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Pallavi Gopal, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Contact Information

Pallavi Gopal, MD, PhD

Office Location

  • 310 Cedar Street, Rm LH108
    New Haven, CT 06510

Mailing Address

  • Yale School of Medicine

    Department of Pathology, P.O. Box 208023

    New Haven, CT 06520-8023

    United States



Pallavi Gopal is a graduate of the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Her Ph.D. thesis work in Neuroscience with Dr. Jeffrey Golden focused on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms that guide neuronal migration during forebrain development. After earning her M.D., Pallavi completed postgraduate clinical training in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She did her postdoctoral research training with Dr. Erika Holzbaur at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gopal is a recipient of the NINDS Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award. She joined the Pathology Department at Yale School of Medicine in January 2018.

Education & Training

  • Neuropathology Fellowship
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2014)
  • Resident in Anatomic Pathology
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2012)
  • MD
    University of Pennsylvania (2009)
  • PhD
    University of Pennsylvania, Neuroscience (2008)


  • Clinical Neuropathology
    New Haven, CT, United States 2018
    surgical and autopsy neuropathology

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