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Bassam I. Aswad Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Clinician Educator [ Inactive ]

Expertise/Certifications: Anatomic Pathology, Pulmonary and Cardiothoracic Pathology, Cytology, Immunohistochemistry, and Clinical Pathology
Office number:  444-5169
(Lab Customer Service: 401-793-4242)


Dr. Aswad is on the faculty of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.  He is Director of Immunohistochemistry for Lifespan Laboratories and a Surgical Pathologist on the staff of Lifespan Academic Medical Center. Dr. Aswad obtained his B.S. and M.D. from the American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon.  He is board certified pathologist in anatomic and clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology and is the principal contact for pulmonary and cardiothoracic pathology.

Prior academic appointments:

Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Brown Affiliations

scholarly work

1)  Salter AB, Chaump M, Aswad BI, Enzer YR.  Soft tissue perineurioma of the lacrimal gland: a case report.  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Feb 12 (Epub ahead of print)

2)   Wolf FJ, Aswad B, Ng T, Dupuy DE.  Intraoperative microwave ablation of pulmonary malignancies with tumor permittivity feedback control: ablation and resection study in 10 consecutive patients. Radiology. 2012 Jan;262(1):353-60.

3)  Del Tatto M, Ng T, Aliotta JM, Colvin GA, Dooner MS, Berz D, Dooner GJ, Papa EF, Hixson DC, Ramratnam B, Aswad BI, Sears EH, Reagan J, Quesenberry PJ.  Marrow cell genetic phenotype change induced by human lung cancer cells. Exp Hematol. 2011 Nov;39(11): 1072-80.

4)  Ahmed S, Birnbaum AE, Safran HP, DiPetrillo TA, Aswad BI, Ready NE, Ng T. Pathologic response after neoadjuvant carboplatin and weekly paclitaxel for early-stage lung cancer: a Brown University oncology group phase II study. J Thorac Oncol. 2011 Aug;6(8):1432-4.

5)  Dupuy DE, Aswad B, Ng T.  Irreversible electroporation in a Swine lung model. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2011 Apr; 34(2):391-5. Epub 2010 Dec 30

6)  Abu-Hijleh M, Evans S, Aswad B.  Pleuropericarditis in a patient with inflammatory bowel disease: a case presentation and review of the literature. Lung. 2010 Dec; 188(6):505-10. Epub 2010 Sep 9. Review.

7)  Drakopanagiotakis F, Paschalaki K, Abu-Hijleh M, Aswad B, Karagianidis N, Kastanakis E, Braman SS, Polychronopoulos V.  Cryptogenic and secondary organizing pneumonia: clinical presentation, radiographic findings, treatment response, and prognosis.  Chest. 2011 Apr; 139(4): 893-900.  Epub 2010 Aug 19.

research overview

Dr. Aswad is involved in studies of the pathology of the lung and immunohistochemistry.