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 Experties

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