Anil Vasdev Parwani, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology

Dr. Parwani is a member of the Genitourinary Pathology Center of Excellence and the Director of the Division of Pathology Informatics.

Office Location:
UPMC Shadyside Hospital
Rm WG 02.10
Department of Pathology
5230 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Contact Information:
Office Telephone: 412-623-1326
Pager: 412-263-8953

Research Interests

  • Urological Pathology

    • Immunohistochemical markers for diagnosis of prostate carcinoma
    • Benign Mimickers of Prostate Carcinoma
    • Correlation of Histomorphological Features of Renal Cell Carcinoma with Cytogenetic and Molecular Changes.

  • Anatomical Pathology Informatics
  • Digital Imaging
  • Clinical Applications of Whole Slide Imaging

Selected Publications

View Dr. Parwani's publications on PubMed

Herawi M, Parwani AV, Irie J, Epstein JI. Small glandular proliferations on needle biopsies: most common benign mimickers of prostatic adenocarcinoma sent in for expert second opinion. Am J Surg Pathol. 2005;29:874-80. (PDF)

Zhang J, Parwani AV, Ali SZ. Hepatocyte paraffin 1 immunoexpression in esophageal brush samples. Cancer. 2005 May 25; doi: 10.1002/cncr.21099.

Herawi M, Parwani AV, Edlow D, Smolev JK, Epstein JI. Glomus tumor of renal pelvis: a case report and review of the literature. Hum Pathol. 2005;36:299-302. Review. (PDF)

Parwani AV, Ali SZ. Retraction halos in adenoid cystic carcinoma. Diagn Cytopathol. 2005;33:95-96. (PDF)

Parwani AV, Smith Sehdev AE, Kurman RJ, Ronnett BM. Cervical adenoid basal tumors comprised of adenoid basal epithelioma associated with various types of invasive carcinoma: clinicopathologic features, human papillomavirus DNA detection, and P16 expression. Hum Pathol. 2005;36:82-90. (PDF)

Parwani AV, Stelow EB, Pambuccian SE, Burger PC, Ali SZ. Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor of the brain: cytopathologic characteristics and differential diagnosis. Cancer. 2005;105:65-70. (PDF)

Parwani AV, Ali SZ. Pathologic quiz case: a 52-year-old woman with jaundice and history of necrotizing pancreatitis. Primary colloid carcinoma of the pancreas. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2005;129:255-6. (PDF)

Parwani AV, Baisden BL, Erozan YS, Burger PC, Ali SZ. Pineal gland lesions: a cytopathologic study of 20 specimens. Cancer. 2005;105:80-6.

Rogers CG, Parwani A, Tekes A, Schoenberg MP, Epstein JI. Carcinosarcoma of the prostate with urothelial and squamous components. J Urol. 2005;173:439-40. (PDF)

Parwani AV, Herawi M, Tsay S-H and Epstein JI. Urothelial Carcinoma with Rhabdoid Features: Report of Six Cases. Human Pathology 2006 Feb;37(2):168-72. (PDF)

Ho J, Parwani AV, Jukic D, Yagi Y, Anthony L, Gilbertson J. Use of Whole Slide Imaging in Surgical Pathology Quality Assurance: Design and Pilot Validation Studies. Published Online January 26th, 2006 (Available Online, Human Pathology) (PDF)