Laila Dahmoush, MBChB


Director, Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program
Director of Urologic Oncology Pathology - Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC)
Assistant Director of Cytopathology
Clinical Professor of Pathology  - Anatomic Pathology
Clinical Professor of Urology

Contact Information

Primary Office: 5216D Roy Carver Pavilion
Iowa City, IA 52242
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.

All Publications

Ma D, Guseva N, Dahmoush L, Robinson R.  Struma Ovarii With Malignant Transformation and Germline KIT Mutation: A Case Report With Review of the Literature .  Int J Gynecol Pathol.  2016 February 24. 

Davis L, Slavich G, Thacker P, Goodheart M, Bender D, Dahmoush L, Farley D, Markon K, Penedo F, Lubaroff D, Cole S, Sood A, Lutgendorf S.  Eudaimonic well-being and tumor norepinephrine in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer.  Cancer.  2015 October. 121(19):3543-3550.

Schrepf A, Thaker P, Goodheart M, Bender D, Slavich G, Dahmoush L, Penedo F, DeGeest K, Mendez L, Lubaroff D, Cole S, Sood A, Lutgendorf S.  Diurnal cortisol and survival in epithelial ovarian cancer.  Psychoneuroendocrinology.  2015 January 20. 

 A, Thaker P, Goodheart M, Bender D, Slavich G, Dahmoush L, Penedo F, DeGeest K, Mendez L, Lubaroff D, Cole S.  Diurnal cortisol and survival in epithelial ovarian cancer.  Psychoeuroendocrinology.  2015. 

Asghar A, Uhlman M, Dahmoush L, Deorah S.  Osseous Metaplasia in Mucinous Tubular and Spindle Cell Carcinoma of the Kidney: A Case of Massive, Bilateral Tumors.  Case Rep Urol;  2015. 

Ishigami K, Jones A, Dahmoush L, Leite L, Pakalniskis M, Barloon T.  Insights Imaging.  2014 December. 

Moriarty M, Dahmoush L, Nepple K.  IgG4-related disease of the ureter (inflammatory pseudotumor).  J Urol.  2014. 191(4):1126-1127.

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

Ma D, Dahmoush L, Guseva N, Sompallae R, Robinson R.  Identification of novel KIT mutation in papillary thyroid carcinoma arising from malignant struma ovarii and thyroid by next generation sequencing.  Association for Molecular Pathology Annual Meeting.  2013 November. 

Bream M, Dahmoush L, Brown J.  pTO prostate cancer: predictive clinicopatholic features in an American population.  Curr Urol.  2013 August 7. 7(1):14-18.

Nepple K, Austin C, Griffith T, Dahmoush L, Cooper C.  Urinary cytokine detection of urothelial hyperplasia in a rat model.  Society of Pediatric Yrology Annual Meeting.  2013 May. 

Vollstedt A, Dahmoush L, O'Donnell M,  .  Diagnosis of a cryptic variant of urothelial carcinoma using blue-light cystoscopy. .  BJUI;  2013. 

Lenert P, Icardi M, Dahmoush L,  .  ANA (+) ANCA(+) systemic vasculitis associated with the use of minocycline: case-based review .  Clin Rheumatol.  2013. 32(7):1099-1106.

Vollstedt A, Dahmoush L, Button A, Gillespie J, Henry M, Brown J,  .  Predicting disease progression in pelvic lymph node (LN) positive patients after radical prostatectomy..  BJU International.  2013. 111:113-119.

Clevenger l, Shrepf A, Degeest K, Bender D, Goodheart M, Ahmed A, Dahmoush L,  ,  ,  ,  .  Sleep disturbance, distress and quality of life in ovarian cancer patients during the first year after diagnosis .  Cancer.  2013. 119(17):3234-3241.

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.

Dahmoush L.  Correlation of TRAIL receptor expression and clinical outcomes of.  ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium.  2012 February. 

Bockholt N, Knepple K, Dahmoush L, Tracy C,  ,  ,  .  Robotic-assisted Robotic-assisted laparoscopic excision of urachal sinus found to be mucinous carcinoma: A case for umbilectomy. .;  2011. 

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.

Dahmoush L.  FNA of a right neck mass (Merkel cell carcinoma)..  The ASC Bulletin.  2011 January. XLVIII(1):16.

Dahmoush L.  Further classification of epithelial lesions of the salivary.  USCAP/IAP Meeting.  2010 March. 

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. 

Dahmoush L.  Bladder histology and urinary cytokine response to chronic bladder irritation in a.  American Urological Association, North Central Section.  2008 September. 

Dahmoush L.  The impact of endocervical cytologic sampling (endo Pap) on cytologic histologic correlation (CHC) error rates.  USCAP/IAP Meeting.  2007 March. 

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. 

Dahmoush L.  FNA diagnosis as salivary gland neoplasm, not otherwise specified (NOS) has a high association with malignancy.  USCAP/IAP meeting.  2006 February. 

Joudi F, Dahmoush L, Spector D, Konety B.  Complete response of bony metastatic bladder urothelial cancer to neoadjuvant chemotherapy and cystectomy.  Urologic oncology.  2006. 24(5):403-6.

Raab S, Stone C, Jensen C, Zarbo R, Meier F, Grzybicki D, Vrbib C, Ohori P, Dahmoush L.  Double slide viewing as a cytology quality improvement initiative..  Am J Clin Pathol.  2006. 125:526-533.

