MD Anderson's reputation attracts experts in all fields to the institution; therefore, the faculty members possess an unparalleled level of knowledge and technical expertise.

The Department of Cytopathology includes world-renowned specialists in cytology of breast, lymphoma, bone, soft tissue, liver and pancreas. Our faculty have pioneered research in image analysis, fluorescent in situ hybridization, detection of estrogen receptors and oncogenes in breast cancer.

The cytotechnologists who train students are well experienced and technologically up to date. Furthermore, students benefit from the individual guidance faculty members can provide, as instruction is primarily delivered on a one-to-one basis.


The Program in Cytotechnology is administered by:

Program Director

Liza S. Di Filippo MBA, CT(ASCP)
Phone: 713-563-3479
Toll Free: 1-800-551-9503
Fax: 713-745-3337

Medical Director

Gregg A. Staerkel, M.D.

Health Professions Educator

Naila Khan, B.S., CT(ASCP)

Roster of Faculty

A current roster of the Cytotechnology faculty is published on the faculty web page.