Annemieke van Zante, MD, PhD


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 associate professor of clinical pathology.


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.

Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7043
Fax: (415) 353-7676

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

Board Certification

Cytopathology, American Board of Pathology

Academic Title

Associate Professor

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UCSF School of Medicine 2004


UCSF Medical Center 2006


UCSF Medical Center 2007
UCSF Medical Center 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Windon MJ, D'Souza G, Rettig EM, Westra WH, van Zante A, Wang SJ, Ryan WR, Mydlarz WK, Ha PK, Miles BA, Koch W, Gourin C, Eisele DW, Fakhry C. Increasing prevalence of human papillomavirus-positive oropharyngeal cancers among older adults. Cancer. 2018 Apr 30.
  2. Xu MJ, Wu TJ, van Zante A, El-Sayed IH, Algazi AP, Ryan WR, Ha PK, Yom SS. Mortality risk after clinical management of recurrent and metastatic adenoid cystic carcinoma. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Apr 25; 47(1):28.
  3. Yin LX, D'Souza G, Westra WH, Wang SJ, van Zante A, Zhang Y, Rettig EM, Ryan WR, Ha PK, Wentz A, Koch W, Eisele DW, Fakhry C. Prognostic factors for human papillomavirus-positive and negative oropharyngeal carcinomas. Laryngoscope. 2018 Mar 14.

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