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Anand Rajan KD, MBBS

Section Medical Director for Histology and Gross Pathology
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology

Contact Information

Primary Office
5239-D Carver Pavilion (RCP)
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA 52242


MBBS, Bangalore Medical College
MD, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Fellow, Ophthalmic Pathology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Resident, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Jewish Hospital
Fellow, Head and Neck Surgical Pathology, Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Jewish Hospital

Licensure and Certifications

Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology - American Board of Pathology (ABP)


Boukhar, S. A., Gosse, M. D., Bellizzi, A. M. & Rajan Kd, A. (2021). Ki-67 Proliferation Index Assessment in Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors by Digital Image Analysis With Stringent Case and Hotspot Level Concordance Requirements. American journal of clinical pathology. PMID: 33847759.

Samuelson, M. I., Chen, S. J., Boukhar, S. A., Schnieders, E. M., Walhof, M. L., Bellizzi, A. M., Robinson, R. A. & Rajan Kd, A. (2021). Rapid Validation of Whole-Slide Imaging for Primary Histopathology Diagnosis. American journal of clinical pathology. PMID: 33511392.

(2021). The anti-tumor effects of cetuximab in combination with VTX-2337 are T cell dependent. Sci Rep. PMID: 33452311.

Marcus, K. S., Hoffman, H. T. & Rajan Kd, A. (2021). Not All Küttner Tumors Are IgG4-Related Disease (IgG4-RD). Head Neck Pathol. PMID: 33398685.

Krishnan, M. S., Rajan KD, A., Park, J., Arjunan, V., Garcia Marques, F. J., Bermudez, A., Girvan, O. A., Hoang, N. S., Yin, J., Nguyen, M. H., Kothary, N., Pitteri, S., Felsher, D. W. & Dhanasekaran, R. (2020). Genomic analysis of Vascular Invasion in Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Reveals Molecular Drivers and Predictive Biomarkers. Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.). PMID: 33140851.

(2020). Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-Related Carcinoma of the Oropharynx with Squamous Cell and Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma-Like Features: Report of a Case. Head Neck Pathology. PMID: PMID: 33048304.

Dhanasekaran, R., Park, J., Yevtodiyenko, A., Bellovin, D. I., Adam, S. J., KD, A. R., Gabay, M., Fernando, H., Arzeno, J., Arjunan, V., Gryanzov, S. & Felsher, D. W. (2020). MYC ASO Impedes Tumorigenesis and Elicits Oncogene Addiction in Autochthonous Transgenic Mouse Models of HCC and RCC. Molecular Therapy - Nucleic Acids, 21, 850-859. DOI: 10.1016/j.omtn.2020.07.008.

Dhanasekaran, R., Baylot, V., Kim, M., Kuruvilla, S., Bellovin, D. I., Adeniji, N., Rajan Kd, A., Lai, I., Gabay, M., Tong, L., Krishnan, M., Park, J., Hu, T., Barbhuiya, M. A., Gentles, A. J., Kannan, K., Tran, P. T. & Felsher, D. W. (2020). MYC and Twist1 cooperate to drive metastasis by eliciting crosstalk between cancer and innate immunity. eLife, 9. PMID: 31933479.

Rajan, A., Gibson-Korley, K., Choi, A. B., Ofori-Amanfo, G. K., Espinosa-Cotton, M., Sperry, S. & Simons, A. L. (2019). Impact of Nuclear Interleukin-1 Alpha and EGFR Expression on Recurrence and Survival Outcomes in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas. Journal of Oncology. PMID: 31320902.

Durakovic, N., Rajan KD, A. & Ghogomu, N. (2017). Methotrexate-induced EBV-associated lymphoproliferative disorder presenting with an oropharyngeal mass. Human Pathology: Case Reports/Elsevier, 10, 52-55.

Bell, W. R., Singh, K., Rajan Kd, A. & Eberhart, C. G. (2015). Expression of p16 and p53 in Intraepithelial Periocular Sebaceous Carcinoma. Ocular oncology and pathology, 2(2), 71-5. PMID: 27171611.

Wilen, C. B., Szymanski, J. J., Hung, S., Rajan, A., Lavigne, P. M., Char, D. M., Geltman, E. M. & Scott, M. G. (2015). Impact on Patient Management and Outcome of Switching between 2 Contemporary Sensitive Cardiac Troponin Assays. Clinical chemistry, 61(6), 870-6. PMID: 25886769.

Rajan Kd, A., Burris, C., Iliff, N., Grant, M., Eshleman, J. R. & Eberhart, C. G. (2014). DNA mismatch repair defects and microsatellite instability status in periocular sebaceous carcinoma. American journal of ophthalmology, 157(3), 640-7.e1-2. PMID: 24321472.

