The Breast pathology division includes Drs. Zainab Basir, Irene Aguilera-Barrantes and Behnaz Behmaram. The Division participates in a weekly Breast multidisciplinary tumor board held at the Clinical Cancer Center, involving surgical and medical oncologists, radiologists, radiation therapists and others, during which all recent cases and relevant medical information are discussed.
In the areas of service and quality assurance, to comply with CAP recommendations, we have implemented changes in reporting of estrogen and progesterone receptors, and also have implemented policies for cold ischemia time and duration of fixation of breast tissue. In the area of teaching, we continue to provide one-on-one teaching to residents and medical students during case sign-out, as well as direct supervision of residents and pathology assistants in the gross room. The Division also provides didactic lectures on breast pathology over the course of the 2-year resident lecture cycle.
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Associate Professor of Pathology