Karen A. Scharre, MD

Director, Breast Pathology

Email: karen.scharre@cshs.org
Phone: 310-423-6623


  • Breast Pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Gynecologic Pathology
  • Thyroid Pathology

Education and Training

  • University of California, Davis; MD
  • Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
  • Fellowship in Surgical Pathology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Medical Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, Anatomic Pathology
  • Board Certified, Clinical Pathology
  • Board Certified, Cytopathology

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Breast pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Gynecologic pathology
  • Thyroid pathology

Awards and Activities

  • Member, Surgical Pathology Quality Improvement Program
  • Member, Saul and Joyce Brandman Breast Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Member of the Thyroid Cancer Center of Excellence, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Selected Publications

  • Walts AE, Bose S, Fan X, Frishberg D, Scharre K, de Peralta-Venturina M, Zhai J, Marchevsky AM. A simplified Bethesda System for reporting thyroid cytopathology using only four categories improves intra- and inter-observer diagnostic agreement and provides non-overlapping estimates of malignancy risks. Diagn Cytopathol. 2012;40 Suppl 1:E62-8.
  • Marchevsky AM, Walts AE, Bose S, Gupta R, Fan X, Frishberg D, Scharre K, Zhai J. Evidence-based evaluation of the risks of malignancy predicted by thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsies.  Diagn Cytopathol 2010;38:252-259.
  • Chung A, Scharre K, Wilson M. Intraductal fibroadenomatosis: an unusual variant of fibroadenoma. Breast J. 2008 Mar-Apr;14(2):193-5.
  • Marchevsky AM, Khurana R, Thomas P, Scharre K, Farias P, Bose S. The use of virtual microscopy for proficiency testing in gynecologic cytopathology: a feasibility study using ScanScope. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2006;130:349-55.

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