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  • Yale Pathology
    Yale New Haven Hospital
    20 York Street, Ste East Pavilion 2-631
    New Haven, CT 06510

Manju Prasad, MD, MBBS

Pathology, Head, Neck & Endocrine Pathology, Endocrine Surgery, Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
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Patient type treated
Child, Adult
Accepting new patients
No
Referral required
From physicians only
Board Certified in
Anatomic & Clinical Pathology

Biography

Manju Prasad, MD, MBBS, (a medical degree awarded in several countries outside of the U.S.),a pathologist who specializes in head and neck cancer, learned about this disease when several family members developed this kind of cancer. “My original ideas for joining medicine were very idealistic, and I realized that by studying pathology, I could directly help patients by giving them correct diagnoses and guide their treatment by talking to their surgeons, medical oncologists and internists,” Dr. Prasad says. 

“Every day, I look at cancer cells under a microscope in an attempt to provide oncologists with details like whether the cancer is slow- or fast-growing, or what stage has the cancer reached,” Dr. Prasad says. She also regularly assists in cancer-related surgeries by providing rapid intraoperative diagnoses. This type of diagnosis occurs when the surgeon removes a piece of tissue around a patient’s tumor and sends it to the pathologist. The pathologist then examines the sample microscopically using the frozen section diagnostic technique to determine if the cancer has been entirely removed or if the surgeon needs to do more. 

At Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Prasad is professor of pathology and director of endocrine, head and neck pathology. She researches specific proteins, or molecules, found in thyroid, salivary and head and neck cancers in order to determine possible new drug therapy targets. 

Titles

  • Professor of Pathology
  • Director, Endocrine, Head & Neck Pathology Fellowship Program, Pathology
  • Director, Endocrine, Head and Neck Pathology, Pathology

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2000)
  • Fellow`
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (1999)
  • Resident
    New York Presbyterian Hospital (1998)
  • MD
    Institute of Medical Sciences Varanasi (1984)
  • MBBS
    Institute of Medical Sciences Varanasi (1981)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • हिन्दी (Hindi)

Additional Information

Biography

Manju Prasad, MD, MBBS, (a medical degree awarded in several countries outside of the U.S.),a pathologist who specializes in head and neck cancer, learned about this disease when several family members developed this kind of cancer. “My original ideas for joining medicine were very idealistic, and I realized that by studying pathology, I could directly help patients by giving them correct diagnoses and guide their treatment by talking to their surgeons, medical oncologists and internists,” Dr. Prasad says. 

“Every day, I look at cancer cells under a microscope in an attempt to provide oncologists with details like whether the cancer is slow- or fast-growing, or what stage has the cancer reached,” Dr. Prasad says. She also regularly assists in cancer-related surgeries by providing rapid intraoperative diagnoses. This type of diagnosis occurs when the surgeon removes a piece of tissue around a patient’s tumor and sends it to the pathologist. The pathologist then examines the sample microscopically using the frozen section diagnostic technique to determine if the cancer has been entirely removed or if the surgeon needs to do more. 

At Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Prasad is professor of pathology and director of endocrine, head and neck pathology. She researches specific proteins, or molecules, found in thyroid, salivary and head and neck cancers in order to determine possible new drug therapy targets. 

Titles

  • Professor of Pathology
  • Director, Endocrine, Head & Neck Pathology Fellowship Program, Pathology
  • Director, Endocrine, Head and Neck Pathology, Pathology

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2000)
  • Fellow`
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (1999)
  • Resident
    New York Presbyterian Hospital (1998)
  • MD
    Institute of Medical Sciences Varanasi (1984)
  • MBBS
    Institute of Medical Sciences Varanasi (1981)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • हिन्दी (Hindi)

Additional Information

  • Yale Pathology
    Yale New Haven Hospital
    20 York Street, Ste East Pavilion 2-631
    New Haven, CT 06510