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Anjali Saqi, MD, MBA

Board Certifications: 
Pathology-Anatomic/Pathology-Clinical, Cytopathology
Expertise in: 
Pathology - Anatomic & Clinical
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Credentials & Experience

America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor

Board Certifications

  • Pathology-Anatomic/Pathology-Clinical
  • Cytopathology

Clinical Expertise

  • Cytopathology
  • Pancreatobiliary Disease
  • Pulmonary Pathology
  • Surgical Pathology


Education & Training

  • State University of New York - Downstate Health Sciences Center
  • MD, 1996 State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Residency: 2000 Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Honors & Awards

Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Academy of Clinical Excellence

About Anjali Saqi

Dr. Saqi is a Professor in the Department of Pathology & Cell Biology at Columbia University Medical Center. She is triple board certified, practices surgical pathology and cytopathology. Her interests include pulmonary pathology and pancreatico-biliary cytopathology with a focus in maximizing results, including molecular diagnoses, on small samples. She also earned her MBA from Columbia Business School. With her experiences and education, she is actively involved in teaching, conducting clinical research, and working hands-on in collaboration with others on innovative solutions to improve the quality of healthcare.


Academic Titles

  • Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Hindi
  • Punjabi


  • Female

Insurance Accepted


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

  • Columbia Employee POS
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.


Selected Publications

Saqi A. The State of Cell Blocks and Ancillary Testing: Past, Present, and Future. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2016 Dec;140(12):1318-1322.

Kim J, Thomashow B, Saqi A. Pulmonary Cavitary Lesion and Haemoptysis: Rare Aetiology on Biopsy. BMJ Case Rep. 2016.

Coley SM, J. P. Crapanzano, A. Saqi. "FNA, Core Biopsy, or Both for Diagnosis of Lung Carcinoma: Obtaining Sufficient Tissue for a Specific Diagnosis and Molecular Testing." Cancer Cytopathol. 2015 May;123(5):318-26.

Saqi A. A.P. Kuker, S. A. Ebner, J. Ausiello, V. Jobanputra, G. Bhagat, T. A. Giorgadze. Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis: Diagnosis on Thyroid Aspirate and Review of the Literature. Head Neck Pathol. 2015 Dec;9(4):496-502.

Salomao M, T. A. Gonda, E. Margolskee, V. Eguia, H. Remotti, J. M. Poneros, A. Sethi, A Saqi. "Strategies for Improving Diagnostic Accuracy of Biliary Strictures." Cancer Cytopathol. 2015 Apr;123(4):244-52.

Pareja F, J. P. Crapanzano, M. M. Mansukhani, W. A. Bulman, A. Saqi. "Cytomorphological features of ALK-positive lung adenocarcinomas: Psammoma bodies and signet ring cells." Cancer Cytopathol. 2015 Mar;123(3):162-70.

Heymann JJ, W. A. Bulman, R. A. Maxfield, C. A. Powell, B. Halmos, J. Sonett, N.T. Beaubier, J. P. Crapanzano, M. Mansukhani, A. Saqi. "Molecular Testing Guidelnes For Lung Adenocarcinoma: Utility Of Cell Blocks And Concordance Between Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology And Histology Samples." Cytojournal. 2014 May 22;11:12.

Crapanzano JP, J. J. Heymann, S. Monaco, A. Nassar, A. Saqi. The State Of Cell Block Variation And Satisfaction In The Era Of Molecular Diagnostics And Personalized Medicine. Cytojournal. 2014 March 20;11:7.

Saqi, A., S. M. Coley and J. P. Crapanzano. Granulomatous Inflammation and Organizing Pneumonia: Role of Computed Tomography-Guided Lung Fine Needle Aspirations, Touch Preparations and Core Biopsies in the Evaluation of Common Non-Neoplastic Diagnoses. Cytojournal. 2014 Jan 31;11:2.

Salomao, M., H. Remotti, J. D. Allendorf, J. M. Poneros, A. Sethi, T. A. Gonda and A. Saqi. Fine-Needle Aspirations of Pancreatic Serous Cystadenomas: Improving Diagnostic Yield with Cell Blocks and Alpha-Inhibin Immunohistochemistry. Cancer Cytopathol 122, no. 1 (2014): 33-9.