Department of Pathology

NYU Langone Health has been a pioneer in the field of pathology since its inception, both through its earliest approaches for the dissection and study of human bodies and through the groundbreaking work of William Welch, who helped establish a laboratory for teaching the use of the microscope. In 1881 Welch was appointed Professor of Pathologic Anatomy and General Pathology, the first position of its kind in the country. Around the same time, a laboratory, devoted specifically to the study of the "pathology of many diseases," was founded through a gift from Andrew Carnegie at Bellevue Hospital Medical College. With its stated research focus, this laboratory became the first in the United States for teaching and investigation in pathology.


Ruth Nussenzweig, MD, PhD
June 20, 1928–April 1, 2018. We are deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of Ruth Nussenzweig, MD, PhD, research professor of pathology, and professor emerita of microbiology and pathology, on Sunday, April 1. For decades, Ruth was devoted to scientific research that led to the prevention, cure, or treatment of human diseases.

Dr. Amy Rapkiewicz received the NYU Excellence in Educational Innovation Award at the Second Annual Medical Education Innovations and Scholarship Day. The event was sponsored by the Community of Educators and highlighted over 50 education projects intended to spark learning, connection, and dialogue. The Excellence in Educational Innovation award recognized faculty who have designed and implemented innovative models of teaching, learning, and assessment.


Case of the Week

Week 16: Case 1: Thoracic Pathology: This patient is an elderly male without significant medical history who was injured in an accident and was taken to the Emergency Department. During the workup, a CT scan of the...

Week 15: Case 1: Gastro-Intestinal and Liver Pathology: Adenocarcinoma, low grade, mucin-producing (of appendix origin) with peritoneal spread (pseudomyxoma peritonei, clinical). The patient is a 70 year-old female with history of ascites...

Week 14: Case 2: Uropathology: Malakoplakia clinically simulating renal cell carcinoma. The patient is a 60-year-old female with end-stage kidney disease due to diabetes mellitus, status post renal transplant one year prior...


New Research

Aifantis Lab: Oncogenic hijacking of the stress response machinery in T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Nikos Kourtis, PhD
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Structure and Distribution of an Unrecognized Interstitium in Human Tissues.
Neil Theise, MD
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DNA methylation – based classification of central nervous system tumours.
Matija Snuderl, MD

Environmental nutrient levels impact cancer cell metabolism, resulting in context-dependent gene essentiality.
Richard L. Possemato, PhD