Residency and Fellowship Programs

Pathology Residency Program

Bhalla photo


Ritu Bhalla, MD

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



Department of Pathology
2021 Perdido St., 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  2011
2. Surgical Pathology at Hartford Hospital,CT 2006
3. Cytopathology at Emory University Hospital,GA  2005



Genito-urinary Pathology
General Surgical Pathology



Genito-urinary Pathology


Affiliated Hospitals

Our Lady of the Angels
Lallie Kemp
New Orleans East Hospital
LSU St. Charles Clinic


Selected Publications and Presentations

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

Girardo C, Fakhri N, Khokhar H, Jetly R, Bhalla R. CDX2 Expression in Primary and Metastatic Prostatic Adenocarcinoma: A Retrospective Study.  Poster Presentation ASCP 2020

Fakhri N, Bhalla R, Leiomyosarcoma of urinary bladder, a review of two cases.  Accepted for poster presentation ASCP 2020