Consultant Anatomic Pathologist

Dr. Nahal is a consultant anatomic pathologist at National Reference Laboratory. His main interests and expertise include the interpretation of biopsy and resection specimens in the fields of soft tissue and bone tumor pathology, genitourinary pathology, cytopathology and has special interest in digital pathology. In cytopathology, his expertise include the cytologic diagnosis of thyroid nodules and endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspirations of pancreatic solid and cystic tumors.

Prior to joining NRL, Dr. Nahel was a Staff Physician and consultant pathologist and cytopathologist in the Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Dr. Ayoub Nahal has had 12 years’ working experience in Anatomic Pathology from McGill University Health Center in Montreal, Canada. At McGill University, he also held an academic appointment of Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine where he was a regular lecturer. 

He holds two American Board Certifications both in Anatomic Pathology and Cytopathology. He received his pathology residency at St Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York, followed by three fellowships, two of which obtained from Hartford Hospital, Connecticut in General Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology respectively, and a third fellowship in Oncologic Pathology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. pathology of malignant melanoma, which was the subject of his M.D. Thesis.