Manju Prasad, MD, MBBS

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

Research Departments & Organizations


Yale Cancer Center: Genomics, Genetics, and Epigenetics

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

Endocrine System Diseases; Pathologic Processes; Pathology Department, Hospital; Pathology, Surgical

Research Summary

My research is related to clinico-pathological and genotype-phenotype correlation studies in head and neck cancers. Over the last 18 years, I have been working on mucosal melanomas of the oral and sinonasal cavities. Melanoma is a fairly common malignancy affecting skin exposed to UV light but mucosal melanomas affect UV light protected mucosa and are rare. My publications have addressed clinicopathological, diagnostic, prognostic parameters and biomarkers, and therapeutic issues related to mucosal melanomas. Another area of my research interest is genotype-phenotype correlations in thyroid cancers.

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Manju Prasad, MD, MBBS
Office Location
Department of PathologyYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste EP2-608D

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Pathology310 Cedar Street
PO Box 208023

New Haven, CT 06520-8023
A child with papillary thyroid cancer.  The tumor had NTRK3 gene fusion

Nodules of tumor cells infiltrating thyroid tissue and blood vessels

Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

The patient was an 80-year-old man who was coughing blood. The thyroid tumor was massive and had eroded through his trachea leading to coughing and bleeding. The tumor is a tall cell variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma.