University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Arie Perry, MD

Arie Perry, MD

Professor of Pathology and Neurological Surgery; Director of Neuropathology; Director of Neuropathology Fellowship Training Program; Vice Chair of Pathology

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Neurologic Oncology

Research Summary

My clinical interests focus most heavily on surgical neuropathology, especially in terms of its application towards neuro-oncology. As a diagnostic neuropathologist with a focus on CNS tumors, I am primarily involved in translational research with the primary goal of developing new diagnostic and prognostic markers, which can be utilized in the clinical management of brain tumor patients. In order to achieve this goal, my lab has applied immunohistochemical, molecular cytogenetic, and genomic screening techniques primarily towards the study of gliomas, meningiomas, and primitive pediatric malignancies. I have been particularly interested in improved classification and grading schemes as well as the identification of molecular genetic markers associated with tumorigenesis, malignant progression, and/or biologic behavior. I collaborate with a number of clinical and scientific researchers both within and outside UCSF and it is our hope that the markers we identify will improve patient management and lead to the development of novel therapeutic approaches. I also maintain a private consultation service for difficult surgical neuropathology cases obtained from the U.S. and abroad, particularly brain tumors.

Education

The University of Texas at Austin, TX, B.S., 1986, Zoology
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, M.D., 1990, M.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, Postdoctoral, 1994, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, Postdoctoral, 1998, Surgical Pathology, Neuropathology, and Research Fellowships


Professional Experience

  • 1997-1998
    Mayo Clinic School of Medicine Instructor Pathology
  • 1998-2003
    Washington U. School of Medicine Assistant Professor Pathology
  • 2003-2008
    Washington U. School of Medicine Associate Professor Pathology
  • 2008-2010
    Washington U. School of Medicine Professor Pathology
  • 2009-2010
    Washington U. School of Medicine Professor Neurosurgery
  • 2010-present
    University of California, San Francisco Professor Pathology
  • 2010-present
    University of California, San Francisco Professor Neurosurgery

Honors & Awards

  • 1993
    First Place Resident Award (poster): Texas Society of Pathologists meeting
  • 1994
    First Place Resident Award (podium): Texas Society of Pathologists meeting
  • 1994
    Matthew T. Moore Award, International Congress of Neuropathology meeting
  • 1995
    Mary Tom Award, Canadian Association of Neuropathologists meeting
  • 1995-1997
    Fellowship Research Award, American Brain Tumor Association
  • 1999
    Distinguished Service Teaching Award, WUSM (Medical School Class of 2001)
  • 2002
    Lucien J. Rubenstein Award, American Association of Neuropathologists meeting
  • 2002
    Distinguished Service Teaching Award, WUSM (Medical School Class of 2004)
  • 2004
    Distinguished Service Teaching Award, WUSM (Medical School Class of 2006)
  • 2005
    Professor of the Year Award, WUSM (Medical School Class of 2007)
  • 2006-now
    America’s Top Doctors and America's Top Doctors for Cancer (Castle Connolly)
  • 2007
    Distinguished Service Teaching Award, WUSM (Medical School Class of 2009)
  • 2008
    Professor of the Year Award, WUSM (Medical School Class of 2010)
  • 2009-now
    Best Doctors in America, U.S. News and World Reports
  • 2009
    Distinguished Service Teaching Award, WUSM (Medical School Class of 2011)
  • 2013
    Nominated for MS1 Essential Core Teaching Award, UCSF (MS Class of 2016)

