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Esther Oliva, MD

Associate Pathologist, Massachusetts General Hospital

Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Oliva is widely recognized as an authority in gynecologic pathology. Her research is mainly focused on neoplastic diseases involving the female genital tract and the genitourinary tract.

Department of Pathology


  • Cancer Center
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Genitourinary Oncology
Clinical Interests
Gynecologic pathology
Genitourinary pathology
Frozen Section Pathology
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine
Residency, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
Board Certifications
Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology
Foreign Languages
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


She is a frequently invited guest speaker on subjects in her areas of expertise in the United States and around the world. She was the codirector of the GYN LONG COURSE in the 2015 United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. She serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Human Pathology, International Journal of Gynecologic Pathology, Advances in Anatomic Pathology, Modern Pathology, Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology, and Pathology (Australia). She is the secretary of the International Society of Gynecological Pathology. She has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles, is co-editor of the book "Gynecologic Pathology" (Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology series), editor of the monograph Current Concepts in Gynecologic Pathology: Mesenchymal Tumors of the Female Genital Tract" and co-editor of the book "Diagnostic Pathology Gynecologic" from Amirsys, and has participated extensively in the latest WHO of "Tumors of the Female Genital Tract". Her research is mainly focused on neoplastic diseases involving the female genital tract (with a particular interest in mesenchymal tumors at morphologic, translational and molecular levels) and the genitourinary tract.


Research Interests include pathology and molecular biology of gynecologic malignancies, renal and testicular tumors. She is a member of the Gillette Center for Gynecologic Oncology's Clinical Research laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. For more information about research concepts, co-authors, timeline, and more, visit Dr. Oliva's profile at the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center.

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