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About the Chair

Humayun Islam, M.D., Ph.D.

Humayun K. Islam, M.D., Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, NYMC
Clinical Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, NYMC
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, NYMC
Director, Pathology and Laboratory Services, WMC
Program Director, Pathology Residency, WMC

Professional Biography:

Humayun Islam, M.D., Ph.D., is the Chair of the Department of Pathology and of Microbiology and Immunology at New York Medical College (NYMC) and Director of Pathology at Westchester Medical Center (WMC), one of NYMC’s major clinical affiliate sites, where he also oversees the Pathology residency program. Most recently serving as interim chair of the Department of Pathology at NYMC since 2019, Dr. Islam brings valuable interdisciplinary experience and research expertise to the merged department.

Dr. Islam joined NYMC in 2002 and currently holds a faculty appointment in the School of Medicine (SOM) as a Clinical Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine. He is also a member of the faculty of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences (GSBMS).

Following his training at Dhaka Medical College, Dr. Islam completed his residency in New York Medical College (NYMC)'s Pathology at Westchester Medical Center (WMC), where he served as chief resident and fellowship training in hematopathology at New York University Medical Center in New York City. In 2005, he joined the staff of WMC as an attending pathologist and the NYMC School of Medicine's academic faculty. Over his more than 15 years with NYMC, Dr. Islam has been an active member of the College community, serving as a member of the NYMC Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects Oncology Panel, a member of the Graduate Medical Education executive committee, as well as an advisor, educator and mentor to students, residents, and fellows.

He is a recognized leader in his field both nationally and internationally. Dr. Islam is triple board-certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, and Hematology, and he is currently serving a second term as chair of the New York State House of Delegation of the American College of Pathologists. He recently became the President of the New York State Society of Pathologists. He is a strong advocate of global health initiatives; regularly volunteers in telepathology consultations and conducts in-person workshops overseas. Dr. Islam is the author of several peer-reviewed articles representing the collaborative work of the Department of Pathology, together with several other departments at NYMC and WMC.


Email: Humayun.Islam@wmchealth.org


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