Dr. Asangi Kumarapeli, Assistant Professor of Pathology at UAMS, specializes in breast pathology and cytopathology. She received her medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo in Sri Lanka and completed her anatomic and clinical pathology (AP/CP) residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She then completed fellowships in surgical pathology at University of Washington (where she also served as a co-chief resident in anatomic pathology), and cytopathology at Summa Health System.
Prior to residency training, Dr. Kumarapeli earned her doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in molecular cardiovascular biology from Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota and continued her research on cardiac regeneration at University of Pennsylvania. She has many publications and a book chapter to her credit. Her current research interests include breast carcinoma pathogenesis, cardiac effects of breast cancer therapy and fine needle aspiration cytology.
Dr. Kumarapeli is board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology, with subspecialty certification in Cytopathology. She also holds a certificate of recognition for completing the Multidisciplinary Breast Pathology Advanced Practical Pathology Program offered by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Dr. Kumarapeli is a Fellow of the CAP and a member of several professional societies.
She is the Director of Cytopathology Fellowship Program, and the Endocrine/Reproductive module (M2) co-course director and Anatomic Pathology clerkship (M4) course director for the College of Medicine.
View Dr. Kumarepeli’s research on PubMed.