University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Tarik Tihan, MD, PhD

Tarik Tihan, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Neurologic Oncology

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. Wood MD, Tihan T, Perry AJ, Chacko G, Turner C, Pu C, Payne C, Yu A, Bannykh S, Solomon DA. Multimodal molecular analysis of astroblastoma enables reclassification of most cases into more specific molecular entities. Brain Pathol. 2017 Sep 28.
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  2. Chen X, Cooke DL, Saloner D, Nelson J, Su H, Lawton MT, Hess C, Tihan T, Zhao Y, Kim H. Higher Flow Is Present in Unruptured Arteriovenous Malformations With Silent Intralesional Microhemorrhages. Stroke. 2017 Oct; 48(10):2881-2884.
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  3. Tremblay MA, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Cha S, Tihan T, Gelfand JM. Clinical and imaging correlation in patients with pathologically confirmed tumefactive demyelinating lesions. J Neurol Sci. 2017 Oct 15; 381:83-87.
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  4. Chan E, Bollen AW, Sirohi D, Van Ziffle J, Grenert JP, Kline CN, Tihan T, Perry A, Gupta N, Solomon DA. Angiocentric glioma with MYB-QKI fusion located in the brainstem, rather than cerebral cortex. Acta Neuropathol. 2017 Aug 03.
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  5. Tamrazi B, Pekmezci M, Aboian M, Tihan T, Glastonbury CM. Apparent diffusion coefficient and pituitary macroadenomas: pre-operative assessment of tumor atypia. Pituitary. 2017 Apr; 20(2):195-200.
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  6. Villanueva-Meyer JE, Barajas RF, Mabray MC, Chen W, Shankaranarayanan A, Koon P, Barani IJ, Tihan T, Cha S. Differentiation of brain tumor-related edema based on 3D T1rho imaging. Eur J Radiol. 2017 Jun; 91:88-92.
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  7. Pekmezci M, Rice T, Molinaro AM, Walsh KM, Decker PA, Hansen H, Sicotte H, Kollmeyer TM, McCoy LS, Sarkar G, Perry A, Giannini C, Tihan T, Berger MS, Wiemels JL, Bracci PM, Eckel-Passow JE, Lachance DH, Clarke J, Taylor JW, Luks T, Wiencke JK, Jenkins RB, Wrensch MR. Adult infiltrating gliomas with WHO 2016 integrated diagnosis: additional prognostic roles of ATRX and TERT. Acta Neuropathol. 2017 Jun; 133(6):1001-1016.
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  8. Lee J, Solomon DA, Tihan T. Erratum to: The role of histone modifications and telomere alterations in the pathogenesis of diffuse gliomas in adults and children. J Neurooncol. 2017 Mar; 132(1):13.
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  9. Bruner JM, Louis DN, McLendon R, Rosenblum MK, Archambault WT, Most S, Tihan T. The Utility of Expert Diagnosis in Surgical Neuropathology: Analysis of Consultations Reviewed at 5 National Comprehensive Cancer Network Institutions. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2017 03 01; 76(3):189-194.
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  10. Faden DL, Asthana S, Tihan T, DeRisi J, Kliot M. Correction: Whole Exome Sequencing of Growing and Non-Growing Cutaneous Neurofibromas from a Single Patient with Neurofibromatosis Type 1. PLoS One. 2017; 12(2):e0172620.
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  11. Faden DL, Asthana S, Tihan T, DeRisi J, Kliot M. Whole Exome Sequencing of Growing and Non-Growing Cutaneous Neurofibromas from a Single Patient with Neurofibromatosis Type 1. PLoS One. 2017; 12(1):e0170348.
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  12. Lee J, Solomon DA, Tihan T. The role of histone modifications and telomere alterations in the pathogenesis of diffuse gliomas in adults and children. J Neurooncol. 2017 Mar; 132(1):1-11.
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  13. Meram E, Karabagli H, Glastonbury C, Tihan T, Karabagli P. Benign Malformative Lesion of the Skull: Hamartoma with Ectopic Elements or Choristoma? Turk Patoloji Derg. 2017; 33(3):262-267.
