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Arvind Rajwanshi, M.D., F.R.C.Path, M.N.A.M.S.
Professor and Head 
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research
Department of Cytology and Gynaecological Pathology
Chandigarh - 160 012   
Phone: +91-172- 2715840
Positions Held:
Position Affiliation Time Period
Professor and Head Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India Present
Area of Specialization:
Gynecologic Histopathology
Research Summary:
Round cell tumors in children
Fine needle aspiration cytology of tuberculosis and gastrointestinal tract
Infertility & testis
Ovarian tumors, ploidy and survival
Fine needle aspiration cytology for renal transplantation
Image analysis of prostate
Cytology of hepatocellular carcinoma- molecular level
Cytology of thyroiditis
Cytology of cervical lesions
Precancer detection of G1 lesions
1. Gupta, N., Rajwanshi, A., Mohindra, S., Vasishta, R. K., Batra, C. and Gupta, A. K.  Diagnosis of adult rhabdomyoma by fine needle aspiration cytology: a report of 2 cases. Acta Cytologica. 2010. 54, 968-972. [PubMed]
2. 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]
3. Gupta, N., Rajwanshi, A., Gupta, P., Vaiphei, K. and Gupta, A. K.  Chondroblastic osteosarcoma of the temporal region: A diagnostic dilemma. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2010. [PubMed]
4. Gupta, N., Duggal, R., Rajwanshi, A. and Rattan, V.  Fine needle aspiration cytologic features of Cherubism: a case report. Acta Cytologica. 2010. 54, 595-597. [PubMed]
5. Srinivasan, R., Gupta, N., Shifa, R., Malhotra, P., Rajwanshi, A. and Chakrabarti, A.  Cryptococcal lymphadenitis diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology: a review of 15 cases. Acta Cytologica. 2010. 54, 1-4. [PubMed]
6. Gautam, U., Srinivasan, R., Rajwanshi, A., Bansal, D., Marwaha, R. K. and Vasishtha, R. K.  Reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction as an ancillary molecular technique in the diagnosis of small blue round cell tumors by fine-needle aspiration cytology. American Journal of Clinical Pathology. 2010. 133, 633-645. [PubMed]
7. 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]
8. Gupta, N., Srinivasan, R. and Rajwanshi, A.  Functional biomarkers in cervical precancer: an overview. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2010. 38, 618-623. [PubMed]
9. Duggal, R., Rajwanshi, A., Gupta, N., Lal, A. and Singhal, M.  Polymicrobial lung infection in postrenal transplant recipient diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration cytology. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2010. 38, 294-296. [PubMed]
10. 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]
11. Arora, S. K., Gupta, N., Kang, M. and Rajwanshi, A.  Fine-needle aspiration cytology in a case of metastatic spindle cell melanoma in liver. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2010. 38, 425-426. [PubMed]
12. Thakur, J. S., Prinja, S., Singh, D., Rajwanshi, A., Prasad, R., Parwana, H. K. and Kumar, R.  Adverse reproductive and child health outcomes among people living near highly toxic waste water drains in Punjab, India. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2010. 64, 148-154. [PubMed]
13. Saini, N., Srinivasan, R., Chawla, Y., Sharma, S., Chakraborti, A. and Rajwanshi, A.  Telomerase activity, telomere length and human telomerase reverse transcriptase expression in hepatocellular carcinoma is independent of hepatitis virus status. Liver international 2009. 29, 1162-1170. [PubMed]
14. Gupta, N., Gupta, P., Sharma, U., Vashishta, R. K. and Rajwanshi, A.  Orbital sarcoma in HIV positive patient: a diagnostic dilemma. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2010. 38, 56-58. [PubMed]
15. Gupta, N., Gupta, R., Bakshi, J. and Rajwanshi, A.  Fine needle aspiration cytology in a case of fibrous dysplasia of jaw. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2009. 37, 920-922. [PubMed]
16. Srinivasan, R., Gautam, U., Gupta, R., Rajwanshi, A. and Vasistha, R. K.  Synovial sarcoma: diagnosis on fine-needle aspiration by morphology and molecular analysis. Cancer Cytopathology. 2009. 117, 128-136. [PubMed]
17. Gupta, N., Gupta, R., Rajwanshi, A. and Bakshi, J.  Multinucleated giant cells in HIV-associated benign lymphoepithelial cyst-like lesions of the parotid gland on FNAC. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2009. 37, 203-204. [PubMed]
18. Thakur, J. S., Rao, B. T., Rajwanshi, A., Parwana, H. K. and Kumar, R.  Epidemiological study of high cancer among rural agricultural community of Punjab in Northern India. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2008. 5, 399-407. [PubMed]
19. Gautam, U., Srinivasan, R., Rajwanshi, A., Bansal, D. and Marwaha, R. K.  Comparative evaluation of flow-cytometric immunophenotyping and immunocytochemistry in the categorization of malignant small round cell tumors in fine-needle aspiration cytologic specimens. Cancer. 2008. 114, 494-503. [PubMed]
20. Chakravarty, D., Srinivasan, R., Ghosh, S., Rajwanshi, A. and Gopalan, S.  Estrogen receptor beta (ERbeta) in endometrial simple hyperplasia and endometrioid carcinoma. Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology. 2008. 16, 535-542. [PubMed]
