Dr. Mirza was nominated by his peers for his "tireless work and dedication to the pathology field." According to The Pathologist, "you'll find him at the forefront of every major pathology education initiative." Most recently, Dr. Mirza has launched PathElective.com and co-founded the PathPod Podcast, Virtual Pathology Grand Rounds, Virtual Pathology Student Interest Group and the Digital Communications Fellowship in Pathology.
This is the fourth time Dr. Mirza has been named to the Power List, previously receiving the honor in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Dr. Mirza was also recently awarded the inaugural AAMC’s Brownie Anderson Award for New and Emerging Educators.
Dr. Mirza is an associate professor in the departments of pathology and laboratory medicine and medical education of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He is the Vice-Chair of education in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine and serves as the program director of the hematopathology fellowship, MS in in medical laboratory science and director of the medical student pathology elective. His expertise includes pathology, hematopathology and medical education.
Dr. Mirza is a United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology ambassador, social media editor for the British Medical Journal – Journal of Clinical Pathology and Human Pathology, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Central Group on Educational Affairs.
Dr. Mirza completed medical school at Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan and graduate school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed a combined residency in anatomic and clinical pathology and fellowships in hematopathology, thoracic pathology and medical education (MERITS) at the University of Chicago.
Other honors Dr. Mirza has received include pathologist-in-training awards from the Society of Cardiovascular Pathology, Society for Ultrastructural Pathology and Society for Pediatric Pathology; Teacher of the Year for second-year students at Stritch School of Medicine and the pathology residency program over several consecutive years; the College of American Pathologists Pathology Advancement Award; and was one of the top five pathologists in the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s “40 Under Forty” list of future leaders in the field.