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Faruk Skenderi, MD, MSc

Faruk Skenderi

Pathology resident


Department of Pathology and Cytology
University of Sarajevo Clinical Center
Bolnička 25
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)
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Degrees and Training

  • Pathology Resident, University of Sarajevo Clinical Center (2012 - )
  • PhD student, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Croatia (2013 - )
  • MSc, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and University of Rijeka, Croatia (2009 - 2011)
  • Research training, Center for Proteomics, University of Rijeka, Croatia (2009 - 2010)
  • MD, University of Sarajevo Faculty of Medicine, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2006)

 Experience, positions, appointments

  • Organizer, Bosnian Turkish School of Cytopathology (2016 - )
  • Secretary, Association of pathologists and cytologists of FBIH
  • Teaching and research assistant in Pathology, Univesity of Sarajevo Faculty of Health Studies (2015 - )
  • Managing editor, Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences (2014 - )
  • Organizer, Bryan Warren School of Pathology (2012 - )
  • Teaching and research assistant in Biochemistry, University of Sarajevo Medical Faculty (2008 - 2012)

Fellowships and Awards

  • Marie Curie Actions, Early stage research fellow (2009 - 2010)
  • Erasmus Mundus Basileus fellowship (2009)
  • Dean's award for excellence (2006)


  1. Skenderi F, Ulamec M, Vanecek T, Martinek P, Alaghehbandan R, Pane Foix M, Babankova I, Perez Montiel D, Alavarado-Cabrero I, Svajdler M, Dubinsky P, Cempirkova D, Pavlovsky M, Vranic S, Daum O, Ondic O, Pivovarcikova K, Michalova K, Hora M, Rotterova P, Stehlikova A, Michal M, Dusek M, Hes O. Warthin-like papillary renal cell carcinoma: Clinicopathologic, morphologic, immunohistochemical and molecular genetic analysis of 11 cases. Ann Diagn Pathol 2017;27:48-56.
  2. Michal M, Kazakov D, Agaimy A, Hosova M, Michalova K, Grossmann P, Steiner P, Skenderi F, Vranic S, Michal M. Whorling Cellular Perineurioma: A previously undescribed variant closely mimicking monophasic fibrous synovial sarcoma. Ann Diagn Pathol 2017;27:74-8.
  3. Peckova K, Martinek P, Pivovarcikova K, Vanecek T, Alaghehbandan R, Prochazkova K, Perez Montiel D, Hora M, Skenderi F, Ulamec M, Rotterova P, Daum O, Ferda J, Davidson W, Ondic O, Dubova M, Michal M, Hes O. Cystic and necrotic papillary renal cell carcinoma: prognosis, morphology, immunohistochemical, and molecular-genetic profile of 10 cases. Ann Diagn Path 2016, in press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anndiagpath.2016.10.007
  4. Foix MP, Dunatov A, Martinek P, Mundó EC, Suster S, Sperga M, Lopez JI, Ulamec M, Bulimbasic S, Montiel DP, Alaghehbandan R, Peckova K, Pivovarcikova K, Ondrej D, Rotterova P, Skenderi F, Prochazkova K, Dusek M, Hora M, Michal M, Hes O. Morphological, immunohistochemical, and chromosomal analysis of multicystic chromophobe renal cell carcinoma, an architecturally unusual challenging variant. Virchows Arch. 2016 Sep 15. [Epub ahead of print]. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00428-016-2022-x
  5. Skenderi F, Chikha A, Ibisevic N, Tatarevic-Suko A, Kantardzic N, Vranic S. Skeletal Muscle Metastases from Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Cervix: Report of Two Cases With Literature Review. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2016 Jul 7. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27391272 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PGP.0000000000000298
  6. Fabijanovic D, Zunic I, Nikuseva Martic T, Skenderi F, Serman L, Vranic S. The expression of SFRP1, SFRP3, DVL1 and DVL2 proteins in germ cell tumors of the testis. APMIS. 2016 Sep 7. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apm.12588
