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Diane Kowalski, MD, MMSc

Associate Professor Adjunct in Pathology; Management Team, Pathology; Director, Residency Program, Pathology; Director, Cytopathology Fellowship Program, Pathology

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Diane Kowalski, MD, MMSc

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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.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (2001)
  • Resident
    Hartford Hospital (1999)
  • Intern
    University of Connecticut (1995)
  • MD
    Medical College of Georgia (1994)
  • MMSc
    Emory University, Nutritional Biochemistry (1989)
  • BS
    University of Vermont (1985)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Pathology, Cytopathology (2004)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Pathology, Anatomic Pathology (2003)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Nominated for Leah M. Lowenstein AwardOffice of Academic and Professional Development2021
Yale School of Medicine Medical Education FellowshipYale Teaching and Learning Center2017
The Averill A. Liebow Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Pathology ResidentsYale University School of Medicine2001
Award for Exceptional Dedication to the Professional Service for Patient CareThe Ronald S. Beckett, M.D.,1999
Certificate of Achievement Award for Outstanding Interest and Ability in Pulmonary Pathology1999
Chief ResidentHartford Hospital Pathology Residency Program1998
Outstanding InternUniversity of Connecticut Internal Medicine Residency Program1995

Professional Service

Yale OB-GYN Residents, Yale GME Faculty Development CommitteeResident Barriers to Faculty Evaluations2021
Yale School of MedicineInvited Discussion Facilitator, Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment; Direct Observation and Feedback Simulation Workshop, ACGME-Yale Regional Faculty Development Interactive Workshop2019

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