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Pathology Faculty Leadership

Leaders in Pathology

  • Director of Autopsy Services

    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 Bridgeport Hospital. In addition to surgical pathology his interests include autopsy pathology, microbiology, medical education, medical history, and quality management.

  • Director, Cytopathology

    Dr. Adebowale Adeniran is an experienced surgical pathologist and cytopathologist, and currently Director of Cytopathology and the Cytology Laboratory. Dr. Adeniran obtained his MD degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He did his anatomic/clinical pathology residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, followed by surgical pathology fellowship (with special interest in genitourinary pathology) at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and cytopathology fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Adeniran is a practicing surgical and cyto pathologist, with a research focus on clinico-pathologic and molecular pathologic aspects of kidney cancer as well as thyroid cancer. He is a reviewer of several peer-reviewed journals including Thyroid, Acta Cytologica, Diagnostic Cytopathology and Cancer Cytopathology. He has authored more than 50 papers, 5 book chapters, and co-authored the textbook Common Diagnostic Pitfalls in Thyroid Cytopathology. He currently serves as Chairman, Publications and Newsletter committee of Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology.

  • Director, Bone & Soft Tissue Pathology

    After graduation from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1973, Dr. Laskin served two years on the destroyer, USS Corry (DD-817) as Gunnery Officer. He then earned his MD in 1979 from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia through the Navy Medical/Osteopathic Scholarship Program. Dr. Laskin completed his Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency at Bethesda Naval Hospital (now known as Walter Reed National Military Medical Center) and was board certified in 1984. His Navy Medical Corps career included clinical leadership positions at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, the National Naval Medical Center, and Naval Hospital Japan, as well as faculty positions at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences from 1990-1996. He was a member of the pathology faculty at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago from 1996 to 2015, and served for a time as head of surgical pathology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Laskin joined the Pathology Department at Yale Medical School in 2015 as an Associate Professor.

  • Director, Bridgeport Pathology

    Paul Cohen earned his MD at Columbia University in 1981. He completed his residency in anatomic pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital and the National Cancer Institute, where he also completed a pathology fellowship. Dr. Cohen is board certified in anatomic pathology. He is the Chair of Pathology at Bridgeport Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Pathology at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen is the Director of the Yale Pathology residency program at Bridgeport Hospital.

  • Director, Finance and Administration

    Margaret is Deputy Director for Finance & Administration for Yale Cancer Center. Margaret first joined Yale Cancer Center a year ago as Senior Director of Finance & Administration, while also leading the Integrated Business Operations for the Department of Pathology.

    As Deputy Director for Finance & Administration for Yale Cancer Center, Margaret oversees the management of the clinical operations, business operations and finance, administration, research management, and clinical trials management for Yale Cancer Center. 

    Prior to her work with Pathology, Margaret also served in similar roles for the Departments of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation and Emergency Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Before joining Yale, Margaret spent 14 years in administrator and clinical leadership roles at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.

  • Director, Endocrine, Head & Neck Pathology

    I am an Oncologic Surgical Pathologist by training with a life-long interest in cancers of the head and neck including salivary glands, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. Pathology is the study of the underlying mechanism of diseases which helps guide treatment individualized to each patient. I am deeply committed to teaching and extending my expertise to patients and physicians. I started the Endocrine, Head & Neck subspecialty pathology program in 2009, a program dedicated to the detection of cancer, prediction of their behavior and response to therapy, often harmful to the patients and sometimes, to their families. The program now has a complement of five surgical pathologists and an ACGME-accredited fellowship program and works in closely with molecular and cytopathology. My research includes head and neck melanomas arising in UV-light protected sites, e.g. oral and nasal mucosa, HPV-associated cancers of the head & neck, and the molecular mechanism of thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal tumors. I am also interested in public education.


