Dr Vandita Singh


Dr. Vandita Yogendra Singh


MBBS, MD Pathology, Post Doctoral Fellow Neuropathology

Present Designation: Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine AIIMS Rajkot

Department: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, AIIMS Rajkot


  • MBBS- B. J. Medical College and Sassoon General Hospitals ,Pune University
  • MD Pathology- LTMMC and Sion Hospital, Mumbai University
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship Neuropathology (2 year)-CMC Vellore

Experience: at Departments of Pathology at following institutes: AIIMS Raipur, AIIMS Patna, Christian Medical College Vellore, Tata Memorial Hospital Mumbai

  • As per mandate at INI new AIIMS contributed towards establishing the academic , diagnostic and research goals as part of the pioneering teams at AIIMS Patna (2013), AIIMS Raipur (2016) and now at AIIMS Rajkot (2023).
  • Academics: Have served at different times at the new AIIMS as Pathology teaching co-ordinator for MBBS students, MD students and BSc Nursing students. Served as member of committee looking into framing the proposed MSc course curriculum (at AIIMS Raipur). Guided theses of several MD Pathology students (thesis) and also served as co-guide to theses of post graduates of other specialities. Served as internal and external examiner for MBBS and MD Pathology. Have had the opportunity to be the clinicopathological teaching co-ordinator for various
  • Research: Served as member of AIIMS Raipur Genetics Committee formulating the molecular diagnostic goals for the integrated common molecular genetics facility. Served as RNTCP committee member at AIIMS Raipur. Completed 10 intramural funded projects and 2 extramural projects
  • Diagnostics: In Charge of National Cancer Grid EQAS programme (immunohistochemistry) for the Department of Pathology AIIMS Raipur co-ordinating with TMH Mumbai.
  • Collaborative inter-disciplinary work: Served as primary representative from Department of Pathology for collaborating with IIT Bhilai in the area of Artificial intelligence .
  • EXPERTISE IN: All aspects of histopathology, frozen section pathology, cytopathology, hematopathology, clinical pathology reporting. -Specialised training in Oncopathology from Tata Memorial Hospital Mumbai . Post Doctoral Fellowship in Neuropathology from Christian Medical College Vellore. Well versed in immunohistochemistry (IHC), enzyme histochemistry, immunofluorescent stains, electron microscopy and all routine and special stains. Molecular Pathology Experience of interpretation of Fluorescent in situ hybridisation (FISH) and PCR. Trained in molecular genetics (diagnostics) from ACTREC, TMC Mumbai - hands-on training in NGS, sequencing, MLPA, PCR.

Areas of expertise: CNS tumour pathology, general oncopathology, Computational pathology (Artificial intelligence), molecular pathology.

Publications:  Total 20, 4 international+ 16 National

Reviewer for 2 open access journals- Cureus and IJPO

Presentations at conferences:

  1. Speaker at Annual Brain Tumour Symposium, June 2022, AIIMS Raipur on “Molecular diagnostic techniques in Brain tumour diagnostics”
  2. Invited guest lecture on Recent Updates in CNS Tumour Classification 2021, at MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai on 21 May 2022.
  3. Chairperson of Poster Committee at Annual National Conference of Pathologists- APCON 2021
  4. Speaker at IAP-ID Preconference CME of APCON 2021, December 2021 in section of “Updates in new WHO Classifications of Tumors- CNS Tumours” specifically on “Molecular techniques used in diagnosis of CNS Tumours”
  5. Invited speaker on “Importance of Pathology in Clinical diagnosis” at AYUSH conference at Government Ayurved College Raipur November 2021.
  6. Presented oral presentation on “A case of Rhinosporidiosis diagnosed on nasal discharge cytology” at European Congress of Cytology, Poland, October 2021 under category of “Infective lesions”
  7. Chaired paper presentations under non neoplastic and neuromuscular category at AOCN NPSI September 2021
  8. Presented cases on invitation at AOCN NPSI September 2021 conference in Neuro-oncology category.
  9. Presented Paper at Meducon 2021 JIPMER on “Concept Mapping in Pathology education” September 2021.
  10. Presented a talk on invitation at Post graduate CME Gadag on “Biopsies of Vitals” on the topic “New WHO Classification of CNS Tumours- edition 5
  11. Invited speaker at CME on Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare on topic of “Artificial Intelligence in Pathology” 4th July 2021 as part of NAMSCON 2020 organised by AIIMS Raipur.
  12. Invited speaker at Annual Conference on Stem Cells held on 14 February 2021 AIIMS Raipur on “Stem cells in Gliomas”
  13. Formulated the ISNOCON 2021 (Indian Society of Neuro-Oncology) multidisciplinary quiz on CNS tumours along with Dr. Mazda Turel- Neurosurgeon, Global Hospital, Mumbai.
  14. Presented a case of “Astroblastoma” at the NPSI webinar in December 2020
  15. Moderator for 2 sessions for Online Teaching Program for Post Graduates of Pathology (OTPPGP) under aegis of Centre for Oncopathology through Tata Trusts (Dr. Sumeet Gujral and Dr. Anita Borges) in October 2020.
  16. Oral presentation at CYTOCON 2019 on “ROSE in cytology- challenges amongst different competency groups”
  17. Oral presentation on Molecular biology of CNS tumours at Annual Symposium on Brain Tumours AIIMS Raipur 2019.
  18. Oral presentation at APCON 2017 on : ‘Cytological categorisation systems in Thyroid and their blindspots’
  19. Award for best oral presentation at National seminar on Stem cells at AIIMS Patna 2014 on “Molecular biology of gliomas”
  20. Best poster in Consultant category “ Papillary carcinoma in the male breast” at International CME in Pathology at Goa 2015.
  21. Poster on “Sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma- challenges in cytological diagnosis” at International CME in Pathology Goa 2015
  22. Poster on “FNAC diagnosis of Umbilical endometriotic nodule” at International CME in Pathology Goa 2015.
  23. Posters in BPCON 2014:Squamous sialometaplasia- a diagnostic pitfall in cytology
  24. Poster in BPCON 2014: Filariasis presenting as a soft tissue mass lesion in a child- cytological appearance
  25. Poster at APCON 2010 on “FISH for 1p 19q codeletions in a cohort of gliomas”
  26. Oral presentation at APCON 2005 on “FNAC of soft tissue lesions”


  1. Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists IAPM (International Association of Pathologists- IAP- Indian Chapter),
  2. Neurological Society of India –NSI.
  3. NOSI- Neuro Oncology Society of India- ISNO.
  4. Neuropathology Society of India- NPSI


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