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Poonam Vohra, MD

Research and Clinical Interests

My clinical interest is mainly in breast pathology and cytopathology including exfoliative and aspiration cytology. I perform and interpret fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies. I am also actively involved in general pathology sign out. My research interests include the areas of cytology and breast pathology. I am performing a large retrospective study which includes correlation of immunohistochemical techniques between FNAB cytology and histology and molecular events in breast neoplasia.

Selected Publications

  • Rabban JT, Vohra P, Zaloudek CJ. Nongynecologic Metastases to Fallopian Tube Mucosa: A Potential Mimic of Tubal High-grade Serous Carcinoma and Benign Tubal Mucinous Metaplasia or Nonmucinous Hyperplasia.Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 Jul 14. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Krings G, Nystrom M, Mehdi I, Vohra P, Chen YY. Diagnostic utility and sensitivities of GATA3 antibodies in triple-negative breast cancer. Hum Pathol. 2014 Nov;45(11):2225-32. Epub 2014 Jul 17.
  • Kohi MP, Brasic N, Vohra P, Price ER, Joe BN. Breast metastasis from testicular leiomyosarcoma. Breast J. 2013 May-Jun; 19(3):336-7. PMID: 23600884
  • Poonam Vohra, Britt-Marie Ljung, Theodore Miller, Shelley Hwang, Annemieke VanZante. 2011. Paget's disease of the breast masquerading as squamous cell carcinoma on cytology: A case report. Diagnostic Cytopathol.2012 Nov;40(11):1015-8.
  • Sloar M, Vohra P, Prasad M, Fischer A, Quinlan R, Khan A. 2009. Insulin-like growth factor mRNA binding protein 3 (IMP3) is differentially expressed in benign and malignant follicular patterned thyroid tumors. Endocr Pathol. 20:149-57.
  • Di Lu, Poonam Vohra, Peigou G. Chu, Bruce Woda,Kenneth L. Rock, Zhong Jiang 2009.An Oncofetal Protein IMP3, A New Molecular Marker for the Detection of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma and High Grade Dysplasia. American journal of Surgical Pathology. 33: 521-5.
  • Ashraf Khan, Poonam Vohra, Robert F. Quinlan. 2007. The Role Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in the Management of Breast Cancer. A review article. Journal of Indian association of pathologists and microbiologists.50:261-9.
  • Tarik Tihan, Poonam Vohra, Mitchel S Berger and G Evren Keles. 2006. Definition and diagnostic implications of gemistocytic astrocytomas: a pathological perspective. J Neurooncol. 76:175-83.

Additional Information

LauraPoonam Vohra, MD
  • Assistant Professor Step II
  • Pathology

Specialty Areas

  • Breast Pathology and Cytopathology

Contact Information

  • Dept. of Pathology
  • Mission Bay and SFGH
  • 1001 Potrero Avenue
  • Building 3, Room 103
  • San Francisco, CA 94110

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Mission Bay
  • San Francisco General
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