Helena Hwang, M.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. After completing pathology residency training at Northwestern University, she did a breast surgical pathology felloswhip at Northwestern University.

Dr. Hwang currently specializes in breast pathology and has extensive experience in this area. She is the author of several book chapters, review articles, and original articles. She also subspecializes in soft tissue and bone pathology.  Her research activities include being a co-investigator in the Women's Circle of Health study, a very large study investigating differences in breast cancer in European American and African American women. She also has a special interest in lobular neoplasia of the breast. Dr. Hwang's current research activities include quality improvement in processes in breast pathology. In the area of soft tissue, her current research focus is on osteomyelitis.



Medical School
Keck School of Medicine of USC (2000)
University of California San Diego Medical Center (2002), Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
University of New Mexico School of Medicine (2004), Internal Medicine
Northwestern University Medical School (2006), Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
Northwestern University Medical School (2007), Breast Pathology

Research Interest

  • Breast cancer, sarcoma


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