Karen A. Malkhasyan, MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine - General Internal Medicine

Contact Information

Office: SE 636 GH
Iowa City, IA


MD, Kazan State Medical University
PhD, Clinical Research Program – Oncology, Republic Clinical Cancer Center
MME, University of Iowa

Resident, Urology, Kazan State Medical University
Fellow, Clinical Research Program, Republic Clinical Cancer Center
Resident, Internal Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital-Saint Raphael Campus

Licensure and Certifications

Basic Life Support - American Heart Association
Federal Controlled Substance Certification - United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration
Iowa Controlled Substance Certification - Iowa Board of Pharmacy
Iowa Medical License - Iowa Board of Medicine
Advanced Cardiac Life Support - American Heart Association


Malkhasyan, K. A., Zakharia, Y. & Milhem, M. (2017). Quality-of-life outcomes in patients with advanced melanoma: A review of the literature. Pigment cell & melanoma research, 30(6), 511-520. PMID: 28950054.

Malkhasyan, K., Brian, P., Rimar, J., Andreozzi, A., Hannah-Shmouni, F. & Donohue, T. (2016). The Performance of the Rothman Index in the Prediction of In-Hospital Cardio-Pulmonary Arrest in Adults. (Vols. 11). Journal of Hospital Medicine.

Malkhasyan, K., Halene, S. & Lacy, J. (2015). Oxaliplatin-related acute disseminated intravascular coagulation syndrome in a patient with metastatic colon cancer. Clinical Colorectal Cancer, 14(1), e9-e12. PMID: 25446051.

Malkhasyan, K., Deshpande, H. A., Adeniran, A. J., Colberg, J. W. & Petrylak, D. P. (2013). The use of serum hCG as a marker of tumor progression and of the response of metastatic urothelial cancer to systemic chemotherapy. Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.), 27(10), 1028, 1030. PMID: 24367863.

Petrov, S. V., Malkhasyan, K. A., Ulyanin, M. Y., Abdrakhmanov, E. F. & Khasanov RSh, (2012). The value of the preoperative FISH test in unscreened bladder cancer patients with TUR indications. Pathology Oncology Research, 18(4), 1059-66. PMID: 22729812.

Petrov, S., Malkhasyan, K. & Khasanov, R. (2012). Overexpression of Cytokeratin 20, Ki-67 and Topoisomerase-II-a can significantly stratify the recurrence risk in patients with bladder cancer after transurethral resection. Virchows Arch, 461(Suppl 1), S297-298.

Malkhasyan, K. (2011). The value of immunohistochemical markers in recurrence prediction in primary bladder cancer patients. Postgraduate Doctor, 49(185-194).

Petrov, S., Malkhasyan, K. & Khasanov, R. (2011). Cytogenetic diagnosis of bladder urothelial carcinoma using fluorescent in situ hybridization. Virchows Archiv, 549(Suppl 1), S291.

Malkhasyan, K. A., Petrov, S. V., Ulyanin, M. Y., Abdrakhmanov, E. F. & Khasanov, R. S. (2011). Urothelial carcinoma cells genetic aberrations analysis using fluorescent in situ hybridization technique. Russian News of Clinical Cytology, 1-2(15), 17-23.

Malkhasyan, K., Petrov, S., Ulyanin, M., Abdrakhmanov, E. & Khasanov, R. (2011). The Application of Fluorescent in situ Hybridization in Cytogenetic Diagnosing of Bladder Urothelial Carcinoma. Voprosy Onkologii, 57(4), 432-436.

Malkhasyan, K., Ulyanin, M., Abdrakhmanov, E., Petrov, S. & Khasanov, R. (2010). Our experience in urinary bladder cancer FISH diagnosis. Creative Surgery and Oncology, 4, 60-62.

Khafizyanova, R., Burykin, I., Galimullin, A., Malkhasyan, K. & et al, (2004). Functional condition of rats central nervous system, born under the prenatal influence of dimephosfone. Current Pediatric J, 3, 438-9.