Gizem Tumer, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Gizem Tumer

Contact Info

MD, Ankara Univesity School of Medicine, Turkey 2006

International Medical Student Clinical Medical Rotations, Fairview University Medical Center, University of Minnesota (Hematology-Oncology, Cardiology, Infectious Disease Services 2005


Awards & Recognition

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, National Research Scholar Award (NRSA)
  • NIH Fellowship Training Scholarship
  • Transfusion Medicine Training Grant (T32), Emory University

Professional Associations

  • Michigan Association of Blood Banks 2014-present
  • American Society of Transplantaion (AST) 2013-present
  • Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS) 2013-present
  • American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) 2012-present
  • American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) 2012-present
  • United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) 2010-present
  • American Pathology for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) 2008-present
  • College of American Pathology (CAP) 2008-present


Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Tumer is an anatomic and clinical pathologist and a member of the Division of Molecular Pathology and Genomics.  She conducts research in the area of transfusion medicine including HLA/histocompatibility and tissue typing.


Roberts T., Tumer G., Gebel, H., and Bray, R.A. Solid-Phase Assays for the Detection of HLA Antibody: Panacea or Pandora?  International Journal of Immunogenetics 2014 Oct;41(5):362-9. doi: 10.1111/iji.12138. Epub 2014 Jul 28. PMID: 25066258


Board Certifications

AP/CP, Transfusion Medicine / Blood Banking, American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics