Research Funding

  • June 22, 2022 - June 22, 2022 - Clinical research on Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsies, impact on patient care and factors that drive cost effectiveness and accuracy of diagnosis including molecular testing and quality of sampling and interpretation. , . Sponsor: , Sponsor Award ID:
  • June 22, 2022 - June 22, 2022 - , . Sponsor: , Sponsor Award ID:


Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, BS, 1971
Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, MD, 1975
Koping Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, Intern, 1975-77, Rotating
Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, Resident, 1977-78, Oncology
Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, Resident, 1978-80, Cytology
University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine, Resident, 1980-83, Pathology

Honors & Awards

  • 1987
    1987 Year Book of Cancer
  • 1987
    Academic Senate Committee on Equal Opportunity Faculty Development Affirmative Action Award
  • 1994
    Outstanding Lecture, UCSF Medical Students
  • 1995
    Honorary Visiting Professor of Cytology, University of Iowa
  • 1997
    John K. Frost Lectureship, 38th Annual Postgraduate Institute Johns Hopkins University
  • 1999
    Elected to Gerson Lehrman Group's Council of Healthcare Advisors
  • 2000
    Best Abstract Presentation by Senior Faculty Member, UCSF
  • 2001
    Nominated for "An Outstanding Lecture" UCSF Medical Students
  • 2001
    Outstanding Lecture Series, UCSF Medical Students
  • 2002
    Selected Top Doctor in Pathology,
  • 2004
    Bay Area Top Doctors ( 8 mentions)
  • 2009
    America’s Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly American Registry
  • 2010
    Yolanda Oertel Interventional Cytopathologist of the Year, Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology
  • 2010
    College of American Pathologists Excellence in Education Award

Selected Publications

  1. Kimambo AH, Vuhahula EA, Mwakigonja AR, Ljung BM, Zhang L, Van Loon K, Ng DL. Evaluating Estrogen Receptor Immunohistochemistry on Cell Blocks From Breast Cancer Patients in a Low-Resource Setting. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2021 07 01; 145(7):834-841.  View on PubMed
  2. Ng DL, van Zante A, Griffin A, Hills NK, Ljung BM. A Large Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Cohort with Long-Term Population-Based Follow-Up. Thyroid. 2021 07; 31(7):1086-1095.  View on PubMed
  3. Goldhoff PE, Vohra P, Kolli KP, Ljung BM. Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Liver Lesions Yields Higher Tumor Fraction for Molecular Studies: A Direct Comparison With Concurrent Core Needle Biopsy. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2019 09 01; 17(9):1075-1081.  View on PubMed
  4. Yang SR, Ljung BM. Teaching and learning FNA biopsy: An update for the modern audience. Cancer Cytopathol. 2019 10; 127(10):615-617.  View on PubMed
  5. Field AS, Raymond WA, Rickard M, Arnold L, Brachtel EF, Chaiwun B, Chen L, Di Bonito L, Kurtycz DFI, Lee AHS, Lim E, Ljung BM, Michelow P, Osamura RY, Pinamonti M, Sauer T, Segara D, Tse G, Vielh P, Chong PY, Schmitt F. The International Academy of Cytology Yokohama System for Reporting Breast Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy Cytopathology. Acta Cytol. 2019; 63(4):257-273.  View on PubMed

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