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Neda Moatamed, MD


Neda Moatamed, MD

UCLA Physician Neda Moatamed, MD specializes in Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology.
Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology
Language Spoken
English, Farsi
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
State License Number
(310) 825-0581

UCLA Pathology & Lab Medicine
10833 Le Conte Ave, 13-188 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Cytopathology, American Board of Pathology, 2005
Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology, 2004
Pathology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2005 - 2006
Cytopathology, LAC + USC Medical Center, 2004 - 2005
Surgical Pathology, LAC + USC Medical Center, 2003 - 2004
Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, LAC + USC Medical Center, 1999 - 2003
MD, University of Medical Science of Iran, 1996
  1. Huss J, Conrad R, Hirschowitz S, Moatamed N. Pleural fluid metastasis of salivary duct carcinoma: A case report and review of literature. Cytojournal. 2014 Feb 15;11:4.
  2. Moatamed NA, Vergara-Lluri ME, Lu D, Apple SK, Kerkoutian S, Rao JY. Utility of ProEx C in the Histological Evaluation of the Neoplastic and Non-Neoplastic Urothelial Lesions. Human Payhology. 2013;44(11):2509-17
  3. Moatamed NA, Rao JY, Alexanian S, Cobarrubias M, Levin M, Lu D, Apple SK. ProEx C as an adjunct marker to improve cytological detection of urothelial carcinoma in urinary specimens. Cancer Cytopathol. 2013 Jun; 121(6):320-8 Vora, A.A..;
  4. Lai, C.K.; Rao, J.Y.; Apple, S.K.; Moatamed, N.A. Paraganglioma with unusual presentation in Parotid gland: A diagnostic dilemma in fine needle aspiration. Cytojournal. 2012;9:26.
  5. Vergara-Lluri ME, Moatamed NA, Hong E, Apple SK. High concordance between HercepTest immunohistochemistry and ERBB2 fluorescence in situ hybridization before and after implementation of American Society of Clinical Oncology/College of American Pathology 2007 guidelines. Mod Pathol. 2012 Oct;25(10):1326-32.
  6. Su A, Apple SK, Moatamed NA, Pleomorphic adenoma of the vulva, clinical reminder of a rare occurrence. Rare Tumors. 2012 Jan 2;4(1):e16.
  7. Moatamed NA, Le LT, Levin MR, Govind R, Apple SK. In Papanicolaou smears, benign appearing endometrial cells bear no significance in predicting uterine endometrial adenocarcinomas. Diagn Cytopathol. 2013 Apr;41(4):335-41
  8. Moatamed NA, Nanjangud G, Pucci R, Lowe A, Shintaku IP, Shapourifar-Tehrani S, Rao N, Lu DY, Apple SK. Effect of Ischemic Time, Fixation Time, and Fixative Type on HER2/neu Immunohistochemical and Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization Results in Breast Cancer. Am J Clin Pathol, 2011 Nov;136(5):754-61
  9. Lu DY, Chang S, Cook H, Alizadeh Y, Karam AK, Moatamed NA, Dry SM. Genital rhabdomyoma of the urethra in an infant girl. Hum Pathol., 2012 Apr;43(4):597-600.
  10. Moatamed NA, Apple SK, Bennett CJ, Aronson WJ, Klisak I, Shirley CC, Moatamed F., Exclusion of the Uniform Tetraploid Cells Significantly Improves Specificityof the Urine Fish, Diagn Cytopathol, 2013 Mar;41(3):218-25
  11. Apple SK, Pucci R, Lowe AC, Shintaku IP, Shapourifar-Tehrani S, Moatamed NA. The Effect of Delay in Fixation, Different Fixatives, and Duration of Fixation in Estrogen and Progesterone Receptor Results in Breast Carcinoma. Am J Clin Pathol, 135(4):592-8., 2011.
