Nadia F. Habib-Bein, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Dr. Habib-Bein is Assistant Professor and Chief of Microbiology of the Division of Pathology at the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).
Veterans' Affairs Medical Center
University Drive C
Pittsburgh, PA 15240
Office Telephone: 412-360-6314
- Medical School - 1980, Cairo Faculty of Medicine
- PhD - 1992, Wayne State University, Detroit
Clinical ExpertiesDr. Habib-Bein is interested in Clinical Microbiology. She worked at Egypt's Central Public Health Laboratory, US Naval Medical Research Unit #3, Wayne State University and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Her research areas included rapid diagnosis of Salmonella, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Influenza A virus, shiga toxin regulation, evaluation of extended-spectrum-lactamases, susceptibility patterns of Streptococcus pneumoniae, as well as clinical trials of antimicrobials and phenotyping and genotyping of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
A second area of interest is cytopathology with performance and interpretation of fine needle aspiration biopsies.
- Anatomic Pathology/Cytopathology
- Clinical Pathology/Microbiology
CertificationsAmerican Board of Pathology: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology
Awards and Honors
- 2009 - First place poster presentation, VHA MRSA Prevention Forum, Orlando, FL
- 2011, 2012 - Nominated for the Resident-Voted Teaching Award in the CP Faculty Category, UPMC
Selected PublicationsView Dr. Habib-Bein's publications on PubMed
Habib-Bein, NF, Beckwith III, WH, Mayo, D, Landry, ML. 2003. Comparison of SmartCycler Real-Time Reverse Transcription-PCR Assay in a Public Health Laboratory with Direct Immunofluorescence and Cell Culture in a Medical Center for Detection of Influenza A Virus. J. Clin. Microbiol. 41:3597
Habib, N, Callan, D, Farrel, P, Post, L, Dembry, L. 2002. Evaluation of Extended Spectrum -Lactamase (ESBL) Production and Association with Ciprofloxacin Resistance in Enterobacteriaceae in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital Prior to an Increased Rate of ESBL-Producer Isolation. The 102nd General Meeting of ASM, Salt Lake City, UT
Habib, N, Wolk, J, Dworkin, G, and Kashgarian, M. 1998. The Morphologic Spectrum of Ultrastructural Ciliary Changes in Patients Undergoing Nasal Brush Biopsy: A Retrospective Clinicopathologic Review. CT Med 62 (8):471