Munir R. Tanas, MD


Assistant Professor of Pathology  - Anatomic Pathology

Contact Information

Primary Office: 1026 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-335-6637



BS, Biochemistry, Whitworth College, Spokane, WA
MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Residency, Anatomic Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Fellowship, Surgical Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Fellowship, Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Post Doctorate, Molecular Genetics, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Licensure and Certifications

Doctor of Medicine, State Medical Board of Ohio
Board Certification in Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology

Research Summary

Activation and mechanism of action of TAZ (WWTR1) and YAP1 in cancer.

Selected Publications

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Bohman S, Goldblum J, Rubin B, Tanas M, Billings S.  Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma: an expansion of the clinical and histological spectrum.  Pathology.  2014. 46(3):199-204.

Tanas M, Sboner A, Oliveira A, Erickson-Johnson M, Hespelt J, Hanwright P, Flanagan J, Luo Y, Fenwick K, Natrajan R, Mitsopoulos C, Zvelebil M, Hoch B, Weiss S, Debiec-Rychter M, Sciot R, West R, Lazar A, Ashworth A, Reis-Filho J, Lord C, Gerstein M, Rubin M, Rubin B.  Identification of a disease-defining gene fusion in epithelioid hemangioendothelioma.  Science translational medicine.  2011. 3(98):98ra82.

Tanas M, Rubin B, Montgomery E, Turner S, Cook J, Tubbs R, Billings S, Goldblum J.  Utility of FISH in the diagnosis of angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma: a series of 18 cases.  Modern pathology .  2010. 23(1):93-7.

Tanas M, Rubin B, Tubbs R, Billings S, Downs-Kelly E, Goldblum J.  Utilization of fluorescence in situ hybridization in the diagnosis of 230 mesenchymal neoplasms: an institutional experience.  Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine.  2010. 134(12):1797-803.

Tanas M, Goldblum J.  Fluorescence in situ hybridization in the diagnosis of soft tissue neoplasms: a review.  Advances in anatomic pathology.  2009. 16(6):383-91.

Tanas M, Rubin B.  Malignant neuroectodermal tumor with melanocytic and rhabdomyoblastic differentiation.  Rare tumors.  2009. 1(2):e26.

Tanas M, Sthapanachai C, Nonaka D, Melamed J, Oliveiera A, Erickson-Johnson M, Rubin B.  Pseudosarcomatous fibroblastic/myofibroblastic proliferation in perinephric adipose tissue adjacent to renal cell carcinoma: a lesion mimicking well-differentiated liposarcoma.  Modern pathology.  2009. 22(9):1196-1200.

Wolf P, Flum D, Tanas M, Rubin B, Mann G.  Epithelioid sarcoma: the University of Washington experience.  American journal of surgery.  2008. 196(3):407-12.

Rubin B, Antonescu C, Scott-Browne J, Comstock M, Gu Y, Tanas M, Ware C, Woodell J.  A knock-in mouse model of gastrointestinal stromal tumor harboring kit K641E.  Cancer research.  2005. 65(15):6631-9.

Badjou S, Powers G, Tanas M.  Proceedings. Ultrasonic Measurement of Postural Stability and Control.  Tenth IEEE Symposium on Computer-based Medical Systems.  1997 June. 

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