Tapan Bhavsar Tapan Bhavsar
Assistant Professor of Pathology

Office Phone: 202-823-4215
Email: Email
Department: Pathology


  • MBBS (MD equivalent), Government Medical College, India SURAT Gujarat, 2001
  • MS Toxicology, St. John's University, New York, 2006
  • PhD Toxicology, St. John's University, New York, 2010


Tapan M. Bhavsar MD, PhD is an assistant professor and chief of hematopathology service in the Department of Pathology at George Washington University (GW). His expertise is in areas of hematopathology and surgical pathology. Before joining GW, Dr. Bhavsar was an assistant professor/clinician-educator in hematopathology and director of flow cytometry at the Wayne State University School of Medicine/Detroit Medical Center.

Clinical Expertise
Dr. Bhavsar’s clinical practice provides specialized hematopathology diagnostic services with integration of ancillary studies including flow cytometry, cytogenetics/FISH and molecular testing.



Dr. Bhavsar’s work in hematopathology is centered on evaluation of genomic and immunohistochemical changes of discordant extramedullary plasmablastic transformation of multiple myeloma, exploring common mechanisms and risk factors in immunosuppression-related lymphoproliferative disorders, study of aggressive and indolent B-cell lymphomas, focusing on pediatric marginal zone lymphoma and marginal zone hyperplasia, and evaluating novel distinctive features of KSHV/EBV-associated germinotropic lymphoproliferative disorders.


Hematopathology / Flow Cytometry
Molecular Diagnostics
CP Laboratory Services


Ying Liu, Fatima Jelloul, Yanming Zhang, Tapan Bhavsar, Caleb Ho, Mamta Rao, Natasha E. Lewis, Robert Cimera, Jeeyeon Baik, Allison Sigler, Filiz Sen, Mariko Yabe, Mikhail Roshal, Ola Landgren, Ahmet Dogan and Wenbin Xiao. Genetic Basis of Extramedullary Plasmablastic Transformation of Multiple Myeloma. The American Journal of Surgical Pathology. 2020;44:838–848. PMID: 32118627

Tapan Bhavsar and Genevieve M. Crane. Immunodeficiency-Related Lymphoid Proliferations: New Insights With Relevance to Practice. Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports. 2020 Aug;15(4):360-371. PMID: 32535851

Tapan Bhavsar. EBV-positive Mucocutaneous Ulcer. Book chapter for Precision molecular pathology of aggressive B-cell lymphomas. In press.

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported a financial interest with the health care related companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the University and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

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