Charuhas Deshpande, MD

Associate 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 - 6.039
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Office: (215) 615-6523
Fax: (215) 349-5910

Specialty Division

Anatomic Pathology

Research Expertise

Neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of lung, pleura and thymus.

Clinical Expertise

Pulmonary and Mediastinal Pathology,
Cardiovascular Pathology,
Genitourinary Pathology


MBBS Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India, 1986
MD (Pathology), Tata Memorial Hospital - University of Bombay, Mumbai, India, 1990
MD New York State Education Department, 2009

Specialty Certification

American Board of Pathology, 2008

Postgraduate Training

Resident - Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India, 1987-1990
Fellow in Surgical Oncopathology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India, 1991-1992
Research Associate, Rush Cancer Institute, Chicago, IL, 1998-2000
Research Associate, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 2000-2003
Resident in Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 2003-2004
Resident in Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 2004-2007
Chief Resident - Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago IL, 2005-2006
Fellow in Oncologic Surgical Pathology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 2007-2008
Fellow in Thoracic Pathology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 2008-2009

Awards and Honors

The James E. Wheeler, MD Award For Excellence In Anatomic Pathology Resident Training, 2012
The Peter C. Nowell Teaching Award, 2013

Memberships and Professional Organizations

American Society of Clinical Pathologists, 2004 - Present
College of American Pathologists, 2004 - Present
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, 2004 - Present
Pulmonary Pathology Society, 2009 - Present
International Association for Study of Lung Cancer, 2010 - Present

Web Links

Selected Publications

Intraoperative Molecular Imaging Combined With Positron Emission Tomography Improves Surgical Management of Peripheral Malignant Pulmonary Nodules.

Predina JD, Newton AD, Keating J, Barbosa EM Jr, Okusanya O, Xia L, Dunbar A, Connolly C, Baldassari MP, Mizelle J, Delikatny EJ, Kucharczuk JC, Deshpande C, Kularatne SA, Low P, Drebin J, Singhal S., Annals of Surgery 266(03): 479-488, 2017, PMID:28746152

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Bilateral Lung Transplantation for Bleomycin-Associated Lung Injury.

Narayan V, Deshpande C, Bermudez CA, Golato JM, Lee JC, Diamond J, Vaughn DJ., Oncologist 22(5): 620-622, 2017, PMID:28360217

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Interstitial Lung Disease in the Elderly.

Patterson KC, Shah RJ, Porteous MK, Christie JD, D'Errico C, Chadwick M, Triano M, Deshpande C, Rossman MD, Litzky LA, Kreider ME, Miller WT Jr., Chest 151(04): , 2017, PMID:27865876

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Systematic in vivo inactivation of chromatin regulating enzymes identifies Setd2 as a potent tumor suppressor in lung adenocarcinoma.

Walter DM, Venancio OS, Buza EL, Tobias JW, Deshpande C, Gudiel AA, Kim-Kiselak C, Cicchini M, Yates TJ, Feldser DM., Cancer Research 77(7): 1719-1729, 2017, PMID:28202515

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Near-Infrared Intraoperative Molecular Imaging Can Locate Metastases to the Lung.

Keating J, Newton A, Venegas O, Nims S, Zeh R, Predina J, Deshpande C, Kucharczuk J, Nie S, Delikatny EJ, Singhal S., The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 103(2): 390-398, 2017, PMID:27793401

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Origin and Role of a Subset of Tumor-Associated Neutrophils with Antigen-Presenting Cell Features in Early-Stage Human Lung Cancer.

Singhal S, Bhojnagarwala PS, O'Brien S, Moon EK, Garfall AL, Rao AS, Quatromoni JG, Stephen TL, Litzky L, Deshpande C, Feldman MD, Hancock WW, Conejo-Garcia JR, Albelda SM, Eruslanov EB., Cancer Cell 30(1): 120-135, 2016, PMID:27374224

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Intraoperative Molecular Imaging of Lung Adenocarcinoma Can Identify Residual Tumor Cells at the Surgical Margins.

Keating JJ, Okusanya OT, De Jesus E, Judy R, Jiang J, Deshpande C, Nie S, Low P, Singhal S., Molecular Imaging and Biology 18(2): 209-218, 2016, PMID:26228697

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Visualizing the Propagation of Acute Lung Injury.

Cereda M, Xin Y, Meeder N, Zeng J, Jiang Y, Hamedani H, Profka H, Kadlecek S, Clapp J, Deshpande CG, Wu J, Gee JC, Kavanagh BP, Rizi RR., Anesthesiology 124(1): 121-31, 2016, PMID:26536308

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Intraoperative imaging identifies thymoma margins following neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

Keating JJ, Nims S, Venegas O, Jiang J, Holt D, Kucharczuk JC, Deshpande C, Singhal S., Oncotarget 7(3): 3059-67, 2016, PMID:26689990

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The Optical Biopsy: A Novel Technique for Rapid Intraoperative Diagnosis of Primary Pulmonary Adenocarcinomas.

Kennedy GT, Okusanya OT, Keating JJ, Heitjan DF, Deshpande C, Litzky LA, Albelda SM, Drebin JA, Nie S, Low PS, Singhal S., Annals of Surgery 262(4): 602-609, 2015, PMID:26366539

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