Sushama Rich, MD

Assistant Professor; Course Director for Clinical Anatomy and EmbryologyTouro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Harlem

Dr. Rich is an Assistant Professor and Course Director for Clinical Anatomy and Embryology for the Medical students as well as the Masters students. She earned her M.D. degree from Stanley School of Medicine in India in 1988 and practiced Internal Medicine for a year before she immigrated to the United States. Since then, she received appointments and has served on the faculty at the Sophie Davis School of Medicine, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Weil Cornell School of Medicine, SUNY Downstate, and SUNY Stonybrook.  Dr. Rich joined Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in June of 2009 when she took the position of Department of Anatomy Chair and is responsible for the oversight of Human Gross Anatomy, Histology, Neuroanatomy and Embryology; courses which are required for the DO and Master’s degree programs. She serves on the Curriculum and Community Service Committees.


  • Sakthi Velavan, S., Castellanos, B., Rich, S., & Goldberg, R. (2017). Double Inferior Vena Cava with Variant Hemiazygos Vein – A Case Report. Italian Journal of Anatomy and Embryology, 122 (2), 121. Retrieved from
  • Yim, G., Li, S., Radujko, I., Rich, S., & Lomiguen, C. (2020). Impact of Non-Credit Summer Anatomy Course on Performance-Based Entry Into Medical School. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 120(3), e60–e61.
  • Castellanos, B. B., Kandavalli, N. B., Rich, S., Baez, R., & Quinteros, C. (2020). Repositioned common hepatic artery with very rare anterior portal vein. Clinical Anatomy, 33(2), E68–E69.
  • Ziatabar, S., Zepf, J., Rich, S., Danielson, B. T., Bollyky, P. I., & Stern, R. (2018). Chitin, chitinases, and chitin lectins: Emerging roles in human pathophysiology. Pathophysiology, 25(4), 253-262. doi:10.1016/j.pathophys.2018.02.005
  • Velavan, S. S., Castellanos, B., Gulfam, N., & Rich, S. (2017). Nonrotation of the intestine: Embryological and clinical correlation. FASEB Journal, 31(1), 898.10
  • Velavan, S. S., Castellanos, B., Rich, S., Goldberg, R. B., Quinteros, C., & Baez, R. (2015). Double inferior venacava with anomalous hemiazygos vein – A case report [Supplemental material]. FASEB Journal, 29(1), LB2.
  • Castellanos, B., Ahmad, S., Kandavalli, N. B., Rich, S., Baez, R., Quinteros, C., & Ahmad, M. (2021). Aberrant Anterior Portal Vein Within the Extra Hepatic Portal Triad with Variation in the Course of a Replaced Common Hepatic Artery. International Journal of Anatomical Variations, 14 (9), 126–129. Retrieved from
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