Vahid Azimi, MD

Vahid Azimi, MD

Instructor, Pathology & Immunology
Assistant Medical Director of Laboratory Information Systems


  • Laboratory & Genomic Medicine

Additional Titles

  • Assistant Medical Director of Laboratory Information Systems


  • BA, Neuroscience: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (2009)
  • MSc, Cellular and Molecular Medicine: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (2014)
  • MD, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR (2020)


  • CP Resident of the Month x3, Washington University in St. Louis (2021-2022)
  • Resident and Fellow Diversity Initiative Awardee, Barnes-Jewish Hospital (2022)
  • Best CP Lightning Talk, 1st place, Washington University School of Medicine Department of Pathology Trainee Research Day (2022)
  • Trainee Travel Award, Association for Pathology Informatics Summit, Pittsburgh, PA (2022)
  • Distinguished Poster Award, 1st Place, Association for Pathology Informatics Summit, Pittsburgh, PA (2022)

Clinical Areas of Interest

  • Clinical Informatics
  • Laboratory test utilization
  • Health equity

Research Statement

Dr. Azimi’s research interests involve improving health equity through the practice of laboratory medicine and clinical informatics, including increasing access to laboratory testing, defining more equitable reference intervals for laboratory tests, and using data science to identify and address health disparities.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pathology Certification in Clinical Pathology, 2023

Twitter Handle


Vahid Azimi and others, Use of the Current Standard of Practice Serum Free Light Chains (sFLC) Reference Interval Puts Black Patients at 5 Times Higher Odds for Light Chain Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance (LC-MGUS), Clinical Chemistry, 2023,
Vahid Azimi and others, A Single Reference Interval for Interpreting Serum Free Light Chains across Patients with Varying Renal Function, Clinical Chemistry, Volume 69, Issue 6, June 2023, Pages 595–605,
Vahid Azimi, Mark A Zaydman, Optimizing Equity: Working towards Fair Machine Learning Algorithms in Laboratory Medicine, The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2023, Pages 113–128,
Vahid Azimi, Christopher W. Farnsworth, Stephen M. Roper, Comparison of the Friedewald equation with Martin and Sampson equations for estimating LDL cholesterol in hypertriglyceridemic adults, Clinical Biochemistry, Volume 108, 2022, Pages 1-4, ISSN 0009-9120,
Vahid Azimi, Ronald Jackups, Christopher W. Farnsworth, Melissa M. Budelier, Use of laboratory data for illicit drug use surveillance and identification of socioeconomic risk factors, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Volume 236, 2022, 109499, ISSN 0376-8716,
Vahid Azimi and others, Decreased Renal Function Is Associated with Mild Elevations of hCG in Women >40 Years of Age, Clinical Chemistry, Volume 67, Issue 11, November 2021, Pages 1567–1569,

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