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Sanhong Yu

Assistant Professor

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Sanhong Yu



Dr. Yu obtained her medical degree from Medial College of Southeast University from China and her Ph.D. in Immunology and Infectious disease from Pennsylvania State University. She did her postdoc training at Dr. Gordon Freeman’s lab in Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School, where she investigated role of immunotherapy using PD-1 and PD-L1 in animal tumor models. She started her residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Mount Sinai Hospital at Icahn Medical School and finished rest of her residency at Tuft Medical Center/Tufts University. After completing her residency, Dr. Yu pursued a two-year fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In the first year, she engaged in a general surgical pathology fellowship with a specific focus on genitourinary and soft tissue pathology. Following this, she dedicated another year to a Cytopathology Fellowship. She joined Yale Pathology Staff in Aug 2023. Dr. Yu loves all aspects of general surgical pathology and cytopathology, but has research interests particularly in head and neck, cytopathology, soft tissue and genitourinary pathology. She has published 20 peer-reviewed publications.


  • Board Certification
    AB of Pathology, Cytopathology (2023)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Pathology, Pathology (2021)

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