Syed A. Jaffar Kazmi, MD

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

100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA 17822-1920
1 800 695 6491

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:

Alexey V. Kamenskiy, Yuris A. Dzenis, Syed A. Jaffar Kazmi, Mark A. Pemberton, Iraklis I. Pipinos, N. Y. Phillips, K. Herber, T. Woodford, R. E . Bowen, C. S. Lomneth, Jason N. MacTaggart. Biaxial mechanical properties of the human thoracic and abdominal aorta, common carotid, subclavian, renal and common iliac arteries. Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2014 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print].

Alexey V. Kamenskiy, Iraklis I. Pipinos, Yuris A. Dzenis, Prateek K. Gupta, Syed A. Jaffar Kazmi, Jason N. MacTaggart. A Mathematical Evaluation of Hemodynamic Parameters Following Carotid Eversion and Conventional Patch Angioplasty. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2013;305(5):H716-H724.

S. A. Jaffar Kazmi, M. Aizenberg, J. L. Harper, R. D. McComb. Multifocal Histologically Malignant Epstein-Barr Virus Associated Smooth Muscle Tumor in a Pediatric Transplant Patient. Int J Surg Pathol. 2014;22(2):186-189.

Alexey V. Kamenskiy, Iraklis I. Pipinos, Yuris A. Dzenis, J. Bikhchandani, Prateek K. Gupta, N. Phillips, Syed A. Jaffar Kazmi, Jason N. MacTaggart. Effects of carotid artery stenting on arterial geometry. J Am Coll Surg. 2013;217(2):251-62.

S. Jaffar Kazmi, S. J. Byer, J. M. Eckert, A. N. Turk, R. P. H. Huijbregts, N. M. Brossier, W. E. Grizzle, F. M. Mikhail, K. A. Roth, S. L. Carroll. Transgenic Mice Overexpressing Neuregulin-1 Model Neurofibroma-Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor Progression and Implicate Specific Chromosomal Copy Number Variations in Tumorigenesis. Am J Pathology. 2013;182(3):646–667.

J. Wang, G. Talmon, S. A. Jaffar Kazmi, L Siref, M Morris. Metastases from Nested Variant Urothelial Carcinoma of the Urinary Bladder in Pancreatic Allograft Mimicking Graft Rejection. J Clin Med Res. 2012;4(2):145-148.

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.

Kimbason T, Turner SG, Kazmi SAJ, et al. Malignant Glioma with Primitive Neuroectodermal Components: Clinical and Pathologic Features with Treatment Modalities of Five Cases. J Clin Exp Pathol 5. 6, 2015.

Martin KL, Firestone DE, McGarry SV, Dorfman HD, Kazmi SAJ. Chondroblastoma-like osteosarcoma. Pathol Int 64. 409-411, 2014.

Abstracts, Posters, and Other Presentations:

S. A. Jaffar Kazmi, R. D. McComb, G. Murat, S. Spuler, J. Americo Fernandes, K. A. Huston, B. Gundogdu, and S. A. Moore. Amyloid Myopathy Associated with Dysferlinopathy: Comparison with Light Chain Amyloidosis. Presented at the Annual Meeting of American Association of Neuropathologists. June 9-14, 2011 Seattle, Washington

M. L. White, Y. Zhang, M. Aizenberg, J. Helvey, D. P. Poage, M. Omojola, S. A. Jaffar Kazmi, S. Podariu, Superiour Longitudinal Fasciculus and Arcuate Fasciculus Tumor Involvement Analysis by T2 Flair Versus Diffusion Tensor Imaging at 3 Tesla. American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) 49th Annual Meeting, June 4 - 9, 2011 Seattle, Washington

M. L. White, Y. Zhang, F. Yu, S. A. Jaffar Kazmi, J.T. Helvey, M. F. Omojola, D. P. Poage, F. J. Hahn.  Measuring Tumor Variability – Maximum Standard Deviations of Fractional Anisotropy and Apparent Diffusion.  American Society of Neuroradiology, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 2009.


McGahan B, Clymer B, Kelly D, McComb R, Kazmi, SAJ, White M, Zhang Y. Assessment of vascularity in glioblastoma and its implications on patient outcomes. Abstract 13th Annual AMA Research Symposium, Atlanta, GA, November 2015.

West T, Turner G, Kazmi SAJ, et al. Temozolomide and Everolimus in the Treatment of Papillary Tumor of the Pineal Region . Abstract Abstract presented at the Society of NeuroOncology annual meeting, San Antonio, TX, November 2015.

Strickler AG, Bhatt AJ, Kazmi SJ, Lin G. Reticular Perineurioma. Poster 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Dermatopathology, Washington, DC, October 2015.

Haeberle MT, Bhatt A, Kazmi SJ, Lin G. Multiple Myeloma Initially Presenting as Bullous Amyloidosis. Poster ASDP Annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 7-11, 2015.

Chandler W, Kazmi S, Lin G. Agminated Cutaneous Leiomyosarcoma? A Case of Reed’s Syndrome Argues for the Atypical Intradermal Smooth Muscle Neoplasm Designaton. Poster American Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, November 6-9, 2014.

Turner SG, Kazmi SAJ, Fourgas E, et al. Malignant Glioma with Primitive Neuroectodermal Components: Clinical and Pathologic Features of Five Cases . Abstract Society of NeuroOncology Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, November 2014.

Textbook Chapters

Kazmi S, Wu H, Schuerch C. Central Nervous System. In Handbook of Practical Immunohistochemistry: Frequently Asked Questions, 2nd ed. Lin F, Prichard JW, Liu H, Wilkerson M, Chen ZM, eds. New York: Springer; 2015: 255-286.

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