Melissa S. Pessin, MD, PhD -- Chair, Department of Laboratory Medicine

Melissa S. Pessin, MD, PhD



Chair, Department of Laboratory Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Laboratory Medicine

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About Me


MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


The Rockefeller University

Board Certifications

Clinical Pathology; Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine

As Chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine, I oversee and ensure the accuracy and quality of all the clinical laboratory testing performed at Memorial Hospital, as well as all of the MSK satellite laboratories. I am board certified in Clinical Pathology/Laboratory Medicine and Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine, and have directed laboratories and led consultation services in laboratory medicine. My research interests are in new diagnostic test development and appropriate laboratory test utilization. I am recognized as a leader in the automation and efficiency of laboratory operations, and am called on to share my expertise in the evaluation and implementation of new technologies.

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