Hasteh received her Doctor of Medicine in 1995 from Iran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran/ Iran. She completed her Pathology residency (AP-CP) at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, where she was the Chief Resident in Pathology (2002-2003), teaching and directing residents. While at Beaumont, she was the recipient of Dr Richard H. Walker Award. This annual award, bestowed by faculty and resident peers, recognizes exceptional, demonstrated teaching ability in Pathology. Dr. Hasteh then went on to complete a surgical pathology fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center followed by a cytopathology fellowship at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A highly-skilled diagnostic pathologist, Dr. Hasteh joined the faculty at UCSD in August, 2006. She is the director of Cytopathology fellowship program at UCSD Medical Center


This course with provide a practical review of a few false negative and false positive cytology cases that were discovered in the setting of intradepartmental quality assurance (QA), peer review or after correlation with the surgical outcomes. The cause will be a case based presentation in a broad range of cytology fields from gynecological, non-gynecologic and finally FNA cases. This session will emphasis on diagnostic pitfalls, differential diagnosis, detailed cytomorphologic features, review of clinical, radiological histories and finally comparison with corresponding histology. The emphasis will be in discovering the roots of errors and implementing a safer system to prevent mistakes. This presentation is an interactive presentation which we expect and encourage audience participation. This course is designed for surgical pathologists, cytopathologists, cytopathology fellows, cytotechnologists and patholosits-in-training.