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Date Published: Thursday, August 4, 2022
Date Updated: Friday, August 5, 2022

Westchester Medical Center Appoints Humayun Islam, MD, as Director of Pathology

Dr. Islam’s tenure with Westchester Medical Center has spanned 17 years

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VALHALLA, NY (August 5, 2022) – Westchester Medical Center, the flagship hospital in the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has appointed Humayun Islam, MD, to Director of Pathology. Dr. Islam currently serves as Clinical Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology at New York Medical College (NYMC), academic affiliate of WMCHealth.

Dr. Islam's peers recognize him for his expertise in the fields of pathology and hematopathology, which focuses on the diagnosis of diseases of the blood, lymph and blood marrow. Dr. Islam's tenure with Westchester Medical Center has spanned 17 years during which he has had a leading role in the diagnosis of blood cancers and has been involved in research directed towards better understanding the pathophysiological mechanisms of lymphomas, leukemia and Sickle Cell Disease.

In addition to his work at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Islam serves as chair of the New York State House of Delegation of the American College of Pathologists and recently became the President of the New York State Society of Pathologists. He is a strong advocate of global health initiatives, regularly volunteering for telepathology consultations and conducting in-person workshops with international partners. Dr. Islam also is the author of several peer-reviewed articles representing the collaborative work of the Westchester Medical Center Department of Pathology.

"An accurate diagnosis is the launching point for successful therapy," said Renee Garrick, MD, Chief Medical Officer for WMCHealth."Dr. Islam has been a stalwart in our Pathology department for more than decade, and where he has led many process and research efforts from which our patients have benefited. Dr. Islam is ideally suited for this role as his experience and credentials are beyond reproach."

Dr. Islam received his medical degree at Dhaka Medical College in Bangladesh and his Ph.D. from Hokkaido University School of Medicine in Japan. He completed his residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology in the Department of Pathology at Westchester Medical Center, where he served as chief resident.  He received advanced   fellowship training in hematopathology at New York University Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Islam is board-certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology and Hematology. 

About Westchester Medical Center Health Network
The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,800-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with nine hospitals on seven campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 13,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. The Network has Level I, Level II, and Level III trauma centers, the region's only acute care children's hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, Comprehensive and Primary Stroke Centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, home-care services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State. Today, WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated health care in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit or follow WMCHealth on or