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Ritu Bhalla, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology 
Associate Professor of Urology
Program Director, Pathology Residency

Department of Pathology
2021 Perdido St..
CALS Building, 7th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112




GSVM Medical College, Kanpur,India


Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Summa Health System,Akron, OH


1. GU Pathology at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI  
2. Surgical Pathology at Hartford Hospital,CT 
3. Cytopathology at Emory University Hospital,GA  



Genito-urinary Pathology
General Surgical Pathology



Genito-urinary Pathology



Resident Education and Commitment Award, LSUHSC, New Orleans, 2013-2014

Resident Education and Commitment Award, LSUHSC, New Orleans, 2020-2021

Physician of the Quarter, UMC, New Orleans, 2021

Eminent Speaker. Mid Term CME,  GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, India, 2022


Affiliated Hospitals

Lallie Kemp
New Orleans East Hospital
LSU St. Charles Clinic

Selected Publications and Presentations

Yang L, Qiu W, Sadough M, Connor E, Bhalla R. Resident Perspective on Virtual learning as the Pandemic Abates. Poster presentation, USCAP 2023.

Harbert J, Chen J, Halat S, Dewenter T,  Bhalla R. P63-expressing Prostate Adenocarcinoma: A case study of a rare subtype. Poster presentation, ASCP 2023

Chen J, Jack Harbert, Dewenter, T, Bhalla R. Eosinophilic solid and cystic renal cell carcinoma with non-typical immunophenotype: a series of two cases. Poster presentation, ASCP 2022  

Risher W, Stevenson S,  Danrad R, Kerut E, Batson E, Bhalla R,  Vander Heide R, Hollier L. Unusual complication of late presentation deceleration aortic injury. Echocardiography; 2021;00:1–4. PMID 33728709; DOI: 10.1111/echo.15023

Han B, Bhalla R, Lameira F, Vander Heide R, Love G. COVID-19 Autopsies and Personal Protective Equipment. Letter to editor. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. PMID: 32520590 DOI: 10.5858/arpa.2020-0341-LE.

Mehra R. Salami S, Lonigro R, Bhalla R, Siddiqui J, Cao X, Spratt DE, Palapattu G, Palanisamy N, Chinnaiyan AM, Tomlins SA.  Association of ERG/PTEN status with biochemical recurrence after radial prostatectomy for clinically localized prostate cancer. Med Oncol. 2018 Oct 5;35(12):152. DOI: 10.1007/s12032-018-1212-6

Hicks C, Ramani R, Sartor O, Bhalla R, Miele L, Dlamini Z and Gumede N. An Integrative Genomics Approach for Associating Genome-Wide Association Studies Information With Localized and Metastatic Prostate Cancer Phenotypes. Biomark Insights. 2017 Mar 16;12:eCollection 2017