Dr. Bora Baysal Bora Baysal, MD, PhD

Bora E. Baysal

Anatomic Pathology

Specializing In:


Special Interests:

Neoplastic hematopathology

About Bora E. Baysal


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 PH, Wang ES, Segal BH, Baysal BE. Mitochondrial hypoxic stress induces widespread RNA editing by APOBEC3G in natural killer cells. Genome Biol. 2019 Feb 21;20(1):37. doi: 10.1186/s13059-019-1651-1. PMID: 30791937; PMCID: PMC6383285.
  • Sharma S, Patnaik SK, Taggart RT, Kannisto ED, Enriquez SM, Gollnick P, Baysal BE. APOBEC3A cytidine deaminase induces RNA editing in monocytes and macrophages. Nat Commun. 2015 Apr 21;6:6881. doi: 10.1038/ncomms7881. PMID: 25898173; PMCID: PMC4411297.
  • 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 Aug;113(3):228-37. doi: 10.1007/s00439-003-0969-6. Epub 2003 Jun 17. PMID: 12811540.
  • Baysal BE, Willett-Brozick JE, Lawrence EC, Drovdlic CM, Savul SA, McLeod DR, Yee HA, Brackmann DE, Slattery WH 3rd, Myers EN, Ferrell RE, Rubinstein WS. Prevalence of SDHB, SDHC, and SDHD germline mutations in clinic patients with head and neck paragangliomas. J Med Genet. 2002 Mar;39(3):178-83. doi: 10.1136/jmg.39.3.178. PMID: 11897817; PMCID: PMC1735061.
  • Baysal BE, Ferrell RE, Willett-Brozick JE, Lawrence EC, Myssiorek D, Bosch A, van der Mey A, Taschner PE, Rubinstein WS, Myers EN, Richard CW 3rd, Cornelisse CJ, Devilee P, Devlin B. Mutations in SDHD, a mitochondrial complex II gene, in hereditary paraganglioma. Science. 2000 Feb 4;287(5454):848-51. doi: 10.1126/science.287.5454.848. PMID: 10657297.