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Raje Nijhawan, M.D.
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research
Department of Cytology and Gynaecological Pathology
Chandigarh - 160 012   
Phone: +91-172-2747585, Extn. 5118
Fax: +91-172-2747585
Positions Held:
Position Affiliation Time Period
Professor 2005-Present
Additional Professor 1998-2005
Associate Professor 1994-1998
Assistant Professor 1988-1994
Area of Specialization:
Research Summary:
Cytology of proliferative breast disease
Morphometry and flow cytometry in breast carcinoma
Apoptosis and BCl-2 in breast carcinoma
DPAS staining in breast carcinoma
Oestrogen receptor and Ki67 in breast carcinoma
Volume percentage stroma in atypical endometrial hyperplasia


1. Samanta, S., Dey, P. and Nijhawan, R.  Micronucleus in cervical intraepithelial lesions and carcinoma. Acta Cytologica. 2011.  55, 42-47. [PubMed]
2. Mittal, N., Gupta, N., Nijhawan, R., Srinivasan, R. and Lakhbir, D.  Unique cytomorphologic features of Brenner tumor of the ovary: a case report. Acta Cytologica. 2010.  54, 918-922. [PubMed]
3. Sharma, M., Sethi, S., Mishra, A. K., Chatterjee, S. S., Wanchu, A. and Nijhawan, R.  Efficacy of an in-house polymerase chain reaction assay for rapid diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in patients with tubercular lymphadenitis: comparison with fine needle aspiration cytology and conventional techniques. Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology. 2010.  53, 714-717. [PubMed]
4. Kaur, J., Srinivasan, R., Arora, S. K., Rajwanshi, A., Saikia, U. N., Dutta, P., Gupta, N., Nijhawan, R. and Dey, P.  Fine-needle aspiration in the evaluation of thyroid lesions in children. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2010.  [PubMed]
5. Duggal, R., Nijhawan, R., Aggarwal, N. and Sikka, P.  Mullerian adenosarcoma (heterologous) of the cervix with sarcomatous overgrowth: a case report with review of literature. Journal of Gynecologic Oncology. 2010.  21, 125-128. [PubMed]
6. Arora, S. K., Gupta, N., Nijhawan, R. and Mandal, A. K.  Epithelioid cell granulomas in urine cytology smears: Same cause, different implications. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2010.  38, 765-767. [PubMed]
7. Gupta, R., Srinivasan, R., Nijhawan, R., Suri, V. and Uppal, R.  Protein p 16INK4A expression in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and invasive squamous cell carcinoma of uterine cervix. Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology. 2010.  53, 7-11. [PubMed]
8. Gulati, A., Vyas, S., Lal, A., Harsha, T., Gupta, V., Nijhawan, R. and Khandelwal, N.  Spontaneous rupture of hepatic metastasis from choriocarcinoma: a review of imaging and management. Annals of Hepatology. 2009.  8, 384-387. [PubMed]
9. Nijhawan, R., Mittal, N., Suri, V. and Rajwanshi, A.  Enhancing the scope of conventional cervical cytology for detecting HPV infection. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2010.  38, 645-651. [PubMed]
10. Gupta, R., Srinivasan, R., Nijhawan, R. and Suri, V.  Tissue transglutaminase 2 as a biomarker of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and its relationship to p16INK4A and nuclear factor kappaB expression. Virchows Archiv : An International Journal of Pathology. 2010.  456, 45-51. [PubMed]
11. Kaur, J., Dey, P., Saha, S. C., Rajwanshi, A., Nijhawan, R., Radhika, S. and Gupta, N.  Cervical cytology in patients with postmenopausal bleeding. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2010.  38, 496-498. [PubMed]
