Ryan C. Des Jean, MD, Clinical Pathologist & Cytopathologist

Get to know Clinical Pathologist & Cytopathologist Dr. Ryan C. Des Jean, who serves patients throughout the State of New York.

Dr. Jean is a clinical pathologist & cytopathologist who is affiliated with several hospitals and medical centers in New York that are a part of Northwell Health. These include: Glen Cove Hospital, Huntington Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital (Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine), Long Island Jewish Forest Hills, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Long Island Jewish Valley Stream, North Shore University Hospital, Plainview Hospital, Southside Hospital, and Syosset Hospital.

Northwell Health is New York’s largest healthcare provider, serving New York City, Long Island, and Westchester with compassionate care through research that is focused on the patient and customer. “At Northwell, we strive to improve the health of the communities we serve and are committed to providing the highest quality clinical care; educating the current and future generations of healthcare professionals; searching for new advances in medicine through the conduct of biomedical research; promoting health education; and caring for the entire community regardless of the ability to pay” as stated on their website. 

Alongside his clinical role, Dr. Jean serves as an Assistant Professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in New York.

Among his professional affiliations, he is a member of the United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology, the College of American Pathologists, the American Society for Clinical Pathology, and the American Society of Cytopathology.

Following the completion of his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Purdue University in 2002, Dr. Jean went on to obtain his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2006. He then went on to complete his residency at the same educational venue, followed by his fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Licensed to practice medicine in New York and Ohio, the doctor is board-certified in cytopathology, anatomic pathology, and clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology (ABP). The mission of the ABP, as a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties, is to promote the health of the public and advance the practice and science of pathology by establishing voluntary certification standards and assessing the qualifications of those seeking to practice the specialty of pathology.

Pathology is a branch of medical science that involves the study and diagnosis of disease through the examination of surgically removed organs, tissues, bodily fluids, and in some cases, the whole body. Clinical pathologists are physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and management of diseases by laboratory methods. 

Cytopathology is a branch of pathology that studies and diagnoses diseases on the cellular level. A cytopathologist is an anatomic pathologist trained in the diagnosis of human disease by means of the study of cells obtained from body secretions and fluids; by scraping, washing, or sponging the surface of a lesion; or by the aspiration of a tumor mass or body organ with a fine needle.

On a more personal note, Dr. Jean is a member of U.S. Masters Swimming, a nonprofit membership national governing body for masters swimming, an organized program of swimming for adults.

Learn More About Dr. Ryan C. Des Jean:

Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/2553822-Ryan-Des-Jean-Pathologist or through Northwell Health, https://www.northwell.edu/find-care/find-a-doctor/cytopathology/dr-ryan-christopher-des-jean-md-11363151

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