Rashmi Tondon, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Contact InformationDepartment of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,
3400 Spruce Street, Founders 6
University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-4829

Specialty Division

Anatomic Pathology

Research Expertise


1. Liver PSC project in collaboration with CHOP: Rashmi Tondon, Pierre Russo, Emma Elizabeth Furth: Reviewing patients who have had a second liver transplant for variable liver diseases at HUP and CHOP and examine the allograft explant for a number of histologic features and compare these findings to the disease and anastomosis types.

2. NET pancreas project: Rashmi Tondon, Kristen Stashek, Emma Elizabeth Furth: Digital image analysis of Ki-67 proliferative index in 63 cases (15 years data base) of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNET) to evaluate the role of tumor heterogeneity in ki-67 assessment and hence the impact on final grading of the tumor.

3. Histopathology of Ipilimumab induced colitis: Rashmi Tondon, Kristen Stashek, Stuti Shroff, Emma Elizabeth Furth. A study of six cases and review of literature.

4. Malignant transformation of Schneiderian papillomas and role of HPV: Shobha Parajuli, Rashmi Tondon, Kathleen Montone, Kumarasen Cooper: To identify HPV types in scheiderian papillomas with varying degree of dysplasia and the ones who have undergone malignant transformation by using in situ hybridization (ISH) for HPV E6 and E7 messenger RNA (mRNA) to illustrate role of HPV, if any in the malignant transformation of schneiderian papillomas in 44 cases from past 10 years.


MBBS (Medicine), GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, India, 1999

Specialty Certification

Postgraduate Training

Intern, UHM Hospital, Kanpur, India, 2000-2001
Pathology residency, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, MLN Medical College, Allahabad, India, 2001-2004
Senior (Chief) Resident, Transfusion Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow, India, 2004-2007
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Transfusion Medicine (PDCC) , Apheresis Technology and Blood Component Therapy , Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow, India, 2005-2005
Fellowship in Granulocyte Serology, National Blood Services, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, 2006-2006
Fellowship in Platelet Serology, National Blood Services, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2006-2006
Blood Resources Officer- Transfusion Medicine Blood Services Group, Health Sciences Authority, Singapore, 2008-2009
Resident, Combined AP/CP Pathology, Wayne State University/ Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI, 2010-2011
Resident, Combined AP/CP Pathology, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2011-2014
Surgical Pathology Fellow, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2014-2015
GI Surgical Pathology Fellow, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2015-Present

Awards and Honors

Certificate of Honor in Biochemistry in Medical School, GSVM Medical College,
Kanpur, India, 1999-1999
Best Oral Scientific Presentation, Topic: Microscopic and microbiological analysis of bile, Annual Conference of Indian Association of Pathology and Microbiology (IAPM), Jhansi, India, 2004-2004
Gordon Signy Fellowship/Scholarship, World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (WASpALM), Tokyo, Japan, 2005-2005

Memberships and Professional Organizations

Indian Society of Blood Transfusion and Immunohematology (ISBTI), 2004 - 2010
Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists (IAPM), 2004 - 2007
Michigan Association of Pathologists, 2010 - 2011
College of American Pathologists (CAP), 2010 - Present
Philadelphia Pathology Society, 2011 - Present

Web Links

Selected Publications

Yttrium-90 Microspheres as a Cause of Non-healing Gastric Ulcer: Histologic Features Often Mimic Chemical Gastropathy and Microcalicifications

Taylor M. Jenkins, Stuti G Shroff, Rashmi Tondon, Emma E. Furth, Kristen M. Stashek, USCAP Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2016

Velvety-Red Esophageal Mucosa and Dysphagia: Coincidental or Causal?

Tabibian JH, Tondon R, Kochman ML., Gastroenterology 151(4): 597-8, 2016

Esophageal Lichen Planus: Clinical and Radiographic Findings in Eight Patients.

Rauschecker AM, Levine MS, Whitson MJ, Tondon R, Rubesin SE, Furth EE, Metz DC., Am J Roentgenol., 2016

Multiple Liver Lesions in a Patient With Cystic Fibrosis and History of Lung Transplant

S. Abu-Gazala, J. G. Quatromoni, T. Rashmi and P. L. Abt, American Journal of Transplantation 16(9): 2760–2762, 2016

Ipilimumab Induced Perforating Colitis: Severe Cases Mimic Crohn Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Rashmi Tondon, Stuti G Shroff, Emma E Furth, Kristen Stashek, USCAP Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2016

Investigation of High Risk HPV E6/E7 mRNA Transcriptional Activity by In Situ Hybridization in Sino-nasal Inverted Papilloma with Associated Dysplasia and Malignant Transformation

Shobha Parajuli, Rashmi Tondon, Amy Ziober, Kathleen Montone, Kumarasen Cooper, USCAP Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2016

Molecular and Cytogenomic Profiling of Hepatic Adenocarcinoma Expressing Inhibin, a Mimicker of Neuroendocrine Tumors: Proposal to Reclassify as “Cholangioblastic Variant of Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma”

David R. Braxton, Debra F Saxe, Kristen Stashek, Stuti G Shroff, Nevena Damjanov,Jennifer JD Morrissette, Rashmi Tondon, Emma E Furth, USCAP Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2016

Genetics, Neuropathology, and Biomarkers in Alzheimer’s disease

Tondon R, Martinez-Lage M, Imaging of Neurodegenerative Disorders, 2015

Methods of hemoglobin estimation of prospective blood donors

Tondon R, Chaudhary RK, Technical Manual of Transfusion Medicine, 2014

Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia of the skull base and intracranial compartment

Miller Timothy R, Mohan Suyash, Tondon Rashmi, Montone Kathleen T, Palmer James N, Zager Eric L, Loevner Laurie A, Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 115(10): 2264-7, 2013, PMID:23927814

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