Melike Pekmezci

Melike Pekmezci, MD


Specialties: Brain and spinal cord tumors

Dr. Pekmezci specializes in surgical neuropathology, as well as ophthalmic pathology. She is primarily involved in translational research with specific focus on diagnostic and prognostic markers for brain and spinal cord tumors. Dr. Pekmezci is particularly interested in molecular classification and grading schemes of diffuse gliomas.


Education and Training

2004: MD, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine
2005-2007: Resident, Ophthalmology, Gazi University
2008-2009: Research Fellow, Ophthalmology, UCSF
2010-2011: Resident, Pathology, Loyola University Medical Center
2011-2012: Resident, Pathology, UCSF
2012-2014: Clinical Fellow, Neuropathology, UCSF
2014-2015: Clinical Fellow, Surgical Pathology, UCSF
2015-2016: Clinical Fellow, Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology, UCSF

Academic Positions

2016-Present: Assistant Professor, Clinical Pathology, UCSF
2016-Present: Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, UCSF

Selected Awards

2004: Salutatorian, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine