Gynecologic Pathology Diagnostic Services
The Gynecologic Pathology Diagnostic Service is a fundamental component in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the female genital organs at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. Our pathologists are subspecialty-trained and highly experienced with a passion for patient care. Our service encounters a high volume of complex, neoplastic gynecologic surgical specimens from the Yale Gynecologic Oncology Service and biopsy specimens from many outpatient clinics in the greater New Haven area. Beyond routine tissue diagnosis, team members actively participate in the real-time decision making process for patient management including daily intraoperative consultation, weekly Gynecologic Tumor Conferences and many on-going cancer clinical trial programs. Currently, two faculty members function as the center pathologists in the study design and patient selection for the Herceptin trial program, a multi-institutional effort led by Yale Gynecologic Oncology Service in search for alternative therapy for endometrial serous carcinoma. For consultation diagnostic services, we provide diagnostic expertise for pathologists throughout the United States and abroad who submit cases for second opinion. The Gynecologic Pathology Service also reviews a large number of specimens from patients who are referred to Yale for further treatment options. As a leading institution, we have a national and international reputation as experts in the diagnosis of gestational trophoblastic diseases (complete and partial hydatidiform moles, gestational trophoblastic tumors) and endometrial cancer. We are among the few institutions to offer molecular genotyping as part of the routine diagnostic algorithm for molar pregnancies.
Professor of Pathology
Clinical Director, Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory
Director, Gynecologic Pathology
Director, Gynecologic and Breast Pathology Fellowship Program.
I am an academic surgical and molecular pathologist serving Yale-New Haven Hospital and the greater New Haven area with (1) clinical responsibilities including diagnostic gynecologic pathology and molecular diagnostic services, (2) resident training and medical student teaching, and (3) translational and clinical research programs in the fields of gynecologic pathology and molecular diagnostics.
Professor of Pathology
Director, Genitourinary Pathology
Peter A. Humphrey, M.D., Ph.D. obtained his B.A. in Chemistry and Biochemistry, and his MD and PhD (in biochemistry) from The University of Kansas. He did his anatomic pathology residency at Duke University Medical Center, and joined the faculty there for four years, followed by 21 years as a faculty member at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Humphrey is a practicing surgical and urologic pathologist, with a research focus on clinico-pathologic and molecular pathologic aspects...