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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 Associate Professor
Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center Associate 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

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
ASH  Member   
USCAP  Ambassador   

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
Therapy‑associated myelodysplastic syndrome with monosomy 7 arising in a Muir‑Torre Syndrome patient carrying SETBP1 mutation. Molecular and Clinical Oncology 8 (2), 306-309   
Tropical Infections and Anemia. Non-neoplastic hematopathology and Infections. 2012, Wiley-Blackwell, Danvers, MA.    
Molecular diagnostics of lymphoid neoplasms. Molecular Pathology and Diagnostics of Cancer. 2014, Springer Netherlands, 521-555.   
HIV-related lymphoproliferative disorders. Review.
JSM Microbiology 2013 1(1):1005 
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
Lymphangioma of the ovary: a case report and review of the literature.
J Buon. Jan-Mar 2006;11(1):91-93 
A composite small lymphocytic lymphoma and Hodgkin transformation presenting as acute appendicitis.
Ann Hematol. 2012 May;91(5):801-2
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.
Bone marrow involvement as initial presentation of CD8 cytotoxic peripheral T-cell lymphoma with CD20 coexpression and relatively indolent clinical course.
Leuk Lymphoma. 2012
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.
Novel G377S (c.1246G>T) mutation associated with Gaucher disease type 1.
Am J Hematol. 2013 Oct;88(10):922-3 
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 
Extramedullary hematopoiesis in uterine leiomyoma associated with numerous intravascular thrombi.
Case Rep Pathol. 2014;2014:957395. doi: 10.1155/2014/957395.  
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 
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 
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. 
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 
An extremely rare primary gallbladder myxoid liposarcoma associated with amplification of DDIT3 gene.
J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2014 Dec;23(4):460-1.  
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 
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.
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 
EBV-related primary splenic lymphocyte-depleted classical Hodgkin lymphoma.
J Clin Pathol. 2015 Jul 20. pii: jclinpath-2015-203145 
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] 
Is Low Positive JAK2 V617F Mutation Test Result Clinically Significant?: Multi-Institutional Study. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2015 Sep 14. [Epub ahead of print]  26371429 
Clinicopathologic and cytogenetic characterization of therapy-related acute T lymphoblastic leukemia in adult population.
Leuk Lymphoma. 2015 Nov 20:1-3. [Epub ahead of print] 
Heparanase promotes myeloma progression by inducing mesenchymal features and motility of myeloma cells.Oncotarget. 2016 Feb 3. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.7170. [Epub ahead of print]  26849235 
Perivesical unicentric Castleman disease initially suspected to be metastatic prostate cancer. Urol Ann. 2016 Apr-Jun;8(2):245-8  27141204 
Loss of RUNX3 expression is an independent adverse prognostic factor in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Leuk Lymphoma. 2016 May 17:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]  27184221 
Extramedullary Involvement by Chronic Myelogeneous Leukemia in Five Patients With Unusual Clinicopathologic Features: A Review of the Effectiveness of Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors.
J Clin Med Res. 2016 Jun;8(6):480-5. 
Preface.Stewart J, Peker D. South Med J. 2016 Sep;109(9):494.  27598347 
Adipocyte-Lineage Cells Support Growth and Dissemination of Multiple Myeloma in Bone. Am J Pathol. 2016 Nov;186(11):3054-3063  27648615 
Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma with Primary Treatment Failure: Ultra-high Risk Features and Benchmarking for Experimental Therapies.
Am J Hematol. 2016 Nov 23. doi: 10.1002/ajh.24615. [Epub ahead of print] 
Grading and Prognostication of Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Pancreas: A Comparison Study of Ki67 and PHH3.  27880984 
Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Version 3.2017, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology.  28687581  
Systemic Non-Hodgkin T Cell Lymphomas Presenting in the Head and Neck Region: An Institutional Experience of a Rare Entity. Head Neck Pathol. 2018 Jan 4. doi: 10.1007/s12105-017-0881-3  29302898