Rania Bakkar, MD

Associate Program Director, Cytopathology Fellowship
Associate Professor, Pathology

Email: rania.bakkar@cshs.org

Phone: 310-423-6609


  • Breast Pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Gynecology

Education and Training

  • Medical school: University of Cairo Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, University of Cairo, Egypt
  • Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of Cincinnati, OH and University of Louisville, KY
  • Fellowship: Oncologic Surgical Pathology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Fellowship: Cancer Biomarkers, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Medical Board Certifications

  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Molecular Dissection of the Antibody Response in Breast Cancer Patients
  • Practical Approach to a Clinically Significant Scoring System for PTEN Immunohistochemistry in Breast Cancer Subtypes
  • Mutational Profiling of Triple Negative Breast Cancers: Addressing the Ethnic Survival Disparity
  • PTEN Expression in Patients with Advanced Cancers Treated with PI3K/AKT/m TOR Axis Inhibitors

Professional Activities and Awards

  • Editorial Board, Pathology Research International Journal
  • Editorial Board, Austin Journal of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Journal

Selected Publications

See a list of peer-reviewed publications by Rania Bakkar, MD.