Poonam Vohra, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Pathology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave, #103
San Francisco CA 94110
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    Dr. Poonam Vohra is a pathologist specializing in cytopathology and breast pathology, examining cells and other samples for signs of disease. She provides both general surgical pathology and cytology services, including performing fine needle aspiration (passing a needle into a lump or other suspicious body tissue to draw a sample of cells for biopsy).

    Vohra completed her medical degree as well as residences in pathology and transfusion medicine at the Government Medical College in Patiala, India. She completed postdoctoral research in cytopathology at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India.

    Vohra served as a neuropathology research assistant at UCSF before attending the University of Massachusetts Medical School to complete a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology. She returned to UCSF to complete a fellowship in cytopathology.

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    1. Urine cytology in patients with gender confirmation surgery and hormone therapy: evaluation of urine cytology performance in an underserved patient population. J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2023 Apr 11. Khorsandi N, Ding CC, VandenBussche CJ, Verduzco CS, Greenland N, Vohra P. PMID: 37150707.
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    2. Performance of Transformation Zone and Nucleated Squamous Cell Component in Anal Cancer Screening in Correlation with Histologic Follow-up: An Institutional Experience. Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology. 2022 Nov 1; 11(6):s30. Mousavi MS, De La Sancha Verduzco DC, Shing ST, Rosenbaum RM, Vohra VP. .
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    3. Urine Cytology in Patients with Gender Confirmation Surgery and Hormone Therapy: Highlighting the Performance of Urine Cytology in an Underserved Patient Population. Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology. 2022 Nov 1; 11(6):s11. Ding DC, VandenBussche VC, De la Sancha DC, Greenland GN, Vohra VP. .
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    4. Utility and Performance of Cell Blocks in Urine Cytology: Experience at Three Teaching Hospitals. Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology. 2022 Nov 1; 11(6):s10. Greenland GN, Peng PY, Balassanian BR, Tabatabai TZ, Shing ST, Vohra VP. .
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    5. Interventional cytology benefits patients undergoing thyroid FNA. Cancer Cytopathol. 2023 04; 131(4):214-216. Vohra P, Khanafshar E, Balassanian R. PMID: 36177880.
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    6. Prostate Cancer in Male-to-Female Transgender Individuals: Histopathologic Findings and Association With Gender-affirming Hormonal Therapy. Am J Surg Pathol. 2022 Dec 01; 46(12):1650-1658. Baraban E, Ding CC, White M, Vohra P, Simko J, Boyle K, Guo C, Zhang M, Dobs A, Ketheeswaran S, Liang F, Epstein JI. PMID: 36006769.
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    7. Cytomorphologic features of pediatric-type follicular lymphoma on fine needle aspiration biopsy: case series and a review of the literature. J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2022 Sep-Oct; 11(5):281-294. Lu KL, Menke JR, Ng D, Ruiz-Cordero R, Marinoff A, Stieglitz E, Gollapudi S, Singh K, Ohgami RS, Vohra P. PMID: 35843844.
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    8. Cytologic features of micropapillary variant urothelial carcinoma in urinary tract cytology: Case series and review of literature. Diagn Cytopathol. 2022 Oct; 50(10):E280-E284. Greenland NY, Peng Y, Vohra P, Tabatabai ZL. PMID: 35593193.
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    9. The Diagnostic Dilemma of Urothelial Tissue Fragments in Urinary Tract Cytology Specimens. Diagnostics (Basel). 2022 Apr 08; 12(4). Allison DB, Zhang ML, Vohra P, VandenBussche CJ. PMID: 35453979; PMCID: PMC9025489.
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    10. Limitations and opportunities for tumor infiltrating lymphocytes in breast FNA. Cancer Cytopathol. 2022 05; 130(5):328-329. Balassanian R, Vohra P. PMID: 35129871.
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    11. Adequacy of Urine Specimens (Adequacy). . 2022 Feb 3; 7-19. Tabatabai TZ, Barkan BG, Courtade-Saïdi CM, Kurtycz KD, Olson OM, Tsuzuki TT, VandenBussche VC, Vohra VP. .
