Charuhas Deshpande, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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

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

Web Links

Selected Publications

Pembrolizumab After Completion of Locally Ablative Therapy for Oligometastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Phase 2 Trial.

Bauml JM, Mick R, Ciunci C, Aggarwal C, Davis C, Evans T, Deshpande C, Miller L, Patel P, Alley E, Knepley C, Mutale F, Cohen RB, Langer CJ., JAMA Oncology Epub ahead of print(): , 2019, PMID:31294762

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RB constrains lineage fidelity and multiple stages of tumour progression and metastasis.

Walter DM, Yates TJ, Ruiz-Torres M, Kim-Kiselak C, Gudiel AA, Deshpande C, Wang WZ, Cicchini M, Stokes KL, Tobias JW, Buza E, Feldser DM., Nature 569(7756): 423-427, 2019, PMID:31043741

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A clinical trial of intraoperative near-infrared imaging to assess tumor extent and identify residual disease during anterior mediastinal tumor resection.

Predina JD, Keating J, Newton A, Corbett C, Xia L, Shin M, Frenzel Sulyok L, Deshpande C, Litzky L, Nie S, Kucharczuk JC, Singhal S., Cancer 125(5): 807-817, 2019, PMID:30561757

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Localization of Pulmonary Ground-Glass Opacities with Folate Receptor-Targeted Intraoperative Molecular Imaging.

Predina JD, Newton A, Corbett C, Xia L, Sulyok LF, Shin M, Deshpande C, Litzky L, Barbosa E, Low PS, Kucharczuk JC, Singhal S, J Thorac Oncol. 13(7): 1028-1036, 2018, PMID:29626619

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ROS1 Rearrangement in a Case of Classic Biphasic Pulmonary Blastoma.

Jenkins TM, Morrissette JJD, Kucharczuk JC, Deshpande CG., Int J Surg Pathol. 26(4): 360-363, 2018, PMID:29295663

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Frameshifts in Code and in Care: The Importance of Timely Genetic Evaluation.

Reza N, Chowns JL, Merrill SL, Marzolf A, Zado ES, Palmer MB, Deshpande C, Pryma DA, Rame JE, Marchlinski FE, Owens AT., Circ Genom Precis Med. 11(5): , 2018, PMID:29748321

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An open label trial of folate receptor-targeted intraoperative molecular imaging to localize pulmonary squamous cell carcinomas.

Predina JD, Newton AD, Xia L, Corbett C, Connolly C, Shin M, Sulyok LF, Litzky L, Deshpande C, Nie S, Kularatne SA, Low PS, Singhal S., Oncotarget 9(17): 13517-13529, 2018, PMID:29568374

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A Phase I Clinical Trial of Targeted Intraoperative Molecular Imaging for Pulmonary Adenocarcinomas.

Predina JD, Newton AD, Keating J, Dunbar A, Connolly C, Baldassari M, Mizelle J, Xia L, Deshpande C, Kucharczuk J, Low PS, Singhal S., Ann Thorac Surg. 105(3): 901-908, 2018, PMID:29397932

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Identification of a Folate Receptor-Targeted Near-Infrared Molecular Contrast Agent to Localize Pulmonary Adenocarcinomas.

Predina JD, Newton AD, Connolly C, Dunbar A, Baldassari M, Deshpande C, Cantu E 3rd, Stadanlick J, Kularatne SA, Low PS, Singhal S., Mol Ther. 26(2): 390-403, 2018, PMID:29241970

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Utilization of targeted near-infrared molecular imaging to improve pulmonary metastasectomy of osteosarcomas.

Predina JD, Newton A, Deshpande C, Low P, Singhal S., J Biomed Opt. 23(1): 1-4, 2018, PMID:29302953

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