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  • Bio & Insurance Information

    Dr. Elham Khanafshar is a pathologist based in San Francisco, California. She has been practicing medicine for more than 15 years. She is a board-certified specialist in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology and cytopathology. She also holds the Thin-Prep Certification and the ImmunoCyt Certification. She graduated from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 1999. She completed two residency stages in anatomical and clinical pathology at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the University of California San Diego, followed by two fellowship stages in surgical pathology at the University of California, San Diego and in cytopathology at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Dr. Khanafshar is a member of several renowned medical organizations including the College of American Pathologists and the American Medical Association. She contributed to numerous publications and is currently affiliated with the UCSF Medical Center.

  • Education & Training


    Tehran University of Medical Sciences

    Medical School


    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center



    University of California San Diego



    University of Southern California - LAC+USC Medical Center


  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Pathology

    American Board of Pathology - Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology

  • Hospital & Practice

    UCSF Medical Center

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (415) 353-1037

    505 Parnassus Ave

    San Francisco, California 94143

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  • Publications & Memberships

    Dr. Elham Khanafshar has contributed to 3 publications.

    Intrapancreatic accessory spleen: utilization of fine needle aspiration for diagnosis of a potential mimic of a pancreatic neoplasm.

    Saunders, T. A.,Miller, T. R.,Khanafshar, E.; J Gastrointest Oncol. 2016 Apr 02.

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    Microscopic Positive Tumor Margin Does Not Increase the Risk of Recurrence in Patients with T1-T2 Well-Differentiated Thyroid Cancer.

    Kluijfhout, W. P.,Pasternak, J. D.,Kwon, J. S.,Lim, J.,Shen, W. T.,Gosnell, J. E.,Khanafshar, E.,Duh, Q. Y.,Suh, I.; Ann. Surg. Oncol.. 2015 Dec 03.

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    The spectrum of papillary thyroid carcinoma variants.

    Khanafshar, E.,Lloyd, R. V.; Adv Anat Pathol. 2010 Dec 21.

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    American Medical Association

    College of American Pathologists