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Gynecologic Pathology

The Gynecologic Pathology service of the North Shore-LIJ Health System provides a comprehensive diagnostic service of all aspects of gynecologic pathology including specimens from the uterus, cervix, vulva, vagina, fallopian tubes and ovaries. We provide timely and accurate interpretation of endometrial and cervical biopsies/curettages, resection specimens (e.g., hysterectomies and oophorectomies), as well as rendering expert opinion on referred cases. Through a rigorous quality assurance program, we maintain integrity of specimen identification and diagnostic accuracy.


Gynecologic Pathology Service reflects many years of cumulative experience in the field. The pathology department handles a large number of gynecologic cases, both neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases. We emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to the care of patients with diseases of the female genital tract, and work closely with gynecologic-oncologic surgeons, radiologists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists. Expert consults for cross-specialty consultations are available to collaborate on the diagnosis of complex cases. Correlation with cytology and biopsies enhance overall diagnostic accuracy.


Expert Consultation

  • Sharon Liang, MD, PhD, is the lead consultant of Gynecologic Pathology Service. Dr. Liang completed a fellowship in gynecologic pathology at Yale University. She has extensive experience in the field at Stony Brook University Medical Center, where she was chief of Gynecologic Pathology Service and an active member of the Gynecologic Oncology Disease Management team since 2003. In addition, she was the designated Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) pathologist responsible for reviewing and sending pathologic material for GOG trials.
  • Marina Ionescu, MD, joined North Shore-LIJ in 2004. She completed her fellowship in gynecologic pathology at Albert Einstein, Montefiore Medical Center in 2003-2004.
  • Farrnaz Tahmasebi, MD, joined North Shore-LIJ in 2007. She completed her fellowship in gynecologic pathology at Albert Einstein, Montefiore Medical Center in 2006-2007.

Timely Results

Gynecologic Pathology reports are sent by courier or mail, fax or electronic submission as requested. Results are available within 24 hours after receipt of biopsy/curettage samples.

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