Syed Amir Fazal Hoda, M.B., B.S.

Pathology - Anatomic & Clinical

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Personal Statement

Dr. Syed Hoda is a diagnostic surgical pathologist with a particular interest in breast pathology. 

Dr. Hoda trained in anatomical and clinical pathology at Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals in New Orleans, LA (1985-1990). At Tulane, he trained under several notable pathologists including Drs. Richard Reed and Michael Gerber. Subsequently, he underwent subspecialty fellowship training in Cytopathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY (1990-91) under leading cytopathologists including Drs. Steve Hajdu and Myron Melamed; and another year of subspecialty fellowship training in oncological surgical pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center with several outstanding oncological surgical pathologists including Drs. Juan Rosai, Paul Peter Rosen, Philip Lieberman, Steve Sternberg and Marc Rosenblum.

Dr. Syed Hoda has been associated with Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College since 1992. He is certified (and has been re-certified, x2) by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomical Pathology, Clinical Pathology and Cytopathology.

Dr. Hoda has co-authored three books: Rosen's Breast Pathology (publication date March 2014), Breast Pathology: Diagnosis by Needle Core Biopsy (multiple editions), and The Pap Test. He has contributed over 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is on the Editorial Board of Advances in Anatomic Pathology, American Journal of Clinical Pathology, American Journal of Surgical Pathology and The Breast Journal, and serves as Media Review Editor for American Journal of Clinical Pathology and as Book Review Editor for Advances in Anatomic Pathology.

Dr. Hoda is active on the regional, national and international lecture circuit; and has lectured at various pathology, medical oncology and surgery groups and forums; conducted short courses at various ASCP, CAP, IAP and USCAP meetings; and participated in educational conferences in several countries including Canada, Chile, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Thailand and Venezuala.

Dr. Hoda has been regularly featured in New York Magazine as one of New York's Best Doctors  for many years, including in 2013. He is currently serving as the Vice President of the esteemed multispecialty New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group, and has served the venerable New York Pathological Society for several years in various capacities.

Biographical Info

AP-CP Resident: Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA.

Chief Pathology Resident: Tulane University Med Center, New Orleans, LA.

Cytopathology Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering, New York, NY.

Oncological Pathology Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, NY.

Assistant Professor of Pathology: Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology: Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.

Professor of Clinical Pathology: Weill-Cornell Medical College, New York, NY (to date)

Honors and Awards

New York Magazine Best Doctors: Multiple years, most recently 2013

M. Desmond Burke Award for Outstanding Contributions to Resident Education: 2007

Board Certifications
American Board of Pathology
American Board of Pathology (Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology)
American Board of Pathology (Cytopathology)
Clinical Expertise
Surgical Pathology
Breast Pathology
  • M.B.,B.S.
    Dow Medical College (Pakistan)
  • Attending Pathologist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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