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Reza Alaghehbandan, MD

Reza Alaghehbandan, MD
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Department Pathology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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About Reza Alaghehbandan, MD

Reza Alaghehbandan, MD, is a Surgical Pathologist with expertise in urologic pathology as well as a Clinical Epidemiologist. He is board-certified in Anatomic Pathology in the USA, Canada, and Europe, and is a distinguished Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology (FACE) and the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM). Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic team, he served as Clinical Professor of Pathology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Department Head of Pathology at Royal Columbian Hospital in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Dr. Alaghehbandan’s primary research focus is on diagnostic and prognostic challenges in urologic pathology, with emphasis on recognizing novel renal tumor histologic features that correlate with underlying molecular signatures and significance for patient management and outcomes. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles.

Further to his scholarly activities, Dr. Alaghehbandan has served in various leadership and administrative roles and held positions in national and international committees. As a physician philanthropist, he has served as an International Academy of Pathology (IAP) Ambassador, with passion for global health and building capacity and highlighting the improvements pathologists can make for populations in resource-poor settings. He continues to provide teaching and expertise in clinical services and translational research in low- and middle-income countries.

His goal is to make a lasting impact in the world of global health and cancer control.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine
Surgical (Selective) Pathology
St. Louis, MO United States

Residency - Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine
Anatomic Pathology
St. John's, Newfoundland, NL Canada

Residency - University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine (Canada)
Anatomic Pathology
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Medical Education - Iran University of Medical Sciences
Tehran, Iran

Internship - Iran University of Medical Sciences
Tehran, Iran


  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Pathology - Anatomic Pathology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/29/2023, Dr. Alaghehbandan has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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