  12. Moatamed, NA; Song, SX; Apple, SK; Said, JW. Primary Effusion Lymphoma Involving the Cerebrospinal Fluid. Diagn Cytopathol, 2012 Jul;40(7):635-8.
  13. Galliano G, Moatamed N, Lee S, Salami N, and Apple S. Reflex High Risk HPV Testing in Atypical Squamous Cells, Cannot Exclude High Grade Intraepithelial Lesion: A Large Institution’s Experience with the Significance of This Often Ordered Test. Acta Cytologica, 55(2):167-72, 2011.
  14. Lu, DY; Zhang, L; Apple, SK; Dry, SM; Moatamed, NA. Fine needle aspiration of pigmented villonodular synovitis of the temporomandibular joint. Diagn Cytopathol, 39(1):45-8, 2011.
  15. Apple, SK; Matin, M; Olsen, EP; Moatamed, NA. Significance of lobular intraepithelial neoplasia at margins of breast conservation specimens: a report of 38 cases and literature review. Diagn Pathol, 5:54, 2010.
  16. Apple SK; Moatamed NA; Finck R; Sullivan PS. Accurate characterization of isolated tumor cells, micrometastases and macrometastases in sentinel lymph nodes of invasive lobular carcinoma. Breast, 19:360-364, 2010.
  17. Ohsie, SJ; Moatamed, NA; Chang, HR; Apple, SK. Heterotopic breast tissue versus occult metastatic carcinoma in lymph node, a diagnostic dilemma. Ann Diagn Pathol. 14:260–263, 2010.
  18. Behjatnia B, Sim J, Bassett LW, Moatamed NA, Apple SK. Does size matter? Comparison Study between MRI, Gross, and Microscopic Tumor Sizes in Breast Cancer in Lumpectomy Specimens. Int J Clin Exp Pathol, 3(3):303-9, 2010.
  19. Moatamed, NA; Naini, BV; Fathizadeh, P; Estrella, J; Apple, SK. A Correlation Study of Diagnostic Fine-Needle Aspiration with Histologic Diagnosis in Cystic Neck Lesions. Diagn Cytopathol, 37(10):720-6, 2009.
  20. Apple, SK; Lowe, A; Rao, N;Shintaku, P; Moatamed, NA. Comparison of Fluorescent In-Situ Hybridization HER-2/neu Results on Core Needle Biopsy and Excisional biopsy in Primary Breast Cancer. Mod Path, 22(9):1151-9, 2009.
  21. Apple, SK; Moatamed, NA; Lai, C; Bhuta, S. Sebaceous Adenoma of the Parotid Gland: A Case Report with Fine Needle Aspiration Findings and Histologic Correlation. Acta Cytol, 53:419–22, 2009.
  22. Day, C.; Moatamed, N.; Fimbres, A.M.; Salami, N.; Lim, S.; Apple, S.K. A retrospective study of the diagnostic accuracy of fine-needle aspiration for breast lesions and implications for future use. Diagn Cytopathol., 36(12):855-60, 2008.
  23. Naini, B.V.; Apple, S. K..; Michelle Presley, M.; and Moatamed, N.A. A Correlation Study on Diagnostic Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration of Lymph Nodes with Histological and Clinical Diagnoses, the UCLA Medical Center Experience. Diagn Cytopathol., 36(7):460-6, 2008.
  24. Moatamed, N.A.; Apple, S.K. Extensive Sampling Changes T-Staging of Infiltrating Lobular Carcinoma of Breast: A Comparative Study of Gross versus Microscopic Tumor Sizes. Breast J, 12(6):511-7, 2006.
  25. Lum,C.A.; Motamed, N.A.; Hwang, C.D.; Ma, Y.; Kiyabu, M.T. Pleomorphic atypical extraosseous Ewing sarcoma in a 25-year-old woman: a cytogenetic diagnosis. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol, 13(2):201-4, 2005.
  26. Chandrasoma, S.; Moatamed, N.; Chang, A.; Daneshmand, S.; Ma, Y. Angiomyolipoma of the kidney: expanding disease spectrum demonstrated by 3 cases. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol, 12:277-83, 2004.
  27. Moatamed, N.A.; Kiyabu, M.T. Pathologic Quiz Case: A Woman with Dysphagia and Unusual Histologic Findings in the Esophagus. Arch Pathol Lab Med, 127:1523-4, 2003.
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