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Karuna Garg, MD

Research and Clinical Interests

As a diagnostic surgical pathologist, my clinical specialty is gynecologic pathology. My research interest is in gynecologic neoplasms, particularly hereditary gynecologic cancers and endometrial tumors.

Selected Publications

  • Garg K, Leitao MM, Kauff ND, Hansen J, Kosarin K, Shia J, Soslow RA. Selection of endometrial carcinomas for DNA mismatch repair protein immunohistochemistry using patient age and tumor morphology enhances detection of mismatch repair abnormalities. Am J Surg Pathol. 2009 Jun; 33(6):925-33.
  • Garg K, Leitao MM, Wynveen CA, Sica GL, Shia J, Shi W, Soslow RA. p53 overexpression in morphologically ambiguous endometrial carcinomas correlates with adverse clinical outcomes. Mod Pathol. 2010 Jan; 23(1):80-92.
  • Garg K, Shih K, Barakat R, Zhou Q, Iasonos A, Soslow RA. Endometrial carcinomas in women aged 40 years and younger: tumors associated with loss of DNA mismatch repair proteins comprise a distinct clinicopathologic subset. Am J Surg Pathol. 2009 Dec; 33(12):1869-77.
  • Garg K, Tickoo SK, Soslow RA, Reuter VE. Morphologic features of uterine leiomyomas associated with hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell carcinoma syndrome: a case report. Am J Surg Pathol. 2011 Aug; 35(8):1235-7.
  • Garg K, Broaddus RR, Soslow RA, Urbauer DL, Levine DA, Djordjevic B. Pathologic Scoring of PTEN Immunohistochemistry in Endometrial Carcinoma is Highly Reproducible. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2012 Jan; 31(1):48-56.

Selected Awards

  • 2010: The Robert E. Scully Young Investigator Award presented by International Society of Gynecologic Pathologists
  • Associate Clinical Professor
  • Pathology

Specialty Area

  • Surgical Pathology

Contact Information

Mailing/Shipping Address:

  • UCSF
  • Karuna Garg, MD
  • Pathology, Box 4066
  • 1825 4th Street, Room M2356
  • San Francisco, CA 94143

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Moffitt-Long
  • Mt. Zion
  • Mission Bay
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