Vinay Prasad, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Vinay Prasad, MD

Vinay Prasad, MD

Anatomic Pathology
Director, Gastrointestinal Pathology

Celiac Disease Center
Physician Team

Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction
Physician Team

Hospital-Based Research Faculty
Principal Investigator

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Anatomic Pathology Team

Pathology Fellowship

Contact Information

Laboratory Medicine/Anatomic Pathology
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-5450
FX: (614) 722-2899


Dr. Prasad is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology at The Ohio State University and a pediatric pathologist with special interest in pediatric GI Pathology, Placental pathology and the pathology of recurrent pregnancy loss. Dr. Prasad trained at Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School and has worked at several leading children's hospitals. Dr. Prasad is Board Certified in Anatomic pathology as well as Pediatric Pathology. He is a Children's Oncology Group Young Investigator Awardee and is the Director of the GI Pathology section. He is the recipient of the Educator of the Year Award in 2010.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Kannarese
  • Hindi

Clinical Interests

  • pediatric soft tissue tumors
  • pediatric GI pathology
  • IBD pathology of placental abruption

Research Interests

Research Center:

Areas of Interest:

  • Desmoplastic small round cell tumors

Research Funding*:

  • "Pediatric Cooperative Human Tissue Network: New Scope/Technology Aids Cancer Research" The major goal of this project is to serve as a national center for the procurement and distribution of pediatric tumors and normal tissues for cancer research. (principal investigator, Nilsa Ramirez)

