Physician’s Profile

John P. Crapanzano, MD

Department of Pathology & Cell Biology
Division of Anatomic Pathology

Dr. Crapanzano received his MD from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA, and completed residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology at Louisiana State University Medical Center/Charity Hospital in New Orleans. He subsequently completed three consecutive fellowships, including Surgical Pathology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, TN) and Oncologic Pathology and Cytopathology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York, NY).

Before coming to Columbia University Medical Center in 2009, Dr. Crapanzano was at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he participated in the surgical pathology and cytology services, and subsequently at Weill Cornell Medical Center, where participated in the cytopathology service and served as director of the cytology fellowship. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he has lectured to students of cytotechnology, pathology residents, and cytopathology fellows. He has co-authored book chapters and published a number of articles on tumor cytomorphology and other cytopathology-related topics.


Board Certificates
Areas of Expertise:
  • Cytopathology
  • Surgical Pathology

Crapanzano JP, Saqi A. Adequacy and tissue preservation of small biopsy specimen and cytologic material & importance of cell block preparation and various techniques; In: Moreira AL and Saqi A, editors; Diagnosing Lung Carcinoma on Small Biopsies and Cytology; Springer; New York; 2015; 39–60.

Saqi A, Crapanzano JP. Standardized algorithm to triage small specimens. In: Moreira AL and Saqi A, editors; Diagnosing Lung Carcinoma on Small Biopsies and Cytology; Springer; New York; 2015; 61–76.

Coley SM, Crapanzano JP, Saqi A. FNA, core biopsy, or both for the diagnosis of lung carcinoma: Obtaining sufficient tissue for a specific diagnosis and molecular testing. Cancer Cytopathol 2015 May;123(5):318–26.

Heymann JJ, Bulman WA, Maxfield RA, Powell CA, Halmos B, Sonett J, Beaubier NT, Mansukhani M, Crapanzano JP, Saqi A. Molecular testing guidelines for lung adenocarcinoma: Utility of cell blocks and concordance between fine‑needle aspiration cytology and histology samples. CytoJournal 2014;11:12.

Crapanzano JP, Heymann JJ, Monaco S, Nassar A, Saqi A. The State of Cell Block Variation and Satisfaction in the Era of Molecular Diagnostics and Personalized Medicine. CytoJournal 2014;11:7.

Saqi A, Coley SM, Crapanzano JP. Granulomatous inflammation and organizing pneumonia: Role of computed tomography-guided lung fine needle aspirations, touch preparations and core biopsies in the evaluation of common non-neoplastic diagnoses. CytoJournal 2014;11:2.