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

Undergraduate All India Institute of Medical Science - India (1992), Medicine

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

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

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)