Nadia F. Habib-Bein, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology

Dr. Habib-Bein
Dr. Habib-Bein is Assistant Professor and Chief of Microbiology of the Division of Pathology at the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).
Office Location:
132L-U, 2NE109
Veterans' Affairs Medical Center
University Drive C
Pittsburgh, PA 15240
Contact Information:
Office Telephone: 412-360-6314
Fax: 412-360-6922


  • Medical School - 1980, Cairo Faculty of Medicine
  • PhD - 1992, Wayne State University, Detroit

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Habib-Bein is interested in Clinical Microbiology. She worked at Egypt's Central Public Health Laboratory, US Naval Medical Research Unit #3, Wayne State University and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Her research areas included rapid diagnosis of Salmonella, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Influenza A virus, shiga toxin regulation, evaluation of extended-spectrum-lactamases, susceptibility patterns of Streptococcus pneumoniae, as well as clinical trials of antimicrobials and phenotyping and genotyping of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

A second area of interest is cytopathology with performance and interpretation of fine needle aspiration biopsies.


  • Anatomic Pathology/Cytopathology
  • Clinical Pathology/Microbiology


American Board of Pathology: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology

Awards and Honors

  • 2009 - First place poster presentation, VHA MRSA Prevention Forum, Orlando, FL
  • 2011, 2012 - Nominated for the Resident-Voted Teaching Award in the CP Faculty Category, UPMC

Selected Publications

View Dr. Habib-Bein's publications on PubMed

  • Habib-Bein, NF, Beckwith III, WH, Mayo, D, Landry, ML. 2003. Comparison of SmartCycler Real-Time Reverse Transcription-PCR Assay in a Public Health Laboratory with Direct Immunofluorescence and Cell Culture in a Medical Center for Detection of Influenza A Virus. J. Clin. Microbiol. 41:3597
  • Habib, N, Callan, D, Farrel, P, Post, L, Dembry, L. 2002. Evaluation of Extended Spectrum -Lactamase (ESBL) Production and Association with Ciprofloxacin Resistance in Enterobacteriaceae in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital Prior to an Increased Rate of ESBL-Producer Isolation. The 102nd General Meeting of ASM, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Habib, N, Wolk, J, Dworkin, G, and Kashgarian, M. 1998. The Morphologic Spectrum of Ultrastructural Ciliary Changes in Patients Undergoing Nasal Brush Biopsy: A Retrospective Clinicopathologic Review. CT Med 62 (8):471