Manju Prasad, MD, MBBCh

Associate Professor of Pathology and of Surgery (Otolaryngology); Director, Endocrine, Head & Neck Pathology; Director, Immunohistochemistry Laboratory; Director, Endocrine, Head and Neck Pathology Fellowship

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Center, Yale: Cancer Genetics & Genomics | Endocrine Oncology Program | Head and Neck Cancer Surgery Program

Office of Student Research

Pathology: Surgical Pathology: Head, Neck and Endocrine Pathology

Yale Medical Group


I was born in India and am the first person to go to medical school in my father's family. I was 17 when I entered medical school, and was overwhelmed by my patients' desperate and immediate need for help. I realized I could remain more objective and focused if I practiced pathology and helped the treating physicians understand the underlying mechanisms of disease, so treatments could be individualized. I am fascinated by cancer, the immortality of its cells and its lethality. My interest is in recognizing cancer, predicting their behavior, lethality and response to potentially lethal therapeutic agents. With the explosion of cancer genetics, genotype-phenotype correlation is of great interest to me.

Education & Training

MD Institute of Medical Sciences Varanasi, India (1984)
MBBCh Institute of Medical Sciences Varanasi, India (1981)
Fellow Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Fellow` Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Resident New York Presbyterian Hospital

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Contact Info

Manju Prasad, MD, MBBCh
Office Location
Department of PathologyYale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste EP2-608D

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Department of Pathology310 Cedar Street
PO Box 208023

New Haven, CT 06520-8023

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