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Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Nirag C. Jhala, MD

Nirag C. Jhala



about me
about me
Clinical Interests
  • Gastrointestinal tract pathology
  • Endoscopically guided fine needle aspirates
  • Refining diagnostic algorithms based on morphology
  • Translating and validating biomarkers
  • MD, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • MBBS, Gujarat University, Smt NHL Municiple Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Fellowship, Gastrointestinal Tract Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Fellowship, Cytopathology, Allegheny University Hospitals, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Fellowship, Nephropathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC
  • Residency, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Allegheny University Hospitals, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Residency, Pathology, Kanaiyalal Maneklal School of Medicine and Research
Board Certification
  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • International Society of Civilization Diseases and Environment
  • International Academy of Cytology
  • American Society of Cytology
  • Roger C. Haggit Gastrointestinal Tract Pathology Society
Awards and Honors
  • First University Rank, Saurashtra and Gujarat University
  • First Prize, National Essay Competition, Topic: "Iron Therapy," Indian Society of Hematology and Blood Transfusion
  • Dr. Atul J. Sheth Gold Medal, Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, India
  • Dr. N.R. Motwani Gold Medal, Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, India
  • Dr. Pruthvish K. Desai Gold Medal, Gujarat University
  • Dr. K.C. Gupta Gold Medal, Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, India
  • Dr. Kanaiyalal Gulabdas Vani Gold Medal, The Ahmedabad Medical Association Pfizer Post-Graduate Medical Award and Gold Medallion, Pfizer Pharamaceuticals Inc., India
  • Dr. Shanker Govind Joshi Gold Medal, The Ahmedabad Medical Association
  • Dr. Chimanlal Ganpatlal Mahadevia Gold Medal, The Ahmedabad Medical Association
  • Represented Gujarat State, First National Workshop: Immunohistochemistry and Enzyme Histochemistry, New Delhi
  • Young Investigator Award, ACLPS Meeting for Co-Authored Abstract: "Abnormal Localization of Immature Precursors in Subtypes of Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Its Correlation with Cytogenetic Abnormalities"
  • Award for Best Presentation, American Society of Cytology, Co-Authored Abstract: "Workload from Mars/Accuracy from Venus"
  • Nominated by Class of 2008 for Argus Award, Category: Best Small Group Leader, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Recognized in Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering
  • Shri Mehtaji Oration Award (Keynote Speaker), Annual Meeting of the Indian Association of Cytologists, Topic: "Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration - Advancing Horizons," Jamnagar, India
  • Recognized in The Best Doctors of America, Birmingham
  • First US-based Pathologist to Receive Outstanding Service Award by Association of Indian Pathologists in North America at Annual Meetings Held with United States and Canadian Academy of Pathologists
  • Nominated by Class of 2010 for Argus Award, Category: Best Correlative Pathology Course (GI/Liver Pathology), University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Ranked Among Top 30 Experts in the World in the Field of Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Ranked Among Top 30 Experts in the World in the Field of Endosonography by Biomedexperts Database
  • Received Argus Award by Class of 2010, Best Lecturer in GI Correlative Pathology Course, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Nominated by Class of 2011 for Argus Award, Category: Best Lecturer in GI Correlative Course, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Nominated by University of Pennsylvania Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Residents for Excellence in Clinical Teaching and/or Dedication as a Resident Educator and Mentor
  • Ranked Among Top 20 in the World in the Field of Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Best Doctors in America®, Pathology, 2017-2018, 2019-2020

Office Locations

Temple University Hospital – Main Campus

3401 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19140


Digital Bibliography

Jhala N: Renal Pathology. Explanatory Notes for 2nd Year Medical Students. B. J. Medical College Pathology Journal. Saroj Ramesh (eds.). 1989-1990.

Jhala CI, Balar DB, Giri DD, Jhala NC: Breast. Chapter 16: Textbook of Pathology. Nagalottimath SJ and Talib VH (eds.). CBS Publication, New Delhi, India, 1st edition(Chapter 16), 1998.

Jhala N., Jhala, D.: Gastrointestinal Cytology. Chapter 5. Atlas of Diagnostic Cytopathology (Book was recommended for cytopathology trainees by the Association of Pathology Directors). Atkinson BF (eds.). Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2nd Ed: 199-230, 2004.

Jhala D, Jhala NC.: Endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration of the pancreas. Adv Exp Med Biol. Siegal GP and Chhieng DC (eds.). Springer, 563: 91-103, 2005.

Chhieng DC and Jhala N: Where do they come from? Evaluation of Unknown Primary Site of Origin. Chapter 11. Cytopathologic Diagnosis of Serous Fluids. Shidham VB and Atkinson BF (eds.). Elsevier, 1st edition: 157-169, 2007.

Jhala N, Jhala D, Chhieng D: Cytopathologic Diagnosis of Serous Fluids. Chapter 6. Atlas of Diagnostic Cytopathology. Shidham VB and Atkinson BF (eds.). Elsevier, 1st edition: 79-89, 2007.

Smith PD, Jhala NC, Wilcox CM,Janoff EN: Complications of AIDS and other immunodeficiencystates, Chapter 75. Atlas of Gastroenterology. Tadataka Yamada (eds.). Wiley Page: 779-786, March 2009.

Jhala D and Jhala N: A cytology primer for endosonographers. Chapter 21. Endosonography. Robert Hawes and Paul Fockens. Associate Editor: Shyam Varadarajulu (eds.). Elsevier, Page: 234-251, 2011.

Nirag Jhala, Darshana Jhala : Definitions in tissue acquisition: core biopsy, cell block, and beyond. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 24(1): 19-27, January 2014.

Wee A, Jhala N, Sampatanukul P: Cytohistology of Focal Liver Lesions. Sponsor: Papanicolaou Society of Cytology. Wee A, Sampatanukul P and Jhala N. Series Eds: Pittman M and Geisinger K (eds.). Cambridge University Press 2014.