Tarik Tihan, MD, PhD

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Tarik Tihan, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, UCSF

Phone: (415) 476-5236 (appts)
Box 0511, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-0511

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Cancer Center Membership

Associate Member » Neurologic Oncology

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Education

University of Istanbul, School of Medicine, MD, 1979-85, Medicine
University of Istanbul/Univ. Of Vienna, PhD, 1986-89, Biochemistry


Professional Experience

  • 1985-1986
    Kahramanmaras State Hospital, Department of Critical Care, Turkey. House Officer.
  • 1986-1989
    University of Istanbul, Istanbul Medical School, Department of Clinical Biochemistry. Clinical Instructor and Research Assistant.
  • 1988-1989
    University of Vienna, Department of Medical Chemistry, Austria. Research Assistant. Research Grant from the Austrian government, Ministry of Education, (Bundesministerium fuer Auswaertige Angelegenheiten).
  • 1989
    Doctorate, University of Istanbul, Department of Clinical Biochemistry. Diplomate of the Ministry of Health and Social Aid for the medical doctorate in Clinical Biochemistry.
  • 1989-1990
    University of South Florida, Department of Internal Medicine & H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. Research Associate.
  • 1991-1992
    Beth Israel Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery. Manager of the Recanati Research Laboratory.
  • 1992-1994
    Beth Israel Medical Center, Department of Pathology, Resident
  • 1994-1995
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Pathology. Fellow in Oncologic Pathology.
  • 1996
    American Board of Pathology Certificate of Anatomic Pathology.
  • 1995-1997
    State University of New York at Stony Brook, Department of Pathology. Fellow in Neuropathology.
  • 1997-2000
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Department of Pathology, Clinical Instructor. Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Department of Pathology. Attending Pathologist in Anatomic Pathology and Cytopathology.
  • 2000-2002
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Department of Pathology, Assistant Professor
  • 2002-present
    UCSF School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Neuropathology Unit, Associate Professor
  • 2002-present
    Principal Investigator, Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurological Surgery

Honors & Awards

  • 2001-2003
    John Hopkins W. Barry Wood Jr, Award in excellence in teaching
  • 2003
    USCF Department of Pathology Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2003, 2005
    UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery Teaching Excellence in Basic Science Award

