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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 Colledge, New Delhi, she was awarded the Dr RP Mathur Memorial Award for the best outgoing 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 at UT Southwestern as a dedicated Genitourinary Pathologist. She is the Pathology representative at the UT Southwestern weekly Multidisciplinary Sarcoma DOT Conference, Urology Spence Conference, and monthly Multidisplinary 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 is the Assistant Director (Anatomic Pathology) of UT Southwestern Pathology Residency Training, the Co-Director of UT Southwestern Tumor Registry Core Facility at Simmons Cancer Institution,  the Director of the Philip O’Brien Montgomery Visiting Lectureship, and the Director of the Anatomical Pathology Resident Education Seminar Series.

Dr. Kapur’s research is focused on characterizing adult genitourinary tumors and developing prognostic, therapeutic, and diagnostic biomarkers. She is currently involved in multiple collaborative projects in genitourinary and gastrointestinal pathology. 


Medical School University College of Medical Sciences (1997)
Residency Maulana Azas Medical College (2000), Pathology
Internship Parkland Health and Hospital System (2003), Pathology
Residency Parkland Health and Hospital System (2006), Pathology

Clinical Interest

Pathology/Diagnosis of Genitourinary Cancers
  • Examination of Biopsy
  • Gleason Scores for Prostate Cancer
  • Molecular Studies Including Urine FISH, GC/Chalmydia on Urine, PCAs & Prostate Probes
  • Urine & Bladder Washing Cytology

Research Interest

  • Genitourinary Pathology


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Honors & Awards

  • Vernie A. Stembridge
    Resident Teaching Award (2011)
  • Vernie A. Stembridge
    Resident Teaching Award (2010)
  • Resident’s Case Presentation Award
    For the essay entitled "Mosaic variegated aneuploidy: a case report". Society for Pediatric Pathology. (2004)
  • Gordon L. Vawter Award
    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. (2002)