Sheldon Bastacky, MD
Professor of Pathology

Dr. Bastacky is a member of the Division of Anatomic Pathology.

Office Location:
Rm. C622
Presbyterian University Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Contact Information:
Office Telephone: 412-647-9612
Fax Number: 412-647-0287
Email Address:

Research Interests

Dr. Bastacky's current research interests involve genitourinary and renal pathology. With respect to the former, he has done a number of histologic studies in prostate and urinary bladder cancer, and is currently involved in studies related to prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia and optimization of the prostate sextant biopsy. In the area of nephropathology, he is interested in glomerular diseases. He signs out consultation material in both areas.

Selected Publications

View Dr. Bastacky's publications on PubMed

  • Fine JL, Grzybicki DM, Silowash R, Ho J, Gilbertson JR, Anthony L, Wilson R, Parwani AV, Bastacky SI, Epstein JI, Jukic DM. Evaluation of whole slide image immunohistochemistry interpretation in challenging prostate needle biopsies. Human Pathology 39(4);564-72, 2008.
  • Monzon F, Hagenkord J, Lyons-Weiler MA, Balini J, Parwani AV, Sciulli CM, Chandran UR, Bastacky SI, Dhir R. Whole genome SNP arrays as a potential diagnostic tool for the detection of characteristic chromosomal aberrations in renal epithelial tumors. Mod Pathol 21(5); 599-608, 2008.
  • Batal I, Shafer A, Domsic R, Medsger T Jr, Bastacky S. Prognostic pathologic features in renal biopsies in scleroderma renal crisis. Human Pathology 40(3): 332-40, 2009.
  • Armah H, Parwani AV, Surti U, Bastacky SI. Xp11 - translocation associated renal cell carcinoma in a pregnant woman with a novel translocation involving chromosome 19: a case report. Diagn Pathol DOI 4:15, 2009.
  • Dvorakova M, Dhir R, Bastacky SI, Cieply KM, Acquafondata MB, Sherer C, Mercuri T, Parwani AV. Renal oncocytoma: a comparative clinicopathologic study and fluorescent in-situ hybridization analysis of 73 cases with long-term follow-up. Diagn Pathol DOI 5:32, 2010.
  • Batal I, Domsic RT, Medsger TA, Bastacky SI. Scleroderma renal crisis: a pathology perspective. Int J Rheumatol 2010:543704 Epub.