Medical School
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India, 1998
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India, 1999
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (AP/CP), Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Chicago (Northshore) Pathology program, Evanston, Illinois, 2014
Transfusion Medicine Residency, Department of Transfusion Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India, 2004
Head and Neck Pathology Fellow, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, 2016
Breast Pathology Fellow, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, 2015

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Head and Neck Pathology, Breast Pathology, Surgical Pathology


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  1. Khanlari M, Wang SA, Tang G, Saluja K, Medeiros LJ, Thakral B. CD45-negative follicular lymphoma: A rare diagnostic pitfall of a common entity. Cytometry B Clin Cytom. 2020 accepted, in print.
  2. Mai B, Saluja K, Hu Z, Nguyen ND, Wahed A, Wang XI, Chen L. Educational case: Mantle cell lymphoma. Acad Pathol. 2020 accepted, in print.
  3. Saluja K, Ravishankar S, Ferrarotto R, Zhu H, Pytynia KB, El-Naggar AK. Ectopic ACTH production and Cushing’s syndrome in a patient with parotid acinic cell carcinoma with high-grade transformation: tumor context and clinical implications. Head Neck Pathol. 14:562-569, 6/2020. doi: 1007/s12105-019-01054-w
  4. Cai Z, Zhang L, Karni RJ, Saluja K, Liu J, Zhu H. Desmoplastic round blue cell tumor of parotid gland: a rare entity with diagnostic challenge. J. Surg. Pathol. 4/2020; Epub ahead of publication.
  5. Jaitly V, Jahan-Tigh R, Belousova T, Zhu H, Brown R, Saluja K. Case report and literature review of nodular hidradenoma, a rare adnexal tumor that mimics breast carcinoma, in a 20-year-old woman. Med. 50:320-325, 7/2019.
  6. Vaziri Fard E, Ali Y, Wang XI, Saluja K, Covinsky M, Wang L, Zhang S. Tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte volume is a better predictor of disease-free survival than stromal tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes in invasive breast carcinoma. J. Clinic. Pathol. 152:656-665, 10/2019.
  7. Vaziri Fard E, Zhang S, Cai Z, Ding J, Sun Q, Saluja K, Zhu H. Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma: clinicopathologic spectrums and diagnosis reappraisal. Pathol. 89:62-70, 7/2019.
  8. Cai Z, Thomas J, Alava IIIrd, Aakash N, Saluja K, Zhu H. Fetal type rhabdomyoma of the soft palate in an adult patient: report of one case and review of the literature. Head Neck Pathol. 13:182-187, 6/2019. doi. 1007/s12105-018-0931-5
  9. Saluja K, Thomas J, Zhang S, Sturgis EM, Jain KS, Prieto VG, El-Naggar AK, Bell D. Malignant perivascular epithelioid cell tumor of the oropharynx with strong TFE3 expression mimicking alveolar soft part sarcoma: a case report and review of the literature. Pathol. 76:149-155, 6/2018.
  10. Zhang S, Xiao HD, Cai Z, Covinsky M, Saluja K, Patino MO, Liu X, Zhu H. P16-positive cystic squamous cell carcinoma in midline neck: metastasis from oropharynx or primary carcinoma arising from thyroglossal duct cyst? Pathol. 81:291-297, 11/2018.
  11. Roy S, Saluja K, Zhu H, Zhao B. Mammary analogue secretory carcinoma of minor salivary glands: a rare case series and review of the literature. Clin. Lab. Sci. 48:94-99, 1/2018. PMID: 29531003.
  12. Saluja K, Butler RT, Pytynia KB, Zhao B, Karni RJ, Weber RS, El-Naggar A. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma post-radioactive iodine treatment for papillary thyroid carcinoma: unique presentation and putative etiologic association. Pathol. 68: 189-192, 10/2017.
  13. Saluja K, Rao PH, Myers J, El-Naggar A. Novel t(1;3)(q21,p21) translocation in a basal cell adenocarcinoma of the parotid gland: potential association with tumorigenesis. Pathol. 54:189-192, 8/2016.
