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Cytopathology Fellowship

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  • UCSF Department of Pathology
  • 185 Berry Street, Box 0506
  • Lobby 2, Suite 100
  • San Francisco, CA 94107

Each year 2 positions are available in this 1-year program. The fellowship provides training in all areas of cytology with special emphasis on fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology biopsy techniques including ultrasound guided biopsy, sample preparation, and smear interpretation. In the beginning the fellows receive intensive training and supervision. Gradually, they are given more responsibility and ultimately function independently. Fellows will have access to and participate in the sampling of some 4000 specimens per year collected by the UCSF FNA Clinics at the Mount Zion and San Francisco General sites. In addition large numbers of interesting exfoliative cases are seen. Deep seated lesions are accessed with imaging in collaboration with other departments. Advanced ancillary testing is applied regularly to cytologic material. Fellows participate in daily cytopathology signouts and participate in inter-departmental teaching conferences and Grand Rounds.

Current Cytopathology Group Photo

Row 1 (left to right) Poonam Vohra, Sarah Calkins, Michael Lindsey, Douglas Hanks, Anna Berry, Teresa Darragh

Row 2 (left to right) Ron Balassanian, Britt-Marie Ljung, Elham Khanafshar

Not pictured: Annemieke van Zante, Theodore Miller, Kirk Jones, Gioia Iezza, Rick Baehner, Laura Tabatabai

Faculty Involved with Fellowship

Ronald Balassanian, MD
Frederick Baehner, MD
Anna B. Berry, MD
Teresa M. Darragh, MD
Douglas K. Hanks, MD
Gioia Iezza, MD
Kirk D. Jones, MD
Elham Khanafshar, MD, MS
Britt-Marie Ljung, MD
Theodore R. Miller, MD
Z. Laura Tabatabai, MD
Annemieke van Zante, MD, PhD
Poonam Vohra, MD

Current & Future Fellows

Sarah Calkins, MD
James Michael Lindsey, MD

Vijay George, MD
Tara Saunders, MD

Dianna L. Ng, MD
Patricia E. Goldhoff, MD


Candidates must have completed 3 years of AP or AP/CP residency training and be Board eligible in pathology by starting date of the Fellowship.

An online application system will become available in 2014 for applicants who are applying for the 2016-17 academic year.. Completed online applications, which include your most current C.V., and three letters of recommendation are due by September 1, 2014.

If you are a Foreign Medical Graduate, please use the link below to navigate to the UCSF GME Foreign Medical Graduate web page. You must complete the steps provided on their web page prior to applying to any of our fellowships.

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