  7. Petersson F, Martinek P , Vanecek T, Pivovarcikova K, Peckova K, Ondic O, Perez-Montiel D, Skenderi FUlamec M, Nenutil R, Hora M, Svoboda T, Michal M, Hes O. Renal Cell carcinoma with Leiomyomatous Stroma - A Group of Tumors with Indistinguishable Histopathological Features, but Two Distinct Genetic Profiles: Next generation sequencing analysis of 6 cases negative for aberrations related to the VHL-gene. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol 2016, in press.
  8. Damjanov I, Skenderi F, Vranic S. Mammary Analogue Secretory Carcinoma (MASC) of the salivary gland: A new tumor entity. Bosn J Basic Med Sci 2016, in press. http://dx.doi.org/10.17305/bjbms.2016.1321
  9. Ulamec M, Skenderi F, Trpkov K, Kruslin B, Vranic S, Bulimbasic S, Trivunic S, Perez Montiel D, Peckova K, Pivovarcikova K, Ondic O, Daum O, Rotterova P, Hora M, Michal M, Hes O. Solid papillary renal cell carcinoma: Clinicopathologic, morphologic and immunohistochemical analysis of 10 cases and review of the literature. Ann Diagn Path 2016, in press
  10. "Mucin"-secreting papillary renal cell carcinoma: clinicopathological, immunohistochemical, and molecular genetic analysis of seven cases. Pivovarcikova K, Peckova K, Martinek P, Montiel DP, Kalusova K, Pitra T, Hora M, Skenderi F, Ulamec M, Daum O, Rotterova P, Ondic O, Dubova M, Curik R, Dunatov A, Svoboda T, Michal M, Hes O. Virchows Arch. 2016 Apr 12. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Redzepagic J, Skenderi F, Bajrovic J, Beslagic V, Ibisevic N, Vranic S. Low-grade malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the breast: A report of the first case and literature review. APMIS 2016; 124:428-430. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apm.12515.
  12. Ulamec M, Skenderi F, Zhou M, Krušlin B, Martínek P, Grossmann P, et al. Molecular Genetic Alterations in Renal Cell Carcinomas With Tubulocystic Pattern: Tubulocystic Renal Cell Carcinoma, Tubulocystic Renal Cell Carcinoma With Heterogenous Component and Familial Leiomyomatosis-associated Renal Cell Carcinoma. Clinicopathologic and Molecular Genetic Analysis of 15 Cases. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2015 Oct 1. [Epub ahead of print] http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PAI.0000000000000213
  13. Damjanov I, Vranic S, Skenderi F. Does everything a surgeon takes out have to be seen by a pathologist? A review of the current pathology practice. Virchows Archiv. 2016;468(1):69-74. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00428-015-1801-0
  14. Skenderi F, Vranic S, Damjanov I. Regulated cell death in diagnostic histopathology. Int J Dev Biol. 2015;59(1-3):149-58. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1387/ijdb.150037fs.
  15. Skenderi F, Ulamec M, Vranic S, Bilalovic N, Peckova N, Rotterova P, et al. Cystic renal oncocytoma and tubulocystic renal cell carcinoma. Morphological and immunohistochemical study. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 24(2):112-9. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PAI.0000000000000156.
  16. Skenderi F, Krakonja F, Vranic S. Infarcted fibroadenoma of the breast: Report of two cases with review of the literature. Diagn Pathol 2013;8(1):38. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1746-1596-8-38
  17. Udovicic-Gagula D, Skenderi F, Gornjakovic S, Ibisevic N, Chikha A, Vranic S, Đuran A. Uterine cervix squamous cell carcinoma metastatic to the Ampulla of Vater: a case report with review of the literature. Journal of Health Sciences. 2013;3(2):173-176. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17532/jhsci.2013.84
  18. Skenderi F, Jonjic S. Viral vaccines and vectors–some lessons from cytomegaloviruses. Periodicum biologorum. 2012;114(2):201-210 [PDF]
  19. Mehic B, Valjevac A, Skenderi F. First decade of publishing of Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences. Bosn J Basic Med Sci. 2011;11(4):201-204. PMC: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4362571/
  20. Kiseljakovic E, Jadric R, Hasic S, Skenderi F, Resic H, Winterhalter-Jadric M. Polymorphism in methylentetra-hydrofolate reductase gene: important role in diseases. Bosn J Basic Med Sci. 2008;8(2):165-169. http://old.bjbms.org/archives/2008-2/165-169.pdf

