Sudhir Perincheri, MD, is a pathologist who specializes in diagnosing different kinds of cancers (including blood cancers) and diseases, as well as kidney disorders. He regularly sees cases that involve a diagnosis of leukemia, lymphoma, lupus nephritis, prostate and testicular cancers, as well as kidney cancers. “In pathology, we diagnosis diseases, but we also think about the underlying mechanical basis—it is an intersection of clinical and basic science,” Dr. Perincheri says. “That’s why pathology is perfect for me.”
While growing up in India, Dr. Perincheri heard stories about his aunt, who became a physician in the United States. “She was a role model for me,” he says.
Dr. Perincheri appreciates the variety available through his different pathology specialties. “For example, I might work with kidney transplant patients and test to see if their body is adjusting well to the transplant,” he says. “The rejection has to be treated as quickly as possible. These are very critical, real-time issues.”
At Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Perincheri is an instructor of pathology for medical students. He always works with other colleagues in pathology to develop better imaging techniques in order to detect the presence of disease faster.