Aqiba Bokhari, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Aqiba Bokhari, M.D.

Associate Physician Diplomate

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Pediatric Surgery


Pathology - Pediatric Surgical Pathology


Locations and Contact

UC Davis Medical Center

UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Bokhari's focus is to provide the best care possible to patients by rendering an accurate diagnosis.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Bokhari is a pediatric surgical pathologist, cytopathologist, and a hematopathologist.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Bokhari's research interests include cyto-histologic correlation of salivary gland lesions, and pediatric myelodysplastic syndrome.


Anatomic Pathology

Medical School

M.B.B.S., Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan 1988


Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, University Hospital, Newark NJ 2001-2006


Pediatric Pathology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA 2006-2008


Gynecology/Breast Pathology, UC Davis Health, Sacramento CA 2020-2021


Hematopathology, UC Davis Health, Sacramento CA 2021-2022


Hematopathology, UC Davis Health, Sacramento CA 2021-2022


Cytopathology, UMass Medical School-Baystate Program, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield MA 2016-2017

Kunze B, Wein F, Fang HY, Anand A, Baumeister T, Strangmann J, Gerland S, Ingermann J, Münch NS, Wiethaler M, Sahm V, Hidalgo-Sastre A, Lange S, Lightdale CJ, Bokhari A, Falk GW, Friedman RA, Ginsberg GG, Iyer PG, Jin Z, Nakagawa H, Shawber CJ, Nguyen T, Raab WJ, Dalerba P, Rustgi AK, Sepulveda AR, Wang KK, Schmid RM, Wang TC, Abrams JA, Quante M. Notch Signaling Mediates Differentiation in Barrett's Esophagus and Promotes Progression to Adenocarcinoma. Gastroenterology. 2020 Aug;159(2):575-590. doi:10.1053/j.gastro.2020.04.033. Epub 2020 Apr 20. PMID:32325086.

Del Portillo A, Komissarova EV, Bokhari A, Hills C, de Gonzalez AK, Kongkarnka S, Remotti HE, Sepulveda JL, Sepulveda AR. Downregulation of Friend Leukemia Integration 1 (FLI1) follows the stepwise progression to gastric adenocarcinoma. Oncotarget. 2019 Jun 11;10(39):3852-3864. doi:10.18632/oncotarget.26974. PMID:31231464.

Bokhari A, Tiscornia-Wasserman PG. Cytology diagnosis of metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma, synchronous to pancreas, and metachronous to thyroid and contralateral adrenal: Report of a case and literature review. Diagn Cytopathol. 2017 Feb;45(2):161-167. doi:10.1002/dc.23619. Epub 2016 Oct 22. PMID:27770513.

Bokhari A, Hibshoosh H, Tiscornia-Wasserman PG. Cytomorphology of Recurrent Osseous Extracranial Meningioma of Right Pubic Ramus:: Report of a Case and Literature Review. Diagn Cytopathol. 2016 Jul;44(7):618-22. doi:10.1002/dc.23483. Epub 2016 Apr 15. PMID:27079302.

Ferreira J, Bostwick H, Berezin S, Bokhari A. Idiopathic isolated benign nontraumatic inflammatory stricture of the common hepatic duct successfully treated with endoscopic dilatation in a child. J Ped Surg Case Rep. 2014;2(1):25-27. doi:10.1016/j.epsc.2013.12.001.

Vinukonda G, Zia MT, Bhimavarapu BB, Hu F, Feinberg M, Bokhari A, Ungvari Z, Fried VA, Ballabh P. Intraventricular hemorrhage induces deposition of proteoglycans in premature rabbits, but their in vivo degradation with chondroitinase does not restore myelination, ventricle size and neurological recovery. Exp Neurol. 2013 Sep;247:630-44. doi:10.1016/j.expneurol.2013.02.018. Epub 2013 Mar 6. PMID:23474192.

Gregory JM, Arkader A, Bokhari A, Dormans JP. Case report: unicameral bone cysts in a young patient with acquired generalized lipodystrophy. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 May;468(5):1440-6. doi:10.1007/s11999-009-1168-0. Epub 2009 Nov 19. Erratum in: Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Jul;468(7):1997. Bothari, Aqiba [corrected to Bokhari, Aqiba]. PMID:19924491.

Jatla M, Bokhari A, Bierly P, Russo P, Verma R. Anthropometric, serologic, and laboratory correlation with villous blunting in pediatric celiac disease: diabetics are different. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2009 Aug;43(7):622-6. doi:10.1097/MCG.0b013e3181886047. PMID:19238095.