The academic year 2019-2020 marked many firsts with regard to Winthrop University Hospital. Winthrop Hospital merged with NYU Langone Health System in September of 2019 and the resulting partnership strengthened the existing mission of Winthrop Hospital to serve the Long Island community with high quality, safe and academically rigorous medicine. Long Island School of Medicine (LISOM), a new medical school, also opened its doors to 24 medical students who will graduate in 3 years into primary care focused specialties.
The Department of Pathology at NYU Long Island School of Medicine has been integral to these exciting two endeavors and continues to support and further the mission of both LISOM and NYU Langone Health System. Teaching, research, and clinical practice has long been a strong suite of the Department and as a new chair, my intention is to infuse the department with excitement and support as we continue to embark on this new journey. As a passionate supporter of education, I value our laboratory as they process 50,000 surgical specimens and 1 million clinical laboratory tests. This rich material provides an excellent basis for pathology residents and students to learn and grow along with our dedicated group of 14 faculty members. Furthermore, our autopsy service of 90-100 cases annually supports the pathology mission through integrated anatomy teaching, quality assurance hospital measures and pathology resident instruction.
The co-located Mineola Long Island Railroad station makes NYU Winthrop Hospital a key location for fast access to Long Island and NYC.
I joined a family when I became a member of the Department of Pathology at Winthrop Hospital. The proud history and sparkling future makes this laboratory a unique and superb place for all students to learn and grow.
Iman Hanna, MD, Program Director
“A tree is known by its fruits” and I am very proud that our residents are consistently accepted into top competitive fellowship programs across the country, and are able to excel in both academic careers and busy private practices. Our program was established in 1951 and continues to strive to produce pathologists who are knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of pathology, with a superior commitment to lifelong learning and providing excellent patient care. With nine AP/CP residents and 15 pathologists, our program stands out as a small family-oriented and tightly knit group. The entire faculty is devoted to teaching and providing superb patient care. The residents are exposed to a great variety of “bread and butter” cases, and complex and unusual cases that provide them with a strong foundation in both Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.
Amy V. Rapkiewicz, MD
Chair, Department of Pathology
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology at NYU Long Island School of Medicine