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Leadership & faculty

Program director

Michael John Esposito, MD

  • Program Director, Pathology Residency Program,
  • Northwell Health
  • Associate Professor,
  • Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Department vice chair

Tawfiqul Alam Bhuiya, MD

  • Vice Chairman of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Fellowship directors

  • Oksana Yaskiv, MD – Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program
  • Cecelia Gimenez, MD – Cytopathology Fellowship Program

Core faculty

  • Tawfiqul Bhuiya, MBBS – Director, Breast Pathology Service
  • Judith Brody, MD – Senior Director, Hematopathology Division
  • Kasturi Das, MBBS – Senior Director, Cytopathology Division
  • Scott Duong, MD – Assistant Director, Infectious Disease Diagnostics
  • Morris Edelman, MBCHB – Senior Director, Pediatric Pathology Division
  • Leonard Kahn, MBBCH – Chief, Head and Neck Pathology
  • Jordan Laser, MD – Senior Director, Molecular and Cytogenetics
  • Sharon Liang, MD – Chief, Gynecologic Pathology
  • James Louie, MD – Medical Director, Blood Bank
  • Nasim Mansoor, MBBS - Co-Director, Neuropathology
  • Sherry Shariatmadar, MD - Medical Director - Blood Bank
  • Rebecca Thomas, MBBS - Chief of Gastrointestinal Pathology
  • Alex Williamson, MD – Chief, Autopsy Service
  • Jian Yi Li, MD - Co-Director, Neuropathology

Program alumni placement

The following are lists of fellowships and academic positions our residents have gone on to after graduation.

Fellowship matches

Class of 2015

  • Breast Pathology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Cytopathology, New York University
  • Laboratory Medicine, Memorial Sloan KetteringHematopathology, Northwell Health
  • Pediatric Pathology, University of Pennsylvania/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Class of 2014

  • Forensic Pathology, Miami Dade County Medical Examiner
  • Hematopathology, University of Massachusetts
  • Surgical Pathology/Gastrointestinal Pathology, University of Pennsylvania/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Class of 2013

  • Breast Pathology, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Genitourinary Pathology, NYU
  • Cytopathology, Hartford Hospital

Class of 2012

  • Transfusion Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Surgical Pathology, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Gastrointestinal Pathology, Johns Hopkins (in 2013)
  • Hematopathologym, New York University
  • Clinical Chemistry, William Beaumont Hospital, Detroit

Class of 2011

  • Forensic Pathology, University of New Mexico at Albuquerque
  • Cytopathology, Northwell Health

Class of 2010

  • Surgical Pathology, University of Southern California
  • Orthopedic Pathology, New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases
  • Breast Pathology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Forensic Pathology, New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
  • Surgical Pathology, University of Minnesota

Class of 2009

  • Hematopathology, Weill Cornell Medical College-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Oncologic Surgical Pathology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (in 2010)
  • Surgical Pathology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Cytopathology, University of Pennsylvania (in 2010)
  • Surgical Pathology, Washington University Medical Center
  • Genitourinary Pathology, Cleveland Clinic (in 2010)

Academic positions

Class of 2014

  • Medical Examiner, Boston Medical Examiner's office

Class of 2013

  • Pathologist, Yale School of Medicine
  • Nassau University Medical Center
  • Pathologist/Cytopathologist, Shiel Medical Laboratory
  • Pathologist, Instituto Oncologico Nacional
  • Pathologist, Dignity Health, California

Class of 2012

  • Pathologist, Royal Oak, Michigan
  • GI Pathologist, Northwell Health
  • Transfusion Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland
  • Hematopathologist, Northwell Health

Class of 2011

  • Pathologist, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Medical Examiner, El Paso County Office of Medical Examiner
  • Informatics, Northwell Health

Class of 2010

  • Pathologist, Stony Brook Medicine
  • Medical Examiner, Orange County, New York
  • Pathologist, St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital

Publications

Asirvatham JR, Shah A, Carreon CK, Kahn LB, Bhuiya TA, Kostroff K, Morgenstern NJ. Ossifying fibromyxoid tumor of the breast mimicking fibroadenoma: A case report and review of literature. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014 Aug;138(8):1098-100

Asirvatham JR, Esposito MJ, Bhuiya TA. Role of PAX-8, CD5 and CD117 in distinguishing thymic carcinoma from poorly differentiated lung carcinoma. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morpol. 2014 May-Jun;22(5):372-6.

