The week on Your Health First, Dr. Galati will be talking with Dr. Dina Mody from The Methodist Hospital. As a pathologist, she performes autopsies on patients that have died from an assortment of conditions. The information gained in invaluable. An autopsy, made popular in novels and TV programs, is many times misrepresented, leaving the general community with more misunderstanding, than knowledge. Dr. Mody will explain this further.
 
Dr. Dina R. Mody is medical director of the Cytopathology Laboratory at The Methodist Hospital and Director of the Cytopathology Fellowship at The Methodist Hospital with the rank of Professor of Pathology and Lab Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr Mody has been elected as the Vice president of American Society of  Cytopathology. She was the  President of the American Society of Cytopathology in 2008.

Dr. Mody is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with subspeciality certification in Cytopathology. She has been the chair of the Cytopathology resource committee of College of American Pathologists (CAP) from 2002-2005 and has received the Lansky award of the CAP for her leadership in Cytopathology. She has been a member of the executive board of American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) and in 1999 she received the President's Award of the ASC. She has served as Chair of the Anatomic Path cluster of the CAP and has served on the Council on Scientific Affairs of CAP.

On a local level, Dr Mody is a past President of the Texas Society of Cytology and has served as a Scientific Program Chair of the Houston Society of Clinical Pathologists as well as its Treasurer and membership chair. In September of 2004, she was appointed to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC) of the CDC.

Dr Mody's special interest is in the area of Cervicovaginal Cytology, especially glandular lesions , skeletal Cytopathology and Quality Improvement. In surgical pathology she is especially interested in GI/Liver and skeletal pathology. Her research interests are also in her areas of special interest.
 
Autopsy information on Wikipedia