Melissa P. Murray, DO

About Me

I am a clinical pathologist with special expertise in breast cancer, and I work closely with other members of the Breast Disease Management Team, providing them with evaluations and diagnoses of surgical samples.

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My research is focused on understanding key clinical issues in breast pathology, and I have a particular focus on lobular lesions — tumors that develop in the part of the breast that produces milk — and improving the accuracy of findings from needle biopsies and surgical specimens.

I am an invited lecturer and teacher on breast cancer pathology, and a reviewer for several journals including the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Research International, and am a member of the US and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the American Society of Breast Disease, and the New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group.

  • Clinical Expertise: Breast and Gynecologic Pathology
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: DO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residencies: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

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Clinical Trials

As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.

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