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Yale Endocrine, Head & Neck Pathology

The Endocrine, Head and Neck Pathology Service specializes in the evaluation of thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands, head and neck diseases including those of the oral cavity, larynx and pharynx, eye & ear, salivary glands, jaw & skull bones, and soft tissue. The team renders diagnoses on a little over 6000 cases each year. The practice strongly leans toward oncologic pathology due to referral bias and the tertiary nature of the hospital. The practice is supported by a well-appointed immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology laboratories, the former carrying a repertoire of more than 200 antibodies for diagnosis and prognosis. We offer HPV testing by PCR, and EBV testing by in-situ hybridization on formalin-fixed paraffin embedded cancer tissues.

Clinical Service

  • Evaluation of tissue biopsies to rule out/confirm cancer
  • Evaluation of resections for tumor staging, prognostication, adequacy of resection and to guide further treatment
  • Evaluation of biological markers of prognosis
  • Evaluation of HPV and EBV related cancers
  • Special expertise in thyroid cancers, adrenal tumors, head and neck cancers
Services and Expertise
In addition to providing diagnostic service to Yale’s Smilow Cancer Center, we are the only Endocrine, Head & Neck subspecialty pathology practice in the state of Connecticut providing consultancy services to surrounding hospitals, including Bridgeport Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, Milford Hospital, Griffin Hospital, and the Saint Raphael Campus of Yale New Haven and other regional hospitals.

Yale Pathology Endocrine, Head & Neck Team


Faculty engage in a wide range of clinical and translational research that include genotype-phenotype correlation in thyroid carcinomas, viral-associated head and neck cancers, genetic abnormalities in adrenal tumors and in pediatric thyroid cancers.

Education and Training in Endocrine, Head & Neck Pathology

Faculty in Endocrine, Head & Neck Pathology Division are engaged in and lead educational efforts within:
  • Yale School of Medicine: Endocrinology Course
  • Pathology Residency Programs: AP/CP lecturers and instructors in practical microscopy sessions
  • Fellowship Program: Endocrine, Head & Neck Pathology fellowship
  • American Society of Clinical Pathology: Courses and Seminars in Head & Neck Pathology (2015, 2016)