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Rageshree Ramachandran, MD, PhD

Research and Clinical Interests

My clinical work is in diagnostic surgical pathology with an emphasis on liver and gastrointestinal disease, including in-house cases and consultation cases sent to UCSF for diagnosis or for a second opinion. My current research focuses on (1) pathology-radiology correlation for a new quantitative ultrasound method used on pediatric liver biopsy patients and (2) assessment of fatty liver disease in pediatric post-liver transplant patients. In the education realm, I oversee pathology curriculum for first- and second-year UCSF medical students, direct the Pathology 150.03 senior medical student elective, and advise the Pathology Student Interest Group. I direct the Department of Pathology’s Mechanisms of Disease Conference series.

Selected Publications

  • Lounev VY, Ramachandran R, Wosczyna MN, Yamamoto M, Maidment DA, Shore EM, Glaser DL, Goldhamer DJ, Kaplan FS. Identification of progenitor cells that contribute to heterotopic skeletogenesis. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Mar 1;91(3):652-663.
  • Ramachandran R and Kakar S. Histological patterns in drug-induced liver disease. J Clin Pathol. 2009 Jun;62(6):481-492.
  • Schafer AL, Vittinghoff E, Ramachandran R, Mahmoudi N, Bauer DC. Laboratory reproducibility of biochemical markers of bone turnover in clinical practice. Osteoporosis Int. 2010 Mar;21(3):439-445. (Appeared in Research Highlights of Nature Reviews Endocrinology. 2009 Nov;5:587.)
  • Behrends M, Martinez-Palli G, Niemann CU, Cohen S, Ramachandran R, Hirose R. Acute hyperglycemia worsens hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury in rats. J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Mar;14(3):528-535.
  • Krings G, Ramachandran R, Jain D, Wu TT, Yeh MM, Torbenson M, Kakar S. Immunohistochemical pitfalls and the importance of glypican 3 and arginase in the diagnosis of scirrhous hepatocellular carcinoma Mod Pathol. 2013 Jun;26(6):782-91.

Additional Information

Rageshree Ramachandran, MD, PhD
  • Associate Professor
  • Co-Director, Ground School block, UCSF School of Medicine Bridges curriculum
  • Co-Director, Prepilogue, UCSF School of Medicine Essential Core curriculum
  • Pathology

Specialty Area

  • Surgical Pathology
  • Liver and Gastrointestinal Pathology

Contact Information

Mailing/Shipping Address:

  • UCSF
  • Rageshree Ramachandran, MD, PhD
  • Pathology, Box 0102
  • 513 Parnassus Avenue, Room S-564A
  • San Francisco, CA 94143

Other UCSF Organizational Association(s)

  • UCSF Essential Core Course Committee
  • UCSF Integrated Curriculum Steering Committee
  • UCSF Bridges Design Team Leads

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Moffitt-Long
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