Asirvatham JR, Brody J, Vora R, Kolitz J, Sreekantaiah C, Zhang X. Prognostic significance of isolated t(8:14) in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Leukemia and Lymphoma. 2014 Mar;55(3):685-8.

Brandler TC, Aziz MS, Coutsouvelis C, Rosen L, Rafael O, Souza F, Jelloul FZ, Klein M: Atypia of Undetermined Significance in Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration: Standardized Terminology Without Standardized Management; A Closer Look at Repeat Fine Needle Aspiration and Quality Measures. Submitted to Cancer Cytopathology August 2015.

Brandler TC, Jelloul FZ, Soto D, Das K, Rosen L, Bhuiya TA: Cadherin-17 and SATB2 in Cytology Specimens: Do these New Immunostains help in Differentiating Metastatic Colorectal Adenocarcinoma from Adenocarcinomas of Other Origins? Submitted to Cancer Cytopathology August 2015.

Liang SX, Brandler TC, Contreras D, Roy R, Cheng L, Fadare O: A rare case of invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma of fallopian tube fimbria with metastasis to ipsilateral ovary, uterine serosa, myometrium and pelvis: Case report and review of literature. Human Pathology. 2015; 2: 27-35.

Brandler TC, Reder I, Kahn L: Perirenal Myelolipoma Diagnosed on Imprint: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2015; 43: 230-3.

Brandler TC, Laser J, Williamson AK, Louie J, Esposito MJ: Team-Based Learning in a Pathology Residency Training Program. American Journal of Clinical Pathology. 2014; 142: 23-8.

Brandler TC, Aziz MS, Rosen L, Bhuiya TA, Yaskiv O: Utility of GATA3 and P40 Immunostains in the Diagnosis of Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma in Cytology Specimens. Cancer Cytopathology. 2014; 122: 468-73.

White SR, Auguste LJ, Guo H, Bhuiya T: Periductal stromal sarcoma of the breast with liposarcomatous differentiation: a case report with 10-year follow-up and literature review. Int J Surg Pathol, 2015, 23(3): 221-224.

Solanki MH, Chatterjee PK, Xue X, Gupta M, Rosales I, Yeboah MM, Kohn N, Metz CN. Magnesium Protects Against Cisplatin-Induced Acute Kidney Injury without Compromising Cisplatin-Mediated Killing of an Ovarian Tumor Xenograft in Mice. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2015 May 6:ajprenal.00096.2015. doi: 10.1152/ajprenal.00096.2015. [Epub ahead of print].

Boulis TS, Rochelson B, Novick O, Xue X, Chatterjee PK, Gupta M, Solanki MH, Akerman M, Metz CN. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids enhance cytokine production and oxidative stress in a mouse model of preterm labor. J Perinat Med. 2014 Nov; 42(6):693-8. doi: 10.1515/jpm-2014-0243.

Gupta M, Solanki MH, Chatterjee PK, Xue X, Roman A, Desai N, Rochelson B, Metz CN. Maternal Magnesium Deficiency in Mice Leads to Maternal Metabolic Dysfunction And Altered Lipid Metabolism with Fetal Growth Restriction. Mol Med. 2014 Jul 11. doi: 10.2119/molmed.2014.00137. [Epub ahead of print]

Vitkovski T, Costales C, Chen S, Saltman B, Kahn L. Malakoplakia of the thyroid gland: a case report and review of literature. Int J Surg Pathol. 2015 Jun;23(4):308-12.

