Fattaneh Abbas-Zadeh Tavassoli, MD

Professor of Pathology and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Director, Pathology Women's Health Program

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Center, Yale: Breast Cancer Program

Office of Student Research

Pathology: Surgical Pathology: Breast Pathology

Yale Medical Group


Internationally recognized expert and an authority in breast and gynecologic pathology, Dr. Tavassoli is the author of two editions of Pathology of the Breast, a comprehensive textbook on breast pathology and a gold standard on the topic; she is currently working on the 3rd edition. She is also co-editor of the World Health Organization Atlas on Tumours of the Breast and Female Genital Tract : Pathology and Genetics- a global standard for classification of tumors. Her most recent work, the AFIP fascicle on Tumors of the Breast, 4th Series, was published in 2009. She has over 200 articles in peer reviewed journals and numerous chapters in addition to the books noted above.

Dr. Tavassoli has a busy consultation service serving as a national and international consultant for challenging lesions of breast, ovary, uterus, vulva and vagina.

A strong advocate of education in pathology, Dr. Tavassoli has organized and taught a variety of courses and slide seminars worldwide and created a computer based expert system in breast pathology; she is a sought after speaker and educator around the world.

Dr. Tavassoli is the director of the fellowship program in Gynocology and Breast Pathology.

Education & Training

Resident Barnes Hospital, Washington University
Fellow St. John's Mercy Medical Center
Board Certification AB of Pathology (1977)

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Contact Info

Fattaneh Abbas-Zadeh Tavassoli, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale PathologyYale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste East Pavilion Suite 2608

New Haven, CT 06510
Office Location
Department of PathologyLauder Hall
310 Cedar Street, Ste LH 222A

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Department of Pathology310 Cedar Street
PO Box 208023

New Haven, CT 06520-8023