Waqas Amin, MD, MSIS

Room 437G
5607 Baum Boulevard
Admin Support: 
Research Interests: 
  • Tumor banking
  • Digital pathlogy image analysis
  • Pathology lab informatics
  • Comparative effectiveness research

Senior Research Scientist, Department Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh

Amin W, Linkov F, Landsittel DP, Silverstein JC, Bashara W, Gaudioso C, Feldman MD, Pass HI, Melamed J, Friedberg JS, Becich MJ. Factors influencing malignant mesothelioma survival: a retrospective review of the National Mesothelioma Virtual Bank cohort. F1000Res. 2018 Aug 3;7:1184. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.15512.3. PubMed PMID: 30410729; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6198263.3.

De Rienzo A, Cook RW, Wilkinson J, Gustafson CE, Amin W, Johnson CE, Oelschlager KM, Maetzold DJ, Stone JF, Feldman MD, Becich MJ, Yeap BY, Richards WG, Bueno R. Validation of a Gene Expression Test for Mesothelioma Prognosis in Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded Tissues. J Mol Diagn. 2017 Jan;19(1):65-71. doi: 10.1016/j.jmoldx.2016.07.011. Epub 2016 Nov 15. Pub Med PMID: 27863259. PMCID: PMC5225306.

Amin W, Tsui FC, Borromeo C, Chang CH, Espino JU, Ford D, Hwang W, Kapoor W, Lehmann H, Martich GD, Morton S, Paranjape A, Shirey W, Sorensen A, Becich MJ, Hess R. PaTH: towards a learning health system in the Mid-Atlantic region. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014;21(4):63-6 doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2014-002759. Epub 2014 May 12. PMID: 24821745. PMCID: PMC4078296.

Amin W, Srinivasan M, Song SY, Parwani AV, Becich MJUse of automated image analysis in evaluation of mesothelioma Tissue Microarray (TMA) from National Mesothelioma Virtual Bank. Pathol Res Pract. 2014 Feb;210(2):79-82. doi: 10.1016/j.prp.2013.09.002. Epub 2013 Nov 14. PMID: 24359722.

Amin W, Parwani A, Melamed J, Flores R, Pennathur A, Valdivieso F, Whelan N, Landreneau R, Luketich J, Feldman M, Pass H, Becich MJNational Mesothelioma Virtual Bank: A Platform for Collaborative Research and Mesothelioma Biobanking Resource to Support Translational Research. Lung Cancer International, Volume 2013, Article ID 765748.

Amin W,Chandran U, Parwani AV, Becich MJ. Biomedical Informatics for Anatomic Pathology. In Cheng, Liang; Bostwick, David G. (Eds.) Essentials of Anatomic Pathology 3rd ed. New York, NY. Springer: August 2010

Amin W, Sirintrapun JS, Parwani AV. Utility and application of synoptic reporting in pathology. Journal of Open Access Bioinformatics. 2010 July; 2(1): 105-112. doi: 10.2147/OAB.S12295

Amin W, Singh H, Dzubinski LA, Schoen RE, Parwani AV. Design and utilization of the colorectal and pancreatic neoplasm virtual biorepository: An early detection research network initiative. Journal of Pathology Informatics. 2010 Oct 1; 1:22. PMID: 21031013. PMCID: PMC2956178. doi: 10.4103/2153-3539.70831

Amin W, Parwani AV. Nephrogenic Adenoma. Pathology Research and Practice. 2010 Oct 15; 206(10):659-62. PMID: 20619548

Amin W,Kang HP,Becich MJ. Data management, Database and Data Warehouse. In Ochs MF, Casagrande JT, Davuluri RV. (Eds.) Biomedical Informatics in Cancer Research 1st Edition. New York, NY: Springer: 2010.

Amin W, Kang P, Egloff A, Singh H, Hetrick J, Trent K, Seethala R, Grandis F, Parwani P. An informatics supported web-based data annotation and query tool to expedite translational research for head and neck malignancies. BMC Cancer 2009, 9:396. PMID: 19912644. PMCID: 2780457. doi: 10.1186/1471-2407-9-396

Amin W, Parwani AV. Adenomatoid Tumor of Testis. Clinical Medicine: Pathology 2009:2 1–6. PMID: 21151545. PMCID: PMC2990235

Kang HP, Devine LJ, Piccoli AL, Seethala RR, Amin W, Parwani AV. Usefulness of a Synoptic Data Tool for Reporting of Head and Neck Neoplasms Based on the College of American Pathologists Cancer Checklists American Journal of Clinical Pathology 2009;132:521-530. PMID: 19762529

Amin W, Parwani A, Schmandt L, Mohanty S, Farhat G, Pople A, Winters S, Whelan N, Schneider A, Milnes J, Valdivieso F, Feldman M, Pass H, Dhir R, Melamed J, Becich M. National Mesothelioma Virtual Bank: a standard based biospecimen and clinical data resource to enhance translational research. BMC cancer. 2008 Aug; 8(1): 236. PMID: 18700971. PMCID: PMC2533341

Amin W, Srintrapun SJ, Parwani AV. Automated Whole Slide Imaging. Expert Opin Med Diagn. 2008 Oct; 2(10):1173-81. PMID: 23496426

Mohanty S, Mistry A, Amin W, Parwani A, Pople A, Schmandt L, Winters S, Milliken E, Kim P, Whelan N, Farhat G, Melamed J, Taioli E, Dhir R, Pass H, Becich M. The development and deployment of Common Data Elements for tissue banks for translational research in cancer - an emerging standard based approach for the Mesothelioma Virtual Tissue Bank. BMC cancer 2008 Apr; 8(8): 91. PMID: 18397527. PMCID: PMC2329649