Department of Pathology at Northwell Health Cancer Institute

Department of Pathology at Northwell Health Cancer Institute

The Department of Pathology at Northwell Health Cancer Institute is comprised of an expert team of skilled pathologists - each with their own specialty - who play an instrumental role in determining the presence or absence of cancer in patients. Their important work also assists in monitoring how successfully cancer is responding to treatment. Using state-of-the-art testing equipment and laboratory facilities, the multidisciplinary team provides comprehensive diagnostic and personalized service to the physicians while remaining actively engaged in clinical and basic research. Because when it comes to beating cancer, knowledge is power.


At the Department of Pathology, cancer in its many forms is studied through the examination of organs, tissues, body fluids, cells and molecules. The team of pathologists utilizes leading-edge techniques and equipment in highly specialized laboratories to make diagnoses, compile reports and determine which additional tests may be needed to help assess prognosis.

With this vital information, the pathologists consult directly with physicians on a patient’s future care and treatment.

The Department of Pathology provides expertise in numerous sub-specialty areas:

  • Cytopathology (including fine needle aspiration cytology)
  • Hematopathology/hematology
  • Breast pathology
  • Head-and-neck pathology
  • Gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary pathology
  • Bone and soft-tissue pathology
  • Neuropathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Gynecologic pathology
  • Genitourinary pathology
  • Pediatric and perinatal pathology
  • Cytogenetics and molecular pathology
  • Infectious diseases diagnostics
  • Clinical chemistry, immunology and toxicology
  • Blood banking and transfusion medicine

The Department of Pathology is built on science, creativity and powerful talent. Each and every one of the pathologists is dedicated to contributing to the fight against cancer through understanding the disease -- and shedding light on how to beat it.

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