Dr. Bora Baysal

Bora E. Baysal


Specializing In:


Special Interests:

Neoplastic hematopathology



Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Associate Professor of Oncology
  • Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo
  • Research Associate Professor


Education and Training:

  • 1997 - PhD (Human Genetics) - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1988 - MD (Doctor of Medicine) - Gulhane Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey


  • 2010 - Anatomic Pathology - Yale-New Haven Hospital/Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


  • 2011 - Hematopathology - Yale-New Haven Hospital/Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Board Certification:

  • 2011 - Hematology/Hematopathology
  • 2011- Anatomic Pathology

Honors & Awards

  • 2019 - Buffalo Innovation Hub Accelerator Award
  • 2000 - Most notable achievements in history of University of Pittsburgh Medical School (Pitt Medical School Fact Book)
  • 1998 - Delta Omega National Honor Society in Public Health, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
  • 1993 - NATO Scholarship, Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council


Full Publications list on PubMed

Recent and Selected Publications

Sharma S, Wang J, Alqassim E, Portwood S, Cortes-Gomez E, Maguire O, Basse P, Wang ES, Segal BH, Baysal BE. Mitochondrial hypoxic stress induces widespread RNA editing by APOBEC3G in natural killer cells. Genome Biology (2019) 20:37

Sharma S, Patnaik SK, Taggart RT, Kannisto ED, Enriquez SM, Gollnick P, and Baysal BE. APOBEC3 cytidine deaminase induces RNA editing in monocytes and macrophages. Nature Communications (2015) 6:6881

Astrom K, Cohen JE, Willett-Brozick JE, Aston CE, Baysal BE. Altitude is a phenotypic modifier in hereditary paraganglioma type 1: evidence for an oxygen-sensing defect. Hum Genet. (2003) 113:228-37. 

Baysal BE, Willett-Brozick JE, Drovdlic CM, Savul SA, Lawrence EC, McLeod DR, Yee H, Ferrell RE, Myers EN, Rubinstein WS. Prevalence of SDHD, SDHB and SDHC germ line mutations in clinic patients with head and neck paragangliomas. J Med Genet (2002) 39:178-83. 

Baysal BE, Ferrell RE, Wilett-Brozick JE, Lawrence EC, Myssiorek D, Bosch A, van der Mey A, Taschner PEM, Rubinstein WS, Myers EN, Richard CW III, Cornelisse CJ, Devilee P, Devlin B. Mutations in SDHD, a mitochondrial complex II gene, in hereditary paraganglioma. Science (2000); 287:848-851.