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    12. Cytopathology of the Upper Urinary Tract. . 2022 Feb 3; 115-141. VandenBussche VC, Hang HJ, McIntire MP, Miki MY, Peyton PS, Vohra VP, Zhang ZM. .
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    13. Cystic Neutrophilic Granulomatous Mastitis Regression with the Tumor Necrosis Factor-α Inhibitor, Adalimumab. Eur J Breast Health. 2022 Jan; 18(1):94-101. Chiu LW, Goodwin K, Vohra P, Amerson E. PMID: 35059598; PMCID: PMC8734519.
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    14. Performance of the Paris System for Reporting Urinary Cytology (TPS) in Upper Urinary Tract Cytology – An Institutional Experience at a General Hospital. Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology. 2021 Sep 1; 10(5):s31-s32. Ding DC, Lee LH, Tabatabai TZ, Greenland GN, Vohra VP. .
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    15. Cytologic Features of Micropapillary Variant Urothelial Carcinoma in Urinary Tract Cytology. Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology. 2021 Sep 1; 10(5):s30-s31. Greenland GN, Peng PY, Vohra VP, Tabatabai TZ. .
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    16. Spectacular Cell Blocks: The Pull Back Technique for Producing Core Biopsy Equivalent FNA Cell Blocks. Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology. 2021 Sep 1; 10(5):s72. Eversmeyer EL, Vohra VP, Ljung LB, Balassanian BR. .
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    17. A Review of Effusion Cytomorphology of Small Round Cell Tumors. Acta Cytol. 2022; 66(4):336-346. Han LM, VandenBussche CJ, Abildtrup M, Chandra A, Vohra P. PMID: 34218227.
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    18. Gastric-type endocervical adenocarcinoma and cervical cytology: Experience at a general hospital and review of the literature. Cytopathology. 2021 01; 32(1):75-83. Greenland NY, Wolsky RJ, Darragh TM, Vohra P. PMID: 32851700.
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    19. A review of upper urinary tract cytology performance before and after the implementation of The Paris System. Cancer Cytopathol. 2021 04; 129(4):264-274. Zhang ML, Miki Y, Hang JF, Vohra M, Peyton S, McIntire PJ, VandenBussche CJ, Vohra P. PMID: 32897658.
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    20. A review of urinary cytology in the setting of upper tract urothelial carcinoma. J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2021 Jan-Feb; 10(1):29-35. Zhang ML, VandenBussche CJ, Hang JF, Miki Y, McIntire PJ, Peyton S, Vohra P. PMID: 32792229.
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    21. Primary mammary angiosarcomas harbor frequent mutations in KDR and PIK3CA and show evidence of distinct pathogenesis. Mod Pathol. 2020 08; 33(8):1518-1526. Beca F, Krings G, Chen YY, Hosfield EM, Vohra P, Sibley RK, Troxell ML, West RB, Allison KH, Bean GR. PMID: 32123305.
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    22. Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Liver Lesions Yields Higher Tumor Fraction for Molecular Studies: A Direct Comparison With Concurrent Core Needle Biopsy. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2019 09 01; 17(9):1075-1081. Goldhoff PE, Vohra P, Kolli KP, Ljung BM. PMID: 31487685.
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    23. Improved diagnostic precision of urine cytology by implementation of The Paris System and the use of cell blocks. Cancer Cytopathol. 2018 09; 126(9):809-816. Chan E, Balassanian R, Tabatabai ZL, Lou H, Vohra P. PMID: 30203925.
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    24. Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Primary Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma Yields Higher Percentage of Tumor Cells for Molecular Studies: A 5-year Comparison Study to Needle Core Biopsy Sampling. Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology. 2018 Sep 1; 7(5):s52. Ruiz RJ, Tabatabai TZ, Vohra VP. .
