Mihai Merzianu

Anatomic Pathology
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Cancers Treated:

Specializing In:

Leukemia Lymphoma Salivary gland cancer Squamous cell carcinoma and precursor lesions Thyroid tumors

Research Interests:

Identifying markers for early detection, prognostic stratification and accurate classification of head and neck cancer and precursor lesions Thyroid neoplasms of follicular origin Prognostic markers and classification of acute myeloid leukemia and B-cell neoplasms

About Mihai Merzianu


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Professor of Oncology
  • Clinical Chief & Director of Surgical Pathology
  • Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo

  • Assistant Professor of Pathology & Anatomical Sciences


Education and Training:

  • MD - University of Medicine, Timisoara, Romania


  • St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Beth Israel Hospital, New York, NY


  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, Houston, TX

Board Certification:

  • Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology
  • Hematology, American Board of Pathology

Featured on Cancer Talk


  • Merzianu M, Wallace PK. Case study interpretation--Portland: Case 4. Acute leukemia of ambiguous lineage, unclassifiable. Cytometry. Part B, Clinical cytometry 2012; 82B3:186-191
  • Minca EC, Popat SR, Chadha MK, Merzianu M. Small lymphocytic lymphoma obscuring microscopic tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma: an unknown occurrence with a known primary. Head and neck pathology 2012; 61:125-129
  • Malin BT, Merzianu M, Cherr GS, Thankappan K, Rigual NR. Acute carotid rupture associated with postoperative Staphylococcus Aureus infection. Laryngoscope 2011; 121Suppl. 5:S288
  • Jayaprakash V, Reid M, Hatton E, Merzianu M, Rigual N, Marshall J, Gill S, Frustino J, Wilding G, Loree T, Popat S, Sullivan M. Human papillomavirus types 16 and 18 in epithelial dysplasia of oral cavity and oropharynx: a meta-analysis, 1985-2010. Oral oncology 2011; 4711:1048-1054
  • Platek ME, Merzianu M, Mashtare TL, Popat SR, Rigual NR, Warren GW, Singh AK. Improved survival following surgery and radiation therapy for olfactory neuroblastoma: analysis of the SEER database.Radiation oncology (London, England) 2011; 6:41
  • Ali L , Cheney R , Merzianu M. Subclinical chronic lymphocytic leukemia with atypical cutaneous presentation. Journal of cutaneous pathology 2011; 382:236-240
  • Jayaprakash V, Bogaards A, Frustino J, Gill SR, Wilson BC, Mang TS, Hutson AD, Marshall JR, Johnson T, Ramananda S, Moysich KB, Popat SR, Loree TR, Rigual NR, Merzianu M, Sullivan M, Reid ME.Autofluorescence-guided surveillance for oral cancer. Cancer prevention research (Philadelphia, Pa.)2009; 211:966-974
  • Tezal M, Wactawski-Wende J, Lillis C, Hauck L, Merzianu M, Rigual NR, Loree TR, Reid ME, Stoler D, Marshall JR, Hyland A, Sullivan MA, Scannapieco FA. Chronic periodontitis and the incidence of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers and prevention 2009; 189:2406-2412
  • Seshadri M, Merzianu M, Tang H, Rigual NR, Sullivan M, Loree TR, Popat SR, Repasky EA, Hylander BL.Establishment and characterization of patient tumor-derived head and neck squamous cell carcinoma xenografts. Cancer biology and therapy 2009; 823:2275-2283
  • Rigual NR, Cheney RT, Iwenofu OH, Li Q, Loree TR, Popat SR, Merzianu M. Idiosyncrasies of scalp melanoma. Laryngoscope 2007; 1178:1354-1358
  • Solomon LW, Merzianu M, Sullivan M, Rigual NR. Necrotizing sialometaplasia associated with bulimia: case report and literature review. Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics 2007; 1032:e39-e42