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Sonika Dahiya, MD

Associate Professor - Pathology & Immunology
Division of Neuropathology

Specialty Areas

Neuropathology
Pathology - Anatomic

Board Certifications

Anatomic Pathology
Neuropathology

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Pathology and Immunology; Neuropathology

  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Education

Education

Medical Education: Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, India 1998
Senior Residency, Surgical Pathology: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India 2003
Junior Residency, Pathology: Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India 2000
Research Fellowship, Molecular Pathology Unit: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 2007
Residency, Anatomic Pathology: New York University Medical Center & School of Medicine, New York City, NY 2009
Fellowship, Neuropathology: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2011

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Utility of copy number variants in the classification of intracranial ependymoma.
Evenson M, Cai C, Hucthagowder V, McNulty S, Neidich J, Kulkarni S, Dahiya S
Cancer Genet. 2020 Jan; 24066-72. doi: 10.1016/j.cancergen.2019.11.003.

PMID:
    31794935
    [PubMed - in process]
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Transcriptional profiling of medulloblastoma with extensive nodularity (MBEN) reveals two clinically relevant tumor subsets with VSNL1 as potent prognostic marker.
Korshunov A, Okonechnikov K, Sahm F, Ryzhova M, Stichel D, Schrimpf D, Ghasemi DR, Pajtler KW, Antonelli M, Donofrio V, Mastronuzzi A, Rossi S, Camassei FD, Buccoliero AM, Haberler C, Slavc I, Dahiya S, Casalini B, Sievers P, Meyer J, Kumirova E, Zheludkova O, Golanov A, Jones DTW, Pfister SM, Kool M, von Deimling A
Acta Neuropathol. 2020 Mar; 139(3)583-596. doi: 10.1007/s00401-019-02102-z.

PMID:
    31781912
    [PubMed - in process]
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A multi-institutional analysis of clinical outcomes and patterns of care of 1p/19q codeleted oligodendrogliomas treated with adjuvant or salvage radiation therapy.
Lin AJ, Kane LT, Molitoris JK, Smith DR, Dahiya S, Badiyan SN, Wang TJC, Kruser TJ, Huang J
J Neurooncol. 2020 Jan; 146(1)121-130. doi: 10.1007/s11060-019-03344-3.

PMID:
    31741234
    [PubMed - in process]
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Heterogeneity Diffusion Imaging of gliomas: Initial experience and validation.
Wang Q, Pérez-Carrillo GJG, Ponisio MR, LaMontagne P, Dahiya S, Marcus DS, Milchenko M, Shimony J, Liu J, Chen G, Salter A, Massoumzadeh P, Miller-Thomas MM, Rich KM, McConathy J, Benzinger TLS, Wang Y
PLoS One. 2019; 14(11)e0225093. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0225093.

PMID:
    31725772
    [PubMed - in process]
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An image processing algorithm to aid diagnosis of mesial temporal sclerosis in children: a case-control study.
Strnad BS, Orlowski HLP, Parsons MS, Salter A, Dahiya S, Sharma A
Pediatr Radiol. 2020 Jan; 50(1)98-106. doi: 10.1007/s00247-019-04518-x.

PMID:
    31578627
    [PubMed - in process]
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Telomere alterations in neurofibromatosis type 1-associated solid tumors.
Rodriguez FJ, Graham MK, Brosnan-Cashman JA, Barber JR, Davis C, Vizcaino MA, Palsgrove DN, Giannini C, Pekmezci M, Dahiya S, Gokden M, Noë M, Wood LD, Pratilas CA, Morris CD, Belzberg A, Blakeley J, Heaphy CM
Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2019 Aug 28; 7(1)139. doi: 10.1186/s40478-019-0792-5.

PMID:
    31462295
    [PubMed - in process]
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Pituitary Adenoma in Pediatric and Adolescent Populations.
Chen J, Schmidt RE, Dahiya S
J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2019 Jul 1; 78(7)626-632. doi: 10.1093/jnen/nlz040.

PMID:
    31115468
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Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy Complicated by Fatal Cerebral Vasculitis.
Maamari RN, Stunkel L, Kung NH, Ferguson CJ, Tanabe J, Schmidt RE, Dahiya S, Dhand A, Van Stavern GP, Rajagopal R, Harocopos GJ
J Neuroophthalmol. 2019 Jun; 39(2)260-267. doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000750.

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    30676416
    [PubMed - in process]
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Beyond sequence variation: assessment of copy number variation in adult glioblastoma through targeted tumor somatic profiling.
McNulty SN, Cottrell CE, Vigh-Conrad KA, Carter JH, Heusel JW, Ansstas G, Dahiya S
Hum Pathol. 2019 Apr; 86170-181. doi: 10.1016/j.humpath.2018.12.004.

