Department of Pathology

Preeti Pancholi, PhD


Preeti Pancholi, PhD




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Office Location:

OSU Hospital East, 3rd Floor Lab

Mailing Address:

OSU Hospital East
181 Taylor Ave
Columbus, OH 43203


Preeti Pancholi, PhD is a Professor-Clinical and Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory. She earned her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research in Chandigarh, India. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Rockefeller University in New York, NY. She then completed a Clinical Microbiology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Pancholi was Assistant Professor at the New York Blood Center, NYC. She was also Associate Director, Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, NYC. Dr. Pancholi is board certified in Clinical and Public Health Microbiology by the American Board of Medical Microbiology and has over 18 years of experience in clinical microbiology. Dr. Pancholi’s primary research interests are the use of molecular and other rapid technologies to improve clinical infectious disease diagnostics and, further, to evaluate the impact of these technologies on patient care.

Board Certifications

D(ABMM), American Board of Medical Microbiology

Academic and Medical Appointments

2006-presentDirector, Clinical Microbiology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH

2013-present Professor, Department of Pathology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH

Education and Training

1993-1995 Fellow, Department of Laboratory Medicine Division of Clinical Microbiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

1989-1993 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Cellular Physiology & Immunology, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY

1984-1988 Ph.D., Microbiology & Immunology, Post‐Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India

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