Shweta Agarwal, M.D., F.C.A.P.


Assistant Professor



  • Head and Neck pathology and Cytopathology

Education and Certification Information

University of California San Francisco Medical Center
San Francisco, CA
July 2017-June 2018

Head and Neck Pathology
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
July 2016-June 2017

Graduate education and training
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Resident - Anatomic Pathology
Oklahoma City, OK
July 2013-June 2016

National Institute of Pathology
Diplomat of National Board (DNB) - Pathology (AP/CP)
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, India
December 2007-April 2010

B.J. Medical College (BJMC)
Diploma in Clinical Pathology (DCP) - AP/CP
University of Pune, Maharashtra, India
May 2005-June 2007

GSVM Medical College
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
University of Kanpur, U.P., India
September 1998-March 2003

Board Certifications
Anatomic Pathology, Cytopathology

Selected Publications:

Book chapter:

  • Shweta Agarwal, Peter Sadow. "Parathyroid Gland" in “Practical Head and Neck Pathology: Frequently Asked Questions”. Springer. ISBN-13: 9783030106225. Publication date: July 2019.

Paper/ Poster Presentation:

  • Lucy Han, Shweta Agarwal, Annemieke van Zante, Patrick Ha. Utility of p16 Expression for Distinction of HPV-Related Multiphenotypic Sinonasal Carcinoma from Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. USCAP 2019 Annual Meeting Abstract Supplements. Modern Pathology.

  • Shweta Agarwal, Jill Grochowski, Elham Khanafshar. Dynamic Telepathology for Rapid Adequacy Assessment of Cytology Specimens Saves Valuable Time for the Cytopathologist: An Institutional Experience. USCAP 2018 Annual Meeting Abstract Supplements. Modern Pathology. Platform presentation at USCAP 2018.

  • Cipriani Nicole A., Agarwal Shweta, Dias-Santagata Dora, Faquin William C., and Sadow Peter M. Clear Cell Change in Thyroid Carcinoma: A Clinicopathologic and Molecular Study with Identification of Variable Genetic Anomalies. Thyroid. June 2017, 27(6): 819-824.

  • Natasha Darras, Shweta Agarwal, William C Faquin, Helen H Wang, Michiya Nishino. ThyroSeq Testing for Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules: An Institutional Experience. USCAP 2017 Annual Meeting Abstract Supplements. Modern Pathology.

  • Agarwal, S., Zhao, L., Zhang, R. and Hassell, L. FaceTime Validation Study: Low-cost streaming video for cytology adequacy assessment. Cancer Cytopathol. 2016 Mar; 124(3):213-20.

  • Maurer AJ, Bonney PA, Toho LC, Glenn CA, Agarwal S, Battiste JD, Fung KM, Sughrue ME. Tumor necrosis-initiated complement activation stimulates proliferation of medulloblastoma cells. Inflamm Res. 2015 Apr; 64(3-4):185-92.

  • Weygant, N., Qu, D., May, R., Tierney, R., Berry, W., Zhao, L., Agarwal, S., Chandrakesan, P., Chinthalapally, H., Murphy, N., Li, J., Sureban, S., Schlosser, M., Tomasek, J., & Houchen, C. (2015). DCLK1 is a broadly dysregulated target against epithelial-mesenchymal transition, focal adhesion, and stemness in clear cell renal carcinoma. Oncotarget, 6(4), 2193-2205.

  • Shweta Agarwal and Roy Zhang. Lymphoepithelial cysts of the laryngeal vestibule: A rare case report. Egyptian Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 2015 Oct; 6(3), 107–108.

  • Agarwal S, Stevenson ME, Sughrue ME, Wartchow EP, Mierau GW, Fung KM. Features of intraventricular tanycytic ependymoma: report of a case and review of literature. International journal of clinical and experimental pathology. 2014; 7 (6): 3399-407.

  • Shweta Agarwal, Kar Ming Fung, Elizabeth Gillies. Thyroid micropapillary carcinoma: A 10 year institutional experience. October 2014 - Volume 46 - Abstracts: XXXth Congress of the International Academy of Pathology 2014, pp: S1-S140, S1-s67.

  • Rekhi B, Amare P, Gulia A, Baisane C, Patil A, Agarwal S, Puri A, Jambhekar NA. Primary intraosseous myoepithelioma arising in the iliac bone and displaying trisomies of 11, 15, 17 with del (16q) and del (22q11)—A rare case report with review of literature. Pathology – Research and Practice. 2011 Dec; 207(12): 780-785.