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

Clinical Expertise

Luminal Gastrointestinal tract, Pancreas and Liver Pathology


MBBS GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, India, 1999
MD (Pathology), MLN Medical College, Allahabad, India, 2004
PDCC (Transfusion Medicine), Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India, 2005

Specialty Certification

Postgraduate Training

Resident, Combined AP/CP Pathology, Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI, 2010-2011
Resident, Combined AP/CP Pathology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2011-2014
Surgical Pathology Fellow, Division of Anatomic Pathology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2014-2015
Gastrointestinal and Liver Surgical Pathology Fellow, Division of Anatomic Pathology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2015-2016

Awards and Honors

Certificate of Honor in Biochemistry, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, India, 1999-1999
Best Oral Scientific Presentation, 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

Michigan Association of Pathologists, 2010 - 2011
College of American Pathologists (CAP), 2010 - Present
The Pathology Society of Philadelphia, 2011 - Present
The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), 2016 - Present
Hans Popper Hepatopathology Society, 2017 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Pathologists, 2017 - Present
American Society of Clinical Pathology, 2018 - Present

Web Links

Selected Publications

Phase II Study of Maintenance Rucaparib in Patients With Platinum-Sensitive Advanced Pancreatic Cancer and a Pathogenic Germline or Somatic Variant in BRCA1, BRCA2, or PALB2.

Reiss KA, Mick R, O'Hara MH, Teitelbaum U, Karasic TB, Schneider C, Cowden S, Southwell T, Romeo J, Izgur N, Hannan ZM, Tondon R, Nathanson K, Vonderheide RH, Wattenberg MM, Beatty G, Domchek SM., J Clin Oncol., 2021, PMID:33970687

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In Tune with the Target Audience: Enhancing Communication between Gastrointestinal Pathologists and the Clinical Care Team (abstract#968).

Gubbiotti M, Mangone C, Vedula J and Tondon R., Modern Pathology 34(suppl 2): 1155, 2021

Utilization of Molecular Identity Testing for Characterization of Tissue Origin in Gastrointestinal Specimens

Adam R. Davis, Farah El-Sharkawy Navarro, Rashmi Tondon, Salvatore F. priore, MD., Collage of American Pathologists (CAP 21), 2021

Brown Bowel Syndrome: A Multi-institutional Case Series.

Arnold CA, Burke AP, Calomeni E, Mayer RC, Rishi A, Singhi AD, Stashek K, Voltaggio L, Tondon R., Am J Surg Pathol. 44(6): 834-837, 2020, PMID:31985498

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Helicobacter pylori Antigen But Not the Organism Is Occasionally Present Within Germinal Centers: Implications for Patient Management and Biology.

Nelson ND, Tondon R, Fortuna D, Westerhoff M, Swanson PE, Furth E., Am J Surg Pathol. 44(11): 1528-1534, 2020, PMID:32657781

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Vasculitis Involving the Gastrointestinal System Is Often Incidental but Critically Important.

Zhang X, Furth EE, Tondon R., Am J Clin Pathol. 154(4): , 2020, PMID:32789454

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Loss-of-function variants in CTNNA1 detected on multigene panel testing in individuals with gastric or breast cancer.

Clark DF, Michalski ST, Tondon R, Nehoray B, Ebrahimzadeh J, Hughes SK, Soper ER, Domchek SM, Rustgi AK, Pineda-Alvarez D, Anderson MJ, Katona BW., Genet Med. 22(5): 840-846, 2020, PMID:32051609

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Glycogenic Acanthosis of the Esophagus: Clinical, Endoscopic and Histologic Correlation (abstract#768).

Rufail ML, Tondon R, Fogt F, Mannan R., Modern Pathology 33(suppl 2): 759, 2020

Frequent Loss of BAP1 by Immunohistochemistry Can Be Seen in Hepatobiliary Carcinomas, Especially Steatohepatitic Variant of Hepatocellular Carcinoma but Not in Tumors of Luminal GI Tract (abstract#1650).

Talwar A, Ziober A, Haye KH, Tondon R., Modern Pathology 33(Suppl 2): 1553, 2020

Mutations in KMT2C are Associated with Increased Tumor Infiltration by CD8+ T cells in Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma (abstract#1768).

Lee JW, Ziober A, Tondon R., Modern Pathology 33((suppl 2)): 1660, 2020