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Poonam Vohra, MD

Research and Clinical Interests

My clinical interest is mainly in 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

  • 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 Cytopathology. (available online).
  • Slosar M, Poonam Vohra, 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
  • Pathology
  • Anatomic Pathology

Specialty Areas

  • Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology

Contact Information

  • UCSF Dept. of Pathology
  • San Francisco General Hospital
  • 1001 Potrero Avenue
  • Building 3, Room 103
  • San Francisco, CA 94110

Other UCSF Organizational Association(s)

  • AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (Consultant Pathology)

Hospital Affiliation(s)

    San Francisco General Hospital
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