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Vinita Parkash, MBBS, MPH

Associate Professor of Pathology, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Services

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Vinita Parkash, MBBS, MPH

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Dr. Parkash is a pathologist with interest in Gynecological Pathology and Quality and Safety. She moderates the Gynecological Pathology list-serve. Her research interests include pathology services in low resource settings, diagnostic error reduction, improved communication of test results for patients, and improved patient and laboratory workforce engagement. Her current research is focused on understanding how patients engage with healthcare after experiencing a medical error, a project with investigators at the Yale School of Public Health and the Betsy Lehman Center for patient safety. She has won awards from the American Society of Cytopathology for her efforts to promote cervical cancer screening in India.

Education & Training

  • MPH
    Yale School of Public Health, Health Policy and Management (2019)
  • Fellow
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (1994)
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (1993)
  • Resident
    Hospital of St. Raphael (1992)
  • MBBS
    Lady Hardinge Medical College (1989)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Pathology, Anatomic Pathology (1994)

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