Dr. Celina Nadelman

Cytopathologist and a Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) Specialist


Specializing in two distinct, complementary medical practices, Celina Nadelman, M.D. is both a board certified cytopathologist and a clinician who performs fine needle aspiration (FNA) of superficial masses. In this dual role, Dr. Nadelman is the founder and laboratory director of Precision Aspiration and Biopsy in the Beverly Hills area of California, where she practices the most advanced FNA techniques and diagnostic capabilities.

In addition to being one of only a operating her own FNA clinic and in-office laboratory practice, Dr. Nadelman performs the same dual-role services at LA County’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center, and is also a clinical instructor at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine Greater Los Angeles Training Cytotechnology Consortium.

Dr. Nadelman attended Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). She began her medical training in Internal Medicine at the VA-UCLA program, followed by a research fellowship at USC in wound healing. At University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), she completed her residency in anatomic and clinical pathology, as well as a cytopathology fellowship, building upon a strong clinical background from her previous training in internal medicine. Dr. Nadelman was always interested in the whole picture, what makes people ‘tick’, as well as possessing a visual thinking mindset, leading her to discover a passion for FNA.

She has performed and interpreted thousands of FNAs of palpable and non-palpable (ultrasound guided) masses and has one of the highest rates of obtaining diagnosable samples on the first effort, virtually eliminating the need for repeat biopsies. Dr. Nadelman performs onsite cytological evaluation to ensure adequacy, and provides diagnostic results in which doctors receive preliminary results within 24 hours, alleviating patient anxiety.

Dr. Nadelman has spoken at several conferences and events on a variety of panels, and is a current member of the College of American Pathologists, Los Angeles Society of Pathologists and the American Society of Cytopathology. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, traveling, cooking and dancing.

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