Vighnesh Walavalkar, MD

Vighnesh Walavalkar, MD

Associate Professor
Surgical Pathology
Specialty Areas
Surgical Pathology
Renal Pathology
Transplant Pathology

Pathology, Box 0102
505 Parnassus Avenue, Suite M-545
San Francisco, CA 94143
United States

Hospital Affiliations
UCSF Mission Bay
UCSF Parnassus Heights
UCSF Mount Zion
San Francisco VA Health Care System
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
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
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