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Professional Background

Dr. Amar Jariwala is a hematopathologist and surgical pathologist with experience signing out complex bone marrow biopsies, lymph node biopsies, flow cytometry, and general surgical pathology in hospital-based practices. He also has extensive research experience in hematopathology, surgical pathology, digital pathology, infectious diseases, and vaccine development for neglected tropical diseases.

Dr. Jariwala has worked under Dr. Peter Hotez, the world-renowned vaccinologist and neglected tropical
diseases expert, and Dr. Elaine Jaffe at the National Institute of Health.

Academic Appointments

2011–2014 Assistant Research Professor, Immunology and Tropical Medicine, The George Washington University Medical Center

Postdoctoral Training

2019 Instructorship/Advanced Fellowship, Hematopathology, City of Hope National Medical Center

2018–2019 Fellow, Hematopathology, City of Hope National Medical Center

2014–2018 Resident, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, The George Washington University Hospital

2009-2011 Postdoctoral Researcher, Sabin Vaccine Institute


2002 MBBS, Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India

2008 MSPH, The George Washington University


2019 American Board of Pathology, Hematopathology

2018 American Board of Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Professional Societies

American Society of Clinical Pathologists

College of American Pathologists

United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology

Select Publications

Ally F, Jariwala A, Aoun P, Telatar, M Pillai, RK, Ali H, Snyder D, Louie, C, Afkhami M. Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia genomic signature correlates with the degree of bone marrow fibrosis: A single-institutional retrospective study. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 202038:15_suppl, 7559-7559.

Alzahrani T, Nuqali A, Naser N, Jariwala AR. Adalimumab-induced acute myeloid leukemia in a patient with Crohn’s disease. BMJ Case Reports CP. 12(2):bcr-2018.

Diemert DJ, Freire J, Valente V, Fraga CG, Talles F, Grahek S, Campbell D, Jariwala A, Periago MV, Enk M, Gazzinelli MF, Bottazzi ME, Hamilton R, Brelsford J, Yakovleva A, Li G, Peng J, Correa-Oliveira R, Hotez P, Bethony J. Safety and immunogenicity of the Na-GST-1 hookworm vaccine in Brazilian and American adults. PLoSNegl Trop Dis. 2017 May 2;11(5):e0005574.

Brelsford JB, Plieskatt JL, Yakovleva A, Jariwala A, Keegan BP, Peng J, Xia P, Li G, Campbell D, Periago MV, Correa-Oliveira R, Bottazzi ME, Hotez PJ, Diemert D, Bethony JM. Advances in neglected tropical disease vaccines: Developing relative potency and functional assays for the Na-GST-1/Alhydrogel hookworm vaccine. PLoSNegl Trop Dis. 2017 Feb 13;11(2):e0005385.

Hossain A, Rafei H, Jariwala A, El-Shami K. A rare breed: Wild-type braf and ighv expression in a 29 year old lady with classical hairy cell leukemia. Leuk Res Rep. 2017 Jan 24;7:20-22.

Saichua P, Yakovleva A, Kamamia C, Jariwala AR, Sithithaworn J, Sripa B, Brindley PJ, Laha T, Mairiang E, Pairojkul C, Khuntikeo N, Mulvenna J, Sithithaworn P, Bethony JM. Levels of 8-OxodG Predict Hepatobiliary Pathology in Opisthorchis viverrini Endemic Settings in Thailand. PLoSNegl Trop Dis. 2015 Jul 31;9(7):e0003949.

Pearson MS, Jariwala AR, Abbenante G, Plieskatt J, Wilson D et al. “New tools for NTD vaccines: A case study of quality control assays for product development of the human hookworm vaccine Na-APR-1M74.” Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2015;11(5):1251-7.

Aka P, Emmanuel B, Vila M, Jariwala A, Nkrumah F, Periago M, Neequaye J et al. Elevated serum levels of interleukin-6 in endemic Burkitt lymphoma in Ghana. Hematol Oncol. 2014 Dec;32(4):218-20.

Saichua P, Sithithaworn P, Jariwala AR, Deimert DJ, Sithithaworn J, et al. Microproteinuria during Opisthorchis viverrini infection: a biomarker for advanced renal and hepatobiliary pathologies from chronic opisthorchiasis. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013 May 23;7(5):e2228. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0002228.

