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Varsha Manucha, MD


Varsha Manucha, MD


Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Residency Program Director

Email: varsha.manucha@tuhs.temple.edu




Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Educational Background:


MD, Lady Harding Medical College, New Delhi, India, 1996


Internship, Lady Harding Medical College, New Delhi, India, 1997


Residency, University College of Medical Science, New Delhi, India, 1997-2000


Residency, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2003-2005


Fellowship, Surgical Pathology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, 2005-2006


Fellowship, Cytopathology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, 2006-2007


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CLINICAL Interests:

  • Breast pathology
  • Cytopathology

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board certification(s):

  • American Board of Pathology - Anatomic Pathology, 2006
  • American Board of Pathology - Cytopathology, 2007

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professional affiliations:


  • Fellow, College of American Pathologists

  • Fellow, American Society of Clinical Pathologists

  • Life member, Indian Academy of Pathologists and Microbiologists

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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

24477939. Wang C, Durra HY, Huang Y, Manucha V, Interobserver reproducibility study of the histological patterns of primary lung adenocarcinoma with emphasis on a more complex glandular pattern distinct from the typical acinar pattern. Int J Surg Pathol 22:2(149-55)2014 Apr

24377162. Sethi S, Manucha V, Jain D, Chopra P, Jindal P, Neuromuscular and vascular hamartoma of small bowel with prominent inflammatory changes. Trop Gastroenterol 34:2(109-12)2013 Apr-Jun

23897742. Saeed-Vafa D, Huang Y, Manucha V, Should cervical cancer screening begin at age 21 for everyone? A quantitative analysis in a high-risk, low-income, African American/Hispanic young-adult population. Diagn Cytopathol 42:3(205-12)2014 Mar

22846184. Manucha V, Wang C, Huang Y, Non-small-cell lung carcinoma subtyping on cytology without the use of immunohistochemistry - can we meet the challenge? Acta Cytol 56:4(413-8)2012

22805173. Wang C, Manucha V, Faro S, Weaver M, Mukherjee AL, Fourth ventricular solitary fibrous tumor: a case report and review of the literature. J Med Case Rep 6:(205)2012 Jul 17

22378087. Ren S, Huang Y, Shah P, Manucha V, Metastatic squamous cell carcinoma in cerebrospinal fluid: why a rare diagnosis on cytology? Acta Cytol 56:2(209-13)2012

21546746. Saeed-Vafa D, Myers E, Huang Y, Ferriss JS, Manucha V, Localized cavernous hemangioma of the uterus involving adenomyotic foci. J Cancer Res Ther 7:1(69-71)2011 Jan-Mar

21538959. Manucha V, Kaur G, Verma K, Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) of mediastinal lymph nodes: experience from region with high prevalence of tuberculosis. Diagn Cytopathol 41:12(1019-22)2013 Dec

21326816. Manucha V, Khilko N, Reilly K, Zhang X, Invasive pleomorphic lobular carcinoma, negative for ER, PR and Her/2neu--a case report. Int J Clin Exp Pathol 4:2(200-5)2011 Jan 30

21053599. Kaur G, Manucha V, Verma K, Cryptococcal osteomyelitis of the rib diagnosed on fine needle aspiration cytology. Acta Cytol 54:5 Suppl(1056-7)2010 Sep-Oct

20968171. Manucha V, Arora B, Kaur G, Verma K, Hepatocellular carcinoma presenting with spinal cord compression and diagnosed on fine needle aspiration. Acta Cytol 54:5(747-50)2010 Sep-Oct

20551531. Kaur G, Manucha V, Verma K, Gastrointestinal stromal tumors: Cytomorphologic spectrum in fine needle aspiration smears. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 53:2(271-5)2010 Apr-Jun

20300423. Siraj F, Manucha V, Pharyngeal histoplasmosis presenting as a tumor mass in an immunocompetent host. J Glob Infect Dis 2:1(70-1)2010 Jan

19806643. Peng HQ, Halsey K, Sun CC, Manucha V, Nugent S, Rodgers WH, Suntharalingam M, Greenwald BD, Clinical utility of postchemoradiation endoscopic brush cytology and biopsy in predicting residual esophageal adenocarcinoma. Cancer 117:6(463-72)2009 Dec 25

19416311. Sarin H, Manucha V, Verma K, Extramedullary plasmacytoma, a report of five cases diagnosed by FNAC. Cytopathology 20:5(328-31)2009 Oct

19068677. Manucha V, Sun CC, Cytologic findings and differential diagnosis in hepatic Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma: a case report. Acta Cytol 52:6(713-7)2008 Nov-Dec

18788859. Manucha V, Ioffe OB, Metastasizing pleomorphic adenoma of the salivary gland. Arch Pathol Lab Med 132:9(1445-7)2008 Sep

18540300. Manucha V, Zhao F, Rodgers W, Atypical lymphoid cells in cerebrospinal fluid in acute Epstein Barr virus infection: a case report demonstrating a pitfall in cerebrospinal fluid cytology. Acta Cytol 52:3(334-6)2008 May-Jun

17718124. Kotru M, Manucha V, Singh UR, Cytologic and histologic features of primary mucinous adenocarcinoma of skin in the axilla: a case report. Acta Cytol 51:4(571-4)2007 Jul-Aug

17172497. Irie J, Manucha V, Ioffe OB, Silverberg SG, Artefact as the pathologist's friend: peritumoral retraction in in situ and infiltrating duct carcinoma of the breast. Int J Surg Pathol 15:1(53-9)2007 Jan

16959712. Manucha V, Castellani R, Sun CC, Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma of the paranasal sinuses in a 57-year-old woman with 1:16 translocation. Int J Surg Pathol 14:3(238-42)2006 Jul

16758680. Kotru M, Manucha V, Singh UR, Unicystic granulosa cell tumor: a case report. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 48:2(238-40)2005 Apr

16196530. Manucha V, Joseph L, A 20-year-old woman with a well-circumscribed lump in the left breast. Arch Pathol Lab Med 129:10(1345-6)2005 Oct

15628922. Manucha V, Andrews CW Jr, Pathologic quiz case: a 38-year-old woman with a flesh-colored forehead nodule. Pleomorphic fibroma. Arch Pathol Lab Med 129:1(e21-2)2005 Jan

15176024. Singh N, Manucha V, Bhattacharya SN, Arora VK, Bhatia A, Pitfalls in the cytological classification of borderline leprosy in the Ridley-Jopling scale. Diagn Cytopathol 30:6(386-8)2004 Jun

14674069. Mishra K, Manucha V, Sengupta R, Singh K, Aggarwal N, Cytomorphology and histomorphology after thermal endometrial ablation. Early changes. Acta Cytol 47:6(1001-7)2003 Nov-Dec

12951685. Manucha V, Arora VK, Singh N, Bhatia A, Aspiration cytology diagnosis of a primary amyloid tumor of thoracic vertebra: a case report. Diagn Cytopathol 29:3(160-2)2003 Sep

12562005. Manucha V, Rusia U, Sikka M, Faridi MM, Madan N, Haematological findings in neonates with sepsis. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 44:1(73)2001 Jan

12354261. Manucha V, Rusia U, Sikka M, Faridi MM, Madan N, Utility of haematological parameters and C-reactive protein in the detection of neonatal sepsis. J Paediatr Child Health 38:5(459-64)2002 Oct

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