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Lily Mahapatra, MD PhD

Board-Certified Dermatopathologist
Board-Certified Pathologist


Fellowship: Dermatopathology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO

Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO

Medical School: College of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago IL

Graduate School: Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign IL

Undergraduate: Cornell University, Ithaca NY


Dr. Lily Mahapatra completed her BA in Sociology and Microbiology at Cornell University followed by a post-baccalaureate research fellowship (IRTA) at the NIH, studying immunoparasitology. She subsequently joined the MD/PhD program at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Her research focused on small molecule inhibitors for the RNA-binding protein, IMP-1 in melanomas, and she was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F30) from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for these efforts. Dr. Mahapatra completed her pathology residency and dermatopathology fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where she won awards for teaching and conducted extensive research on Merkel Cell Carcinoma, which are incorporated into the current National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines.  Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family, cooking, and watercoloring.

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