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: bastackysi@upmc.edu

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

  • Gordon RA, Herter JM, Rosetti F, Campbell AM, Nishi H, Kashgarian M, Bastacky SI, Marinov A, Nickerson KM, Mayadas TN, Shlomchik MJ. Lupus and proliferative nephritis are PAD4 independent in murine models. JCI Insight. 2017 May 18;2(10). pii: 92926. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.92926. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28515361
  • Zhou D, Fu H, Zhang L, Zhang K, Min Y, Xiao L, Lin L, Bastacky SI, Liu Y. Tubule-Derived Wnts Are Required for Fibroblast Activation and Kidney Fibrosis. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Aug; 28(8):2322-2336. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2016080902. Epub 2017 Mar 23. PMID: 28336721
  • Nickerson KM, Wang Y, Bastacky S, Shlomchik MJ. Toll-like receptor 9 suppresses lupus disease in Fas-sufficient MRL Mice. PLoS One. 2017 Mar 9; 12(3)e0173471. doi: 10.137/journal.pone.0173471. eCollection 2017. PMID: 28278279
  • Tynski Z, Barrett A, Bastacky S. Primary Angiosarcoma of the Urinary Bladder. Human Pathology: Case Reports. 2017 Apr 20; Vol 10, 5-9.
  • Kullmann FA, McDonnell BM, Wolf-Johnston AS, Lynn AM, Getchell SE, Ruiz WG, Zabbarova IV, Ikeda Y, Kanai AJ, Roppolo JR, Bastacky SI, Apodaca G, Buffington CAT, Birder LA. Inflammation and Tissue Remodeling in the Bladder and Urethra in Feline Interstitial Cystitis. Front Syst Neurosci. 2018 Apr 13;12:13. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2018.00013. eCollection 2018. PMID: 29706873
  • Salah EM, Bastacky SI, Jackson EK, Tofovic SP. Captopril Attenuates Cardiovascular and Renal Disease in a Rat Model of Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2018 Apr;71(4):205-214. doi: 10.1097/FJC.0000000000000561. PMID: 29620605