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Jonathan Somma, MD

Director, Cytopathology

Director, Pathology Residency Training Program

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

University Hospital of Brooklyn, MSC 37
445 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, NY 11203
Office: UHB A2-411
Phone: 718-270-1666



My clinical responsibilities include the Fine Needle Aspiration Service, and I also routinely sign out Cytopathology and Surgical Pathology cases.

I extensively participate in the education of both pathology residents and medical students as well.


Selected Recent Publications

Boroujeni AM, Yousefi E, Somma J. Computer assisted cytologic diagnosis in pancreatic fine needle biopsy: an application of neural networks to image analysis. Cancer Cytopathol (Accepted August 7, 2017). doi: 10.1002/cncy.21915. [Epub ahead of print]

Jiang H, Gupta R, Somma J. EZH2, a Unique Marker of Malignancy in Effusion Cytology. Diagn Cytopathol 2014 42: 111-116. doi: 10.1002/dc.22999.

Arce J, Broadway K, Somma J, Khader S. A case of plasmablastic lymphoma diagnosed on liquid-based pap test. Diagn Cytopathol 2014;42:956–958. doi: 10.1002/dc.23063.

Alagkiozidis I, Dorcellus S, Somma J, Chun LY, Salame G. Invasive Recurrence of Serous Borderline Ovarian Tumor as Multifocal Lymphadenopathy 25 Years After Initial Diagnosis. Gynecologic Oncology Case Reports 2012 Nov;2(4):136-138. doi: 10.1016/j.gynor.2012.08.002.

Somma J, Schlecht NF, Fink D, Khader SN, Smith RV, Cajigas A. Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology: Follicular Lesions and the Gray Zone. Acta Cytol 2010 Mar-Apr;54(2):123-31. doi: 10.1159/000324996.



NIH R01, Targeting the Brk:p27:cdk4 axis in cancer (July 2016 – June 2019).
Role: Co-Investigator.
The goal of this project is to demonstrate that the Brk-p27-DK4 axis is important for transformation, and tumor progression, and p27 pY is a predictive biomarker of cdk4 activity and treatment response.
Direct costs: $750K.


Education and Training

Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York
Cytopathology Fellowship (June 2009)
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency (June 2008)
Chief Resident (2006-2007)

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
Doctor of Medicine (May 2004)
Cum Laude

Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science in Biology (May 2000)
Magna Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa


Certifications and Licenses

Certificate of Recognition in Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration, College of American Pathologists (2011)

Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology, Cytopathology (2009)

Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (2008)

Licensed to practice medicine in New York, Lic. 237685 (2005)