21. 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]
22. 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]
23. Gupta, N., Awasthi, A., Rajwanshi, A. and Sarla, M.  Fine needle aspiration cytology of low grade endometrial stromal sarcoma: a case report. Acta Cytologica. 2007. 51, 461-463. [PubMed]
24. Bhatia, A., Rajwanshi, A., Dash, R. J., Mittal, B. R. and Saxena, A. K.  Lymphocytic thyroiditis--is cytological grading significant? A correlation of grades with clinical, biochemical, ultrasonographic and radionuclide parameters. Cytojournal. 2007. 4, 10-10. [PubMed]
25. Kang, M., Kalra, N., Gulati, M., Lal, A., Kochhar, R. and Rajwanshi, A.  Image guided percutaneous splenic interventions. European Journal of Radiology. 2007. 64, 140-146. [PubMed]
26. 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]
27. 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]
28. 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]
29. Gupta, N., Brahmi, U. P., Kumar, V., Rajwanshi, A. and Gupta, S. K.  Study of nucleolar organiser regions in aspiration smears of thyroid lesions. Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology. 2005. 48, 422-423. [PubMed]
30. 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]
31. 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]
32. Malhotra, P., Jain, S., Nath, A., Rajwanshi, A., Jain, S., Kumari, S. and Varma, S.  Hodgkin lymphoma with leptomeningeal involvement. American Journal of Hematology. 2006. 81, 153-154. [PubMed]
33. 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, 21-21. [PubMed]
34. 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]
35. Gupta, K., Rajwanshi, A. and Srinivasan, R.  Endometriosis of the kidney: diagnosis by fine-needle aspiration cytology. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2005. 33, 60-61. [PubMed]
36. 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]
37. Kaushik, S., Gupta, V., Singh, R., Vasishta, R. K., Rajwanshi, A. and Gupta, A.  Disseminated metastasis following periampullary cancer resection masquerading as uveitis. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. 2005. 53, 57-59. [PubMed]
38. 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, 6-6. [PubMed]
39. Malhotra, P., Bhat, P., Mahi, S., Chauhan, S., Rajwanshi, A. and Varma, S.  Evolution of hepatosplenic plasmacytoma in a patient with multiple myeloma receiving chemotherapy. American Journal of Hematology. 2005. 78, 82-83. [PubMed]
40. 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]
41. Bagga, R., Dhaliwal, L. K., Gupta, I., Kalra, N. and Rajwanshi, A.  Pedunculated cavernous lymphangioma of the vulva. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 2004. 83, 1095-1096. [PubMed]
42. Hemachandran, M., Nijhawan, R., Srinivasan, R. and Rajwanshi, A.  Collagenous bodies in endometriotic cysts. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2004. 31, 330-332. [PubMed]
43. Hemachandran, M., Nada, R. and Rajwanshi, A.  Leiomyosarcoma of the urinary bladder: a diagnostic challenge in urine cytology. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2004. 31, 281-282. [PubMed]
44. Mohanty, S. K., Wazir, S., Rajwanshi, A. and Dash, S.  Cytologic diagnosis of plasma myeloma in an 8-year-old child: case report. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2004. 31, 193-195. [PubMed]
45. Rajesh, L., Saha, M., Radhika, S., Das, R. and Rajwanshi, A.  Morphometric image analysis of follicular lesions of the thyroid. Analytical and Quantitative Cytology and Histology. 2004. 26, 117-120. [PubMed]
46. Mohanty, S. K., Srinivasan, R., Rajwanshi, A., Vasishta, R. K. and Vignesh, P. S.  Cytologic diagnosis of ossifying fibromyxoid tumor of soft tissue: a case report. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2004. 30, 41-45. [PubMed]
47. Mohanty, S. K., Dey, P., Vashishta, R. K. and Rajwanshi, A.  Cytologic diagnosis of follicular dendritic cell tumor: a diagnostic dilemma. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2003. 29, 368-369. [PubMed]
48. Gupta, K., Mohanty, S. K., Rajwanshi, A. and Das, A.  Cytologic diagnosis of hemangiopericytoma of nasal cavity. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2003. 29, 116-118. [PubMed]
49. Brahmi, U., Srinivasan, R., Komal, H. S., Joshi, K., Gupta, S. K. and Rajwanshi, A.  Comparative analysis of electron microscopy and immunocytochemistry in the cytologic diagnosis of malignant small round cell tumors. Acta Cytologica. 2003. 47, 443-449. [PubMed]
50. 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]


F.R.C.Path in Pathology
Honors and Awards
2003, P N Wahi Cipla Oration of Indian Academy of Cytologists
1995, Ernest Fernandes Prize of Indian Academy of Cytologists
Indian Association of Cytologists
Secretary, Indian Association of Cytologists
Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists
Royal College of Pathologists
Editorial board- Journal of Cytology, Postgraduate Medical Journal and Cytojournal
Type of Neoplasms
Female genital system
Ovaries, Cervix
Endocrine system
Thyroid gland
Male genital system
Prostate, Testis
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