12. Kalra, N., Aiyappan, S., Nijhawan, R., Sharma, S. C. and Khandelwal, N.  Metastatic carcinoma of cervix mimicking psoas abscess on imaging: a case report. Journal of Gynecologic Oncology. 2009.  20, 129-131. [PubMed]
13. Kalra, N., Vyas, S., Lal, A., Duseja, A., Nijhawan, R. and Khandelwal, N.  Biphasic multidetector CT of primary hepatic lymphoma in a patient with HIV infection. Tropical Gastroenterology. 2008.  29, 169-171. [PubMed]
14. Vankalakunti, M., Kumar, S. and Nijhawan, R.  Microfilariae in urine. Acta Cytologica. 2008.  52, 639-640. [PubMed]
15. Bhatia, P., Srinivasan, R., Rajwanshi, A., Nijhawan, R., Khandelwal, N., Wig, J. and Vasishtha, R. K.  5-year review and reappraisal of ultrasound-guided percutaneous transabdominal fine needle aspiration of pancreatic lesions. Acta Cytologica. 2008.  52, 523-529. [PubMed]
16. Bhatia, P., Dey, P., Uppal, R., Shifa, R., Srinivasan, R. and Nijhawan, R.  Cell blocks from scraping of cytology smear: comparison with conventional cell block. Acta Cytologica. 2008.  52, 329-333. [PubMed]
17. Hemachandran, M., Rajwanshi, A., Srinivasan, R., Nijhawan, R. and Radotra, B. D.  Cytology of Hurthle cell neoplasms of thyroid gland. Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology. 2007.  50, 859-861. [PubMed]
18. Bagga, R., Keepanasseril, A., Suri, V. and Nijhawan, R.  Aggressive angiomyxoma of the vulva in pregnancy: a case report and review of management options. MedGenMed : Medscape General Medicine. 2007.  9, 16. [PubMed]
19. Singh, R., Gupta, V., Chakarborty, A., Nijhawan, R., Arora, S. and Gupta, A.  Fungal endophthalmitis complicating subconjunctival injection of triamcinolone acetonide in anterior scleritis. Annals of Ophthalmology. 2006.  38, 253-256. [PubMed]
20. Gupta, N., Srinivasan, R., Nijhawan, R. and Rajwanshi, A.  Neutrophilic phagocytosis by tumor cells. A feature to consider in the differential diagnosis in fine needle aspiration smears. Acta Cytologica. 2007.  51, 21-24. [PubMed]
21. Bhatia, A., Dey, P., Kakkar, N., Srinivasan, R. and Nijhawan, R.  Malignant atypical cell in urine cytology: a diagnostic dilemma. CytoJournal. 2006.  3, 28. [PubMed]
22. Bakshi, P., Srinivasan, R., Rao, K. L., Marwaha, R. K., Gupta, N., Das, A., Nijhawan, R. and Rajwanshi, A.  Fine needle aspiration biopsy in pediatric space-occupying lesions of liver: a retrospective study evaluating its role and diagnostic efficacy. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2006.  41, 1903-1908. [PubMed]
23. Rajwanshi, A., Gupta, K., Gupta, N., Shukla, R., Srinivasan, R., Nijhawan, R. and Vasishta, R.  Fine-needle aspiration cytology of salivary glands: diagnostic pitfalls--revisited. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2006.  34, 580-584. [PubMed]
24. Gupta, N., Rajwanshi, A., Nijhawan, R., Srinivasan, R. and Malhotra, S.  Metastatic granulosa cell tumor: diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration cytology. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2006.  34, 453-454. [PubMed]
25. Gupta, N., Arora, J., Nijhawan, R., Aggarwal, R. and Lal, A.  Aspergillosis with pulmonary echinococcosis. CytoJournal. 2006.  3, 7. [PubMed]
26. Nijhawan, R. and Rajwanshi, A.  Cytomorphologic and morphometric limitations of the assessment of atypia in fibroadenoma of the breast. Analytical and Quantitative Cytology and Histology. 2005.  27, 273-276. [PubMed]
27. Goyal, R., Das, A., Nijhawan, R., Bansal, D. and Marwaha, R. K.  Langerhans cell histiocytosis infiltration into pancreas and kidney. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 2007.  49, 748-750. [PubMed]
28. Gupta, N., Srinivasan, R., Nijhawan, R. and Dhaliwal, L. K.  Primary fallopian tubal transitional cell carcinoma with exfoliation of malignant cells in cervical Pap smear. CytoJournal. 2005.  2, 20. [PubMed]
