Shweta Agarwal, MD

Shweta Agarwal, MD

Faculty Titles
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology

Cancer Specialty
Oncology Pathologist

Multidisciplinary Team
Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Cytopathology, San Francisco, CA University of California San Francisco Medical Center Jul’17-Jun-18
Head and Neck Pathology, Boston, MA Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Jul’16-Jun’17

Research Fellowship
National Institute of Pathology, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, India, Dec’07–Apr’10

Expertise, Certifications and Memberships
Expertise: Head and Neck Pathology, Cytopathology,Endocrine Pathology, Anatomic pathology; Memberships: College of American Pathologists (CAP); North American Society of Head and Neck Pathologists (NASHNP); United States and Canadian Association of Pathologists (USCAP); American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP); American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)

Personal Statement
My passion for head and neck pathology dates back to 2010 when working at one of the biggest tertiary care cancer hospitals in India, I came across some of the most challenging surgical specimens of the jaws, mouth, and sinonasal cavities. I felt challenged by the difficult anatomy of the head and neck region and was immediately attracted to the subspecialty. It is not very well acknowledged but head and neck pathology and cytopathology go hand in hand (majority fine needle aspirates are from salivary glands, thyroid, and neck lymph nodes). Having had focused training in both subspecialties has given me a strong hold on pattern recognition both on histologic as well as cellular level. This helps me put together pieces of complicated puzzles (pathology samples in our setting) and come up with a diagnosis, thereby contributing towards best patient care.