Breast Pathology is part of the Lillian and Henry M Stratton – Hans Popper Department of Pathology, one of the largest such departments in the nation. The surgical pathology practice of the department is completely subspecialized, and the breast pathologists are experts in diagnosing lesions, evaluating prognostic factors, correlating their findings with breast imaging, and assessing all sorts of specimens ranging from fine needle aspirations to core biopsies, to surgical breast specimens and axillary lymph nodes, including sentinel nodes. Consultation services also include rendering second opinions on pathology slides initially evaluated elsewhere.
Shabnam Jaffer, MD
Dr. Jaffer is a nationally recognized surgical pathologist specializing in breast pathology. She is an Associate Professor of Pathology at the Icahn School of Medicine and is a member of the Breast Pathology Cadre of Cancer and Leukemia Group B.