Dianne E Grunes

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.