Ronald Balassanian, MD

Ronald Balassanian, MD

Professor
Pathology
Division
Cytopathology
Surgical Pathology
Specialty Areas
Cytopathology
Surgical Pathology
Fine Needle Aspiration
Ultrasound Guidance
Breast Pathology

UCSF
Pathology, Box 4034
1825 4th Street, Room L2181F
San Francisco, CA 94158
United States

Selected Publications
  • Gradishar WJ, Anderson BO, Balassanian R, Blair SL, Burstein HJ, Cyr A, Elias AD, Farrar WB, Forero A, Giordano SH, Goetz M, Goldstein LJ, Hudis CA, Isakoff SJ, Marcom PK, Mayer IA, McCormick B, Moran M, Patel SA, Pierce LJ, Reed EC, Salerno KE, Schwartzberg LS, Smith KL, Smith ML, Soliman H, Somlo G, Telli M, Ward JH, Shead DA, Kumar R. Breast Cancer, Version 1.2016. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Dec; 13(12):1475-85. PMID: 26656517
  • Engelberg JA, Retallack H, Balassanian R, Dowsett M, Zabaglo L, Ram AA, Apple SK, Bishop JW, Borowsky AD, Carpenter PM, Chen YY, Datnow B, Elson S, Hasteh F, Lin F, Moatamed NA, Zhang Y, Cardiff RD. "Score the Core" Web-based pathologist training tool improves the accuracy of breast cancer IHC4 scoring. Hum Pathol. 2015 Nov;46(11):1694-704. doi: 10.1016/j.humpath.2015.07.008. Epub 2015 Jul 29. PMID: 26410019
  • Ly A, Ono JC, Hughes KS, Pitman MB, Balassanian R, Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Palpable Breast Masses: Patterns of Clinical Utilization and Patient Experience. JNCCN 2016; In Press
  • Gradishar WJ, Anderson BO, Balassanian R, Blair SL, Burstein HJ, Cyr A, Elias AD, Farrar WB, Forero A, Giordano SH, Goetz M, Goldstein LJ, Hudis CA, Isakoff SJ, Marcom PK, Mayer IA, McCormick B, Moran M, Patel SA, Pierce LJ, Reed EC, Salerno KE, Schwartzberg LS, Smith KL, Smith ML, Soliman H, Somlo G, Telli M, Ward JH, Shead DA, Kumar R. Invasive Breast Cancer Version 1.2016, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 Mar; 14(3):324-54. PMID: 26957618
  • Balassanian R, Wool GD, Ono JC, Olejnik-Nave J, Mah MM, Sweeney BJ, Ljung B-M, Pitman MB. A Superior Method for Cell Block Preparation for Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsies. Cancer Cyto 2016. Apr 124(15). doi:10.1002/cncy.21722
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