  • Director, Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology

    Dr. Robert is a gastrointestinal, liver and pancreaticobiliary surgical pathologist. She completed her undergraduate and medical school education at the University of Michigan, followed by residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and a fellowship in gastrointestinal pathology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She was an assistant professor at the University of California, San Francisco, specializing in liver transplant pathology prior to joining the Department of Pathology at Yale University School of Medicine in 1994. Dr. Robert served as the Director of the Program in Gastrointestinal Pathology and the Director of the Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Pathology for over ten years. In addition to extensive clinical activities, Dr. Robert participates in clinical and translational research, and collaborates with scientists in the basic sciences at Yale School of Medicine. Her research interests include liver transplantation, inflammatory bowel diseases, celiac disease, stromal responses in pancreatic cancer and colitis induced by immune therapies, such as immune checkpoint inhibitors.

  • 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 of prostate cancer. He is on the editorial boards of The American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Modern Pathology, and Human Pathology. He has 361 publications, has authored the textbook Prostate Pathology, co-authored the textbook Gleason Grading of Prostate Cancer, co-authored the AFIP Fascicle on the Prostate, co-authored the textbook Neoplastic Mimics in Genitourinary Pathology, is co-editor of The Washington Manual of Surgical Pathology, and is co-editor of the 2016 World Health Organization book on Classification of Tumors of the Urinary System and Male Genital Organs . He is past President of the International Society of Urological Pathology and is past President of The Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists. He has given lectures on 6 of the 7 continents.

  • Director, Graduate Programs

    Dr. Kyriakides completed a PhD at Washington State University in 1993. He did a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington and has expertise in the areas of extracellular matrix, inflammation, angiogenesis and arteriogenesis in relation to tissue repair. The Kyriakides lab is investigating the regulation and function of matricellular proteins that modulate cell-extracellular matrix interactions. Our overall goal is to create novel engineering strategies based on biological observations to enhance tissue repair. Dr. Kyriakides is Director of Graduate Studies for the Experimental Pathology PhD program. He also serves as a mentor for students from the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

  • Director, Gynecologic Pathology

    Dr. Hui is Professor in the Department of Pathology and Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine. He received combined anatomic and clinical pathology residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital in 2000, followed by Oncological Pathology Fellowship training at MSKCC. He joined the pathology faculty at Yale in 2001. Dr. Hui is a board certified surgical pathologist with clinical specialty areas including gynecologic pathology and molecular diagnostics. Currently, he is Director of Gynecologic Pathology Service and Clinical director of the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory.

    Dr. Hui oversees a dynamic, high volume gynecologic pathology program with emphasis on precision diagnosis of gynecological tumors, oncological biomarker identification and clinical applications, and understanding the pathogenesis of various gynecological cancers. Dr. Hui has particular expertise in the diagnosis and translational research of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). He serves on the editorial boards of International Journal of Gynecological Pathology, Modern Pathology, Human Pathology and Journal of Clinical Pathology. He has authored over 240 publications and written four gynecological pathology textbooks including "Cytology and Surgical Pathology of Gynecologic Neoplasms", "Gestational Trophoblastic Disease: Diagnostic and Molecular Genetic Pathology", "Atlas of Intraoperative Frozen Section Diagnosis in Gynecologic Pathology", and "Practical Gynecologic Pathology". Dr. Hui was an editorial board member of the 4th (2014) and the 5th (2020) editions of the WHO Blue Book of tumor classifications of female reproductive organs. Dr. Hui serves on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists (ISGyP).

  • Director, Pathology Informatics

    Dr. Gershkovich joined Pathology Department in 2004 shortly after completing the NLM funded fellowship training at Yale Center for Medical Informatics. Since that time he led the development of novel, cutting-edge software to mesh emerging technologies with existing commercial Laboratory Information System, robotic laboratory instruments, Digital Pathology equipment, and the Hospital EMR.  Dr. Gershkovich was recently appointed as the Director, Section of Pathology Informatics and Cancer Data Science within the YSM Department of Pathology. He is also being promoted to an Associate Professor on the Clinical Track (pending the completion of the standard University approval processes). 

    Dr. Gershkovich is interested in clinical information visualization, DNA sequencing analysis, NLP, and full-text search of clinical data, focusing on how to better assemble, compile, and deliver relevant information at the point where a clinical decision needs to be made.

    A key underlying philosophy in all of his software development has been to develop solutions that integrate into the daily workflow of the Pathology Department.  

