Gynecologists/Breast Physicians

Division of breast pathology:
Our division offers subspecialized pathologist expertise with a comprehensive approach to diagnosis, extensive clinician contact, and rapid turnaround time. All biopsies and resections are correlated with imaging findings, and the clinicians are called with all new cancer diagnoses or unusual findings. Hormone receptor tests including ER, PR and HER2/neu are reflexively performed and interpreted in house. Additional molecular tests are available upon request. Cases are reviewed at our weekly, multidisciplinary breast tumor board as part of an NAPBC-accredited breast center  www.sbbca.org

The division of breast pathology is directed by Dr. Lauren Jacobson, who received her medical degree from Yale University, then completed anatomic pathology residency and fellowships in breast pathology, gynecologic pathology and general surgical pathology at the University of Washington/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. She is assisted by Dr. Monica Phillips a fellowship-trained cytopathologist from Cedars-Sinai, UCLA and University of Mississippi who directs the cytopathology service including breast fine needle aspiration and nipple discharge specimens.

Dr. Jacobson is available for consultation regarding patient issues or general questions at (805) 569-7372 or ljacobson@sbch.org.
Dr. Phillips is available at (805) 569-8367 or mphillips@sbch.org

Division of gynecologic pathology:
Our division offers subspecialized pathologist expertise with a comprehensive approach to diagnosis, extensive clinician contact, and rapid turnaround time. We perform correlation on all biopsies, cone specimens and Pap smears performed in house, and call physicians with all new cancer diagnoses and unexpected results. A bimonthly gynecologic pathology education conference offers CME credits and breakfast, and is open to all clinicians. We also perform same day testing for mismatch repair protein loss (Lynch syndrome). Additional molecular testing is available upon request.

The gynecologic cytology service includes ThinPrep cervical cytology with high-risk HPV and HPV 16/18 mRNA testing.

Dr. Jacobson is available for consultation regarding patient issues or general questions at (805) 569-7372 or ljacobson@sbch.org.
Dr. Phillips is available at (805) 569-8367 or mphillips@sbch.org