Jianyou Tan


Jianyou Tan
President and Medical Director,NewPath Diagnostics


Dr. Jianyou Tan has been the President and Medical Director of NewPath Diagnostics, a pathology laboratory he co-founded, in Queens, New York, since 2008.
Born in Dongkou, Hunan Province, China, he finished his clinical medical education at Xiang Ya School of Medicine in Changsha, and pursued graduate studies from 1985 to 1988 at Peking Union Medical College in Beijing. After working briefly at the Beijing Institute of Neurosurgery/Tian Tan Hospital, Dr. Tan came to the United States for further education, earning his PhD in pharmacology from Wayne State University, Michigan.

In 1995, Dr. Tan started his residency training in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at New York University Medical Center. He also served as the Chief Resident of the program, becoming the first Chinese-born physician to be appointed to this position. Dr. Tan was also an oncologic pathology fellow at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. His prior roles included Attending Physician/Assistant Professor, in charge of gastrointestinal pathology services at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and at the Icahn School of Medicine/Medical Center at Mount Sinai.

Previously, Dr. Tan was Co-Director of the Melanoma and Soft Tissue Sarcoma Program of the Cancer Center of Hackensack University Hospital, as well as Director of Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology, Chairman of Dermatopathology services at GenPath/BioReference Laboratories in New Jersey. He is the founding President of Chinese American Pathologists of ACAP and has been a mentor to medical graduates from China. Dr. Tan resides in Short Hills, New Jersey, with his family.