Dr. Jeffrey L. Arnold Joins Faculty

On Jan. 8th, 2024, we welcomed Assistant Professor Jeffrey L. Arnold, MD, to our diagnostic faculty, where he will primarily serve Cytopathology and Head, Neck, and Endocrine Pathology.  

His professional and academic interests include the following areas:

  • Undergraduate medical education (medical students)
  • Graduate medical education (residents and fellows)
  • Pathology pipeline (recruitment into the field of Pathology)
  • Fine needle aspiration cytology
  • Head and neck cancer

Arnold began his medical training by earning a Master of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina.

He completed his Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, where he served as chief resident and received the Leo M. Davidoff Society of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Medical Students.

Arnold then travelled to Philadelphia for his two fellowships in Cytopathology and Surgical Pathology at Penn Medicine (University of Pennsylvania Health System). After completion of fellowships in 2016, he moved to Boston and joined the faculty at Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine, where he received multiple teaching awards:

  • Outstanding Lecturer Award, Tufts University School of Medicine Lecturer, 2021-2022
  • Preclerkship Top Lecturer Award, Tufts University School of Medicine, 2020-2021
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Tufts Medical Center Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 2023

At Tufts Medical Center, Arnold was involved heavily in laboratory operations, administration and graduate medical education (GME) efforts. While there, he held two director titles:

  • Medical Director of Cytology Laboratory, 2021-2023
  • Director of Immunohistochemistry Laboratory, 2019-2023

Arnold also held two additional director titles at the Tufts University School of Medicine, where he served both as Pathology content director and lecturer for the first-year medical students from 2018-2023, and then ultimately as overall Pathology content director for the longitudinal preclerkship curriculum in 2023.

He has been a member of the American Society for Cytopathology since 2017, and the College of American Pathologists since 2010.