Dr. Palsgrove grew up in San Diego, California and obtained both her B.S. and M.D. at the University of California, San Diego. She trained in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where she also completed fellowships in Surgical Pathology and Molecular and Genetic Pathology. She then stayed for an additional two years as a postdoctoral research fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Victor Velculescu investigating the dynamics of cell free tumor DNA detection in early and late stage cancers. She joined that faculty as an Assistant Professor at UTSW in November 2019 in the Division of Surgical Pathology with clinical focus in head and neck and genitourinary pathology. Her investigational interests center around the molecular characterization and classification of solid tumors and the histopathologic features associated with detection of cell free tumor DNA.


Medical School
UC San Diego School of Medicine (2011)
Johns Hopkins Hospital (2015), Pathology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2016), Surgical Pathology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2017), Molecular Genetics
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (2019), Research

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Association for Molecular Pathology (2016)
  • Genitourinary Pathology Society (2019)
  • Maryland Society of Pathologists (2011-2016)
  • North American Society of Head and Neck Pathology (2019)
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (2011)