Education

Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, M.D., 06/2004
Gazi University, Department of Ophthalmology, Resident, 04/2007 (Ophthalmology)
University of California San Francisco, Department of Ophthalmology, Research fellow, 07/2009 (Ophthalmology)
Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Pathology, Resident, 06/2011 (Pathology)
University of California San Francisco, Department of Pathology, Resident, 06/2012 (Pathology)
University of California San Francisco, Department of Pathology, Clinical fellow, 06/2014 (Neuropathology)
University of California San Francisco, Department of Pathology, Clinical Fellow, 06/2015 (Surgical Pathology)
University of California San Francisco, Department of Pathology, Clinical fellow, 06/2016 (Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology)

Selected Publications

  1. Chen WC, Vasudevan HN, Choudhury A, Pekmezci M, Lucas CG, Phillips J, Magill ST, Susko MS, Braunstein SE, Oberheim Bush NA, Boreta L, Nakamura JL, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Sneed PK, Perry A, McDermott MW, Solomon DA, Theodosopoulos PV, Raleigh DR A Prognostic Gene-Expression Signature and Risk Score for Meningioma Recurrence After Resection.  View on PubMed
  2. Sievers P, Sill M, Blume C, Tauziede-Espariat A, Schrimpf D, Stichel D, Reuss DE, Dogan H, Hartmann C, Mawrin C, Hasselblatt M, Stummer W, Schick U, Hench J, Frank S, Ketter R, Schweizer L, Schittenhelm J, Puget S, Brandner S, Jaunmuktane Z, Küsters B, Abdullaev Z, Pekmezci M, Snuderl M, Ratliff M, Herold-Mende C, Unterberg A, Aldape K, Ellison DW, Wesseling P, Reifenberger G, Wick W, Perry A, Varlet P, Pfister SM, Jones DTW, von Deimling A, Sahm F Clear cell meningiomas are defined by a highly distinct DNA methylation profile and mutations in SMARCE1.  View on PubMed
  3. Eckel-Passow JE, Drucker KL, Kollmeyer TM, Kosel ML, Decker PA, Molinaro AM, Rice T, Praska CE, Clark L, Caron A, Abyzov A, Batzler A, Song JS, Pekmezci M, Hansen HM, McCoy LS, Bracci PM, Wiemels J, Wiencke JK, Francis S, Burns TC, Giannini C, Lachance DH, Wrensch M, Jenkins RB Adult diffuse glioma GWAS by molecular subtype identifies variants in D2HGDH and FAM20C.  View on PubMed
  4. Cadwell CR, Yuksek GE, Hirbe AC, Srihari D, LeBoit P, Dahiya S, Pekmezci M Preferentially Expressed Antigen in Melanoma (PRAME) Expression in Malignant, but Not Benign, Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors.  View on PubMed
  5. Sloan EA, Chiang J, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Alexandrescu S, Eschbacher JM, Wang W, Mafra M, Ud Din N, Carr-Boyd E, Watson M, Punsoni M, Oviedo A, Gilani A, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Coss DJ, Lopes MB, Raffel C, Berger MS, Chang S, Reddy A, Ramani B, Ferris SP, Lee JC, Hofmann JW, Cho SJ, Horvai AE, Pekmezci M, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Rodriguez F, Ellison DW, Perry A, Solomon DA Intracranial mesenchymal tumor with FET-CREB fusion - a unifying diagnosis for the spectrum of intracranial myxoid mesenchymal tumors and angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma-like neoplasms.  View on PubMed
  6. Zhang C, Ostrom QT, Semmes EC, Ramaswamy V, Hansen HM, Morimoto L, de Smith AJ, Pekmezci M, Vaksman Z, Hakonarson H, Diskin SJ, Metayer C, Taylor MD, Wiemels JL, Bondy ML, Walsh KM Genetic predisposition to longer telomere length and risk of childhood, adolescent and adult-onset ependymoma.  View on PubMed
  7. Schulte JD, Buerki RA, Lapointe S, Molinaro AM, Zhang Y, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Perry A, Phillips JJ, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Pekmezci M, Butowski N, Oberheim Bush NA, Taylor JW, Chang SM, Theodosopoulos P, Aghi MK, Hervey-Jumper SL, Berger MS, Solomon DA, Clarke JL Clinical, radiologic, and genetic characteristics of histone H3 K27M-mutant diffuse midline gliomas in adults.  View on PubMed
  8. Magill ST, Vasudevan HN, Seo K, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Choudhury A, John Liu S, Pekmezci M, Findakly S, Hilz S, Lastella S, Demaree B, Braunstein SE, Bush NAO, Aghi MK, Theodosopoulos PV, Sneed PK, Abate AR, Berger MS, McDermott MW, Lim DA, Ullian EM, Costello JF, Raleigh DR Multiplatform genomic profiling and magnetic resonance imaging identify mechanisms underlying intratumor heterogeneity in meningioma.  View on PubMed
