Carlos Pagan, MD

Expertise in: 
Pathology - Anatomic & Clinical
Board Certifications: 
Pathology - Molecular Genetic, Pathology-Anatomic/Pathology-Clinical
Accepting New Patients
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Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Molecular Cancer Testing
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Molecular Pathology

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Spanish


  • Male

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Insurance Accepted

For billing questions, please call (212) 305-7399.


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • 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

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty


  • Special Needs


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire 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

  • MD, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Fellowship: 2016 Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Pathology - Molecular Genetic
  • Pathology-Anatomic/Pathology-Clinical


Selected Publications

Carlos A Pagan, Ryan N Ptashkin, Rona Yaeger, Sumit Middha, Jinru Shia, Kevin P O'Rourke, Michael F Berger, Lu Wang, Robert Cimera, Jiajing Wang, David S. Klimstra, Leonard Saltz, Marc Ladanyi, Ahmet Zehir,Jaclyn F Hechtman. Chromosome 20q Amplification Defines a Subtype of Microsatellite Stable, Left Sided Colon Cancer Associated with Wild Type RAS/ RAF and Better Overall Survival. Molecular Cancer Research, DOI: 10.1158/1541-7786.MCR-16-0352.

David DiBardino, William Bullman, David Rawson, Carlos A. Pagan, Jonas Heymann, Anjali Saqi. Next Generation Sequencing of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer using a Customized, Targeted Sequencing Panel: Emphasis on Small Biopsy and Cytology. Cytojournal, CytoJournal 2017;14:7.

Scott T. Avecilla, Carlos A. Pagan, Dmitry Fridel, Koen van Besien, Melissa Cushing. An optimized PBSC collection protocol based on pre-harvest CD34 enumeration and plerixafor administration. Transfusion, Volume 55, Issue 8, August 2015, Pages 2010-6.

Timothy J. Judson, Rachel M. Feldman, Kevin Wood, Carlos A. Pagan, David W Wan, Todd Cutler. Celecoxib-induced cholestatic liver injury. Case Reports in Clinical Pathology, September 2014, Volume 1, No. 2, Page 90.

Julia Geynisman, Carlos A. Pagan, Edyta Pirog, Kevin Holcomb, A Rare Pelvic Mass: Cotyledonoid Dissecting Leiomyoma. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, June 2014, Volume 125, Issue 3, Page 284.

Austin A Pitcher, Carlos A. Pagan, Kevin Small, David M Otterburn, Excision of Elephantiasis Nostras Verrucosa Lesions in a Patient with Hereditary Lymphedema-Case Report and Review of the Literature. The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Volume 54, Issue 4, July-August 2015, Pages 747-750

Carlos A Pagan, Jonas Heymann, Catherine Shu, Naiyer Rizvi, Adrian Sacher, Mark Stoopler, John Crapanzano, Anjali Saqi. Limited Molecular Testing (MT) of Multiple Pulmonary Tumors in a Single Resection Specimen: Correlation with Morphologic Staging.

Jonas Heymann, Carlos A Pagan, Ladan Fazlollahi, William Bulman, Catherine Shu, Naiyer Rizvi, Adrian Sacher, Mehrvash Haghighi, John Crapanzano, Anjali Saqi. PD-L1 Expression in Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma (NSCLC): Feasibility of Cytology and Its Comparison with Resection and Small Biopsies.