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Tara A. Saunders, MD

Research and Clinical Interests

My clinical activities encompass diagnostic cytopathology, including performance and interpretation of fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies, incorporating ultrasound guidance as needed. I also sign-out general surgical pathology cases. I am particularly interested in cytology/surgical pathology correlation.

Selected Publications

  • Saunders TA, Miller TM, Khanafshar E. Intrapancreatic accessory spleen: utilization of fine needle aspiration for diagnosis of a potential mimic of a pancreatic neoplasm. Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology. 2015, epub.
  • Guo Y, Saunders T, Su H, Kim H, Akkoc D, Saloner DA, Hetts SW, Hess C, Lawton MT, Bollen AW, Pourmohamad T, McCulloch CE, Tihan T, Young WL. Silent intralesional microhemorrhage as a risk factor for brain arteriovenous malformation rupture. Stroke. 2012 May;43(5):1240-6.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Medical Director of Histology and Cytology Laboratories
  • Pathology

Specialty Areas

  • Cytopathology
  • Surgical Pathology

Contact Information

Mailing/Shipping Address:

  • UCSF
  • Tara A. Saunders, MD
  • Pathology, Box 1785
  • 1600 Divisadero Street, Room B221
  • San Francisco, CA 94143

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Mt. Zion
  • Moffitt-Long
  • Mission Bay
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