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Charuhas Deshpande, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Dr. Deshpande is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Charuhas Deshpande

My areas of clinical expertise:

Pulmonary and Mediastinal Pathology,

Cardiovascular Pathology,

Genitourinary Pathology

Clinical Specialties


  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Pathology - Anatomic Pathology, 2008

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Mumbai (formerly Bombay)
Residency: K B Bhabha Municipal Hospital
Residency: Seth G.S. Medical College
Residency: Tata Memorial Hospital
Fellowship: Tata Memorial Hospital
Residency: The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center
Residency: Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


American Society of Clinical Pathologists, National College of American Pathologists, National International Association for Study of Lung Cancer, International Pulmonary Pathology Society, National United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Deshpande is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of lung, pleura and thymus.

Selected Publications:

Bauml JM, Mick R, Ciunci C, Aggarwal C, Davis C, Evans T, Deshpande C, Miller L, Patel P, Alley E, Knepley C, Mutale F, Cohen RB, Langer CJ.: Pembrolizumab After Completion of Locally Ablative Therapy for Oligometastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Phase 2 Trial. JAMA Oncology Epub ahead of print : 2019.

Walter DM, Yates TJ, Ruiz-Torres M, Kim-Kiselak C, Gudiel AA, Deshpande C, Wang WZ, Cicchini M, Stokes KL, Tobias JW, Buza E, Feldser DM.: RB constrains lineage fidelity and multiple stages of tumour progression and metastasis. Nature 569 (7756): 423-427,2019.

Predina JD, Keating J, Newton A, Corbett C, Xia L, Shin M, Frenzel Sulyok L, Deshpande C, Litzky L, Nie S, Kucharczuk JC, Singhal S.: A clinical trial of intraoperative near-infrared imaging to assess tumor extent and identify residual disease during anterior mediastinal tumor resection. Cancer 125 (5): 807-817,2019.

Predina JD, Newton A, Corbett C, Xia L, Sulyok LF, Shin M, Deshpande C, Litzky L, Barbosa E, Low PS, Kucharczuk JC, Singhal S: Localization of Pulmonary Ground-Glass Opacities with Folate Receptor-Targeted Intraoperative Molecular Imaging. J Thorac Oncol. 13 (7): 1028-1036,2018.

Jenkins TM, Morrissette JJD, Kucharczuk JC, Deshpande CG.: ROS1 Rearrangement in a Case of Classic Biphasic Pulmonary Blastoma. Int J Surg Pathol. 26 (4): 360-363,2018.

Reza N, Chowns JL, Merrill SL, Marzolf A, Zado ES, Palmer MB, Deshpande C, Pryma DA, Rame JE, Marchlinski FE, Owens AT.: Frameshifts in Code and in Care: The Importance of Timely Genetic Evaluation. Circ Genom Precis Med. 11 (5): 2018.

Predina JD, Newton AD, Xia L, Corbett C, Connolly C, Shin M, Sulyok LF, Litzky L, Deshpande C, Nie S, Kularatne SA, Low PS, Singhal S.: An open label trial of folate receptor-targeted intraoperative molecular imaging to localize pulmonary squamous cell carcinomas. Oncotarget 9 (17): 13517-13529,2018.

Predina JD, Newton AD, Keating J, Dunbar A, Connolly C, Baldassari M, Mizelle J, Xia L, Deshpande C, Kucharczuk J, Low PS, Singhal S.: A Phase I Clinical Trial of Targeted Intraoperative Molecular Imaging for Pulmonary Adenocarcinomas. Ann Thorac Surg. 105 (3): 901-908,2018.

Predina JD, Newton AD, Connolly C, Dunbar A, Baldassari M, Deshpande C, Cantu E 3rd, Stadanlick J, Kularatne SA, Low PS, Singhal S.: Identification of a Folate Receptor-Targeted Near-Infrared Molecular Contrast Agent to Localize Pulmonary Adenocarcinomas. Mol Ther. 26 (2): 390-403,2018.

Predina JD, Newton A, Deshpande C, Low P, Singhal S.: Utilization of targeted near-infrared molecular imaging to improve pulmonary metastasectomy of osteosarcomas. J Biomed Opt. 23 (1): 1-4,2018.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
3400 Spruce Street, Founders - 6.039

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Phone: (215) 615-6523
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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