Charuhas Deshpande, 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 - 6.039
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.

Other Expertise

Cardiovascular Pathology

Clinical Expertise

Pulmonary and Mediastinal 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

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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Intraoperative molecular imaging can identify lung adenocarcinomas during pulmonary resection.

Okusanya OT, DeJesus EM, Jiang JX, Judy RP, Venegas OG, Deshpande CG, Heitjan DF, Nie S, Low PS, Singhal S., The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 150(1): 28-35, 2015, PMID:26126457

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Intraoperative near-infrared fluorescence imaging and spectroscopy identifies residual tumor cells in wounds.

Holt D, Parthasarathy AB, Okusanya O, Keating J, Venegas O, Deshpande C, Karakousis G, Madajewski B, Durham A, Nie S, Yodh AG, Singhal S., Journal of Biomedical Optics 20(7): 76002, 2015, PMID:26160347

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Rare Complex Mutational Profile in an ALK Inhibitor-resistant Non-small Cell Lung Cancer.

Azzato EM, Deshpande C, Aikawa V, Aggarwal C, Alley E, Jacobs B, Morrissette J, Daber R, Anticancer Research 35(5): 3007-3012, 2015, PMID:25964588

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Tumor-associated neutrophils stimulate T cell responses in early-stage human lung cancer

Eruslanov EB, Bhojnagarwala PS, Quatromoni JG, Stephen TL, Ranganathan A, Deshpande C, Akimova T, Vachani A, Litzky L, Hancock WW, Conejo-Garcia JR, Feldman M, Albelda SM, Singhal S., J Clin Invest 124(12): 5466-80, 2014, PMID:25384214

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Molecular imaging to identify tumor recurrence following chemoradiation in a hostile surgical environment.

Okusanya OT, Deshpande C, Barbosa EM, Aggarwal C, Simone Ii CB, Jiang J, Judy R, DeJesus E, Albelda S, Nie S, Low PS, Singhal S, Molecular Imaging 13(): 1-6, 2014, PMID:25442640

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