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Chunyu Cai, MD $$


Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Languages Spoken:
English Mandarin
UT Southwestern Pediatric Group


Chunyu Cai, M.D., Ph.D., is a pathologist at Children’s Health.  He is also an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology at UT Southwestern. Dr. Cai received his medical degree at the Beijing Medical University, and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Connecticut Health Center followed by a residency at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

Dr. Cai’s clinical interests include brain tumors, diagnostic neuropathology, and peripheral muscle and nerve diseases.

Dr. Cai has research interests in meningioma and peripheral muscle and nerve diseases and has published multiple articles on these topics. He was awarded the Keifer Graduate Research Award, Wesleyan University, and he is member of American Association of Neuropathologists (AANP), and a member of United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP).

Education and Training

Medical School
Beijing Medical University (2001)
Washington University (2014), Pathology
Washington University (2015), Pathology
Graduate School
Wesleyan University (2008)
Board Certification
American Board of Pathology/Anatomic Pathology
  • Research Interests

    • Tumor ischemia and radio-resistance
    • Neuromuscular disease
    • Meningioma
    • Immunohistochemistry
  • Publications

    • Preoperative imaging of glioblastoma patients using hyperpolarized 13C pyruvate: Potential role in clinical decision making. Chen J, Patel TR, Pinho MC, Choi C, Harrison CE, Baxter JD, Derner K, Pena S, Liticker J, Raza J, Hall RG, Reed GD, Cai C, Hatanpaa KJ, Bankson JA, Bachoo RM, Malloy CR, Mickey BE, Park JM, Neuro-oncology advances 2021 Jan-Dec 3 1 vdab092
    • SWI/SNF deficient central nervous system neoplasms. Cai C, Seminars in diagnostic pathology 2021 May 38 3 167-174
    • The nuclear envelope protein Net39 is essential for muscle nuclear integrity and chromatin organization. Ramirez-Martinez A, Zhang Y, Chen K, Kim J, Cenik BK, McAnally JR, Cai C, Shelton JM, Huang J, Brennan A, Evers BM, Mammen PPA, Xu L, Bassel-Duby R, Liu N, Olson EN, Nature communications 2021 01 12 1 690
    • The efficacy of immunohistochemistry in the diagnosis of molecular genetic alterations in central nervous system gliomas: Next-generation sequencing of 212 mutations in 112 patients. Daoud EV, Chkheidze R, Yell PC, Hatanpaa KJ, Raisanen JM, Cai C, Clinical neuropathology 2021 Oct
  • Professional Activities

    • American Board of Pathology (ABP) (2014)
    • Chinese American Pathologists Association (CAPA) (2018)
    • Texas Medical Association (2017)
    • College of American Pathologists (CAP) (2015)
    • Member of United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) (2014)
    • Member of American Association of Neuropathologists (AANP) (2014)
  • Awards and Honors

    • Leadership Emerging in Academic Department (LEAD), Junior Faculty LEAD Program for Physician &Scientists
    • Keifer Graduate Research Award, Wesleyan University
    • Outstanding Student Award, Beijing Medical University

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