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Sheeja T. Pullarkat, MD

Anatomic Pathology


Academic Title: Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Department Title: Director of Hematopathology Fellowship Program

Specialty: Hematopathology & Hematology




Medical Board Certifications

Hematopathology, American Board of Pathology, 2017
Pathology-Anatomic/Pathology-Clinical, American Board of Pathology, 2005


LAC + USC Medical Center, 2006
LAC + USC Medical Center, 2005
LAC + USC Medical Center, 2000


LAC + USC Medical Center, 2004


Calicut Medical College, 1994


Calicut Medical College, MBBS, 1993

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center



  • Chemokine receptors in hematological malignancies
  • Systemic mastocytosis


  1. Wu W, Doan B, Said JS, Pullarkat ST. Strong expression of CCR9 by B-cell lymphomas involving the gastro-intestinal tract. Human Pathology 2014; 45: 1451-58.
  2. DeNicola M, Shabsovich D, Pullarkat  ST et al. Hyperdiploidy in CLL/SLL: A rare cytogenetic event associated with poor prognosis. The Journal of the Association of Genetic Technology 40(1) 2014.
  3. Ji J, Loo E, Pullarkat S, Yang L, Tirado CA. Acute myeloid leukemia with t(7;21)(p22;q22) and 5q deletion: a case report and literature review. Exp Hematol Oncol 2014; 19: (1) 8.
  4. Pullarkat ST, Pullarkat V, Lagoo A et al. Characterisation of bone marrow mast cells in acute myeloid leukemia with t(8;21)(q22;q22); RUNX1- RUNX1T1. Leukemia Research 2013; 37: 1572-75
  5. DeNicola M, Said JW, Pullarkat ST. Primary Hodgkin Lymphoma of the adrenal gland: Case report and literature review. Journal of hematological Malignancies 2013; 3: (1) 28-34.
  6. Mitton B, Olivera S, Pullarkat ST, Moore TB. Stem Cell transplantation in Primary Myelofibrosis of Childhood. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2013;35 (3) e120-2.
  7. Mbuileteye S, Pullarkat ST, Nathwani BS et. al Epstein- Barr virus patterns in US Burkitt lymphoma tumors from the SEER residual tissue repository during 1979-2009. APIMS 2014; 122: 5-15.
  8. Alexanian S, Said J, Lones M, Pullarkat ST. KSHV/HHV8-Negative Effusion-Based Lymphomas, a Distinct Entity Associated with Fluid Overload States. Am J Surg Pathol 2013; 37: 241-49.
  9. Acree SC, Pullarkat, ST, Quismorio F P, Mian SR, Brynes RK. Adult Leukemic Synovitis is Associated with Leukemia of Monocytic Differentiation. J Clin Rheumatology 2011; 17: 130-4.
  10. Wong AK, Kerkoutian S, Rashidi H, Said J, Pullarkat ST. Anti- TNF therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis is not associated with increased risk of lymphoma. Clinical Rheumatology 2012; 31:631-636.
  11. Alexanian S, Wong A, Said J, Aoyoma C, Park A, Pullarkat ST. Intravascular Extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma nasal type presenting as acute abdomen. J Hematopathol 2010; 3: 161-165.
  12. Pullarkat Sheeja T, Pullarkat Vinod, Kroft Steven H, Wilson Carla S, Ahsanuddin Arshad N, Mann Karen P, Thein Maung, Grody Wayne W, Brynes Russell K Systemic mastocytosis associated with t(8;21)(q22;q22) acute myeloid leukemia. Journal of hematopathology. 2009; 2(1): 27-33.
  13. Pullarkat Sheeja T, Danley Kathleen, Bernstein Leslie, Brynes Russell K, Cozen Wendy High lifetime incidence of adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia among Hispanics in California. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 2009; 18(2): 611-5.
  14. Pullarkat Sheeja T, Vardiman James W, Slovak Marilyn L, Rao Dinesh S, Rao Nagesh P, Bedell Victoria, Said Jonathan W Megakaryocytic blast crisis as a presenting manifestation of chronic myeloid leukemia. Leukemia research. 2008; 32(11): 1770-5.
  15. Pullarkat Sheeja T, Sedarat Franklin, Paquette Ronald, Said Jonathan Systemic mastocytosis with plasma cell dyscrasia: report of a case. Leukemia research. 2008; 32(7): 1160-3.
  16. Saadat Payam, Pullarkat Sheeja, Kelly Linda, Vadmal Manjunath Ossifying fibromyxoid tumor of the skin: a report of 2 cases with light microscopic, immunohistochemical, and electron microscopic characterization. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2005; 52(4): 644-7.
  17. Pullarkat Vinod A, Bueso-Ramos Carlos, Lai Raymond, Kroft Steven, Wilson Carla S, Pullarkat Sheeja T, Bu Xiangdong, Thein Maung, Lee M, Brynes Russell K Systemic mastocytosis with associated clonal hematological non-mast-cell lineage disease: analysis of clinicopathologic features and activating c-kit mutations. American journal of hematology. 2003; 73(1): 12-7.