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Malik Deen, M.D.

Present Title:
Assistant Professor
07/04 to Present

Office Address:
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
One Robert Wood Johnson Place - MEB 212
New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Board certified in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology and Blood Banking. Previously trained in Internal Medicine in Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom. Currently Chairman of Pathology at Community Medical Center in Toms River,NJ, and Chief of Anatomic Pathology at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick , NJ. Interested in all aspects of Anatomic Pathology. Special interest in Pulmonary Pathology

Clinical Expertise:
Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology

Research Expertise:
Stem cells in lung cancer

Undergraduate Education:

St. Peters College
Colombo, Sri Lanka
GCE ‘ A’ Level    

Graduate Education:
Faculty of Medicine
University of Ceylon
Colombo, Sri Lanka
M.B.B.S. (M.D.) 
09/68- 07/73                                     

Postgraduate Training:
General Hospital
Colombo, Sri Lanka

General Hospital
Kegalle, Sri Lanka
09/74- 05/78

General Hospital
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Cardiology Fellow

Llwynpia Hospital
Wales, UK
Resident Internal Medicine

Brown University Program
Rhode Island, NY                          
Residency Anatomic Pathology
09/81- 06/84
Residency Clinical Pathology

UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ
Residency Clinical Program
Blood Banking Fellowship

Academic Appointments:
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, NJ
Physician Specialist
Assistant Professor
07/04 to Present

Hospital Appointments:

United Hospital Medical Center
Newark, NJ
Staff Pathologist, Director Blood Bank

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton
Hamilton, NJ
Vice Chairman Department of Pathology

East Orange General Hospital
East Orange, NJ
Chairman and Medical Director Laboratory
Department of Pathology and Laboratory

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, NJ
Staff Pathologist
Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine
01/04- to Present                                

Bayshore Community Hospital
Holmdel, NJ
Staff Pathologist
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

State of New Jersey
Medical Laboratory Director

1979 - University of Sri Lanka. M.D. Internal Medicine
1976 - MRCP PART  1 UK.                                                  

American Board of Pathology
1984 - Anatomic Pathology 
1987 - Clinical Pathology
1988 - Blood Banking
1988 - Cytopathology

Professional Organizations:

Fellow College of American Pathologists

Service on School Committees:
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Curriculum Development Committee
Continuing Education Committee

Service on UMDNJ Affiliated Hospital Committees:
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Performance Improvement Committee

Selected Publications:

  • Nagaratnam, N., Fernanado, D.J., Deen, M.F. Benign obstruction of axillary and subclavian veins due to
    filariasis. : Brit. J. SUR 1976; 63, 379-38
  • Nagaratnam, N., Talwatte, S.N., Deen, M.F., Fernanado, D.J., Kulasegram, V. Uncommon manifestations of myelomatosis and plasma cell leukemia. Ceyl. Med J 1977; 22, 167-171
  • Key, Smith C., Salaru, G., Joho, K., Deen, M.F. Unusual forms of immature sporulating coccidioides immitia diagnosed by fine needle aspiration biopsy.: a case report. Arch Pathol Lab Med. January 2006;
    Vol 130, 97-100
  • Engel, J.M., Molinari, A., Ostfeld, B., Deen,  M.F., and Croxatto, O. Actinic conjunitivits in children. Clinical
    features , relation to sun exposure, and proposed staging and treatment. JAAPOS 2009, 13, 161-165
  • Routine second-opinion cytopathology review of thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsies reduces diagnostic thyroidectomy surgery. 2010 Dec;148(6):1294-1301, Tomer Davidov, Stanley Z. Trooskin, Beth Ann Shanker, Dana Yip, Oliver Eng, Jessica Crystal, Jun Hu, Victoriya S. Chernyavsky, Malik F. Deen, Michael May, Renee L. Artymyshyn