Tara A. Saunders, MD

Assistant Professor; Medical Director of Histology Laboratories
Specialty Areas
Surgical Pathology

Pathology, Box 4034
1825 4th Street, Room L2181L
San Francisco, CA 94158
United States

Hospital Affiliations
UCSF Mount Zion
UCSF Parnassus Heights
UCSF Mission Bay
Research and Clinical Interests

My clinical activities encompass diagnostic cytopathology, including performance and interpretation of fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies, incorporating ultrasound guidance as needed. I also sign-out general surgical pathology cases. I am particularly interested in cytology/surgical pathology correlation.

Selected Publications
  • Saunders TA, Miller TM, Khanafshar E. Intrapancreatic accessory spleen: utilization of fine needle aspiration for diagnosis of a potential mimic of a pancreatic neoplasm. Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology. 2015, epub.
  • Guo Y, Saunders T, Su H, Kim H, Akkoc D, Saloner DA, Hetts SW, Hess C, Lawton MT, Bollen AW, Pourmohamad T, McCulloch CE, Tihan T, Young WL. Silent intralesional microhemorrhage as a risk factor for brain arteriovenous malformation rupture. Stroke. 2012 May;43(5):1240-6.