Dinesh Rakheja, M.D.

Associate Professor

Endowed Title: John Lawrence and Patsy Louise Goforth Distinguished Professorship in Pathology

Department: Pathology, Pediatrics

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 (1993)
Residency Maulana Azad Hospitals (1997), Pathology
Residency G. B. Pant Hospital (1999), Pathology
Residency UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (2003), Pathology
Fellowship UT Southwestern / Children's Medical Center (2006), Pediatric Pathology

Publications

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Endothelin-2 deficiency causes growth retardation, hypothermia, and emphysema in mice.

Chang I, Bramall AN, Baynash AG, Rattner A, Rakheja D, Post M, Joza S, McKerlie C, Stewart DJ, McInnes RR, Yanagisawa M J. Clin. Invest. 2013 Jun 123 6 2643-53

DNA methylation analysis reveals distinct methylation signatures in pediatric germ cell tumors.

Amatruda JF, Ross JA, Christensen B, Fustino NJ, Chen KS, Hooten AJ, Nelson H, Kuriger JK, Rakheja D, Frazier AL, Poynter JN BMC Cancer 2013 Jun 13 1 313

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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)