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Rana S. Hoda, MD, FIAC

Board Certifications

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology


Cytopathology, Oncologic Surgical Pathology


CBL Path


Dr. Rana S. Hoda is board certified in anatomic pathology and cytopathology by the American Board of Pathology. Her primary clinical focus is cytopathology with special expertise in fine needle aspiration, urinary and liquid based cytology. She trained in Anatomic Pathology at North Shore University Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital, which are both affiliated with Cornell University Medical College. Subsequently, she underwent a fellowship in Oncologic Surgical Pathology at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY with several outstanding oncological pathologists including Drs. Juan Rosai and Paul Peter Rosen. The following year, she did a fellowship in Cytopathology at Montefiore Medical Center - Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY under the guidance of Dr. Leopold G. Koss, one of the pioneers of cytopathology. She served as a Lecturer of Pathology at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia. Following this, she served as Assistant, Associate and Professor of Pathology, Director of Cytopathology and Director of Cytopathology Fellowship Training Program at three major academic centers including Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) at Charleston, University of Rochester and Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC)-New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Hoda has published more than 100 scientific papers, several chapters and five text books including books on thyroid cytology, urinary cytology, gynecologic cytology and liquid-based preparations. She is on the editorial board of several cytopathology journals including Diagnostic Cytopathology, Journal of American Society of Cytopathology and Cytojournal. Dr. Hoda directed annual cytopathology educational conferences at MUSC and WCMC from 2000-2016. She is active on the regional, national and international lecture circuit. She continues to lecture at various pathology meetings; including American Society of Cytopathology (ASC), United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), College of American Pathologists (CAP) and International Academy of Cytopathology; and has participated in educational conferences in several countries. Dr. Hoda is an active member of ASC, USCAP, ASCP, CAP and the New York Pathological Society.