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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address HSB 137 Zip 6823
Phone  205-934-6160
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Pathology   Anatomic Pathology Assistant Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Fatima was born and raised in Pakistan. She received her MBBS degree from Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi, Pakistan and was an officer in medicine and surgery, 6 months each, in Pakistan. Afterwards, she came to the United States to complete her residency in pathology at the University of Toledo, Toledo Ohio (2002-2006) followed by fellowships in cytology (2006-2007) at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI and renal pathology (2009-2011) at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. During her pathology residency, she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. She joined the Department of Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2011, following being certified by the Anatomic Board of Pathology, Inc. In Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology with added qualification in Cytopathology.

Research/Clinical Interest
My major area of interest is in renal pathology including the role of parietal epithelial cells in focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. In addition, I am also interested in exploring the molecular pathways involved in drug induced proteinuria.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Dash, A., Fatima, H., Grewal, M., Galphin, C., and Paueksakon, P.: Renal injury due to anti-glomerular basement membrane antibody-mediated glomerulonephritis without circulating antibody. Clin Kidney J 5(6):591-594, 2012. Doi: 10.1093/ckj/sfs106.

Dwyer, J.P., Fatima, H., Paueksakon, P., and Siew, E.D.: Membranous glomerulopathy with superimposed pauci-immune necrotizing crescentic glomerulonephritis. Clin Kidney J 5(6)587-590, 2012. Doi: 10.1093ckj/sfs145.

Alpers, C.E., D'Agati, V.D., Fatima, H., Fogo, A.B., Moeller, M.J., Smeets, B., and Yang, H.C.,: Parietal Epithelial Cell Activation Marker in Early Recurrence of FSGS in the Transplant. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 7(11):1852-1858, 2012. Doi: 10.2215/CJN.10571011.

Fatima, H.,: Acute kidney injury associated with spice use: a new clinical entity.CJASN ePress. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol, 2012. Doi: 10.2215/CJN.05690612. 

renal pathology, cytopathology