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Rakesh Kumar Vasishta, M.D., F.R.C.P., F.R.C.Path
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research
Department of Histopathology
Chandigarh - 160 012   
Phone: +91-172-2714937 
Mobile: +91-9914208137
Area of Specialization:
Research Summary:
c-erbB as a prognosticator in osteosarcoma
Bcl-2 apoptosis in primary CNS lymphoma


1. Gupta, K., Kalra, I., Salunke, P. and Vasishta, R. K.  Lipidized glioblastoma: A rare differentiation pattern. Neuropathology. 2011.  31, 93-97. [PubMed]
2. Salunke, P., Bhansali, A., Dutta, P., Bansal, A., Gupta, K., Vasishta, R. K., Singh, P. and Mukherjee, K. K.  Congenital immature teratoma mimicking Cushing's disease. Pediatric Neurosurgery. 2010.  46, 46-50. [PubMed]
3. Gupta, K., Vasishta, R. K., Dutta, U., Kochhar, R. K. and Singh, K.  Embolization of cyanoacrylate glue in systemic circulation in a case of hepatocellular carcinoma: an autopsy report. Diagnostic Pathology. 2009.  4, 45. [PubMed]
4. Solanki, A., Radotra, B. D. and Vasishta, R. K.  Correlation of cytokine expression with rabies virus distribution in rabies encephalitis. Journal of Neuroimmunology. 2009.  217, 85-89. [PubMed]
5. Kamboj, S. S., Vasishta, R. K. and Sandhir, R.  N-acetylcysteine inhibits hyperglycemia-induced oxidative stress and apoptosis markers in diabetic neuropathy. Journal of Neurochemistry. 2010.  112, 77-91. [PubMed]
6. Mallik, M. K., Dey, P., Gupta, S. K. and Vasishta, R. K.  Grading of soft tissue sarcomas on fine-needle aspiration cytology smear. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2010.  38, 109-112. [PubMed]
7. Majumdar, K., Radotra, B. D., Vasishta, R. K. and Pathak, A.  Platelet-derived growth factor expression correlates with tumor grade and proliferative activity in human oligodendrogliomas. Surgical Neurology. 2009.  72, 54-60. [PubMed]
8. Vasishta, R. K., Pasricha, N., Nath, A. and Sehgal, S.  The absence of JC virus antigens in Indian children with medulloblastomas. Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology. 2009.  52, 42-45. [PubMed]
9. Sachdeva, M. U., Vankalakunti, M., Rangan, A., Radotra, B. D., Chhabra, R. and Vasishta, R. K.  The role of immunohistochemistry in medullomyoblastoma--a case series highlighting divergent differentiation. Diagnostic Pathology. 2008.  3, 18. [PubMed]
10. Singh, L., Bakshi, D. K., Vasishta, R. K., Arora, S. K., Majumdar, S. and Wig, J. D.  Primary culture of pancreatic (human) acinar cells. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 2008.  53, 2569-2575. [PubMed]
11. Gupta, K. and Vasishta, R.  Ectopic pancreatic islets in splenic hilum and peripancreatic fat. Diagnostic Pathology. 2008.  3, 3. [PubMed]
12. Kakkar, N. and Vasishta, R. K.  Pulmonary embolism in medical patients: an autopsy-based study. Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis. 2008.  14, 159-167. [PubMed]
13. Vankalakunti, M., Vasishta, R. K., Das, R. and Khosla, V. K.  MIB-1 immunolabeling: a valuable marker in prediction of benign recurring meningiomas. Neuropathology. 2007.  27, 407-412. [PubMed]
14. Goyal, R., Vashishta, R. K., Singhi, S. and Gill, M.  Extraventricular unusual glioma in a child with extensive myxoid change resembling chordoid glioma. Journal of Clinical Pathology. 2007.  60, 1294-1295. [PubMed]
15. Singh, L., Bakshi, D. K., Majumdar, S., Vasishta, R. K., Arora, S. K. and Wig, J. D.  Expression of interferon-gamma- inducible protein-10 and its receptor CXCR3 in chronic pancreatitis. Pancreatology. 2007.  7, 479-490. [PubMed]
16. Singh, P., Kochhar, R., Vashishta, R. K., Khandelwal, N., Prabhakar, S., Mohindra, S. and Singhi, P.  Amebic meningoencephalitis: spectrum of imaging findings. AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2006.  27, 1217-1221. [PubMed]
17. Malhotra, P., Sharma, N., Awasthi, A. and Vasishta, R. K.  Fatal acute disseminated encephalomyelitis following treated snake bite in India. Emergency Medicine Journal : EMJ. 2005.  22, 308-309. [PubMed]
18. Gupta, K., Radhika, S. and Vasishta, R. K.  Chondrosarcoma of calcanaeum in a 12-year-old male patient: a case report. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2004.  31, 399-401. [PubMed]
19. Chhabra, R., Gupta, S. K., Manjunath, P., Gupta, D., Vasishta, R. K., Sharma, R. K. and Khosla, V. K.  Calvarial malignant fibrous histiocytoma. Neurology India. 2004.  52, 387-390. [PubMed]
20. Dey, P., Mallik, M. K., Gupta, S. K. and Vasishta, R. K.  Role of fine needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis of soft tissue tumours and tumour-like lesions. Cytopathology. 2004.  15, 32-37. [PubMed]
21. Mallik, M. K., Babu, N., Kakkar, N., Khosla, V. K., Banerjee, A. K. and Vasishta, R. K.  Subependymomas in children: a report of five cases including two with osseous metaplasia. Neurology India. 2003.  51, 98-99. [PubMed]
22. Kakkar, N., Vasishta, R. K., Panwar, M., Narang, A., Gupta, I. and Banerjee, A. K.  Chorangiopagus parasiticus twins. Pediatric Pathology & Molecular Medicine. 2002.  21, 551-555. [PubMed]
23. Vasishta, R. K., Kakkar, N., Singhi, P. and Banjerjee, A. K.  Pathological case of the month. Cystic desmoplastic medulloblastoma of infancy. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 2001.  155, 517-518. [PubMed]
24. Kakkar, N., Vasishta, R. K., Banerjee, A. K., Bhasin, D. K. and Singhi, S.  Phlegmonous inflammation of gastrointestinal tract autopsy study of three cases. Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology. 1999.  42, 101-105. [PubMed]
25. Singh, D., Jit, I. and Tyagi, S.  Changing trends in acute poisoning in Chandigarh zone: a 25-year autopsy experience from a tertiary care hospital in northern India. The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. 1999.  20, 203-210. [PubMed]
26. Poddar, U., Chawla, Y., Dhiman, R. K., Vaiphei, K., Vasishta, R. K. and Dilawari, J. B.  Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in fulminant hepatic failure. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 1998.  13, 109-111. [PubMed]
27. Narayana, H. M., Panda, N. K., Mann, S. B., Katariya, S. and Vasishta, R. K.  Ultrasound versus physical examination in staging carcinoma of the mobile tongue. The Journal of Laryngology and Otology. 1996.  110, 43-47. [PubMed]
28. Duggal, R., Rajwanshi, A., Gupta, N., Vasishta, R.K. Interobserver variability amongst cytopathologists and histopathologists in the diagnosis of neoplastic follicular patterned lesions of thyroid. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2010. n/a. doi: 10.1002/dc.21363.


M.D. in Pathology
Neurology Society of India
Royal college of Pathologists, London
UK General Medical Council
Type of Neoplasms
Head and Neck
Central nervous system
Hepatobiliary system
Hemato-lymphoid system
Bone marrow
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