Residency and Fellowship Programs

Pathology Residency Program


Rachna Jetly, MD, MPH

Vice Chair, Department of Pathology
Professor, Clinical Pathology
William A. Rock, Jr. Endowed Professorship of Clinical Pathology
Director, UMCNO Hematopathology, Flow Cytometry and Electrophoresis Laboratories


LSU Health Sciences Center - New Orleans
Department of Pathology
Center for Advanced Learning and Simulation
2021 Perdido St., 7th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112



MBBS, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, MP, India, 1998

MPH, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 2001

Residency, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Tulane University School of Medicine/Charity Hospital, 2005

Fellowship, Hematopathology, Tulane University School of Medicine, 2006

Board Certifications

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 2005

Hematopathology, 2007



Clinical Interests

Hematopathology, Surgical Pathology

Research Interests

Translational Research

Teaching Activities

Medical Students

Pathology Residents

Hematology-Oncology Fellows


Resident Education and Commitment Award, LSUHSC, New Orleans, 2021-22

Outstanding Junior Faculty Award nomination by Aesculapian Honor Society, LSUHSC, 2012

Papinocolou Award for Excellence in Cytopathology, Tulane School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, 2004 

Selected Publications and Presentations

Chen, Lily; Ananthula, Aneesha MD; Goel, Richa MD; Germain, Monique MD; Safah, Hana MD; Subbiah, Suki MD; Jetly, Rachna MD.Case Series: Clinical Cases of Human T-Lymphotrophic Virus Type 1 (HTLV-1) Positive Adult T-cell Leukemia/Lymphoma (ATLL) Acute Subtypes. Southern Regional Meeting 2023. Accepted for an Oral Presentation 

Jack L. Harbert, Hina Samad, Rachna Jetly. Follicular Lymphoma Patient with Incidental Concomitant Plasma Cell Myeloma on a Staging Bone Marrow Biopsy. Southern Regional Meeting 2023

Liz Yang, Fernanda Da Silva Lameira, Wenjing Qiu, Rachna Jetly. Helicobacter pylori-associated Gastric Hyperplastic Polyposis with Synchronous Gastric Adenocarcinomas and Extranodal Marginal Zone Lymphoma of Mucosa Associated Lymphoid Tissue in a Single Gastrectomy Specimen- Case Report with Literature Review. College of American Pathologists Abstracts, 2022 

Maryam Sadough Shahmirzadi, Nisha Loganantharaj, Rachna Jetly-Shridhar. Gluteal Region Plasmablastic Lymphoma in a Crohn’s Disease Patient Treated with Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor and Immunosuppressive Therapies: Report of a Rare Case with Literature Review. American Society of Clinical Pathology Abstracts, 2022 

Jihuan Chen, Rachna Jetly, Ellen Connor. A Rare Case of Primary Cardiac T-cell Lymphoma in an Immunocompetent Adult. American Society of Clinical Pathology Abstracts, 2022

Bing Han, Ian Watson, Rachna Jetly, Carole Bitar, Alun R. Wang. Extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma involving skin and oral mucosa with a bland cytology. The American Society of Dermatopathology Abstracts, 2022

Adams TN, Jetly-Shridhar R, Tran D, Boulmay BC. Blurry Vision as a Presentation of Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia: A Case Report With Review of Current Management. Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports. 2022;10. doi:10.1177/23247096211052187

Rachna Jetly-Shridhar, Tingting Li, Mei-Chin Hsieh, Brent Mumphrey, Xiaocheng Wu. Impact of WHO-2017 Guidelines and Sociodemographic Factors on Pathology Evaluation of Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphomas in Louisiana. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Abstracts, 2021 

Jack Logan Harbert, Fernanda Da Silva Lameira, Sharon E Fox, Gordon L. Love, Rachna Jetly-Shridhar. Quantitative Analysis of Megakaryocytes in Autopsy Lungs and Bone Marrow of Patients with COVID-19. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Abstracts, 2021. 

Wenjing Qiu, Hina Khokhar, Tracy Dewenter, Rachna Jetly-Shridhar. Challenge in Early Diagnosis of Rare Lymphomas – A Case of Monomorphic Epitheliotropic Intestinal T-cell Lymphoma Masquerading as Enteritis. College of American Pathologists Abstracts, 2021

Fernanda da Silva Lameira, Anh Q. Nguyen, Sharon Fox, Rachna Jetly. A Rare Cause of Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis on an Autopsy Report. Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Medical Research Day, 2021 

Caitlin Sullivan, Arya Loghmani, A. Abbas, Katharine Thomas, H. Hall, G. Destin, Rachna Jetly, S. Guillory, S. Walvekar, Rajasree Chowdry. Subcutaneous Panniculitis like T-cell Lymphoma presenting with Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis. Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Medical Research Day, 2021 

Sullivan C, Loghmani A, Thomas K, Jetly-Shridhar R, Chowdry RP. Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis as the Initial Presentation of Subcutaneous Panniculitis-Like T-Cell Lymphoma: A Rare Case Responding to Cyclosporine A and Steroids. Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports. December 2020

Xie J, Chaaya G, Jetly-Shridhar R, Atkinson TS. Double hit: Evans syndrome after Malignant Thymoma treatment and Parvovirus B19 infection. BMJ Case Reports. 2020;13:e233485