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Uma Krishnamurti

Professor of Pathology and Director of Breast Pathology; Director of Breast Pathology, Pathology

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Uma Krishnamurti, MD, MBBS, PhD

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Dr. Krishnamurti is a pathologist with expertise in breast pathology, cytopathology, and gynecologic pathology. She completed her residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Minnesota and the University of Pittsburgh followed by a Fellowship in Cytopathology at the University of Pittsburgh. She joined the faculty at Yale in 2021, where she is currently Professor of Pathology and Director of Breast Pathology. She has been the primary author of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) gynecologic cancer reporting synoptic templates. She served as Principal Investigator and Director of the Breast Satellite Tissue Bank of Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, from 2015 to 2021. Her main areas of academic interest include diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive markers of triple-negative and HER2-positive breast cancer.

Dr. Krishnamurti has been a course faculty at the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC), American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), and College of American Pathologists (CAP) annual meetings. She has Chaired the Research and Current Concepts Committee of the ASC and served as a member of the American Joint Commission on Cancer Expert Panel on Protocol for Cancer Staging of the Vulva. Currently, Dr. Krishnamurti serves on the Breast section of the Cancer Committee of the CAP, and on the ASC Bulletin and Cytopath Podcast Committee.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    University of Pittsburgh (2004)
  • Residency
    University of Pittsburgh (2003)
  • PhD
    University of Minnesota (1999)
  • MD
    University of Delhi (1990)
  • MBBS
    University of Delhi (1985)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Pathology, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology (2003)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Emory Doctors Day RecognitionEmory Univeristy2021
Golden Apple Award for Residential EducationEmory University2019

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