Patient CareFor Physicians


The neuropathology service provided by the NYU Department of Pathology supports patients from Tisch Hospital, Bellevue Hospital, and from outside referrals. Directed by David Zagzag, M.D., Ph.D., the laboratory accessions more than 1,900 neurological specimens per year, including over 550 tumors cases that range from stereotaxic biopsies to gross resections, as well as many infectious and epileptic cases. Muscle biopsies are also received from diverse populations including the NYU Medical Center Muscular Dystrophy Center. Over 200 diverse pediatric and adult brain autopsies are performed each year.

Turnaround Time
Routine timeframe for turnaround is 3-5 days. For complicated tumors cases requiring immunohistochemistry it is 7-10 days.

Safety: Universal precautions are followed.


Irina Mikolaenko, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology
Phone: (212) 263 6449
Matija Snuderl, MD, Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Phone: (646) 501 5281
Thomas Wisniewski, M.D., Professor of Neurology, Pathology and Psychiatry
Phone: (212) 263 7993
David Zagzag, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Neurosurgery
Phone: (212) 263 6449