Sanjay Patel   Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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I am a board-certified clinical hematopathologist and an assistant professor in the Division of Hematopathology at Weill Cornell Medical College/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. I obtained my clinical and translational research fellowship training in hematopathology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Alongside my clinical activities in hematopathology, my research efforts have focused on the study of NPM1-mutated myeloid neoplasms (Patel et al. Blood 2018; Patel et al. Blood Adv 2019; Patel et al. Am J Hematol 2019; Patel et al. Mod Pathol 2020) and the interrogation of checkpoint protein targets in the classic Hodgkin lymphoma tumor microenvironment (Patel et al. Blood 2019). I am a past recipient of the David Y. Mason (European Association for Haematopathology) and Benjamin Castleman (United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology) Awards for some of my work in these areas.


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research overview

  • My research approach broadly centers on the application of multi-omics techniques (e.g. DNA-based NGS, scRNA-seq, CyTOF, multiparametric in situ imaging) to fresh and archival patient materials in order to identify prognostic and predictive biomarkers in hematolymphoid neoplasia.


  • NPM1-mutated myeloid neoplasms
  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemias
  • Acute myeloid leukemia
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasms
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphomas
  • Plasma cell neoplasms
  • classic Hodgkin lymphoma


teaching overview

  • I have extensive teaching experience, in the form of both large auditorium-based lectureship and small group/one-on-one based didactic sessions. I am currently actively involved in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows rotating in the Division of Hematopathology at Weill Cornell, and am also a member of the Residency Clinical Competency Committee (RCCC) within the Department of Pathology. 




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