Poornima Upendra Hegde, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Academic Office Location:
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3985
Phone: 860-679-2116
860-679-2980
Fax: 860-679-4334

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
M.D.Goa Medical CollegeAnatomic and Clinical Pathology
M.B.B.S.Goa Medical CollegeBachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
OtherDhempe College of Arts and ScienceBiology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
InternshipGoa Medical CollegeCompulsory Rotatory Internship
ResidencyGoa Medical CollegeAnatomic and Clinical Pathology
ResidencyRush University Medical CenterPathology (Anatomic and Clinical)(PGY1-3)
ResidencyGeorge Washington University Medical CenterPathology (Anatomic and Clinical) (PGY4)
FellowshipGeorge Washington University Medical CenterSurgical Pathology
FellowshipGeorge Washington University Medical CenterCytopathology

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Course Teaching Member of the Homeostasis Section of the Mechanism of Disease Course which Received the CAMEL AwardUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine
Instructor in Homeostasis Section of the Mechanism of Disease Course which Received the CAMEL AwardUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine
Instructor in Homeostasis Section of the Mechanism of Disease Course which Received the CAMEL AwardUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine
Instructor in Homeostasis Section of the Mechanism of Disease Course which Received the CAMEL AwardUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine
Nominated for Kaiser Permanante Teaching AwardKaiser Permanante
The Frank N. Miller Award for Excellence in Teaching of Medical Students by a House Staff OfficerGeorge Washington University Medical Center
Selected for Resident Presentation to the Illinois Registry of Anatomic PathologyDepartment of Pathology, RPSLMC, Chicago, IL
Selected for Resident Presentation to the Illinois Registry of Anatomic PathologyDepartment of Pathology, RPSLMC, Chicago, IL
Listed Among Top Ten Students in a Class of 110 Students During M.B.B.S. CourseGoa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa, India
Ranked 12 in Goa, Daman and Diu, India for Higher Secondary School Certification Examination (H.S.S.C.)Goa, Daman and Diu Board of Education, India
Receipient of National Merit Certificate and Ranked 1st Among Girls and 3rd Overall in Goa, Daman and Diu, India, Secondary School Certification (S.S.C.) ExaminationGoa, Daman and Diu Board of Education
Receipient of National Rural Talent Search Examination Scholarship, India
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
University of Connecticut Health Center and John Dempsey Hospital: Physicians Health Committee Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn Health CenterUniversity2013
John Dempsey Hospital: Provider Quality CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn Health CenterUniversity2009
University of Connecticut Health Center: CME Planning CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn Health CenterUniversity20062006
University of Connecticut Health Center and John Dempsey Hospital: Transfusion committeeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn Health CenterUniversity20052010
University of Connecticut Health Center: Quality Assurance and Improvement CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationFaculty MemberUConn Health CenterUniversity20052010
American Society of Cytopathology: Education and Development CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational20042006
Papanicolaou Society: Education and Training Task ForceProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational20022004
University of Connecticut Health Center: Quality Assurance and Improvement CommitteeProfessional/Scientific Organizationfaculty memberUConn Health CenterUniversity2002
Papanicolaou Society: Education and Training CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational20012001
The George Washington University Medical Center: Quality Assurance and Improvement CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationFaculty MemberExternalUniversity20012002
American Society of Cytopathology: Scientific Program CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational20002001
American Society of Clinical Pathology Professional/Scientific OrganizationFellowExternalNational
American Society of Cytopathology Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
College of American Pathologists Professional/Scientific OrganizationFellowExternalNational
Hartford County Medical AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalLocal

