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Wayne State University/Perinatology Research Branch - Faisal Qureshi, MDTitle

  • Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Director of Obstetrical and Perinatal Pathology, Hutzel Women’s Hospital

Education and Training

  • FSc, Pre-Medicine, Government College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • M.B.; B.S., Medicine, King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, DePaul Hospital, Bridgeton, MO
  • Anatomic Pathology, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, New York
  • Anatomic Pathology, Christ Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL
  • Pediatric Pathology, The Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Awards and Recognition

  • Nosology Subcommittee, Perinatal Division, Society for Pediatric Pathology
  • Member, P&T Committee, Department of Pathology
  • Member, Search Committee for Chairman, Department of Pathology

Research Interests

  • Placental Pathology
  • Perinatal Pathology
  • Soft Tissue and Bone Pathology

Select Publications

  • McNamara MF, Wallis T, Qureshi F, Jacques SM, Gonik B. Determining the maternal and fetal cellular immunologic contributions in preterm deliveries with clinical or subclinical chorioamnionitis. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 1997;5:273-9.
  • Qureshi F, Jacques SM, Bendon RW, Faye-Peterson OM, Heifetz SA, Redline R, Sander CM. Candida funisitis: A clinicopathologic study of 32 cases. Pediatr Dev Pathol 1998 Mar-Apr;1:118-24.
  • Jacques SM, Qureshi F. Chronic chorioamnionitis: a clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical study. Hum Pathol 1998 Dec;29:1457-61.
  • Pacora P, Chaiworapongsa T, Maymon E, Kim YM, Gomez R, Yoon BH, Ghezzi F, Berry SM, Qureshi F, Jacques SM, Kim JC, Kadar N, Romero R. Funisitis and chorionic vasculitis: the histological counterpart of the fetal inflammatory response syndrome. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2002 Jan;11:18-25.
  • Leach RE, Romero R, Kim YM, Chaiworapongsa T, Kilburn B, Das SK, Dey SK, Johnson A, Qureshi F, Jacques S, Armant DR. Pre-eclampsia and expression of heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor. Lancet 2002 Oct;360:1215-9.
  • Jacques SM, Qureshi F, Johnson A, Alkatib AA, Kmak DC. Estimation of time of fetal death in the second trimester by placental histopathological examination. Pediatr Devel Pathol 2003 6:226-32.
  • Kazzi SNJ, Jacques SM, Qureshi F, Kim UO, Buhimschi IA. Tissue necrosis factor-alpha allele lymphotoxin-a+250 is associated with the presence and severity of placental inflammation among preterm births. Pediatr Res 2004;56:94-8.
  • Jacques SM, Qureshi F, Kim JC, Lee JH, Giorgadze T, Mittal P, Hassan SS, Romero R. Eosinophilic/T-cell chorionic vasculitis: A clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical study of 51 cases. Pediatr Dev Pathol 2011;4:198-205.
  • Lee J, Romero R, Dong Z, Xu Y, Qureshi F, Jacques S, Yoo W, Chaiworapongsa T, Mittal P, Hassan SS, Kim CJ. Unexplained fetal death has a biological signature of maternal anti-fetal rejection: chronic chorioamnionitis and alloimmune anti-human leucocyte antigen antibodies. Histopathology 2011 Nov;59:928-38.


Wayne State University/Perinatology Research Branch - Suzanne Jacques MDTitle

  • Professor, Department of Pathology, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Education and Training

  • Graduate: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN. Degree awarded: M.D.
  • Baccalaureate: University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. Degree awarded: B.S.

Postgraduate Training

  • Fellowship: Obstetric/Gynecologic Pathology, Hutzel Hospital, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI 
  • Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, New England Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Research Interests

  • Primary research interest is placental and perinatal pathology, and I have microscopically examined tens of thousands of placentas in the course of my career and participated in over 1000 fetal and neonatal autopsies at Hutzel Women’s Hospital.
  • Special interests include: 1) placental viral and bacterial infections, chronic inflammatory lesions, and placental vascular abnormalities. 2) Unexplained stillbirth, particularly in the third trimester of pregnancy, including reports of fetal neuropathologic abnormalities and their association with other autopsy findings and placental lesions, and exploration of the timing of onset of acute illness in stillbirth. 3) Case reports focusing largely on types and patterns of complex congenital anomalies identified in fetal autopsies, many of which are rare or unique.

Research Accomplishments

  • Published over 80 peer-reviewed original observations, case reports, and letters to the editor, the majority of which are in the field of perinatal pathology, including placental pathology and issues related to the fetal autopsy, as well as gynecologic pathology.
  • Primary presenter or a co-author of nearly 100 abstracts presented at national and international meetings.
  • Collaborations with many other faculty members, primarily in the Department of Pathology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wayne State University, and Perinatal Research Branch, but also with faculty at outside institutions, including the Amsterdam Placental Pathology Group, a workshop group convened to address the need for a consensus-determined protocol for sampling the placenta and collectively agreed upon definitions of placental lesions.