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

Pathology - Anatomic & Clinical

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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.

Biographical Info

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

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 Expertise
AML With Mutated NPM1
Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • M.D.
    St. George's University School of Medicine (Grenada)
  • M.Sc.
    Tufts University School of Medicine
  • M.P.H.
    Tufts University School of Medicine
  • B.S.
    University of Rochester
  • Associate Attending Pathologist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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