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Anjali Saqi, MD, MBA

Pathology-Anatomic/Pathology-Clinical (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Lung Cancer
Cytopathology (Board Certified)
Languages: Hindi, Punjabi
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


Dr. Saqi is a Professor in the Department of Pathology & Cell Biology at Columbia University Medical Center. She is triple board certified, practices surgical pathology and cytopathology. Her interests include pulmonary pathology and pancreatico-biliary cytopathology with a focus in maximizing results, including molecular diagnoses, on small samples. She also earned her MBA from Columbia Business School. With her experiences and education, she is actively involved in teaching, conducting clinical research, and working hands-on in collaboration with others on innovative solutions to improve the quality of healthcare.


Area of Expertise

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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, NYP Employee Plan, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]

Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Access (Exchange), EPO, Gatekeeper (Exchange), HMO, Medicare Managed Care, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Local 1199 [Local 1199]

MagnaCare [MagnaCare]

Multiplan [Multiplan]

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]


UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]


State University of New York - Downstate Health Sciences Center

MD, 1996 State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn

Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Saqi A. The State of Cell Blocks and Ancillary Testing: Past, Present, and Future. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2016 Dec;140(12):1318-1322.

Kim J, Thomashow B, Saqi A. Pulmonary Cavitary Lesion and Haemoptysis: Rare Aetiology on Biopsy. BMJ Case Rep. 2016.

Coley SM, J. P. Crapanzano, A. Saqi.  "FNA, Core Biopsy, or Both for Diagnosis of Lung Carcinoma: Obtaining Sufficient Tissue for a Specific Diagnosis and Molecular Testing." Cancer Cytopathol. 2015 May;123(5):318-26.

Saqi A. A.P. Kuker, S. A. Ebner, J. Ausiello, V. Jobanputra, G. Bhagat, T. A. Giorgadze. Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis: Diagnosis on Thyroid Aspirate and Review of the Literature. Head Neck Pathol. 2015 Dec;9(4):496-502.

Salomao M, T. A. Gonda, E. Margolskee, V. Eguia, H. Remotti, J. M. Poneros, A. Sethi, A Saqi. "Strategies for Improving Diagnostic Accuracy of Biliary Strictures." Cancer Cytopathol. 2015 Apr;123(4):244-52.

Pareja F, J. P. Crapanzano, M. M. Mansukhani, W. A. Bulman, A. Saqi. "Cytomorphological features of ALK-positive lung adenocarcinomas: Psammoma bodies and signet ring cells." Cancer Cytopathol. 2015 Mar;123(3):162-70.

Heymann JJ, W. A. Bulman, R. A. Maxfield, C. A. Powell, B. Halmos, J. Sonett, N.T. Beaubier, J. P. Crapanzano, M. Mansukhani, A. Saqi. “Molecular Testing Guidelnes For Lung Adenocarcinoma: Utility Of Cell Blocks And Concordance Between Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology And Histology Samples.” Cytojournal. 2014 May 22;11:12.

Crapanzano JP, J. J. Heymann, S. Monaco, A. Nassar, A. Saqi. The State Of Cell Block Variation And Satisfaction In The Era Of Molecular Diagnostics And Personalized Medicine. Cytojournal. 2014 March 20;11:7.

Saqi, A., S. M. Coley and J. P. Crapanzano. Granulomatous Inflammation and Organizing Pneumonia: Role of Computed Tomography-Guided Lung Fine Needle Aspirations, Touch Preparations and Core Biopsies in the Evaluation of Common Non-Neoplastic Diagnoses. Cytojournal. 2014 Jan 31;11:2.

Salomao, M., H. Remotti, J. D. Allendorf, J. M. Poneros, A. Sethi, T. A. Gonda and A. Saqi. Fine-Needle Aspirations of Pancreatic Serous Cystadenomas: Improving Diagnostic Yield with Cell Blocks and Alpha-Inhibin Immunohistochemistry. Cancer Cytopathol 122, no. 1 (2014): 33-9.


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622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

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Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology at CUMC

Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Academy of Clinical Excellence

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Starting Jan. 5, 2019, 1 trains will bypass the 168th Street subway station at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center until early 2020.