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Sarangarajan Ranganathan, MD

Sarangarajan Ranganathan, MD
Job Title Medical Director of Anatomic Pathology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor B
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5650 Phone
412-692-6550 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1987 Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai, India


1997 Metropolitan Hospital Center/New York Medical College, New York, NY


1998 St. Louis Children's Hospital/Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis, MO


  • Society for Pediatric Pathology,
  • Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathologists
  • Children's Oncology Group, Bone Sarcoma and Rare Tumors Committee
  • Association of Indian Pathologists of North America

Board Certifications

  • MBBS, Mumbai University, India
  • MD Pathology, Mumbai University, India
  • Diplomate of National Board, New Delhi D.N.B. Pathology
  • American Board of Pathology, Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology
  • American Board of Pathology, Pediatric Pathology


  • COG Young Investigator Award, Children's Oncology Group
  • McAdams Short Study Stipend Award, Society for Pediatric Pathology


  • Sarangarajan R, Hill DA, Humphrey PA, Hitchcock MG, Dehner LP, Pfeifer JD. Primitive neuroectodermal tumors of the biliary and gastrointestinal tracts: clinicopathologic and molecular diagnostic study of two cases. Pediatr Dev Pathol 2001; 4: 185-191
  • Ranganathan S, Webber S, Ahuja S, Jaffe R. Hodgkin's-like posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder in children: Does it differ from posttransplant Hodgkin's lymphoma? Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2004; 7 (4): 348-360.
  • Ranganathan S, Tan X, Monga SP. Beta-catenin and Met deregulation in childhood hepatoblastomas. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2005; 8(4): 435-447.
  • Luo JH, Ren B, Keryanov S, Tseng GC, Rao UNM, Monga SP, Strom S, Demetris AJ, Nalesnik M, Yu YP, Ranganathan S, Michalopoulos GK. Transcriptomic and Genomic analysis of hepatocellular carcinomas and hepatoblastomas. Hepatology. 2006; 44: 1012-1024.

    View Dr. Ranganathan's full list of publications from PubMed.

Research Interests

  • Study of hepatoblastomas and liver disease in children – Wnt/beta-catenin pathway
  • COG Pathology Reviewer for Hepatoblastomas and Ewing’s Sarcomas
  • MUC1 expression in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease
  • Study of pediatric tumors including myofibroblastic lesions and germ cell tumors
  • Posttransplant smooth muscle tumors
  • Optimizing outcome after pediatric heart transplantation
  • Molecular markers of nephrotic syndrome


Active Research Projects / Grants

  • A pilot study of low-dose antiangiogenic chemotherapy for Ewing Sarcoma Family of tumers
  • Optimizing outcome after pediatric heart transplantation
Last Update
June 1, 2015
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Last Update
June 1, 2015