Hatim Khoja

Hatim Khoja

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Saudi Arabia

Title: Pitfalls in Bone Pathology


Dr. H. Khoja completed his MBBS Degree in King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  He completed anatomic pathology training at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in 2008.  Then he joined the University of Toronto, Mount Sinai Hospital, ON, CANADA, as a Bone and Soft tissue Pathology fellow from 2011-2012 followed by another year of fellowship in Head and Neck pathology in the same center.  Currently, he is a Consultant Pathologist at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and research Center specialized in bone and soft tissue/head and neck pathology.    

He has published several papers in peer reviewed journals and has been invited as speaker in several conferences locally and internationally.


Bone pathology is one of the difficult subspecialties in surgical pathology. Several reasons are behind this concept including rarity, complexity, and great morphological overlap between primary bone neoplasms. Multiple cases of bone neoplasms -including primary and secondary neoplasms- will be discussed highlighting the importance of combining clinical features, diagnostic imaging, pathological, and molecular findings to reach a precise and specific diagnosis. Finally, a general approach to bone lesions will be discussed to avoid pitfalls in bone pathology

The presentation will highlights some common pitfalls in bone pathology with a simple approach to avoid mistakes/pitfalls in bone pathology for general pathologists and trainees.