Sanjay S. Patel, M.D., M.P.H
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Sanjay S. Patel, M.D., M.P.H


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Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

As a member of the Division of Hematopathology at WeillCornell/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, my clinical practice focuses on the diagnosis of leukemias, lymphomas and other hematologic disorders. I work closely with colleagues in clinical hematology and oncology to ensure that our patients receive the most accurate diagnoses to best guide subsequent care. Given the nature of our work in hematopathology, there is a tremendous opportunity to improve our understanding of disease biology, identify markers for prognostication, and new avenues for therapeutic intervention. In addition to my clinical and research interests, I am also passionate about pathology education, and trainee mentorship.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Hematopathology


  • AML With Mutated NPM1
  • Hodgkins Lymphoma


Dr. Patel joined Weill Cornell/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital after completing clinical and research training in hematopathology, the latter as the first Geraldine S. Pinkus translational research fellow, at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. His research interests span the field of hematopathology, but recent efforts have focused on the genetics and prognostication of NPM1-mutated myeloid neoplasms and studies of the tumor microenvironment in classic Hodgkin lymphoma, resulting in several peer-reviewed publications in these areas (e.g. Patel et al. Blood 2018; Patel et al. Blood Adv 2019; Patel et al. Am J Hematol 2019; Patel et al. Blood 2019; Patel et al. Mod Pathol 2020). He is a past recipient of the David Y. Mason (European Association for Haematopathology) and Benjamin Castleman (United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology) Awards for some of his work in these areas.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Benjamin Castleman Award, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology |

Poster of Distinction, Annual Harvard Medical School Pathology Research
Symposium | 2019

David Y. Mason Award, European Association for Haematopathology | 2018


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pathology (Anatomic Pathology)
  • American Board of Pathology (Clinical Pathology)
  • American Board of Pathology (Hematology)

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

  • M.D., St. George's University School of Medicine (Grenada), 2013
  • M.Sc., Tufts University School of Medicine, 2009
  • M.P.H., Tufts University School of Medicine, 2009
  • B.S., University of Rochester, 2007


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
  • 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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