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Pathology & Immunology

Houston, Texas

Pathology and Immunology
Pathology & Immunology
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Bharati S. Helekar, M.D.Assistant Professor


  • M.B., B.S. (M.D. equivalent), University of Bombay, India


  • Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas (July 1999 - June 2004)


  • Surgical Pathology, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas (July 2005 - June 2006)
  • Cytopathology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas (July 2004 - June 2005)


  • Surgical Pathology
  • Cytopathology

Board Certification

  • Cytopathology
  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Current Position

  • Assistant Professor

Professional Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tx (June 2007 - Present)
  • Staff Pathologist, McAllen Medical Center and McAllen Heart Hospital, McAllen, Tx and Edinburg Regional Hospital and Edinburg Children's Hospital, Edinburg, TX (August 2006 - June 2007)

Professional Organization Memberships

  • College of American Pathologists
  • Houston Society of Clinical Pathologists
  • Texas Society of Pathologists

Representative Publications

  • Duvic M, Helekar B , Schulz C, Cho M, DiSepio D, Hager C, DiMao D, Hazarika P, Jackson B, Breuer-McHam J, Young J, Clayman G, Lippman SM, Chandraratna RA, Robinson NA, Deucher A, Eckert RL, and Nagpal S. Expression of a retinoid-inducible tumor suppressor, Tazarotene-inducible gene-3, is decreased in psoriasis and skin cancer. Clinical Cancer Research, 2000, 6, 8, 3249-59.
  • Howes, K., Bronson, J. D., Dang, Y. L., Li, N., Zhang, K., Ruiz, C., Helekar, B ., Lee, M., Subbaraya, I., Kolb, H., Chen, J., and Baehr, W. Gene array and expression of retina guanylate cyclase activating proteins 1 and 2., Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science , 1998, 39, 867-75.
  • Semple-Rowland, Gorczyca, W. A., Buczylko, J., Helekar, B. S. , Ruiz, C. C., Subbaraya, I. P., Palczewski, K. and Baehr, W. Expression of GCAP1 and GCAP2 in the retinal degeneration (rd) mutant chicken retina, FEBS Letters. , 1996, 385, 47-52.
  • Subbaraya, I. , Ruiz, C. C., Helekar, B. S ., Zhao, X., Gorczyca, W. A., Pettenati, M. J., Rao, P. N., Palczewski, K. and Baehr, W., Molecular characterization of human and mouse photore­ceptor guanylate cyclase-activating protein (GCAP) and chromosomal localization of human gene, Journal of Biological Chemistry , 1994, 49, 31080-9.
  • Palczewski, K., Subbaraya, I., Gorczyca, W. A., Helekar, B. S. , Ruiz, C. C., Ohguro, H., H­uang, J., Zhao, X., Crabb, J. W., Johnson, R. S. et al., Molecular cloning and characterization of reti­nal photoreceptor guanylyl cyclase-activating protein, Neuron , 1994, 13, 395-404.
Bharati S. Helekar, M.D.

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