Selected Publications

  1. Eckel-Passow JE, Lachance DH, Molinaro AM, Walsh KM, Decker PA, Sicotte H, Pekmezci M, Rice T, Kosel ML, Smirnov IV, Sarkar G, Caron AA, Kollmeyer TM, Praska CE, Chada AR, Halder C, Hansen HM, McCoy LS, Bracci PM, Marshall R, Zheng S, Reis GF, Pico AR, O'Neill BP, Buckner JC, Giannini C, Huse JT, Perry A, Tihan T, Berger MS, Chang SM, Prados MD, Wiemels J, Wiencke JK, Wrensch MR, Jenkins RB. Glioma Groups Based on 1p/19q, IDH, and TERT Promoter Mutations in Tumors. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jun 10.
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  2. Gelfand JM, Tihan T, Cree BA. Diagnosing Encephalitis, Not Otherwise Specified-Reply. JAMA Neurol. 2015 Jun 1; 72(6):726-7.
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  3. Abla AA, Nelson J, Kim H, Hess CP, Tihan T, Lawton MT. Silent arteriovenous malformation hemorrhage and the recognition of "unruptured" arteriovenous malformation patients who benefit from surgical intervention. Neurosurgery. 2015 May; 76(5):592-600.
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  4. Torchia J, Picard D, Lafay-Cousin L, Hawkins CE, Kim SK, Letourneau L, Ra YS, Ho KC, Chan TS, Sin-Chan P, Dunham CP, Yip S, Ng HK, Lu JQ, Albrecht S, Pimentel J, Chan JA, Somers GR, Zielenska M, Faria CC, Roque L, Baskin B, Birks D, Foreman N, Strother D, Klekner A, Garami M, Hauser P, Hortobágyi T, Bognár L, Wilson B, Hukin J, Carret AS, Van Meter TE, Nakamura H, Toledano H, Fried I, Fults D, Wataya T, Fryer C, Eisenstat DD, Scheineman K, Johnston D, Michaud J, Zelcer S, Hammond R, Ramsay DA, Fleming AJ, Lulla RR, Fangusaro JR, Sirachainan N, Larbcharoensub N, Hongeng S, Barakzai MA, Montpetit A, Stephens D, Grundy RG, Schüller U, Nicolaides T, Tihan T, Phillips J, Taylor MD, Rutka JT, Dirks P, Bader GD, Warmuth-Metz M, Rutkowski S, Pietsch T, Judkins AR, Jabado N, Bouffet E, Huang A. Molecular subgroups of atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumours in children: an integrated genomic and clinicopathological analysis. Lancet Oncol. 2015 May; 16(5):569-82.
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  5. Rodriguez FJ, Schniederjan MJ, Nicolaides T, Tihan T, Burger PC, Perry A. High rate of concurrent BRAF-KIAA1549 gene fusion and 1p deletion in disseminated oligodendroglioma-like leptomeningeal neoplasms (DOLN). Acta Neuropathol. 2015 Apr; 129(4):609-10.
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  6. Gelfand JM, Genrich G, Green AJ, Tihan T, Cree BA. Encephalitis of unclear origin diagnosed by brain biopsy : a diagnostic challenge. JAMA Neurol. 2015 Jan 1; 72(1):66-72.
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  7. Tihan T. Practical issues in diagnostic neuropathology: it is not even the end of the beginning! Surg Pathol Clin. 2015 Mar; 8(1):ix-x.
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  8. Phillips J, Tihan T, Fuller G. Practical molecular pathology and histopathology of embryonal tumors. Surg Pathol Clin. 2015 Mar; 8(1):73-88.
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  9. Lee HS, Tihan T. The basics of intraoperative diagnosis in neuropathology. Surg Pathol Clin. 2015 Mar; 8(1):27-47.
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  10. Glastonbury CM, Tihan T. Practical neuroimaging of central nervous system tumors for surgical pathologists. Surg Pathol Clin. 2015 Mar; 8(1):1-26.
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  11. Reis GF, Tihan T. Practical molecular pathologic diagnosis of pilocytic astrocytomas. Surg Pathol Clin. 2015 Mar; 8(1):63-71.
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  12. Wang DD, Benkli B, Auguste KI, Garcia PA, Sullivan J, Barkovich AJ, Chang EF, Tihan T. Unilateral holohemispheric central nervous system lesions associated with medically refractory epilepsy in the pediatric population: a retrospective series of hemimegalencephaly and Rasmussen's encephalitis. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Dec; 14(6):573-84.
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  13. Schoenfeld A, Haas-Kogan DA, Molinaro A, Banerjee A, Nicolaides T, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Gupta N, Mueller S. Pure germinomas of the central nervous system: treatment strategies and outcomes. J Neurooncol. 2014 Dec; 120(3):643-9.
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  14. Rodriguez FJ, Tihan T, Lin D, McDonald W, Nigro J, Feuerstein B, Jackson S, Cohen K, Burger PC. Clinicopathologic features of pediatric oligodendrogliomas: a series of 50 patients. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 Aug; 38(8):1058-70.
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  15. Oh T, Rutkowski MJ, Safaee M, Sun MZ, Sayegh ET, Bloch O, Tihan T, Parsa AT. Survival outcomes of giant cell glioblastoma: Institutional experience in the management of 20 patients. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Dec; 21(12):2129-34.
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  16. Walsh KM, Codd V, Smirnov IV, Rice T, Decker PA, Hansen HM, Kollmeyer T, Kosel ML, Molinaro AM, McCoy LS, Bracci PM, Cabriga BS, Pekmezci M, Zheng S, Wiemels JL, Pico AR, Tihan T, Berger MS, Chang SM, Prados MD, Lachance DH, O'Neill BP, Sicotte H, Eckel-Passow JE. Variants near TERT and TERC influencing telomere length are associated with high-grade glioma risk. Nat Genet. 2014 Jul; 46(7):731-5.
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  17. Kraus V, Lawson EF, von Scheven E, Tihan T, Garza J, Nathan RG, Cordoro KM, Waubant E. Atypical cases of scleroderma en coup de sabre. J Child Neurol. 2014 May; 29(5):698-703.
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  18. Aktas ON, Tihan T. The morphologic and molecular characteristics of pilocytic astrocytomas and the role of MAPK pathway: what does not kill you makes you stronger. Adv Anat Pathol. 2014 Mar; 21(2):144-50.
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  19. Keser H, Barnes M, Moes G, Lee HS, Tihan T. Well-differentiated pediatric glial neoplasms with features of oligodendroglioma, angiocentric glioma and dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors: a morphological diagnostic challenge. Turk Patoloji Derg. 2014; 30(1):23-9.
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  20. Kahramancetin N, Tihan T. Aggressive behavior and anaplasia in pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma: a plea for a revision of the current WHO classification. CNS Oncol. 2013 Nov; 2(6):523-30.
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