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    25. Ultrasound-guided Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (USFNB) is an Effective Method to Measure HIV Reservoirs in Lymph Nodes: A Pathogenesis Study in a Series of 50 Cases. Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology. 2018 Sep 1; 7(5):s50. Ng ND, Balassanian BR, Deeks DS, Miliush MJ, Ung UR, Hoh HR, Tai TV, Vohra VP. .
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    26. PP4.7 HIV persistence in lymph nodes from virally suppressed individuals: residual production VS latency. Journal of virus eradication. 2017 Dec 1; 3:25. Pardons PM, Fromentin FR, Leyre LL, Pagliuzza PA, Vohra VP, Ng ND, Hoh HR, Kerbleski KM, Tai TV, Milush MJ, Hecht HF, Deeks DS, Chomont CN. .
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    27. Concomitant Epstein-Barr Virus-associated smooth muscle tumor and granulomatous inflammation of the liver. Pathol Res Pract. 2017 Oct; 213(10):1306-1309. Can NT, Grenert JP, Vohra P. PMID: 28756985.
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    28. Estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 expression in breast cancer FNA cell blocks and paired histologic specimens: A large retrospective study. Cancer Cytopathol. 2016 Nov; 124(11):828-835. Vohra P, Buelow B, Chen YY, Serrano M, Vohra MS, Berry A, Ljung BM. PMID: 27315045.
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    29. Genomic profiling of malignant phyllodes tumors reveals aberrations in FGFR1 and PI-3 kinase/RAS signaling pathways and provides insights into intratumoral heterogeneity. Mod Pathol. 2016 09; 29(9):1012-27. Liu SY, Joseph NM, Ravindranathan A, Stohr BA, Greenland NY, Vohra P, Hosfield E, Yeh I, Talevich E, Onodera C, Van Ziffle JA, Grenert JP, Bastian BC, Chen YY, Krings G. PMID: 27255162.
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    30. Less Common Triple Negative Breast Cancers. A Comprehensive Guide to Core Needle Biopsies of the Breast. 2016 Jan 1; 445-518. Vohra VP, Krings KG, Chen CY. .
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    31. 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. Rabban JT, Vohra P, Zaloudek CJ. PMID: 25025442.
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    32. Diagnostic utility and sensitivities of GATA3 antibodies in triple-negative breast cancer. Hum Pathol. 2014 Nov; 45(11):2225-32. Krings G, Nystrom M, Mehdi I, Vohra P, Chen YY. PMID: 25150746.
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    33. Breast metastasis from testicular leiomyosarcoma. Breast J. 2013 May-Jun; 19(3):336-7. Kohi MP, Brasic N, Vohra P, Price ER, Joe BN. PMID: 23600884.
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    34. Paget's disease of the breast masquerading as squamous cell carcinoma on cytology: a case report. Diagn Cytopathol. 2012 Nov; 40(11):1015-8. Vohra P, Ljung BM, Miller TR, Hwang ES, van Zante A. PMID: 21548119.
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    35. An oncofetal protein IMP3: a new molecular marker for the detection of esophageal adenocarcinoma and high-grade dysplasia. Am J Surg Pathol. 2009 Apr; 33(4):521-5. Lu D, Vohra P, Chu PG, Woda B, Rock KL, Jiang Z. PMID: 19047899.
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    36. Insulin-like growth factor mRNA binding protein 3 (IMP3) is differentially expressed in benign and malignant follicular patterned thyroid tumors. Endocr Pathol. 2009; 20(3):149-57. Slosar M, Vohra P, Prasad M, Fischer A, Quinlan R, Khan A. PMID: 19449140.
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    37. The role of sentinel lymph node biopsy in the management of breast cancer. Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2007 Apr; 50(2):261-9. Khan A, Vohra P, Quinlan RF. PMID: 17883042.
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    38. Definition and diagnostic implications of gemistocytic astrocytomas: a pathological perspective. J Neurooncol. 2006 Jan; 76(2):175-83. Tihan T, Vohra P, Berger MS, Keles GE. PMID: 16132490.
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