Regional and national presentations

Jelloul FZ, Aziz MS, Kahn L, Breur F, Brandler TC: Clear Cell Chondrosarcoma; A Rare Tumor- Even Rarer on Cytology Preparations: Case Report and Review of the Literature. (To be presented at College of American Pathologists, Annual Meeting; Nashville TN, October, 2015.)

Brandler TC, Jelloul FZ, Das K, Soto D, Bhuiya T: SATB2 and Cadherin-17 in Cytology Specimens: Do These New Immunostains Help in Differentiating Metastatic Colorectal Adenocarcinoma From Adenocarcinomas of Other Origins? Modern Pathology. 2015, 28 S2; 83A:324. (Presented at United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology; Boston MA, March, 2015.)

Brandler TC, Aziz M, Rafael OC, Klein M: Effusions Are Not Always What They Seem; Don’t Judge A Fluid By Its Cover (slip). Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology. 2014, 3; 5: S15-S16. (Presented at American Society of Cytopathology Annual Meeting; Dallas TX, November, 2014.)

Brandler TC, Aziz M, Rafael OC, Coutsouvelis C, Klein M: Atypia of Undetermined Significance in Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration: Standardized Terminology Without Standardized Treatment. Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology. 2014, 3; 5: S54. (Presented at American Society of Cytopathology Annual Meeting; Dallas TX, November, 2014.)

Rafael OC, Klein M, Brandler TC, Das K, Aziz M: Determining Adequacy of Cell Block Material for Molecular Testing: A Practical Guide for Cytopathologists. Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology. 2014, 3; 5: S81. (Presented at American Society of Cytopathology Annual Meeting; Dallas TX, November, 2014.)

Rafael OC, Aziz M, Brandler TC, McNair S, Klein M: A Real-Time Assessment of Telecytology: Is It Here to Stay? Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology. 2014, 3; 5: S78-S79. (Presented at American Society of Cytopathology Annual Meeting; Dallas TX, November, 2014.)

Bajaj J, Brandler TC, Sheikh J, McNair S, Aziz M, Sheikh-Fayyaz S: Hematopoietic malignancies in CSF Cytology – an 8-year Experience in a Large Multihospital Healthcare System. Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology. 2014, 3; 5: S4-S15. (Presented at American Society of Cytopathology Annual Meeting; Dallas TX, November, 2014.)

Brandler TC, Klein M, Chau K, Aziz MS: Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma and Angiosarcoma- Is There Something in Between? Malignant Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma Diagnosed on Fine Needle Aspiration and Core Biopsy: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014, 138; 9: e147. (Presented at College of American Pathologists, Annual Meeting; Chicago IL, September 2014.)

Brandler TC, Bajaj J, Brenkert R, Aziz MS: Suboccipital Malignant Solitary Fibrous Tumor Diagnosed on Fine Needle Aspiration and Core Biopsy: Report of an Uncommon Tumor in a Rare Location and Review of the Literature. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014, 138; 9: e144. (Presented at College of American Pathologists, Annual Meeting; Chicago IL, September 2014.)

Brandler TC, Guo H, Jelloul FZ, Aziz MS: Lobular Carcinoma of the Breast Presented as a Metastatic Melanoma to the Axilla on Fine Needle Aspiration and Core Biopsy: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014, 138; 9: e140. (Presented at College of American Pathologists, Annual Meeting; Chicago IL, September 2014.)

Rafael OC, Brandler TC, Navarro M, Bhuiya TA, Aziz M: Mesothelioma: Hiding Behind the "Community Border". Case Report and Literature Review. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014, 138; 9: e140. (Presented at College of American Pathologists, Annual Meeting; Chicago IL, September 2014.)

Jelloul FZ, Mirzamani N, Brandler TC, Bhuiya TA, Das K, Alexis C, Yaskiv O: Primary Thyroid-like Follicular Renal Cell Carcinoma: Case Report Of An Emerging Entity and Review of The Literature. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014, 138; 9: e61-e62. (Presented at College of American Pathologists, Annual Meeting; Chicago IL, September 2014.)

