Adebowale Adeniran, MD, is a pathologist who specializes in diagnosing diseases of the genitourinary system (reproductive and urinary organs). He identifies kidney, prostate, and bladder cancers from patients’ biopsies. Dr. Adeniran also specializes in diagnosing thyroid diseases and cancer.
“The principal role of the pathologist is to provide an accurate diagnosis of a patient’s condition, which allows the physician to refine treatment options,” he says. “Pathologists and physicians work together to toward providing the best patient care.”
Dr. Adeniran decided to pursue pathology as a specialty during an academic fellowship at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. “I saw the impact pathologists could have in terms treatment for patients by the diagnoses they made,” he says.
As director of the cytopathology and cytology labs at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Adeniran oversees those daily operations and provides guidance to medical students and residents who are completing their training after medical school.
At the medical school, Dr. Adeniran is associate professor of pathology. In his research, he investigates the basic biology behind a cancer called papillary renal cell carcinoma and also works to better understand the molecular underpinnings of thyroid cancer.