Serhan Alkan, MD

Professor of Pathology Director of Clinical Laboratories
Vice Chair, Clinical Pathology
Director, Hematopathology
Director, Hematopathology Fellowship

Phone: 310-423-5471


  • Hematopathology

Education and Training

  • Medical school: Ege Medical University, Izmir, Turkey
  • Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Fellowship: Hematopathology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Medical Board Certification

  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Hematopathology

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Study alternate therapies for double hit lymphomas, i.e. inhibition of myc and bcl2
  • Analysis of intracellular signaling molecules that regulate survival of neoplastic cells
  • Described use of proteosome inhibitors as an effective therapy in treatment of multiple myeloma
  • Potential use of Histone deacetylase inhibitors in treatment of leukemias and multiple myeloma

Professional Activities and Awards

  • Teacher of the Year Award, Bestowed by Department of Pathology Residents


  • Samuel Oschin Cancer Center Institute (SOCCI)

Selected Publications

Click here for a list of peer-reviewed publications by Serhan Alkan, MD