Asangi Lumarapeli, M.D., Ph.D.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 board certification in Cytopathology. She also holds a certificate of recognition in Multidisciplinary Breast Pathology awarded by the College of American Pathologists.

She participates in medical student, graduate student and resident education at UAMS. She also serves as Director of Cytology rotation and Course Director of Medical Student (M4) Pathology clerkship. Dr. Kumarapeli is a Fellow of the American College of Pathologists (CAP) and a member of American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP).

Dr. Kumarepeli’s research on PubMed.