Rajan KDA, A., Luigi, A., Scott, M. & Schilling, J. (2014). Elevated Troponin-I in Association with Autoimmune Cardiomyopathy: always a marker of cardiac damage?. Experimental and Clinical Cardiology, 8(20), 3741-3744.

Mao, X. G., Hütt-Cabezas, M., Orr, B. A., Weingart, M., Taylor, I., Rajan, A. K., Odia, Y., Kahlert, U., Maciaczyk, J., Nikkhah, G., Eberhart, C. G. & Raabe, E. H. (2013). LIN28A facilitates the transformation of human neural stem cells and promotes glioblastoma tumorigenesis through a pro-invasive genetic program. Oncotarget, 4(7), 1050-64. PMID: 23846349.

Burris, C. K., Rajan, K. D. & Iliff, N. T. (2013). Primary mucinous carcinoma of the periocular region: successful management with local resections over 30 years. BMJ case reports, 2013. PMID: 23417934.

Lim, K. J., Rajan, K. & Eberhart, C. G. (2012). Effects of Zeng Sheng Ping/ACAPHA on malignant brain tumor growth and Notch signaling. Anticancer research, 32(7), 2689-96. PMID: 22753727.

Benjamin, J., Makharia, G., Ahuja, V., Anand Rajan, K. D., Kalaivani, M., Gupta, S. D. & Joshi, Y. K. (2012). Glutamine and whey protein improve intestinal permeability and morphology in patients with Crohn's disease: a randomized controlled trial. Digestive diseases and sciences, 57(4), 1000-12. PMID: 22038507.

Wu-Chen, W. Y., Weng, C. Y., Rajan, K. D., Eberhart, C. & Miller, N. R. (2011). Unusual presentation of primary orbital microcystic adnexal carcinoma. Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, 31(2), 147-50. PMID: 21368669.

Mathan, G., Fatima, G., Saxena, A. K., Chandan, B. K., Jaggi, B. S., Gupta, B. D., Qazi, G. N., Balasundaram, C., Anand Rajan, K. D., Kumar, V. L. & Kumar, V. (2011). Chemoprevention with aqueous extract of Butea monosperma flowers results in normalization of nuclear morphometry and inhibition of a proliferation marker in liver tumors. Phytotherapy research : PTR, 25(3), 324-8. PMID: 20669187.

Singh, K., Rajan, K. D. & Eberhart, C. (2010). Orbital necrobiotic xanthogranuloma associated with systemic IgG4 disease. Ocular immunology and inflammation, 18(5), 373-8. PMID: 20716008.

Zhang, C., Phamonvaechavan, P., Rajan, A., Poon, D. Y., Topcu-Yilmaz, P. & Guyton, D. L. (2010). Concentration-dependent bupivacaine myotoxicity in rabbit extraocular muscle. Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 14(4), 323-7. PMID: 20736123.

Anand Rajan, K. D., Subbarao, K. C., Agarwala, S. & Gupta, S. D. (2010). Mediastinal liposarcoma of mixed type in childhood: a report of a case with unusual histologic features. Indian journal of pathology & microbiology, 53(3), 525-8. PMID: 20699516.

Kriplani, A., Savithrisowmya, S., Agarwal, N., Garg, P., Maheswari, D., Ammini, A. C. & Rajan, K. D. (2009). A rare case of large epididymal cyst in androgen insensitivity syndrome removed laparoscopically. Journal of minimally invasive gynecology, 16(4), 504-6. PMID: 19573832.

Haresh, K. P., Prabhakar, R., Anand Rajan, K. D., Sharma, D. N., Julka, P. K. & Rath, G. K. (2009). A rare case of paraganglioma of the sella with bone metastases. Pituitary, 12(3), 276-9. PMID: 18320326.

Ganesan, P., Thulkar, S., Rajan, A. & Bakhshi, S. (2008). Solid variant of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma mimicking non-Hodgkin lymphoma: case report and review of literature. Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology, 30(10), 772-4. PMID: 19011478.

Madan, K., Batra, Y., Gupta, S. D., Chander, B., Rajan, K. D., Tewatia, M. S., Panda, S. K. & Acharya, S. K. (2006). Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease may not be a severe disease at presentation among Asian Indians. World journal of gastroenterology, 12(21), 3400-5. PMID: 16733858.

Madan, K., Batra, Y., Gupta, D. S., Chander, B., Anand Rajan, K. D., Singh, R., Panda, S. K. & Acharya, S. K. (2005). Vitamin E-based therapy is effective in ameliorating transaminasemia in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Indian journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology, 24(6), 251-5. PMID: 16424622.