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SUNY Downstate Cancer Institute

Centers of Excellence

Pathology Centers of Excellence

The Pathology Department provides diagnostic services and specialized testing for cancer patients. Our pathologists are subspecialized and have clinical and research expertise in a range of malignancies and benign conditions. Our pathologists collaborate with clinicians in other specialties to customize each patient's treatment based on his or her individual diagnosis. In addition, the Pathology Department sees second opinion consultations through our outside consultative services. Surgical pathology and cytopathology provide the diagnostic backbone for cancer patients seen at Downstate Medical Center, and our expert pathologists are important members of the clinical management teams. This service may also include review of material obtained and evaluated elsewhere as well as those obtained at the hospital. This review has been shown to be of significant importance in both terms of quality of care and patient satisfaction with service.

Areas of expertise and services offered:

  • Neuropathology
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Surgical Pathology
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Hematopathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Flow cytometry
  • Electrophoresis
  • Immunofixation
  • Autopsy
  • Chemistry
  • Blood bank
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Immunology

Faculty

Jenny Libien, MD PhD

Interim Chair, Department of Pathology
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Neurology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Phone: (718) 270-8970
Fax: (718) 270-3331

Jianying Zeng, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Phone: (718) 270-1288
Fax: (718) 270-3331

Ning Neil Chen, MD/PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Phone: (718) 270-2279
Fax: (718) 270-1967

Raavi Gupta, MD

Assistant Professor of Pathology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Phone: (718) 270-1673
Fax: (718) 270-3331

Alejandro Zuretti, MD

Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Clinical Laboratories
Vice Chair, Laboratories and Administration
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Phone: 718-270-1689
Fax:  718-270-1683

Constantine A. Axiotis, MD

Professor of Pathology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Tel: (718) 245-5371
Fax: (718) 245-4158

Jonathan Somma, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Phone: 718-270-1666
Fax: (718) 270-3331

Anthony D. Nicastri, MD

Professor of Pathology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Phone: (718) 270- 1669
Fax: (718) 270-3331

Susan RS Gottesman, PhD, MD

 Professor of Pathology & Cellular Biology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Phone: 718 270-1661
Fax: (718) 270-3331



For more information, please call (718) 270 -1669 or visit our department: http://www.downstate.edu/pathology