PMID:
    30594748
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Comprehensive Study of the Clinical Phenotype of Germline BAP1 Variant-Carrying Families Worldwide.
Walpole S, Pritchard AL, Cebulla CM, Pilarski R, Stautberg M, Davidorf FH, de la Fouchardière A, Cabaret O, Golmard L, Stoppa-Lyonnet D, Garfield E, Njauw CN, Cheung M, Turunen JA, Repo P, Järvinen RS, van Doorn R, Jager MJ, Luyten GPM, Marinkovic M, Chau C, Potrony M, Höiom V, Helgadottir H, Pastorino L, Bruno W, Andreotti V, Dalmasso B, Ciccarese G, Queirolo P, Mastracci L, Wadt K, Kiilgaard JF, Speicher MR, van Poppelen N, Kilic E, Al-Jamal RT, Dianzani I, Betti M, Bergmann C, Santagata S, Dahiya S, Taibjee S, Burke J, Poplawski N, O'Shea SJ, Newton-Bishop J, Adlard J, Adams DJ, Lane AM, Kim I, Klebe S, Racher H, Harbour JW, Nickerson ML, Murali R, Palmer JM, Howlie M, Symmons J, Hamilton H, Warrier S, Glasson W, Johansson P, Robles-Espinoza CD, Ossio R, de Klein A, Puig S, Ghiorzo P, Nielsen M, Kivelä TT, Tsao H, Testa JR, Gerami P, Stern MH, Paillerets BB, Abdel-Rahman MH, Hayward NK
J Natl Cancer Inst. 2018 Dec 1; 110(12)1328-1341. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djy171.

PMID:
    30517737
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Clinicopathologic features of anaplastic myxopapillary ependymomas.
Lee JC, Sharifai N, Dahiya S, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Rosenblum MK, Reis GF, Samuel D, Siongco AM, Santi M, Storm PB, Ferris SP, Bollen AW, Pekmezci M, Solomon DA, Tihan T, Perry A
Brain Pathol. 2019 Jan; 29(1)75-84. doi: 10.1111/bpa.12673.

PMID:
    30417460
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Analysis of point mutations and copy number variation in Grade II and III meningioma.
McNulty SN, Schwetye K, Goldstein M, Carter J, Schmidt RE, Ansstas G, Tsien CI, Kim AH, Dahiya S
Exp Mol Pathol. 2018 Dec; 105(3)328-333. doi: 10.1016/j.yexmp.2018.10.007.

PMID:
    30316860
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Genetically engineered minipigs model the major clinical features of human neurofibromatosis type 1.
Isakson SH, Rizzardi AE, Coutts AW, Carlson DF, Kirstein MN, Fisher J, Vitte J, Williams KB, Pluhar GE, Dahiya S, Widemann BC, Dombi E, Rizvi T, Ratner N, Messiaen L, Stemmer-Rachamimov AO, Fahrenkrug SC, Gutmann DH, Giovannini M, Moertel CL, Largaespada DA, Watson AL
Commun Biol. 2018; 1158. doi: 10.1038/s42003-018-0163-y.

PMID:
    30302402
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Enhancing contrast to noise ratio of hippocampi affected with mesial temporal sclerosis: A case-control study in children undergoing epilepsy surgeries.
Orlowski HLP, Smyth MD, Parsons MS, Dahiya S, Sharifai N, Hildebolt C, Sharma A
Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2018 Nov; 174144-148. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2018.09.005.

PMID:
    30241008
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Late Effects of Radiation Prime the Brain Microenvironment for Accelerated Tumor Growth.
Duan C, Yang R, Yuan L, Engelbach JA, Tsien CI, Rich KM, Dahiya SM, Johanns TM, Ackerman JJH, Garbow JR
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019 Jan 1; 103(1)190-194. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2018.08.033.

PMID:
    30171879
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Widely Metastatic Choroid Plexus Carcinoma Associated with Novel TP53 Somatic Mutation.
Baksh BS, Sinha N, Salehi A, Han RH, Miller BA, Dahiya S, Gauvain KM, Limbrick DD Jr
World Neurosurg. 2018 Nov; 119233-236. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.07.284.

PMID:
    30099178
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Blood Exposure Causes Ventricular Zone Disruption and Glial Activation In Vitro.
Castaneyra-Ruiz L, Morales DM, McAllister JP, Brody SL, Isaacs AM, Strahle JM, Dahiya SM, Limbrick DD
J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2018 Sep 1; 77(9)803-813. doi: 10.1093/jnen/nly058.

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    30032242
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Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Extracellular Domain Mutations in Glioblastoma Present Opportunities for Clinical Imaging and Therapeutic Development.
Binder ZA, Thorne AH, Bakas S, Wileyto EP, Bilello M, Akbari H, Rathore S, Ha SM, Zhang L, Ferguson CJ, Dahiya S, Bi WL, Reardon DA, Idbaih A, Felsberg J, Hentschel B, Weller M, Bagley SJ, Morrissette JJD, Nasrallah MP, Ma J, Zanca C, Scott AM, Orellana L, Davatzikos C, Furnari FB, O'Rourke DM
Cancer Cell. 2018 Jul 9; 34(1)163-177.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.ccell.2018.06.006.

PMID:
    29990498
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Radiologic Response and Disease Control of Recurrent Intracranial Meningiomas Treated With Reirradiation.
Lin AJ, Hui C, Dahiya S, Lu HC, Kim AH, Campian JL, Tsien C, Zipfel GJ, Rich KM, Chicoine M, Huang J
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 Sep 1; 102(1)194-203. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2018.05.011.

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    29970312
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Aberrant ATRX protein expression is associated with poor overall survival in NF1-MPNST.
Lu HC, Eulo V, Apicelli AJ, Pekmezci M, Tao Y, Luo J, Hirbe AC, Dahiya S
Oncotarget. 2018 May 1; 9(33)23018-23028. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.25195.

PMID:
    29796169
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