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Arie Perry, M.D.


Dr. Arie Perry, director of Neuropathology at UCSF Medical Center, specializes in brain tumor pathology and genetics. He also maintains an international consult service for challenging cases involving brain tumor diagnosis. His research focuses on biomarker development for enhanced diagnosis, prognostic accuracy and management of brain tumor patients.

Perry received a medical degree and pathology residency training at the University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas, followed by fellowships in surgical pathology and neuropathology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Neuropathologists, International Society of Neuropathology, U.S. and Canadian Association of Pathology and the Society for Neuro-Oncology. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and has authored various publications, including the textbook, "Practical Surgical Neuropathology." He is a professor of pathology and neurosurgery at UCSF and director of the Neuropathology Fellowship Training Program.

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University of Texas Southwestern Medical School 1990


University of Texas Hospital, Dallas, Pathology 1994


Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., Surgical Pathology, Neuropathology 1998

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Cimino PJ, Gonzalez-Cuyar LF, Perry A, Dahiya S. Lack of BRAF-V600E Mutation in Papillary Tumor of the Pineal Region. Neurosurgery. 2015 Oct; 77(4):621-8.
  2. Soroceanu L, Matlaf L, Khan S, Akhavan A, Singer E, Bezrookove V, Decker S, Ghanny S, Hadaczek P, Bengtsson H, Ohlfest J, Luciani-Torres MG, Harkins L, Perry A, Guo H, Soteropoulos P, Cobbs CS. Cytomegalovirus Immediate-Early Proteins Promote Stemness Properties in Glioblastoma. Cancer Res. 2015 Aug 1; 75(15):3065-76.
  3. Menke JR, Raleigh DR, Gown AM, Thomas S, Perry A, Tihan T. Somatostatin receptor 2a is a more sensitive diagnostic marker of meningioma than epithelial membrane antigen. Acta Neuropathol. 2015 Sep; 130(3):441-3.
  4. Liverman C, Mafra M, Chuang SS, Shivane A, Chakrabarty A, Highley R, Hilton DA, Byrne NP, Wesseling P, Perry A. A clinicopathologic study of 11 rosette-forming meningiomas: a rare and potentially confusing pattern. Acta Neuropathol. 2015 Aug; 130(2):311-3.
  5. Eckel-Passow JE, Lachance DH, Molinaro AM, Walsh KM, Decker PA, Sicotte H, Pekmezci M, Rice T, Kosel ML, Smirnov IV, Sarkar G, Caron AA, Kollmeyer TM, Praska CE, Chada AR, Halder C, Hansen HM, McCoy LS, Bracci PM, Marshall R, Zheng S, Reis GF, Pico AR, O'Neill BP, Buckner JC, Giannini C, Huse JT, Perry A, Tihan T, Berger MS, Chang SM, Prados MD, Wiemels J, Wiencke JK, Wrensch MR, Jenkins RB. Glioma Groups Based on 1p/19q, IDH, and TERT Promoter Mutations in Tumors. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jun 10.
  6. Wesseling P, van den Bent M, Perry A. Oligodendroglioma: pathology, molecular mechanisms and markers. Acta Neuropathol. 2015 Jun; 129(6):809-27.
  7. Reis GF, Pekmezci M, Hansen HM, Rice T, Marshall RE, Molinaro AM, Phillips JJ, Vogel H, Wiencke JK, Wrensch MR, Walsh KM, Perry A. CDKN2A Loss Is Associated With Shortened Overall Survival in Lower-Grade (World Health Organization Grades II-III) Astrocytomas. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2015 May; 74(5):442-52.
