Breast Pathology

Breast Pathology is a key component in the early diagnosis and treatment of breast disease. ARUP provides pathologists, referring physicians, and patients with expert consultative diagnoses, as well as guidance on appropriate management. We have extensive experience interpreting all types of breast specimens, including surgical pathology specimens, core needle biopsies, and fine needle aspirations of cases ranging from early borderline disease to the most advanced stage cancer. In addition to consultative service, a variety of specialized molecular tests are routinely available.

The Immunohistochemistry Laboratory provides analysis of ER/PR expression, ERBB2 (HER2-neu) overexpression, proliferation, and other markers. This laboratory is an NSABP-approved laboratory for the testing of breast markers.

For information concerning consultation, please call (801) 581-2507. Consultations can be sent directly to:

Surgical Pathology Department
Huntsman Cancer Hospital
1950 Circle of Hope, RM N3105
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: (801) 581-2507 or (801) 584-5078
Fax: (801) 581-7035

Please include pertinent clinical history and surgical pathology report(s).
  • Medical Director, Surgical Pathology and Oncology
    Section Head, Surgical Pathology
    Director, Genitourinary Pathology
    Dr. Albertson is an assistant professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He received his MD from the University of Nebraska and completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Creighton University, followed by a surgical pathology fellowship at the University of Utah. While at Creighton, Dr. Albertson served as the chief resident for two years and received the Hal Lankford Pathology Resident Award. He is a member of United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and the College of American Pathologists. Dr. Albertson’s special research interest include oncologic genitourinary pathology.
  • Medical Director, Anatomic Pathology and Cytology
    Dr. Factor is an assistant professor of pathology, director of breast pathology, and co-director of the Cytopathology Fellowship Program at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She received her master of health science from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and her MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York, followed by residency and fellowships at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Factor is board certified in anatomic pathology and cytopathology, and is a member of the College of American Pathology, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, and the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Her research interests include the biology and prevention of breast cancer.
  • Medical Director, Surgical Pathology and Oncology
    Dr. Gulbahce is a professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She received her MD from Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey, and completed a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology and a surgical pathology fellowship at the University of Minnesota. Her research interests include pulmonary complications of solid organs, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and breast cancer risk factors, specifically risk factor for basal-like and triple negative cancers.
  • Consultant Surgical Pathologist
    Juan Rosai, MD
    Dr. Rosai is a consultant surgical pathologist at ARUP. He received his MD at the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine in Argentina, and completed his pathology residency at the Hospital Regional Mar del Plata in Argentina and at the Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, where he also attained his fellowship training in surgical pathology under Dr. Lauren V. Ackerman. Dr. Rosai’s awards include the USCAP President’s Award in 2012 and the IAP Pathology Gold Medal for outstanding contributions in international pathology education and research in 2010. He has published 52 books, book chapters, and monographs, and more than 390 peer-reviewed papers. He is the primary author of Rosai and Ackerman’s Surgical Pathology, the world’s preeminent textbook of surgical pathology.
  • Medical Director, Cytopathology
    Dr. Witt is an assistant professor of anatomic pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine, where he serves as the residency rotation director for cytopathology. Dr. Witt received his MD at the University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine and completed his AP/CP pathology residency at the University of Chicago (NorthShore) where he served as the chief resident during his last two years. He also completed a cytopathology fellowship at the University of Utah/ARUP Laboratories, and is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, with subspecialty boards in cytopathology. Dr. Witt is a member of the College of American Pathologists Cytopathology Committee, the American Society for Clinical Pathology, and the American Society of Cytopathologists. His research interests include studies related to fine-needle aspiration and head and neck pathology.