Mahmoud Aarabi, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Dr. Aarabi is the Associate Director of the UPMC Medical Genetics and Genomics Laboratories.

Clinical Expertise:

Clinical Cytogenetics, Molecular Diagnostics, Clinical Genomics


American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics, 2019-


Laboratory Genetics and Genomics

Professional Service:

2021-2023: Member, Social, Ethical and Legal Issues Committee (SELI), American College of Medical Genetics & Genomics (ACMG)

2018-2021: Member, Professional Workgroup on Carrier Screening, American College of Medical Genetics & Genomics (ACMG)

Education & Training
MD - Shaheed Beheshti Medical University, 2004
PhD- Queen’s University, 2013
Fellowship- McGill University, Epigenetics and Epigenomics, 2016
Fellowship- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Laboratory Genetics and Genomics, 2019
2020: Patricia Mackey Patient- and Family-Centered Care Educational Award, North York General Hospital, Canada
2016: Trainee Merit Award, American Society of Andrology (ASA)
2015: Best Clinical Paper, Canadian Fertility & Andrology Society (CFAS)
2014: Lipshultz & Lamb Traveling Scholar Award, Society for Male Reproduction & Urology, and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
2013: Professors' Prize for Outstanding Graduate Work in Anatomy & Cell Biology, School of Medicine, Queen’s University, Canada
2010: Dean’s Award for Research Excellence, School of Medicine, Queen’s University, Canada
Research Interests

Dr. Aarabi’s research is focused on genetic and genomic diagnosis of human diseases.

Representative Publications

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