Ali Amzajerdi Nael, M.D.

Ali Nael, M.D.

Surgical & Clinical Pathologist

Special Interests

  • Gastrointestinal Pathology
  • Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology


  • Director of Anatomic Pathology & Gastrointestinal Pathology
    Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)
  • Associate Professor of Pathology
    University of California, Irvine Medical School


  • Doctor of Medicine
    Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran


  • Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology
    University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA


  • Pediatric Pathology Fellowship
    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • Hematopathology Fellowship
    University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Board Certified in

  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Hematopathology
  • Pediatric Pathology


  • Nael A, Wu W, Siddiqi I, Zhao X, Kahlon K and Rezk AS. Epstein-Barr Virus Association with Plasma Cell Neoplasms. Histol Histopathol. 2018 Nov 19 (Epup ahead of print).
  • Moke D, Thomas SM, Hiemenz MC, Nael A, Wang K, Shillingford N, Biegel JA and  Mascarenhas L. Three Synchronous malignancies in a patient with DICER1 Syndrome. European Journal of Cancer. 2018 Apr,93:140-143.
  • Sarkissian SV, Amzajerdi AN, Rezk SA. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in a patient with extranodal natural killer lymphoma, nasal type, complicated by bone marrow and central nervous system involvement. The New Armenian Medical Journal. 2017 June; 11(2):10-15.
  • Vaziri Fard E, Nael A, Lin F, Nangia C, Wang BY. Primary osteosarcoma of the parotid gland: A case report and literature review. Case Reports in Clinical Pathology. 2016 Sep 8; 3 (4):61-65.
  • Nael A, Walavalkar V, Wu WW, Nael K, Rezk S, Zhao X. CD4-positive T-cell Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma in an HIV Positive Patient. American Journal of Clinical Pathology. 2016 Feb 12;145(2):258-265.
  • Nael A, Wu WW, Shane L, Rao N and Zwerdling T.  Primitive spindle cell neoplasm of ileum with extensive heterotopic cartilage, presenting as acute abdomen in a 6 day old neonate. Pediatric and Developmental Pathology. 2016 Jul-Aug;19(4):338-44.
  • Nael A, Siaghani P, Wu WW, Nael K, Shane L and Romansky SG. Metastatic malignant ectomesenchymoma initially presenting as a pelvic mass: report of a case and review of literature. Case Report in Pediatrics. Epub 2014 Oct 27.
  • Wu WW, Chu J, Nael A, Rezk S, Romansky SG and Shane L.  Thyroid-like follicular carcinoma of the kidney in a young patient with history of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Case Report in Pathology. Epub 2014 Jul 15.
  • Nael A, Wu ML, Nagesh Rao P, Rezk S, Zhao X.  Extranodal Marginal Zone Lymphoma Presenting within the Meckel’s Diverticulum as Diverticulitis, a Case Report. Case Reports in Pathology. Epub 2014 Apr 28.
  • Nael A, Johnston A, Dacosta-lyer M, Ouyang Y, Deshmukh S, Lambrecht N. An Intimal Cardiac Sarcoma with overexpression of MDM2, First Presented as Intestinal Obstruction, a case report and review of literature. ASCP Case Reports. 2014; SP1404. Chicago, Illinois: American Society for Clinical Pathology