  14. Omar LA, Rojanapremsuk T, Saluja K, Merchant KA, Sharma PB. Radiologic and histologic presentation of male mammary myofibroblastoma. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 29:321-322, 7/2016. org/10.1080/08998280.2016.11929453
  15. Saluja K, Sahoo S. Invasive Paget disease of the nipple of luminal-B subtype with axillary lymph node metastasis in a 60-year-old white woman. Med. 46:332-337, 2015.
  16. Curry C, Saluja K, Das S, Thakral B, Dangle P, Keeler TC, Watkin WG. Encrusted cystitis secondary to Corynebacterium glucuronolyticum in a 57-year-old man without predisposing factors. Med. 46:136-139, 2015.
  17. Thakral B, Rojanapremsuk T, Saluja K, Eldibany M. Misdiagnosed MYH9 related inherited macrothrombocytopenia with an inadvertent splenectomy. 47:377-379, 6/2015. PMID: 25938358. doi: 10.1097/PAT.0000000000000254
  18. Saluja K, Thakral B, Bit-Ivan E, Kaufman M, Liu L. Fine-Needle aspiration of metastatic renal cell carcinoma to a male breast: a rare initial presentation. 11:8, 4/2014. PMID. 24987439. doi: 10.4103/1742-6413.131737
  19. Saluja K, Thakral B, Eldibany M, Goldschmidt RA. Crystal storing histiocytosis associated with marginal zone B-cell lymphoma: A rare initial clinical presentation diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration. 11:17, 6/2014. PMID: 25071859. doi: 10.4103/1742-6413.134439
  20. Thakral B, Saluja K, Eldibany M. Zinc-induced copper deficiency: a diagnostic pitfall of myelodysplastic syndrome. 46:246-248, 4/2014. PMID: 24614701. doi: 10.1097/PAT.0000000000000080
  21. Malhotra S, Marwaha N, Saluja K. Seroprevalence of human immunodeficiency virus in north Indian blood donors using third and fourth generation enzyme linked immunosorbent assay. Asian J. Transfus. Sci. 7:125-129, 7/2013. PMID: 24014942. doi: 4103/0973-6247.115570
  22. Sharma RR, Saluja K, Jain A, Dhawan HK, Thakral B, Marwaha N. Scope and application of therapeutic apheresis: experience from a tertiary care hospital in north India. Apher. Sci., 45:239-45, 12/2011.
  23. Thakral B, Saluja K, Sharma RR, Marwaha N. Phenotype frequencies of blood group systems (Rh, Kell, Kidd, Duffy, MNS, P, Lewis, and Lutheran) in north Indian blood donors. Apher. Sci.; 43:17-22, 8/2010.
  24. Thakral B, Malhotra S, Saluja K, Kumar P, Marwaha N. Hemolytic disease of newborn due to anti-Jkb in a woman with high risk pregnancy. Apher. Sci. 43:41-43, 8/2010.
  25. Thakur MK, Marwaha N, Kumar P, Saha SC, Thakral B, Sharma RR, Saluja K, Dhawan HK, Jain A. Comparison of gel test and conventional tube test for antibody detection and titration in D-negative pregnant women: study from a tertiary-care hospital in North India. 26:174-177, 2010. PMID: 22356454.
  26. Bhansali A, Upreti V, Khandelwal N, Marwaha N, Gupta V, Sachdeva N, Sharma RR, Saluja K, Dutta P, Walia R, Minz R, Bhadada S, Das S, Ramakrishnan S. Efficacy of autologous bone marrow-derived stem cell transplantation in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Stem Cells Dev. 18:1407-1416, 12/2009. org/10.1089/scd.2009.0164
  27. Sharma RR, Bhattacharya P, Thakral B, Saluja K, Marwaha N. Transfusion related acute lung injury. Indian J. Pathol. Microbiol. 52: 561-563, 10/2009.
  28. Thakral B, Saluja K, Sharma RR, Marwaha N. Red cell alloimmunization in a transfused patient population: a study from a tertiary care hospital in north India. 13:313-318; 10/2008.
