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Gerald B. Wertheim, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Contact InformationDepartment of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
5199B Main Building
5th Floor
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-970-5918
Fax: 215-590-1736

Email: wertheimg@email.chop.edu

Itmat Expertise

DNA methylation
Acute myeloid leukemia prognosis

Education

BS (Chemistry), Yale University, New Haven CT, 1994
PhD (Cancer Biology), University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2004
MD (Medicine), University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2005

Specialty Certification

American Board of Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 2009
American Board of Pathology, Hematopathology, 2011

Postgraduate Training

Resident in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2005-2009
Fellowship, Hematopathology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2009-2011

Awards and Honors

Phi Beta Kappa, Yale University, 1993
summa cum laude, Yale University, 1994
The Werner Bergmann Award in Chemistry, Yale University, 1994
21st Century/Gamble Scholarship (Full Four-Year Medical School Tuition), University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1995-2005
The Stella Botelho Award in Physiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1996
Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship, 1997
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Fellowship, 2001-2003
Endocrinology Research Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2005
International Society of Laboratory Hematology; One of Top Five Abstracts at Society's International Meeting; Nice, France., 2012

Memberships and Professional Organizations

The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, 2015 - Present
Society of Hematopathology, 2015 - Present
American Society of Hematology, 2015 - Present

Selected Publications

Redundant JAK, SRC and PI3 Kinase Signaling Pathways Regulate Cell Survival in Human Ph-like ALL Cell Lines and Primary Cells

Hurtz C, Tasian SK, Wertheim G, Ruggeri B, Stubbs MC, Perl AE, Carroll M, 59th Annual American Society for Hematology Meeting and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, 2017

Flow cytometry in pediatric hematopoietic malignancies

Li J, Wertheim G, Paessler M, Pillai V, Clinics in Laboratory Medicine 37(): 879-893, 2017

Severe Mucha-Habermann-like Ulceronecrotic Skin Disease in T-cell ALL Responsive to Basiliximab and Stem Cell Transplant

Grenstein LAV, Coughlin CC, Flynn AT, Pillai V, Boos MD, Wertheim GW, Treat JR, Teachey DT, Pediatric Dermatology 34(5): e265-e270, 2017, PMID:28884915

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Therapy related B lymphoblastic leukemia with a novel KMT2A-MAML2 fusion

Paessler M, Pillai V, Lou M, Li M, Wertheim G, 2017 Society of Hematopathology/European Association for Haematopathology, Chicago, IL, 2017

BRAF V600E testing on decalcified FFPE tissue resolves persistent marrow involvement by LCH from residual fibrosis

Bhattacharyya S, Wertheim G, Paessler M, Hogarty M, Pillai V, 2017 Society of Hematopathology/European Association for Haematopathology, Chicago, IL, 2017

Cytosine deaminase APOBEC3A sensitizes leukemia cells to inhibition of the DNA replication checkpoint

Green AM, Budagyan K, Hayer KE, Reed MA, Savani MR, Wertheim GB, Weitzman MD, Cancer Research 77(17): 4579-88, 2017, PMID:28655787

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Confirmation of ETP lymphoma by next-generation sequencing

Wertheim G, Paessler M, Pillai V, Li Marilyn, 2017 Society of Hematopathology/European Association for Haematopathology, Chicago, IL, 2017

2017 Society of Hematopathology/European Association for Haematopathology

Hui Y, Li MM, Tasian SK, Paessler M, Pillai V, Wertheim G, 2017 Society of Hematopathology/European Association for Haematopathology, Chicago, IL, 2017

Molecular testing for a difficult JMML case

Li J, Paessler M, Pillai V, Li M, Luo M, Wertheim G, 2017 Society of Hematopathology/European Association for Haematopathology, Chicago, Il, 2017

NPM1 for MRD? Droplet Like It's Hot!

Wertheim GBW, Bagg A, The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 4(): 498-501, 2017, PMID:28645444

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