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Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine

Houston, Texas

Benchtop, Research, Bedside and Application
Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine Graduate Program
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Abdul H. Diwan, M.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Pathology and Immunology

Phone: 713-798-3497


  • M.D., Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Residency, Pathology, University of South Alabama
  • Fellowship, Dermatopathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Research Interests

  • Melanoma

Clinical Focus

  • Melanoma

Selected Publications

  • Curry JL, Prieto VG, Jones DM, Vega F, Duvic M, Diwan AH. Transient iatrogenic immunodeficiency-related B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder of the skin in a patient with mycosis fungoides/Sézary syndrome. J Cutan Pathol 38(3):295-7, 2011.
  • Plaza JA, Torres-Cabala C, Evans H, Diwan HA, Suster S, Prieto VG. Cutaneous metastases of malignant melanoma: a clinicopathologic study of 192 cases with emphasis on the morphologic spectrum. Am J Dermatopathol 32(2):129-36, 2010.
  • Ramirez R, Ivan D, Prieto VG, Hayek B, Diwan H, Savar A, Esmaeli B. Cutaneous melanoma metastatic to the eyelid and periocular skin. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 26(2):88-94, 2010.
  • Ellerhorst JA, Diwan AH, Dang SM, Uffort DG, Johnson MK, Cooke CP, Grimm EA. Promotion of melanoma growth by the metabolic hormone leptin. Oncol Rep 23(4):901-7, 2010.
  • Paradela S, Fonseca E, Pita-Fernández S, Kantrow SM, Diwan AH, Herzog C, Prieto VG. Prognostic factors for melanoma in children and adolescents: a clinicopathologic, single-center study of 137 patients. Cancer 116:4334-4344, 2010.
  • Torres-Cabala CA, Plaza JA, Diwan AH, Prieto VG. Severe architectural disorder is a potential pitfall in the diagnosis of small melanocytic lesions. J Cutan Pathol 37(8):860-5, 2010.
  • Plaza JA, Torres-Cabala CA, Evans H, Diwan AH, Prieto VG. Immunohistochemical expression of S100A6 in cellular neurothekemoma: clinincopathologic and immunohistochemical analysis of 31 cases. Am J Dermatopathol 31:419-422, 2009.
  • Paradela S, Fonseca E, Pita S, Kantrow SM, Goncharuk VN, Diwan AH, Prieto VG. Spitzoid melanoma in children: Clinicopathologic study and application of immunohistochemistry as an adjunct diagnostic tool. J Cutan Pathol 36:740-752, 2009.
  • Adeniran AJ, Prieto VG, Chon, S, Duvic M, Diwan AH. Atypical histologic and immunohistochemical findings in melanocytic nevi after liquid nitrogen cryotherapy. J Am Acad Dermatol 61:341-345, 2009.
  • Hwang CS, Prieto VG, Diwan AH, Lizee G, Ellerhorst JA, Ekmekcioglu S, Liu P, Eton O, Kinney SA, Grimm EA, Hwu P, Kim KB. Changes in pERK1/2 and pAKT expression in melanoma lesions after imatinib treatment. Melanoma Res 18:241-5, 2008.

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