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Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Rebecca Sonu, M.D.

Rebecca Sonu, M.D.

Hematopathology Fellow, PGY 5
Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
4400 V Street,
Sacramento, CA 95817

Medical School

Ross University School of Medicine, West Indies

Personal Interests

Hiking, gardening

Reason for selecting UC Davis for Residency

A well-rounded fellowship with training in both neoplastic and non-neoplastic hematopathology.  Great variety of bone marrow and lymphoma cases, a busy service and wonderful faculty.  The opportunity to complete a department-funded Health Informatics Certificate.

Future Plans

2015-2016 Transfusion Medicine Fellowship, Stanford University

Clinical Interests

  • Hematopathology
  • Transfusion Medicine
  • Quality Improvement with Health Informatics

Research Interests

  • "Choosing Transfusions Wisely" - Transfusion medicine registry for blood product utilization
  • Splenic and molecular hematopathology
  • Point-of-care for hematology and transfusion medicine

CV Highlights

  • B.S. - General Biology, UC San Diego
  • Health Informatics Certificate Program
  • UC Davis Bioethics Committee Member
  • Chief Resident, UC Davis, 2013-2014

Publications, Abstracts or Posters

Sonu R, Gregg J, Chen M. Splenic marginal zone lymphoma with t(8;14)(q24.1;q32)/MYC rearrangement. J Hematop. 2011 Dec 2.

Curtis CM, Louie RF, Sonu R, Ammirati EB, Sumner SL, Kost GL. Point-of-care hematology and coagulation testing in primary, rural emergency, and disaster care scenarios. Point of Care. 2012 Jun;11(2):140-145.

Sonu R, Chen M. Extramedullary hematopoeisis associated with myeloproliferative neoplasm manifesting as pleural effusion. J Hematop. 2012 May:1-7.

Sonu R and Chen M. Primary Lymphoproliferative Disorders of the Liver. ASCP Case Report - Hematology. January 2014;49(1).




Link to PubMed