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Personal Statement

My subspecialties of practice are Cytopathology and Gynecologic Pathology. My research focuses on the application of ancillary studies in detection of HPV-associated and HPV-unrelated lesions of the female lower genital tract and refinement of diagnostic criteria and quality assurance in gynecologic cytology. I am also interested in the refinement of cytologic criteria and the application of ancillary studies for the diagnosis of pancreatico-biliary lesions and the role of cytology in their management.


Biographical Info

Dr. Goyal is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Associate Attending Pathologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi (India). She did her pathology residency (Anatomic and Clinical) at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (Houston, TX) and at NSLIJHS/Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine (Lake Success, NY). Thereafter, she completed a Surgical Pathology fellowship and a Cytopathology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA). Before joining Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Goyal served as a Staff Pathologist in the Department of Pathology at Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH). She is currently a member of the College of American Pathologists' Cytopathology Committee and the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Bulletin Editorial Board and a former member of the ASC eJournal Committee. She also serves on the Editorial Board of Journal of American Society of Cytopathology.



Honors and Awards


Awarded H.T. Enterline Fellowship Award in Surgical Pathology                   

for excellence in diagnostic skills, commitment to teaching and scholarly activity     University of Pennsylvania, 2010 



Board Certifications
American Board of Pathology (Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology)
American Board of Pathology (Cytopathology)
Clinical Expertise
Gynecologic Pathology
  • M.B.,B.S.
    Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi University (India)
  • Associate Attending Pathologist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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