About Melinda Lerwill, MD

Dr. Melinda Lerwill received her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and her M.D. summa cum laude from Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency training in Anatomic Pathology and her fellowship training in Breast and Gynecological Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lerwill is an Associate Pathologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she is director of the breast pathology service and breast pathology fellowship. She is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lerwill is a frequent lecturer at national and international post-graduate courses. She has authored chapters on breast and gynecologic pathology in several major textbooks, including Rosen's Breast Pathology, Blaustein's Pathology of the Female Genital Tract, and Sternberg's Diagnostic Surgical Pathology. Her academic interests focus on early neoplasia of the breast, biphasic tumors of the breast, metastatic lesions to the gynecological tract, and graduate medical education.

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Mass General Pathology
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-643-0800

Medical Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts)
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology

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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


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