About Mujtaba Husain, M.D.


Dr. Husain is a board-certified pathologist with subspecialty certification in cytopathology. His special interests and experience include fine needle aspiration biopsy, GYN pathology, and outreach anatomic pathology. Dr. Husain works on a number of national committees including the American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, and the American Society of Cytopathology and has an accomplished publication portfolio.

Dr. Husain began his medical career at Dow Medical College and continued on to residency at Deaconess Hospital. He then completed his pathology residency at the University of Missouri Medical Center. Upon completing his training, Dr. Husain became an Assistant Professor for the University of Missouri School of Medicine and Director for their School of Medical Technology. After several years in Missouri, Dr. Husain moved to Wayne State University where he started as Clinical Associate Professor in Pathology, and eventually became Director for the Cytopathology fellowship program, Clinical Associate Professor for Ob/Gyn, and Director for the Pathology residency program. During this time, he also served as the Medical Director for the Cytotechnology School at the Detroit Medical Center and their Director of Outreach, Anatomic Pathology and Cytopathology.

The College of Medicine welcomed Dr. Husain in June 2010. In his role as Professor of Pathology, he is focused on developing the pathology curriculum for the systems-based modules, serves as the Module Director for S-3, and maintains a small portion of his time for clinical efforts with Pegasus Health. In his role as Module Director, Dr. Husain is responsible for developing the objectives, content, and assessments for the module.


Steinau M, Rajveevan MS, Lee DR, Ruffin MT, Horowitz IR, Flowers LC, Tadros T, Birdsong G, Husain M, Kmak DC, Longton GM, Vernon SD, Unger ER: Evaluation of RNA markers for early detection of cervical neoplasia in exfoliated cervical cells. Cancer Epidiomol Biomarkers Prev;16:295-301, Feb 2007.

Bandyopadhyay S, Pansare V, Feng J, Ali-Fehmi R, Bhan R, Husain M, Al-Abbadi MA: The rate and appropriateness of fine needle aspiration conversion to Core Biopsy at the time of on site evaluation. Acta Cytologica 51:161-167, 2007.

Pansare V, Bandyopadhyay S, Feng F, Bhan R, Joyrich R, Husain M, Al-Abbadi MA: Characterization of fine needle aspiration cytology of PET +ve lesions and correlation with the standard uptake value. Acta Cytologica 4:509-16, July-August 2007.

Han L, Bhan R, Zak I, Husain M, Feng J, Vella S, Al-Abbadi MA; Metastatic Hepatocellular carcinoma to the mandible masquerading as a parotid gland mass: A potential pitfall in the diagnosis by fine needle aspiration biopsy. Diagn Cytopathol.:35(10):674-6. Oct 2007.

Han L, Husain M, Fairfax MR, Al-Abbadi MA; Cytological diagnosis of cryptococcal peritonitis on peritoneal fluid. Diagn Cytopathol. Oct;35(10):670-1. Oct 2007.

Han L, Bhan R, Johnson S, Zak I, Husain M, Al-Abbadi MA; Leptomeningeal metastasis in a patient with squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix: Report of a case and review of the literature. Diagn Cytopathol. 35(10):660-2, Oct 2007.

Han L, Pansare V, Al-Abbadi M, Husain M, Feng J; It is Pancreatic or Ovarian Carcinoma in Peritoneal Fluid: A short and practical immunohistochemical approach. Acta Cytologica 2007.

Feng J, Husain M; Outcomes of women with atypical squamous cells of undetermined sign risk human papillomavirus DNA. Acta Cytol. 2007 Sep-Oct;51(15):730-4, Sept-Oct 2007.

Davey DD, Cox J, Austin R, Birdsong G, Colgan T, Howell L, Husain M, Darragh R: Cervical Cytology Specimen Adequacy: Patient Management Guidelines and Optimizing Specimen Collection. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease;12:71-81, Apr 2008.

Feng J, Al-Abbadi MA, Bandyopadhyay S, Salimnia H, Husain M; Significance of High Risk HPV DNA Positive ASCUS Pap in Peri- and Postmenopausal Women. Acta Cytologica Jul-Aug;52:434-8, July 2008.

Castle PE, Fetterman B, Akhtar I, Husain M, Gold MA, Guido R, Glass AG, Kinney W: Age-appropriate use of HPV vaccines in the US. Gynecol Oncol, May 2009.

Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute GP15-AC Area Committee. Cervicovaginal Cytology Based on the Papanicolaou Technique; Approved Guideline – Third Edition. 2009.