29. Gupta, N., Nijhawan, R., Srinivasan, R., Rajwanshi, A., Dutta, P., Bhansaliy, A. and Sharma, S. C.  Fine needle aspiration cytology of primary thyroid lymphoma: a report of ten cases. CytoJournal. 2005.  2, 21. [PubMed]
30. Kumar, V., Gupta, N., Srinivasan, R., Nijhawan, R. and Rajwanshi, A.  Spermatic granuloma presenting as an epididymal nodule: fine needle aspiration cytological findings and differential diagnosis. Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology. 2004.  47, 509-510. [PubMed]
31. Radhika, S., Bakshi, A., Rajwanshi, A., Nijhawan, R., Das, A., Kakkar, N., Joshi, K., Marwaha, R. K. and Rao, K. L.  Cytopathology of uncommon malignant renal neoplasms in the pediatric age group. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2005.  32, 281-286. [PubMed]
32. Gupta, N., Kumar, V., Nijhawan, R., Srinivasan, R. and Rajwanshi, A.  FNAC of Bacillus- Calmette- Guerin lymphadenitis masquerading as Langerhans cell histiocytosis. CytoJournal. 2004.  1, 6. [PubMed]
33. Gupta, N., Kumar, V., Srinivasan, R., Nijhawan, R. and Rajwanshi, A.  Cytomorphological variation in two cases of melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2005.  32, 58-60. [PubMed]
34. Hemachandran, M., Nijhawan, R., Srinivasan, R. and Rajwanshi, A.  Collagenous bodies in endometriotic cysts. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2004.  31, 330-332. [PubMed]
35. Gupta, K., Radotra, B. D., Banerjee, A. K. and Nijhawan, R.  Quantitation of angiogenesis and its correlation with vascular endothelial growth factor expression in astrocytic tumors. Analytical and Quantitative Cytology and Histology / the International Academy of Cytology [and] American Society of Cytology. 2004.  26, 223-229. [PubMed]
36. Ohri, S., Dey, P. and Nijhawan, R.  Fractal dimension in aspiration cytology smears of breast and cervical lesions. Analytical and Quantitative Cytology and Histology. 2004.  26, 109-112. [PubMed]
37. Rajesh, L., Joshi, K., Bhalla, V., Dey, P., Radotra, B. D. and Nijhawan, R.  Correlation between VEGF expression and angiogenesis in breast carcinoma. Analytical and Quantitative Cytology and Histology . 2004.  26, 105-108. [PubMed]
38. Gupta, K. and Nijhawan, R.  Renal-cell carcinoma in a three-year-old child. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2004.  30, 369-370. [PubMed]
39. Nijhawan, R., Rajwanshi, A., Gautam, U. and Gupta, S. K.  Cytoplasmic vacuolation, intracytoplasmic lumina, and DPAS staining in ductal carcinoma of the breast. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2003.  28, 291-294. [PubMed]
40. Nijhawan, R., Hemachandran, M. and Joshi, K.  Apoptosis in breast cancer. Acta Cytologica. 2003.  47, 193-196. [PubMed]
41. Nijhawan, R., Hemachandran, M. and Joshi, K.  Proliferative breast disease revisited. Acta Cytologica. 2002.  46, 1027-1028. [PubMed]
42. Arora, R., Joshi, K., Nijhawan, R., Radotra, B. D. and Sharma, S. C.  Angiogenesis as an independent prognostic indicator in node-negative breast cancer. Analytical and Quantitative Cytology and Histology. 2002.  24, 228-233. [PubMed]
43. Hemachandran, M., Nijhawan, R. and Joshi, K.  Cytological grading, apoptosis, and Bcl-2 protein expression in breast cancer. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2002.  26, 356-359. [PubMed]


M.D. in Pathology, Guru Nanak Dev University
Honors and Awards
Distinction in Certification in Immunology
Ernest Fernandes Prize of IAC
Cipla Award
Indian Academy of Cytologists
Indian Association of Cancer Research
Type of Neoplasms
Female, Male
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