Dr. Yalda Naeini is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at Saint John’s Cancer Institute, board certified in Hematopathology as well as Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. Dr. Naeini joined Saint John’s Pathology department in 2018, following graduating from UCLA Medical Center where she completed her residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, as well as her fellowship in Hematopathology.
In 2018, Dr. Naeini was awarded the Daljit S. and Eliaine Sarkaria Fellowship, granted annually to recognize an outstanding trainee committed to disease research and clinical innovation. Dr. Naeini began developing her research interest in hematologic malignancies during residency, publishing a number of manuscripts including a study characterizing a sub-class of aggressive B cell lymphomas. Her research interests lie primarily in the area of transformed B-cell lymphomas.
Along with her expertise in hematopathology, Dr. Naeini has clinical interests in molecular pathology as well as digital pathology, and brings a diverse skillset to the Saint John’s medical community.
Education and Training
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency
UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center
Naeini YB, Wu A, O’Malley DP. Aggressive B-cell lymphomas: frequency, immunophenotype, and genetics in a reference laboratory population. Ann Diagn Pathol. 2016 Dec;25:7-14. doi:10.1016/j.anndiagpath.2016.07.008. Epub 2016 Aug 17.PMID: 27806850
Yalda B. Naeini, Ramir Arcega, Nagesh Rao, Haodong Xu. Post-irradiation pericardial malignant mesothelioma with deletion P16: a case report and review of the literature. Cancer Biol Med. 2018 Feb;15(1):97-102. doi: 10.20892/j.issn.2095-3941.2017.0169.
Lee PM, Siangchin K, Song S, Shabsovich D, Naeini Y, Tirado CA. An Adult Male Presenting with Concurrent Plasma Cell Myeloma Involving a CCND1-IGH Translocation and Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia with a Variant (9;22) Translocation. J Assoc Genet Technol. 2016;42(2):60-3. PMID: 27584682
Uppal A, Dehal A, Chang SC, Barrak D, Naeini Y, Jalas JR, Bilchik AJ. The Immune Microenvironment Impacts Survival in Western Patients with Gastric Adenocarcinoma. J Gastrointest Surg. 2020 Jan;24(1):28-38. doi: 10.1007/s11605-019-04403-w. Epub 2019 Oct 17. PMID: 31625020
Strobel KM, Crane JN, Bradford KL, Naeini Y, May WA, Chang VY. Burkitt-like lymphoma in a pediatric patient with familial adenomatous polyposis. Cancer Genet. 2019 Nov;239:33-35. doi: 10.1016/j.cancergen.2019.09.001. Epub 2019 Sep 4. PMID: 31520998
Shabsovich D, Schiller G, Naeini Y, Collins R, Tirado CA. Novel Cytogenetic Findings in a Case of Mixed Phenotype Acute Leukemia within the Context of a Complex Karyotype. Assoc Genet Technol. 2017;43(1):20-22. PMID:28459703
Garland-Kledzik M, Uppal A, Naeini YB, Stern S, Erali R, Scholer AJ, Khader AM, Santamaria-Barria JA, Cummins-Perry K, Zhou Y, Votanopoulos KI, Shen P, Levine EA, Bilchik AJ. Prognostic Impact and Utility of Immunoprofiling in the Selection of Patients with Colorectal Peritoneal Carcinomatosis for Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) and Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC). J Gastrointest Surg. 2021 Jan;25(1):233-240. doi: 10.1007/s11605-020-04886-y. Epub 2020 Dec 2. PMID: 33269456
Shabihkhani M, Telesca D, Movassaghi M, Naeini YB, Naeini KM, Hojat SA, Gupta D, Lucey GM, Ontiveros M, Wang MW, Hanna LS, Sanchez DE, Mareninov S, Khanlou N, Vinters HV, Bergsneider M, Nghiemphu PL, Lai A, Liau LM, Cloughesy TF, Yong WH. Incidence, survival, pathology, and genetics of adult Latino Americans with glioblastoma. J Neurooncol. 2017 Apr;132(2):351-358. doi: 10.1007/s11060-017-2377-0. Epub 2017 Feb 4.PMID: 28161760
Peggy S Sullivan, Peter Shintaku, Madhuri Wadehra, Yalda B Naeini, Neda A Moatamed. Unlike Prostate, ERG Is Not Expressed in Endometrial Lesions. Int J Clin Exp Pathol 2016;9(2):2159-2163
Derek W. Wang, Ekaterina I. Mokhonova, Genevieve C. Kendall, Diana Becerra, Yalda B. Naeini, Melissa J. Spencer, Stanley F. Nelson, M. Carrie Miceli. Repurposing Dantrolene for Long-term
Combination Therapy to Potentiate Antisense-Mediated DMD Exon Skipping in the mdx mouse. Molecular therapy, Nucleic Acids. Volume 11, 1 June 2018, Pages 180-191
Naeini KM, Pope WB, Cloughesy TF, Harris RJ, Lai A, Eskin A, Chowdhury R, Phillips HS, Nghiemphu PL, Behbahanian Y, Ellingson BM. Identifying the mesenchymal molecular subtype of glioblastoma using quantitative volumetric analysis of anatomic magnetic resonance images. Neuro Oncol. 2013 May;15
Harris RJ, Cloughesy TF, Pope WB, Godinez S, Natsuaki Y, Nghiemphu PL, Meyer H, Paul D, Behbahanian Y, Lai A, Ellingson BM. Pre- and post- contrast three-dimensional double inversion- recovery MRI in human glioblastoma. J Neurooncol. 2013
Ellingson BM, Yalda Behbahanian (acknowledgements). Probabilistic Radiographic Atlas of Glioblastoma Phenotypes. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013
Ted Farzaneh, Carlos Tirado, Yalda Naeini, Justin Buchanan. The t(12;21) Translocation in the Context of a Complex Karyotype in Pediatric B-ALL. May 2016 DOI: 10.1016/j.cancergen.2016.05.047