Tarik Tihan, MD, PhD

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Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, UCSF

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

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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. 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 Oct 10; 1-12.
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Kraus V, Lawson EF, Scheven Ev, 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Kliot T, Ince Y, Tihan T, Wilson M, Kliot M. To grow or not to grow, That is the question. Surg Neurol Int. 2013; 4(Suppl 1):S407-10.
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  11. McKean-Cowdin R, Razavi P, Barrington-Trimis J, Baldwin RT, Asgharzadeh S, Cockburn M, Tihan T, Preston-Martin S. Trends in childhood brain tumor incidence, 1973-2009. J Neurooncol. 2013 Nov; 115(2):153-60.
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  12. Tarapore PE, Modera P, Naujokas A, Oh MC, Amin B, Tihan T, Parsa AT, Ames CP, Chou D, Mummaneni PV, Weinstein PR. Pathology of spinal ependymomas: an institutional experience over 25 years in 134 patients. Neurosurgery. 2013 Aug; 73(2):247-55; discussion 255.
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  13. Safaee M, Clark AJ, Tihan T, Parsa AT, Bloch O. Falcine and parasagittal chondrosarcomas. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Sep; 20(9):1232-6.
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  14. Walsh KM, Rice T, Decker PA, Kosel ML, Kollmeyer T, Hansen HM, Zheng S, McCoy LS, Bracci PM, Anderson E, Hsuang G, Wiemels JL, Pico AR, Smirnov I, Molinaro AM, Tihan T, Berger MS, Chang SM, Prados MD, Lachance DH, Sicotte H, Eckel-Passow JE, Wiencke JK, Jenkins RB, Wrensch MR. Genetic variants in telomerase-related genes are associated with an older age at diagnosis in glioma patients: evidence for distinct pathways of gliomagenesis. Neuro Oncol. 2013 Aug; 15(8):1041-7.
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  15. Reis GF, Bloomer MM, Perry A, Phillips JJ, Grenert JP, Karnezis AN, Tihan T. Pilocytic astrocytomas of the optic nerve and their relation to pilocytic astrocytomas elsewhere in the central nervous system. Mod Pathol. 2013 Oct; 26(10):1279-87.
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  16. Venneti S, Felicella MM, Coyne T, Phillips JJ, Gorovets D, Huse JT, Kofler J, Lu C, Tihan T, Sullivan LM, Santi M, Judkins AR, Perry A, Thompson CB. Histone 3 lysine 9 trimethylation is differentially associated with isocitrate dehydrogenase mutations in oligodendrogliomas and high-grade astrocytomas. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2013 Apr; 72(4):298-306.
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  17. Rowland NC, Jermakowicz WJ, Tihan T, El-Sayed IH, McDermott MW. Subacute cystic expansion of intracranial juvenile psammomatoid ossifying fibroma. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Jun; 11(6):687-91.
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  18. Shchors K, Persson AI, Rostker F, Tihan T, Lyubynska N, Li N, Swigart LB, Berger MS, Hanahan D, Weiss WA, Evan GI. Using a preclinical mouse model of high-grade astrocytoma to optimize p53 restoration therapy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Apr 16; 110(16):E1480-9.
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  19. Fried I, Tabori U, Tihan T, Reginald A, Bouffet E. Optic pathway gliomas: a review. CNS Oncol. 2013 Mar; 2(2):143-59.
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  20. Mukherjee A, Bylund Q, Prasanna M, Margalit Y, Tihan T. Spectroscopic imaging of serum proteins using quantum cascade lasers. J Biomed Opt. 2013 Mar; 18(3):036011.
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