Saeed Bajestani, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical
Ronald A. Welsh Professor of Pathology,
Director, Immunohistochemistry Laboratory,
Director, Breast Pathology

LSU Health Sciences Center
Department of Pathology
1901 Perdido Street, MEB 5th fl.
New Orleans, LA 70112



Fellowship in Renal Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Fellowship in Breast Pathology, University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville

Fellowship in Cytopathology, The University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville

Chief Resident, The University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville, 2007

Residency in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, The University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville, 2004-2008


Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners, License # 308826

Diplomate, American Board of Pathology - Anatomic Pathology


Dr. Bajestani is a fellowship-trained breast pathologist, and also has experience in all platforms of immunohistochemistry. He is the Director of Breast Pathology and the Director of the Immunohistochemistry Laboratory at University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, and is the Ronald A. Welsh Professor of Pathology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. He previously served as the Director of Breast Pathology and Director of the Immunohistochemistry Lab in the Department of Pathology, and had a second appointment as Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). He was a member of the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee, GME Quality Improvement/Patient Safety/Data Subcommittee, Breast Care Leadership Committee, Graduate Medical Education Committee, Pathology Clinical Competency Committee, and Pathology Program Evaluation Committee.

Teaching Activities

Daily sign out sessions with residents and fellows

Didactic lectures for pathology residents and fellows:
Board Review
Benign epithelial proliferative lesions of the breast
Atypical and borderline epithelial proliferations of the breast
Malignant epithelial lesions of the breast
Cancer mimickers in breast pathology
Cytopathology of the breast
Legal issues in breast pathology
Unknown slide conferences

Didactic lectures for dental student:
Breast pathology
Bone and soft tissue pathology

Selected Publications


Breast Core Needle Biopsies: Common Diagnostic Dilemmas

The Ohio State University Pathology Update Course, 09/2011


R. Farid Hosseini, M. Baradaran, S. Bajestani, H Abdolsalami (1993): Practical Imminulogy, Astan Ghods
Publications, Mashhad, Iran


1. Raffaele Altara, Mauro Giordano4, Einar S. Nordén, Alessandro Cataliotti, Mazen Kurdi, Saeed N. Bajestani, George W. Booz. Targeting Obesity and Diabetes to Treat Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction. Front. Endocrinol., 17 July 2017 |

2. Rosa M, Bajestani S, Davis C, Makary R, Villas B. Fine needle aspiration biopsy diagnosis of costal Juxtacortical chondrosarcoma presenting as an abdominal Mass. Diagnostic Cytopathology, 2010 Nov;38(11):837-40

3. Bajestani S, Wolfson D, Wheeler L, McFadden S. Time-out Procedure for the Collection of Type and Screen Blood bank Transfusion Samples: An Easy Solution to a Serious Problem. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2009 Oct; 133(10): 1699

4. Mazidi P, Bajestani S, Khan M, Khair T, Laos L. Goodpasture's Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of Literature. The Internet Journal of Internal Medicine, 7(2).

5. Khalbuss WE, Bajestani S, D'Agostino HJ. Cytomorphology of a Solitary Left Chest Wall Mass: An Unusual Presentation from Unknown Primary Hepato- Cellular Carcinoma. Diagn. Cytopathol. 2007 Sep; 35(9):586-9.

6. Ghavami S, Bajestani SN, de Serres FJ, Leonardi A, Mehrabifar H, Hashemi M. Trypsin Inhibitory Capacity in Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, 2007;48:264-269.

7. Ghavami S, Hashemi M, Shahriari HA, Bajestani SN, de Serres FJ, Moghaddam EM, Kazeml M, Alavian SM, Taheri M, Blanco I, Bustillo EF. Alpha-1-antitrypsin Phenotypes and HLA-B27 Typing in Uveitis Patients in Southeast Iran. Clinical Biochemistry, 38 (5): 425-432, 2005.

8. Bajestani S, Shahriari HA, Heirani H. Clinical and Microscopic Aspects of Corneal Wound Healing after Photorefractive Surgery Using Topical 5-Fluorouracil in Rabbit Eye. Bina Journal of Ophthalmology, 6(1): 158-163, 2001.

9. Bajestani S, Heirani H. Expression of Mutant p53 in Pterygium Tissue in Victims of Chemical Warfare Exposure. Bina Journal of Ophthalmology, 6(2): 37-41, 2001.

10.Bajestani S, Fakhrpoor K, Maleki A, Roodbari M. The Influence of Experimentally Induced Astigmatic Anisometropia on Stereopsis. Bina Journal of Ophthalmology, 6(2): 151-156, 2001.

10. Bajestani S, Zanjani H, Panahi BM. Short-term Effect of Sutureless Minitrabeculectomy on Intraocular Pressure Control in Primary Chronic Open Angle Glaucoma Patients. Bina Journal of Ophthalmology, 6(2): 42-46, 2001.

11. Bajestani S, Shahriari HA. The Influence of Intraprocedural Head Positioning and Paracentral Intra-Vitreous Drug Injection on Experimental Retinal Toxicity of Gentamicin after Vitrectomy. Bina Journal of Ophthalmology, 5(3): 166-171, 2000.

12. Bajestani S, Nejatshokoohi M. Epidemiology and Clinical Picture of Gastric Cancer in Iranian Population: Similarities and Difference with Western and Japanese Populations: Case series. Acta Media Iranica, 23(4): 205-221, 1992.

Affiliated Hospitals & Clinics

University Medical Center - New Orleans