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Melinda Lerwill [M.D.]

  • Titles : MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
  • Affiliations : Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Lerwill received her B.A. degree from Johns Hopkins University and her M.D. degree summa cum laude from Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency training in Anatomic Pathology and her fellowship training in Breast and Gynecological Pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Lerwill is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and Assistant Pathologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is Co-Director of the Breast Pathology Service and Co-Director of the Breast Pathology Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her main research interests and publications focus on early neoplasia of the breast, biphasic tumors of the breast, use of immunohistochemistry in diagnostic breast pathology, and metastatic lesions to the gynecological tract. Dr. Lerwill has authored chapters in several well-known references, including Rosen's Breast Pathology (4th edition), Blausteins's Pathology of the Female Genital Tract (6th edition), and Sternberg's Diagnostic Surgical Pathology (6th edition). She is a frequent speaker at national as well as international pathology meetings.

  • 8th Annual Richard L. Kempson Diagnostic Pathology Course
  • Advances in Surgical Pathology of GU, Head & Neck, Salivary Gland Tumors and Non-GYN Cytology
  • Diagnostic Pitfalls in Surgical Pathology: Gynecologic, GI, Breast and Head & Neck Pathology
  • Surgical Pathology of Difficult to Diagnose Genitourinary, Breast, Pancreatic and Gastrointestinal Lesions

Current Lectures

  • Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Invasive Breast Cancer (07/24/2023)
  • Problematic Patterns of In-Situ Breast Carcinoma (07/25/2023)
  • Papillary Neoplasms of the Breast (07/26/2023)
  • Mistakes and Misdirections in Breast Pathology (07/27/2023)

Past Lectures

  • Case Studies in Breast Pathology (06/21/2018)
  • Mammary Spindle Cell Lesions (06/20/2018)
  • Fibroepithelial Neoplasms: Fibroadenoma, Phyllodes and Beyond (06/20/2018)
  • Papillary Neoplasms of the Breast (06/19/2018)
  • Atypical Ductal Proliferations of the Breast (06/18/2018)
  • Fibroepithelial Tumors of the Breast: Fibroadenoma, Phyllodes and Beyond! (07/10/2014)
  • Diagnostic Immunohistochemistry in Breast Pathology (07/09/2014)
  • Mammary Spindle Cell Lesions (07/08/2014)
  • Deceptive Patterns of Invasive Breast Carcinoma (07/08/2014)
  • Ductal Proliferations of the Breast (07/07/2014)
  • Immunohistochemistry as a Diagnostic Aid in Breast Pathology (02/25/2011)
  • Biphasic and Spindle Cell Lesions of he Breast (02/25/2011)
  • Ductal Proliferations of the Breast 2: Flat Atypia (02/24/2011)
  • Ductal Proliferations of the Breast 1: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (02/24/2011)
  • Diagnosing Stromal Invasion in the Breast: Recurring Problems and Pitfalls (02/23/2011)


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