  8. Hirbe AC, Dahiya S, Miller CA, Li T, Fulton RS, Zhang X, McDonald S, DeSchryver K, Duncavage EJ, Walrath J, Reilly KM, Abel HJ, Pekmezci M, Perry A, Ley TJ, Gutmann DH. Whole Exome Sequencing Reveals the Order of Genetic Changes during Malignant Transformation and Metastasis in a Single Patient with NF1-plexiform Neurofibroma. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Sep 15; 21(18):4201-11.
  9. Ghoshal N, Perry A, McKeel D, Schmidt RE, Carter D, Norton J, Zou WQ, Xiao X, Puoti G, Notari S, Gambetti P, Morris JC, Cairns NJ. Variably Protease-sensitive Prionopathy in an Apparent Cognitively Normal 93-Year-Old. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2015 Apr-Jun; 29(2):173-6.
  10. Korshunov A, Ryzhova M, Hovestadt V, Bender S, Sturm D, Capper D, Meyer J, Schrimpf D, Kool M, Northcott PA, Zheludkova O, Milde T, Witt O, Kulozik AE, Reifenberger G, Jabado N, Perry A, Lichter P, von Deimling A, Pfister SM, Jones DT. Integrated analysis of pediatric glioblastoma reveals a subset of biologically favorable tumors with associated molecular prognostic markers. Acta Neuropathol. 2015 May; 129(5):669-78.
  11. Rodriguez FJ, Schniederjan MJ, Nicolaides T, Tihan T, Burger PC, Perry A. High rate of concurrent BRAF-KIAA1549 gene fusion and 1p deletion in disseminated oligodendroglioma-like leptomeningeal neoplasms (DOLN). Acta Neuropathol. 2015 Apr; 129(4):609-10.
  12. Okimoto RA, Perry A, Rubenstein JL. 77-year-old woman with a dural-based mass. Brain Pathol. 2015 Jan; 25(1):111-2.
  13. Chavez JA, Din NU, Memon WA, Perry A. Spinal non-melanotic schwannoma with extensive calcifications. Clin Neuropathol. 2015 Jan-Feb; 34(1):47-9.
  14. Pekmezci M, Perry A. Practical molecular pathologic diagnosis of infiltrating gliomas. Surg Pathol Clin. 2015 Mar; 8(1):49-61.
  15. Alexandrescu S, Orengo JP, Toossi S, Perry A, Treseler P, Hess C, Margeta M. CNS intravascular large cell lymphoma in a patient with autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Neuropathology. 2014 Nov 6.
  16. Tanboon J, Pongpaibul A, Chawalparit O, Wasinrat J, Witthiwej T, Perry A. A 53-year-old woman with progressive headaches. Brain Pathol. 2014 Nov; 24(6):679-80.
  17. Hainfellner J, Louis DN, Perry A, Wesseling P. Letter in Response to David N. Louis et?al, International Society of Neuropathology-Haarlem Consensus Guidelines for Nervous System Tumor Classification and Grading, Brain Pathology, doi: 10.1111/bpa.12171. Brain Pathol. 2014 Nov; 24(6):671-2.
  18. Ud Din N, Pekmezci M, Javed G, Horvai AE, Ahmad Z, Faheem M, Navarro AL, López-Terrada D, Perry A. Low-grade small round cell tumor of the cauda equina with EWSR1-WT1 fusion and indolent clinical course. Hum Pathol. 2015 Jan; 46(1):153-8.
  19. Pekmezci M, Perry A. Genetic markers in adult high-grade gliomas. Semin Radiat Oncol. 2014 Oct; 24(4):235-9.
  20. Louis DN, Perry A, Burger P, Ellison DW, Reifenberger G, von Deimling A, Aldape K, Brat D, Collins VP, Eberhart C, Figarella-Branger D, Fuller GN, Giangaspero F, Giannini C, Hawkins C, Kleihues P, Korshunov A, Kros JM, Beatriz Lopes M, Ng HK, Ohgaki H, Paulus W, Pietsch T, Rosenblum M, Rushing E, Soylemezoglu F, Wiestler O, Wesseling P. International Society Of Neuropathology--Haarlem consensus guidelines for nervous system tumor classification and grading. Brain Pathol. 2014 Sep; 24(5):429-35.

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