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 Gynecologic Pathology

Our Gynecologic Pathology service provides diagnostic expertise in benign and malignant diseases of the gynecologic tract, directed by fellowship-trained gynecologic and cyto- pathologists. We provide next day turnaround of most biopsies, and offer molecular companion diagnostics including mismatch repair, homologous recombination deficiency, and Foundation One.

Our focus is on high quality, evidence-based pathology with clear reports and easy access for our clinical colleagues. To ensure quality and standardization of reports, gynecologic pathology cases are signed out by one of our 5 gyn pathologists, and all new malignant diagnoses are reviewed by at least 2 pathologists. Our pathologists are always available for discussion, including discussion of pap and HPV testing, retrospective review and correlation of paps and cervical biopsies, or to review outside cases.

Dr. Lauren Jacobson completed anatomic pathology residency, surgical pathology fellowship, and breast/gynecologic pathology fellowship at the University of Washington/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. She directs our gynecologic pathology service, and is available for consultation about difficult cases or clinical-pathologic correlation. Dr. Jacobson directs our immunohistochemistry laboratory and presents at the multi-disciplinary gynecology oncology conference.

Dr. Monica Phillips is the PDL CLIA laboratory medical director. She completed anatomic and clinical pathology residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, surgical pathology fellowship with a focus in women’s health at UCLA, and cytopathology fellowship at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Phillips is available for discussion of Pap cytology and HPV testing.

Dr. Emily Waterhouse completed anatomic and clinical pathology residencies and surgical pathology fellowship at University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Faith Ough completed anatomic and clinical pathology residencies and fellowship training in cytopathology and surgical pathology at Harbor-UCLA and USC.

Dr. Elizabeth Moschiano completed anatomic and clinical pathology residencies at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Hematopathology fellowship at LAC + USC Medical Centers.

Any of our pathologists are always available to discuss specific cases, emerging concepts in gynecologic pathology, recommended molecular testing, or anything else!

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