Vinod Shidham

Vinod Shidham

Vinod Shidham

Office Address

Deparment of Pathology
Karmanos Cancer Center & Detroit Medical Center
Old Hutzel Hospital (Dept of Cytology - Ground Floor)
4707 St. Antoine Blvd
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 993 0699

Administrative Contact

Kathy Rost
Phone: 313-745-0831
Fax: 313-745-7158

Position Title

Executive editor & coeditor-in-chief: CytoJournal (
Vice Chair- AP & Professor
Cytopathology Fellowship Program Director


Dr. Shidham is a certified Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist and Cytopathologist by American Board of Pathology. Dr. Shidham signs out Cytopathology with focus on FNA in general and EUS-FNA of pancreas. He participates in all gastrointestinal (GI) pathology activities including signing out GI pathology cases and GI pathology consults as well as in various GI conferences.

Clinical and Diagnostic/Consultative Expertise
Cytopathology, fine needle aspiration biopsy, FNA, molecular cytopathology, surgical pathology, gastrointestinal pathology, soft tissue tumors.

Education Training

MBBS (1976)
Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Nagpur University
Nagpur, India

MD, Pathology (1979)
Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Nagpur University
Nagpur, India

Residency (1994-1997)
Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine
MCP-Hahnemann University Hospitals
Philadelphia, PA

Cytopathology Fellowship (1997-1998)
Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine
MCP-Hahnemann University Hospitals
Philadelphia, PA

Medical Education Responsibilities

Mentor (MS3) / Mock interviews (MS4)

Program Director, Cytopathology Fellowship

Medical Director, Cytotechnology School

Areas of Interest

Cytopathology of serous cavity fluid cytopathology
Pulmonary cytopathology
EUS-FNA of pancreas
Intraoperative cytopathology
Emerging technologies in cytopathology
Molecular cytopathology

Research Interests

Fine needle aspiration biopsy, intraoperative cytopathology and consultation, cell blocks in cytopathology, gastrointestinal pathology, immunocyto-histochemistry, melanoma sentinel lymph nodes, molecular cytopathology, telepathology.


List of a few in addition to many Abstracts/Posters/Platforms/Invited-guest lectures/workshops

Books and Book Chapters:

1. Shidham V.B. and Atkinson BF, 2007, Editors and contributors ‘Cytopathologic Diagnosis of Serous Fluids’ Multiauthor book with 15 chapters, Elsevier (W. B. Saunders Company) First edition, (ISBN-13:9781416001454)

2. Shidham V.B., 2004, Respiratory Cytology. In Atkinson BF, ed. Atkinson Atlas of Diagnostic Cytopathology. Philadelphia, PA: W. B. Saunders Company. Second edition, Chapter 7, p273-356.

3. Shidham V.B., Falzon M, 2010, Serous effusions: reactive, benign and malignant. In Gray & Kocjan, ed. Diagnostic Cytopathology, Elsevier, 3rd edition, Chapter 3.

4. Staerkel GA, Ljung B-M, Shidham V.B., Frable WJ, Rosai J, 2007, Anaplastic carcinoma. In Cibas & Ali, ed. The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology: Definitions, Criteria, and Explanatory Notes. Based on NCI Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration State of the Science Conference, Chapter 11.

Online Book Chapters:

1. Shidham VB, Acker SM, Vesole DH, Hackbarth DA. Benign and malignant soft tissue tumors, In. Orthopedic Surgery, eMedicine from WebMD. Updated Dec 12, 2006. Available at:

2. Wenner KA, Sloan SB, Shidham VB, Acker SM. Atypical Mole (Dysplastic Nevus). eMedicine from WebMD. Updated October 21, 2009. Available at:

3. Rao N, Rao R, Panikkar V, Shidham V. Chordoma. In. Orthopedic Surgery, eMedicine from WebMD. Updated June 3, 2008. Available at:

4. Rao N, Hackbarth DA, Panikkar V, Shidham VB. Postradiation Sarcoma, In. Orthopedic Surgery, eMedicine from WebMD. Updated Jul 14, 2009. Available at:

5. Jhala N, Hackbarth DA, Shidham VB. Telangiectatic Osteogenic Sarcoma. In. Orthopedic Surgery, eMedicine from WebMD. Updated Jan 18, 2008. Available at:

6. Osipov VO,Shidham VB, Chavan A, Rao N. Granular Cell Tumors. In. Oncology, eMedicine from WebMD. Updated Aug 15, 2008. Available at:

Other publications (Reviews, research articles etc):

Review articles

1. Shidham V and Shidham G.Staining method for the differential diagnosis of gouty tophus, pseudogout, and tumoral calcinosis. (Invited review article).

2. LabMedica International18(4):14-16;2001 Internationally distributed journal, published in cooperation with International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC).

3. Chang CC, Shidham VB. Molecular Genetics of Pediatric Soft Tissue Tumors: Clinical Application. The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics  2003;5:143–154 (Invited review article).

4. Shidham VB, Chang CC, Komorowski R. ‘MCW melanoma cocktail’ for evaluation of metastases in sentinel lymph nodes of cutaneous melanoma (Invited review article). Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics 2005; 5(3):281-290.

5. Shidham VB. Serous Fluid Cytopathology (Suggestions for simplifying effusion fluid interpretation using cytopathologic evaluation are detailed). ADVANCE for Administrators of the Laboratory. Jan 2012 (Vol. 21 • Issue 1 • Page 32).

