Academic Rank:
Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UBC
Royal Jubilee Hospital, Anatomical Pathologist
Affiliation(s):
Royal Jubilee Hospital

Academic background

  • Thoracic Pathology Fellowship: NYU Langone New York Sept 2018-Sept 2019
  • Head and Neck Pathology: Mt Sinai Hospital New York October 2019- December 2019
  • FRCPC Anatomocal Pathology: Dalhousie University Halifax 2013- 2018

Awards and Recognition

  • June 2019: Recipient of Pulmonary Pathology Society Travel award for poster titled ‘How reliable is the Ki-67 proliferative index in the assessment of metastatic well- differentiated neuroendocrine tumors? at Pulmonary Pathology Society Annual Meeting June 2019, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • September 2017: Recipient of ASCP Travel scholarship for poster presentation titled ‘p16 IHC validation on Cytology Cell Blocks’ a study of 30 cases presented at the ASCP annual conference 2017, Chicago, USA.
  • June 2017: Recipient of Resident Travel Award for platform presentation titled ‘p16 IHC validation on Cytology Cell Blocks’ study of 27 cases , presented at the CAP-ACP 2017, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
  • March 2017: Poster tited ‘Pulmonary squamous cell carcinoma with lepidic pattern’, coauthored with Stueck A, Castonguay M, Xu Z, selected for Poster Presentation in the Stowell-Orbison and Surgical/AutopsyPathologyAwards Competition at USCAP 2017, San Antonio, Texas USA.
  • July 2016: Recipient of Canadian Chairs of Pathologists Award for Experimental Pathology for platform presentation titled “Discrepancy in Detection of Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK) Gene Status in Lung Cancer by Immunohistochemistry (IHC), and Fluorescent in Situ Hybridization (FISH)” at the CAP-ACP 2016 Vancouver, Canada.
  • July 2016: Recipient of Resident Travel Award for poster presentation titled “Clear cell morular elements in carcinosarcoma” co-authored with Offman S, at CAP-ACP conference 2016 Vancouver, Canada.
  • March 2016: Poster tited “Discrepancy in Detection of Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK) Gene Status in Lung Cancer by Immunohistochemistry (IHC), and Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization (FISH)” selected for Poster Presentation in the Stowell Orbison and Surgical/Autopsy Pathology Awards Competition at USCAP2016, Seattle, Washington USA.
  • July 2014: Recipient of Resident Travel Award for poster presentation titled “Follicular lymphoma in situ” co-authored with Paulin H, Hasegawa W, Werner D, at CAP-ACP conference 2014, Toronto Canada.
  • November 2009: Recipient of the K C Basu Mallick Award for the Best Research Paper of 2009 for the paper titled ‘‘Comparison of Chromogenic in-situ Hybridisation(CISH) with immunohistochemistry (IHC) for the detection of HER2 status in breast cancer.’’at the Annual Pathology Conference 2009, Calcutta, India.

Research Interest

Thoracic Pathology:

  1. September 2018- September 2019: How reliable is the Ki-67 proliferative index in the assessment of metastatic vs present: primary well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors? Poster was awarded Pulmonary Pathology travel Award with a monetary sum of 2000 USD for meeting held in Dubrovnik Croatia in June 2019.
  2. September 2018- September 2019: Association of PD-L1 expression with histological grade and mutational profile present: in Lung adenocarcinoma. Presented at USCAP 2019 in Baltimore USA.
  3. February 2018- Spetember 2019: Non classic ciliated muconodular papillary tumor of the lung Pulmonary squamous cell carcinoma with lepidic pattern. Presented at Pulmonary Pathology Society biennial meeting at Dubrovnik, Croatia in June 2019.
  4. June 2014- July 2018: Pulmonary squamous cell carcinoma with lepidic pattern. Presented at Stobwell- Oribson Award session at USCAP 2016 in Seattle.
  5. July 2015– June 2018  Comparison of Fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) with Immmunohistochemistry (IHC) for the detection of Anaplastic Lymphoma kinase (Alk) 5A4 in 103 lung cancer cases from past 3 years since the implementation of this test in the pathology department and using next generation RNA sequencing to resolve discrepancies. Won the Canadian chair of pathologists award for experimental pathology at Vancouver in July 2016.  

