Dr. Amir Afrogheh ( BChD, MSc, MChD, PhD, IFCAP ) is a Principle Specialist/Head and Neck Pathologist at the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS). Amir is the first oral pathologist to graduate from Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital in June 2015 with a fellowship in Head and Neck Pathology.
He is an international fellow of the College of American Pathologists, and a member of the Endocrine Pathology Society. He has been a regular invited speaker at major national and international pathology meetings.
Amir has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers in reputed international journals and conferences and has authored several chapters in pathology books. Thyroid/oral cytopathology, HPV-induced cancers of the head and neck, molecular pathogenesis of adenoid cystic carcinoma are his main areas of research interest.
In recognition of his work, he has received numerous awards and prizes, including International Academy of Pathology ROC Kaschula award, best early career research award, and the US best research award. He was one of five cancer researchers in the country, nominated for the prestigious Oettlé Memorial Award of the Cancer Association of South Africa in 2019.