Mena  Mansour, MD

Mena Mansour, MD

Associate Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Section Head, Intraoperative Consultation


  • Anatomic & Molecular Pathology


  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBCh): University of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria, Egypt (2005)
  • Residency, Anatomical and Clinical Pathology : Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York (2016)
  • Fellowship, Clinical, Endocrine, Head and Neck: Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT (2017)
  • Residency, Anatomical and Clinical Pathology : Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York (2018)

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology (Anatomic and clinical pathology, 2028)
  • Missouri Medical License (active)
  • Pennsylvania Medical License (active)


  • Chief Resident, Department of Pathology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York, 2015-2016

Clinical Interests

  • Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
  • HPV related head and neck diseases
  • Thyroid and adrenal pathology
  • Gastrointestinal pathology

Research Interests

I am interested in studying HPV related tumors of the head and neck with focus on diagnostic and prognostic markers for these tumors.

Selected Publications

PubMed Search

Irene Ramos, Mena Mansour, Teddy John Wohlbold, Megan E. Ermler, Ariana Hirsh, Jonathan A. Runstadler, Ana Fernandez-Sesma, and Florian Krammer. The hemagglutinin of emerging H10N8 influenza viruses shows binding to upper respiratory tract human receptors while maintaining a preference for avian-like glycans Emerging Infectious Diseases 2015 Jul
Sara Cuadrado-Castano, Juan Ayllon, Mena Mansour, Janis de la Iglesia-Vicente, Stefan Jordan, Shashank Tripathi, Adolfo García-Sastre, and Enrique Villar Enhancement of the pro-apoptotic properties of Newcastle disease virus promotes tumor remission in syngeneic murine cancer models Mol Cancer Ther. 2015 May;14(5):1247-58. doi: 10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-14-0913. Epub 2015 Mar 11
Dmitriy Zamarin, Rikke B. Holmgaard, Sumit K. Subudhi, Joon Seok Park, Mena Mansour, Peter Palese, Taha Merghoub, Jedd D. Wolchok, and James P. Allison Localized oncolytic virotherapy overcomes systemic tumor resistance to immunotherapy with immune checkpoint blockade. Sci Transl Med. 2014 Mar 5;6(226):226ra32
Mena Mansour, Peter Palese, and Dmitriy Zamarin Oncolytic specificity of Newcastle Disease Virus is mediated by selectivity for apoptosis-resistant cells J. Virol. published ahead of print on 6 April 2011, doi:10.1128/JVI.01537-10
Zamarin D, Martínez-Sobrido L, Kelly K, Mansour M, Sheng G, Vigil A, GarcíaSastre A, Palese P, Fong Y. Enhancement of Oncolytic Properties of Recombinant Newcastle Disease Virus Through Antagonism of Cellular Innate Immune Responses. Molecular Therapy. 2009 Feb; 17(4): 697-706. PMID: 19209145
Cheng GZ, Zhang W, Sun M, Wang Q, Coppola D, Mansour M, Xu L, Costanzo C, Cheng JQ, Wang LH. Twist is transcriptionally induced by activation of STAT3 and mediates STAT3 oncogenic function. J Biol Chem. 2008 Mar; 283(21): 14665-73. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 18353781

Presentations & Posters

A Maxillary Expansile Soft Tissue Lesion, Poster presented at the annual CAP meeting, Washington DC, 10/2017
Keep Your Eye on the Ball, Walsh presentation at the annual North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society (NANOS), Washington DC, 04/2017
Incidence of Recently Described Salivary Gland Carcinoma Types Presenting in an Urban Population: A Retrospective Analysis, Poster presented at the annual United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting, Seattle, WA, 03/2016
Prognostic Significance of Venous-Associated Colorectal Cancer Tumor Deposits Identified by Elastic Tissue Staining

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