Pooja Navale, MBBS, MD

Assistant Professor, Pathology & Immunology


  • Anatomic & Molecular Pathology


  • MBBS: Government Medical College, Miraj, India (2009)
  • MD: Tata Memorial Hospital, India (2013)
  • Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY (2019)
  • Fellowship: Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (2020)

Board Certifications

  • 2019 Diplomate, The American Board of Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology


  • Peer Mentorship Award, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, 2019
  • Chief Resident, Department of Pathology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, 2017-2018
  • Outstanding MD Student Award, Tata Memorial Hospital, India, 2013

Clinical Interests

  • Gastrointestinal & Pancreaticobiliary Pathology
  • Liver Pathology

Research Interests

  • Gastrointestinal & Pancreaticobiliary Pathology
  • Liver Pathology


Navale P, Gonzalez RS, Vyas M. Incidental secondary findings in hemorrhoidectomy specimens: a 16-year experience from a single academic center. Hum Pathol. 2021 Mar;109:12-20. doi: 10.1016/j.humpath.2020.11.008. Epub 2020 Nov 24. PMID: 33245989.
Mashiana SS, Navale P, Khandakar B, Sobotka S, Posner MR, Miles BA, Zhang W, Gitman M, Bakst RL, Genden EM, Westra WH. Human papillomavirus genotype distribution in head and neck cancer: Informing developing strategies for cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and surveillance. Oral Oncol. 2021 Feb;113:105109. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2020.105109. Epub 2020 Nov 21. PMID: 33232848.
Guo H, Idrovo JP, Cao J, Roychoudhury S, Navale P, Auguste LJ, Bhuiya T, Sheikh-Fayyaz S. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Detection by Chromogenic In Situ Hybridization (CISH) and p16 Immunohistochemistry (IHC) in Breast Intraductal Papilloma and Breast Carcinoma. Clin Breast Cancer. 2021 Apr 22:S1526-8209(21)00084-7. doi: 10.1016/j.clbc.2021.04.006. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34059433.
Navale P, Rooper L, Bishop J, Westra W. Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the oropharynx: A Tumor Type with a Propensity for Regional Metastasis Unrelated to Histologic Grade. Hum Pathol. 2019 Aug 20. PMID: 31442522.
Navale P, Jaffer S, Bleiwess I, Nayak A. Evaluation of Biomarkers in Multiple Ipsilateral Synchronous Invasive Breast Carcinomas. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine: February 2019, Vol.143, No.2, pp.190-196
Jelloul F, Navarro M, Navale P, Hagan T, Cocker R, Das K, Rosen L, Zhang X, Sheikh-Fayyaz S. Diagnosis of lymphoma using fine needle aspiration biopsy and core needle biopsy: a single institution experience. Acta Cytologica 2019;63:198-205
Navale P, Stueck A, Habib M, Fiel M: Hepatic Sclerosing Hemangioma Simulating Gallbladder Carcinoma, A Rare Case. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology 2018; Volume 8, Issue 4, 474-477
Navale P, Genden E, Beasley MB: Ciliated HPV-related Carcinoma: A Diagnostic Challenge on Frozen Section. Head and Neck Pathology 2018 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12105-018-0976-5
Modkharkar S, Navale P, Gujral S et al : Applicability of 2008 WHO classification system of hematolymphoid neoplasms: learning experiences. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2018;61:5-65

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