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  14. Torchia J, Golbourn B, Feng S, Ho KC, Sin-Chan P, Vasiljevic A, Norman JD, Guilhamon P, Garzia L, Agamez NR, Lu M, Chan TS, Picard D, de Antonellis P, Khuong-Quang DA, Planello AC, Zeller C, Barsyte-Lovejoy D, Lafay-Cousin L, Letourneau L, Bourgey M, Yu M, Gendoo DM, Dzamba M, Barszczyk M, Medina T, Riemenschneider AN, Morrissy AS, Ra YS, Ramaswamy V, Remke M, Dunham CP, Yip S, Ng HK, Lu JQ, Mehta V, Albrecht S, Pimentel J, Chan JA, Somers GR, Faria CC, Roque L, Fouladi M, Hoffman LM, Moore AS, Wang Y, Choi SA, Hansford JR, Catchpoole D, Birks DK, Foreman NK, Strother D, Klekner A, Bognár L, Garami M, Hauser P, Hortobágyi T, Wilson B, Hukin J, Carret AS, Van Meter TE, Hwang EI, Gajjar A, Chiou SH, Nakamura H, Toledano H, Fried I, Fults D, Wataya T, Fryer C, Eisenstat DD, Scheinemann K, Fleming AJ, Johnston DL, Michaud J, Zelcer S, Hammond R, Afzal S, Ramsay DA, Sirachainan N, Hongeng S, Larbcharoensub N, Grundy RG, Lulla RR, Fangusaro JR, Druker H, Bartels U, Grant R, Malkin D, McGlade CJ, Nicolaides T, Tihan T, Phillips J, Majewski J, Montpetit A, Bourque G, Bader GD, Reddy AT, Gillespie GY, Warmuth-Metz M, Rutkowski S, Tabori U, Lupien M, Brudno M, Schüller U, Pietsch T, Judkins AR, Hawkins CE, Bouffet E, Kim SK, Dirks PB, Taylor MD, Erdreich-Epstein A, Arrowsmith CH, De Carvalho DD, Rutka JT, Jabado N, Huang A. Integrated (epi)-Genomic Analyses Identify Subgroup-Specific Therapeutic Targets in CNS Rhabdoid Tumors. Cancer Cell. 2016 Dec 12; 30(6):891-908.
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  15. Ersen A, Pekmezci M, Folpe AL, Tihan T. Comparision of New Diagnostic Tools for Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors. Pathol Oncol Res. 2017 Apr; 23(2):393-398.
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  16. Safaee MM, Lyon R, Barbaro NM, Chou D, Mummaneni PV, Weinstein PR, Chin CT, Tihan T, Ames CP. Neurological outcomes and surgical complications in 221 spinal nerve sheath tumors. J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Jan; 26(1):103-111.
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  17. Rutkowski MJ, Oh T, Niflioglu GG, Safaee M, Tihan T, Parsa AT. Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma with Anaplastic Features: Retrospective Case Series. World Neurosurg. 2016 Nov; 95:368-374.
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  18. Zylberberg M, Van Hemert C, Dumbacher JP, Handel CM, Tihan T, DeRisi JL. Novel Picornavirus Associated with Avian Keratin Disorder in Alaskan Birds. MBio. 2016 Jul 26; 7(4).
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  19. Gamsizkan M, Yilmaz I, Simsek HA, Onguru O, Griffin A, Tihan T. Mutation analysis of metastatic melanomas in the central nervous system: results of a panel of 5 genes in 48 cases. Clin Neuropathol. 2016 Jul-Aug; 35(4):178-85.
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  20. Raleigh DR, Solomon DA, Lloyd SA, Lazar A, Garcia MA, Sneed PK, Clarke JL, McDermott MW, Berger MS, Tihan T, Haas-Kogan DA. Histopathologic review of pineal parenchymal tumors identifies novel morphologic subtypes and prognostic factors for outcome. Neuro Oncol. 2017 Jan; 19(1):78-88.
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