Guzzetta M., Laser A., Kahn L. Unusual Granulomatous Vocal Cord Nodules: Two Rare Cases Abstract: Arch Pathol Lab Med: September 2014, Vol 138: No. 127, pp. e129

Guzzetta M., Gokalp Y., Haghi, N., Zhang, X.,, Devoe C.,, Brody J., Sheikh-Fayyaz S., B cell neoplasms with intermediary features of ALL and Burkitt type adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Tampa, October 2014.

Guzzetta M., Williamson, A., Duong, S. Clostridium Sordellii: An uncommon cause of toxic shock syndrome in the postpartum patient with 100% mortality– Is there a need for screening? American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Long Beach, CA. October 2014.

Haghi,N., Roy, S., Guzzetta, M., Laser J., Sheikh-Fayyaz , S., Brody, J., Zhang, X. Primary Chronic Cold Agglutinin Disease associated with CD5 Positive Monoclonal B-cell Lymphocytosis of Undetermined Significance and Monoclonal IGVH3-64 Gene Rearrangement. American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Tampa, October 2014.

Haghi N, Babesia Microti, CAP 2014

Vitkovski T, Pseudomyxoma Peritonei: Secondary to Appendiceal Tumor or to a Synchronous Tumor in Appendix and Ovary? Case Presentation and Review of Literature. CAP 2014

Guo H, Gordin S, Reder I, Aziz MS: Myxoinflammatory Fibroblastic Sarcoma. A Rare Tumor With Unusual Histomorphology: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature. CAP 2014

Guo H, Mahmood N, Brody J, Gheewala D, Devoe C, Sheikh-Fayyaz S, Sreekantaiah C, Kandala G, Zhang XM: Molecular characterization of a novel chromosomal translocation in a case of acute myeloid leukemia transformed from myeloproliferative neoplasm. ASCP abstract 2015.

Iakovou A, Hasan Z, Guo H, Tahmasebi F, Greenberg H, MayoPulmonary P: Tumor Emboli: A rare cause of death in a young patient with ovarian cancer. ACCP abstract 2015.

Ferrante Marc, Kahn A, Fan C, Jelloul FZ. Shwannoma of the cervical esophagus. Rare Tumors. 2014. 6:5361.

Jelloul FZ, Guo H, Hsu P, Brody J, Sheikh-Fayyaz S, Zhang X: Evaluation of GATA-3 expression in T cell lymphoma. Modern Pathology. 2015, 28 S2; 353A:1408. (Presented at United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology; Boston MA, March, 2015.)

Jelloul FZ, Navarro N, Navale P, Hagan T, Zhang X, Sheikh-Fayyaz S: Utility of Fine Needle Aspiration and Core Needle Biopsy in the diagnosis and Classification of Lymphoma: A Single Institution Experience. Modern Pathology. 2015, 28 S2; 94A:365. (Presented at United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology; Boston MA, March, 2015.)

Jelloul FZ, Mirzamani N, Brandler TC, Bhuiya TA, Das K, Alexis C, Yaskiv O: Primary Thyroid-like Follicular Renal Cell Carcinoma: Case Report Of An Emerging Entity and Review of The Literature. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014, 138; 9: e61-e62. (Presented at College of American Pathologists, Annual Meeting; Chicago IL, September 2014.)

Jelloul FZ, Carreon CK, Zhang X, Sheikh­-Fayyaz S: CD 5 Positive Intravascular Large B Cell Lymphoma In A Patient With Wilson Disease. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014, 138; 9: e76. (Presented at College of American Pathologists, Annual Meeting; Chicago IL, September 2014.)

Jelloul FZ, Gordin S, Reder I, Aziz MS: Microcystic Adnexal Carcinoma; Case Report Of A Rare Tumor And Review Of The Literature. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014, 138; 9: e163. (Presented at College of American Pathologists, Annual Meeting; Chicago IL, September 2014.)

