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Fulfilling a critical role
Northwell Health Labs is comprised of a centralized core laboratory and over 60 hospital and outpatient locations. Though patients often do not see pathologists, the laboratory services touch every department within the health system. 
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Why choose us?

Patients choose Northwell Health Labs for many reasons, including:

  • Advanced training in more than a dozen subspecialties—Our department is staffed by more than 40 subspecialty-trained pathologists who focus on specific areas of pathology, ranging from autopsies and breast pathology to thoracic and gastrointestinal pathology.
  • Board-certified and board-eligible pathologists—Our pathologists have achieved the highest level of proficiency in their specialty.
  • Commitment to education—Through our association with the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, our pathology department actively participates in the training of pathology residents and fellows and educates medical students during their clinical rotations in the laboratory.
  • Leadership in the field—Our pathologists publish regularly in medical journals and are sought-after speakers at national and international conferences.
  • A collaborative approach—Pathologists and research scientists share knowledge with the goal of integrating research findings into improved patient care. We are accredited by: CAP, CLIA, NYSDOH, NCCLS and NGSP.

Our leadership

James Mackinnon Crawford, MD, PhD

SVP of Laboratory Services,

Chairman of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Chairman of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, Medical Director - Clinical Pathology of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, North Shore University Hospital

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology, Clinical Informatics

Robert Stallone

Vice President, Laboratory Medicine, Northwell Health Labs


Site directors

Tawfiqul Alam Bhuiya, MD

Vice Chairman of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology

Dwayne Allen Breining, MD

Director - Pathology of Pathology/Laboratory Medicine, Long Island Jewish Forest Hills

Medical Director - Clinical Pathology of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Director of Pathology, Long Island Jewish Valley Stream

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology, Clinical Informatics

Florin Vasile Glodan, MD

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology

Laurie Frances Horowitz, MD

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology

Vandana D. Jhaveri, MD

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology

Urvashi Kapoor, MD

Director - Pathology and Laboratory Services of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Plainview Hospital

Associate Director - Blood Bank of Laboratory Medicine/Pathology, Syosset Hospital, Associate Director - Transfusion Services of Laboratory Medicine/Pathology, Syosset Hospital, Director - Pathology and Laboratory Services of Laboratory Medicine/Pathology, Syosset Hospital

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology

Jordan Seth Laser, MD

Senior Director - Cytogenetics & Molecular Pathology of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Senior Director - Cytogentetics and Molecular Pathology of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, North Shore University Hospital

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology, Pathology - Molecular Genetic, Clinical Informatics

Rachel Glick Robbins, MD

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology

Henry Simpkins, MD

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology, Pathology - Hematology

Gary Carl Stone, MD

Department Chairman - Chair of Pathology of Pathology, Huntington Hospital

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology

Samuel Joseph Wahl, MD

Chairman - Approved by the Jan 14 Med Board of Pathology, Lenox Hill Hospital

Chairman-Credentials Committee - Approved by the Dec 10, 2013 Med Board of Pathology, Lenox Hill Hospital

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology

Kasturi Das, MD

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology

Judith Paula Brody, MD

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology, Pathology - Hematopathology

Morris Clive Edelman, MD

Section Director - Pediatric Pathology of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology, Pediatric Pathology
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