Vinod B. Shidham

Wayne State University School of Medicine, USA

Dr. Shidham ( is a recognized leader in the field of cytopathology and surgical pathology. His spectacular career started in Nagpur (Maharashtra State). After serving in academia in India up to the level of Professor of Pathology at Grant Medical College and JJ Group of Hospitals in Mumbai till 1985, he left for middle east and then to USA. At present he is Professor of Pathology at Medical College of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, WI in USA. His areas of interest and expertise include cytopathology (fine needle aspiration biopsy- both technical and interpretation, serous cavity fluid cytopathology, pulmonary cytopathology, intraoperative cytopathology, emerging technologies in cytopathology, molecular cytopathology) and surgical pathology (soft tissue tumors, gastrointestinal pathology). He has focused on novel technologies and has invented-developed variety of methods and devices including Shidham’s stain for urate crystal in tissue sections, method for staining air-dried smears with Papanicolaou and HE stain, ‘MCW melanoma cocktail’ for evaluation of melanoma micrometastases in sentinel lymph nodes, rapid intraoperative immunocytochemical evaluation of imprint smears of sentinel lymph nodes for melanoma micrometastases, and special easy to use fine needle aspiration biopsy needle device with functional valve. He has served in various capacities with many national and international professional organizations. He has published extensively and presented at various national-international conferences. He has also contributed various chapters including in Atkinson Atlas of Diagnostic Cytopathology and in Diagnostic Cytopathology (Gray & Kocjan). He is co-editor and contributing author in ‘Diagnostic Cytopathology of Serous Cavity Fluid’. Dr. Shidham is strong proponent of ‘Open access’ philosophy in academic publications. He is editor-in-chief of ‘CytoJournal” (

Biography Updated on 24 October 2010

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