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Yale School of Medicine names Uma Krishnamurti, MBBS, MD, PhD Director of Breast Pathology

Uma Krishnamurti, MBBS, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology, has been named the new Director of Breast Pathology in the Department of Pathology at Yale School of Medicine, effective June 1.

Chen Liu, MD, PhD, Chair of Yale Pathology, announced the promotion at a recent faculty meeting.

Dr. Krishnamurti is a pathologist with expertise in breast pathology, cytopathology, and gynecologic pathology. She completed her residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Minnesota and the University of Pittsburgh followed by a Fellowship in Cytopathology at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Krishnamurti joined the faculty at Yale in 2021 and has served as Associate Director of Breast Pathology since her arrival.

“Congratulations to Dr. Krishnamurti. We look forward to working with you to further elevate the status of Breast Pathology in our department,” Dr. Liu said during his announcement before continuing to thank John Sinard, MD, PhD, for serving as acting director for the past year and Malini Harigopal, MD, the former Director of Breast Pathology, for ensuring a smooth leadership transition, which he said was made easier because of support from the entire Breast Pathology team.

Dr. Krishnamurti served as Principal Investigator and Director of the Breast Satellite Tissue Bank of Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, from 2015-2021. Her principal areas of academic interest in breast pathology include diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive markers of triple negative and HER2 positive breast cancer.

 

About Yale School of Medicine: 

The Yale School of Medicine is the graduate medical school at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. It was founded in 1810 as the Medical Institution of Yale College and formally opened in 1813.

The primary teaching hospital for the school is Yale New Haven Hospital. The school is home to the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, one of the largest modern medical libraries which is known for its historical collections. The faculty includes 70 National Academy of Sciences members, 47 National Academy of Medicine members, and 13 Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators.

U.S. News & World Report currently ranks the Yale School of Medicine 10th in the country for research and 59th in primary care.The M.D. program is highly selective; for the class of 2022, the school received 4,968 applications to fill 104 seats. The median GPA for the class was 3.89, and the median MCAT was 521.

 

About Uma Krishnamurti, MBBS, MD, PhD:

Dr. Krishnamurti is a pathologist with expertise in breast pathology, cytopathology, and gynecologic pathology. She completed her residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Minnesota and the University of Pittsburgh followed by a Fellowship in Cytopathology at the University of Pittsburgh. She joined the faculty at Yale in 2021, where she is currently Associate Professor of Pathology and Associate Director of Breast Pathology. She is the primary author of the CAP gynecologic cancer reporting synoptic templates. She served as Principal Investigator and Director of the Breast Satellite Tissue Bank of Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, from 2015-2021. Her main areas of academic interest include diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive markers of triple negative and HER2 positive breast cancer.

Dr. Krishnamurti has been course faculty at the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC), American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), and College of American Pathologists (CAP) annual meetings. Dr. Krishnamurti has also served on the Cancer Committee of the CAP and Membership Committee of the ASC. She is currently Chair of the Research and Current Concepts Committee of the ASC and on the Editorial Committee of the American Joint Commission on Cancer.

 

Sources:

News: https://medicine.yale.edu/news-article/uma-krishnamurti-mbbs-md-phd-named-new-director-of-yale-breast-pathology/

School: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yale_School_of_Medicine

Uma Krishnamurti, MBBS, MD, PhD: https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/uma_krishnamurti/

 

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