Poonam Vohra, MB BS


Dr. Poonam Vohra is a pathologist specializing in cytopathology and breast pathology. She provides both general surgical pathology and cytology services, including performing fine needle aspiration.

Vohra completed her medical degree as well as residences in pathology and transfusion medicine at the Government Medical College in Patiala, India, followed by post-doctoral 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 Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass., for a residency in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology. Vorhra also completed a cytopathology fellowship at UCSF. Vohra is an assistant clinical professor of pathology at the UCSF School of Medicine.


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.

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.

Board Certification

Cytopathology, American Board of Pathology
Pathology-Anatomic/Path. Clini, American Board of Pathology

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Poonam Vohra


Government Medical College, Patiala 1996


University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology 2009


UCSF Medical Center, Cytopathology 2010

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Vohra P, Buelow B, Chen YY, Serrano M, Vohra MS, Berry A, Ljung BM. 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.
  2. 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. 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 Sep; 29(9):1012-27.
  3. Rabban JT, Vohra P, Zaloudek CJ. 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.
  4. Krings G, Nystrom M, Mehdi I, Vohra P, Chen YY. Diagnostic utility and sensitivities of GATA3 antibodies in triple-negative breast cancer. Hum Pathol. 2014 Nov; 45(11):2225-32.
  5. Kohi MP, Brasic N, Vohra P, Price ER, Joe BN. Breast metastasis from testicular leiomyosarcoma. Breast J. 2013 May-Jun; 19(3):336-7.
  6. 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.
  7. Lu D, Vohra P, Chu PG, Woda B, Rock KL, Jiang Z. 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.
  8. Slosar M, Vohra P, Prasad M, Fischer A, Quinlan R, Khan A. 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.
  9. Tihan T, Vohra P, Berger MS, Keles GE. Definition and diagnostic implications of gemistocytic astrocytomas: a pathological perspective. J Neurooncol. 2006 Jan; 76(2):175-83.

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