Education and Training


  • Mysore Medical College/Mysore University
    Date Completed: 06/30/1991

Graduate School

  • Mysore Medical College/Mysore University
    Date Completed: 07/31/1991


  • St Barnabus Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/2001


  • Boston Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/2003


  • Pathology & Laboratory Medicine


  • Anatomic Pathology


  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Pediatric Pathology

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 10/31/2007


  • Shaw A, Zibly Z, Prasad V, Ikeda D, Boue D, Governale LS. 2014. Synovial chondromatosis of the cervical spine: a case report and review of the literature.  PEDIATRIC AND DEVELOPMENTAL PATHOLOGY. Vol. 17, no. 3. (May): 221-225.
  • Almarzooqi S, Houston RH, Prasad V. 2013. Utility of tissue transglutaminase immunohistochemistry in pediatric duodenal biopsies: patterns of expression and role in celiac disease-a clinicopathologic review.  PATHOLOGY RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL. Vol. 2013, no. January: e602985.
  • Jaggi P, Scherzer R, Knieper R, Mousa H, Prasad V. 2012. Utility of screening for chronic granulomatous disease in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  JOURNAL OF CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY. Vol. 32, no. 1. (February): 78-81.
  • Almarzooqi S, Reed S, Fung B, Boue DR, Prasad V, Pietryga D. 2011. Infantile osteopetrosis and juvenile xanthogranuloma presenting together in a newborn: A case report and literature review.  PEDIATRIC AND DEVELOPMENTAL PATHOLOGY. Vol. 14, no. 4. (July): 307-312.
  • Elsasser D, Prasad V, D Ananth CV, Vintzileos AM. 2010. Diagnosis of placental abruption: Relationship between clinical and histopathological findings.  European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. Vol. 148, no. 2. (February): 125-130. PubMed ID: 19897298
  • Vinay Prasad, Kadria Sayed, Faridali Ramji, and David M. Parham. 2010. Rhabdomyomas and rhabdomyosarcomas. In Modern Soft Tissue Pathology; Tumors and Non-Neoplastic Conditions. First Edition ed. Edited by Markku Miettinen, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington DC. Washington DC: Cambridge university press.
  • Zeinab H, Prasad V, Kahwash S. 0. Rosai-Dorfman Disease of the tonsil in a four year old boy: Case report and review of the literature.  International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology.
  • Santin MJ, Prasad V, Caniano DA. 2009. Colonic diverticulitis in adolescents: An index case and associated syndromes.  PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL. Vol. 25, no. 10. (October): 901-905. PubMed ID: 19711089
  • Peltier MR, Ananth CV, Oyelese Y, Vintzileos AM, New Jersey-Placental Abruption Study Investigators. Collaborators: Ananth CV, Getahun D, Srinivas N, DeMarco C, Elsasser D, Lai YL, Pitts S, Smulian JC, Kinzler WL, Peltier MR, Lake M, Philipp C, Rhoads GG, Moore DF, Rozen R, Genest J, Shen-Schwarz S, Prasad V. 2009. Thromboembolic diseases in families of women with placental abruption.  Epidemiology. Vol. 5, no. 20. (September): 733-737.
  • Ang D, Urrego P, Prasad V. 2009. Placental mesenchymal dysplasia: a potential misdiagnosed entity.  ARCHIVES OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS. Vol. 279, no. 6. (June): 937-939. PubMed ID: 18982337
  • Kinzler WL, Prasad V, Ananth CV. 2009. The effect of maternal thrombophilia on placental abruption: histologic correlates.  JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE. Vol. 22, no. 3. (January): 243-248. PubMed ID: 19330709
  • Scanlan D, Radio SJ, Nelson M, Zhou M, Streblow R, Prasad V, Reyes C, Perry D,Fletcher S, Bridge JA. 2008. Loss of the PTCH1 gene locus in cardiac fibroma.  Cardiovascular Pathology. Vol. 17, no. 2. (March): 93-97. PubMed ID: 18329553
  • Dyamenahalli U, Abraham B, Fontenot E, Prasad V, Imamura M. 2007. Pathologic aneurysmal dilation of the ascending aorta and dilation of the main pulmonary artery in patients with Kabuki syndrome: valve-sparing aortic root replacement.  Congenital Heart Disease. Vol. 2, no. 6. (November): 424-428. PubMed ID: 18377436
  • Kaminsky LM, Ananth CV, Prasad V, Nath C, Vintzileos AM. 2007. The influence of maternal cigarette smoking on placental pathology in pregnancies complicated by abruption.  Am J Obstet Gynecol. Vol. 3, no. 197. (September): 275e1-275e5. PubMed ID: 17826418
  • Kalyoussef E, Hwang J, Prasad V, Barone J. 2006. Segmental multicystic dysplastic kidney in children, a case report and review of the literature.  Urology. Vol. 5, no. 68. (November): 1121e9-1121e11. PubMed ID: 17095057
  • Ananth CV, Oyelese Y, Prasad V, Getahun D, Smulian JC. 2006. Evidence of placental abruption as a chronic process: Associations with vaginal bleeding early in pregnancy and placental lesions.  EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY AND REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY. Vol. 128, no. 1-2. (September): 15-21. PubMed ID: 16513243
  • Prasad V, Fishman SJ, Mulliken JB, Fox VL, Liang MG, Klement G, Kieran MW,Burrows PE, Waltz DA, Powell J, Dubois J, Perez-Atayde AR, Kozakewich HP. 2005. Cutaneovisceral angiomatosis with thrombocytopenia.  PEDIATRIC AND DEVELOPMENTAL PATHOLOGY. Vol. 8, no. 4. (July): 407-419.
  • Hartnick CJ, Rehbar R, Prasad V. 2005. Development and maturation of the pediatric human vocal fold lamina propria.  Laryngoscope. Vol. 115, no. 1. (January): 4-15.
  • Dyamenahalli U, Boban A, Fontenot E, Prasad V, Imamura M. Pathologic Aneurysmal Dilation of the Ascending Aorta and Dilation of the Main Pulmonary Artery in Patients with Kabuki Syndrome: Valve-sparing Aortic Root Replacement. Congenital Heart Disease 2(6): 424-428, 2007.
  • Kaminsky LM, Ananth CV, Prasad V, Nath C, Vintzileos AM. The influence of maternal cigarette smoking on placental pathology in pregnancies complicated by abruption. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 197(3): 275, 1-5, September 2007.

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology
  • Educator of the Year, 2010
  • Society for Pediatric Pathology
  • College of American Pathologists
  • Young Investigator Award, COG, 2009
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
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