Alka Palekar, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology


Dr. Palekar is a pathologist at UPMC Shadyside.
Office Location:
UPMC Shadyside-Cancer Pavilion
POB 2 Suite 201
5150 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Contact Information:
Office Telephone: 412-623-2338
Lab Telephone: 412-623-1318
Fax: 412-682-6450
Email: palekaras@upmc.edu

Clinical Expertise

  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology
  • Exfoliative Cytology
  • Autopsy

Research Interests

Dr. Vera Levina (UPCI) and her team are working on animal tissue slides prepared for RO1 Submission project "Novel molecular approaches to eliminate residual radio resistant NSCLC cells." Dr. Palekar is participating in that activity and looking at the slides to find out areas of necrosis and proportion of the same in different groups.

Selected Publications

View Dr. Palekar's publications on PubMed

  • Bures N, Palekar A, Monaco SE, Pantanowitz L. Balloon cell melanoma. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2014; in press.
  • Patadji SD, Palekar A, Pantanowitz L. Histopathology of Lemierre Syndrome. College of American Pathologists (CAP) annual meeting. Chicago, IL. September 7-10, 2014. Published in Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 2014; 138:e2-e183.
  • Jain S, Palekar A, Monaco SE, Craig F, Bejjani G, Pantanowitz L. HIV-associated primary effusion lymphoma: an exceedingly rare entity in the cerebrospinal fluid. College of American Pathologists (CAP) annual meeting. Chicago, IL. September 7-10, 2014. Published in Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 2014; 138:e2-e183.