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Joseph T Rabban III [M.D., MPH]

  • Titles : Professor of Pathology, Director, Gynecologic Pathology
  • Affiliations : University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California


  • Graduated from Brown University in 1992
  • Graduated from Harvard School of Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health in 1998
  • Completed Anatomic Pathology residency, Surgical Pathology Fellowship and Cytopathology Fellowship at University of California San Francisco,
  • Completed Fellowship in Gynecologic and Breast Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Cytopathology
  • Director of the Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship at UCSF
  • Co-director of Education Committee of the International Society of Gynecologic Pathology
  • Member of editorial board of International Journal of Gynecologic Pathology
  • Frequent lecturer at national and international CME conferences of the USCAP, ASCP, CAP, and IAP.
  • Published more than 50 research articles in gynecologic pathology, and numerous review articles and book chapters.


2000 - Medical license 70912, State of California (active license)

2002 - American Board of Pathology (Anatomic Pathology)

2003 - American Board of Pathology (Cytopathology) 


  • My second career one day will entail entering professional culinary school and then becoming a food and wine educator.
  • My third career one day will involve grad school in architectural history and then writing about modern architecture, culture and history.   

2003 - Gillette Fellowship in Women's Cancer, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
2007 - Teacher of the Year, UCSF Department of Pathology
2008 - Appreciation of Teaching, UCSF Surgical Pathology Fellows
2010 - Appreciation of Teaching, UCSF Surgical

  • Rabban JT, Garg K, Crawford B, Chen LM, Zaloudek CJ. Early Detection of High Grade Tubal Serous Carcinoma in Women at Low Risk for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome By Systematic Examination of Fallopian Tubes Incidentally Removed During Benign Surgery. Am J Surg Pathol 2014; 38: 729-742
  • Rabban JT, Vohra P, Zaloudek CJ. Non-Gynecologic Metastases to Fallopian Tube Mucosa: A Potential Mimic of Tubal High Grade Serous Carcinoma and Benign Tubal Mucinous Metaplasia or Non-mucinous Hyperplasia. Am J Surg Pathol. 2015; 39: 35-51
  • Rabban JT, Firetag B, Sangoi AR, Post MD, Zaloudek CJ. Incidental Pelvic and Para-aortic Lymph Node Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Detected During Surgical Staging of Pelvic Cancer in Women Without Symptomatic Pulmonary Lymphangioleiomyomatosis or Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. Am J Surg Pathol. 2015 Aug; 39(8):1015-25
  • Rabban JT, Calkins SM, Karnezis AN, Grenert JP, Blanco A, Crawford B, Chen LM. Association of Tumor Morphology With Mismatch-repair Protein Status in Older Endometrial Cancer Patients: Implications for Universal Versus Selective Screening Strategies for Lynch Syndrome. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014; 38: 793-800

  • Contemporary Surgical Pathology of the Breast and Gynecologic Tract
  • New Developments in the Pathology of Women's Cancers: What Every Pathologist Needs to Know
  • Pathology of Women's Cancer: Breast and Gynecologic Pathology Update

Past Lectures

  • Gynecologic Pathology Virtual Interactive Slide Seminar 2: Common Pitfalls in Ovarian Tumor Diagnosis (Including Frozen Section) (10/13/2022)
  • Abnormal Products of Conception: A Structured Approach to Managing Potential Molar Disease and Trophoblast Pathology (10/13/2022)
  • Vulvar Squamous Cell Carcinomas and Precursors: The New WHO Paradigm for Classification and Reporting (10/12/2022)
  • Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors and Sex Cord-Stromal Tumors: How to Integrate Immunostains and Molecular Tests for Diagnosis and Beyond (10/11/2022)
  • Ovarian Serous Tumors: Practical Solutions for Classification: Reporting and Staging (10/10/2022)
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Diseases (10/18/2018)
  • Vulvar Mesenchymal Pathology and Peritoneal Pathology (10/18/2018)
  • Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors and Sex Cord Stromal Tumors (10/17/2018)
  • Ovarian Non-Serous Epithelial Tumors (10/16/2018)
  • Serous Tumors of the Ovary and Fallopian Tube (10/15/2018)
  • Ovarian/Pelvic High Grade Serious Carcinoma and Fallopian Tube Pathology (10/20/2016)
  • Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors and Sex Cord-Stromal Tumors (10/20/2016)
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Disease and Pregnancy-Related Pathology (10/19/2016)
  • Uterine Mesenchymal Tumors (10/18/2016)
  • Endometroid Adencarcinoma: Subtyping, Grading, Staging and Lynch Syndrome Screening (10/17/2016)


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