Welcome to Alta East Bay Pathology


Dr. Sebastian Sasu, President

Each patient’s disease is unique, and in this era of personalized medicine arriving at the correct diagnosis requires an in-depth understanding of both clinical and pathologic aspects of disease, as well as appropriate leveraging of available ancillary diagnostic tools. Considerable experience in both anatomic/clinical pathology and laboratory-based research, close communication with our clinical colleagues, as well as access to the latest cutting-edge technologies through partnerships with the Laboratory Diagnostics industry form the basis for our group’s integrated approach to diagnosis.

Board Certification:
Anatomic Pathology
Clinical Pathology
Specialty – Hematopathology

Hematopathology – University of California, Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
LAC+USC Medical Center, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Medical School:
“Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj, Romania

Fellow, College of American Pathologists
Member, Society for Hematopathology/European Association of Hematopathology
Fellow, American Society for Clinical Pathology

Clinical and Research Experience:
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Berkeley, CA Current
President, Alta East Bay Pathology, Inc.
Chief of Pathology, Alta Bates and Summit Medical Centers
Medical Director, Hematopathology, Alta Bates Medical Center
St. John’s Health Center and the John Wayne Cancer Institute, Santa Monica, CA
Staff Pathologist and Section Head, Hematopathology
Associate Professor, John Wayne Cancer Institute
Endoscopy Center of Santa Monica
Pathology Laboratories, Santa Monica CA
Medical Director
Abraxis/Celgene, Marina del Rey, CA and South San Francisco, CA
Pathology Project Leader, Biomarker Research Collaboration
Tufts University, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
Research Fellowship and Postdoctoral Fellowship

Professional Interests:
Hematopathology, including Flow Cytometry, FISH and Molecular Diagnostics
Surgical Oncologic Pathology with emphasis on Gastro-intestinal Pathology, Breast Pathology, Gynecologic Pathology
Breast cancer research through collaboration with scientists at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute