Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Department Title: Chief of Breast Pathology
Specialty: Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology, Breast Pathology, Gynecologic Pathology
Sophia K. Apple M.D. is a Chief of Breast Pathology and Professor who has served on the UCLA School of Medicine faculty since she joined the Department of Pathology in 2002. She has published over 50 original articles, numerous abstracts, and book chapters in the topic of breast cancer. She is an author of the leading textbook titled "The Breast Imaging" through Elsevier Publisher. She is a national and international speaker in breast pathology.She currently serves on the editorial board of 5 medical journals.Dr. Apple received her M.D. at Wright State University Medical Center in 1992. She received her Masters degree in Biochemistry at New York University and earned her B.S. in Biochemistry at New York University. She was trained in her anatomical and clinical pathology residency and Cytopathology fellowship at UCLA.She worked as a partner physician at Southern Kaiser Permanente group at Woodland Hills for more than four years and received an award for the most outstanding physician of the year at 2001, just after 3 years of practice. She is also a Cytopathology Fellowship Director at UCLA. Dr. Apple's research focuses on factors associated with the development of breast cancer and features associated with breast cancer biomarkers. Her consultations are praised nationwide for their clinical insights and diagnostic acumen.