Selected Publications

  1. Louis DN, Wesseling P, Brandner S, Brat DJ, Ellison DW, Giangaspero F, Hattab EM, Hawkins C, Judge MJ, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters B, Komori T, McLean C, Paulus W, Perry A, Reifenberger G, Weller M, Rous B. Data Sets for the Reporting of Tumors of the Central Nervous System. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2019 Jun 20.
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  2. Lucas CG, Gilani A, Solomon DA, Liang X, Maher OM, Chamyan G, Kleinschmidt-Demasters BK, Perry A. ALK-positive histiocytosis with KIF5B-ALK fusion in the central nervous system. Acta Neuropathol. 2019 May 22.
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  3. Ferris SP, Velazquez Vega J, Aboian M, Lee JC, Ziffle JV, Onodera C, Grenert JP, Saunders T, Chen YY, Banerjee A, Kline CN, Gupta N, Raffel C, Samuel D, Ruiz-Diaz I, Magaki S, Wilson D, Neltner J, Al-Hajri Z, Phillips JJ, Pekmezci M, Bollen AW, Tihan T, Schniederjan M, Cha S, Perry A, Solomon DA. High-grade neuroepithelial tumor with BCOR exon 15 internal tandem duplication - a comprehensive clinical, radiographic, pathologic, and genomic analysis. Brain Pathol. 2019 May 18.
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  4. Louis DN, Ellison DW, Brat DJ, Aldape K, Capper D, Hawkins C, Paulus W, Perry A, Reifenberger G, Figarella-Branger D, von Deimling A, Wesseling P. cIMPACT-NOW: a practical summary of diagnostic points from Round 1 updates. Brain Pathol. 2019 Apr 30.
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  5. Torre M, Meredith DM, Dubuc A, Solomon DA, Perry A, Vasudevaraja V, Serrano J, Snuderl M, Ligon KL, Alexandrescu S. Recurrent EP300-BCOR Fusions in Pediatric Gliomas With Distinct Clinicopathologic Features. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2019 Apr 01; 78(4):305-314.
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  6. Lee JC, Mazor T, Lao R, Wan E, Diallo AB, Hill NS, Thangaraj N, Wendelsdorf K, Samuel D, Kline CN, Banerjee A, Auguste K, Raffel C, Gupta N, Berger M, Raleigh DR, Shai A, Phillips JJ, Bollen AW, Tihan T, Perry A, Costello J, Solomon DA. Recurrent KBTBD4 small in-frame insertions and absence of DROSHA deletion or DICER1 mutation differentiate pineal parenchymal tumor of intermediate differentiation (PPTID) from pineoblastoma. Acta Neuropathol. 2019 May; 137(5):851-854.
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  7. Lee JC, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Ferris SP, Sloan EA, Hofmann JW, Hattab EM, Williams BJ, Guo H, Torkildson J, Florez A, Van Ziffle J, Onodera C, Grenert JP, Cho SJ, Horvai AE, Jones DTW, Pfister SM, Koelsche C, von Deimling A, Korshunov A, Perry A, Solomon DA. Primary intracranial sarcomas with DICER1 mutation often contain prominent eosinophilic cytoplasmic globules and can occur in the setting of neurofibromatosis type 1. Acta Neuropathol. 2019 Mar; 137(3):521-525.
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  8. Suppiah S, Nassiri F, Bi WL, Dunn IF, Hanemann CO, Horbinski CM, Hashizume R, James CD, Mawrin C, Noushmehr H, Perry A, Sahm F, Sloan A, Von Deimling A, Wen PY, Aldape K, Zadeh G. Molecular and translational advances in meningiomas. Neuro Oncol. 2019 Jan 14; 21(Supplement_1):i4-i17.
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  9. Iorgulescu JB, Torre M, Harary M, Smith TR, Aizer AA, Reardon DA, Barnholtz-Sloan JS, Perry A. The Misclassification of Diffuse Gliomas: Rates and Outcomes. Clin Cancer Res. 2019 Jan 11.
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  10. Lee JC, Sharifai N, Dahiya S, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Rosenblum MK, Reis GF, Samuel D, Siongco AM, Santi M, Storm PB, Ferris SP, Bollen AW, Pekmezci M, Solomon DA, Tihan T, Perry A. Clinicopathologic features of anaplastic myxopapillary ependymomas. Brain Pathol. 2019 01; 29(1):75-84.
