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Vighnesh Walavalkar, MD

Research and Clinical Interests

My clinical interests in renal pathology include native kidney diseases and kidney transplantation. My clinical interests in cytopathology include performing and interpreting fine needle aspiration biopsies including ultrasound guided FNA. My research interests include clinical and histologic aspects of renal diseases, kidney transplantation and cancer.

Selected Publications

  • Dvanajscak Z, Karl BE, Sanchez AP, Walavalkar V. IgA-Dominant Glomerulopathy and Thrombotic Microangiopathy After Chemotherapy. Kidney International Reports 2018 Mar; 3:492–497.
  • Fadare O, Roma AA, Parkash V, Zheng W, Walavalkar V. Does a p53 "Wild-type" Immunophenotype Exclude a Diagnosis of Endometrial Serous Carcinoma? Adv Anat Pathol. 2018 Jan; 25(1):61-70. PMID: 28945609
  • Kato S, Goodman A, Walavalkar V, Barkauskas DA, Sharabi A, Kurzrock R. Hyperprogressors after Immunotherapy: Analysis of Genomic Alterations Associated with Accelerated Growth Rate. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Aug 01; 23(15):4242-4250. PMID: 28351930. PMCID: PMC5647162
  • Nael A, Walavalkar V, Wu W, Nael K, Kim R, Rezk S, Zhao X. CD4-Positive T-Cell Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma in an HIV Positive Patient. Am J Clin Pathol. 2016 Feb; 145(2):258-65. PMID: 27124906
  • Walavalkar V, Stockl T, Owens CL, Manning M, Papa D, Li A, Khan A, Liu Y. Absence or Presence of High-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion in Cervical Conization Specimens: A Clinicopathologic Study of 540 Cases. Am J Clin Pathol. 2016 Jan; 145(1):96-100. PMID: 26712876
  • Sarkissian S, Kahlon K, Walavalkar V, Siaghani P, Tran MH, et al. Renal Manifestations of Alternate Complement Pathway Dysregulation. J Urol Nephrol. 2015;2(1):4
  • Walavalkar V, Tommet D, Fischer AH, Liu Y, Papa DM, Owens CL. Evidence for increasing usage of low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, cannot exclude high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL-H) Pap test interpretations. Cancer Cytopathol. 2014 Feb; 122(2):123-7. PMID: 23983192
  • Walavalkar V, Fischer AH, Owens CL. Cytologic diagnosis of metastatic alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma to the thyroid gland by fine-needle aspiration. Acta Cytol. 2014; 58(3):288-92. PMID: 24513670

Additional Information

Vighnesh Walavalkar, MD
  • Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Pathology

Specialty Areas

  • Renal Pathology, Transplant Pathology, Cytopathology

Contact Information

Mailing/Shipping Address:

  • UCSF
  • Vighnesh Walavalkar, MD
  • Pathology, Box 0102
  • 505 Parnassus Avenue, Suite M-545
  • San Francisco, CA 94143

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Mission Bay
  • Moffitt-Long
  • Mt. Zion
  • San Francisco VA
  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
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