Rish K. Pai, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Pathologist

Location

  1. Phoenix, Arizona

Languages

English

Rish K Pai, M.D., Ph.D. is an anatomic pathologist with subspecialty expertise in gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology. His clinical focus includes:

  • Expertise in diagnosis of inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and liver
  • Expertise in diagnosis of neoplastic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Pai is active in research and education. Dr. Pai lectures nationally and internationally on many aspects of gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology and has directed multiple GI and Liver pathology continuing medical education courses. Dr. Pai is also the principal investigator of the Colon Cancer Family Registry at Mayo Clinic.

  1. Colon cancer
  2. Fatty liver disease
  3. Inflammatory bowel disease
  4. Liver tumor
  5. Transplant rejection
  • Gastrointestinal pathology
  • Liver pathology
  • Gastrointestinal tract neoplasia
  • Gastrointestinal tract infections
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Liver tumors
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Liver transplant pathology
  1. 2009
    Fellow - Gastrointestinal and Hepatic PathologyThe University of Chicago Medical Center
  2. 2008
    Chief Resident - Anatomic PathologyThe University of Chicago Medical Center
  3. 2007
    Resident - Anatomic PathologyThe University of Chicago Medical Center
  4. 2005
    MD/PhD - ImmunologyCase Western Reserve University
  5. 1998
    BA - ChemistryPomona College

Certifications

  1. 2008
    Anatomic PathologyAmerican Board of Pathology

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    Jack Yardley Investigator AwardRodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society
  2. 2009
    Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society Resident AwardUniversity of Chicago Medical Center
  3. 2007
    Hans Popper Hepatopathology Society Resident AwardUniversity of Chicago Medical Center
  4. 2005
    Martin Wahl Memorial Fund AwardCase Western Reserve University
  5. 1998
    The Michael H. Rosen Memorial Pre-Medical AwardPomona College
  6. 1998
    The Frank Parkhurst Brackett, Jr. and Davida Wark Brackett Prize in ChemistryPomona College
  7. 1998
    The John Stauffer Prize for Academic Merit in the SciencesPomona College
  8. 1994
    Magna Cum LaudePomona College

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    MemberExecutive Committee, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  2. 2020 - 2021
    PresidentRodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society
  3. 2020 - present
    Vice Chair of ResearchDepartment of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  4. 2017 - 2018
    ChairEducation Committee, Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society
  5. 2016 - 2020
    MemberEducation Committee, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
  6. 2014 - 2015
    Co-DirectorGastrointestinal, Hepatic and Pancreaticobiliary Pathology Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.