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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 including ultrasound guided FNA. I am also actively involved in general pathology sign out. My research interests include the areas of cytology and breast pathology.

Selected Publications

  • Chan E, Balassanian R, Tabatabai ZL, Lou H, Vohra P. Improved Diagnostic Precision of Urine Cytology by Implementation of The Paris System and the Use of Cell Blocks. Cancer Cytopathol. 2018 Sep 11. PMID: 30203925.
  • Goldhoff PE, Vohra P, Kolli KP, Ljung BM. Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy from Liver Lesions Yield Higher Percentage of Tumor Cells for Molecular Studies: A Direct Comparison to Concurrent Core Biopsy. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (accepted for publication). 2019.
  • Can NT, Grenert JP, Vohra P. Concomitant Epstein-Barr Virus-associated smooth muscle tumor and granulomatous inflammation of the liver. Pathol Res Pract. 2017 Oct; 213(10):1306-1309. PMID: 28756985.
  • Vohra P, Buelow B, Chen YY, Serrano M, Vohra P, Berry A, Ljung BM. ER, PR, and HER2 Expression in Breast Cancer Fine Needle Aspiration Cell Blocks and Paired Histologic Specimens - a Large Retrospective Study. Cancer Cytopathology 2016 Nov;124(11):828-835. PMID: 27315045.
  • 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. 2015 Jan; 39(1):35-51. PMID: 25025442.

Selected Awards

  • Hearts Grant (2017)

Additional Information

LauraPoonam Vohra, MD
  • Associate Professor
  • Pathology

Specialty Areas

  • Cytopathology, FNAB, ultrasound guidance and Breast Pathology

Contact Information

Mailing/Shipping Address:

  • UCSF
  • Poonam Vohra, MD
  • Pathology, Building 3, Room 103
  • 1001 Potrero Avenue
  • San Francisco, CA 94110

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
  • Mission Bay
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