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About Steven L. Gonias

Steven L. Gonias, MD,, PHD is a Doctor primarily located in San Diego, CA. He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Pathology and Clinical Pathology. Steven L. Gonias is affiliated with Promise Hospital San Diego, UC San Diego Health System and UC San Diego Health System.

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Primary Address

UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest UC San Diego Medical Center

200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103
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Steven L. Gonias has the following 2 specialties

  • Pathology

    A pathologist is a physician who specializes in the causes and paths taken by different diseases in order to accurately diagnose an illness.
    Pathologists diagnose and determine the characteristics of a disease through the study of biopsies of diseased tissue or of bodily fluids. For example, a pathologist will look at a biopsy of a skin lesion in order to diagnose or rule out skin cancer. A pathologist will also look at a Pap smear in order to check for a gynecological cancer like cancer of the uterus.
    In addition to determining the cause and development of a disease, these specialists also study the changes a disease makes to a body and the consequences of those structural changes.

  • Clinical Pathology

    If you’ve ever provided a urine or blood sample, you’ve worked with a clinical pathologist — you probably just didn’t know it. They work behind the scenes in laboratories to examine bodily fluid specimens and detect substances or diseases. This means they're required to have a comprehensive knowledge of disease and what it looks like under a microscope.
    They provide test results to your doctor, who then makes an informed decision about your diagnosis and the best treatment options for you. Without the work of clinical pathologists, doctors technically wouldn’t be able to diagnose patients as accurately as we can today. It's also worth noting that clinical pathologists are different from anatomical pathologists, who analyze tissue taken from a biopsy or entire infected areas as well as whole body parts.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Steven L. Gonias has the following 7 expertise

  • Blood Testing
  • Breast Cancer
  • Fluid Testing
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness
  • Pathology
  • Tissue Biopsy

Board Certifications

Steven L. Gonias is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Gonias is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Promise Hospital San Diego
  • UC San Diego Health System
  • UC San Diego Health System
  • UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest
  • UCSD Thornton Hospital, La Jolla
  • UCSD Medical Center, Hillcrest
  • UC San Diego Thornton Hospital in La Jolla
  • Education

    33 Years Experience

  • Duke University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Duke University Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

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Locations & Directions

UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest UC San Diego Medical Center, 200 West Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA
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