Serhan Alkan, MD

Vice Chair, Director of Clinical Pathology

Director, Personalized Medicine Diagnostics
Director, Hematopathology
Director, Academic Clinical Pathology
Director, Hematopathology Fellowship

Specialty: Hematopathology


Serhan Alkan, MD, is the Vice Chair, Director of Clinical Pathology in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Director of Personalized Medicine Diagnostics, Director of Hematopathology, Director of the Hematopathology Fellowship program. His current research encompasses hematopathology, including molecular characteristics of leukemia, and personalized medicine such as the prognostic and therapeutic implications of tumor genetic features.  He has published over 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters in these fields.  

Dr. Alkan has been an active educator for medical students, residents and fellows.  While at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Alkan was the recipient of the Pathology “Teacher of the Year” Award in 2000 and 2004.   Additionally, he mentored two housestaff recipients for the best hematopathology paper award by the Society of Hematopathologists at the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology national meeting.

In 1981, Dr. Alkan earned his medical degree from Ege University Medical School in Izmir, Turkey.  He completed an anatomic and clinical pathology residency at George Washington University in Washington, DC and, in 1993, he completed an American Cancer Society clinical oncology fellowship in hematopathology at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor.