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  • Autopsy

    • Assistant Professor; Director of Autopsy Services, Pathology

      Dr. Sanchez received his undergraduate degree at Fairfield University, his medical degree at SUNY Stony Brook, and did his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Yale New Haven Hospital. He worked as a community pathologist at the Hospital of Central Connecticut before joining the Pathology Department at Yale School of Medicine where he is the Director of the Autopsy Service. In addition to surgical pathology his interests include autopsy pathology, microbiology, medical education, medical history, and quality management.
    • Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics; Director, Pediatric Pathology, Pathology; Associate Director, Autopsy Service

      Raffaella Morotti graduated from the University of Milan . She completed her residency in anatomic pathology at Yale-New Haven Hospital, followed by a fellowship in pediatric pathology at New York University. She is board-certified in both anatomic and pediatric pathology. She join the pathology faculty at Yale in 2011 and is the Director of Pediatric Pathology and the Associate Director of the Pathology Autopsy Service.
    • Assistant Professor of Pathology; Co-director, Yale Legacy Tissue Donation Program, Pathology

      I am a neuropathologist and researcher in neuroimmunology. My background is in electrophysiology and biomedical engineering of neural interface and neural information processing systems. My interests are in diseases of the central nervous system, including motor system diseases and cancer. I am working on advancing the techniques of computational pathology in order to better understand and diagnose diseases. My research involves the application of machine learning, image analysis, and statistics to histology and genomic data with the goal of better characterizing and classifying tumors. I am developing software to analyze histologic images taken from the kinds of slides produced in the routine clinical evaluation of tissue.  By using statistical and machine learning techniques, these algorithms look for patterns in cell placement and morphology that correspond to the tissue genetic profiles. I believe this simultaneous genotypic and phenotypic characterization of tumors will provide a deeper understanding of neurobiology, neuropathology, and caner immunology, and identify key elements of CNS microenvironments whose interactions advance our explanations and predictions of pathologic processes affecting the brain, retina, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system.
    • Assistant Professor of Pathology

      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.
    • Professor of Pathology and of Medicine (Pulmonary); Director of Medical Studies, Anatomic Pathology

      My major interests are in diagnostic and experimental lung pathology. I was lead thoracic pathologist at Yale from 2004 to 2022 and have experience in diagnosing and classifying the full range of histopathology of clinical lung disease. I was also Director of Anatomic Pathology at VA Connecticut HealthCare system (aka the West Haven VA) from 1994 to 2022. My PhD was on aspects of the murine MHC. My post doctoral fellowship was with Richard Flavell on development of T cell tolerance.  Since then,  I have helped evaluate various murine models of inflammatory lung disease, ran an NIH funded morphology core for the Yale pulmonary section, and ran a basic laboratory at West Haven VA looking at murine models of pulmonary fibrosis. I now mostly consult on various experimental models of lung disease and work with collaborators analyzing human fibrotic and neoplastic disease. I am heavily involved in medical school curriculum development as Director of Medical Studies for Pathology. I am Co-Director of Attacks and Defenses (immunology, infectious disease, microbiology, rheumatology and dermatology) one of the master courses for the pre-clinical curriculum for YSM.
    • Assistant Professor of Pathology

      Won Jae Huh completed his medical education at the Seoul National University in South Korea. Then he pursued Ph.D. training in Developmental Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. His Ph.D. thesis work with Dr. Jason Mills focused on the transcriptional regulation of gastric chief cell differentiation. Won Jae completed his residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, followed by fellowship in Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He did his postdoctoral research training on EGFR and Notch signaling crosstalk in gastric premalignant conditions with Dr. Robert Coffey at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Won Jae is a recipient of the NIDDK Clinical Scientist Career Development Award. He was an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center prior to joining the Department of Pathology at Yale School of Medicine in 2021.
    • Assistant Professor; Medical Director - Milford Campus Core Laboratory & Blood Bank, Pathology; Medical Director - Bridgeport Hospital , Pathology; Medical Director - Milford Campus, Pathology; Gross Room Director, Pathology; Medical Director - Bridgeport Hospital Anatomic Pathology & Core Laboratory, Anatomic Pathology

