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Sanjay Mukhopadhyay, MD


Sanjay Mukhopadhyay, MD

Appointed: 2013

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Sanjay Mukhopadhyay, MD
Department: Anatomic Pathology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code L25
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Mukhopadhyay is a subspecialty trained pulmonary pathologist and author of a newly released lung pathology textbook. Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic, he was a general surgical pathologist and part of the pathology faculty at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY for 6 years. His interests include interstitial lung disease, granulomatous lung disease, infections of the lung, lung cancer, mesothelioma and thymic tumors. His work has been published in several peer-reviewed clinical and pathology journals including American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Thorax, Chest, Journal of Thoracic Oncology, Human Pathology, American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Modern Pathology.

Professional Highlights

  • Author of lung pathology textbook: Mukhopadhyay S. Non-neoplastic Pulmonary Pathology: An Algorithmic Approach to Histologic Findings in the Lung. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press; May 2016.
  • Invited Faculty Speaker, USCAP Long Course in Pulmonary Pathology: "Practical Solutions to Common Problems in Pulmonary Pathology", Anna-Luise Katzenstein and Jeffrey L. Myers, Course Directors, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) 2011 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 2011
  • Faculty Speaker, USCAP Short Course: "Pulmonary Infections: Morphologic and Molecular Tips for the Surgical Pathologist", with Carol Farver, MD and Gary Procop, MD. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Annual Meeting; 2015-2017 
  • Section Editor, Pulmonary Pathology, for the Editorial Board of Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, (2010- present)
  • Member, Abstract Review Committee (Pulmonary), United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Annual Meeting (2009-2011, 2014-2017)
  • Member, Abstract Review Committee (Pulmonary), College of American Pathologists (CAP) Annual Meeting (2010-present)
  • Moderator, Pulmonary Pathology Proffered Papers Platform Presentation Session, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Annual Meeting (2008, 2010-2013)
  • Invited Speaker, Pulmonary Specialty Conference, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Annual Meeting 2009
  • Pathology Reviewer, New York State Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Assembly (2009-2013)

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Pulmonary Pathology
Rochester, MN USA
Residency - State University of New York Upstate Medical Center
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Syracuse, NY USA
Residency - All India Institute of Medical Sciences
New Delhi India
Medical School - Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi
New Delhi India


  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology

Awards & Honors

  • Achievement Award for Excellence in Pathology 201 Teaching, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, 2008-2009, 2010-2011, 2012-2013
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Best Teacher in Pathology Residency Program, 2008-2009
  • Honorary Mention, awarded by the Pulmonary Pathology Society, for poster entitled “Occult aspiration of gastric contents in biopsy/resection specimens: an often unrecognized cause of lung infiltrates and nodules” presented at: United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2006
  • Pulmonary Pathology Society Travel Award, awarded at United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2006

Additional Training


  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • Pulmonary Pathology Society
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology
  • College of American Pathologists
  • American Thoracic Society

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 6/6/2016, Dr. Mukhopadhyay has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Mukhopadhyay receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Philips

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Languages Spoken

  • English