Syed A. Jaffar Kazmi, M.D.

Department Affiliations
Associate Professor

Neuropathology, Neurodegenerative brain diseases, Muscle & Nerve Pathology, Surgical Pathology

Education and Training
MD, Sindh Medical College, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, University of Karachi, Pakistan, 1989 
Residency, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, 2001-05 
Neuropathology Fellowship, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham Alabama, 2005-07 
Research Associate, Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, 1995-2001

Teaching Activities 
Pathology residents
Neuropathology to neurology and neurosurgery residents, medical and pharmacology students.

National Activities
American Association of Neuropathologists
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
College of American Pathologists
Nebraska Association of Pathologists

Notable Publications
S. A. Jaffar Kazmi, A. Perry, J. G. Pressey, et al. Primary Ewing Sarcoma of the Brain: A Case Report and Literature Review. Diag mol path, 16(2):108-111, 2007.

S. Jaffar, G. Pihan, B. J. Dezube, L. Pantanowitz. Differentiating HIV-associated lymphomas that exhibit plasmacellular differentiation. HIV AIDS Rev, 4(3): 43-49, 2005.

E.J. Mufson, S.Y. Ma, J. Dills, E.J. Cochran, S. Leurgans, J. Wuu, D.A. Bennett, S. Jaffar, M.L. Gilmor, A.I. Levey, J.H. Kordower. Loss of basal forebrain P75(NTR) immunoreactivity in subjects with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. J Comp Neurol, 4;443(2):136-53, 2002.

S. Jaffar, S. Count, E. Dadko, S.Y. Ma, M. N. Gordon, D. Morgan and E.J. Mufson. Neuropathology of Mice Carrying Mutant APPSWE and/or PS1M146L Transgenes: Alteration in p75NTR Cholinergic Basal Forebrain Septohippocampal Pathway. Exp Neurol, 170(2): 227-243, 2001.

E. J. Mufson, S.Y. Ma, E. J. Cochran, D. A. Bennett, L. A. Beckett, S. Jaffar, H.U. Saragovi and J.H. Kordower. Loss of Nucleus Basalis Neurons Containing trkA Immunoreactivity in Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Early Alzheimer's Disease. J Comp Neurol, 427:19-30, 2000.

T.J. Sendera, S.Y. Ma, S. Jaffar, P.B. Kozlowski, J.H. Kordower, Y. Mawal, H.U. Saragovi, and E.J. Mufson. Reduction in TrkA-Immunoreactive Neurons is Not Associated with an Overexpression of Galaninergic Fibers within the Nucleus Basalis in Downs Syndrome. J Neurosci, 74 (3), 2000.

For a detailed list of publications, click here.

Syed A. Jaffar Kazmi, M.D.
Syed A. Jaffar Kazmi, M.D.

Email Address

Mailing Address
983135 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-3135

Office Location
3895 North

Phone Numbers
Office: 402-559-5018


Neuropathology Cases
Dr. Kazmi has developed a series of brain tumor cases to discuss diagnostic points and annotated images. For review of these educational cases, please follow this link.