Head and Neck Pathology:

  1. April 2016- Comparison of p16 immunocytochemistry on cytology cell blocks with p16 June 2018 immunohistochemistry for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Was given the ASCP travel award for ASCP conference held in Chicago in September 2017.

Other:

  1. July 2016: ‘Clear cell morular elements in carcinosarcoma’. Shirsat H, Offman S. Poster at CAP-ACP 2016, Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada
  2. July 2016: ‘Posterior reversible encephatis syndrome (PRES) – An Autopsy case report’. Shirsat H, Vandrope R, Grant I, Croul S. Poster at CAP-ACP 2016, Annual Meeting Vancouver, Canada.
  3. May 2016: ‘Clear cell morular elements in carcinosarcoma’. Shirsat H, Offman S. Poster at CAP-ACP 2016, Annual Meeting Vancouver Canada Poster at Pathology Research day 2016, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
  4. May 2016: ‘Posterior reversible encephatis syndrome (PRES) – An Autopsy case report’. Shirsat H, Vandrope R, Grant I, Croul S. Poster at CAP-ACP 2016, Annual Meeting Vancouver, Canada. Poster at Pathology Research day 2016, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
  5. May 2015: ‘Postirradiation pseudosclerodermatous panniculitis: A case report’. Shirsat H, Walsh N, MacDonald L, Rutledge R, Porter G, Barnes P. Poster at Pathology Research 2015, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
  6. July 2014: ‘Follicular in-situ lymphoma’. Shirsat H, Paulin H, Hasegawa W, Werner D, Poster at CAP- ACP 2014, Annual Meeting Toronto, Canada.
  7. February 2014: ‘Clostridium Difficile of the small intestine: An Autopsy case report’ Shirsat H, Victor Skihar, Gary Groot, Wendelin Ezzat Poster at Florida Society of Pathologists Annual Conference 2014, Orlando, United States.
  8. July 2012: ‘Primary gastrointestinal lymphoma in India’ Shirsat H, Vaiphei K Poster at Pan Pacific Lymphoma Conference 2012, Maui, United States.
  9. July 2012: ‘Morphological and immunohistochemical spectrum of gastrointestinal lymphoma- a study of 81 cases from a tertiary healthcare center in India.’ Shirsat H, Vaiphei K. Poster at CAP-ACP 2012, Annual Meeting Calgary, Canada.
  10. May 2010: ‘Morphological and immunohistochemical spectrum of Gastrointestinal Lymphomas-A study of 33 Cases from a Tertiary Healthcare Centre’ Shirsat H, Vaiphei K. Platform presentation in the K C Basu Mallick Award for the Best Research Paper at Annual pathology conference (APCON) 2010, Hyderabad, India.
  11. May 2009: ‘Comparison of chromogenic in situ hybridisation (CISH) with immunohistochemistry (IHC) for the detection of HER2 status in breast cancer.’ Shirsat H, Sridhar E, Bagal R, Havaldar R, Desai S. Platform presentation at Annual pathology conference (APCON) 2009, Calcutta, India.
  12. February 2009: ‘Comparison of chromogenic in situ hybridisation (CISH) with immunohistochemistry (IHC) for detection of HER2 status in breast cancer’ Co-Author with Dr Sangeeta Desai Poster presented at Association for Molecular Pathology 2009 annual meeting, Florida, US.
  13. February 2008: ‘Human Epidermal Growth Factor 2 Receptor (HER2/neu) Testing in Breast Carcinoma Comparison of Immunohistochemical and Fluorescence in situ Hybridization Techniques -An Indian Experience.’ Co-Author with Sangeeta Desai Poster presented at Association of molecular pathology 2008 annual meeting Texas, US.

Teaching Interest

  • Interstitial lung disease rounds for pulmonology fellows
  • Lung transplant rounds for radiology, pulmonology, transplant and surgery fellows
  • Interesting case rounds for pathology residents
  • Granulomatous lung disease for MD Phd students
  • Granulomatous lung disease for Medical students and residents rotating in Internal medicine
  • Lung infectious diseases for infectious diseases fellows