Megha Joshi completed her M.B.B.S from Government College, Miraj in 1980 and was a National Merit and State Sports Scholarship holder. While completing her M.D in Pathology under Dr M.G Deo, at Tata Cancer Institute, Mumbai, Bombay University, she worked on EGF receptors in Breast Cancer. This early exposure to basic research, led to continued interest Breast Pathology, and a fellowship in Breast under Dr Lee and Dr Hughes at Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA, USA.
Dr. Joshi immigrated to the US in 1986, and did three years of her residency in Pathology at Hartford Hospital. She completed her residency at New England Deaconess Hospital, Harvard University, where she was a Senior Tumor Fellow. She is American board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, and is an delegate from Massachusetts to the College of American Pathologists (CAP). She has published in leading Journals like Cancer, Modern Pathology, Breast Diseases, Breast Journal, Chest, and Diagnostic Cytopathology. She is an International reviewer for IJPM. She has been an invited speaker at several Indo-US CMEs, MAPCON, and CYTOCON conferences.
Megha was impressed by the cutting edge medicine practiced in the US. Knowing first hand the situation in India, she wished to bridge the gap and visited India every year giving talks at her alma mater in India and sharing the excitement of medicine with her Pathology friends back home. A year out of residency and in her first job (1995), she founded a non-profit organization AIPNA (Association of Indian Pathologists in North America) to interact with Pathology services in India. She was voted in to become the President again in 2005, and since she has assumed Presidentship, the society is thriving.
Megha has been active in Pathology communities in India and the USA. She loves to teach and is a Visiting Professor at Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad, Maharashtra, India, and St George University, Grenada.