Swikrity Upadhyay Baskota, MD

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Pathology - Anatomic
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Dr. Baskota is a cytopathologist and surgical pathologist at Department of Pathology and Cell Biology. She completed her anatomic pathology residency and cytopathology fellowship training at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2017-2021). Prior to her resettlement in the United States, she completed anatomic and clinical pathology residency training from National Academy of Medical Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal (2011-2014), and medical school from College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur affiliated to Kathmandu University, Nepal (2003-2009). She practiced anatomic and clinical pathology in her home country, Nepal for 2 years.

Dr. Baskota serves as a Junior Ad Hoc Member of the eJournal Committee of American Society of Cytopathology. She also served as CAP Cytopathology Committee, Junior Member (2019-2020). Dr. Baskota was honored by the American Society of Cytopathology with the 2020 Dr. Bernard Naylor Excellence in Cytomorphology Award. She is also active in various social media educational platforms. She has a number of peer-reviewed articles published in esteemed journals.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Female

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Selected Publications

Baskota SU, Wang T, Zhao C. Follow-up findings in Post-Conservative Treatment Surveillance for Women with Cervical Adenocarcinoma in-Situ. J of Lower Genital Tract Dis. 2021 Jan; 25 (1): 38- 42. 

Baskota SU, Chandra A, Cross P. The Practice of Cytopathology during the Era of COVID-19: Challenges and Changes. Diagnostic Histopathol. 2021; 27(3): 116-122. 

Baskota SU, Dabbs DJ, Clark BZ, Bhargava R. Prosigna® Breast Cancer Assay: Histopathologic Correlation, Development, and Assessment of Size, Nodal Status, Ki-67 (Sink™) Index for Breast Cancer Prognosis. Mod Pathol. 2021 Jan; 34 (1): 70-76.

Baskota SU, Wiley C, Pantanowitz L.A. Next Generation Robotic Microscopy for Intraoperative Teleneuropathology Consultation. J Pathol Inform 2020; 11: 13.

Baskota SU., Monaco, S.E., Xing, J. and Pantanowitz, L. Peritheliomatous pattern: A diagnostic clue for diagnosing metastatic melanoma in cytology. Cancer Cytopathol 2020; 128(4):260?268.6

Baskota SU, Lopez O, Greenamyre J and Kofler J. Spectrum of Tau Pathologies in Huntington’s disease. J of Lab Investigation 2018; 166-9.

Scurry J, Baskota SU. HPV-Associated Atypical Mitotic Figures in Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions of the Lower Female Genital Tract. J Low Genital Tract Dis 2016 Apr; 20(2):165-8.

Baskota SU, Joshi AR, Singh SK. Bone Marrow Touch Imprint Smears as An Adjunct to Bone Marrow Aspiration Smears in Hematological Disorders. J of Pathol of Nepal 2015; 5 (9): 739- 46.