Jelloul FZ, Vitkovski T, Chowdhury M, Aziz MS: Pseudomyxoma Peritonei: Secondary To Appendiceal Tumor Or To A Synchronous Tumor In Appendix And Ovary? Case Presentation And Review Of Literature. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014, 138; 9: e150-e151. (Presented at College of American Pathologists, Annual Meeting; Chicago IL, September 2014.)

Shah P, Moreira DM, George AK, Nikhil Waingankar MA, Sohval S, Jelloul FZ, Yaskiv O, Schwartz MJ, Vira MA, Steckel J, Richstone L, Kavoussi LR. Prognostic Stratification of Pathologic Stage T3a Renal Cell Carcinoma After Radical Nephrectomy. (Presented at the American Urological association Annual meeting; New Orleans LA, May 2015.)

Jelloul FZ, Chen Q H, Yang T, Brody J, Zhang X, Sheikh-Fayyaz S: Composite chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma and follicular lymphoma.

(To be presented at American Society of Clinical Pathology, Annual Meeting; Long Beach CA, October 2015.)

Jelloul FZ, Sheikh­-Fayyaz S, Vitkovski T, Zhang X, Hsu P: Primary Nodular Lymphocyte Predominant Hodgkin Lymphoma of the small bowel (To be presented at College of American Pathologists, Annual Meeting; Nashville TN, October 2015.)

Jelloul FZ, Aziz MS, Kahn L, Breur F, Brandler TC: Clear Cell Chondrosarcoma; A Rare Tumor- Even Rarer On Cytology Preparations: Case Report And Review Of The Literature (To be presented at College of American Pathologists, Annual Meeting; Nashville TN, October 2015.)

Ratkal S, Mansoor N, Edelman M. Sacrococcygeal Teratoma with Medulloepithelioma / central PNET. (CAP, Chicago 2014)

Ratkal S, Bajaj J, Das K, Geminez C. Parotid mass in a 23 year old female (Oral presentation at ECC, Geneva 2014)

Bajaj J, Gimenez C , Rafael O, Mirzamani N, Aziz, M, and Das K : Urine Cytology of Non-Urothelial Malignancies - A Ten Year Experience in a Large Multihospital Healthcare System. (Presented at American Society of Cytopathology, Annual Meeting; Texas Dallas, Nov 2014.)

Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma with Aberrant CD8 Expression: A Clinicopathologic Study of Four Cases. Mirzamani N MD, Xu W MD, Sen F MD, Brody J MD, Zhang X MD, PhD , Hsu P MD (to be presented at American Society of Clinical Pathology, Annual Meeting; Long Beach CA, October 2015)

Sudarshana Roychoudhury, Marina Ionescu, M.D; Cathy Q. Fan, MD; Sharon X. Liang: Endometrial and Cervical Involvement In Pseudomyxoma Peritonei: A Case Report And Review Of Literature (To be presented at College of American Pathologists, Annual Meeting; Nashville TN, October 2015.)

Solanki MH, Mintz R, Xue X, Chatterjee PK and Metz CN. An Improved Magnesium Formulation for Mitigating Cisplatin-Induced Renal Epithelial Cell Injury. Will be presented at the American Society of Nephrology-Kidney Week meeting on November 6, 2015.

Solanki MH, Breuer FU, Aziz M. Utility Of Immunohistochemical Staining in Differentiating Radiation Induced Atypia From Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Case Report and Literature Review. Presentation at the College of American Pathologists ‘2015 meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, October 4-7, 2015.

Solanki MH et al. Cutaneous Microsporidiosis, A Rare Infectious Disease In A Leukemia Patient. Presentation at the College of American Pathologists ‘2015 meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, October 4-7, 2015.

Solanki MH, Chatterjee PK, Gupta M, Xue X, Kohn N and Metz CN. Magnesium Protects Against Cisplatin-Induced Kidney Injury in Tumor-Bearing Mice, Without Compromising Cisplatin’s Anti-Tumor Efficacy. Presented at the American Society of Nephrology-Kidney Week meeting on November 13, 2014.