Professor, Department of Pathology and Oncology
University of UCLA School of Medicine
Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, USA
Dr. John Yahya Elshimali is Professor of Pathology and Oncology at Charles Drew University and UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Elshimali is certified by the American Board of Pathology with subspecialty in Surgical Pathology, Molecular Genetics and Immunology. He also serves as Team Leader Inspector for the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and he is a member of many professional societies including CAP, American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), American Society for Cancer Research (AACR), Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG), American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) and American Association of Medical Review Officers (AAMRO). Dr. Elshimali serves in editorial boards for several medical and pharmaceutical journals and he is an international speaker with an impressive repertoire of publications in highly impact journals.
Dr. Elshimali has special skills in diagnostic molecular for precision medicine including liquid biopsy for cell fee DNA (CFDNA), circulating tumor cells (CTC), and application of NGS on Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded Tissue (FFPE). Dr. Elshimali’s research focuses on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), DNA Microarray and Tissue MicroArray for multiplex histological analysis, translational research, genetic biomarkers and drug discovery for breast, prostate and ovarian cancers.