  29. Dhawan HK, Marwaha N, Sharma RR, Chawla Y, Thakral B, Saluja K, Sharma SK, Thakur MK, Jain A. Anti-HBc screening in Indian blood donors: still an unresolved issue. World J. Gastroenterol. 14:5327-5330, 9/2008. doi:3748/wjg.14.5327
  30. Saluja K, Thakral B, Marwaha N, Sharma RR. Platelet audit: assessment and utilization of this precious resource from a tertiary care hospital. Asian J. Transfus. Sci. 1(1):8-11, 1/2007. PMID: 21938226. doi: 4103/0973-6247.28066
  31. Thakral B, Saluja K, Sharma RR, Marwaha N, Malhotra P, Varma N, Malhotra S. Successful management of pregnancy-associated severe aplastic anemia. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol. 131:244-245, 4/2007.
  32. Thakral B, Agrawal SK, Dhawan HK, Saluja K, Dutta S, Marwaha N. First report from India of hemolytic disease of newborn by anti-c and anti-E in Rh (D) positive mothers. 12:377-380, 10/2007.
  33. Marwaha N, Saluja K, Sharma RR. Stem cell therapy: the need for good manufacturing practices. PGI. 41:49-51, 2007.
  34. Thakral B, Dhawan HK, Das A, Saluja K, Sharma RR, Marwaha N, Sharma M. Bacterial contamination of platelets: abnormal appearance prevents catastrophic events. 47:1961-1962, 11/2007. PMID: 17958523.
  35. Saluja K, Marwaha N, Thakral B, Goni V, Sharma RR, Puri GD. Feasibility of pre-operative autologous blood donation in Indian patients with elective orthopaedic surgery. Indian J. Med. Res. 124:505-512, 11/2006. PMID: 17213518.
  36. Saluja K, Thakral B, Sharma RR, Marwaha N. Pre-apheresis donor platelet count: an important platelet yield predictor. Clin. Apher. 21:274, 12/2006. PMID: 16847940.
  37. Thakral B, Saluja K, Sharma RR, Marwaha N. Algorithm for recall of HIV reactive Indian blood donors by sequential immunoassays enables selective donor referral for counseling. Postgrad. Med. 52:106-109, 4/2006. PMID: 16679673.
  38. Thakral B, Saluja K, Sharma RR, Marwaha N, Marwaha RK. Early onset multiple alloimmunization (anti-E and anti-Jkb) in a thalassaemic. Lab. Haematol. 28: 286-287, 8/2006.
  39. Thakral B, Marwaha N, Chawla YK, Saluja K, Sharma A, Sharma RR, Minz RW, Agnihotri SK. Prevalence & significance of hepatitis C virus (HCV) seropositivity in blood donors. Indian J. Med. Res. 124:431-438, 10/2006. PMID: 17159264.
  40. Thakral B, Saluja K, Sharma RR, Marwaha N, Marwaha RK. Anti Kell allo-antibody in a thalassaemic. Indian J. Pathol. Microbiol. 49:37-39, 1/2006. PMID: 16625974.
  41. Thakral B, Jain A, Saluja K, Sharma RR, Singh TS, Marwaha N. Acute hemolytic transfusion reaction by Lea Am. J. Hematol. 81:807-808, 10/2006. PMID: 16865688.
  42. Thakral B, Saluja K, Bajpai M, Sharma RR, Marwaha N. Importance of weak ABO subgroups. Med. 36(1):32-34, 1/2005.
  43. Thakral B, Saluja K, Sharma RR, Malhotra P, Varma N, Marwaha N, Varma S. Extended storage of liquid-preserved stem cells at 4°C results in good engraftment in patients of multiple myeloma undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation. Med. 36(10):650-651, 10/2005.
  44. Thakral B, Saluja K, Malhotra P, Sharma RR, Marwaha N, Varma S. Therapeutic plateletpheresis in a case of symptomatic thrombocytosis in chronic myeloid leukemia. Apher. Dial. 8(6):497-499, 12/2004.


Book Chapters 

  1. Saluja K, Elliott Range D, El-Naggar AK. Oropharynx, Nasopharynx and Waldeyer Ring. Editor Elliott Range D, “Sara” Jiang, X. In: Practical Head and Neck Pathology. Springer Nature, Switzerland, 2019, pages 39-58.
  2. Saluja K, Hwang H, Sahoo S. Invasive Duct Carcinoma Including Microinvasive Carcinoma, Tubular Carcinoma, and Cribriform Carcinoma. Editor Sandra J. Shin. In: Needle Core Biopsies of the Breast: A Comprehensive Guide. Springer Nature, Switzerland, 2016, pages 377-430.