Teresa M. Darragh, MD


Dr. Teresa M. Darragh is a pathologist who sees patients in the Cytology Service and Dysplasia Clinic. She specializes in human papilloma virus (HPV) induced anogenital neoplasia, which includes cervical and anal cancer. She is involved in research investigating HPV-related anogenital tract disease in men and women. UCSF's team of experts has been fundamental in the recognition of anal HPV-related disease and the acceptance of anal cytology as a screening tool for HPV at-risk populations.

Darragh received an medical degree at Cornell University Medical College in New York. She completed a pathology residency, followed by fellowships in surgical pathology and cytopathology at UCSF. Darragh is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology, American Society of Cytopathology, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), and the College of American Pathologists. She has received numerous honors and awards, including ASCCP's Meritorious Award of Scientific Achievement. She is a professor of clinical pathology at UCSF.

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Cornell University 1986


UCSF, Pathology 1988


UCSF, Cytopathology 1990
UCSF, Surgical Pathology 1991

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Umulisa MC, Franceschi S, Baussano I, Tenet V, Uwimbabazi M, Rugwizangoga B, Heideman DAM, Uyterlinde AM, Darragh TM, Snijders PJF, Sayinzoga F, Clifford GM. Evaluation of human-papillomavirus testing and visual inspection for cervical cancer screening in Rwanda. BMC Womens Health. 2018 Apr 24; 18(1):59.
  2. Robbins HA, Wiley DJ, Ho K, Plankey M, Reddy S, Joste N, Darragh TM, Breen EC, Young S, D'Souza G. Patterns of repeated anal cytology results among HIV-positive and HIV-negative men who have sex with men. Papillomavirus Res. 2018 Apr 04; 5:143-149.
  3. Patel P, Bush T, Kojic EM, Conley L, Unger ER, Darragh TM, Henry K, Hammer J, Escota G, Palefsky JM, Brooks JT. Prevalence, Incidence, and Clearance of Anal High-Risk Human Papillomavirus Infection Among HIV-Infected Men in the SUN Study. J Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 05; 217(6):953-963.

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