Manju Prasad, MD, MBBS

Professor of Pathology; Director, Endocrine, Head & Neck Pathology; Director, Immunohistochemistry Laboratory; Director, Endocrine, Head and Neck Pathology Fellowship

Departments & Organizations

Pathology: Experimental Pathology Graduate Program | Surgical Pathology: Bone & Soft Tissue Pathology; Head, Neck & Endocrine Pathology

Yale Cancer Center: Endocrine Cancers Program | Genomics, Genetics, and Epigenetics | Head & Neck Cancers Program

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


I was born in India and am the first to go to medical school in my father's family. I was 17 years old 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 cells, their immortality and lethality. My interest is in detecting cancer, predicting their behavior and response to potentially lethal therapeutic agents. I am keenly interested in thyroid, salivary and head and neck cancers, in identifying their protein expression profiles and new targets for therapy.

Education & Training

MD Institute of Medical Sciences Varanasi, India (1984)
MBBS Institute of Medical Sciences Varanasi, India (1981)
Fellow Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Fellow` Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Resident New York Presbyterian Hospital
Board Certification AB of Pathology, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology (1998)

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Contact Info

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

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

New Haven, CT 06520-8023

Curriculum Vitae

A child with papillary thyroid cancer.  The tumor had NTRK3 gene fusion

Nodules of tumor cells infiltrating thyroid tissue and blood vessels

Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

The patient was an 80-year-old man who was coughing blood. The thyroid tumor was massive and had eroded through his trachea leading to coughing and bleeding. The tumor is a tall cell variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma.