Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Ritu  Nayar, MD

Ritu Nayar, MD

Professor of Pathology

Focus of Work

Bio

I am a board certified pathologist with subspeciality certification in cytopathology. My primary intereststs are gynecologic cytology (cervical cancer screening), fine needle aspiration of head & neck/thyroid, and general cytopathology. I am widely published (over 150 books and journal articles) in these areas and one of my major contributions has been the co-editorship of the Bethesda system for used for reporting Pap smears in women all around the world. Advocacy for cytopathology and women i...[Read full text]I am a board certified pathologist with subspeciality certification in cytopathology. My primary intereststs are gynecologic cytology (cervical cancer screening), fine needle aspiration of head & neck/thyroid, and general cytopathology. I am widely published (over 150 books and journal articles) in these areas and one of my major contributions has been the co-editorship of the Bethesda system for used for reporting Pap smears in women all around the world. Advocacy for cytopathology and women in medicine as well as medical education are my other interests. I am very active in volunteering my effort and expertise in organized medicine and have major leadership roles in a number of national and international pathology organizations. In 2013 I began my term as the President of the American Society of Cytopathology (http://www.cytopathology.org) and as a member of the Executive Council of the International Academy of Cytology (http://www.cytology-iac.org/). In 2015, I was elected to serve as a Trustee of the American Board of Pathology. I am a frquently invited speaker/teacher for cytopathology at both national and international conferences.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • MD: Delhi University (1989)
  • Residency: George Washington University Hospital (1995)
  • Fellowship: George Washington University Hospital (1996)
  • Fellowship: University of Rochester Medical Center (1997)
  • Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology

Contact

312-926-7002

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