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Yale Pediatric Pathology

The pediatric pathology service specializes in the evaluation of tissue specimen from patients of pediatric age (0-21 years) and from perinatal specimens including evaluation of fetal malformations and placentas. Pediatric pathology is a pathology subspecialty requiring a specific board certification. We participate in national and international meetings and society focusing in the advance in the field of pediatric and perinatal pathology

Clinical Service

We diagnose solid tumors specific of infancy (small blue round cell tumor) and pediatric age, evaluate liver biopsies for cholestatic disease of infancy and pediatric liver transplants. We specialize in the evaluation of gastro-intestinal biopsies of pediatric patients with particular interest in Hirschsprung disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, celiac disease and pediatric idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease. The use of advanced techniques: immunohistochemistry, FISH, molecular genetics complement our evaluation of complex tumor cases and rare tumors.
The perinatal part of the service provides evaluation of placentas in addition to evaluation of fetal malformations collaborating with a very active maternal fetal medicine and genetic service here at Yale.

Services and Expertise

In addition to providing diagnostic service to the diverse subspecialties of Yale Children Hospital we review specimens from surrounding hospitals including Bridgeport Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, and the Saint Raphael campus.

Yale Pediatric Pathology Team


Our main focus is on clinical oriented research with collaboration with the pediatric gastrointestinal and liver service. An additional focus of academic research is in relation to intestinal transplantation.

Education & Training

The Pediatric Pathology Service is engaged in educational efforts with:
  • Yale School of Medicine: course developer for Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology
  • Residency Programs (Pathology, Pediatric)