    Most recently, in response to COVID epidemics, his group rapidly created and deployed a suite of software modules to support SARS-CoV-2 testing, further demonstrating that implanting software engineering activities in clinical services and translational research is essential for modern patient care.

    This work is critical for patient safety, the integration and accuracy of new diagnostic techniques, continuous quality improvement, and workflow reengineering in medicine. 


     

  • Director, Pediatric & Placental Pathology

    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.

  • Director, Renal, Cardiac & Transplant Pathology and EM Laboratory

    Dr. Moeckel graduated magna cum laude from Ludwig Maximillians University in Munich, Germany. He trained in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ and was on faculty in the Department of Pathology at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN prior to his recruitment as Director of the Renal Pathology and Electron Microscopy Laboratory at Yale University. His academic interests are in clinical renal pathology and research of mechanisms of kidney injury repair and progression of chronic kidney disease. Dr Moeckel is a fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and a Diplomat of the American Board of Pathology. He has published numerous papers in peer reviewed journals and has received private industry and federal grants to support his research.

  • Director, Residency and Fellowship Programs

    Dr. Kowalski is Director of the Anatomic and Laboratory Medicine Residency program at Yale. She is a board-certified in anatomic pathology and cytopathology. She received her M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia, and completed her pathology residency at Hartford Hospital. After completing a cytopathology fellowship at Yale-New Haven Hospital, she joined the faculty at Yale. Areas of interest include head and neck pathology, thyroid cytology, and graduate medical education. 

  • Director, Thoracic Pathology; Director, Medical Studies

    My major interests are in diagnostic and experimental lung pathology. As the lead thoracic pathologist at Yale since 2004, I have experience in diagnosing and classifying the full range of histopathology of lung disease.

    I entered the MD-PhD program at Yale School of Medicine in 1979. My PhD with Donal Murphy described a novel antigenic structure within the murine MHC. Upon graduation I trained in Anatomic Pathology under the supervision of Dr. Juan Rosai and simultaneously completed a post-doctoral fellowship with Richard Flavell, chair of the section of immunobiology, with a focus on T cell tolerance. Lung specific pathology training mentors included Drs. G. J. Walker Smith, Darryl Carter and Raymond Yesner. I inherited from Dr. Smith a portion of the collection of Drs. Averill Leibow and Charles Carrington, two of the founders of modern surgical pathology of the lung.

    For many years, I worked on various murine models of inflammatory lung disease, ran an NIH funded morphology core for the Yale pulmonary section and ran a laboratory at West Haven VA looking at murine models of pulmonary fibrosis. I now still 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, am on the curriculum committee and am Co-Director of one of the new master courses for the new (starting 2015) pre-clinical curriculum for YSM.

    I have been Director of Anatomic Pathology at West Haven VA since 1994. 

  • Director of Quality and Patient Safety

    Dr. Gibson received her dual MD and PhD degrees at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN in 2004. She completed residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA in 2008, where she also completed a fellowship in gastrointestinal and liver pathology in 2009. Dr. Gibson joined the Yale Pathology Faculty in August of 2011.

  • Vice Chair and Director of Pathology Outreach Services

    Dr. Angelique W. Levi is currently Associate Professor (July 1, 2017) and Vice Chair and Director of Pathology Outreach Services in the Department of Pathology at the Yale University School of Medicine. She obtained her Bachelor of Science from Union College with honors from the Biology Society. She received her Medical Degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY, and was awarded the Medical School Dean’s research scholarship and the Hawkins Pathology Award from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. She subsequently received her residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology followed by fellowship training in Cytopathology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Additionally, during her training at Johns Hopkins she developed subspecialty expertise in genitourinary pathology. She is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology and is an attending pathologist in genitourinary pathology, thoracic pathology, and the cytopathology services at Yale New Haven Hospital. Dr. Levi presents regularly at the Smilow Yale Cancer Center Prostate Tumor Board and the Head and Neck Tumor Board, and Co-directs the Multidisciplinary Gynecologic Colposcopy Correlation Conference. Dr. Levi is a clinical investigator in the Clinician Educator track. Her research interests are primarily in the areas of gynecologic cytology and prostate pathology.