Biography

Dr. Rakheja did his medical schooling at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi.  He completed pathology residencies at Maulana Azad Medical College (Delhi University) and UT Southwestern Medical Center. He trained in gastrointestinal pathology and neuropathology as a senior resident (fellow equivalent) at GB Pant Hospital (Delhi University) and completed a pediatric pathology fellowship at UT Southwestern/Children’s Medical Center.

Dr. Rakheja studies the genetics and metabolism of childhood cancer, particularly Wilms tumor, germ cell tumors, hepatoblastoma, brain tumors, and pediatric sarcomas of bone and soft tissue. He has specific interests in tumor tissue banking, establishing primary pediatric cancer cell lines, and developing laboratory assays for diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic targets in pediatric cancers. 

Education

Medical School
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India (1993)
Residency
Maulana Azad Hospitals (1997), Pathology
Residency
G. B. Pant Hospital (1999), Pathology
Residency
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2003), Pathology
Fellowship
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2006), Pediatric Pathology

Research Interest

  • Cancer metabolism
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Pediatric brain cancers
  • Pediatric gentourinary cancers
  • Pediatric liver cancers
  • Pediatric sarcomas

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Targeted MAPK Pathway Inhibitors in Patients With Disseminated Pilocytic Astrocytomas.
Drobysheva A, Klesse LJ, Bowers DC, Rajaram V, Rakheja D, Timmons CF, Wang J, Koral K, Gargan L, Ramos E, Park JY J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2017 Aug 15 8 978-982
A Matter of Mushroom.
Ellington N, Wang J, Rakheja D Int. J. Surg. Pathol. 2017 Aug 1066896917728796
Reverse histologic remodeling after mechanical unloading of failing hearts in children with dilated cardiomyopathy.
Kasten J, Rakheja D, Zhang S, Thankavel P, Das BB J. Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Jun
Omental Arteriopathy in Primary Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome.
Ellington N, Wolf MT, Kasten J, Rakheja D Int. J. Surg. Pathol. 2017 Mar 1066896917699703
EGFR Exon 20 Insertion/Duplication Mutation in Fibrous Hamartoma of Infancy With Predominantly Pseudoangiomatous Pattern Mimicking Giant Cell Fibroblastoma.
Ellington N, Park JY, King K, Josephs S, Rakheja D Int. J. Surg. Pathol. 2017 Mar 1066896917698569

Books

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Cholesterol biosynthetic disorders: a review. In Focus on Cholesterol Research

Rakheja D, Rogers BB, Bennett MJ (2006). Hauppauge, NY, Nova Publications

The "fussy" neonate. In Tietz's Applied Laboratory Medicine

Jones PM, Rakheja D (2007). Hoboken, NJ, Wiley-Interscience, John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Quick Guide to Organic Acid Interpretation

Jones PM, Rakheja D (Ed.) (2011). Washington, DC, American Association for Clinical Chemistry Press

The "sleepy" neonate. In Tietz's Applied Laboratory Medicine

Rakheja D, Jones PM (2007). Hoboken, NJ, Wiley-Interscience, John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Glomerular diseases associated with nephritic syndrome and/or rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. In Silva's Diagnostic Renal Pathology

Rogers T, Rakheja D, Zhou XJ (2009). New York, NY, Cambridge University Press

The aging kidney. In Silva's Diagnostic Renal Pathology

Zhou XJ, Rakheja D, Silva FG (2009). New York, NY, Cambridge University Press

Pathology of germ cell tumors. In Pediatric Germ Cell Tumors

Rakheja D, Teot L (2014). New York, NY, Springer

Honors & Awards

  • John Lawrence and Patsy Louise Goforth Distinguished Professorship in Pathology
    (2013)
  • Pediatric Pathology Visiting Scholar, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School
    (2006)
  • College of American Pathologists Foundation (CAPF) Scholar
    (2004)
  • Harry B. Neustein Memorial Award, Society for Pediatric Pathology
    (2004)
  • Travel Award for junior investigators, Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders
    (2004)
  • F. Stephen Vogel Award, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
    (2003)
  • Dr. R. P. Mathur Memorial Award in Pathology, Maulana Azad Medical College (Delhi University)
    (1997)