Department of Pathology
The NYU School of Medicine, founded in 1841, has been a pioneer in the field of pathology since its inception, both through its earliest approaches for the dissection and study of human bodies and through the groundbreaking work of William Welch, who helped establish a laboratory for teaching the use of the microscope. In 1881 Welch was appointed Professor of Pathologic Anatomy and General Pathology, the first position of its kind in the country. Around the same time, a laboratory, devoted specifically to the study of the "pathology of many diseases," was founded through a gift from Andrew Carnegie at Bellevue Hospital Medical College. With its stated research focus, this laboratory became the first in the United States for teaching and investigation in pathology.
Dr. Aylin Simsir will be named as Director of Anatomic Pathology. Dr. Simsir has been at NYU for over 15 years after coming to us from the University of Maryland. As Director of Anatomic Pathology, she will be responsible for all anatomic pathology operations across both Tisch and Lutheran with the Directors of Surgical Pathology.
Dr. Andre Moreira will be named as Director of Surgical Pathology at Tisch Hospital. Dr. Moreira spent several years as an attending pathologist at MSKCC. In his new role, he will manage the professional, administrative, and technical operations of the Surgical Pathology areas including Pediatric, Neuro, Renal, GU, GI, Breast, GYN, Soft Tissue, Skin and Pulmonary Divisions.More