Veena Rajaram, MD $$

Pediatric Pathologist

Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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UT Southwestern Pediatric Group


Before joining Children's Health℠, Dr. Veena Rajaram spent eight years as an assistant professor at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and worked as a staff pathologist at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (Children’s Memorial Hospital) in Chicago, practicing pediatric and neuropathology with a primary focus on pediatric neuropathology.

Dr. Rajaram’s clinical focus is on pediatric neuropathology with a research interest in pediatric brain tumors and CNS developmental malformations.

Education and Training

Medical School
Maharaja Krishna Chandra Gajapati Medical College (1987)
Maharaja Krishna Chandra Gajapati Medical College (1988), Rotating
Washington University (2000), Pathology
Winthrop University Hospital (1998), Pathology
Washington University (2004), Pathology
Washington University School of Medicine (2002), Pediatric Pathology
Washington University (2001), Pathology
Board Certification
American Board of Pathology/Anatomic Pathology
  • Research Interests

    • Malformations of the central nervous system
    • Embryonal and pediatric brain tumors
  • Publications

    • Cytopathology of the central nervous system in Diagnostic Pediatric Cytopathology and Histopathologic Correlation. Rajaram V (2016), Cambridge CB2 8BS, United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press
    • Brain and Spinal cord in Color Atlas of Fetal and Neonatal Histology. Rajaram V (2011), New York, Springer
    • Targeted MAPK Pathway Inhibitors in Patients With Disseminated Pilocytic Astrocytomas. Drobysheva A, Klesse LJ, Bowers DC, Rajaram V, Rakheja D, Timmons CF, Wang J, Koral K, Gargan L, Ramos E, Park JY Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN 2017 Aug 15 8 978-982
  • Professional Activities

    • Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (2006-2012), Pathology reviewer
    • American Association of Neuropathologists (2003), Member
    • Children's Oncology Group (2008), Associate member
    • Society for Pediatric Pathology (2002), Member
    • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (1999), Member
    • American Society for Clinical Pathology (1997-2005), Member
    • College of American Pathology (1997), Member

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