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Annemieke van Zante


Fascinated by cells – and my three daughters

Dr. Annemieke van Zante is a pathologist who performs and analyzes fine needle aspiration biopsies (in which a needle is inserted into a lump or other abnormal tissue to take a sample of cells). She has a particular interest in head and neck disease processes, reviewing specimens and providing consultations for head and neck cancer.

In her research, van Zante focuses on certain molecular processes involved in regulating cancer cell proliferation.

Van Zante earned her medical degree and doctorate in the UCSF Medical Scientist Training Program. She completed a residency at UCSF in anatomic pathology, the study of disease both microscopically and by looking at entire bodies and organ systems. She also completed fellowships in surgical pathology and cytopathology, the study of abnormalities within cells, at UCSF.

  • Education

    UCSF School of Medicine, 2004

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, 2006

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, 2008

    UCSF Medical Center, 2007

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor