Dr. Ali’s interest is focused on clinicopathologic analyses by attempting to address diagnostic issues and prognostic factors, primarily based on aspiration cytopathology of pancreas, thyroid and soft tissues. He is involved in several ongoing projects that explore the use of high-resolution digital photo imaging, whole slide virtual microscopy and remote telepathology to create novel web-based tutorials, podcasts and evaluation tools that can lead to more sophisticated virtual photomicroscopy in diagnostic pathology.
- Kulesza P, Torbenson M, Sheth S, Erozan YS, Ali SZ. "Cytopathologic grading of hepatocellular carcinoma on fine needle aspiration." Cancer. 2004;102:247-258.
- Swierczynski SL, Lewis-Chambers S, Anderson JR, Keller JM, Hinkle DA, Ali SZ. "Impact of liquid-based gynecologic cytology on a human immunodeficiency virus-positive population." Acta Cytol 2004;48:165-172.
- Ali SZ. "Acinic cell carcinoma, papillary-cystic variant: A diagnostic dilemma in salivary gland aspiration." Diagn Cytopathol. 2002;27:244-250.
- Steinberg DM, Chan TY, Freedman JA, Grimm LA, Ling L, Lehmann HP,Burroughs F, Rosenthal DL and Ali SZ. "Teaching cytopathology to second-year medical students: An interactive, case-based approach." Acta Cytol. 2002;46(3)481-489.
- Steinberg DM and Ali SZ. "Application of virtual microscopy in clinical cytopathology." Diagn Cytopathol. 2001;25:389-396, 2001.
Collins J, Rossi ED, Chandra A, Ali SZ. Terminology and nomenclature schemes for reporting thyroid cytopathology: An overview. Semin Diagn Pathol. 2014 Dec 19. pii: S0740-2570(14)00114-2. doi: 10.1053/j.semdp.2014.12.007. [Epub ahead of print]
Toll AD, Rossi ED, Ali Z. Role of ancillary testing in thyroid fine needle aspiration: Review and update. Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology (JASC). 2014;3(4), 218-224.
Olson MT, Ali SZ. Cytotechnologist On-Site Evaluation of Pancreas Fine Needle Aspiration Adequacy: Comparison with Cytopathologists and Correlation with the Final Interpretation. Acta Cytol. 2012 Jul 25;56(4):340-346. [Epub ahead of print]
Cibas ES, Ali SZ; NCI Thyroid FNA State of the Science Conference. The Bethesda System For Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology. Am J Clin Pathol. 2009 Nov;132(5):658-65. Review. PubMed PMID: 19846805.
Holmes BJ, Hruban RH, Wolfgang CL, Ali SZ. Fine needle aspirate of autoimmune pancreatitis (lymphoplasmacytic sclerosing pancreatitis): cytomorphologic characteristics and clinical correlates. Acta Cytol. 2012;56(3):228-32. Epub 2012 Apr 26.