Department of Pathology Diagnostic Services

Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology

The Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology performs diagnostic evaluation of specimens from the oral and maxillofacial regions. These specimens include both bony and soft tissue lesions from adult and pediatric patients.

The division provides a full-range of diagnostic services on biopsy specimens collected at dentists' and physicians' private offices throughout the tristate area. Each case receives a comprehensive evaluation, including review of medical history and pertinent radiographic images. When indicated, immunohistochemical and molecular diagnostic assessments are performed in conjunction with routine histopathology review, aimed toward providing information regarding possible additional therapy and overall prognosis. In addition, the Division can provide second opinion consultation services, reviewing slides prepared elsewhere.

Dr. Philipone and Dr. Yoon are Fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. They also hold interdisciplinary appointments as the associate professors in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and in the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University School of Physicians & Surgeons. Together, the oral pathologists have extensive expertise in the field and provide comprehensive diagnostic interpretations and consultations.¬†

The oral pathologists are also experts in clinical management of patients with a variety of mucosal conditions. The members of our Division are adept at conducting proper head and neck examinations, performing mucosal biopsies and providing proper treatment.

Dr. Philipone Elizabeth M. Philipone, DMD

Dr. Yoon Angela J. Yoon, DDS, MPH, MAMSc

Columbia University
Medical Center
630 W. 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
Phone 212-305-4599
Fax 212-305-5958

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Columbia University
Medical Center
630 W. 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

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