Laila Dahmoush, MBChB


Director of Urologic Oncology Pathology - Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC)
Assistant Director of Cytopathology
Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology  - Anatomic Pathology
Clinical Associate Professor of Urology

Contact Information

Primary Office: 5216D Roy Carver Pavilion
Iowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-356-4440



MBChB, Alexandria School of Medicine

Residency, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC
Residency, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, MD
Fellowship, Surgical Pathology, University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, MD
Fellowship, Cytopathology, National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD

Licensure and Certifications

Diplomate, Cytopathology American Board of Pathology
Diplomate, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology American Board of Pathology

Research Summary

Special interests include: fine needle aspiration biopsies, cytohistologic correlations of gynecologic and non-gynecologic specimens, breast, gynecologic and urologic pathology.

Selected Publications

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Bream M, Dahmoush L, Brown J,  .  pT0 Prostate cancer: Predictive clinicopathologic features in an American population .  J Urol.  2014. 191(4):1126-1127.

Schrepf A, Clevenger L, Christensen D, Degeest K, Bender D, Ahmed A, Goodheart M, Dahmoush L, Penedo F, Lucci J, Ganjei-Azar P, Mendez L, Markon K, Lubaroff D, Thaker P, Slavich G, Sood A, Lutgendorf S.  Cortisol and inflammatory processes in ovarian cancer patients following primary treatment: Relationships with depression, fatigue, and disability.  Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.  2012 August. 

Lutgendorf S, De Geest K, Bender D, Ahmed A, Goodheart M, Dahmoush L, Zimmerman M, Penedo F, Lucci J, Ganjei-Azar P, Thaker P, Mendez L, Lubaroff D, Slavich G, Cole S, Sood A.  Social influences on clinical outcomes of patients with ovarian cancer.  Journal of clinical oncology: official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.  2012 August. 30(23):2885-90.

Lutgendorf S, DeGeest K, Dahmoush L, Farley D, Penedo F, Bender D, Goodheart M, Buekers T, Mendez L, Krueger G, Clevenger L, Lubaroff D, Sood A, Cole S.  Social isolation is associated with elevated tumor norepinephrine in ovarian carcinoma patients.  Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.  2011 February. 25(2):250-5.

Nepple K, Bockholt N, Dahmoush L, Williams R.  Giant renal angiomyolipoma without fat density on CT scan: case report and review of the literature.  The Scientific World Journal.  2010. 10:1334-8.

Zabell J, Nepple K, Wilkinson N, Dahmoush L, Williams R.  Hepatocellular carcinoma masquerading as a large renal mass with hepatic invasion.  The Scientific World Journal.  2010. 10:301-307.

Dahmoush L.  Small islet cell tumour in the pancreas: diagnostic value of diffusion-weighted MRI.  Scienctific World Journal.  2010. 

Raab S, Stone C, Wojcik E, Geisinger K, Dahmoush L, Garcia F, Grzybicki D, Janosky J, Meier F, Zarbo R.  Use of a new method in reaching consensus on the cause of cytologic-histologic correlation discrepancy.  American journal of clinical pathology.  2006 December. 126(6):836-42.

Block C, Dahmoush L, Konety B.  Cutaneous metastases from transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder.  Urology.  2006 April. 67(4):846.e15-7.

Dahmoush L.  Double slide viewing as a quality improvement initiative.  USCAP/IAP Meeting.  2006 February. 

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