Aastha Chauhan, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Aastha Chauhan

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-624-0509

Office Address:
C474, Mayo Building
Delaware St. SE

Mailing Address:
MMC 76 Mayo
420 Delaware
Minneapolis, MN 55455

MBBS, Goa Medical College, India, 2009

Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of Minnesota, 2020

Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Pathology, University of Minnesota, 2021

Fellowship in Cytopathology, University of Minnesota, 2022

MD Pathology, PGIMER Dr. RML Hospital, New Dehli, India

Dr. Chauhan's research interests are in pancreatic adenocarcinoma variants and their molecular signatures. Optimizing cytology cell blocks in lung cancers for ancillary testing.


Dr. Chauhan completed her medical school in India and headed to University of Minnesota for her residency. She chose the program for its strong teaching curriculum, diverse training sites and nurturing environment. She believes the residency training is well-rounded for a career in academic or community practice. She completed a Cytology fellowship followed by Gastrointestinal pathology fellowship.  Dr. Chauhan loves Minnesota summers and Fall. In her free time, she likes to read, explore diverse food options in the Twin Cities and spend time with her family. 


Gastrointestinal pathology


Awards & Recognition

Kenneth F. Ernst Award in recognition of superior research in pathology by trainees: Best AP Project 2020, 2021.

Chief Resident, Anatomic/Clinical Pathology Residency, Graduate School of Medical Education, University of Minnesota, Minnesota (October 2018- March 2020)

Featured in the Pathologist power list 2022


Professional Associations

  • CAP Resident Forum Delegate, University of Minnesota (April 2018-Feb 2020)
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Ambassador (05/2020-Present)
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Membership committee. (April


  • Junior member, Membership committee, American Society of Cytology, (Nov2019-Nov


  • Member, CAP Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

  • Junior member, e journal committee, American Society of Cytology, (Dec 2020-


  • CAP Resident Forum Delegate, University of Minnesota (May 2018-2020)
  • White belt in Lean Six Sigma course
  • CAP Inspection training course certified
  • CAP Inspection performed at Yale New Haven Hospital (March 2019)




Board Certifications

Board Certified: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (2020)

Clinical Interests

• Gastrointestinal/Liver Pathology • Cytopathology • Breast Pathology • Gyn Pathology