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Swetha Paluru, MD

Board Certifications

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology


Surgical Pathology, General Surgical Pathology


Genitourinary Pathology, Surgical Pathology


ProPath, a Sonic Healthcare anatomic pathology practice, is pleased to include Swetha Paluru, M.D., as part of its dynamic medical staff. Dr. Paluru is an award-winning, board-certified pathologist with multiple publications in prestigious medical journals.

Dr. Paluru graduated with her medical degree from the Government Medical College in Anantapur, India. She served her anatomic and clinical pathology residency at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. She completed two fellowships, a general surgical pathology fellowship and a genitourinary pathology fellowship, both at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Paluru also has an executive certificate in healthcare leadership and management from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Paluru brings professional diagnostic experience and award-winning work in pathology to her position. She was a surgical pathology assistant at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Following her fellowships, she held a position as a clinical associate in The Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Pathology. During her time as a clinical associate, Dr. Paluru also held a position as a pathologist at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, Maryland. Prior to joining ProPath, she held the position of medical director and chair of pathology at Howard County General Hospital, during which time she won the Armstrong Award for excellence in quality and safety, and was a lecturer of breast pathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Paluru has published multiple peer-reviewed articles in prestigious journals including Human Pathology, The American Journal of Surgical Pathology, and Histopathology. She’s also presented numerous abstracts at the annual meetings of organizations such as the College of American Pathologists and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology.

Dr. Paluru holds full medical licensure and is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology.



Government Medical College (MD)
Anantapur, India


Postgraduate Training

Genitourinary Pathology Fellowship
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

General Surgical Pathology Fellowship
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency
University of Miami
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, FL


Peer-Reviewed Articles
  1. Paluru S, Ulbright TM, Amin M, Montironi R, Epstein JI. The morphologic spectrum of sertoliform cystadenoma of the rete testis: a series of 15 cases. Am J Surg Pathol. 2018 Feb;42(2):141-149.
  2. Sirohi D, Smith SC, Epstein JI, Balzer BL, Simko JP, Balitzer D, Benhamida J, Kryvenko ON, Gupta NS, Paluru S, da Cunha IW, Leal DN, Williamson SR, de Peralta-Venturina M, Amin MB. Pericytic tumors of the kidney – a clinicopathologic analysis of 17 cases. Hum Pathol. 2017 Jun;64:106-117.
  3. Paluru S, Epstein JI. Does the distance between tumor and margin in radical prostatectomy specimens correlate with prognosis: relation to tumor location. Hum Pathol. 2016 Oct;56:11-5. Erratum in: Hum Pathol. 2017 Feb;60:212.
  4. Kryvenko ON, Haley SL, Smith SC, Shen SS, Paluru S, Gupta NS, Jorda M, Epstein JI, Amin MB, Truong LD. Haemangiomas in kidneys with end-stage renal disease: a novel clinicopathological association. Histopathology. 2014 Sep;65(3):309-18.
  1. Paluru S, Pal P, Poveda J, Umar S, Jorda M. Acute renal failure: an unusual initial presentation of secondary renal malignancies. College of American Pathologists Annual Meeting, 2013.
  2. Paluru S, Iremashvili V, Umar SA, Lokeshwar S, Manoharan M, Satyanarayana R, Soloway M, Jorda M. Gleason score at surgical margin is not an independent predictor of biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy. USCAP Meeting, 2012.
  3. Umar SA, Iremashvili V, Pelaez L, Yasir S, Paluru S, Lokeshwar S, Manoharan M, Soloway M, Jorda M. Comparison of partial sampling methods in radical prostatectomy specimens. USCAP Meeting, 2012.
  4. Paluru S, Saba S, Umar S, Ciancio G, Fernandez-Castro G, Block N, Schally A, Jorda M. LHRHR Is diffusely expressed in two-thirds of renal cell carcinomas by immunohistochemistry: a potential predictive marker for targeted cytotoxic LHRH hybrid analogs. College of American Pathologists Annual Meeting, 2012.
  5. Paluru S, Milikowski C, Ikpatt O. Difficult case to diagnose: follicular dendritic cell sarcoma of the stomach. College of American Pathologists Annual Meeting, 2012.
  6. Kenerson KL, Paluru S, Ganjei-Azar P, Umar SA. Endometriosis with vascular involvement: a diagnostic curiosity. College of American Pathologists Annual Meeting, 2012.
  7. Mukkamalla U, Mirpuri T, Paluru S, Casillas J, Sleeman D, Levi J. Review of etiology, imaging appearance, and management of hepatic abscesses. Radiological Society of North America Meeting, 2011.