Silva R, Dahmoush L, Gerke H.  Pancreatic metastasis of an ovarian malignant mixed Mullerian tumor identified by EUS-guided fine needle aspiration and Trucut needle biopsy.  JOP: Journal of the pancreas.  2006. 7(1):66-9.

Oberley R, Goss K, Dahmoush L, Ault K, Crouch E, Snyder J.  A role for surfactant protein D in innate immunity of the human prostate.  The Prostate.  2005 November. 65(3):241-51.

Konety B, Bird V, Deorah S, Dahmoush L.  Comparison of the incidence of latent prostate cancer detected at autopsy before and after the prostate specific antigen era.  The Journal of Urology.  2005 November. 174(5):1785-8; discussion 1788.

Dahmoush L.  A role for surfactant protein D in innate immunity of the human prostate.  Prostate.  2005. 

Konety B, Bird V, Deorah S, Dahmoush L.  Comparison of the incidence of latent prostate cancer detected at autopsy before and after the prostate specific antigen era..  J Urol.  2005. 

Mindrup S, Pierre J, Dahmoush L, Konety B,  ,  ,  .  The prevalence of renal cell carcinoma diagnosed at autopsy. .  BJU Int.  2005. 

Ishigami K, Stolpen A, Sato Y, Dahmoush L, Winfield H, Fajardo L.  Adrenal adenoma with organizing hematoma: diagnostic dilemma at MRI.  Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  2004 October. 22(8):1157-9.

Dahmoush L, Cohen M.  Fishing and beyond in urinary cytology.  Diagnostic cytopathology.  2004 October. 31(4):201.

Ishigami K, Khanna G, Samuel I, Dahmoush L, Sato Y.  Gas-forming abdominal wall abscess: unusual manifestation of perforated retroperitoneal appendicitis extending through the superior lumbar triangle.  Emergency radiology.  2004 February. 10(4):207-9.

Dahmoush L.  Diffuse infiltrating neuroendocrine tumor of the uterus: MRI appearance.  Journal of Women's Imaging.  2004. 

Dahmoush L.  Lobular carcinoma in situ presenting as architectural distortion on mammograms: a case report and review of the literature.  Eur J Radiol Extra.  2004. 

Ioffe O, Sagae S, Moritani S, Dahmoush L, Chen T, Silverberg S.  Proposal of a new scoring scheme for the diagnosis of noninvasive endocervical glandular lesions.  The American Journal of Surgical Pathology.  2003 April. 27(4):452-60.

Ioffe O, Sagae S, Moritani S, Dahmoush L, Chen T, Silverberg S.  Symposium part 3: Should pathologists diagnose endocervical preneoplastic lesions "less than" adenocarcinoma in situ?: Point.  International Journal of Gynecological Pathology: official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists.  2003 January. 22(1):18-21.

Dahmoush L, Hijazi Y, Barnes E, Stetler-Stevenson M, Abati A.  Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma: a cytopathologic, immunocytochemical, and flow cytometric study..  Cancer.  2002 April. 96(2):110-6.

Moritani S, Ioffe O, Sagae S, Dahmoush L, Silverberg S, Hattori T.  Mitotic activity and apoptosis in endocervical glandular lesions.  International journal of gynecological pathology: official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists.  2002 April. 21(2):125-33.

Piekarz R, Robey R, Sandor V, Bakke S, Wilson W, Dahmoush L, Kingma D, Turner M, Altemus R, Bates S.  Inhibitor of histone deacetylation, depsipeptide (FR901228), in the treatment of peripheral and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma: a case report.  Blood.  2001 November. 98(9):2865-8.

Dahmoush L.  Adult-T cell leukemia/lymphoma: A cytopathological, immunocytochemical and flow cytometric study.  Mod Pathol.  2001. 

Dahmoush L.  Proposal of a new grading scheme for the diagnosis of non-invasive endocervical glandular lesions.  Mod Pathol.  2001. 

Dahmoush L.  Grading of radiation atypia in post-treatment prostatic adenocarcinoma biopsies. A reproducibility study and a proposed double immunostaining method for difficult cases.  Mod Pathol.  2000. 

Dahmoush L.  Cervical smears obtained at colposcopy: Is there an added benefit to biopsy?.  Mod Pathol.  1999. 

Miles R, Paulson R, Lobo R, Press M, Dahmoush L, Sauer M.  Pharmacokinetics and endometrial tissue levels of progesterone after administration by intramuscular and vaginal routes: a comparative study.  Fertility and sterility.  1994 September. 62(3):485-90.

Pike M, Spicer D, Dahmoush L, Press M.  Estrogens, progestogens, normal breast cell proliferation, and breast cancer risk.  Epidemiologic reviews.  1993. 15(1):17-35.

Dahmoush L.  Hormones and breast cell proliferation.  Raven Press.  1993. 

Sauer M, Miles R, Dahmoush L, Paulson R, Press M, Moyer D.  Evaluating the effect of age on endometrial responsiveness to hormone replacement therapy: a histologic ultrasonographic, and tissue receptor analysis.  Journal of assisted reproduction and genetics.  1993 January. 10(1):47-52.

Dahmoush L.  Fine-needle aspiration cytology and diagnosis of medullary carcinoma of the thyroid.  No. 03-3 (C-345).

Dahmoush L.  Fine-needle aspiration cytology and diagnosis of medullary carconoma of the thyroid.. 

Moriarty M, Dahmoush L, Nepple K.  IgG4-related disease of the ureter (inflammatory Pseudotumor).  J Urol. 

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