Fouad Boulos, MD

Fouad Boulos, MD

Associate Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Section Head, Breast Pathology
Director, AMP Core Lab


  • Anatomic & Molecular Pathology

Additional Titles

  • Medical Director, AMP Core Lab


  • BS and MD: American University of Beirut
  • Residency and Fellowship: Vanderbilt University

Board Certifications

  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology

Clinical Interests

  • Breast pathology
  • Soft tissue pathology
  • Pediatric pathology

Research Interests

  • Breast Pathology

Selected Publications

Attieh M, Jamali F, Berjawi G, Saadeldine M, Boulos F. Shortcomings of ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration in the axillary management of women with breast cancer. World J Surg Oncol. 2019 Dec 4;17(1):208. doi:10.1186/s12957-019-1753-y. PubMed PMID: 31801564.
Farra C, Fedda F, Tfayli A, Tawil A, Zaatari G, Ashkar H, Issa G, Boulos F. The Impact of Partial Weak Staining in Normal Breast Epithelium on the Reliability of Immunohistochemistry Results in HercepTest-positive Breast Cancer. Clin Breast Cancer. 2019 Oct;19(5):340-344. doi: 10.1016/j.clbc.2019.04.017. Epub 2019 May 18. PubMed PMID: 31213407.
Nassif S, El-Zaatari ZM, Attieh M, Hijazi M, Fakhreddin N, Aridi T, Boulos F. Lack of expression of ALK and CD30 in breast carcinoma by immunohistochemistry irrespective of tumor characteristics. Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Aug;98(32):e16702. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000016702. PubMed PMID: 31393373; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6709128.
Santiago T, Tarek N, Boulos F, Hayes C, Jeha S, Raimondi S, Rodriguez-Galindo C. Correlation Between MYCN Gene Status and MYCN Protein Expression in Neuroblastoma: A Pilot Study To Propose the Use of MYCN Immunohistochemistry in Limited-Resource Areas. J Glob Oncol. 2019 Jul;5:1-7. doi: 10.1200/JGO.19.00135. PubMed PMID: 31365300; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6690657.
Abou Ali B, Salman M, Ghanem KM, Boulos F, Haidar R, Saghieh S, Akel S, Muwakkit SA, El-Solh H, Saab R, Tamim H, Abboud MR. Clinical Prognostic Factors and Outcome in Pediatric Osteosarcoma: Effect of Delay in Local Control and Degree of Necrosis in a Multidisciplinary Setting in Lebanon. J Glob Oncol. 2019 Apr;5:1-8. doi: 10.1200/JGO.17.00241. PubMed PMID: 30946633.
Nassar L, Baassiri A, Salah F, Barakat A, Najem E, Boulos F, Berjawi G. Stromal Fibrosis of theBreast: A Spectrum of Benign to Malignant Imaging Appearances. Radiol Res Pract. 2019 Feb 3;2019:5045908. doi:10.1155/2019/5045908. eCollection 2019. PubMed PMID: 30886748; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6388321.
Farra C, Dagher C, Badra R, Hammoud MS, Alameddine R, Awwad J, Seoud M, Abbas J, Boulos F, El Saghir N, Mukherji D. BRCA mutation screening and patterns among high-risk Lebanese subjects. Hered Cancer Clin Pract. 2019 Jan 18;17:4. doi:10.1186/s13053-019-0105-9. eCollection 2019. PubMed PMID: 30675319; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6339325.
Boulos FI, Granja NM, Simpson JF, O’Malley FP, Saadeldine MM, Page DL, Sanders ME. Intranodal papillary epithelial proliferations: a local process with a spectrum of morphologies and frequent association with papillomas in the breast. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 Mar;38(3):383-8. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0000000000000115. Erratum in: Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 May;38(5):728. Sanders, Melina E [corrected to Sanders, Melinda E].
Boulos FI, Dupont WD, Schuyler PA, Sanders ME, Page DL, Fedda FA, Simpson JF. Clinicopathologic characteristics of carcinomas that develop after a biopsy containing columnar cell lesions: Evidence against a precursor role. Cancer. 2012 May 1;118(9):2372-7.
Boulos FI, Dupont WD, Simpson JF, Schuyler PA, Sanders ME, Freudenthal ME, Page DL. Histologic Associations and Long-Term Cancer Risk in Columnar Cell Lesions of the Breast: A Retrospective Cohort and a Nested Case-Control Study. Cancer. 2008 Nov 1;113(9):2415-21.

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