Pulmonary Pathology

The Pulmonary Pathology Unit of the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology provides experience with a wide variety of diagnostic material in both neoplastic and nonneoplastic diseases of adult and pediatric cases, including congenital diseases.

Our group of surgical pathologists reviews neoplastic cases and presents them at weekly chest-tumor board meetings, with attendance by faculty from oncology, pulmonary medicine, radiation oncology, radiology, and thoracic surgery. This approach ensures that specific aspects of the patient's condition are appreciated by the different services and results in optimized care.

Adenoid Cystic Ca-Cn, Pathology and Cell Biology

For nonneoplastic diseases, outside slide reviews and in-house surgical biopsies provide experience in both common and unusual lung diseases, including pulmonary infections, (new onset) diagnosis of interstitial diseases, pulmonary hypertension, and pre-lung transplant evaluations. A multidisciplinary approach involving close collaboration with medicine, radiology, rheumatology, and surgery is also used in these cases in order to ensure an accurate nonneoplastic lung disease pathologic diagnosis.

In addition, a conference with pathology, radiology, and pulmonary medicine is held to review interesting and challenging cases.

The diagnostic work also fuels interest in nonneoplastic-disease research, combining interests in basic science, clinical medicine, rheumatology, radiology, and pathology.

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Pulmonary 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: pathcustomerservice@cumc.columbia.edu


  • Anjali Saqi, MD, MBA

    • Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at CUMC