Patricia G. Tiscornia-Wasserman, MD


Patricia G. Tiscornia-Wasserman, MD


Specialties: Pathology - Anatomic & Clinical, CytopathologyMore specialties

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622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

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About Patricia G. Tiscornia-Wasserman, MD

Dr. Wasserman serves as the Director of Cytopathology at Columbia University Medical Center since October 2012 where she specializes in the cytological diagnosis of neoplastic and non-neoplastic disorders. She is board-certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and in Cytopathology. She received her medical degree with Honors from the University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine in Argentina. Following her residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, and fellowship in Cytopathology, at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, she joined Long Island Jewish Medical Center where she served as the Chief of the Division of Cytopathology. In 1999, she became the Director of the Cytopathology Fellowship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In 2009, she was named Senior Director of the Division of Cytopathology at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (today's Northwell). Dr. Wasserman is actively involved in several professional societies, including College of American Pathologists, American Society of Cytopathology, International Academy of Cytology, Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology and American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. From 2012 until 2020, Dr. Wasserman served as a Member of the Executive Board of the American Society of Cytopathology. She was the ASC's Foundation Board Chair from 2028 until 2020. She also served as the ASC's Chair of the Guidelines and Position Statement Committee and Cytopathology Program Directors Committee, Member of the Continuing Education Oversight Committee and Member of the Foundation Board. From 2006 to 2012, she has been a Member of the College of American Pathologists Cytopathology Resource Committee. Dr. Wasserman served as a Member of the Education and QA Committee of the International Academy of Cytology and as a Member of the Pathology Committee of the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. She received the ASC President's Award in 2015. Dr. Wasserman authored over 80 publications and abstracts and contributed to three book chapters. Her publications are included in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of American Society of Cytopathology, Acta Cytologica, Diagnostic Cytopathology, Cancer Cytopathology, Archives of Pathology and CytoJournal. Email:

Board Certifications

  • Cytopathology
  • Pathology-Anatomic/Pathology-Clinical

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish


  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cytology
  • Non-gynecologic Cytology
  • Thyroid Cancer


  • Fellowship: Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Medical School: University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine (Argentina)
  • Residency: Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center

Titles & Positions

  • Director of Cytopathology
  • Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Awards & Honors

  • American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Presidents Award, November 15, 2015
  • American Society of Cytopathology, elected Member of Executive Board, November 2012 (two recipients per year)
  • Americas Top Pathologists, Consumers Research Council of America, Washington DC, 2009
  • Americas Top Physicians, Consumers Research Council of America, Washington DC, 2003-2012
  • ASCs Warren L. Lang, M.D. Resident Physician Award - Bajac J, Wasserman J, Morgenstern N, Wasserman P. Clinical Impact of Second Opinion in Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology: A Study of 922 Inter-institutional Consultations, Platform Presentation, American Society of Cytopathology 58th Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston MA, November 11-16, 2010
  • Best Doctors in America, 1996-Present.
  • Honors Diploma, top 1% of class, University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, March 1983
  • Long Island Best Doctors, Castle, Conolly Medical Guide, 2008-2012
  • Top Doctors New York Metro Area, Castle, Connolly Medical Guide, 2005-2012

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