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Rema Rao, MD, Pathology, New York, NY, New York-Presbyterian Hospital


Pathology New York, NY

Cytopathology, Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology

Associate Director, Pathology Residency Training Program

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  • Office

    525 E 68th Street
    New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine
    New York, NY 10065
    Phone(212) 746-2829
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Education & Training

  • UCSF Medical Center
    UCSF Medical CenterFellowship, Surgical Pathology, 2011 - 2011
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalFellowship, Cytopathology, 2009 - 2010
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalResidency, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 2005 - 2009
  • J.J.M. Medical College
    J.J.M. Medical CollegeClass of 1999

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2013 - 2023
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2010 - 2021
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2009 - 2010
  • American Board of Pathology Pathology - Anatomic/Pathology - Clinical
  • American Board of Pathology Cytopathology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (LAMP), Weill Cornell Medicine, 2017
  • Best Clinical Pathology Talk Award Department of Laboratory Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2007

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Metastatic Breast Carcinoma in Cerebrospinal Fluid: A Cytopathologic Evaluation of 15 cases  
    Rao, A Marcus, RS Hoda, SA Hoda, Breast Journal, 1/24/2017
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Pancreatic Schwannoma  
    Sung, R Rao, RS Hoda, Diagn Cytopathol, 1/20/2017
  • Fine needle aspiration of meningioma: Cytologic features on ThinPrep  
    Viswanathan K, Sung S, Facey KT, Alperstein SA, Pisapia DJ, Rao RA, Hoda RS, Diagn Cytopathol, 1/12/2017
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules on Fine Needle Aspiration: Correlation with Clinical, Imaging, Molecular and Histopathological Findings
    Hoda RS and Rao RA, 65th Annual ASC Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 1/1/2017
  • Risk stratification of salivary gland lesions on cytology based on the proposed Milan System for reporting salivary gland cytopathology: A pilot study
    K. Vishwanathan, S Sung, G Yang, T Scognamiglio, R Rao, 29th European Congress of Pathology, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1/1/2017
  • Cytomorphologic Features of Cystic Neutrophilic Granulomatous Mastitis on ThinPrep
    A Patel, S Sung, S Hoda, T D'Alfonso, R Rao, ASC, Phoenix, AZ, 1/1/2017
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  • Indeterminate/Atypical Thyroid Cytology on Fine Needle Aspiration: A cyto-histo correlation and recent updates on the role of molecular testing 
  • Pancreatic Cytology: Select entities and the challenges 
    Nassau Medical Center, NY - 1/1/2016

Press Mentions

  • Georgios Papanikolaou: How He Overcame Skeptics to Help Generations of Women
    Georgios Papanikolaou: How He Overcame Skeptics to Help Generations of WomenMay 13th, 2019
  • Georgios Papanikolaou: How the Greek Doctor Changed Women's Health Forever
    Georgios Papanikolaou: How the Greek Doctor Changed Women's Health ForeverMay 13th, 2019

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