Sheeja T. Pullarkat, MD

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


Hematopathology, LAC + USC Medical Center, 2006
Surgical Pathology, LAC + USC Medical Center, 2005
Research-Oncology, LAC + USC Medical Center, 2000


Pathology, LAC + USC Medical Center, 2004


Rotating Internship, Calicut Medical College, 1994


MBBS, Calicut Medical College, 1993

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center



  • Chemokine receptors in hematological malignancies
  • Systemic mastocytosis


  1. Pullarkat ST, Wu W, Pullarkat V (2021). Cancer Treatment Research Systemic Mastocytosis: Advances in Diagnosis and Current Management. PMID: 3462636.
  2. Ustun C, Morgan E, Moosie EM, Ritz EM, Vestergaard H, Pullarkat ST, Kluin PM et al (2020). Core- Binding Factor Acute Myeloid Leukemia with inv (16): Older Age and High White Blood Cell Count are Risk Factors for Treatment failure. Int J Lab Hematol. Sep 14. doi: 10.1111/ijlh.13338.PMID: 32926565.
  3. Han SY, Mrozek K, Voutsinas J et al. (2020). Differences in Secondary Cytogenetic Abnormalities Between Core Binding Factor AML who harbor inv (16) versus t(8;21). ADV-2020-003605R2. Blood Advances. PMID: 34003250.
  4. Lee C, Asilnejad B, Roelofs K, Khanlou N, Rootman D, Pullarkat ST (2022) Solitary Extramedullary Plasmacytoma of the Lacrimal Sac with Associated Crystal Storing Histiocytosis. Journal of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 38(2):102-107. PMID: 35390768.
  5. Lollie TK, Parks R, Bakic L, Ziman A, Pullarkat S. (2022). Educational cost-effective intervention to reduce pathologist peripheral blood smear reviews with non-contributory findings: an academic institution experience. J Clin Pathol; 75(3): 154-158. PMID: 34406151.
  6. Dietz R, Lollie T, Goh T, Rao N, Pullarkat ST (2022). Comparison of laboratory methods for the detection of neoplastic plasma cells in plasma cell dyscrasias. J Clin Pathol (ahead of print)
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.


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  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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