Support the Department of Pathology

Achyut K. Bhattacharyya, M.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology

Office Address: 

1501 N Campbell Avenue, #5205

Office Phone Number: 
(520) 626-6097
Lab Phone Number: 
(520) 626-2864
(520) 626-1027

Oct 1968-Nov 1975 Calcutta National Medical College (M.B.B.S.)
32 Gorachand Road, Calcutta 14, W. Bengal – India

Nov 1975-Dec 1976 Internship
Calcutta National Medical College

Jan 1977-May 1978 Residency
Calcutta National Medical College

Jan 1978-Dec 1980 General Surgery Fellowship
Calcutta National Medical College

July 1981-June 1984 Clinical Fellow in Anatomic and Pediatric Pathology
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

July 1982-June 1984 Residency, Anatomic Pathology
New England Deaconess Hospital
85 Pilgrim Road
Boston, MA

July 1984-June 1986 Resident and Chief Resident in Pathology
Worcester Memorial Hospital
Belmont Ave
Worcester, MA


G.I. and Liver Pathology

Pancreatic Biliary Malignancy


Research Interests: 

Long standing funded research including:

• Epidemiology of colorectal malignancy

• Translational medicine in colorectal cancer

Professional Service: 

Activities include function in:

• Association of Pathology Chairs

• College of American Pathologists

• Hans Popper Hepatopathology Society

Selected Publications

Wen F, Shen A, Shanas R, Bhattacharyya AK, Lian F, Hostetter G, Shi J. Higher expression of heterogenous nuclear ribonucleoprotein k in melanoma. Ann Surg Oncol 2010 Oct;17(10):2619-27
Payne CM, Holubec H, Bhattacharyya AK, Bernstein C, Bernstein H. Exposure of mouse colon to dietary bile acid supplement induces sessile adenomas. Inflamm Bowel Dis 2010 May;16(5):729-30  
Bartley AN, Thompson PA, Buckmeier JA, Kepler CY, Hsu C-H, Snyder MS, Lance P, Bhattacharyya AK, Hamilton, SR. Expression of gastric pyloric mucin, MUC6, in colorectal serrated polyps. Modern Pathol 2010 Feb;23(2):169-76  
Lopez AM, Graham AR, Barker GP, Richter LC, Krupinski EA, Lian F, Grasso LL, Miller A, Kreykes LN, Henderson JT, Bhattacharyya AK, Weinstein RS. Virtual slide telepathology enables an innovative telehealth rapid breast care clinic. Semin Diagn Pathol 2009 Nov;26(4):177-86 
Weinstein RS, Graham AR, Richter LC, Barker GP, Krupinski EA, Lopez AM, Erps KA, Bhattacharyya AK, Yagi Y, Gilbertson JR. Overview of telepathology, virtual microscopy, and whole slide imaging: prospects for the future. Human Pathology 2009 Aug;40(8):1057-69
Graham AR, Bhattacharyya AK, Scott KM, Lian F, Grasso LL, Richter LC, Carpenter JB, Chiang S, Henderson JT, Lopez AM, Barker GP, Weinstein RS. Virtual slide telepathology for an academic teaching hospital surgical pathology quality assurance program. Human Pathol 2009 Aug;40(8):1129-36
Jin Z, Cheng Y, Gu W, Zheng Y, Sato F, Mori Y, Olaru AV, Paun BC, Yang J, Kan T, Ito T, Hamilton JP, Selaru FM, Bhattacharyya AK, et al. A multicenter, double-blinded validation study of methylation biomarkers for progression prediction in Barrett’s esophagus. Cancer Res 2009 May 15;69(10):4112-5
Weinstein RS, Lopez AM, Barker GP, Krupinski EA, Descour MR, Scott KM, Richter LC, Beinar SJ, Holcomb MJ, Bartels PH, McNeely RA, Bhattacharyya AK. The innovation bundling of teleradiology, telepathology and teleoncology services. IBM Systems Journal 2007;46(1):69-84
Bhattacharyya AK. Infectious colitis around the world. Pathology International 2004;54(1):S160-61
Martinez ME, Sampliner R, Marshall J, Bhattacharyya AK, Reid ME, Alberts DS. Adenoma characteristics as risk factors for recurrence of advanced adenomas. Gastroenterology 2001 Apr;120(5):1077-83