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Phone  205-934-4555
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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 

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
Prognostic indicators of B-cell lymphoproliferative neoplasms
- 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
An extremely rare primary gallbladder myxoid liposarcoma associated with amplification of DDIT3 gene. Ma Y, Wei S, Peker D. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2014 Dec;23(4):460-1.   25532011 
Malignant Transformation in Von-Meyenburg Complexes: Histologic and Immunohistochemical Clues With Illustrative Cases. Parekh V, Peker D. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2015 Mar 16. [Epub ahead of print].   25789533 
A Close Association of Autoimmune-Mediated Processes and Autoimmune Disorders with Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia: Peker D, Padron E, Bennett j, et al. Observation from a Single Institution.   25413011 
Unique presentation of blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm: a single-center experience and literature review. Paluri R1, Nabell L, Borak S, Peker D Hematol Oncol. 2014 May 21. doi: 10.1002/hon.2147. [Epub ahead of print.   24850172 
Extramedullary hematopoiesis in uterine leiomyoma associated with numerous intravascular thrombi.Case Rep Pathol. Cui X, Peker D, Greer HO, Conner MG, Novak L. 2014;2014:957395. doi: 10.1155/2014/957395.   24711952 
Temporomandibular Joint Arthritis as an Initial Presentation of Acute Myeloid Leukemia With Myelodysplasia-Related Changes: A Report of an Unusual Case. Brazelton J, Louis P, Sullivan J, Peker D.   24661537 
Molecular diagnostics of lymphoid neoplasms. Molecular Pathology and Diagnostics of Cancer. 2014, Springer Netherlands, 521-555.   
Novel G377S (c.1246G>T) mutation associated with Gaucher disease type 1. Zhou Y, Kraemer RR, Peker D, Wakefield DN, de Idiaquez Bakula DA. Am J Hematol. 2013 Oct;88(10):922-3
Burkitt Lymphoma Arising From Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma Following Acquisition of MYC Translocation and Loss of the ETV6 Tumor Suppressor Gene. Peker, D., et al. Arch Pathol Lab Med.2013 Jan;137(1):130-3.
Bone marrow involvement as initial presentation of CD8 cytotoxic peripheral T-cell lymphoma with CD20 coexpression and relatively indolent clinical course. Leuk Lymphoma. 2012
Zhang, Y., et al.  
Complete remission in 4 patients with human herpes virus-8-associated multicentric Castleman disease using Rituximab and liposomal Doxorubucin, a novel chemotherapy combination. Peker, D., et al. Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2012;10:204-207.
A composite small lymphocytic lymphoma and Hodgkin transformation presenting as acute appendicitis. Quigley, B., Peker, D., et al. Ann Hematol. 2012 May;91(5):801-2
Lymphangioma of the ovary: a case report and review of the literature. Akyildiz E., Peker D., et al. J Buon. Jan-Mar 2006;11(1):91-93
HIV-related lymphoproliferative disorders. Brazelton J, Peker, D. Review. JSM Microbiology 2013 1(1):1005
Myeloma cell-derived Runx2 promotes myeloma progression in bone. Trotter TN, Li M, Pan Q, Peker D, Rowan PD, Li J, Zhan F, Suva LJ, Javed A, Yang Y.Blood. 2015 Apr 10.
Azathioprine induced Epstein Barr virus-positive mucocutaneous ulcer arising in perianal fistula and abscess associated with Crohn's disease. Matnani R., Peker D.  25213810 
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. Setoodeh R., Peker D., et al. Journal of Medical Cases 3 (1), 39-42
HIV-associated plasmablastic multicentric Castleman disease with microlymphoma coinfected with HHV8 and EBV. Peker D., et al. J of Hematopathol. 2012, DOI: 10.1007/s12308-012-0156-6
Plasmablastic microlymphoma arising in HHV8- associated multicentric Castleman disease in HIV-seronegative patient with clinical response to anti-IL-6 therapy. Koenig G1, Stevens TM, Peker D. Histopathology. 2015 Apr 21  25900626 
Clinicopathological and molecular features of myeloid sarcoma as initial presentation of therapy-related myeloid neoplasms: a single institution experience. Peker D., Parekh V., Paluri R., et al.  25209604 
Tropical Infections and Anemia. Non-neoplastic hematopathology and Infections. 2012, Wiley-Blackwell, Danvers, MA.