Yolanda Oertel Interventional Cytopathologist Award

The Yolanda Oertel Interventional Cytopathologist Award is an annual award started to acknowledge the contribution of pathologists to the fine needle aspiration service. The award recognizes those who promote the use of fine needle aspiration, and encourage other pathologists to utilize fine needle aspiration. Any cytopathologist promoting or utilizing the fine needle aspiration service is eligible for the award.  An international candidate will be considered once every four (4) years at a minimum.

Dr. Amy Ly
Assistant Pathologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Ly’s principal clinical interests are in breast pathology and cytopathology. She has extensive training and experience in performing and interpreting fine needle aspiration biopsies.

Dr. Ly received her Anatomic Pathology and Cytopathology training at Stanford University Hospital, CA.  Dr. Ly is board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Cytopathology. She received her MD degree from Cornell University and her BS degree in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

After completing her training in 2009, Dr. Ly practiced cytopathology and breast surgical pathology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, where she was also Director of the Circulating Tumor Cell Research Core Laboratory. Dr. Ly joined the staff of the Massachusetts General Hospital in 2012. In addition to practicing general cytopathology, Dr. Ly is a member of the Breast Surgical Pathology Division, and Director of the Fine Needle Aspiration Service.