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Annemieke van Zante, M.D., Ph.D.

Pathologist

Dr. Annemieke van Zante is a pathologist at UCSF Medical Center who performs and interprets the results of fine needle aspiration biopsies at the Fine Needle Aspiration Clinic. She has a particular interest in head and neck pathology and also reviews specimens and provides consultations for head and neck cancer.

In her research, she focuses on the biological functions of carbohydrate sulfation in the regulation of growth factor signaling in cancer. Van Zante earned a medical degree and doctorate in the medical scientist training program, and completed a residency in anatomic pathology at UCSF. She also completed fellowships in surgical pathology and cytopathology, which is the study of abnormalities within cells, at UCSF. Van Zante is certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic patholoy and cytopathology, and is a UCSF assistant professor of clinical pathology.

Clinics

Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Clinic
1600 Divisadero St., Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-7043
Fax: (415) 353-7676

Hours: Monday to Friday
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Education

UCSF School of Medicine 2004

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center 2006

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center 2007
UCSF Medical Center 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Heaton CM, Durr ML, Tetsu O, van Zante A, Wang SJ. TP53 and CDKN2a mutations in never-smoker oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma. Laryngoscope. 2014 Jul; 124(7):E267-73.
  2. Gouveia C, Can NT, Bostrom A, Grenert JP, van Zante A, Orloff LA. Lack of Association of BRAF Mutation With Negative Prognostic Indicators in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: The University of California, San Francisco, Experience. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Nov 1; 139(11):1164-70.
  3. Heaton CM, Chazen JL, van Zante A, Glastonbury CM, Kezirian EJ, Eisele DW. Pleomorphic adenoma of the major salivary glands: Diagnostic utility of FNAB and MRI. Laryngoscope. 2013 Dec; 123(12):3056-60.
  4. Shah AA, LeGallo RD, van Zante A, Frierson HF, Mills SE, Berean KW, Mentrikoski MJ, Stelow EB. EWSR1 genetic rearrangements in salivary gland tumors: a specific and very common feature of hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 2013 Apr; 37(4):571-8.
  5. Durr ML, van Zante A, Li D, Kezirian EJ, Wang SJ. Oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma in never-smokers: analysis of clinicopathologic characteristics and survival. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Jul; 149(1):89-96.
  6. Ciau N, Eisele DW, van Zante A. Epithelioid schwannoma of the facial nerve masquerading as pleomorphic adenoma: A case report. Diagn Cytopathol. 2014 Jan; 42(1):58-62.
  7. Lui NS, van Zante A, Rosen SD, Jablons DM, Lemjabbar-Alaoui H. SULF2 expression by immunohistochemistry and overall survival in oesophageal cancer: a cohort study. BMJ Open. 2012; 2(6).
  8. Chang J, Fang TJ, Yung K, van Zante A, Miller T, Al-Jurf S, Schneider S, Courey M. Clinical and histologic predictors of voice and disease outcome in patients with early glottic cancer. Laryngoscope. 2012 Oct; 122(10):2240-7.
  9. Huoh KC, Van Zante A, Eisele DW. Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the tonsil. Case Rep Otolaryngol. 2011; 2011:430809.
  10. Mannina EM, Pejavar SM, Glastonbury CM, van Zante A, Wang SJ, Yom SS. Diagnosis of Bilateral Tonsil Cancers via Staging PET/CT: Case Report and Review. Int J Otolaryngol. 2011; 2011:928240.
  11. Patel ND, van Zante A, Eisele DW, Harnsberger HR, Glastonbury CM. Oncocytoma: the vanishing parotid mass. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2011 Oct; 32(9):1703-6.
  12. Vohra P, Ljung BM, Miller TR, Hwang ES, van Zante A. Paget's disease of the breast masquerading as squamous cell carcinoma on cytology: a case report. Diagn Cytopathol. 2012 Nov; 40(11):1015-8.
  13. Chen CP, Wang SJ, van Zante A, Yom SS. Stepwise regional and distant progression of recurrent pleomorphic adenoma. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Feb; 40(1):E5-10.
  14. Miller SA, van Zante A, Schwartz BS. Cytologic evaluation can predict microbial culture results for infectious causes of pulmonary nodules in patients undergoing fine needle aspiration biopsy. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2010 Nov; 68(3):330-3.
  15. Lemjabbar-Alaoui H, van Zante A, Singer MS, Xue Q, Wang YQ, Tsay D, He B, Jablons DM, Rosen SD. Sulf-2, a heparan sulfate endosulfatase, promotes human lung carcinogenesis. Oncogene. 2010 Feb 4; 29(5):635-46.
  16. Nawroth R, van Zante A, Cervantes S, McManus M, Hebrok M, Rosen SD. Extracellular sulfatases, elements of the Wnt signaling pathway, positively regulate growth and tumorigenicity of human pancreatic cancer cells. PLoS One. 2007; 2(4):e392.
  17. van Zante A, Gauguet JM, Bistrup A, Tsay D, von Andrian UH, Rosen SD. Lymphocyte-HEV interactions in lymph nodes of a sulfotransferase-deficient mouse. J Exp Med. 2003 Nov 3; 198(9):1289-300.
  18. van Zante A, Rosen SD. Sulphated endothelial ligands for L-selectin in lymphocyte homing and inflammation. Biochem Soc Trans. 2003 Apr; 31(2):313-7.
  19. Lee JK, Bistrup A, van Zante A, Rosen SD. Activities and expression pattern of the carbohydrate sulfotransferase GlcNAc6ST-3 (I-GlcNAc6ST): functional implications. Glycobiology. 2003 Apr; 13(4):245-54.
  20. Hemmerich S, Bistrup A, Singer MS, van Zante A, Lee JK, Tsay D, Peters M, Carminati JL, Brennan TJ, Carver-Moore K, Leviten M, Fuentes ME, Ruddle NH, Rosen SD. Sulfation of L-selectin ligands by an HEV-restricted sulfotransferase regulates lymphocyte homing to lymph nodes. Immunity. 2001 Aug; 15(2):237-47.

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