Nidhi Aggarwal, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology, Division of Hematopathology, Division of Molecular & Genomic Pathology

Dr. Aggarwal is a member of the Division of Hematopathology and Director of the Molecular Hemato-Oncology Service.​​

Clinical Expertise

Diagnostic Hematopathology, flow cytometry, molecular diagnostics


  • American Board of Pathology (Anatomic and Clinical Pathology), 2011 - 2021
  • American Board of Pathology (Hematopathology), 2012 - 2021


Hematopathology and Molecular Pathology

Education & Training
MBBS - Lady Hardinge Medical College, India, 2001
Residency - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India, 2005
Residency - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2011
Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Hematopathology, 2012
Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Molecular Pathology, 2014
Research Interests

Dr. Aggarwal's interest is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of hematolymphoid malignancies.

Representative Publications

View Dr. Aggarwal's publications on PubMed

  • Sohail Qayyum, Grant C Bullock, Steven H. Swerdlow, Raven Brower, Marina Nikiforova, Nidhi Aggarwal. Diagnostic utility of Isolated Tube C positivity in T-cell receptor ? testing using Biomed-2 primers. Am J Clin Pathol. 2019 Mar 1;151(4):386-394.
  • Kanchana Herath, Lydia Contis, Nidhi Aggarwal, Mehret Birru Talabi. A case of unremitting fever. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 Oct;71(10):1310-1316. doi: 10.1002/acr.23800.
  • Rebecca J. Leeman-Neill, Steven H. Swerdlow, Catherine L Burnes, Marina Nikiforova, Nidhi Aggarwal. Low-level BCR-ABL1 expression in individuals without overt hematologic malignancy. Leukemia Res. 2019 Jun;81:98-101.
  • Emily F. Mason, Robert P. Hasserjian, Nidhi Aggarwal, Adam C. Seegmiller, and Olga Pozdnyakova. Blast Phenotype and Co-mutations in Acute Myeloid Leukemia with Mutated NPM1 Influence Disease Biology and Outcome. Blood Adv. 2019 Nov 12;3(21):3322-3332. doi: 10.1182/bloodadvances.2019000328.
  • Bryan Rea, Robert L. Peel, Min Han, N. Paul Ohori, Nidhi Aggarwal. Intravascular Large B-cell Lymphoma Involving Multinodular Goiter and Mimicking Carcinoma. Int J Surg Pathol. Int J Surg Pathol 2020 Aug;28(5):517-518. doi: 10.1177/1066896919882121.
  • Craig R. Soderquist, Nupam Patel, Vundavalli V. Murty, Shane Betman, Nidhi Aggarwal, Ken H. Young, Luc Xerri, Rebecca Leeman-Neill, Suzanne K. Lewis, Peter H. Green, Susan Hsiao, Mahesh M. Mansukhani, Eric D. Hsi, Laurence de Leval, Bachir Alobeid, Govind Bhagat. Genetic and phenotypic characterization of indolent T-cell lymphoproliferative disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Haematologica. 2020 Jul;105(7):1895-1906. doi: 10.3324/haematol.2019.230961.
  • Bryan Rea, Nidhi Aggarwal, Svetlana Yatsenko, Nathanael Bailey, and Yen-Chun Liu. Acute myeloid leukemia with isolated del(5q) is associated with IDH1/IDH2 mutations and better prognosis when compared to AML with complex karyotype including del(5q). Mod Pathol. 2020 Apr;33(4):566-575.doi: 10.1038/s41379-019-0396-4.
  • Eric Carlsen, Nathanael Bailey, Nidhi Aggarwal, Matthew Wild, Svetlana A. Yatsenko, Bryan Rea and Yen-Chun Liu. Clinicopathologic Characterization of Hypocellular Acute Myeloid Leukemia Showed Fewer Genetic Abnormalities Involving Cell Proliferation When Compared to Non-hypocellular Acute Myeloid Leukemia. 2021 Feb 11;155(3):446-454. doi:10.1093/ajcp/aqaa150.
  • Nicholas J. K. Barasch, Yen-Chun Liu, Jonhan Ho, Nathanael Bailey, Nidhi Aggarwal, James R. Cook, Steven H Swerdlow. The Molecular Landscape and Other Distinctive Features of Primary Cutaneous Follicle Center Lymphoma. Hum Pathol. 2020 Dec;106:93-105. doi: 10.1016/j.humpath.2020.09.014. Epub 2020 Oct 9.PMID: 33045225.
  • Xuan J. Wang, Erika Moore, Steven H. Swerdlow, Nidhi Aggarwal. Light Chain Restricted Plasmacytoid Cells in Hyperplastic Germinal Centers: A Clinicopathologic Investigation. Accepted in American journal of Clinical Pathology