Dr. Hasteh received her Doctor of Medicine in 1995 from Iran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran. She completed her Pathology residency (AP-CP) at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, where she was the Chief Resident in Pathology (2002-2003), teaching and directing residents. While at Beaumont, she was the recipient of Dr Richard H. Walker Award. This annual award, bestowed by faculty and resident peers, recognizes exceptional, demonstrated teaching ability in Pathology. Dr. Hasteh then went on to complete a surgical pathology fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center followed by a cytopathology fellowship at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A highly-skilled diagnostic pathologist, Dr. Hasteh joined the faculty at UC San Diego in August, 2006, and will contribute substantially to this institution's goal of growth in clinical excellence in anatomic and cytoathology.