Dr. Kunal Sharma


Dr. Kunal Sharma

Associate Director & Head (Centre of Excellence and Histopathology)

Dr. Kunal Sharma serves as Associate Director & Head (Centre of Excellence and Histopathology) at Mumbai Reference Lab, SRL Diagnostics & leads the Digital Pathology & Artificial Intelligence initiatives for SRL. His department caters to one of the largest loads of histopathology and oncopathology in the country and is one of the most state of the art centre with 6 automated IHC platforms. 

He was previously spearheading the Depts of Histopathology & Flowcytometry at SRL Laboratory & Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore where he was also in-charge of the reference centre of Uropathology. 

He has been a keynote speaker, presenter & faculty at numerous prestigious national & international conferences like Indian Cancer Congress, Oncocon, IMSOS, ISMPOCON, Innovations in Oncology, Global Cancer Congress (Japan), PATHSOC(UK), CAP (USA), etc.

He also has numerous publications in journals of high repute like Archives of Pathology, American Journal of Hematology etc. His study on double & triple hit lymphomas, one of the largest from India, was presented at the International Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma Congress, New York in 2018 where he again presented a series on the pathological and cytogenetic characteristics of CD5 negative Mantle cell lymphomas in 2022. 

With a prescriber base spanning across continents, he’s an internationally renowned oncopathologist known for his expertise in diagnosing the most difficult oncology cases and for his key areas of oncopathology and latest molecular and companion diagnostic assays in different cancers.


  • Dr. Kunal Sharma has 14 years (Post MBBS) and 8 years (Post DNB)


Dr. Kunal finished his graduation from Manipal and Post Graduation from HCG Cancer Hospital. He was awarded the Siddharth Bhandari scholarship and gold medal and the gold medal for the best all-rounder in the school passing-out ceremony. He got distinctions in 5 subjects in MBBS. He has had numerous high-end trainings and attended workshops in oncopathology, flowcytometry, MRD Assays, molecular diagnosis and precision medicine across the globe. He is one of the few certified trainers of PD-L1 in India and has conducted numerous workshops on IHC as faculty himself. He has also served as Block Chief Medical Officer in Govt of Rajasthan.

Honors & Awards

  1. Member of the Covid Raksha team of Shri Tejasvi Surya, Honourable MP, South Bangalore
  2. ‘COVID 19 State Welfare Icon of the year’ in 2020
  3. ‘HDFC Neighbourhood Hero’ award
  4. ‘The Most Dynamic Specialist Professional Pathologist of the year’ at Healthcare Summit & Awards 2022
  5. Indian Achiever’s Forum award for 'Excellence in Healthcare' in recognition of professional excellence and contribution towards nation building.

Area Of Expertise

    1. Oncopathology and overall diagnostics in oncology
    2. Uropathology
    3. Hemtolymphoid neoplasms especially lymph node biopsies and bone marrow biopsies for Lymphomas
    4. Lung Malignancies and pathology
    5. Breast & Female Genital tract malignancies and pathology
    6. Bone and Soft tissue tumors
    7. CNS Neoplasms
    8. Molecular assays in Cancer Diagnostics
    9. Companion Diagnostics 
    10. Flowcytometry and MRD
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