Dina R. Mody, MD is Director of Cytopathology, Ibrahim Ramzy Chair in Pathology, Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital, in Houston, Texas and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University in New York. She is a co-author of Diagnostic Pathology: Cytopathology, 2nd Edition.
Dr. Mody received her medical degree from Bombay University, Seth GS Medical College and completed a residency at Baylor College of Medicine. She has served as President of the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC). She has also served on the ASC Executive Board, Chaired the Scientific Program Committee, and chaired the Quality Assurance Committee. She co-chaired the Practice Guidelines Committee, which developed the Cervical Cytology Practice Guidelines for which she received the President’s Award of the ASC in 1999. In 2002, Dr. Mody received the Lansky Award of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for her leadership role in cytology, and has served as Chair of the CAP Cytopathology Resource Committee.
Previous leadership positions include President of the Texas Society of Cytology, and Chair of Scientific Program of the Houston Society of Clinical Pathologists. Dr. Mody is currently the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology. She has given numerous workshops, teleconferences, symposia, and lectures at ASC national meetings.
Dr. Mody’s previous research interests have been in the area of glandular lesions in cervicovaginal cytology and pathology, as well as bone and soft tissue cytology and pathology. Her early papers on tissue and bone reactions to implants were instrumental to the defense when reactions to breast implants were the subject of major litigation in the United States. Dr. Mody’s current research focuses on the application of HPV testing and genotyping in low- and high-risk populations, application of new imaging modalities to diagnostic cytopathology, and immunohistochemical and molecular testing in cytology.