Syed A. Jaffar Kazmi, MD

Dr.  KazmiSyed A. Jaffar Kazmi, MD
Anatomic Pathology, Neuropathology
Director, Neuropathology
Director, Autopsy Service

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Danville, PA 17822-1920
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Dr. Kazmi is an Associate of Geisinger Medical Laboratories at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania.


Dr. Kazmi received his M.D. from Sind Medical College, University of Karachi, Pakistan. He completed a residency in anatomic pathology at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, and a fellowship in neuropathology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.


Dr. Kazmi is board-certified in anatomic pathology and neuropathology. His areas of specialization include autopsy, neuropathology, bone and soft tissue pathology, and thoracic pathology.

Research Interests

Dr. Kazmi’s research interests include neuro-oncology and neurodegenerative diseases.

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals:

List of citations & h-index available via Google Scholar:

Gatson NTN, Bross SP, Odia Y, Mongelluzzo GJ, Hu Y, Lockard L, Manikowski JJ, Mahadevan A, Kazmi SAJ, Lacroix M, Conger AR, Vadakara J, Nayak L, Chi TL, Mehta MP, Puduvalli VK. Early imaging marker of progressing glioblastoma: a window of opportunity. Neurooncol 148(3). 629-640, 2020.

Rudkovskaia AA, Kazmi SA, Gitter L, Ayers ML. Pulmonary Metastasis of Basal Cell Cancer: Metastatic Basal Cell Cancer. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 27(1). e8-e1, 2020.

Song E, Zhang C, Israelow B, Lu-Culligan A, Prado AV, Skriabine S, Lu P, Weizman OE, Liu F, Dai Y, Szigeti-Buck K, Yasumoto Y, Wang G, Castaldi C, Heltke J, Ng E, Wheeler J, Alfajaro MM, Levavasseur E, Fontes B, Ravindra NG, Van Dijk D, Mane S, Gunel M, Ring A, Jaffar Kazmi SA, Zhang K, Wilen CB, Horvath TL, Plu I, Haik S, Thomas JL, Louvi A, Farhadian SF, Huttner A, Seilhean D, Renier N, Bilguvar K, Iwasaki A. Neuroinvasion of SARS-CoV-2 in human and mouse brain (preprint). bioRxiv 2020. Sep 8, 2020.

Matthew L. White, Yan Zhang, Fang Yu, Nicole Shonka, Michele R. Aizenberg, Pavani Adapa, Syed A. Jaffar Kazmi. Post-operative perfusion and diffusion MR imaging and tumor progression in high-grade gliomas. PLoS One 14(3). e0213905, 2019.

Muhammad Taimur Malik, Syed Jaffar Kazmi, Scott Turner. Teaching NeuroImages: Intradural, intramedullary spinal cord metastasis from primary renal cell carcinoma. Neurology 90(10) . e911-e912 , 2018.

Malik MT, Myers C, Kazmi SJ, Zand R. Recurrent intracerebral hemorrhage after exercise in a young patient presenting with sporadic cerebral amyloid angiopathy in a young patient. Vasc Interv Neurol 9(6). 12-13, 2017.

Malik MT, Kazmi SJ, Turner S. Diagnostic challenges in primary brain stem glioblastoma multiform; a case report. Interdiscip Neurosurg 10. 104-107, 2017.

Ahmad M, Jacobs D, Wu H, Wolk DM, Kazmi, SAJ, Jaramillo C, Toms SA. Cladophialophora bantiana: A rare intracerebral fungal abscess. Case series and review of literature. Surg J 2(3). e62-e68, 2017.

Abstracts, Posters, and Other Presentations:

Na Tosha Gatson, Jesse Manikowski, Shane Bross, Bradley Hinger, Tian Mauer, Tiffany Garcia, Michel Lacroix, Anand Mahadevan, Gino Mongelluzzo, Joseph Vadakara, Syed Jaffar Kazmi. . MNGI-14. Prognostic Features Of Malignant Meningioma: Evaluation Of Aggressive Meningiomas Within A Large Rural Hospital System Database And First Report Of A Metastatic Chordoid Meningioma To The Lung. Abstract Society of Neuro Oncology annual meeting, Phoenix, Airzona, November 2019.

Muhammad Taimur Malik, Syed Kazmi, Joseph Vadakara, Gino Mongelluzzo, Na Tosha Gatson. The Gray Area of Dueling Immunity: Clinical Challenges in Treating Concurrent Multiple Sclerosis and Primary Brain Tumor. Abstract American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, April 2018.

Na Tosha Gatson, Sankeerth Challagundla, Atom Sarkar, Ann Kahler, Syed AJ Kazmi, Ruben Bonilla-Guerrero, Gino Mongelluzzo. Neurosurgical Awakening of Cerebral Adrenoleukodystrophy: Phenotypes, Predictors, and Prevention (P1. 348). Abstract American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, April 2018.

S Turner, S Kazmi, M Lacroix. Intra-axial CNS Involvement of Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (P6. 103). Abstract American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, April 2018.

Textbook Chapters

Kazmi S, Wu H, Schuerch C. Central nervous system. In Handbook of Practical Immunohistochemistry: Frequently Asked Questions, 3rd ed. Lin F, Prichard JW, Liu H, Wilkerson M, eds. New York, New York: Springer; 2020: -.

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