Faculty Profile: Ali Amin, MD

Ali Amin, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Bio Med Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Work: 401-444-5163
Clinical and translational research in prostate and urinary bladder carcinomas


Dr. Amin completed his Medical Degree and Pathology Residency at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (Shiraz, Iran). He completed his Pathology Residency in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center (New York, NY) where he served one year as chief resident. He continued his training as a fellow in Oncology/Surgical Pathology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York, NY) and in Genitourinary Pathology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, MD). Currently, he is practicing as an Assistant Professor of Pathology in Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Grants and Awards

Best Teacher in Anatomical Pathology in 2012-13; Brown University, Alpert Medical School

Best Teacher in Anatomical Pathology in 2011-12; Brown University, Alpert Medical School

Best resident research publication in 2004, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences


Member, Rhode Island Society of Pathologists (RISP)
Member, American Urology Association (AUA)
Member, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP)
Member, College of American Pathologists (CAP)
Member, American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Member, International Society of Urological Pathology (ISUP)
Member, Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS)

Teaching Experience

My main responsibility is teaching pathology, urology and internal medicine residents and fellows. In addition, I enjoy teaching medical students at Warren Alpert Medical School. I have given few invited lectures locally (i.e. University of RI).

Selected Publications

  • Kryvenko ON,Gupta NS, et al. Gleason score 7 adenocarcinoma of the prostate with lymph node metastases: analysis of 184 radical prostatectomy specimens. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2013; 137(5): 610-7. (2013)
  • Chang A, Amin A, Gabrielson E, et al. Utility of GATA3 Immunohistochemistry in Differentiating Urothelial Carcinoma From Prostate Adenocarcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Uterine Cervix, Anus, and Lung. Am J Surg Pathol. 2012; 36(10):1472-6. (2012)
  • Han JS, Toll AD, Amin A, et al. Low Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA) and No Gleason Score Upgrade Despite More Extensive Cancer on Biopsy Predicts Insignificant Prostate Cancer at Radical Prostatectomy in Men on Active Surveillance. Urology. 2012; 80(4): 883-8 (2012)
  • Amin A, Epstein JI. Noninvasive micropapillary urothelial carcinoma: a clinicopathological study of 18 cases. Hum Pathol 2012; 43(12):2124-8. (2012)
  • Amin A, Epstein JI. Pathological Stage of Prostatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma at Radical Prostatectomy: Affect of the Percentage of the Ductal Component and Associated Grade of Acinar Adenocarcinoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 2011; 35(4): 615-9. (2011)
  • Amin A, Partin A, Epstein JI. Gleason Score 7 Prostate Cancer on Needle Biopsy: Relation of Primary Pattern 3 Or 4 To Pathological Stage and Progression after Radical Prostatectomy. J Urol. 2011; 186(4):1286-90. (2011)
  • Chaux A, Velazquez EF, Amin A, et al. Distribution and Characterization of Subtypes of Penile Intraepithelial Neoplasia and Their Association with Invasive Carcinomas: A Pathological Study of 139 Lesions in 121 Patients. Human Pathol 2011, 43(7):1020-7. (2011)
  • Amin A, Monabati A, et al: Testis FNA in Infertility. ACTA Cytol 2006; 50(2): pp: 147-50. (2006)
  • Tabei SZ, Amin A, et al: Anthrax, Pathological Aspects in Autopsy Cases in Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran, 1960-2001. East Mediterr Health J 2004; 10 (1 & 2): pp: 27-36. (2004)