Ghassan Tranesh, MD, MSc, FCAP

Dr. Tranesh graduated top 1% with honors from the faculty of Medicine University of Zawia in Libya, where he was selected to be a teaching assistant in the department of pathology. He started his pathology training as an anatomic pathology resident at the National Cancer Institute of Libya. He received a scholarship to continue his graduate degree in the United States. He joined a very competitive graduate program at the Ohio State University in molecular pathology. After graduation, he started his residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology at St. John/Wayne State University, where he served as a chief resident in his final year. After residency, he joined a prestigious fellowship at Mayo Clinic in surgical pathology, followed by a second fellowship in cytopathology at The University of California San Diego. He is dually boarded by the American Board in clinical and anatomic pathology.

Research Interests: 

Dr. Tranesh has authored more than 26 publications including original articles, abstracts and book chapters. He published two books “Breast Cancer And The Growth Factors” and “Advances In Cancer Biology”.  His research interests are on head and neck pathology, cytopathology, breast pathology and dermatopathology. 

  • MD Degree: University of Zawia, Libya
  • MSc Degree: Molecular pathology, The Ohio State University
  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology: St. John/Wayne State University
  • Chief resident: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
  • Surgical Pathology Fellowship: Mayo Clinic
  • Cytopathology Fellowship: University of California San Diego
Board Certifications
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Pathology; Anatomic and Clinical

Select Publications


Kandel, P., A. Nassar, G. Transeh, R. Bingham, B. Brahmbhatt, M. Raimondo, T. Woodward, V. Gomez, and M. Wallace, "Su1326 Feasibility of Whole Exome Sequencing and Genomic Profiling of Pancreas Tumor Tissue Obtained With a Novel Fork-Tipped Eus Guided Fine Needle Core Biopsy", Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, vol. 85, issue 5, pp. AB335–AB336, 05/2017.
Tranesh, G., V. Walavalkar, and F. Hasteh, "Significance of Endocervical Curettage after Normal Colposcopy in the Detection of Cervical Dysplasia", Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology, vol. 6, issue 5, pp. S23, 2017.
Colletti, S. M., G. A. Tranesh, and A. Nassar, "Significance of finding benign endometrial cells in women 40-45 versus 46 years or older on Papanicolaou tests and histologic follow-up.", Cytojournal, vol. 14, pp. 22, 2017. PMCID: PMC5634339  PMID: 29021811
Transeh, G., and A. Nassar, "Malignant phyllodes tumor of the breast with heterologous high-grade angiosarcoma", Human Pathology: Case Reports, vol. 7, pp. 57-61, 03/2017.


Tranesh, G., and A. Nassar, "Metastatic Chordoma: A Diagnostic Challenge on Fine Needle Aspiration.", Case Rep Pathol, vol. 2016, pp. 2187290, 2016. PMCID: PMC4735921  PMID: 26881166
Colletti, S. M., G. A. Tranesh, C. R. Whetsell, L. N. Chambers, and A. Nassar, "High diagnostic accuracy of core needle biopsy of soft tissue tumors: An institutional experience.", Diagn Cytopathol, vol. 44, issue 4, pp. 291-8, 2016 Apr. PMID: 26799242
Kandel, P., G. Tranesh, A. Nassar, R. Bingham, M. Raimondo, T. A. Woodward, V. Gomez, and M. B. Wallace, "EUS-guided fine needle biopsy sampling using a novel fork-tip needle: a case-control study.", Gastrointest Endosc, vol. 84, issue 6, pp. 1034-1039, 12/2016. PMID: 27018087


Tranesh, G., "Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS) and the Granulomatous Lung Diseases, Should We Mention The S Word!? ", Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology , vol. 4, issue 6, 2015.