August 2013 – Present: Full Time Anatomic Pathologist and Clinical Hematopathologist, Clemenceau Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon



October 2000 – June 2003: Bachelor of Science in Biology, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

September 2003 – June 2007: Doctor of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon (Graduated with Distinction)

Postgraduate Training:
Anatomic Pathology Residency - American University of Beirut – Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon, Supervisor: Dr. Ghazi Zaatari (June 2007- June 2008)

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency - Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USA, Supervisor: Dr. Robert Poppiti (July 2008 - June 2012)

Hematopathology Fellowship - Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Supervisor: Dr. David Jaye (July 2012- June 2013)



- Mikati MA, El-Bitar MK, Najjar MW, Rbeiz JJ, Barada WH, Najjar VF, Yaktin U, Tourjuman O (2009). A child with refractory complex partial seizures, right temporal ganglioglioma, contralateral continous electrical status epilepticus, and secondary Landau-Kleffner autistic syndrome. Epilepsy Behavior; 14(2):411-7.

- Elhammady G, Schubeck AT, El-Najjar V, and Robinson MJ (2011). Postmortem Demonstration of the Source of Pulmonary Thromboembolism: The Importance of the Autopsy. Case Reports in Vascular Medicine. Volume 2011; 108215

- El-Najjar V, Robinson M (2012). Autopsy demonstration of intramyocardial polymer gel emboli associated with a giant-cell reaction following cardiac catheterization: a case report. Cardiovascular Pathology; 21(1):59-61.

- Ale H, Castellano-Sanchez A, Poppiti R, Brathwaite C, El-Najjar V, (2012). Significance of CD68 Expression in Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma. American Journal of Clinical Pathology 138(suppl 2); A351-A351

- Hossain M, El-Najjar V, Jaye D, Ahmed R, Waller E (2013). Expression of PD-L1 is required to control acute GvHD in allo-HSCT recipients. Blood;122 (21):2008

- Bekdash A, Darwish M, Timsah Z, Kassab E, Ghanem H, Najjar V, Ghosn M, Nasser S, El-Hajj H, Bazerbachi A, Liu S, Leppla S, Frankel A,  Abi-Habib R (2015). Phospho-MEK1/2 and uPAR Expression Determine Sensitivity of AML Blasts to a Urokinase-Activated Anthrax Lethal Toxin (PrAgU2/LF). Translational Oncology; 8(5):347-57

- Nader R, Saad E, Najjar V, Shajja A, Comair Y, Ghanem H (2017). Primary Bone Burkitt’s like Lymphoma of the skull Mimicking Meningioma – Case Report and Review of the literature. Journal of Leukemia; 2017, 5:3

- Yammine K, Nasser H, Hadi U, Natout M, Najjar V, Tayar C (2018). Salvage Preoperative Embolization of an Infratemporal Solitary Fibrous Tumor. Medicine 97(13)
- Bader A, Kamar F, Nasr B, Najjar V, Chehade F, Abi Saleh W (2018). Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the lung in pregnancy - A case report. Lebanese Medical Journal 66(2): 118-124


b. Poster presentations:

- El-Najjar VF, Paner GP, Poppiti RJ, Martinez AE. Lymphovascular invasion and proliferation index in appendiceal carcinoid tumors (CAP meeting, 2010)
- El-Najjar VF, Robinson MJ. Intramyocardial polymer gel emboli associated with a giant-cell reaction following cardiac catheterization. (CAP meeting, 2011)
- El-Najjar VF, Robinson MJ. Autopsy demonstration of paradoxical air embolism through a probe-patent foramen ovale. (CAP meeting, 2011)
- Ale H, El-Najjar VF, Poppiti RJ, Brathwaite C, Castillanos A. Prognostic significance of increased histiocytes in pediatric patients with Hodgkin lymphoma. (CAP meeting, 2012)
- Nasser N, Fatima N, El-Najjar VF, Guarner J, Jaye D. A Rational Approach to Karyotyping Utilization for Multiple Myeloma. (ACLPS meeting, 2013)
- El-Najjar VF, Nasser N, Nazneen F, Guarner J, Jaye D. An approach to optimize FISH test utilization for multiple myeloma. (ACLPS meeting, 2013)