Dianne E Grunes, MD
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Pathology
I am a clinically oriented board certified pathologist with specialty training and certification in cytopathology. I enjoy being part of an interdisciplinary team and interacting with patients at Philips Ambulatory Care Center. One of my primary responsibilities is the performance and interpretation if fine needle aspiration biopsies. This is a non-invasive procedure that allows us to get diagnostic and prognostic material in an outpatient setting. We can interpret the material immediately and allay patient fears or alert their team to a malignant process. We also interpret exfoliative cytology, surgical biopsies, and perform intraoperative consultations.
After completing medical school at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana, I relocated to New York to continue my training. I completed a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and served as chief resident during my third year. I followed this with a fellowship in cytopathology at New York University Langone Medical Center, where I was trained in GYN cytology, non-GYN cytology, and performance of fine needle aspirations. I have had the privilege to work with fine diagnosticians and enjoy sharing my knowledge.
Exceptional Scholarship Achievement by Resident
Warren R. Lang, M.D. Resident Physician Award
D. Grunes, et al. Fine needle aspiration of small pulmonary nodules yields material for reliable molecular analysis of adenocarcinomas. Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology. 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.jasc.2015.11.003.;.
Deutsch M, Yeh J, Grunes D, Horowitz E, Johnson E, Joseph KA. Clinical presentation of extramammary paget disease of the axilla in a male patient. Clinical breast cancer 2015 Apr; 15(2).
Grunes D, Beasley MB. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis: a review and update of histologic findings. Journal of clinical pathology 2013 Oct; 66(10).
Grunes DE, Scordi-Bello I, Suh M, Florman S, Yao J, Fiel MI, Thung SN. Fulminant hepatic failure attributed to ackee fruit ingestion in a patient with sickle cell trait. Case reports in transplantation 2012; 2012.
Grunes D, Rapkiewicz A, Simsir A. Amyloidoma secondary to insulin injection: Cytologic diagnosis and pitfalls. CytoJournal 2015; 12.