Janina A. Longtine, M.D., has been appointed vice chair of pathology and laboratory medicine and director of molecular and genomic diagnostics at Yale School of Medicine and director of the Tumor Profiling Laboratory at Smilow Cancer Hospital.

Throughout her 30-year career, Longtine has developed deep expertise in molecular pathology. In her new role, she plans to integrate patient management and individualized cancer care with tumor profiling services. Longtine will work with the departments of pathology and laboratory medicine, in addition to the Center for Genome Analysis at West Campus, to foster integration across molecular diagnostic services within the medical school.

Longtine came to Yale this past spring from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York where she was tenured professor and vice chair of molecular pathology and genetics. Before joining Mount Sinai in 2011, Longtine held multiple appointments at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and was associate professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School.

She studied molecular biology at Wellesley College and earned her M.D. in 1981 from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Longtine completed her residency in anatomic pathology and a clinical fellowship in hematopathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In addition, she completed two research fellowships in molecular biology at Children’s Hospital Boston and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.