School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine


Husain Ali Saleh, M.D.
Chief, Department of Pathology of Sinai-Grace Hospital
Department of Pathology
6071 W. Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48235
Cancer, Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNA), GI Pathology, Colorectal cancer, Thyroid FNA cytology, and Cytopathology
Administrative Contact
Armadine Knighten
Phone: (313 966-3433

Dr. Saleh has over 18 years of clinical experience in cytology covering gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytology, and fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNA). Dr. Saleh is an expert with in-depth experience in the performance and evaluation of FNA specimens from various superficial and deep-seated lesions. His consultant expertise is in the field of non-gynecologic and FNA cytology. Dr. Saleh has a wealth of diagnostic and clinical experience in a full spectrum of neoplastic and non-neoplastic GI pathology with focused interest in colorectal cancer pathology. He serves as the director of the clinical-pathology-radiology GI multidisciplinary conference at Sinai-Grace Hospital.

Research Interests

Dr. Salehís research interests are in non-gynecologic and FNA cytology, and in gastrointestinal (GI) pathology. He is particularly interested in colorectal cancer. He has published many papers in GI and liver pathology. Currently, Dr. Saleh serves on the GI Working Group at Karmanos Cancer Institute/ Wayne State University School of Medicine.  He has also published many studies in non-gynecologic and FNA cytology in various cytology journals. He also serves on the Editorial Board of Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases (JGLD) and the Editorial Board of Cytojournal.


1986-1990: Case Western Reserve Care System, Youngstown, OH, USA


M.D. (1980): Damascus University school of Medicine, Damascus, Syria
M.B.A. (2003): University of Tennessee school of Business Administration, Knoxville, TN, USA

199-1991: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Medical Education Responsibilities

Undergraduate Program
Course Director of the GI Pathophysiology Unit for Year II Medical School
Lab Teaching of Pathobiology and Pathophysiology Units for Year II Medical School 

Pathology Residency Program

Member of the Pathology Residency Committee
Site Director of the Pathology Resident Rotation at Sinai-Grace Hospital, Detroit, MI


1. Saleh H, Walz D, and Ehrinpreise M, 2008, Polypoid lesions of the gallbladder: diagnostic and management challenges, J Gastrointestin Liver Dis, 17: 251 (Editorial).
2. Saleh H, El-Fakharany M, Makki H, Kadhim A, and Masood S, 2009, Differentiating reactive mesothelial cells from adenocarcinoma in serous effusions, the utility of immunocytochemical panel in the differential diagnosis, Diagn Cytopathol, 37: 324-32.
3. Saleh H, Aulicino M, Zaidi S, Khan A, Masood S, 2009, Discriminating hepatocellular  carcinoma from metastatic carcinoma on fine needle aspiration biopsy of the Liver, the utility of immunocytochemical panel, Diagn Cytopathol, 37: 184-90.
4. Saleh H, Bassiley N, and Hammoud J, 2009, The utility of ThinPrep monolayer preparation in the   evaluation of thyroid lesions by fine needle aspiration biopsy: comparison with conventional smear method, Acta Cytol, 53: 130-6.
5. El-Fakharany M, Frankle M, Saleh S, and Saleh H, 2009, Multiple synchronous granular cell tumors involving the colon, appendix and mesentery, case report and review of the literature, J Gastrointestin Liv Dis (in press).