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Muhammed Murtaza, MBBS, PhD

Associate Professor

  • Division of Surgical Oncology



  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Aga Khan University Medical College
  • PhD, Medical Science, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge

Recent Publications

  • Genome-wide analysis of aberrant position and sequence of plasma DNA fragment ends in patients with cancer.
    Budhraja KK, McDonald BR, Stephens MD, Contente-Cuomo T, Markus H, Farooq M, Favaro PF, Connor S, Byron SA, Egan JB, Ernst B, McDaniel TK, Sekulic A, Tran NL, Prados MD, Borad MJ, Berens ME, Pockaj BA, LoRusso PM, Bryce A, Trent JM, Murtaza M
    Sci Transl Med 2023 Jan 11; 15(678): eabm6863
    [PubMed ID: 36630480]

  • Genomic Profiling and Liquid Biopsies for Breast Cancer.
    Marcinak CT, Murtaza M, Wilke LG
    Surg Clin North Am 2023 Feb; 103(1): 49-61
    [PubMed ID: 36410353]

  • Genomic landscapes of canine splenic angiosarcoma (hemangiosarcoma) contain extensive heterogeneity within and between patients.
    Wong S, Ehrhart EJ, Stewart S, Zismann V, Cawley J, Halperin R, Briones N, Richter K, Sivaprakasam K, Perdigones N, Contente-Cuomo T, Facista S, Trent JM, Murtaza M, Khanna C, Hendricks WPD
    PLoS One 2022; 17(7): e0264986
    [PubMed ID: 35867969]

  • Feasibility of circulating tumor DNA analysis in dogs with naturally occurring malignant and benign splenic lesions.
    Favaro PF, Stewart SD, McDonald BR, Cawley J, Contente-Cuomo T, Wong S, Hendricks WPD, Trent JM, Khanna C, Murtaza M
    Sci Rep 2022 Apr 15; 12(1): 6337
    [PubMed ID: 35428782]

  • Plasma metagenomic sequencing to detect and quantify bacterial DNA in ICU patients suspected of sepsis: A proof-of-principle study.
    Kisat MT, Odenheimer-Bergman A, Markus H, Joseph B, Srivatsan SN, Contente-Cuomo T, Khalpey Z, Keim P, O'Keeffe T, Askari R, Salim A, Rhee P, Murtaza M
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2021 Dec 01; 91(6): 988-994
    [PubMed ID: 34510074]

All Publications on PubMed