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.
Ira J. Bleiweiss, MD
Dr. Bleiweiss is an internationally known surgical pathologist specializing in breast pathology. He is a Professor of Pathology, Chief of Anatomic Pathology, and Director of the Division of Breast Pathology. He is an active participant in national clinical breast cancer trials and has led the Breast Pathology Cadre of Cancer and Leukemia Group B, one of the Cooperative Clinical Oncology Groups sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Bleiweiss is an expert in the interpretation of breast core biopsies and methods of correlating their pathologic findings with imaging characteristics.
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.
Anupma Nayak, MD
Dr. Nayak is a surgical pathologists specializing in breast pathology. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Patholgoy at Icahn School of Medicine.