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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 Dr. Richard L. Kempson Diagnostic Pathology Course: Updates in Breast, GI, GU and GYN
  • 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

Past Lectures

  • Mistakes and Misdirections in Breast Pathology (07/27/2023)
  • Fibroepithelial Lesions of the Breast (07/26/2023)
  • Papillary Neoplasms of the Breast (07/26/2023)
  • Problematic Patterns of In-Situ Breast Carcinoma (07/25/2023)
  • Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Invasive Breast Cancer (07/24/2023)
  • Case Studies in Breast Pathology (06/21/2018)
  • Fibroepithelial Neoplasms: Fibroadenoma, Phyllodes and Beyond (06/20/2018)
  • Mammary Spindle Cell Lesions (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)
  • Biphasic and Spindle Cell Lesions of he Breast (02/25/2011)
  • Immunohistochemistry as a Diagnostic Aid in Breast Pathology (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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