Melinda Jean Fan Lerwill, MD
Associate Pathologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Co-director, Breast Pathology Service
Assistant Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Lerwill is co-director of the Breast Pathology Service at Massachusetts General Hospital. She lectures in graduate medical education courses in the United States and abroad.
- Department of Pathology
- Cancer Center
- Gynecologic Oncology
- Breast Cancer
- Clinical Interests
- Breast pathology
- Gynecologic pathology
- Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
- Medical Education
- MD, Harvard Medical School
- Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Board Certifications
- Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology
- Accepting New Patients
- Not Accepting New Patients
- Insurances Accepted
- Aetna Health Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
Cigna (PAL #'s)
Fallon Community HealthCare
Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
Humana/Choice Care PPO
Medicare - ACD
Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
OSW - Maine
OSW - New Hampshire
OSW - Rhode Island
Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
Railroad Medicare - ACD
Senior Whole Health
Tufts Health Plan
United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Dr. Lerwill received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency in anatomic pathology and a fellowship in breast and gynecologic pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her main research interests include early neoplasia of the breast, biphasic tumors of the breast, use of immunohistochemistry in diagnostic breast pathology, and metastatic lesions to the gynecological tract. Her academic work focuses on practical aspects of diagnostic breast and gynecologic pathology, and she is a frequent speaker at pathology postgraduate courses.
Current areas of clinicopathologic investigation include:
Early epithelial neoplasia of the breast
Phyllodes tumors and other biphasic lesions of the breast
Use of immunohistochemistry as a diagnostic aid in breast pathology
Metastatic tumors to the ovary
View my most recent publications at PubMed
- Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 1-2015. A 66-year-old woman with metastatic breast cancer after endocrine therapy. Moy B, Specht MC, Lanuti M, Rafferty EA, Lerwill MF. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jan 8;372(2):162-70. doi: 10.1056/NEJMcpc1408601. No abstract available.
- Computational pathology to discriminate benign from malignant intraductal proliferations of the breast. Dong F, Irshad H, Oh EY, Lerwill MF, Brachtel EF, Jones NC, Knoblauch NW, Montaser-Kouhsari L, Johnson NB, Rao LK, Faulkner-Jones B, Wilbur DC, Schnitt SJ, Beck AH. PLoS One. 2014 Dec 9;9(12):e114885. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114885. eCollection 2014.
- Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 17-2011. A 49-year-old woman with a mass in the breast and overlying skin changes. Overmoyer BA, Lee JM, Lerwill MF. N Engl J Med. 2011 Jun 9;364(23):2246-54. doi: 10.1056/NEJMcpc1100922. No abstract available.
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