Mahmoud A. Eltorky, M.D., Ph.D.

Mahmoud A. Eltorky, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Director of Surgical Pathology, Department of Pathology

Pulmonary, Breast and Cytopathology, Consultant
AP-CP and Cytopathology Board Certified

University of Texas Medical Branch
2.180 John Sealy Annex
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-0588

Office: (409) 772-0614


Mahmoud A. Eltorky, M.D., Ph.D.

Professional Education

Degree Institution Field of Study Graduation Year
M.D. College of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, with honors Biological Sciences 1971
Ph.D. The University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN Pathology 1983
Residency University of Tennessee & Baptist Memorial Hospital, Department of Pathology, Memphis, TN, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology 1987
Fellowship University of Tennessee & Baptist Memorial Hospital, Department of Pathology, Memphis, TN   1988
Fellowship &
Visiting Instructor
Department of Pathology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC   1989
Department of Pulmonary & Mediastinal Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology,
Washington DC
Fellowship &
Visiting Instructor
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Pathology, Pittsburgh, PA   1991


2002-Present Tenure, Professor of Pathology and Director of Surgical Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
1999-2002 Tenure Professor of Pathology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
1996-1999 Tenure, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
1994-2002 Director of Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology Divisions, pulmonary pathology consultant, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
1993-1996 Associate Professor of Pathology, Pulmonary Pathology Consultant University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
1990-1993 Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
1988-1990 Instructor of Pathology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN

Research Interests

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in men and women accounting for 157,200 deaths in 2003 and corresponding to 28% of all cancer deaths. Specifically lung cancer causes 88,400 (31%) deaths in men and 68,800 (25%) deaths in women.

Death rates for lung cancer have been rising from 40 per 100,000 in the male population in 1962 to 81 per 100,000 in 2003 and among women from 7 per 100,000 to 51.4 per 100,000 during the same period of time. In women, lung cancer has become the major cause of death followed by breast cancer which for the previous 40 years has been the major cause of cancer death in women. All histologic types of lung cancer have contributed to the increase of incidence of lung cancer, but the distribution of each type has varied over the past years. Our local experience and published data showed that in men the most common type of lung cancer is still squamous cell carcinoma, followed by adenocarcinoma and small cell carcinoma. In women the most common lung cancer is adenocarcinoma, followed by small cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Over the last years there has been a steady rise in the incidence of adenocarcinoma in men and a rise of small cell carcinoma in women. If this trend continues the death rates among women for lung cancer may rapidly increase because the survival of small cell carcinoma is poor. These changes in the distribution of lung cancer are important to plan strategies for early detection of lung cancer particularly for small cell carcinoma.

My research on lung cancer involves collaborations from 3 large university centers in Texas to determine the distribution of lung cancer according to histologic type, sex, smoking and patient age for the past 23 years and to find out any changes in the trends of lung cancer type and its relation to patient survival. In addition, I am interested in studying the clinicopathologic process in different disciplines in surgical pathology including non-neoplastic lung disease, intraoperative histo-cytologic correlation and breast cancer.

Selected Publications

  1. Rangasetty, C., Lui, C., Sanghi, P., Lick, S. and Eltorky, M. Left main coronary artery compression by a dopamine secreting paraganglioma. International J Radiol. 15(2), 2006.
  2. Oto, A, Eltorky, M, Dave, A, Ernst, RD, Chen, K, Rampy, B, Chaljub, G and Nealon, W. Mimicks of pancreatic malignancy in patients with chronic pancreatitis: Correlation of computed tomography imaging features with histopathologic findings. Curr. Probl. Diagn. Radiol. 35(5): 199-205, 2006.
  3. Nguyen T, Oto A, Boroumand N, Eltorky M. Pulmonary Extralobar Sequestration, Am. J Clin. Pathol., 127, 2007.
  4. Sun, X, Hawkins, H, Castro, C and Eltorky, M. Immunohistochemical and ultrastructural analysis of a poorly differentiated pediatric age Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor. Exp Mol Pathol. 82(1); 63-67: 2007
  5. Wang, Z, Velagaleti, GVN, Eltorky, M, Tang, W, Hawkins, H, Jones, EA, Northup, J, Panova, N and Qiu, S. Cytogenetic and Molecular Studies of multiple primary alveolar rhabdomyosarcomas associated with low-level chromosomal instability and reciprocal chromosomal translocation t (6:11). Exp Mol Pathol. 82(1); 58-62: 2007.
  6. Wang, Z, Qiu, S, Eltorky M and Tang, W. Histopathologic and immunohistochemical analysis of a primary papillary thyroid carcinoma in lateral cervical lymph node. Exp Mol Pathol. 82(1); 91-94: 2007.
  7. Nguyen, T and Eltorky M. Intranodal palisaded myofibroblastoma. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 131(2):306-310; 2007.
  8. Wahbah, M, Boroumand N, Castro C, El-Zeky F and Eltorky M. Changing trends in the distribution of the histologic types of lung cancer: A review of 4,439 cases. Ann Diagn Pathol. 11(2); 89-96; 2007.
  9. Khampirad R, Hennan K, Leonard M Jr, Eltorky M and Qiu S. Granulomatous lobular mastitis: Two case reports with focus on radiologic and histopathologic features. Ann Diagn Pathol. 11(2):109-112; 2007.
  10. Ge Y, Eltorky MA, Ernst RD and Castro CY. Diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia. Ann Diagn Pathol. 11(2):122-126; 2007.
  11. Yunes, A., Eltorky, M., Bhutani, M. and Qiu, S. Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancrease. Check Sample ASCP, 31(2), 2007.
  12. Eskue K., Newlands S. and Eltorky M. Hemangiopericytoma of maxillary sinus. Check Sample, ASCP, Surgical Pathology III, 320(2), 2008
  13. Wang Z, Dong J, Eyzaguirre E, Tang W, Eltorky M; Qiu S.. Detection of human papilloma virus subtypes 16 and P16ink4a in invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the fallopian tube and concomitant squamous cell carcinoma in situ of the cervix. J Obstet. Gynacol Res 35, (2):385-389, 2009.
  14. Yimin Ge, Nour Sneige, M A Eltorky, Zhiqin Wang, E Lin, Yun Gong and Ming Gu. Immunohistochemical characterization of subtypes of male breast carcinoma. Breast Cancer Research 2009, 11:R28 (doi:10.1186/bcr2258)
  15. Jaime Gasco, M.D., Brodus Franklin, B.S., Leonardo Rangel-Castilla, M.D.,Gerald A. Campbell, M.D., Ph.D., Mahmoud Eltorky, M.D., Ph.D.,and Paul Salinas, M.D. isoinInfratentorial angioleiomyoma: a new location for a rare neoplastic entity. J Neurosurg 110:670-674, 200

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