Assistant Professor

Zaid Saeed Kamil

Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology - Anatomic Pathology

M.B., CH.B., FRCP(C)

Toronto General Hospital: University Health Network (UHN)
200 Elizabeth St., Room 11E, Lab Medicine Program, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 2C4
Research Interests
Appointment Status

Dr. Kamil is a pathologist and clinician teacher with expertise in the pathologic analysis of skin tumors and inflammatory dermatoses. He obtained his medical degree at Al-Nahrain University in Iraq then completed an Anatomic Pathology Residency and a Clinical Dermatopathology Fellowship at the University of Toronto.

As a fellowship supervisor and clinician teacher, Dr. Kamil thrives on transferring knowledge and experience to the next generation of Pathologists. He is actively involved in teaching clinical fellows, Pathology and Dermatology residents and medical students. He has supervised 6 fellows and trained over 20 Pathology and Dermatology residents since 2018.

As a Dermatopathologist, he is responsible for the interpretation of over 3,000 dermatooncology and inflammatory dermatoses cases annually. He also helped design a targeted next generation sequencing panel for the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma patients at University Health Network. His research focus is on understanding the molecular aspects of melanocytic tumors with the goal of identifying novel diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers that can be utilized in the development of new targeted therapies for melanoma and skin cancer patients.

Research Synopsis

My research interest focuses on the pathobiology and immunotherapy of melanoma and atypical melanocytic lesions.

I am specifically interested in studying new diagnostic and prognostic markers and translating that knowledge into clinic.  

Selected Publications

Shamsuyarova A, Kamil Z, Delabie J, Al-Faraidy N, Ghazarian D. Primary Cutaneous Follicular Helper T-cell Lymphoma in a Patient With Neurofibromatosis Type 1: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Am J Dermatopathol. 2017 Feb;39(2):134-139. doi: 10.1097/DAD.0000000000000697. Review.PMID: 28134730 

Kamil ZS1, Chen T2, Ghazarian D1. Non-infectious granulomatous conditions of the skin: a clinicopathological approach to diagnosis. J Clin Pathol. 2015 Dec;68(12):982-91. doi: 10.1136/jclinpath-2015-203043. Epub 2015 Apr 21.

Tong LC, Kamil ZS, Al Habeeb A, Ghazarian D. Non-melanocytic mimics of melanoma, part II: intradermal mimics. J Clin Pathol. 2009 Apr;62(4):290-307. doi: 10.1136/jcp.2008.062927. Epub 2008 Nov 18. Review.PMID: 19017682

Kamil ZS, Tong LC, Habeeb AA, Ghazarian D. Non-melanocytic mimics of melanoma: part I: intraepidermal mimics. J Clin Pathol. 2009 Feb;62(2):120-7. doi: 10.1136/jcp.2008.060863. Epub 2008 Oct 17. Review. PMID: 18930985

Honours and Awards

The LMP Danny Ghazarian Award, University of Toronto (2022)