Rana S. Hoda, M.B.,B.S.
Background Information: Dr. Rana Hoda is Chief of the Papanicolaou Cytology Laboratory and Director of the Cytopathology Fellowship Training Program. Her primary clinical focus is cytopathology with special expertise in fine needle aspiration and gynecologic cytology and her research interests include ancillary tests in cytopathology and liquid based cytology among others.
Dr. Hoda was a resident in Anatomic Pathology at North Shore University Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital, both affiliated with Cornell University Medical College where she trained with leading pathologists including Dr. Hadju and Dr. Ioachim. Subsequently she underwent a fellowship in Oncologic Anatomic Pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York with several outstanding oncological pathologists including Drs. Rosai, Rosen, Lieberman, Sternberg and Rosenblum. The following year she did a fellowship in Cytopathology: at Montefiore Medical Center - Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY under the guidance of Dr. Leopold G. Koss, one of the pioneers of cytopathology. Prior to joining Weill Cornell Medical College, she was a lecturer at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia, Tenured Professor of Pathology and Director of Cytopathology at Medical University of South Carolina at Charleston and Professor of Pathology and Director of Cytopathology at University of Rochester Medical Center at Rochester, NY.
Dr. Hoda has published over 80 scientific papers, has co-authored a book The Pap Test with Dr. Syed Hoda and published several chapters pertaining to various aspects of cytopathology. She is on the editorial board of Diagnostic Cytopathology and Editor of a section entitled People & Places for the same journal. She is also on the ditorial board for CytoJournal.
Dr. Hoda is active on the regional, national and international lecture circuit. She has lectured at various pathology meetings and forums; conducted short courses at various ASCP, ASC, IAP and USCAP meetings; and participated in educational conferences in several countries including Canada, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Great Britain, Belguim, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Peru and Thailand.