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Payal Kapur, M.D.

  • Jan and Bob Pickens Distinguished Professorship in Medical Science, in Memory of Jerry Knight Rymer and Annette Brannon Rymer and Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Pickens
  • Pathology
  • Pathology/Diagnosis of Genitourinary Cancers


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Dr. Kapur completed her medical education in 1997 at the University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), New Delhi, India. After completing a pathology residency in 2000 at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, she was awarded the Dr. RP Mathur Memorial Award for the best outgoing III year pathology resident. Subsequently, she came to Dallas and did a Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at UT Southwestern Medical Center (2002-2006). She is certified in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology.

Currently she is on faculty in the Department of Pathology and Urology at UT Southwestern and the Group Leader of Genitourinary Pathology and the Co-Leader of the Kidney Cancer Program at Simmons Cancer Center. She is the Pathology representative at the UT Southwestern weekly Urology Spence Conference, and monthly Multidisciplinary Renal Cell Carcinoma Tumor Board.

She is actively involved in Anatomic Pathology residency education and received the Vernie A. Stembridge, M.D. Resident Teaching Award in 2010 and 2011. Dr. Payal Kapur was the former Assistant Director (Anatomic Pathology) of UT Southwestern Pathology Residency Training (2010-2013), the Co-Director of UT Southwestern Tumor Registry Core Facility at Simmons Cancer Institution (2008-2013), the Director of the Philip O’Brien Montgomery Visiting Lectureship (2007-2013), and the Director of the Anatomical Pathology Resident Education Seminar Series (2007-2013). She was also the former Medical Director of Surgical Pathology at Parkland Hospital (2013-2015)

Dr. Kapur’s research is focused on characterizing adult genitourinary tumors and developing prognostic, therapeutic, and diagnostic biomarkers. She has extensive experience in developing immunohistochemistry (IHC) tests, and of greatest relevance to the field of kidney cancer.

Education & Training
  • Internship - Parkland Health and Hospital System (2002-2003), Pathology
  • Medical School - University College of Medical Sciences (1991-1997)
  • Residency - Parkland Health and Hospital System (2003-2006), Pathology
  • Residency - Maulana Azas Medical College (1997-2000), Pathology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Associate Professor, Pathology (2012), UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas TX
  • Associate Professor, Urology (2012), UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas TX
  • Co-Director of UT Southwestern Tissue Resource (UTSTR) (2008-2013), Simmons Cancer Center, Dallas, TX
  • Medical Director of Surgical Pathology (2013-2015), Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX
  • Assistant Director of Anatomic Pathology Resident Education (2010-2013), UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Honors & Awards
  • Teaching Award 2006, Pathology Sophomore Curriculum, UT Southwestern
  • Dr. RP Mathur Memorial Award 2002, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University, India
  • Resident’s Case Presentation Award 2004, For the essay entitled "Mosaic variegated aneuploidy: a case report". Society for Pediatric Pathology.
  • Vernie A. Stembridge, M.D. 2010, Resident Teaching Award, UT Southwestern
  • Gordon L. Vawter Award 2002, Pathologist-in-training Award for platform presentation entitled "MIB-1 Labeling Index predicts progression free survival in a large group of pediatric pilocytic astrocytomas". Society for Pediatric Pathology.
Books & Publications
  • Understanding pathogenesis and biology of genitourinary tumors especially renal and prostate tumors
  • Genitourinary Pathology
  • Developing prognostic and predictive subtype of renal tumors
  • Characterizing Renal tumors

Clinical Focus

  • Pathology/Diagnosis of Genitourinary Cancers

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