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Hemlata Shirsat


Anatomic Pathology


Professional Staff

Hemlata Shirsat




Clinical Assistant Professor


Head and Neck Pathology training (3 months), Mt Sinai, New York
Thoracic Pathology Fellowship, NYU, New York
Residency, Dalhousie University, Halifax


Dr. Shirsat discovered her love for BC on a road trip from Saskatoon back in 2012. She graduated residency from Dalhousie University and moved to Victoria where she worked for 4 years as a thoracic and head and neck pathologist. Currently Dr. Shirsat enjoys working as an anatomical pathologist at St Paul's, Vancouver.


1. Shirsat H, Zhou F, Chang JC, Rekhtman N, Saqi A, Argyropoulos K, Azour L, Simms A, Melamed J, Hung YP, Roden AC, Mino-Kenudson M, Moreira AL, Narula N. Bronchiolar Adenoma/Pulmonary Ciliated Muconodular Papillary Tumor. Am J Clin Pathol. 2021 May 18;155(6):832-844. doi: 10.1093/ajcp/aqaa194. PMID: 33313677.

2. Kim SJ, Azour L, Hutchinson BD, Shirsat H, Zhou F, Narula N, Moreira AL, Angel L, Ko JP, Moore WH. Imaging Course of Lung Transplantation: From Patient Selection to Postoperative Complications. Radiographics. 2021 Jul-Aug;41(4):1043-1063. doi: 10.1148/rg.2021200173. PMID: 34197245.

3. Shirsat HS, Walsh NM, McDonald LJ, Rutledge R, Porter G, Barnes PJ. Postirradiation pseudosclerodermatous panniculitis with involvement of breast parenchyma: a dramatic example of a rare entity and a pitfall in diagnosis. J Cutan Pathol. 2016 May;43(5):444-50. doi: 10.1111/cup.12683. Epub 2016 Mar 31. PMID: 26957208.

4. Shirsat HS, Epari S, Shet T, Bagal R, Hawaldar R, Desai SB. HER 2 status in invasive breast cancer: immunohistochemistry, fluorescence in-situ hybridization and chromogenic in-situ hybridization. Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2012 Apr-Jun;55(2):175-9. doi: 10.4103/0377-4929.97855. PMID: 22771638.

5. Godard L, Lee L, McGuinness B, Shirsat H, Hoag N. Mycotic Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Secondary to BCG Therapy for Non-muscle Invasive Urothelial Carcinoma of the Bladder. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2023 Oct;57(7):776-780. doi: 10.1177/15385744231171754. Epub 2023 Apr 18. PMID: 37071973; PMCID: PMC10517576.


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