6. Shidham VB, Pitman MB, DeMay RM. How to write an article: Preparing a publishable manuscript!. CytoJournal [serial online] 2012 [cited 2012 Feb 1];9:1. Free full text available at: 

Research articles

Shidham VB, Komorowski R, Macias V, Kaul S, Dawson G, Dzwierzynski WW. Optimization of an immunostaining protocol for the rapid intraoperative evaluation of melanoma sentinel lymph node imprint smears with the 'MCW melanoma cocktail' Cytojournal. 2004 Aug 6;1(1):2.
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Sheehan AM, McGregor DK, Patel A, Shidham V, Fan CY, Chang CC. Expression of human 8-oxoguanine DNA glycosylase (hOGG1) in follicular lymphoma.
Modern Pathology. 2005 Nov;18(11):1512-1518.
CytoJournal 2006, 3:14 doi:10.1186/1742-6413-3-14
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Shidham VB, Komorowski R, Neuberg M, Walker A, Campbell BH, Chang C, Dzwierzynski WW. Prevention of an additional surgery for regional lymphadenectomy in melanoma: Rapid intraoperative immunostaining of sentinel lymph node imprint smears.
Diagnostic Pathology 2006, 1:32 doi:10.1186/1746-1596-1-32
Shidham VB, Komorowski RA, Machhi JK. Androgen receptor expression in metastatic adenocarcinoma in females favors a breast primary.
Diagnostic Pathology 2006, 1:34 doi:10.1186/1746-1596-1-34
Chivukula M, Austin RM, Shidham VB. Evaluation and significance of hyperchromatic crowded groups (HCG) in liquid-based paps.
CytoJournal 2007,4:2 ( 22 January, 2007) doi:10.1186/1742-6413-4-2
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Shidham VB, Pandit AW, Rao RN, Basir Z, Shidham A. Tissue Harvester with Functional Valve (THFV): Shidham’s device for reproducibly higher specimen yield by fine needle aspiration biopsy with easy to perform steps
BMC Clinical Pathology 2007, 7:2
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Shidham VB, Kumar N, Narayan R, Brotzman GL. Should LSIL with ASC-H (LSIL-H) in cervical smears be an independent category? A study on SurePathTM specimens with review of literature.
CytoJournal 2007,4:7
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Rao RD, Bagaria V, Gourab K, Haworth ST, Shidham VB, Cooley BC. Autograft containment in posterolateral spine fusion.
Spine J 2008 Jul-Aug;8(4):563-569
Rao RD, Gourab K, Bagaria VB, Shidham VB, Metkar U, Cooley BC. The Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma and Bone Marrow on Murine Posterolateral Lumbar Spine Arthrodesis with Bone Morphogenetic Protein.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009;91:1199-1206. doi:10.2106/JBJS.G.01375
Austin RM, Benstein B, Bentz J, Bigner S, Freund GG, Rocco GL, Ramzy I, Savaloja L, Shidham VB. Market survey predictions on the future of US Pap testing.
CytoJournal 2009, 6:17 (18 September 2009)
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Varsegi G.M., Shidham V. (2009). Cell Block Preparation from Cytology Specimen with Predominance of Individually Scattered Cells.
J Vis Exp. (JoVE- Journal of Visualized Experiments) 2009 Jul 21;(29). pii: 1316.
JoVE. 29.
doi: 10.3791/1316. PMID: 19623160
Video article is available FREE on web as open access at-
Shidham V.B., Varsegi G.M., D’Amore K., Shidham A. (2009). Preparation and Using Phantom Lesions to Practice Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsies.
J Vis Exp. (JoVE- Journal of Visualized Experiments)
JoVE. 31., doi: 10.3791/1404
Video article is available FREE on web as open access at-
Shidham V.B., Varsegi G, D’Amore K. Two-color immunocytochemistry for evaluation of effusion fluids for metastatic adenocarcinoma.
CytoJournal 2010 Feb 10;7:1
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Shidham V.B., Hunt B., Jardeh S.S., Barboi A.C., Devata S., Hari P. (2010). Performing and Processing FNA of Anterior Fat Pad for Amyloid.
J Vis Exp. (JoVE- Journal of Visualized Experiments)
JoVE. 44., doi: 10.3791/1747
Video article is available FREE on web as open access at-
Shidham VB, Mehrotra R, Varsegi G, D'Amore KL, Hunt B, Narayan R. p16 INK4a immunocytochemistry on cell blocks as an adjunct to cervical cytology: Potential reflex testing on specially prepared cell blocks from residual liquid-based cytology specimens.
CytoJournal 2011;8:1.
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Devata S, Hari P, Markelova N, Li R, Komorowski R, Shidham VB. Detection of amyloid in abdominal fat pad aspirates in early amyloidosis: Role of electron microscopy and Congo red stained cell block sections.
CytoJournal 2011;8:11.
Available FREE on web as open access at-
Archuletta PA, Gidwani R, Husain M, Johnson T, Shidham V, Alzohaili O, Bandyopadhyay S, Feng J, Shi D, Geng L, Tranchida P, Giorgadze T. The Bethesda System thyroid diagnostic categories in the African-American population in conjunction with surgical pathology follow-up.
CytoJournal 2012;9:7.
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