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Dr Rathi Ramakrishnan is a histopathology consultant with a specialist interest in breast and dermatopathology. She is the lead for breast pathology services at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She previously worked as locum dermatopathology consultant at St John's Institute of Dermatology in 2009 before starting her consultant's post at the Trust. She holds an honorary senior clinical lecturer post with Imperial College London and regularly supervises BSc and MSc theses, as well as having students working with her on projects related to skin and breast. She has a specific interest in confocal endomicroscopy and imaging, i-Knife (intelligent knife) probes and ionisation mass spectrometry, and most of this work has been in breast pathology.


Histopathology, breast and dermatopathology

Research & publications

Akhras, V., Ramakrishnan, R., Stanton, A.W., Levick, J.R., Cook, M.G., Chong, H. & Mortimer, P.S. (2015) Quantitative imaging in vivo of functional lymphatic vessels around human melanoma and benign nevi. Microcirculation, 22(6), 454-63

Chang, T.P., Leff, D.R., Shousha, S., Hadjiminas, D.J., Ramakrishnan, R., Hughes, M.R., Yang, G.Z. & Darzi, A. (2015) Imaging breast cancer morphology using probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy: towards a real-time intraoperative imaging tool for cavity scanning. Breast Cancer Res Treat, 153 (2), 299-310

Guenther, S., Muirhead, L.J., Speller, A.V., Gold, O., Strittmatter, N., Ramakrishnan, R., Goldin, R.D., Jones, E., Veselkov, K., Nicholson, J., Darzi, A. & Takats, Z. (2015) Spatially resolved metabolic phenotyping of breast cancer by desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. Cancer res, 75 (9), 1828-37

Luzer, B., Shanesmith, R., Ramakrishnan, R., Fisher, C. & Calonje, E. (2016) Cutaneous epithelioid malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour: a clinical pathological analysis of 11 cases. Histopathology, 68(2), 286-96

Ramakrishnan, R. (2014) Histological patterns and differential diagnosis of common inflammatory dermatoses (review article). Egyptian J Pathol, 34, 1-4

Ramakrishnan, R., Iskander, H., Chaudhry, P.R., Lazar, A.L., MaMenamin, M., Kazakov, D., Brenn, T. & Calonje, E. (2013) Primary cutaneous adenoid cystic carcinoma: a clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical study of 27 cases. Am J Surg Pathol, 37(10), 1603-11