Fattaneh Abbas-Zadeh Tavassoli MD
Professor of Pathology and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Director, Pathology Women's Health Program
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
- ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE (1972)
- Barnes Hospital, Washington University, Anatomic Pathology
- St. John's Mercy Medical Center, Gynecologic Pathology
- Board Certification
- Pathology, Board Certified (1977)