  9. Ramani B, Gupta R, Wu J, Barreto J, Bollen AW, Tihan T, Mummaneni PV, Ames C, Clark A, Oberheim Bush NA, Butowski N, Phillips D, King BE, Bator SM, Treynor EC, Zherebitskiy V, Quinn PS, Walker JB, Pekmezci M, Sullivan DV, Hofmann JW, Sloan EA, M Chang S, Berger MS, Solomon DA, Perry A The immunohistochemical, DNA methylation, and chromosomal copy number profile of cauda equina paraganglioma is distinct from extra-spinal paraganglioma.  View on PubMed
  10. Lucas CG, Gupta R, Doo P, Lee JC, Cadwell CR, Ramani B, Hofmann JW, Sloan EA, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Lee HS, Wood MD, Grafe M, Born D, Vogel H, Salamat S, Puccetti D, Scharnhorst D, Samuel D, Cooney T, Cham E, Jin LW, Khatib Z, Maher O, Chamyan G, Brathwaite C, Bannykh S, Mueller S, Kline CN, Banerjee A, Reddy A, Taylor JW, Clarke JL, Oberheim Bush NA, Butowski N, Gupta N, Auguste KI, Sun PP, Roland JL, Raffel C, Aghi MK, Theodosopoulos P, Chang E, Hervey-Jumper S, Phillips JJ, Pekmezci M, Bollen AW, Tihan T, Chang S, Berger MS, Perry A, Solomon DA Comprehensive analysis of diverse low-grade neuroepithelial tumors with FGFR1 alterations reveals a distinct molecular signature of rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor.  View on PubMed
  11. Toland A, McNulty SN, Pekmezci M, Evenson M, Huntoon K, Pierson CR, Boue DR, Perry A, Dahiya S Pediatric meningioma: a clinicopathologic and molecular study with potential grading implications.  View on PubMed
  12. Prager BC, Vasudevan HN, Dixit D, Bernatchez JA, Wu Q, Wallace LC, Bhargava S, Lee D, King BH, Morton AR, Gimple RC, Pekmezci M, Zhu Z, Siqueira-Neto JL, Wang X, Xie Q, Chen C, Barnett GH, Vogelbaum MA, Mack SC, Chavez L, Perry A, Raleigh DR, Rich JN The Meningioma Enhancer Landscape Delineates Novel Subgroups and Drives Druggable Dependencies.  View on PubMed
  13. Findakly S, Choudhury A, Daggubati V, Pekmezci M, Lang UE, Raleigh DR Meningioma cells express primary cilia but do not transduce ciliary Hedgehog signals.  View on PubMed
  14. Asa SL, Asioli S, Bozkurt S, Casar-Borota O, Chinezu L, Comunoglu N, Cossu G, Cusimano M, Delgrange E, Earls P, Ezzat S, Gazioglu N, Grossman A, Guaraldi F, Hickman RA, Ikeda H, Jaffrain-Rea ML, Karavitaki N, Kraljevic I, La Rosa S, Manojlovic-Gacic E, Maartens N, McCutcheon IE, Messerer M, Mete O, Nishioka H, Oz B, Pakbaz S, Pekmezci M, Perry A, Reiniger L, Roncaroli F, Saeger W, Söylemezoglu F, Tachibana O, Trouillas J, Turchini J, Uccella S, Villa C, Yamada S, Yarman S Pituitary neuroendocrine tumors (PitNETs): nomenclature evolution, not clinical revolution.  View on PubMed
  15. Moussa K, Feinstein M, Pekmezci M, Lee JH, Bloomer M, Oldenburg C, Sun Z, Lee RK, Ying GS, Han Y Histologic Changes Following Continuous Wave and Micropulse Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation: A Randomized Comparative Study.  View on PubMed
  16. Mondal G, Lee JC, Ravindranathan A, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Tran QT, Allen SJ, Barreto J, Gupta R, Doo P, Van Ziffle J, Onodera C, Devine P, Grenert JP, Samuel D, Li R, Metrock LK, Jin LW, Antony R, Alashari M, Cheshier S, Whipple NS, Bruggers C, Raffel C, Gupta N, Kline CN, Reddy A, Banerjee A, Hall MD, Mehta MP, Khatib Z, Maher OM, Brathwaite C, Pekmezci M, Phillips JJ, Bollen AW, Tihan T, Lucas JT, Broniscer A, Berger MS, Perry A, Orr BA, Solomon DA Pediatric bithalamic gliomas have a distinct epigenetic signature and frequent EGFR exon 20 insertions resulting in potential sensitivity to targeted kinase inhibition.  View on PubMed
  17. Sloan EA, Hilz S, Gupta R, Cadwell C, Ramani B, Hofmann J, Kline CN, Banerjee A, Reddy A, Oberheim Bush NA, Chang S, Braunstein S, Chang EF, Raffel C, Gupta N, Sun PP, Kim JYH, Moes G, Alva E, Li R, Bruggers CS, Alashari M, Wetmore C, Garg S, Dishop M, Van Ziffle J, Onodera C, Devine P, Grenert JP, Lee JC, Phillips JJ, Pekmezci M, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Berger MS, Costello JF, Perry A, Solomon DA Gliomas arising in the setting of Li-Fraumeni syndrome stratify into two molecular subgroups with divergent clinicopathologic features.  View on PubMed
  18. Pekmezci M, Phillips JJ, Dirilenoglu F, Atasever-Rezanko T, Tihan T, Solomon D, Bollen A, Perry A Loss of H3K27 trimethylation by immunohistochemistry is frequent in oligodendroglioma, IDH-mutant and 1p/19q-codeleted, but is neither a sensitive nor a specific marker.  View on PubMed
  19. Garakani R, Kersten R, Pekmezci M Intracapsular High-Grade Ductal Carcinoma In-Situ Ex Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Lacrimal Gland.  View on PubMed
  20. Solomon DA, Pekmezci M Pathology of meningiomas.  View on PubMed

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