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Manju Prasad, MD, MBBS

Professor of Pathology; Director, Endocrine, Head & Neck Pathology; Director, Immunohistochemistry Laboratory; Director, Endocrine, Head and Neck Pathology Fellowship

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Manju Prasad, MD, MBBS

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  • Pathology

    310 Cedar Street, PO Box 208023

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8023

    United States



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 allows me to study the underlying mechanism of disease, and guide treatment objectively, individualized to each patient. I am deeply committed to teaching and extending my expertise to patients and physicians. We started the Endocrine, Head & Neck subspecialty pathology program in 2009 dedicated to the detection of cancer, prediction of their behavior and response to therapy, often harmful to the patients and sometimes, to their families. Now the program has a complement of five surgical pathologists and an ACGME-accredited fellowship program and works in collaboration with molecular and cytopathology. I am fascinated by cancer cells, their persistence, immortality and lethality. 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. Another interest of mine is public education through writing opinion pieces on common cancers in popular media.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Institute of Medical Sciences Varanasi, India (1984)
  • MBBS
    Institute of Medical Sciences Varanasi, India (1981)
  • Fellow
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Fellow`
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Resident
    New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Board Certification
    AB of Pathology, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology (1998)

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