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Shahla Masood, M.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory medicine

Shahla Masood, M.D., is a professor and chair of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville and medical director of the UF Health Breast Center – Jacksonville. She also serves as director of the college’s breast pathology and cytopathology fellowship programs and interim director of cancer programs at UF Health Jacksonville.

Masood is an internationally known authority on breast health, having established the Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Health, an annual event that has been running since 1995. The event attracts world-renowned physicians and researchers for a weekend of networking, sharing of the latest findings and in-depth discussions about ways to improve breast health across the globe. The symposium was the first of its kind to cover all aspects of diagnosis and treatment for a single disease.

Masood received her medical education from Shiraz University in Iran. She completed her residency in Pathology – Anatomic and Clinical and her fellowship in cytopathology through Jacksonville Health Education Programs, or JHEP, the predecessor to the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville.

Her research interests include early breast cancer detection, the use of minimally invasive procedures to provide optimal samples for analysis and the prognostic/predictive index.