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Name DENIZ PEKER
 
Campus Address NP 3552 Zip 0000
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E-mail  dpeker@uab.edu
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Education
Medical School  Erciyes University, Turkey and Utrecht University, the Netherlands    2002  Medical Doctor 
Residency  University of Istanbul Cerrahpasa Medical School    2006  Pathology 
Residency  Mount Sinai Medical Center    2010  AP/CP 
Fellowship  University of South Florida Moffitt Cancer Center    2012  Hematology/Pathology 

Certifications
AP/CP  2010 
Hematology-Pathology  2012 


Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Pathology   Anatomic Pathology Assistant Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Laboratory Medicine Best Teaching Faculty 2013
Kane Award for Resident of the Year 2010
Klausner Basic Science Research Award 2010
Klausner Basic Science Research Award 2009
Honors Student Research Award 2002

Research/Clinical Interest
Title
Prognostic indicators of B-cell lymphoproliferative neoplasms
Description
- Phenotypic and molecular features of B-cell lymphoproliferative neoplasms. - Pathogenesis of CMML and MDS and related disorders. - Pathogenesis of high grade diffuse large B-cell lymphoma with distinct molecular genetics.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Myeloma cell-derived Runx2 promotes myeloma progression in bone.
Blood. 2015 Jun 4;125(23):3598-608.doi: 10.1182/blood-2014-12-613968. Epub 2015 Apr 10.
 
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Clinicopathological and molecular features of myeloid sarcoma as initial presentation of therapy-related myeloid neoplasms: a single institution experience.
Int J Hematol. 2014 Nov;100(5):457-63 
25209604 
A Close Association of Autoimmune-Mediated Processes and Autoimmune Disorders with Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia: Observation from a Single Institution. Acta Haematol. 2015;133(2):249-56.   25413011 
Complete remission in 4 patients with human herpes virus-8-associated multicentric Castleman disease using Rituximab and liposomal Doxorubucin, a novel chemotherapy combination.
Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2012;10:204-207.
 
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Plasmablastic microlymphoma arising in HHV8- associated multicentric Castleman disease in HIV-seronegative patient with clinical response to anti-IL-6 therapy.
Histopathology. 2015 Apr 21 
25900626 
Therapy-related B-lymphoblastic leukemia associated with Philadelphia chromosome and MLL rearrangement: Single institution experience and the review of the literature.
Pathol Int. 2015 Aug 11. doi: 10.1111/pin.12337. [Epub ahead of print] 
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Azathioprine induced Epstein Barr virus-positive mucocutaneous ulcer arising in perianal fistula and abscess associated with Crohn's disease.
J Crohns Colitis. 2014 Dec;8(12):1747-8. 
25213810 
Unique presentation of blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm: a single-center experience and literature review. Hematol Oncol. 2014 May 21. doi: 10.1002/hon.2147. [Epub ahead of print]  24850172 
Burkitt Lymphoma Arising From Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma Following Acquisition of MYC Translocation and Loss of the ETV6 Tumor Suppressor Gene.
Arch Pathol Lab Med.2013 Jan;137(1):130-3.
 
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Novel G377S (c.1246G>T) mutation associated with Gaucher disease type 1.
Am J Hematol. 2013 Oct;88(10):922-3 
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Bone marrow involvement as initial presentation of CD8 cytotoxic peripheral T-cell lymphoma with CD20 coexpression and relatively indolent clinical course.
Leuk Lymphoma. 2012
 
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Temporomandibular Joint Arthritis as an Initial Presentation of Acute Myeloid Leukemia With Myelodysplasia-Related Changes: A Report of an Unusual Case.
J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2014 Sep;72(9):1677-83 
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Extramedullary hematopoiesis in uterine leiomyoma associated with numerous intravascular thrombi.
Case Rep Pathol. 2014;2014:957395. doi: 10.1155/2014/957395.  
24711952 
Malignant Transformation in Von-Meyenburg Complexes: Histologic and Immunohistochemical Clues With Illustrative Cases. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2015 Mar 16. [Epub ahead of print].   25789533 
EBV-related primary splenic lymphocyte-depleted classical Hodgkin lymphoma.
J Clin Pathol. 2015 Jul 20. pii: jclinpath-2015-203145 
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An extremely rare primary gallbladder myxoid liposarcoma associated with amplification of DDIT3 gene.
J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2014 Dec;23(4):460-1.  
25532011 
A composite small lymphocytic lymphoma and Hodgkin transformation presenting as acute appendicitis.
Ann Hematol. 2012 May;91(5):801-2
 
21915619 
Lymphangioma of the ovary: a case report and review of the literature.
J Buon. Jan-Mar 2006;11(1):91-93 
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HIV-associated plasmablastic multicentric Castleman disease with microlymphoma coinfected with HHV8 and EBV.
J of Hematopathol. 2012, DOI: 10.1007/s12308-012-0156-6
 
 
Secondary Hairy Cell Leukemia in a Patient With Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Following Treatment With Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors: Report of an Extremely Rare Case and Review of the Literature.
Journal of Medical Cases 3 (1), 39-42
 
 
HIV-related lymphoproliferative disorders. Review.
JSM Microbiology 2013 1(1):1005 
 
Molecular diagnostics of lymphoid neoplasms. Molecular Pathology and Diagnostics of Cancer. 2014, Springer Netherlands, 521-555.   
Tropical Infections and Anemia. Non-neoplastic hematopathology and Infections. 2012, Wiley-Blackwell, Danvers, MA.    

Keywords
ALL, DLBCL, MDS, CMML