Dr. Fatima was born and raised in Pakistan. She received her MBBS degree from Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi, Pakistan and was an officer in medicine and surgery, 6 months each, in Pakistan. Afterwards, she came to the United States to complete her residency in pathology at the University of Toledo, Toledo Ohio (2002-2006) followed by fellowships in cytology (2006-2007) at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI and renal pathology (2009-2011) at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. During her pathology residency, she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. She joined the Department of Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2011, following being certified by the Anatomic Board of Pathology, Inc. In Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology with added qualification in Cytopathology.
Pathogenesis of primary glomerular diseases. Role of T-regulatory cells in the prevention of acute rejection in kidney transplant. Mediators of acute tubular injury in salt sensitive hypertension. Genetic predisposition for arterionephrosclerosis, in African Americans. Cervical Cancer Screening Study (CCSS) in HIV positive women.