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Sarag A. Boukhar, MBChB

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology

Contact Information

Primary Office
5238-C Carver Pavilion (RCP)
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA 52242


MBChB, University of Tripoli
Internship, University of Tripoli Affiliated Hospitals
Resident, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of Hawaii Pathology
Fellow, Hematopathology, Rutgers/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Fellow, GI and Liver Pathology, University of Washington

Licensure and Certifications

Hematopathology - American Board of Pathology (ABP)
Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology - American Board of Pathology (ABP)
State of New Jersey Medical License


Boukhar, S. A., Gosse, M. D., Bellizzi, A. M. & Rajan Kd, A. (2021). Ki-67 Proliferation Index Assessment in Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors by Digital Image Analysis With Stringent Case and Hotspot Level Concordance Requirements. American journal of clinical pathology. PMID: 33847759.

Samuelson, M. I., Chen, S. J., Boukhar, S. A., Schnieders, E. M., Walhof, M. L., Bellizzi, A. M., Robinson, R. A. & Rajan Kd, A. (2021). Rapid Validation of Whole-Slide Imaging for Primary Histopathology Diagnosis. American journal of clinical pathology. PMID: 33511392.

Abukhiran, I., Mott, S. L., Bellizzi, A. M. & Boukhar, S. A. (2020). Paraneoplastic leukemoid reaction: Case report and review of the literature. Pathology, research and practice, 217, 153295. PMID: 33341546.

Pillenahalli Maheshwarappa, R., Menda, Y., Graham, M. M., Boukhar, S. A., Zamba GKD, & Samuel, I. (2020). Association of gallbladder hyperkinesia with acalculous chronic cholecystitis: A case-control study. Surgery. PMID: 32653205.

McGee, M. W., Boukhar, S. A., Monga, V., Weigel, R. & Phadke, S. D. (2019). Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans - the use of neoadjuvant imatinib for treatment of an uncommon breast malignancy: a case report. Journal of medical case reports, 13(1), 374. PMID: 31852518.

Handa, P., Thomas, S., Morgan-Stevenson, V., Maliken, B. D., Gochanour, E., Boukhar, S., Yeh, M. M. & Kowdley, K. V. (2019). Iron alters macrophage polarization status and leads to steatohepatitis and fibrogenesis. Journal of Leukocyte Biology, 105(5), 1015-1026. DOI: 10.1002/JLB.3A0318-108R.

Setoodeh, S., Liu, L., Boukhar, S. A., Singal, A. G., Westerhoff, M., Waljee, A. K., Ahmed, T. & Gopal, P. (2019). The clinical significance of Crohn disease activity at resection margins. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 143(4), 505-509. DOI: 10.5858/arpa.2018-0011-OA.

Boukhar, S. A., Kaneshiro, R., Schiller, A., Terada, K. & Tauchi-Nishi, P. (2015). Tibial bone metastasis as an initial presentation of endometrial carcinoma diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration cytology: A case report and review of the literature. CytoJournal, 12, 11. PMID: 26085835.

Jain, S., Jain, A., Onizuka, N. & Boukhar, S. A. (2014). A rare case of medullary carcinoma of the colon presenting as intussusception in an adult with rectal bleeding. Hawai'i journal of medicine & public health : a journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health, 73(11), 348-52. PMID: 25414804.