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


Chair and Clinical Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine

Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
Basic Medical Sciences Building

Humayun K. Islam, M.D., Ph.D., joined the staff of WMC in 2005 as an attending pathologist and the NYMC School of Medicine faculty. Over more than a decade, Dr. Islam has been engaged in numerous academic and hospital activities that include serving as the residency program director for the Department of Pathology, as an active member of the NYMC Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects Oncology Panel, as a member of the General Medical Education executive committee, and as an advisor, educator and mentor to students. Dr. Islam most recently served as chief of anatomic pathology and medical director for hematopathology. 

Dr. Islam has served in leadership roles both nationally and internationally. He is currently the chair of the New York State Delegation of the American College of Pathologists and vice president of the New York State Society of Pathologists. He 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. Dr. Islam has been the named as a Top Pathologist by the New York Top Doctor patient review.


  • Blood and lymphoid neoplasms (leukemia and lymphoma)


  • M.D., Dhaka Medical College
  • Internship, Medicine, Dhaka Medical College
  • Chief Residency, Pathology, New York Medical College
  • Fellowship, Hematopathology, New York University School of Medicine


  • Dadafarin S, Carnazza M, Islam HK, et. al. "Noncoding RNAs in Papillary Thyroid Cancer: Interaction with Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts (CAFs) in the Tumor Microenvironment (TME) and Regulators of Differentiation and Lymph Node Metastasis." Advances in experimental medicine and biology, 1350(), (2021) 145-155. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-83282-7_7
  • Hernandez PV, Razzano D, Riddle ND, et. al. "Measuring the Efficacy of Pathology Career Recruitment Strategies in US Medical Students." Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine, 146(4), (2022) 494-500. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2020-0834-OA
  • Khattar P, Bedi P, Gonzalez M, et. al. "Genomic Analysis Reveals Distinct Subtypes in Two Rare Cases of Primary Ovarian Lymphoma." Pathology, research and practice, 214(4), (2018) 593-598. doi: 10.1016/j.prp.2017.12.017
  • Brodsky SV, Facciuto ME, Heydt D, et. al. "Dynamics of circulating microparticles in liver transplant patients." Journal of gastrointestinal and liver diseases : JGLD, 17(3), (2008) 261-8.
  • Pepper S, Islam HK, Jayabose S, et. al. "Neuroblastoma masquerading as cervical lymphadenitis." Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology, 29(4), (2007) 260-1.
  • Islam HK, Chowdhury MI, Beneck D, et. al. "Pathologic quiz case: a 15-year-old adolescent girl with a cavitary lesion in the lung." Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine, 127(7), (2003) e315-6.
  • Sugiura H, Kondo S, Islam HK, et. al. "Clinicopathologic features and outcomes of intraductal papillary-mucinous tumors of the pancreas." Hepato-gastroenterology, 49(43), (2002) 263-7.
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