Overview

Dr. Bhan is a senior pathologist recognized for his diagnostic expertise in breast cancer, and in monitoring transplant and immunodeficiency cases. His current research is focused on IBD and the immunopathogenesis of liver disease. His centers and specialties also include the Center for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Departments

Pathology

Clinical Interests
  • Immunopathology
  • Autopsy Pathology
Medical Education
  • MD, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • MBBS, Christian Medical College
  • Residency, Boston Children's Hospital|Residency, Boston Medical Center
Board Certifications
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Immunopathology
Foreign Languages
  • Urdu
Locations
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • 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
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • 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
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Adult
Provider Gender
Male

Biography

After joining the Immunopathology Unit in 1975, Dr. Bhan performed pioneering work on the application of monoclonal antibodies in the characterization of lymphoid cells in tissues and established the Diagnostic Immunoperoxidase Laboratory in 1981.  Dr. Bhan directed the Immunopathology Unit composed of the Immunoperoxidase, Immunofluorescence, Flow Cytometry, and ANCA laboratories for over 15 years.  Currently, Dr. Bhan is responsible for evaluation of prognostic markers, including hormone receptors and Her-2/neu FISH analysis of breast cancer cases, and peripheral blood lymphocyte monitoring of transplant patients, and immunodeficiency cases by flow cytometry.

Dr. Bhan's major research interests have been the characterization of cell mediated reactions and mucosal immune responses, and defining the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease.  His laboratory has taken a major role in developing experimental models of inflammatory bowel disease using knockout mice.  These studies have demonstrated an important role of the appendix in the development of ulcerative colitis-like inflammation in mice and identified regulatory B cells capable of suppressing mucosal inflammation.  Dr. Bhan is an Associate Director of the NIH-funded, internationally recognized, Center for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Dr. Bhan is also interested in the immunopathogenesis of liver disease; he has been the pathologist in charge of liver transplant pathology since 1985 and has participated in NIH-supported multicenter studies to evaluate therapy for hepatitis C and hepatitis B.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

My research interests are Mucosal Immunology and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. See details at the Bhan Lab.

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Contact

Pathology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-2588
Fax: 617-726-2365