Dr. Tohid Najafi

MD

Professor, Integrative Medicine
Biomedical and Histopathology Scientist

Biomedical researcher with 6 years of experience in histopathology science as well as teaching and development of NIH-funded research projects in graduate academic levels.

+ 313-3036524
tnajafi@umich.edu

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) 

University of Michigan, 08/2018-12/2020 

Biochemistry (Post Graduate Studies) 

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 01/2014-01/2016 

Anatomy and Histology (Masters) 

Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran 08/2008- 03/2012 

Post Doctorate in Healthcare Leadership 

Andrews University, 2021-present

Teaching Experience 

Teaching assistant, Anatomy, Physiology 

Undergraduate students, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2013-2014 

Anatomy, Biology, Embryology, 

Medical school, dental school, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran 2010-2012 Histology and Anatomical Pathology Instructor for medical graduates through AmeriClerkships  Medical Society 

GoPath laboratories, 2020-present 

WORK EXPERIENCE 

Laboratory director and lead histologist 

Gopath Laboratories, global pathology labs, Buffalo Grove, IL (Feb 2019 – present) 

Responsible for managing the human, financial and technical resources of the AP Laboratory Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the facility and 45 FTE 

Formulating and implementing policies and procedures to facilitate pathology processes Responsible for meeting operational, financial and strategic goals for unit/area or program. Grossing, Embedding, Microtomy, Immunohistochemistry, RT-PCR

Associate Scientist and research laboratory manager 

C.S Mott center, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, (2014-2018) 

Research in the field of infertility and Ovarian Cancer. Mostly focused on the study of enzyme biomechanics in  infertility and cancer and underlying role of oxidative stress by conducting localization (Immunohistochemistry) expression (Western Blot, ELISA) and separation science (HPLC).

    US Permanent Residency, 2018 

    Awarded by USCIS as an outstanding researcher in the field 

    Reproductive Science Fellowship, 2013 

    Awarded by Wayne State University, School of Medicine 

    Top student research award, 2011 

    Awarded by the executive committee of 4th Yazd international student award

    ✓ Najafi T. Chemotherapy-Induced Oxidative Stress and Infertility. International Journal of Women’s Health and
    Reproduction Sciences Vol. 5, No. 2, April 2017, 80-81

    ✓ Shaeib F, Khan SN, Ali I, Najafi T, Abu-Soud HM. Melatonin prevents myeloperoxidase heme destruction and the
    generation of free iron mediated by self-generated hypochlorous acid. PLoS One. 2015 Apr 2;10(3):e0120737

    ✓ Khan SN, Shaeib F, Najafi T, Kavdia M, Gonik B, Saed GM, Goud PT, Abu-Soud HM. Diffused Intra-Oocyte Hydrogen
    Peroxide Activates Myeloperoxidase and Deteriorates Oocyte Quality. PLoS One. 2015 Jul 21;10(7):e0132388

    ✓ Najafi T, Khorram O. Altered endometrial expression of endometrial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) in women
    with Unexplained Recurrent Miscarriage and Infertility. Reproductive Biomedicine Online (2012) 25, 408– 414

    ✓ Goud PT, Goud AP, Najafi T, Gonik B, Diamond MP, Saed GM, Zhang X, Abu-Soud HM. Direct real-time measurement of intra-oocyte nitric oxide concentration in vivo. PLos One. 2014, Jun 2;9(6):e98720