Dr. Meera Hameed graduated from Kilpauk Medical College (Madras, India) with an MBBS and went on to a research fellowship and pathology residency at Hahnemann University (Philadelphia, PA). Shen then moved to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York, NY) for a Fellowship training in oncologic pathology and molecular pathology. Upon completion of her fellowship training, Dr. Hameed became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She then moved to the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School (Newark, NJ) where she was promoted through the academic ranks to Professor. In 2009, Dr. Hameed moved to the Department of Pathology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with an appoint in the Department of Pathology at the Weill-Cornell Medical College. Dr. Hameed is Chief of Surgical Pathology, Co-Director of the Alpert Center for Digital and Computational Pathology, and an active member of the Sarcoma Disease Management Team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She plays an active role in the training of fellows in oncologic surgical pathology as they rotate through bone and soft tissue pathology. Dr. Hameed is active with several pathology societies and has served as an elected member of the Education Committee for United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) and the Meritorious Award Committee of the American Society of Investigative Pathology. She is also an Associate Editor for The American Journal of Pathology and is a member of the Editorial Board of Modern Pathology.
Dr. Hameed is Board certified in surgical pathology, molecular pathology, and clinical cytogenetics. As a surgical pathologist, Dr. Hameed’s expertise is bone and soft tissue (musculoskeletal) pathology. In this capacity, she works closely with clinical colleagues – including surgeons, radiologists, and medical oncologists – in support of patient care. Dr. Hameed is an Invited Member of the International Skeletal Society – an organization of radiologists, pathologists, and surgeons who meet annually to discuss rare and unusual presentations of the various bone and soft tissue neoplasms. Dr. Hameed serves as course co-director for orthopedic pathology at meetings of the USCAP. As a molecular pathologist, Dr. Hameed keeps abreast of latest developments in the fast-growing field of molecular oncology. As an invited member of the Molecular Oncology Committee of the College of American Pathologists CAP), she serves as the committee member for the sarcoma sub-division and provides expertise on test development and appropriate molecular testing for sarcoma patients. Dr. Hameed’s research involves the study of chromosomal changes and their interpretion related to pathological diagnostic correlations. She specifically explores prognostic markers in bone and soft tissue neoplasms. For example, she has studied expression of markers with therapeutic significance, such as the EGFR family of tyrosine kinases in synovial sarcomas and osteosarcomas.