Rajul Kothari, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology, Administrative Director Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Work Phone: 312-996-8245
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Biographical Info

Rajul Kothari, MD, received her medical degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Following OB/GYN residency at The Ohio State University, she completed fellowship training in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Minnesota Medical Center.

Dr. Kothari is double board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Gynecologic Oncology. In 2017, Dr. Kothari was recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Cancer Doctor®.

Dr. Kothari provides compassionate, comprehensive care to patients with gynecologic cancers, preinvasive disease and patients requiring complex pelvic surgery. Her expertise includes cancer of the endometrium, ovaries, cervix, vulva, vagina and gestational trophoblastic disease.

Dr. Kothari is fluent in English, Hindi and Gujarati.

Recent Publications

Groth J, Prabhu S, Periakaruppan R, Ohlander S, Wiley E, Emmadi R, Kothari R. Coexistent dedifferentiated endometrioid carcinoma of the uterus and urachal adenocarcinoma of the bladder: Case report and review of the literature. Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology, in press.

Patel T, Kothari R, Gangemi A. A rare case report of vulvar necrotizing fasciitis in a healthy patient. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports 2017;35:103-105.

Eddie SL, Quartuccio SM, Zhu J, Shepherd JA, Kothari R, Kim JJ, Woodruff TK, Burdette JE. Three-dimensional modelling of the human fallopian tube fimbriae. Gynecologic Oncology 2015;136:348-354.

Juhl M, Knuttinen M, Kothari R, Groth J. Revisiting imaging and pathology of malignant appearing uterine smooth muscle tumors: a mistaken identity of leiomyosarcoma on MRI. Open Journal of Radiology 2014;4:177-181.

Recent Abstracts

Mar W, Kothari R, Thomas S, Son S.  “Cervical Cancer:  What the oncologist wants to know”.  Poster accepted for presentation at the Radiologic Society North America, Chicago IL, November 2017.

Scheu A, Wiebe L, Lo S, Deamant C, Roggenkamp B, Patel U, Khosla P, Robinson P, Penedo F, Gerhart J, Lillis T, Dale W, Gordon A, Kothari R, Berardi R, Trosman J, Weldon C.  “A consolidated screening tool for supportive oncology needs and distress.”  Poster presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Chicago IL, June 2016.

Boecher S, Trosman J, Robinson P, Penedo F, Garcia S, Rosenberg C, Berardi R, Macias J, Gerhart J, Oberhold S, Shrestha S, Khosla P, Danciu O, Kothari R, Dale W, Kircher S, Slocum M, Weldon C. “Questions for your survivorship appointment: A tool to screen for patient concerns”. Poster presentation at the Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators, Las Vegas NV, November 2016.

Singh M, Rodriguez C, Clarke M, Kothari R, Onujiogu N, Kajdacsy-Balla A and Groth J. “De-differentiated endometriod carcinoma of the uterus: a clinicopathologic analysis”. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Boston MA, March 2015.

Groth J, Prabhu S, Kothari R, Deane L, Ohlander S and Emmadi R. “Primary bladder adenocarcinoma, enteric type and synchronous uterine endometroid adenocarcinoma in a patient with Lynch syndrome and MLH1 mutation: a case study and review of the literature”. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the College of American Pathologists, Kissimmee FL, October 2013.


The Coleman Foundation, “Implementing the Strategy for Distress Screening, Survivor Care Planning and Palliative Care and Hospice Referrals for Gynecologic Oncology Patients”, 2015-2016, Leader, Gynecologic Oncology.

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