Mohamed A. Virji, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology

Dr. Virji is a member of the Division of Clinical Chemistry.
Office Location:
Rm. 5845
CHP Main Tower
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Contact Information:
Office Telephone: 412-647-3761
Fax: 412-647-5934
Email: virjima@upmc.edu

Research Interests

Dr. Virji's research interests are in the following areas of clinical pathology:
  1. Tumor Markers: Clinical applications of serum tumor markers for cancers of prostate, liver, colon, and breast.
  2. Endocrine Assays for Intra-operative Patient Management.
  3. Clinical Laboratory Automation and Robotics.
  4. Information Management in Clinical Laboratories.

Selected Publications

View Dr. Virji's publications on PubMed

  1. Blank GE, Korytkowski, MT, Virji MA. A computerized model of bedside glucose monitoring contributes to the successful implementation of an inpatient diabetes management program in a university hospital. Point of Care, 2009,8:105-109.

  2. Apte U, Singh S, Zeng G, Cieply B, Virji MA, Wu T, Monga SP. b-Catenin activation promotes liver regeneration after acetaminophen-induced injury. American Journal of Pathology, Am J Pathol, 2009, 175:1056-1065.

  3. Blank GE, Korytkowski, MT, Virji MA. Application of a computer based surveillance program for multi-drug resistant organisms in tandem with glycemia management through a point-of-care glucose testing protocol. Point of Care, 2010,9:199-205.

  4. Blank GE, Virji MA. Development and implementation of an electronic interface for complex clinical laboratory instruments without vendor provided data transfer interface. J Pathol Inform. 2011, 2:14 (EPub).

  5. Desimone M, Blank G, Virji M, Donihi A, Dinardo M, Simak D, Buranosky R, Korytkowsi M. An educational inpatient diabetes management program and medical resident knowledge: A randomized controlled trial. J Hosp Med, 2011, In press