Molecular Pathology


The Columbia University CUMC molecular pathology laboratory is a NY State, and College of American Pathologists certified high complexity laboratory that performs nucleic-acid based tests for inherited diseases; lymphomas and leukemias; solid tumors; and human papillomavirus screening for cervical cancer.  The test menu of the laboratory includes cutting edge tests such as chip-based sequencing of the entire mitochondrial genome, tests for rare disorders such as Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Stargardt Disease, Leber Congenital Amaurosis, Autosomal Dominant Partial Epilepsy with Auditory Features, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, glycogenoses and others; and tests for circulating tumor cells in patients with metastatic breast, colon and prostate cancers. The laboratory collaborates with researchers in Columbia University to continuously introduce new relevant tests in the above fields.

A New Molecular Genetic Pathology Program was approved by American Council of Graduate Medical Education
The Department sponsors a new one year program focused on training of fellows with a background in either pathology or clinical genetics in diagnostic molecular pathology. The new fellowship program is directed  by Dr. Mahesh Mansukhani. With rotations in the main molecular pathology laboratory, the neurogenetics laboratory, clinical genetics (including genetic counseling), molecular microbiology, immunogenetics and molecular cytogenetics, the program features a thorough experience in the application of molecular methods to the management of genetic disease, infectious diseases, and cancer. Fellows with a pathology background will focus on clinical genetics and genetic counseling by attending pediatric and adult clinics that manage heritable disease, whereas fellows with a genetics background will gain experience in anatomic pathology through participation in hematopathology, autopsy and surgical pathology conferences, as well as review of cases tested in the lab. All fellows will participate in quality assurance, quality management and other administrative activities, and will also complete internal validation of a laboratory developed assay, from assay design through submission for NY State approval. Fellows will also participate in research projects under one of the many faculty members in the program. The first fellow is Dr. Nike Beaubier.


Columbia University
Department of Pathology
630 W. 168th Street
Box #23
New York, NY 10032
Phone 212-305-9706
Fax 212-342-0420
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Columbia University
Department of Pathology
630 W. 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

The New York Presbyterian Hospital
at Columbia University
Medical Center
622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
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