Journal Articles

Conference Papers

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Assessment of Pathologic Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Locally Advanced Breast Cancers – Single Institutional ExperienceTalkASCP Annual Meeting/WASPaLM XXVI World Congress2011Las Vegas, Nevada
Decreased Inflammation and Tumor Stage in COX-2 Knockout Mice in the BBN Model of Bladder CancerTalk102nd AACR Annual Meeting2011Orlando, Florida
Fine Needle Aspiration of Thyroid; Endocrinology Grand Rounds TalkUniversity of Connecticut Health Center2011Farmington, Connecticut
Gene Deletion of mPGES-1 Results in a Significant Reduction in Tumor Stage and Burden in the BBN Mouse Model of Bladder CancerTalk101st AACR Annual Meeting2010Washington, DC
Advances in Breast Cancer DiagnosisTalkUniversity of Connecticut Health Center2010Farmington, Connecticut
Near Infrared Imaging Using US Localization to Assess Response to Neoadjuvant ChemotherapyTalk32nd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium2009San Antonio, Texas
Thyroid FNA CytologyTalkUniversity of Connecticut Health Center2009Farmington, Connecticut
The Correlation of Tumor Vascularity as Imaged by Near-Infrared Technology Issue Distribution of Angiogenic and Growth PromotersTalk31st Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium2008San Antonio, Texas
Tumor Angiogenesis Imaged by Optical Tomography can Accurately Diagnose Early Stage Invasive Breast CancersTalk31st Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium2008San Antonio, Texas
Tumor Angiogenesis of Carcinoma In Situ, Early Stage Invasive and Larger Breast Cancers Imaged by Optical Tomography with Ultrasound LocalizationTalkOptical Society of American Topical Meeting2008Florida
Pilot Study: Accuracy of Near-Infrared Imaging with Ultrasound Guidance to Monitor Tumor Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Locally Advanced Breast CancerTalk30th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium2007San Antonio, Texas
Monitoring and Assessing Chemotherapy Response Using Optical Tomography with Ultrasound Localization: A Pilot StudyTalkMolecular Imaging Conference2007Providence, Rhode Island
Potpourri of Endocrine PathologyTalkUniversity of Connecticut Health Center2007Farmington, Connecticut
Fine Needle Aspiration: Values and LimitationsTalkUniversity of Connecticut Health Center2007Farmington, Connecticut
Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration: A Case Oriented Approach with Emphasis on Diagnostic PitfallsTalkAmerican Society of Cytopathology2006Toronto, Canada
Near-Infrared Optical Tomography with Ultrasound Localization for Monitoring Angiogenic Tumor Responses to Primary Systemic TherapyTalkBiomedical Thermosacoustics, Optoacoustics, and Acousto-Optics-Photons Plus2005San Jose, California
Tumor Angiogenesis and Tumor Hypoxia as Diagnostic Indices for Differentiation of Benign Versus Malignant Breast MassesTalkOptical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue VI2005San Jose, California
Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of ThyroidTalkUniversity of Connecticut Health Center2005Farmington, Connecticut
Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration: A Case Oriented Approach with Emphasis on Diagnostic PitfallsTalkAmerican Society of Cytopathology2005San Diego, California
Utilization of Near-Infrared Optical Tomography with Ultrasound Localization (NIR-US) for Predicting Angiogenic Tumor Responses to Primary Systemic TherapyTalkSan Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium2004San Antonio, Texas
Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration: A Case Oriented Approach with Emphasis on Diagnostic PitfallsTalkAmerican Society of Cytopathology2004Chicago, Illinois
Imaging Tumor Angiogenesis Distributions of Breast Cancer by Optical Tomography with Ultrasound LocalizationTalkSan Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium2003San Antonio, Texas
The Cytology of Breast DiseaseTalkUniversity of Connecticut Health Center2003Farmington, Connecticut
Cytology: Initial 18 Month ExperienceTalkAmerican Society of Cytopathology2002Salt Lake City, Utah
The Significance of Paravacuolar Granules in Thyroid Cytology: Does it Indicate a “Hit or Miss”?TalkASCP/CAP Fall Annual Meeting2002Washington, DC
Ductal Lavage: Initial 18 Month Experience at a Single InstitutionTalk25th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium2002San Antonio, Texas
Values and Limitations of Fine Needle AspirationTalkThe George Washington University Hospital2002Washington, DC
Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration: A Case Oriented Approach with Emphasis on Diagnostic PitfallsTalkAmerican Society of Cytopathology2002Salt Lake City, Utah
Penile Epithelioid SarcomaTalkIllinois Registry of Anatomic Pathologists 1997
Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Benign Cutaneous Vascular LesionsTalkAmerican Society of Cytopathology1996Denver, Colorado
Tumor Angiogenesis and p53 Mutations: Prognostic Markers in Head and Neck Squamous Cell CarcinomasTalkInternational Conference on Head and Neck Cancer1996Toronto, Canada
Squamous Cell Carcinoma in a Case of Juvenile Laryngotracheal PapillomatosisTalkIllinois registry of anatomic pathologists 1996
p53 Mutation, but not Protein Accumulation, Correlates with Cell Proliferation in Head and Neck CancerTalkAmerican Association for Cancer Research1995Toronto, Canada