• Kajal Sitwala MD, PhD

  • Staff Pathologist

    • System Ancillary Region - Lab-Pathology
    • 701 Kalsched Street LAB Marshfield, WI 54449


Fellowship, Hematopathology, University of Michigan, Department of Pathology, Ann Arbor, MI
Residency, Clinical Pathology, University of Michigan, Department of Pathology, Ann Arbor, MI
MD/PhD, Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Michigan Medical School, Medical Scientist Training Program, Ann Arbor, MI
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Second Major in English and American Literature, Brown University, Providence, RI

Work Experience

2009 to Present:
Pathologist, Marshfield Labs, a Division of Marshfield Clinic Inc., 701 Kalsched Street, Marshfield, WI
2008 to 2009:
Clinical Lecturer, University of Michigan - Department of Pathology, Ann Arbor, MI

Board Certifications

2008 to 2021:
American Board of Pathology - Clinical
2008 to 2021:
American Board of Pathology - Hematopathology

Honors & Awards

Magna Cum Laude, Brown University
AMWA Glasgow - Rubin Achievement Citation
AACR Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology Workshop

Professional Societies

American Society of Clinical Pathology, Member
Wisconsin Medical Society, Member

Select Publications

  • Misobe T, Maghsoudi K, Sitwala KViren, Tianzhi G, Ou J, Maze M. (1996 September). Antisense technology reveals the alpha2A adrenoceptor to be the subtype mediating the hypnotic response to the highly selective agonist, dexmedetomidine, in the locus coeruleus of the rat. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL INVESTIGATION. 98(5):1076-80.
    PubMed ID: 8787667
  • Sitwala KViren, Adams K, Markovitz DM. (2002 December). YY1 and NF-Y binding sites regulate the transcriptional activity of the dek and dek-can promoter. ONCOGENE. 21(57):8862-70.
    PubMed ID: 12483538
  • Sitwala KViren, Mor-Vaknin N, Markovitz DM. (2003 June). Minireview: DEK and gene regulation, oncogenesis and AIDS. ANTICANCER RESEARCH. 23(3A):2155-8.
    PubMed ID: 12894590
  • Adams BS, Cha HC, Cleary J, Haiying T, Wang H, Sitwala KViren, Markovitz DM. (2003). DEK binding to class II MHC Y-box sequences is gene- and allele-specific. ARTHRITIS RESEARCH & THERAPY. 5(4):R226-33.
    PubMed ID: 12823858
  • Mor-Vaknin N, Punturieri A, Sitwala KViren, Markovitz DM. (2003 January). Vimentin is secreted by activated macrophages. NATURE CELL BIOLOGY. 5(1):59-63.
    PubMed ID: 12483219
  • Cleary J, Sitwala KViren, Khodadoust MS, Kwok RP, Mor-Vaknin N, Cebrat M,...Markovitz DM. (2005 September). p300/CBP-associated factor drives DEK into interchromatin granule clusters. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY. 36(3):31760-7.
    PubMed ID: 15987677
  • Sitwala KViren, Hess JL. (2006 April). Structural basis of multimer-mediated mayhem. CANCER CELL. 9(4):241-2.
    PubMed ID: 16616328
  • Mor-Vaknin N, Punturieri A, Sitwala KViren, Faulkner N, Legendre M, Khodadoust MS,...Markovitz DM. (2006 December). The DEK nuclear autoantigen is a secreted chemotactic factor. MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY. 26(24):9484-96.
    PubMed ID: 17030615
  • Sitwala KViren, Dandekar MN, Hess JL. (2008 March). HOX proteins and leukemia. Int J Clin Exp Pathol.. 1(6):461-74.
    PubMed ID: 18787682
  • Oravecz-Wilson KL, Philips ST, Yilmaz OH, Ames HM, Li L, Crawford BD,...Ross TS [including Sitwala KViren.] (2009 August). Persistence of leukemia-initiating cells in a conditional knockin model of an imatinib-responsive myeloproliferative disorder. CANCER CELL. 16(2):137-8.
    PubMed ID: 19647224
  • Muntean A, Tan J, Sitwala KViren, Huang Y, Bronstein J, Connelly JA,...Hess JL. (2010 June). The PAF complex synergizes with MLL fusion proteins at HOX loci to promote leukemogenesis. CANCER CELL. 17(6):609-21.
    PubMed ID: 20541477
  • Huang Y, Sitwala KViren, Bronstein J, Sanders D, Dandekar MN, Collins C,...Hess JL. (2012 January). Identification and characterization of Hoxa9 binding sites in hematopoietic cells. BLOOD. 119(2):388-98.
    PubMed ID: 22072553
  • Rafiullah, Islam R, Mahmood R, Sitwala KViren. (2013 July). Gelatinous bone marrow transformation secondary to unusual eating habits and drastic weight loss. BMJ Case Rep.. :pii: bcr2013200243.
    PubMed ID: 23861277