Kikkeri N. Naresh, MBBS, DCP, MD, FRCPath

Clinical Professor | Section Head, Pathology; Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Kikkeri N. Naresh, MBBS, DCP, MD, FRCPath

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Office Location:

7927; 7th floor, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Mailing Address:

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Mailstop G7-910
825 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98109

Research Lab

Naresh Lab


Clinical and Research Background

Dr. Kikkeri Naresh is a pathologist, an expert in the laboratory analysis of tissue samples for diagnosis or other medical purposes. He specializes in hemopathology — the pathology of blood tissues — especially lymphoma and bone marrow pathology. As a translational researcher, Dr. Naresh conducts laboratory studies to improve patient care. His focus is the biology of lymphoma, including its genome, formation and cellular environment (or microenvironment). He also develops new algorithms to improve lymphoma diagnosis and precision medicine. His other research interests include lymphoma-causing viruses, blood stem cell transplantation and plasma cell myeloma.

Board Certifications

Royal College of Pathologists London, UK, 2008, FRCPath -Haematology, by published work

Specialist Training Authority (STA) of the Royal Colleges certified specialist in Histopathology (Anatomic Pathology; Board certification equivalent), London, UK, 2003

Royal College of Pathologists London, UK, 2001, MRCPath -Haematology, by published work

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Education & Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India, 1988, M.D. –Pathology (Board certification equivalent)

Government Medical College, Mysore, India, 1985, Diploma in Clinical Pathology (D.C.P.)

Government Medical College, Mysore, India, 1980, M.B.B.S (M.D. equivalent)

Research Interests

Lymphoma biology: Genomics of various lymphomas; Early steps and lesions in lymphomagenesis and pathways of evolution; biology of Immune deficiency lymphoid proliferations including proliferations in post-transplant and HIV setting; biology of Hodgkin lymphoma

Lymphoma diagnosis and precision medicine: Developing diagnostic and precision medicine algorithms using contemporary technologies; biomarker discovery

Tumor microenvironment: Lymphomas & lymphoproliferative disorders and other hematological malignancies

Biology of oncogenic viruses: in lymphomagenesis and patient outcomes

Immune biology of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation Disease evolution following stem cell transplantation

Epidemiology and molecular epidemiology of lymphomas and hematological malignancies

Translational research in plasma cell myeloma

Academic and Medical Appointments

Academic Appointments

Full Member / Full Professor & Section Head of Pathology, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, 2020-present

Full Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2020-present

Pathologist, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance & University Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 2020-present

Honorary appointment: Visiting Professor, Imperial College London, UK. 2020-present

Professor (Professor of Practice / Visiting Professor), Department of Cellular & Molecular Pathology, Imperial College London, UK, 2004-2020

Professor / Additional Professor of Pathology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai (Bombay), India, 1998-2003

Associate Professor of Pathology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Bombay, India, 1992-1998

Lecturer in Pathology, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore, India, 1989-1992

Lecturer in Pathology, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore, India, 1988-1989

Medical Appointments

Section Head, Pathology, Fred Hutch, 2020-present

Clinical Lead, Molecular Diagnostic Services, North West London Pathology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK, 2017-2020

Clinical Director, West London Genomics Medicine Centre, London, UK. 2016-2020

Clinical Director, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK. 2016

Divisional Director, Division of Investigative Sciences and Clinical Support (Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Imaging, Theatres, Outpatients, Pharmacy & Therapies), Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK. 2014-2016

Director, Specialist Integrated Haematological Malignancies Diagnostic Services (SIHMDS) & Molecular Pathology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK. 2012-2020

Chief of service, Directorate of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK, 2011-2014

Lead, Haematopathology, Hammersmith Hospital & Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK, 2004-2020

Consultant Haematopathologist, Department of Cellular & Molecular Pathology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK, 2004- 2020

Pathologist, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai (Bombay), India, 1992-2003

Assistant Pathologist, Tata Memorial Hospital, Bombay, India, 1992-1998

Pathologist, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore, India, 1989-1992

Pathologist, St. Martha’s Hospital, Bangalore, India, 1989

Pathologist, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore, India, 1988-1989

Education and Training

Royal College of Pathologists London, UK, 2008, FRCPath -Haematology, by published work

Specialist Training Authority (STA) of the Royal Colleges certified specialist in Histopathology (Anatomic Pathology; Board certification equivalent), London, UK, 2003

Royal College of Pathologists London, UK, 2001, MRCPath -Haematology, by published work

Visiting Fellow under International Exchange Fellowship Program, Lymphoma Pathology & Biology, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. 1994

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Education & Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India, 1988, M.D. –Pathology (Board certification equivalent)

Demonstrator (Residency), Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Education & Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India. 1985-1988

Postgraduate (Residency), Government Medical College, Mysore, India. 1983-1985.

Government Medical College, Mysore, India, 1985, Diploma in Clinical Pathology (D.C.P.)

Government Medical College, Mysore, India, 1980, M.B.B.S (M.D. equivalent)

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