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  11. Fritchie K, Jensch K, Moskalev EA, Caron A, Jenkins S, Link M, Brown PD, Rodriguez FJ, Guajardo A, Brat D, Velázquez Vega JE, Perry A, Wu A, Raleigh DR, Santagata S, Louis DN, Brastianos PK, Kaplan A, Alexander BM, Rossi S, Ferrarese F, Haller F, Giannini C. The impact of histopathology and NAB2-STAT6 fusion subtype in classification and grading of meningeal solitary fibrous tumor/hemangiopericytoma. Acta Neuropathol. 2019 Feb; 137(2):307-319.
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  12. Phillips JJ, Gong H, Chen K, Joseph NM, van Ziffle J, Bastian BC, Grenert JP, Kline CN, Mueller S, Banerjee A, Nicolaides T, Gupta N, Berger MS, Lee HS, Pekmezci M, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Perry A, Shieh JTC, Solomon DA. The genetic landscape of anaplastic pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma. Brain Pathol. 2019 01; 29(1):85-96.
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  13. Brat DJ, Aldape K, Colman H, Holland EC, Louis DN, Jenkins RB, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Perry A, Reifenberger G, Stupp R, von Deimling A, Weller M. cIMPACT-NOW update 3: recommended diagnostic criteria for "Diffuse astrocytic glioma, IDH-wildtype, with molecular features of glioblastoma, WHO grade IV". Acta Neuropathol. 2018 Nov; 136(5):805-810.
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  14. Gennatas ED, Wu A, Braunstein SE, Morin O, Chen WC, Magill ST, Gopinath C, Villaneueva-Meyer JE, Perry A, McDermott MW, Solberg TD, Valdes G, Raleigh DR. Preoperative and postoperative prediction of long-term meningioma outcomes. PLoS One. 2018; 13(9):e0204161.
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  15. Lee J, Putnam AR, Chesier SH, Banerjee A, Raffel C, Van Ziffle J, Onodera C, Grenert JP, Bastian BC, Perry A, Solomon DA. Oligodendrogliomas, IDH-mutant and 1p/19q-codeleted, arising during teenage years often lack TERT promoter mutation that is typical of their adult counterparts. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2018 09 19; 6(1):95.
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  16. López GY, Van Ziffle J, Onodera C, Grenert JP, Yeh I, Bastian BC, Clarke J, Oberheim Bush NA, Taylor J, Chang S, Butowski N, Banerjee A, Mueller S, Kline C, Torkildson J, Samuel D, Siongco A, Raffel C, Gupta N, Kunwar S, Mummaneni P, Aghi M, Theodosopoulos P, Berger M, Phillips JJ, Pekmezci M, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Perry A, Solomon DA. The genetic landscape of gliomas arising after therapeutic radiation. Acta Neuropathol. 2019 Jan; 137(1):139-150.
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  17. Lapointe S, Perry A, Butowski NA. Primary brain tumours in adults. Lancet. 2018 08 04; 392(10145):432-446.
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  18. Solomon DA, Korshunov A, Sill M, Jones DTW, Kool M, Pfister SM, Fan X, Bannykh S, Hu J, Danielpour M, Li R, Johnston J, Cham E, Cooney T, Sun PP, Oberheim Bush NA, McDermott M, Van Ziffle J, Onodera C, Grenert JP, Bastian BC, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Pekmezci M, Bollen AW, Perry A. Myxoid glioneuronal tumor of the septum pellucidum and lateral ventricle is defined by a recurrent PDGFRA p.K385 mutation and DNT-like methylation profile. Acta Neuropathol. 2018 Aug; 136(2):339-343.
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  19. López GY, Perry A, Harding B, Li M, Santi M. CDKN2A/B Loss Is Associated with Anaplastic Transformation in a Case of NTRK2 Fusion-positive Pilocytic Astrocytoma. Neuropathol Appl Neurobiol. 2019 Feb; 45(2):174-178.
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  20. Luks TL, McKnight TR, Jalbert LE, Williams A, Neill E, Lobo KA, Persson AI, Perry A, Phillips JJ, Molinaro AM, Chang SM, Nelson SJ. Relationship of In Vivo MR Parameters to Histopathological and Molecular Characteristics of Newly Diagnosed, Nonenhancing Lower-Grade Gliomas. Transl Oncol. 2018 Aug; 11(4):941-949.
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