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Gabriela M Oprea, MD

Surgical Pathology
Cytopathology

Assistant Professor
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Pathology Division(s):
Anatomic Pathology

Email Address:   goprea@emory.edu

Research Interests:

- Breast Cancer My current interest relates to breast cancer: The in-homogenous nature of breast cancer, proven by gene micro array represents a challenge to the researcher, and as the principal investigator of the breast tissue bank, I am interested in questioning the molecular events of breast carcinogenesis in the context of its in-homogeneity as applied to a racial diverse, economically challenged population.
- HIV Infection in Women In addition I am interested in an in depth study of the effect of the HIV infection, from reactive to neoplastic, on different organs and systems, with emphasis on women health issues.

Clinical Focus:

I provide pathology and cytology services at Grady Memorial Hospital that averages 15 000 surgical and 30 000 cytology specimens/year, with active FNA clinic involvement. My emphasis is on cytological diagnosis with histopathology correlation.