Abha Goyal, M.D.
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Abha Goyal, M.D.


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Gender: Female
Language: English


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.


Specialties and Expertise


  • Cytopathology


  • Gynecologic Pathology


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

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 and Academic Positions

  • Associate Attending Pathologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.B.,B.S., Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi University (India), 2000


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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