Academic Rank:
Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC
Hematopathologist, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, St. Paul’s Hospital
St. Paul’s Hospital
Short Bio:

Dr. Bahmanyar is a board-certified Hematopathologist, currently  practising as a Hematopathologist at St. Paul’s Hospital.

Dr.Bahmanyar received his medical degree in Shiraz, Iran, followed by post-graduate residency training in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology (AP/CP) at Kerman University in Iran. He practiced as a Pathologist in Iran before he commenced his residency training in Hematological Pathology at the University of Toronto. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).

Dr. Bahmanyar’s area of practice includes Hematological pathology with special interest in bone marrow pathology and Transfusion medicine. He is actively engaged in medical student and resident teaching both at the UBC and other institutions. His area of research interest is primarily focused on morphology, flow cytometry, and cytogenetics of hematological malignancies including multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome, myeloproliferative neoplasm and acute leukemia. The other areas of his research activities include Transfusion Medicine concerning the management of massive hemorrhage, adverse consequences of transfusion, and transfusion related-errors.

Academic background

  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC), Hematological Pathology. 2017
  • Board-certified, Hematological Pathology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). 2017
  • Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC). 2015
  • Pre-Board-certified, Anatomical and Clinical Pathology, College of Pathologists and Laboratory Physicians of Iran. 2009
  • Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, MD. 2005


Selected publications

  • Pourabdullah M, Bahmanyar M, Atenafu EG, Hou J, Chang H. High IKZF1/3 protein expression is a favorable prognostic factor for survival of relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma patients treated with lenalidomide. J Hematol Oncol 2016 Nov 21:9(1):123.
  • Bahmanyar M, Chang H .Acute Myeloid Leukemia with myelodysplasia-related changes demonstrating prominent basophilic differentiation. Blood, 2016 May; 127:2503
  • Guo RJ, Bahmanyar M, Chang H. CD33, But Not Early T-cell Precursor Leukemia, Is an Adverse Risk Factor in Adult Acute T-Lymphoblastic Leukemia. B J Hematol. 2016 Mar; 172(5):823-5
  • Bahmanyar M, Qi X, Chang H .Genomic aberrations in anaplastic multiple myeloma: high frequency of 1q21(CKS1B) amplifications.Luek Res. 2013 Dec; 37(12):1726-8

Research Interest

  • Hematological malignancies including multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome, and acute leukemia as well as  Transfusion Medicine.

Teaching Interest

  • Structured blood smear and bone marrow morphology, blood transfusion and coagulation teaching for Hematology/Hematopathology residents and medical students.