Anjali Saqi, MD, MBA

Expertise in: 
Lung Cancer
Board Certifications: 
Pathology-Anatomic/Pathology-Clinical, Cytopathology
Accepting New Patients
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Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Lung Cancer, Surgical Pathology, Pulmonary Pathology, Pancreatobiliary Disease, Cytopathology

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology at CUMC

Dr. Saqi is a Professor in the Department of Pathology & Cell Biology at Columbia University Medical Center. She is triple board certified, practices surgical pathology and cytopathology. Her interests include pulmonary pathology and pancreatico-biliary cytopathology with a focus in maximizing results, including molecular diagnoses, on small samples. She also earned her MBA from Columbia Business School. With her experiences and education, she is actively involved in teaching, conducting clinical research, and working hands-on in collaboration with others on innovative solutions to improve the quality of healthcare.


Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia


  • Hindi
  • Punjabi


  • Female

Insurance Accepted


  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare (Mediblue)
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199


  • MagnaCare


  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care




  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • State University of New York - Downstate Health Sciences Center
  • MD, 1996 State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Board Certifications

  • Pathology-Anatomic/Pathology-Clinical
  • Cytopathology

Honors & Awards

Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Academy of Clinical Excellence

America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor




May 1 2017 - Apr 30 2021

Selected Publications

Saqi A. The State of Cell Blocks and Ancillary Testing: Past, Present, and Future. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2016 Dec;140(12):1318-1322.

Kim J, Thomashow B, Saqi A. Pulmonary Cavitary Lesion and Haemoptysis: Rare Aetiology on Biopsy. BMJ Case Rep. 2016.

Coley SM, J. P. Crapanzano, A. Saqi.  "FNA, Core Biopsy, or Both for Diagnosis of Lung Carcinoma: Obtaining Sufficient Tissue for a Specific Diagnosis and Molecular Testing." Cancer Cytopathol. 2015 May;123(5):318-26.

Saqi A. A.P. Kuker, S. A. Ebner, J. Ausiello, V. Jobanputra, G. Bhagat, T. A. Giorgadze. Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis: Diagnosis on Thyroid Aspirate and Review of the Literature. Head Neck Pathol. 2015 Dec;9(4):496-502.

Salomao M, T. A. Gonda, E. Margolskee, V. Eguia, H. Remotti, J. M. Poneros, A. Sethi, A Saqi. "Strategies for Improving Diagnostic Accuracy of Biliary Strictures." Cancer Cytopathol. 2015 Apr;123(4):244-52.

Pareja F, J. P. Crapanzano, M. M. Mansukhani, W. A. Bulman, A. Saqi. "Cytomorphological features of ALK-positive lung adenocarcinomas: Psammoma bodies and signet ring cells." Cancer Cytopathol. 2015 Mar;123(3):162-70.

Heymann JJ, W. A. Bulman, R. A. Maxfield, C. A. Powell, B. Halmos, J. Sonett, N.T. Beaubier, J. P. Crapanzano, M. Mansukhani, A. Saqi. “Molecular Testing Guidelnes For Lung Adenocarcinoma: Utility Of Cell Blocks And Concordance Between Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology And Histology Samples.” Cytojournal. 2014 May 22;11:12.

Crapanzano JP, J. J. Heymann, S. Monaco, A. Nassar, A. Saqi. The State Of Cell Block Variation And Satisfaction In The Era Of Molecular Diagnostics And Personalized Medicine. Cytojournal. 2014 March 20;11:7.

Saqi, A., S. M. Coley and J. P. Crapanzano. Granulomatous Inflammation and Organizing Pneumonia: Role of Computed Tomography-Guided Lung Fine Needle Aspirations, Touch Preparations and Core Biopsies in the Evaluation of Common Non-Neoplastic Diagnoses. Cytojournal. 2014 Jan 31;11:2.

Salomao, M., H. Remotti, J. D. Allendorf, J. M. Poneros, A. Sethi, T. A. Gonda and A. Saqi. Fine-Needle Aspirations of Pancreatic Serous Cystadenomas: Improving Diagnostic Yield with Cell Blocks and Alpha-Inhibin Immunohistochemistry. Cancer Cytopathol 122, no. 1 (2014): 33-9.