalovirus gastritis. Arch Pathol Lab Med, 2004 Sep;128(9):e117-9.

    Black JO, White J, Abramowsky C, Shehata BM. Pathologic quiz case: Edema and diarrhea in a 2-year-old boy. Menetrier disease with cytomegalovirus gastritis. Arch Pathol Lab Med, 2004 Sep;128(9):e117-9.

    Gow K, Mayfield JK, Lloyd D, Shehata BM. Pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia of the breast in two adolescent females. Am Surg 2004 Jul; 70 (7) 605-8.

    Durham M, Gow KW, Shehata BM, Ricketts RR. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors arising from the stomach: A report of three children. Am J Ped Surg,vol 39,No 10,2004:pp1495-1499

    Black JO, Rufforny-Doudenko I, Shehata BM. Pathologic quiz case: Third trimester placenta exhibiting infarction, Arch Pathol Lab Med 2003 Aug; 127 (8)::e340-2

    Curtin WM, Shehata BM, Khuder SA, Robinson HB, Brost BCC. The feasibility of using histologic placental sections to predict newborn nucleated red blood cell counts. Obstet Gynecol, 2002 Aug; 100 (2):305-10.

    Doudenko-Rufforny I, Sipp C, Shehata BM. Pathologic Quiz Case: A 30-year old woman with severe disseminated intravascular coagulation during delivery. Arch Pathol Lab Med Jul;126(7):869-70.

    Shehata BM, Thomas JE, Doudenko-Rufforny I. Metastatic carcinoid to the conducting system: Is it a rare or merely unrecognized manifestation of carcinoid cardiopathy? Arch Pathol Lab Med 2002 Dec;126 (12):1538-40.

    Matern D, Shehata BM, Shekhawat P, Strauss A, Bennett MJ, Rinaldo P. Placental floor infarction complicating the pregnancy of a fetus with long-chain 3-Hydroxyacyl-CoA Dehydrogenase (LCHAD) deficiency. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism 2001;72:265-268

    Shehata BM, Patterson K, Thomas J, Barnett D, Dasu S, Robinson H. Histiocytoid cardiomyopathy: three new cases and a review of the literature. Ped Dev Path 1998 Jan-Feb;1(1):56-69.

    Jabra AA, Fishman EK, Shehata BM, Perlman EJ. Localized persistent pulmonary interstitial emphysema: CT findings with radiographic pathologic correlation. AJR Am J Roentgenol 1997 Nov;169(5):1381-4.

    Martin RW, Myers T, Shehata BM, Zemtsov A, Olson JL. Congenital absence of skin and blistering in a neonate. Bart's syndrome and mandibulofacial dysostosis. . Arch Dermatol 1995 Cot; 131(10):1197-1200

    Perez-Benavides F, Park JM, Myers MK, Graham SC, Shehata BM. Sudden death in neonate with staphylococcal endocarditis. J Perinatol 1993 Jul-Aug; 13(4):285-7.

    Zemtsov A, Elks M, Shehata BM. Thyrotoxicosis presenting as generalized pruritic exfoliative Dermatitis and fever. Dermatology 1992; 184 (2): 157.

    Vordermark JS, Shehata BM. The effects of ileocystoplasty on the development of renal failure in a rate model 5/6 nephrectomy. J Urol 1992 Aug; 148(2pt 2):566-70.

    Boyd A, Neldner KH, Zemtsov A, Shehata BM. Photolocalized varicella. Journal of American Academy of Dermatology 1992;20:772-774.

    Novak R, , Agamanolis DM, Dasu S, Igel H, Platt M, Robinson H, Shehata BM. Histologic analysis of placental tissue in first trimester abortions. Pediatric Pathology 1988;8:477-482.