    • Anthony N. Brady Professor of Pathology and Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Director, Yale Cancer Center Tissue Microarray Facility, Pathology; Director, Yale Pathology Tissue Services, Pathology; Director, Physician Scientist Training Program, Pathology Research

      David Rimm is the Anthony N. Brady Professor of Pathology in the Departments of Pathology and Medicine (Oncology) at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is the Director of Yale Pathology Tissue Services and the Lab for Quantitative Diagnostics in Anatomic Pathology. He completed an MD-PhD at Johns Hopkins University Medical School followed by a Pathology Residency at Yale and a Cytopathology Fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia. His research lab group focuses on quantitative pathology using the AQUA® technology invented in his lab, and other quantitative methods, with projects related to predicting response and resistance to both targeted and immune- therapy in cancer. His lab is involved in the use of new high-plex methods including digital spatial profiling (NanoString) for new biomarker discovery. He is also interested in translation of assays to the clinic and standardization of those assays for CLIA labs. The work is supported by grants from the NIH, BCRF, and sponsored research agreements from biopharma. He also serves on the CAP Immunohistochemistry committee and multiple scientific advisory boards for biotech and pharma. He is an author of over 500 peer-reviewed papers with an H-index of 120 and 8 patents.
    • Professor of Pathology and of Ophthalmology and Visual Science; Medical Director, Pathology Informatics, Pathology

      John Sinard is a board-certified anatomic pathologist. He received his bachelor's degree from Harvard University, and his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Johns Hopkins. His residency training was at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is active on the autopsy and surgical pathology services, with a specialty interest in ophthalmic pathology. He founded the Pathology Informatics Program, and has been developing software for over 30 years. His academic interests are centered on translational informatics: delivering modern data management tools to practicing physicians and researchers.
  • Autopsy Support and Technicians

    • Autopsy and Morgue Manager

      Amanda has been a certified PA since 2009 and performed her first autopsy in 2005. Prior to arriving at Yale in 2018, Amanda worked in Surgical Pathology at Middlesex Health where she grossed all of their surgical specimens ranging from small to highly complex, and performed their autopsies. She had particular experience in breast, GYN, and GI oncologic pathology. She has experience performing autopsies at major medial centers, community hospitals, and medical examiner systems: The Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN), The Massachusetts General Hospital, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (CT), Eastern Maine Medical Center, Columbia University, and Hospital of St. Raphael. She has had a special interest in autopsy pathology and had the opportunity to join Yale as the Autopsy Manager and perform autopsies full time. Amanda and her team of PAs and technicians are responsible for teaching autopsy pathology to the pathology residents in various stages of their 3-4 year AP/CP residencies in the department.
    • Pathology Assistant

      Eva earned her Master of Health Science degree in Pathologists’ Assisting at Quinnipiac University in May of 2022. She is a certified Pathologists’ Assistant (ASCP) as well as a licensed histotechnician (ASCP). She was first introduced into the field of Pathology in 2018 as a Histotechnican at Boston Children’s Hospital and a Pathology Technician at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was trained in both Surgical and Autopsy Pathology. Eva also has previous histological experience processing and preparing slides for the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and currently practices as a Histotechnican at Yale New Haven Hospital.
    • Autopsy Morgue Attendant; Autopsy Technician I, Pathology

      Kris arrived at Yale Pathology in September 2019 as a temporary autopsy technician and learned CoPath, Epic, and the innerworkings of the Autopsy & Morgue service. Through her time here, she has exemplified empathy, respect, and ability to function well under pressure in a variety of strange and unpredictable situations within the department. She became a permanent employee in February 2022. Her voice is often the one you hear first when you call the autopsy service. Kris earned her Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Science (MLT) from Manchester Community College, where she started in the fast-paced blood bank at Hartford Hospital, working as a Medical Technologist until 2001. She then joined what’s now Middlesex Health in laboratory customer service, maintaining outpatient lab orders for various doctor’s offices and helping distribute urgent, STAT, and critical results. Here, she developed her valued combination of technical skills and advocacy for patients and customers. She began her AP experience in 2014 when Middlesex hired her as the Anatomic Pathology Technical Assistant. In this role, she prepared surgical specimens for examination by the PA and pathologists, as well as assisting with autopsies.
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.