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Anand S. Dighe, MD, PhD

  • Associate Pathologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Subspecialty Head, Clinical Core Laboratory
  • Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School


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Dr. Dighe is an expert in computational pathology and decision support systems at Massachusetts General Hospital. His clinical subspecialties are immunology and hematology.



Clinical Interests
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Clinical Immunology
  • Clinical Informatics
Medical Education
  • MD, Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis
  • PhD, Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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Dr. Dighe is focused on developing information and decision support systems to enhance pathology laboratory diagnostics.  He is a recipient of the 2012 Nathanial Bowditch Prize in recognition of significant contributions to improving the quality of care at the hospital, while reducing its cost.  Dr. Dighe as been instrumental in developing the MGH Laboratory Handbook, the diagnostic test database and online manual for specimen submission policies and submission procedures used by the Massachusetts General Hospital medical community.  Learn more in this informatics article on the ASCP.  He was also a key developer of the middleware program named MGH PathConnect, designed to give pathologists access and knowledge management permissions to computerized provider order entry (CPOE) systems. Outcomes of this work include improving ordering practices, preventing ordering errors, and avoiding pre-analytic errors.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr. Dighe's research and development projects focus on the role of the clinical lab at order entry and result interpretation, web-based applications for clinician education, the role of search engines in clinical information systems, the role of informatics in laboratory management, the development of expert systems for laboratory test selection. For a list of co-authors, related research concepts, and a timeline, visit Dr. Dighe's profile page on the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center.

View my most recent publications at PubMed

  1. Cross-Talk Between VEGF and BMP-6 Pathways Accelerates Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Adipose-Derived Stem Cells. Li CJ, Madhu V, Balian G, Dighe AS, Cui Q. J Cell Physiol. 2015 Mar 9. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Expression of CD105 and CD34 receptors controls BMP-induced in vitro mineralization of mADSCs but does not predict their in vivo bone-forming potential. Madhu V, Kilanski A, Reghu N, Dighe AS, Cui Q. J Orthop Res. 2015 Feb 28.[Epub ahead of print]
  3. Enhanced creatinine and estimated glomerular filtration rate reporting to facilitate detection of acute kidney injury. Baron JM, Cheng XS, Bazari H, Bhan I, Lofgren C, Jaromin RT, Lewandrowski KB, Dighe AS.

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