Anatomic Pathology

Snehal Sonawane, MBBS, MD

Work Phone: 312-996-68750
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Biographical Info

Snehal Sonawane, MBBS, MD is a board-certified pathologist. After graduation from medical school, Dr. Sonawane undertook a post-graduate training in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and received a Diplomate from the National Board in Pathology from the Government Medical College in India. On completion, she went on to work as a research scholar at the Translational Neurobiology Laboratory, at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine. Subsequently, she completed Anatomic and Clinical pathology residency training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago followed by a fellowship in Surgical/GI pathology at Loyola University Medical Center. More recently, Dr. Sonawane has been recognized in Pathologists”-Power-list-2021 and 40 under 40 Honoree by ASCP in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Health informatics and has an interest in digital pathology.

Clinical Focus: GI/Surgical Pathology, Digital Pathology

Research and Educational Focus: GI/Surgical Pathology, Digital Pathology


1999 – 2005: MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)

 Government Medical College, Miraj, Maharashtra, India.

 Post-Graduate Training:

2020- 2023:    Masters in Health informatics and Management Dakota State University



2014 – 2015: Summa Health System Akron OH

2015-2018:     University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

2006-2009: Diplomate of National Board (DNB, Pathology), RCSM, GMC

 Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India



2019- 2020:  General Surgical/GI Pathology Fellowship Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL

Board Certification:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology


Awards and Honors:

Pathologist Magazine Power List 2021

ASCP 40 under Forty for award year 2021

Scholarly Activity award, UIC, 2017, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

Selected Recent Publications:

  1. Editor and Reviewer: Ace The Boards: Surgical Pathology Reimagined
  2. Book review: Sonawane S. Book Review – Non-neoplastic pathology of the gastrointestinal tract: A practical guide to biopsy diagnosis. Bull R Coll Pathol. 198;4:679.
  3. Author and Editor: Ace My Path: Gross Dictation Handbook: Second Edition
  4. Author and Editor: Ace My Path: Surgical Pathology Reporting Handbook
  5. Book Chapter: Digital imaging fundamentals & standards. website
    Sonawane SS, Borys D. Digital imaging fundamentals & standards.
  6. Contributing Author and Editor: Ace The boards: Nonneoplastic Hematopathology and Coagulation.
  7. Comprehensive Comparison of Dysphagia Predominant Eosinophilic Esophagitis: With and Without Food Impaction. Gunasekaran, T.S., Kory, V., Sonawane, S.S. et al. SN Compr. Clin. Med. (2021).
  8. Extensive Degenerative Change Masquerading Histomorphology in a Giant Cystic Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor with Rare PDGFRA Mutation. Rahman J, Rahmanuddin S, Sham S, Sonawane S.(October 02, 2020) Cureus 12(10): e10772. doi:10.7759/cureus.10772
  9. Xanthogranulomatous Cholecystitis: A Diagnostic Challenge for Radiologists, Surgeons, and Pathologists. Rahman J, Tahir M, Sonawane S. Cureus. 2020 Aug 25; 12(8):e10007. doi: 10.7759/cureus.10007. PMID: 32983704; PMCID: PMC7515094.
  10. Desmoplastic Trichoepithelioma: Histopathologic and Immunohistochemical Criteria for Differentiation of a Rare Benign Hair Follicle Tumor from Other Cutaneous Adnexal Tumors. ; Rahman J, Tahir M, Arekemase H, Murtazaliev S, Sonawane S. Cureus. 2020 Aug 12; 12(8):e9703. doi: 10.7759/cureus.9703. PMID: 32923292; PMCID: PMC7486105.
  11. Endometrioid Endometrial Carcinoma with Spindle Cells-Aberrant p16 and p53 Expression.Sonawane S, Elfituri O, Zhang Y, Yordan E, Ree N.; Int J Surg Pathol. 2018 Jun 1:1066896918781730. doi: 10.1177/1066896918781730.
  12. A Recurrence of Bilateral Diffuse Sclerosing Lobular Hyperplasia of Breast: A Case Report. Elfituri O1, Sonawane S, Xu H, Warso MA, Wiley E; Int J Surg Pathol. 2017 Dec 1:1066896917746744. doi: 10.1177/1066896917746744.
  13. Metastatic Intestinal Adenocarcinoma to a Lymph Node Involved by Follicular Lymphoma:The Importance of Looking Beyond the Apparent; Acosta AM, Sonawane S, Sharif A, Pins MR. Pathol Res Pract. 2017 Jun; 213(6):713-716. doi: 10.1016/j.prp.2016.12.002.
  14. Wilsons Disease coexisting with Hepatitis A: A rare case report Shinde T, Shinde S, A.JCR 2016;6:374-377
  15. Emphysematous pyelonephritis Snehal Sonawane and Shoujin Wu Histol Cytol Embryol, 2017 doi: 10.15761/HCE.1000103
  16. Ocular surface extracellular DNA and nuclease activity imbalance: a new paradigm for inflammation in dry eye disease Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Dec 17; 53(13):8253-63. doi: 10.1167/iovs.12-10430. PUBMED ID: 23169882; Sonawane S, Khanolkar V, Namavari A, Chaudhary S, Gandhi S, Tibrewal S, Jassim SH, Shaheen B, Hallak J, Horner JH, Newcomb M, Sarkar J, Jain S.
  17. Comment in: New insight into dry eye inflammation. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012
  18. Cyclosporine Immunomodulation Retards Regeneration of Surgically Transected Corneal Nerves, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Feb 13; 53(2):732-40. doi: 10.1167/iovs.11-8445. Print 2012 Feb. PUBMED ID: 22205605 Namavari A, Chaudhary S, Chang JH, Yco L, Sonawane S,  Khanolkar V, Yue BY, Sarkar J, Jain S.
  19. Corneal Neurotoxicity Due to Topical Benzalkonium Chloride Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Apr 6; 53(4):1792-802. doi: 10.1167/iovs.11-8775. PUBMED ID:2241056, Sarkar J, Chaudhary S, Namavari A, Ozturk O, Chang JH, Yco L, Sonawane S, Khanolkar V, Hallak J, Jain S.
  20. Neurotrophins and Nerve regeneration – associated genes are expressed in the cornea after lamellar flap surgery. Cornea 2012 Dec; 31(12):1460-7. doi:10.1097/ICO.0b013e318247b60e.PUBMED ID:22673847, Chaudhary S, Namavari A, Yco L, Chang JH, Sonawane S, Khanolkar V, Sarkar J,Jain S;
  21. Semaphorin 7a Links Nerve Regeneration and Inflammation in the Cornea. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Jul 9; 53(8):4575-85. doi: 10.1167/iovs.12-9760.PUBMED ID: 22700709 Namavari A, Chaudhary S, Ozturk O, Chang JH, Yco L, Sonawane S, Katam N, Khanolkar V, Hallak J, Sarkar J, Jain
  22. Tear Fluid Extracellular DNA: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Implications in Dry Eye Disease; Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Dec 11; 54(13):8051-62. doi: 10.1167/iovs.1312844, PUBMED ID: 22205605 Tibrewal S, Sarkar J, Jassim SH, Gandhi S, Sonawane S, Chaudhary S, Byun YS, Ivanir Y, Hallak J, Horner JH, Newcomb M, Jain S.
Categories: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Pathology