Dr. Maryam Pourabdollah


Dr. Maryam Pourabdollah
Assistant Professor, Division of Hematopathology and Tranfusion Medicine

Room: The Ottawa Hospital - General Campus, 501 Smyth rd, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L6
Office: 613-737-8899 ext. 78358
Work E-mail: mpourabdollah@eorla.ca


Dr. Pourabdollah completed medical school and general pathology specialty in Tehran, Iran. After coming to Canada, she did a research fellowship and clinical residency in Hematological Pathology at the University of Toronto (2016-2021).


  • Pourabdollah M. Eladl E, Liu A, Chang H. Mixed-phenotype acute leukemia with a predominant B/T and a small subset of myeloid lineage expression. eJHaem. 2020; 1–2.
  • Pourabdollah M, Zacksenhaus E, Chen Y, Chang H. MARCKS inhibition cooperates with autophagy antagonists to potentiate the effect of standard therapy against drug-resistant multiple myeloma. Cancer Letters. 2020; 480: 29-38.
  • Rastgoo N, Wu J, Liu M, Pourabdollah M, Atenafu EG, Reece D, Chen W, Chang H. Targeting CD47/TNFAIP8 by MiR-155 overcomes drug resistance and inhibits tumor growth through induction of phagocytosis and apoptosis in multiple myeloma. Haematologica. 2020 Dec 1;105(12):2813-2823.
  • Pourabdollah M, Kajal B, Chang H. Lineage Switch from Acute Lymphoid Leukemia to Acute Myeloid Leukemia. J Cancer Sci Ther. 2019, 11:5.
  • Chen Y, Pourabdollah M, Atenafu EG, Tierens A, Schimmer A, Chang H. Re-evaluation of acute erythroid leukemia according to the 2016 WHO classification. Leukemia Research. 2017; 61:39-43.
  • Pourabdollah M, Chang H. Coexistence of multiple myeloma and Paget disease of bone. Blood. 2017;130(9):1173.
  • Chen Y, Pourabdollah M, Chang H. Acute myeloid leukemia with mutated NPM1 demonstrating multilineage dysplasia and marked thrombocytosis. Br J Haematol. 2017;178(3):350.
  • Pourabdollah M, Chang H. Myelodysplastic syndrome with excess blasts-2 associated with erythroid predominance. Blood. 2017;129(7):918.
  • Pourabdollah M, Chang H. Plasma cell neoplasm with plasmablastic morphology mimicking acute leukemia. Blood. 2017;129(1):132.
  • Pourabdollah M, Gupta M, Schimmer A, Chang H. Synchronous T lymphoblastic lymphoma and myeloid neoplasm with PDGFRA rearrangement. Int J Lab Hematol. 2017;39(1).

Fields of Interest

  • myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases and immunohematology
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