Research Faculty

630 West 168th Street
VC 14-238
New York, NY 10032

Phone: 212-305-2360
Education and Training
M.D., 1989
Mount Sinai School of Medicine,
New York Medical College

Diane Hamele-Bena, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology
Research Summary

Pathology of the breast and application of "whole brain" integrated learning techniques in medical education
Service Activities

Non-Gynecologic cytology, including Fine Needle Aspiration biopsies; gynecologic cytology; and breast pathology


Anatomy and Cell Biology
Selected Publications

1. Chen X, Hamele-Bena D, Galic V, Ko YC, Liu-Jarin X, Herzog T, Wright JD, Wright TC. Infiltrating adenomyosis of the cervix with features of a low grade stromal sarcoma: a case report and literature review. Accepted for publication in 2013.

2. Chen X, Lagana, S, Poneros, J, Kato, T, Rremotti, F, He, H, Kaminsky, D, Hamele-Bena D. Cytologic diagnosis of angiosarcoma arising in an immunosuppressed patient 6 years after multi-visceral transplantation. Diagnostic Pathology. Accepted for publication in 2013.

3. Chen X, Hamele-Bena D, Fai Chow K, Hawver M, He H, Raphael B, Jain S, Wright TC. B-cell lymphoma of the vagina occurring after treatment for classic Hodgkin lymphoma: A case report and literature review. Diagnostic Cytopathology. May 2013 41(5):463-5.

4. Tong GX, Hamele-Bena. The differential expression of PAX2 and PAX8 in the ovarian surface epithelium and fallopian tubal epithelium is an important issue. American Journal of Surgical Pathology. Am J Surg Pathol. July 2012 36(7):1099-100.

5. *Tong GX, Devaraj K, Hamele-Bena D. Abundant amyloid deposits in endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy of pancreatic endocrine neoplasms. Diagnostic Cytopathology. Article first published online November 2011.

6. Tong GX, Devaraj K, Hamele-Bena D, Yu WM, Turk A, Chen X, Wright JD, Greenebaum E. PAX 8: A marker for carcinoma of Mullerian origin in serous effusions. Diagnostic Cytopathology. August 2011 39(8): 567-574.

7. Tong GX, Yu WM, Beaubier NT, Weeden EM, Hamele-Bena D, Mansukhani MM, O’Toole KM. Expression of PAX8 in normal and neoplastic renal tissues: an immunohistochemical study. Modern Pathology September 2009 22(9):1218-1227.

8. Tong GX, Weeden EM, Hamele-Bena D, Huan Y, Unger P, Memeo L, O’Toole, K. Expression of PAX8 in nephrogenic adenoma and clear cell Adenocarcinoma of the lower urinary tract: evidence of related histogenesis? American Journal of Surgical Pathology. September 2008 32(9):1380-1387.

9. Herlitz IK, Tong GX, Hamele-Bena D, Greenebaum E. Nephrogenic adenoma identified on urine cytology using PAX-2 immunostaining. Diagnostic Cytopathology. January 2008 36(1):47-49.

10. Tong GX, Memeo L, Colarossi C, Hamele-Bena D, Magi-Galluzzi C, Zhou M, Lagana SM, Harik L, Oliver-Krasinski JM, Mansukhani M, Falcone L, Hibshoosh H, O’Toole K. PAX8 and PAX2 immunostaining facilitates the diagnosis of primary epithelial neoplasms of the male genital tract. American Journal of Surgical Pathology. October 2011 35(10):1473-1483

Current Projects

Leukemic tumors of the breast

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