Dr. Babu completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin and earned his MD at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed a residency in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology at Cleveland Clinic in 2014 and a fellowship in Hematopathology at the University of New Mexico in 2015. He was a pathologist and medical director in Maryland before returning to UNM in 2018. He is currently the director of clinical flow cytometry at TriCore Reference Laboratories. Dr. Babu serves as the program director for the hematopathology fellowship and director of the hematopathology rotation for residents and medical students.

Personal Statement

I am board certified in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology and Hematopathology. I enjoy an active role in the in-house and consultation hematopathology and cytogenetics services, as well as in the instruction of fellows, residents, and medical students. One of my particular interests is the advancement of flow cytometry as a diagnostic tool. I am also a member of various pathology organizations including the Society of Hematopathology and the International Clinical Cytometry Society.

Areas of Specialty

Flow Cytometry
Graduate Medical Education

Achievements & Awards

Vernie A. Stembridge Award
George C. Hoffman Excellence in Teaching Award
Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award
iTeach Exemplary Teacher Award (2020, 2021, 2022)

Key Publications

Book Chapter
Toth, Laura, N Babu, Daniel, 2019 Myeloid gene panel testing with correlation to updated clinical practice guidelines. Elsevier
Book Chapter
Babu, Daniel, George, Tracy, I Chabot-Richards, Devon, 2022 Leukocyte Morphology in Blood and Bone Marrow Elsevier
Journal Article
Torrez, Mary, Chabot-Richards, Devon, Babu, Daniel, Lockhart, Evelyn, Foucar, Kathryn, 2022 How I Investigate Acquired Megaloblastic Anemia International Journal of Laboratory Hematology, vol. 44, Issue 2, 236-247
Journal Article
Weinberg, Olga, K Chisholm, Karen, M Ok, Chi, Young Fedoriw, Yuri, Grzywacz, Bartosz, Kurzer, Jason, H Mason, Emily, F Moser, Karen, A Bhattacharya, Siddharth, Xu, Mina, Babu, Daniel, Foucar, Kathryn, Tam, Wayne, Bagg, Adam, Orazi, Attilio, 2021 Clinical, immunophenotypic and genomic findings of NK lymphoblastic leukemia: a study from the Bone Marrow Pathology Group Modern Pathology, vol. 34, Issue 7, 1358-1366
Journal Article
Cantu, Miguel, D Kanagal-Shamanna, Rashmi, Wang, Sa, A , Tapan, Kadia Bueso-Ramos, Carlos, E Patel, Sanjay, S Geyer, Julia, T Tam, Wayne, Madanat, Yazan, Li, Peng, George, Tracy, I Nichols, Meredith, M Rogers, Heesun, J Liu, Yen-Chun, Aggarwal, Nidhi, 2023 Clinicopathologic and Molecular Analysis of Normal Karyotype Therapy-Related and De Novo Acute Myeloid Leukemia: A Multi-Institutional Study by the Bone Marrow Pathology Group JCO Precis Oncol




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