Pooja Navale, MBBS, MD

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


  • Anatomic Pathology Teaching Award, Washington University School of Medicine, 2023
  • 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

Selected Publications

Navale, P., Chatterjee, D., Itani, M. et al. Tuberous sclerosis complex mutations in patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Observations on phenotypic and treatment-related associations. Virchows Arch (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00428-023-03570-1
Sarah E. Umetsu et al, Integrated Genomic and Clinicopathologic Approach Distinguishes Pancreatic Grade 3 Neuroendocrine Tumor From Neuroendocrine Carcinoma and Identifies a Subset With Molecular Overlap, Modern Pathology, Volume 36, Issue 3, 2023, 100065, ISSN 0893-3952,
Julien Calderaro, et al, Nestin as a diagnostic and prognostic marker for combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma, Journal of Hepatology, Volume 77, Issue 6, 2022, Pages 1586-1597, ISSN 0168-8278, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhep.2022.07.019.
Zheng, Wei  et al Histologic Variants of Kaposi Sarcoma in the Gastrointestinal Tract: A Contemporary Multi-institutional Clinicopathologic Analysis of 46 Cases. The American Journal of Surgical Pathology 46(11):p 1500-1506, November 2022. | DOI: 10.1097/PAS.0000000000001937
Trikalinos, N.A., Hammill, C., Liu, J. et al. Preliminary experience with a new institutional tumor board dedicated to patients with neuroendocrine neoplasms. Abdom Radiol 47, 4096–4102 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00261-022-03707-x
Cui Zhou, D., Jayasinghe, R.G., Chen, S. et al. Spatially restricted drivers and transitional cell populations cooperate with the microenvironment in untreated and chemo-resistant pancreatic cancer. Nat Genet 54, 1390–1405 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41588-022-01157-1
Rosen, Y., Garcia, P.M. & Navale, P. Pulse/hyaline ring granuloma revisited: etiologic role of seed-derived storage cells. Virchows Arch (2021)
Rosen, Y., Garcia, P.M. & Navale, P. Reply to Letter to the Editor by Ide et al.. Virchows Arch (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00428-021-03259-3
Luchini, C, Mafficini, A, Chatterjee, D. Piredda, Sciammarella C, Navale P et al. Histo-molecular characterization of pancreatic cancer with microsatellite instability: intra-tumor heterogeneity, B2M inactivation, and the importance of metastatic sites. Virchows Arch (2021).

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