Surgical Pathology

Surgical Pathology is Yale Pathology Labs’ most comprehensive diagnostic service, reflecting the various subspecialties of more than forty highly qualified physicians. Our board-certified pathologists are experts in most subspecialty areas and offer complete services for all surgical pathology needs. Areas of intense subspecialty interest include the fields of gynecologic, gestational and reproductive pathology, breast pathology, gastroenterologic and hepatic pathology, genitourinary and renal pathology, dermatopathology, hematopathology, neuropathology, and ophthalmic pathology, among others.

Bone and Soft-tissue Pathology

Tumors of bone and soft tissue.

Breast Pathology

Cancer, intraductal carcinoma, in situ carcinoma, estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors, herceptin, Her2/neu, conservative therapy, lumpectomy, calcifications, mammographic-pathologic correlation.


Malignant melanoma, melanocytic nevi, cutaneous T cell lymphoma, psoriasis, lichen planus, basal cell carcinoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma, erythema multiforme, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, verruca vulgaris, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence. Yale Dermatology Department

GI and Liver Pathology

Gastroesophageal reflux, Barrett’s esophagus, Helicobacter pylori gastritis, stomach cancer, colorectal polyps and cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma.

Genitourinary Pathology

Prostate, bladder, and testicular cancer; immunotherapy of bladder cancer, hormone therapy of prostate hyperplasia/carcinoma; interstitial cystitis, infertility.

Gynecologic Pathology

Cancer of the ovary, endometrium, and cervix; infertility, placental evaluation, endometrial hyperplasia, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, cervical Pap smear, sexually transmitted diseases, cervical dysplasia.

Head, Neck and Endocrine Pathology

Squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, laryngeal cancer, thyroid disease, parathyroid disease, salivary gland tumors, nasal sinus disease, jaw disorders.


Hodgkin’s disease, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, lymphoma immunophenotyping/genotyping, immunotherapy, leukemia, myelodysplasia, myeloproliferative disorders, anemia, immune deficiency, opportunistic infections.


Inflammatory, degenerative, and neoplastic diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system; brain, nerve, and muscle biopsies; histochemical and ultrastructural analysis.

Ophthalmic Pathology

Corneal degenerations, transplant rejection, keratoconus, conjunctival proliferations and neoplasms, eye trauma, inflammations of the eyelids, tumors of the eyelids, lesions of the lacrimal system, inflammation and tumors of the eye.

Pediatric and Placental Pathology

Developmental, infectious, metabolic, and neoplastic disorders of childhood; Hirschsprung disease, small “blue round cell” tumors, congenital malformations including cardiac and other systems, placental pathology, electron microscopy and biochemical studies of metabolic disorders, immunohistochemistry, and advanced molecular diagnosis.

Renal Pathology & Electron Microscopy

Primary glomerular, tubulointerstitial, and vascular diseases of the kidney, renal genetic disease, lupus and systemic vasculitis, renal transplantation.

Thoracic Pathology

Lung cancer, interstitial lung disease, lung fibrosis, occupational lung disease, chronic extrinsic hypersensitivity pneumonitis, early lung cancer, screening detected cancers,  small cell carcinoma, neuroendocrine carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, bronchial biopsies, thoracoscopic biopsies, mesothelioma, thymoma, sarcoidosis, emphysema, asthma, airways diseases, immunohistochemistry.

Surgical Pathology

John Sinard, M.D., Ph.D.

Yale School of Medicine
Department of Pathology
PO Box 208023 
New Haven, CT 06520
Tel: 203.785.2788
Fax: 203.785.7146

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