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Sanjay Kakar, M.D.

Pathologist

Additional Languages

Hindi
Punjabi

Education

Christian School of Medicine 1992

Residencies

University of Illinois, Chicago, Pathology 2000
Mayo Clinic, Pathology 2002

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Evason KJ, Francisco MT, Juric V, Balakrishnan S, Lopez Pazmino Mdel P, Gordan JD, Kakar S, Spitsbergen J, Goga A, Stainier DY. Identification of Chemical Inhibitors of -Catenin-Driven Liver Tumorigenesis in Zebrafish. PLoS Genet. 2015 Jul; 11(7):e1005305.
  2. Shahid M, Mubeen A, Tse J, Kakar S, Bateman AC, Borger D, Rivera MN, Ting DT, Deshpande V. Branched chain in situ hybridization for albumin as a marker of hepatocellular differentiation: evaluation of manual and automated in situ hybridization platforms. Am J Surg Pathol. 2015 Jan; 39(1):25-34.
  3. Kakar S, Torbenson M, Jain D, Wu TT, Yeh M, Ferrell LD. Immunohistochemical pitfalls in the diagnosis of hepatocellular adenomas and focal nodular hyperplasia: accurate understanding of diverse staining patterns is essential for diagnosis and risk assessment. Mod Pathol. 2015 Jan; 28(1):159-60.
  4. Balabaud C, Bioulac-Sage P, Ferrell L, Kakar S, Paradis V, Quaglia A, Sempoux C, Thung S, Zucman-Rossi J. Well-differentiated hepatocellular neoplasm of uncertain malignant potential. Hum Pathol. 2015 Apr; 46(4):634-5.
  5. Bautista MC, Jiang SF, Armstrong MA, Kakar S, Postlethwaite D, Li D. Significant Racial Disparities Exist in Noncardia Gastric Cancer Outcomes Among Kaiser Permanente's Patient Population. Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Apr; 60(4):984-95.
  6. Bartley AN, Christ J, Fitzgibbons PL, Hamilton SR, Kakar S, Shah MA, Tang LH, Troxell ML. Template for Reporting Results of HER2 (ERBB2) Biomarker Testing of Specimens From Patients With Adenocarcinoma of the Stomach or Esophagogastric Junction. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2015 May; 139(5):618-20.
  7. Kakar S, Grenert JP, Paradis V, Pote N, Jakate S, Ferrell LD. Hepatocellular carcinoma arising in adenoma: similar immunohistochemical and cytogenetic features in adenoma and hepatocellular carcinoma portions of the tumor. Mod Pathol. 2014 Nov; 27(11):1499-509.
  8. Shafizadeh N, Genrich G, Ferrell L, Kakar S. Hepatocellular adenomas in a large community population, 2000 to 2010: reclassification per current World Health Organization classification and results of long-term follow-up. Hum Pathol. 2014 May; 45(5):976-83.
  9. Kakar S, Evason KJ, Ferrell LD. Well-differentiated hepatocellular neoplasm of uncertain malignant potential: proposal for a new diagnostic category--reply. Hum Pathol. 2014 Mar; 45(3):660-1.
  10. Batts KP, Ketover S, Kakar S, Krasinskas AM, Mitchell KA, Wilcox R, Westerhoff M, Rank J, Gibson J, Mattia AR, Cummings OW, Davison JM, Naini BV, Dry SM, Yantiss RK. Appropriate use of special stains for identifying Helicobacter pylori: Recommendations from the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society. Am J Surg Pathol. 2013 Nov; 37(11):e12-22.
  11. Joseph NM, Ferrell LD, Jain D, Torbenson MS, Wu TT, Yeh MM, Kakar S. Diagnostic utility and limitations of glutamine synthetase and serum amyloid-associated protein immunohistochemistry in the distinction of focal nodular hyperplasia and inflammatory hepatocellular adenoma. Mod Pathol. 2014 Jan; 27(1):62-72.
  12. Krings G, Ramachandran R, Jain D, Wu TT, Yeh MM, Torbenson M, Kakar S. Immunohistochemical pitfalls and the importance of glypican 3 and arginase in the diagnosis of scirrhous hepatocellular carcinoma. Mod Pathol. 2013 Jun; 26(6):782-91.
  13. Varenika V, Fu Y, Maher JJ, Gao D, Kakar S, Cabarrus MC, Yeh BM. Hepatic fibrosis: evaluation with semiquantitative contrast-enhanced CT. Radiology. 2013 Jan; 266(1):151-8.
  14. Evason KJ, Grenert JP, Ferrell LD, Kakar S. Atypical hepatocellular adenoma-like neoplasms with -catenin activation show cytogenetic alterations similar to well-differentiated hepatocellular carcinomas. Hum Pathol. 2013 May; 44(5):750-8.
  15. Singhi AD, Jain D, Kakar S, Wu TT, Yeh MM, Torbenson M. Reticulin loss in benign fatty liver: an important diagnostic pitfall when considering a diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 2012 May; 36(5):710-5.
  16. Kakar S, Deng G, Smyrk TC, Cun L, Sahai V, Kim YS. Loss of heterozygosity, aberrant methylation, BRAF mutation and KRAS mutation in colorectal signet ring cell carcinoma. Mod Pathol. 2012 Jul; 25(7):1040-7.
  17. Shafizadeh N, Kakar S. Diagnosis of well-differentiated hepatocellular lesions: role of immunohistochemistry and other ancillary techniques. Adv Anat Pathol. 2011 Nov; 18(6):438-45.
  18. Na B, Huang Z, Wang Q, Qi Z, Tian Y, Lu CC, Yu J, Hanes MA, Kakar S, Huang EJ, Ou JH, Liu L, Yen TS. Transgenic expression of entire hepatitis B virus in mice induces hepatocarcinogenesis independent of chronic liver injury. PLoS One. 2011; 6(10):e26240.
  19. Suh SO, Chen Y, Zaman MS, Hirata H, Yamamura S, Shahryari V, Liu J, Tabatabai ZL, Kakar S, Deng G, Tanaka Y, Dahiya R. MicroRNA-145 is regulated by DNA methylation and p53 gene mutation in prostate cancer. Carcinogenesis. 2011 May; 32(5):772-8.
  20. Washington MK, Berlin J, Branton PA, Burgart LJ, Carter DK, Compton CC, Fitzgibbons PL, Frankel WL, Jessup JM, Kakar S, Minsky B, Nakhleh RE, Vauthey JN. Protocol for the examination of specimens from patients with carcinoma of the perihilar bile ducts. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2010 Apr; 134(4):e19-24.

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