Priya D. Velu, M.D., Ph.D.
Pathology - Molecular Genetic
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Priya D. Velu, M.D., Ph.D.

Pathology - Molecular Genetic

Profile Photo of Priya D. Velu, M.D., Ph.D.
Gender: Female
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Molecular Genetic Pathology


Dr. Priya Velu received her bachelor of arts degree in biophysics from The Johns Hopkins University in 2005, and then received her  M.D., Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego in 2014. After which, she moved to the University of Pennsylvania where she was a resident in Clinical Pathology, and a post-doctoral research fellow in Precision Medicine and Molecular Genetic Pathology in the Department of Pathology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Clinical Pathology and is board eligible in molecular genetic pathology. She has joined the Pathology and Laboratory Mediicne Department as Assistant Professor on August 1, 2019. She has published seven papers to date, mainly in front rank journals. Her work focuses on cancer biology as well as areas of neuroscience.



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pathology

Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2014
  • M.D., University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, 2014
  • B.A., The Johns Hopkins University, 2005


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
  • 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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