The Yale Autopsy Service

Autopsy Lab Group 2016

The Autopsy Service provides both autopsy and morgue services to patients who die at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Autopsies continually advance our understanding of disease. What we learn from autopsies allows clinicians to more accurately diagnose diseases, improve therapy, and potentially aid other patients who are currently suffering from a similar disease.

Any questions related to the process of releasing a patient to a funeral home, requesting an autopsy, or obtaining a copy of the autopsy report should be directed to the Autopsy Service. Please note that we are bound by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) regulations and will not be able to provide medical history or answer questions regarding patient status. We can answer questions pertaining to the process of having a loved one released to a funeral home or having an autopsy performed, but may direct you to speak with a funeral director or a different hospital department based on your question. Our team has a combined 75 years of experience available to guide you through this difficult time.


Leadership

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Jose Costa, MD, FACP

Professor of Pathology and of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

DIrector, Autopsy Service

Director, Bone & Soft Tissue Pathology

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Raffaella Morotti, MD

Professor of Pathology

Associate Director, Autopsy Service

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Faculty

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Demetrios Braddock, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Medical Director, Precipio Diagnostics

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Robert J Homer, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology

Director, Thoracic Pathology

Director of Medical Studies

Director, Medical Student Course Module

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Anita Juliane Huttner, MD

Assistant Professor of and Clinical Fellow in Pathology

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Michael Kashgarian, MD

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Pathology

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Vincent T Marchesi, MD, PhD

Anthony N. Brady Professor of Pathology and Professor of Cell Biology

Director, Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine

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Gilbert Moeckel, MD, PhD, FASN

Professor

Director, Renal Pathology and Electron Microscopy Laboratory

Director, Renal & Genitourinary Fellowship Program

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Jon Stanley Morrow, PhD, MD

Raymond Yesner Professor of Pathology

Chair, Department of Pathology

Chief of Pathology at YNHH

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David L Rimm, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Director of Pathology Tissue Services

Director of Translational Pathology

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John H. Sinard, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Vice Chair Pathology

Director, Anatomic Pathology

Medical Director, Pathology Informatics

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Jeffrey L. Sklar, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and of Laboratory Medicine

Director, Molecular Diagnostics Research Program

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Brian West, MD

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Pathology

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Autopsy Staff

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Charles Hand

Autopsy Technician

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Antonio E Lopes

Lead Autopsy Technician

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In addition to the physicians and the regular highly trained professional staff, the Service also has Pathologists' Assistant students from Quinnipiac University and interns from the University of New Haven that rotate throughout the year.

Autopsy

Director:
Jose Costa, MD

Associate Director:
Raffaella Morotti, MD

Manager:
Arthur Belanger, MHS, PA (ASCP)

Autopsy Service
Yale School of Medicine
Department of Pathology
PO Box 208023
310 Cedar St., BML 55 
New Haven, CT 06520
Tel: 203.785.2748
Fax: 203.737.5654