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George G. Ahn, MD, PhD

Research and Clinical Interests

My clinical interests are diagnostic surgical pathology with subspecialty interest in gynecologic pathology. I also do diagnostic work in cytopathology including fine needle aspiration cytology.

My research interests are the diagnosis and classification of gynecologic malignancies, especially ovarian cancer with emphasis on identifying markers that provide clinically relevant diagnostic and prognostic information.

Selected Publications

  • An HJ, Kim KR, Kim IS, Kim DW, Park: MH, Park IA, Suh KS, Seo EJ, Sung SH, Sohn JH, Yoon HK, Chang ED, Cho HI, Han JY, Hong SR, Ahn GH. Prevalence of human papillomavirus DNA in various histological subtypes of cervical adenocarcinoma: a population-based study. Modern Pathol 2005;18:528-534
  • Choi Y-L, Kang SY, Shin YK, Choi JS, Kim SH, Lee S-H, Bae D-S, Ahn GH. Aberrant hypermethylation of RASSF1A promoter in ovarian tumors and carcinomas. Virchow Arch 2006; 448:331-336
  • Kim T-J, Rho SB, Choi Y-L, Choi CH, Lee J-W, Bae D-S, Ahn GH, Lee J-H, Kim B-G. High expression of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-2 in serous ovarian carcinomas and the role of this expression in ovarian tumorigenesis. Human Pathol 2006; 37: 906-913
  • Cho EY, Choi Y-L, Chae SW, Sohn JH, Ahn GH. Relationship between p53-associated proteins and estrogen receptor status in ovarian serous neoplasms. Int J Gynecol Cancer 2006;16:1000-1006
  • Cho EY, Choi Y_L, Chae SW, Sohn JH, Ahn GH. Immunohistochemical study of the expression of adhesion molecues in ovarian serous neoplasms. Pathology International 2006; 66;62-70

Selected Awards

  • 1998-2000: Editor, Korean Journal of Pathology
  • 2002: Best Tutor Award, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine
  • 2003: Best Tutor Award, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine
  • 2004-2005: President, Korean Society of Pathologists
  • 2006: Member, National Academy of Medicine, Korea
  • 2006: Distinguished Service Award, Samsung Medical Center
  • 2008: Merit Award, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea

Additional Information

  • Clinical Professor
  • Pathology

Specialty Area

Gynecologic Pathology

Contact Information

Mailing/Shipping Address:

  • UCSF
  • George G. Ahn, MD, PhD
  • Pathgology, Box VAMC 113B
  • 4150 Clement Street, Room 346
  • San Francisco, CA 94143

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Mt. Zion Hospital
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