Conference papers

  1. Demirović A, Vranić S, Skenderi F, Perić Balja M, Ulamec M, Vučić M, Krušlin B. Primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast: a diagnostic approach to the rare primary breast malignancy. J Neuroendocrinol 2017, suppl., in press. (14th Annual ENETS Conference for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Neuroendocrine Tumor Disease. 8-10 March 2017, Barcelona, Spain).
  2. Michal M, Kazakov DV, Agaimy A, Michalova K, Grossmann P, Skenderi F, Vranic S, Michal M. Whorling Cellular Perineurioma: An undescribed benign tumor mimicking monophasic fibrous synovial sarcoma. Mod Pathol 2017;30(supplement 2s):20A.
  3. Mahdi Z, Dzinic SH, Vranic S, Skenderi F, Sheng S, Beydoun R. Differential Expression and Subcellular Localization of Tumor Suppressor Maspin as a Diagnostic Marker in Gastroesophageal Junction Carcinoma and Its Precursors. Mod Pathol 2017;30(supplement 2s):185A.
  4. Karin V, Kakarigi L, Skrtic A, Nikuseva Martic T, Ibisevic N, Skenderi F, Vranic S, Serman L. Sonic Hedgehog proteins are overexpressed in high-grade serous ovarian carcinomas. Fourth Meeting of the Croatian Association for Cancer Research, November 3-4, 2016.
  5. Fabijanovic D, Zunic I, Nikuseva Martic T, Skenderi F, Serman L, Vranic S. The members of Wnt pathway SFRP1, SFRP3 and DVL1 are downregulated in testicular germ cell tumors. Virchows Arch 2016;469(suppl.1):S218-9.
  6. Skenderi F, Ibisevic N, Topcagic J, Bilalovic N, Vranic S. Breast cancer incidence, demographic, and pathological characteristics in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Virchows Arch 2016;469(suppl.1):S58.
  7. Skenderi F, Ulamec M, Vranic S, Michal M, Hes O. Warthin-like papillary renal cell carcinoma with prominent lymphocytic infiltrate: Morphologic and immunohistochemical study. Virchows Arch 2016;469(suppl.1):S14.
  8. Ibisevic N, Skenderi F, Chikha A, Bilalovic N, Vranic S. Cervical cancer incidence, demographic and pathologic characteristics in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Virchows Arch 2016;469(suppl.1):S289.
  9. Chikha A, Ibisevic N, Skenderi F, Bilalovic N, Kulovac B, Selimović M, Vranic S. Spermatocytic seminoma: Report of three cases. Virchows Arch 2016; 469(suppl.1):S236.
  10. Cesarec S, Kirgin MS, Skenderi F, Ulamec M, Stimac G, Chikha A, Vranic S, Kruslin B. Sarcomatoid variant of urothelial carcinoma of the urinary bladder. A study of 27 cases. Virchows Arch 2015;467(suppl.1):S263.
  11. Skenderi F, Ulamec M, Vranic S, Bilalovic N, Peckova K, Rotterova P, Kokoskova B, Branzovsky J, Michal M, Hes O. Cystic renal oncocytoma and tubulocystic renal cell carcinoma: Morphological and immunohistohemical study. Pathology 2014;46(S2):135-6.
  12. Chikha A, Jukovic Bihorac F, Skenderi F, Krakonja F, Bilalovic N, Vranić S. Infarcted fibroadenoma of the breast: report of two cases. Histopathology.


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