Maria E. Arcila

Maria E. Arcila, MD



Director, Diagnostic Molecular Pathology Laboratory

Clinical Expertise

Molecular Genetic Pathology; Hematopathology; Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

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About Me


M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Tripler Army Medical Center; Madigan Army Medical Center


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Molecular Genetic Pathology; Hematology; Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

I am an anatomic and clinical pathologist who specializes in molecular genetic pathology and hematology.

As a molecular genetic pathologist, my work primarily involves the study and detection of genetic changes in cancer tissue. These changes can be used to diagnose and confirm the presence of individual cancer types and help tailor patient-specific treatment, determine patients’ prognosis and risk of recurrence, and monitor their disease once they start therapy. As a hematopathologist, I work closely with our clinical colleagues to diagnose diseases that affect the blood and the lymphoid systems. I directly examine tissue and blood samples to diagnose, stage, and monitor hematologic cancers including leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and other diseases at both the morphologic and the molecular levels.

My research is focused on the molecular changes that fuel the development of lung carcinoma and the search for possible therapeutic and prognostic markers in patients with this disease. Because of this interest, I have become directly involved with the expansion, validation, and implementation of clinical tests at Memorial Sloan Kettering to detect mutations relevant to the management and treatment of patients with lung carcinoma.

In addition to my clinical interests, I am a medical illustrator.


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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

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