Sonya Hwang, M.D., Associate Professor

Sonya Hwang, MD
Associate Professor
University Hospital, Level 2, Rm 766
Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY 11794-7025

Tel:  (631) 444-2222
Fax:  (631) 444-3419
Email: Sonya.Hwang@stonybrookmedicine.edu

Clinical Practice:
Dr. Hwang is Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology and Cytopathology (2003).

Education:      
Institution and Location Degree Year(s) Field of Study
Massachusetts Institute of Technology B.S. 1989 Life Sciences
SUNY, Downstate Medical M.D. 1998 Medicine

Positions and Employment:

1998-1999 Resident in Obstetrics/Gynecology, Mount Sinai Medical Center
1999-2003 Resident in Anatomic Pathology, New York University Medical Center
2002-2003 Chief Resident in Anatomic Pathology, New York University Medical Center
2001-2002 Fellow in Cytopathology, New York University Medical Center
2003-2005 Anatomic Pathology Coordinating Manager - HHC hospital networks, Bellevue Hospital
2003-2005 Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology NYU School of Medicine
2005-2013 Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Stony Brook Medicine
2013-present Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Stony Brook Medicine

Other Experience and Professional Memberships:

US-Canadian Academy of Pathology
College of American Pathologists
American Society of Cytopathology
Suffolk County Society of Pathology

Honors:

Class of 1950 Scholar (MIT)
AMWA’s Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Award
Alpha Omega Alpha - ETA Chapter of New York
Cum Laude (SUNY – Downstate Medical Center)

Peer Reviewed Publications:

Hwang S, Ioffe O, Lee I, Waisman J, Cangiarella J, Simsir A.  Cytologic diagnosis of invasive lobular carcinoma: factors associated with negative and equivocal diagnoses.  Diagn Cytopathol 31(2):87-93, 2004.

Simsir A, Hwang S, Cangiarella J, Elgert P, Levine P, Sheffield MV, Roberson J, Talley L, Chhieng DC.  Glandular cell atypia on Papanicolaou smears: interobserver variability in the diagnosis and prediction of cell of origin.  Cancer Cytopathology 99(6):323-30, 2003.

Hwang S, Simsir A, Waisman J, Moreira A.  Extrapulmonary tuberculosis as a mimicker of neoplasia.  Diagn Cytopathol 30(2):82-7, 2003.

Hwang SJ, Moreira AL, Simsir A.  Cytologic Diagnosis of Eosinophilic Granuloma in a Child.  ASCP CheckSample 2003.

Ventura K, Hwang SJ, Moreira AL, Cangiarella J.  Cytologic Diagnosis of Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma.  ASCP CheckSample 2002.

Yang GC, Hwang SJ, Yee HT.  Fine-needle Aspiration Cytology of Unusual Germ Cell Tumors of the Mediastinum:  Atypical Seminoma and Parietal Yolk Sac Tumor.  Diagn Cytopathol 27(2):69-74, 2002.

Krause DS, Theise ND, Collector MI, Henegariu O, Hwang S, Gardner R, Neutzel S, Sharkis SJ.  Multi-organ, Multi-lineage Engraftment by a Single Bone Marrow-derived Stem Cell.  Cell 105(3):369-77, 2001.

Ding A, Hwang S, Lander HM, Xie Q.  Macrophages Derived from C3H/HeJ (Lpsd) Mice Respond to Bacterial Lipopolysaccharide by Activating NF-kB.  Journal of Leukocyte Biology 57:174, 1995.

Hwang S, Ding A.  Activation of NF-kB in Murine Macrophages by Taxol.  Cancer Biochemistry Biophysics 14(4):265, 1995.

Ding A, Hwang S, Schwab R.  Effect of Aging on Murine Macrophages:  Diminished Response to IFN-g for Enhanced Oxidative Metabolism.  The Journal of Immunology 153:2146, 1994.