Dr. Abhik Ray-Chaudhury leads the Division of Neuropathology and is responsible for examining all neuropathological specimens (surgical and autopsy) from the OSU Medical Center. The surgical cases include specimens from the eye and orbit in addition to general neurosurgical specimens. Several specimens each year are also received from other hospitals, mainly, but not restricted to, in central Ohio. The division participates in the weekly multidisciplinary Neuro-Oncology Tumor Board.
Neuropathology faculty members continue to assemble self-teaching materials for neuropathology. This resource is a tremendous benefit to students and residents at all levels. Currently it includes general reviews of all major areas in neuropathology as well as a comprehensive collection of teaching glass slides. Newer slides are added to the collection regularly.
The Division of Neuropathology is very active in collaborative research on glioma biology with Drs. Antonio Chiocca and group and Ichiro Nakano and his group from the Department of Neurosurgery, Drs. Herbert Newton and Robert Cavaliere from the Department of Neurology. Areas of study include expression analysis of micro RNA in primary brain tumors and clinical trials involving therapeutic modalities to treat brain tumors.