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Cytopathology Fellowship

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  • University of California, San Francisco
  • Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • 185 Berry Street, Suite 100
  • Campus Box 0506
  • 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 FNA Clinics at the UCSF and Zuckerberg San Francisco General sites. In addition large numbers of interesting exfoliative cases are seen. 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): Gioia Iezza, Sarah Calkins, Soo-Ryum Yang, Nancy Greenland, Tara Saunders, Poonam Vohra, Ron Balassanian

Row 2 (left to right): Vighnesh Walavalkar, Elham Khanafshar, Britt-Marie Ljung, Annemieke van Zante

Not pictured: Theodore Miller, Teresa Darragh, Rick Baehner, Laura Tabatabai, Douglas Hanks, Dianna Ng

Faculty Involved with Fellowship

Current & Future Fellows

  • 2019-20
  • Kent Truong, MD
  • Lucy Han, MD
  • 2020-21
  • Brent Molden, MD, PhD
  • Sayed Mohsen Hosseini, MD, PhD, MSc
  • 2021-22
  • Lauren Eversmeyer, MD
  • Carlo A De la Sancha Verduzco, MD


Candidates must have completed three years of AP or AP/CP Residency training or by the start date of the Fellowship.
Non-U.S. citizens must possess a Permanent Resident Card or an appropriate educational visa prior to starting a postgraduate medical education program. The Department of Pathology may sponsor J1 visas.

Candidates must have an unrestricted California medical license before they begin their clinical duties.

Medical Board of California


Fellows will be appointed as a PGY-5.

UCSF GME Trainee Financial Resources


Please use the link below to apply for the Cytopathology Fellowship. It is best to open this link in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Cytopathology Fellowship Online Application


2021-22: Filled
2022-23: The application will open in the spring of 2020.

The program does not discriminate with regard to  race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, including protected veterans.

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