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Assist Prof Dr. Sadaf Haiyat , Cancer Diagnosis, Best Researcher Award

Assistant Professor at Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya Cancer Centre /Tata Memorial Hospital Varanasi, India


Dr. Sadaf Haiyat is a distinguished pathologist with extensive expertise in hematology, clinical pathology, and molecular pathology. With an MD in Pathology from Aligarh Muslim University, Dr. Haiyat has over seven years of experience in various pathology disciplines, including significant post-MD roles. Notably, Dr. Haiyat has contributed to the field through independent research on Syndecan-1 as a diagnostic biomarker, which has been published as a book. Currently serving as a Consultant Pathologist and Assistant Professor at Tata Memorial Cancer Centre/MPMMCC in Varanasi, Dr. Haiyat is recognized for excellence in pathology practice, quality control, and medical education. Dr. Haiyat has received multiple awards, including the “Young Clinician in Pathology Award” and accolades for research presentations and diagnostic challenges.

Professional Profile:


  • MD (Pathology): 2016, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aggregate – 66%
  • MBBS: 2011, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aggregate – 60%

Professional Experience:

Dr. Sadaf Haiyat has a total of 7 years of professional experience in pathology, including 4.5 years post-MD. During her tenure as a Junior Resident at J.N.M.C.H, A.M.U, Aligarh from June 2013 to June 2016, she gained extensive experience teaching undergraduate MBBS and BDS students, conducting practical classes, and participating actively in postgraduate seminars and journal clubs. Her work encompassed a broad range of pathology disciplines, including hematology, leukemia and cytochemistry reporting, peripheral smears, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy reporting, coagulation studies, anemia profile, clinical pathology, chemical pathology, immunology, serology, blood bank, and histopathology.

From April 2017 to April 2020, Dr. Haiyat served as a Senior Resident / Demonstrator at the same institution, where she further honed her skills in hematology, hemato-oncopathology, chemical pathology, clinical pathology, blood bank/transfusion medicine, histopathology, and cytopathology, with additional expertise in frozen sections and immunofluorescence.

As a Laboratory Head and Consultant Pathologist at Popular Multispeciality Hospital, Varanasi, U.P. from August 2020 to May 2021, Dr. Haiyat supervised and approved reports in hematology, biochemistry, clinical pathology, body fluids, and immunology, ensuring strict adherence to quality control measures and ISO 150189:2012 guidelines. She also participated in the administration and management of the laboratory, including the training of technicians and staff.

In her subsequent role as a Consultant Pathologist at Dr. Lal Path NRL, Reference Lab, New Delhi from August 2021 to February 2021, Dr. Haiyat independently reported on various pathology disciplines including hematology, peripheral smears, bone marrow aspiration, biopsies, clinical pathology, cytopathology, histopathology, and oncopathology.

Currently, Dr. Haiyat serves as a Consultant Pathologist and Assistant Professor at Tata Memorial Cancer Centre/MPMMCC, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, where she has started a Molecular Pathology Lab. Her responsibilities include independently reporting on histopathology, oncopathology, hematology, hemato-oncology, peripheral smears, cytochemistry, bone marrow aspiration, biopsies, immunophenotyping interpretation, and coagulation testing. Additionally, she supervises audits for NABL Pathology, participates in EQAS of CAP and NABL, and is involved in multidisciplinary meetings, training of residents and technical staff, teaching, research, and administrative work.

Research Interest:

  • Hematology and Hemato-Oncopathology
  • Diagnostic Biomarkers
  • Clinical and Chemical Pathology
  • Cytopathology and Histopathology
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine
  • Quality Control in Pathology Laboratories


“Young Clinician in Pathology Award” at the 2nd Annual Medical Summit and Venus International Medical Awards, Park Hyatt, Chennai, 6th April 2019.

World Championship 2018 in Hematology for the research article titled “A challenging case of Hemophilia A with first presentation at the age of 16 as monoarticular hemophiliac arthropathy: A diagnostic enigma” by the Journal for Hematology.

1st Prize in Oral Paper Presentation on “A Cytological and Histomorphological Case Study Of an Unusual Occurrence of Gonadoblastoma with Seminoma and Yolk Sac Tumor In An Anatomically Normal Male Child” at UP CYTOCON 2015, 3rd Annual Conference Of Indian Academy Of Cytopathologists, 13th September 2015.

Best Poster Award entitled “Cryptococcal Meningitis Presenting As Multiple Fractures in an Immunocompetent Individual-An Unusual Presentation” at NEUROCON 2015, XXI Annual Conference of Neuroscience Society (UP & UK), J.N.M.C, A.M.U., Aligarh, 14th February 2015.

3rd Prize in Poster Presentation on “Primary Lymphoma of Bone: An Oncological Paradox” at the International Symposium on Oncologic Pathology, Department of Pathology, J.N.M.C, A.M.U., Aligarh, 25th January 2018.

Sadaf Haiyat | Cancer Diagnosis | Best Researcher Award

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