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Pediatrics - Neurology/

Houston, Texas

Pediatrics - Neurology and Developmental Neuroscience
Pediatrics - Neurology/
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Davut Pehlivan, M.D.

Davut Pehlivan, M.D.Child Neurology Resident

Contact Information:
Davut Pehlivan, M.D.
6701 Fannin
Clinical Care Center, Suite 1250
Houston, TX 77030
Tel: 832-822-1750
Fax: 832-825-1717


M.D. - University of Istanbul, Istanbul School of Medicine, Turkey
Medical Genetics Residency - University of Istanbul, Istanbul School of Medicine, Turkey
Postdoctoral fellow - Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine

Clinical Interests

My research field is to understand the molecular basis of human genetic disorders especially including Charcot Marie Tooth disease, MeCP2 duplication/triplication syndrome and Cornelia de Lange syndrome, by using array CGH and next generation sequencing techniques.

Career Plans

Academic medicine

Honors and Awards

2010- Best Oral Presentation, Mechanism of Triplication of the MECP2 gene region and Genotype-Phenotype Correlations, 9th National Medical Genetics Conference, Istanbul, Turkey

Selected Publications

Pehlivan D, Hullings M, Carvalho CM, Gonzaga-Jauregui CG, Loy E, Jackson LG, Krantz ID, Deardorff MA, Lupski JR. NIPBL rearrangements in Cornelia de Lange syndrome: evidence for replicative mechanism and genotype-phenotype correlation. Genet Med. 2012 Mar;14(3):313-22.

Carvalho CM, Ramocki MB, Pehlivan D, Franco LM, Gonzaga-Jauregui C, Fang P, McCall A, Pivnick EK, Hines-Dowell S, Seaver LH, Friehling L, Lee S, Smith R, Del Gaudio D, Withers M, Liu P, Cheung SW, Belmont JW, Zoghbi HY, Hastings PJ, Lupski JR. Inverted genomic segments and complex triplication rearrangements are mediated by inverted repeats in the human genome. Nat Genet. 2011 Oct 2;43(11):1074-81.

McLaughlin HM, Sakaguchi R, Liu C, Igarashi T, Pehlivan D, Chu K, Iyer R, Cruz P, Cherukuri PF, Hansen NF, Mullikin JC; NISC Comparative Sequencing Program, Biesecker LG, Wilson TE, Ionasescu V, Nicholson G, SearbyC, Talbot K, Vance JM, Züchner S, Szigeti K, Lupski JR, Hou YM, Green ED, Antonellis A. Compound heterozygosity for loss-of-function lysyl-tRNA synthetase mutations in a patient with peripheral neuropathy. Am J Hum Genet. 2010 Oct 8;87(4):560-6.

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