General Surgical Pathology

The General Surgical Pathology Unit of the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology provides diagnostic services for all tissue specimens (biopsies and resections) from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center (NYPH/CUMC). We also routinely provide second-opinion diagnostic reviews of specimens from outside laboratories and hospitals. Our laboratory is accredited by several agencies, including the College of American Pathologists and the New York State Department of Health.

Our faculty comprises more than 20 board-certified pathologists representing all areas of subspecialty focus, including nationally recognized experts with diagnostic expertise in, as well as research experience with, a broad range of neoplastic and nonneoplastic conditions. Our contributions to and knowledge of recent scientific advances enable us to deliver comprehensive diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive information to our physician colleagues and their patients.

Our surgical pathologists work closely with faculty from the department's other laboratories, including cytopathology, personalized genomic medicine, cytogenetics, and flow cytometry. We also participate in multidisciplinary care with colleagues from the Departments of Medicine, Surgery, Otolaryngology, Urology, Orthopedic Surgery, Ophthalmology, and more. Additionally, the NYPH/CUMC campus facilitates access to the NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, an NCI-funded cancer center, the New York Genome Center, and various other centers and institutes. These intra- and interdepartmental collaborations enable us to provide the highest-quality diagnostic services and clinical care.

Along with our clinical services, we have a strong commitment to training residents and fellows. The unit trains two surgical-pathology fellows each year in addition to more than 20 trainees in the Division of Anatomic Pathology and combined Anatomic/Clinical Pathology residency programs. We also contribute to the training of fellows in gastrointestinal pathology, hematopathology, neuropathology, and molecular genetic pathology.

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General Surgical Pathology
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Specimen Shipping/Drop-Off

Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
630 W. 168th Street, Vanderbilt Clinic Building
14th Floor, VC14-224
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-6719
Fax: (212) 305-2301

Slide Send Out Service

Phone: (212) 305-0958
Email: SlideSendoutreq@cumc.columbia.edu

Pathology Client Services

Phone: (800) 653-8200
Fax: (646) 426-0080
​Email: pathology-customerservice@columbia.edu

Faculty

  • Kathleen Mary O'Toole, MD

    • Director, General Surgical Pathology; Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at CUMC
  • John P. Crapanzano, MD

    • Associate Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at CUMC
  • Ladan Fazlollahi, MD, MPH

    • Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at CUMC
  • Diane Hamele-Bena, MD

    • Associate Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at CUMC
  • Hanina Hibshoosh, MD

    • Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at CUMC
  • Annie Koehne de Gonzalez, MD

    • Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at CUMC
  • Stephen M. Lagana, MD

    • Associate Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at CUMC
  • Michael J. Lee, MD

    • Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at CUMC
  • Fabrizio Remotti, MD

    • Associate Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at CUMC
  • Carlos Pagan, MD

    • Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at CUMC
  • Anjali Saqi, MD, MBA

    • Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at CUMC
  • Matthias Szabolcs, MD

    • Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at CUMC
  • Andrew T. Turk, MD

    • Associate Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at CUMC
  • Renu K. Virk, MD

    • Associate Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at CUMC