Department of Pathology Diagnostic Services


The faculty of the Division of Hematopathology of the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology at the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) are nationally and internationally recognized experts who provide expedient and accurate diagnoses for a variety of hemato-lymphoid neoplasms and are actively engaged in translational research efforts to define the molecular bases of lymphomas and leukemias and elucidate novel diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers.

In addition to teaching pathology residents and medical students and training hematopathology fellows (click here to go to the hemepath fellowship page), faculty members of the Division of Hematopathology are directly responsible for the interpretation of tissue samples obtained from adult and pediatric patients to discern a variety of non-neoplastic and neoplastic disorders.

Our diagnostic material comprises bone marrow biopsies and aspirates, lymph node biopsies, body fluids, peripheral blood smears and tissue resections from various CUMC units. Morphologic evaluation and all necessary ancillary studies, including immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, cytogenetic analysis and next-generation sequencing (whole exome and targeted panels) are performed by state of the art laboratories within the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology.

We work closely with hematologists and oncologists at our institution to ensure excellent patient care. We also provide consultation on challenging cases from medical centers across the US and other countries and advice on biomarker evaluation for clinical trials being conducted at CUMC and other sites.

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Dr. Govind Bhagat
Director, Division of Hematopathology

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Dr. Bachir Alobeid
Director, Hematopathology Fellowship Program

Dr. REbecca Leeman-Neill
Dr. Rebecca Leeman-Neill
Assitant Professor
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  • Columbia University Pathology
    Client Services

    Tel: 800 653-8200
    Fax: 646 426-0080
  • Autopsy

    Tel: 212 305-6239

    Clinical Laboratories

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    GYN Pathology

    Tel: 212 305-3531


    Tel: 212 305-4531

    Renal Pathology

    Tel: 212 305-7460

    Surgical Pathology

    Tel: 212 305-6719

    Slide Send Out Services

    Tel: 212 305-0958
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