Yale Cytology

Cytology

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The Cytopathology division of the Department of Pathology at the Yale-New Haven Hospital provides preparatory and diagnostic services for all fluid, smear and aspiration specimens. 

The goals of the service include:  

  • To maintain excellence in specimen preparation and diagnostic accuracy

  • To provide the highest quality consultative services to our clinical colleagues, both within our institution and elsewhere

  • To train residents, fellows, medical students and cytotechnologists in diagnostic cytopathology

  • To support and incorporate advanced diagnostic techniques to improve diagnostic accuracy

  • To pioneer new molecular techniques to increase the amount of information obtained from the minimal amounts of tissues received in the routine specimen

Cytopathology Service

The Cytopathology division of the Department of Pathology at the Yale-New Haven Hospital provides preparatory and diagnostic services for all fluid, smear and aspiration specimens. The goals of the service include: 

  • To maintain excellence in specimen preparation and diagnostic accuracy

  • To provide the highest quality consultative services to our clinical colleagues, both within our institution and elsewhere

  • To train residents, fellows, medical students and cytotechnologists in diagnostic cytopathology

  • To support and incorporate advanced diagnostic techniques to improve diagnostic accuracy

  • To pioneer new molecular techniques to increase the amount of information obtained from the minimal amounts of tissues received in the routine specimen

The service processes and reads about 70,500 specimens per year. Of these, around 3,000 are non-GYN specimens, including about 1,300 fine needle aspirations (FNAs). The service also provides pathologist-performed FNA service at the request of physicians within the hospital. On-site adequacy assessments are also provided by cytotechnologists in both the ultrasound and CT suites. The division also provides case presentations for clinical conferences and teaching conferences for our residents.

Services and Expertise

We provide preparatory and diagnostic services for all fluid, smear and aspiration specimens. Early detection of cervical cancer, HPV testing, squamous cell carcinoma, endometrial adenocarcinoma, ovarian adenocarcinoma; bronchial lavages, pneumocystis carinii, aspergillus; fine needle aspirations, lung, liver, thyroid, pancreas; body fluid cytology, pleural, peritoneal, pericardial; mesothelioma, metastatic adenocarcinoma.

Consult

Complete cytopathology consult services, including preparation, analysis, and ancillary studies (as necessary), are available by contacting:

Cytology Service 

Department of Pathology
Yale-New Haven Hospital, East Pavilion 2-612
20 York Street
P.O. Box 208070
New Haven, CT 06520-8070
203.785.5430


Director

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Adebowale Adeniran, MD

Director

Associate Professor of Pathology

Director of Cytopathology

Director, Cytology Laboratory

Director, Anatomic Pathology Elective

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Pathologists

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Rebecca Baldassarri, MD

Assistant Professor of Pathology

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Guoping Cai, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology

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Malini Harigopal, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Director, Breast Pathology

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Diane Kowalski, MD, MMSc

Associate Professor of Pathology

Director, Cytopathology Fellowship Program

Director, Anatomic and Laboratory Medicine Residency Program

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Angelique W. Levi, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Director, Pathology Outreach

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Education and Training


Cytology

Director:
Adebowale Adeniran M.D.

Manager:
Kevin Schofield, B.S. CT(ASCP)

Cytology Service
Yale School of Medicine
Department of Pathology
P.O. Box 208023  
New Haven, CT 06520-8023
Tel: 877-Yale Lab (877-925-3522)
Fax: 203.735.2641

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200 South Frontage Rd
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New Haven, CT 06520