Aka P, Vila MC, Jariwala A, Nkrumah F, Emmanuel B, Yagi M, Palacpac NMQ, Periago MV, Neequaye J, Kiruthu C, Tougan T, Levine PH, Biggar RJ, Pfeiffer RM, Bhatia K, Horii T, Bethony JM, Mbulaiteye SM. Endemic Burkitt lymphoma is associated with strength and diversity of Plasmodium falciparum malaria stage-specific antigen antibody response. Blood. 2013 May 3.

Pearson MS, Tribolet L, Cantecessi C, Jariwala AR, Hotez PJ, Loukas A, Diemert DJ, Bethony J. Molecular mechanisms of hookworm disease: Stealth, virulence, and vaccines. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Jul;130(1):13-21.

Diemert DJ, Pinto AG, Freire J, Jariwala AR, Santiago H, Hamilton RG, Periago MV, Loukas A, Tribolet L, Mulvenna J, Oliveira RC, Hotez PJ, Bethony JM. Generalized urticaria induced by the Na-ASP-2 hookworm vaccine: Implications for the development of vaccines against helminths. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Jul;130(1):169-76.e6.

Mathias DK, Plieskatt JL, Armistead JS, Bethony JM, Abdul-Majid KB, McMillan A, Angov E, Aryee MJ, Zhan B, Gillespie P, Keegan B, Jariwala AR, Rezende W, Bottazzi ME, Scorpio DG, Hotez PJ, Dinglasan RR. Expression, immunogenicity, histopathology, potency of a mosquito-based malaria transmission-blocking recombinant vaccine. Infect Immun. 2012 Apr;80(4):1606-14.

Schneider B, Jariwala AR, Periago MV, Gazzinelli MF, Bose SN, Hotez PJ, Diemert DJ, Bethony JM. A history of hookworm vaccine development. Hum Vaccin. 2011 Nov;7(11):1234-44.

Jariwala AR, Oliveira LM, Diemert DJ, Keegan B, Plieskatt JL, Periago MV, Bottazzi ME, Hotez PJ, Bethony JM. Potency testing for the experimental Na-GST-1 hookworm vaccine. Expert Rev Vaccines 2010; Oct;9 (10):1219–30.

Pearson MS, Bethony JM, Pickering DA, de Oliveira LM, Jariwala A, Santiago H, Miles AP, Zhan B, Jiang D, Ranjit N, Mulvenna J, Tribolet L, Plieskatt J, Smith T, Bottazzi ME, Jones K, Keegan B, Hotez PJ, Loukas A. An enzymatically inactivated hemoglobinase from Necatoramericanus induces neutralizing antibodies against multiple hookworm species and protects dogs against heterologous hookworm infection. FASEB J. 2009 Sep;23(9):3007-19.

Book Chapters

Bethony JM, Periago MV, Jariwala AR. Barefoot thru’ the Valley of Darkness: Preclinical Development of a Human Hookworm Vaccine, Chapter 21 in Parasitic Helminths: Targets, Screens, Drugs and Vaccines (ed C. R. Caffrey), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. 2012 doi:10.1002/9783527652969.

Abstracts and Presentations

Dan Zhao. Addie Hill, Annice Hsiao-Wei Chen, Feras Ally, Amar Jariwala. Improving molecular/cytogenetics documentation in EPIC for tumors. Team participant in ASCO’s Quality Training Program. 6/28/2019.

A Jariwala, D Karcher. Abstracton “Acute Myelomonocytic Leukemia with Tetrasomy 8: Histologic and Immunophenotypic Features Mimicking Acute PromyelocyticLeukemia (Poster No. 25)”, Abstracts and Case Studies From the College of American Pathologists 2017 Annual Meeting (CAP17). Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine: September 2017, Vol. 141, No. 9, pp. e2-e191.

A Jariwala, MI Almira-Suarez, E Lee. Abstracton “ALK-Positive Primary Central Nervous System Anaplastic Large T-Cell Lymphoma: A Unique Case Presentation (Poster No. 39)”, Abstracts and Case Studies from the College of American Pathologists 2017 Annual Meeting (CAP17). Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine: September 2017, Vol. 141, No. 9, pp. e2-e191.