Gerald B. Wertheim, MD, PhD

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Gerald B. Wertheim, MD, PhD, is a Pathologist with the Hematopathology Laboratory at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD, PhD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Hematopathology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

American Board of Pathology, Hematopathology
American Board of Pathology/Anatomic Pathology

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Chemistry - Yale University, New Haven, CT

Titles and Academic Titles

Pathologist

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2014

Choi, SM, Papenhausen P, Wertheim G, and King RL: Near-haploid B lymphoblastic leukemia with an apparent hyperdiploid karyotype: the critical role of SNP analysis in establishing proper diagnosis. Journal Of Hematopathology 2014.

Gerhardt DM, Pajcini KV, D'altri T, Tu L, Jain R, Xu L, Chen M, Rentschler S, Shestova O, Wertheim GB, Tobias J, Kluk M, Wood AW, Aster JC, Gimotty PA, Epstein JA, Speck N, Bigas A, Pear WS : The Notch1 transcriptional activation domain is required for development and reveals a novel role for Notch1 signaling in fetal hematopoietic stem cells. Genes and Development 2014.

Luskin M*, Wertheim G*, Morrissette J, Daber R, Biegel J, Wilmoth D, Kersun L, King R, Paessler M, Simon C, Aplenc R and Loren A*. Authors contributed equally: CLL/SLL diagnosed in an adolescent. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 2014.

O'Brien S, Rajan MT, Wertheim G, Wells A: Ikaros imposes a barrier to CD8+ T cell differentiation by restricting autocrine IL-2 production. Journal of Immunology 2014.

Raess, PW, van de Geijn GJM, Njo TL, Klop B, Sukhachev D, Wertheim G, McAleer T, Master SR, Bagg A.: Automated screening for myelodysplastic syndromes through analysis of complete blood count and cell population data parameters. American Journal of Hematology 2014.

Wertheim, GBW, Smith, C, Figueroa, ME, Kalos, M, Bagg, A, Carroll M, and Master, SR: Microsphere-based Multiplex Analysis of DNA Methylation in Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Journal of Mol. Diagnostics 2014.

2012

Wertheim Gerald BW, Daber R, Bagg A: Molecular Diagnostics of Acute Myeloid Leukemia: It's a (Next) Generational Thing. The Journal of molecular diagnostics : JMD Nov 2012.

Wertheim GBW, Hexner E, Bagg A: Molecular-Based Classification of Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Its Role in Directing Rational Therapy: Personalized Medicine for Profoundly Promiscuous Proliferations. Molecular diagnosis & therapy Nov 2012.

Abstracts

2013

King RL, Paessler ME, Wertheim GB: AML with monosomy 7 and features of transformed JMML. 11th Annual International Workshop on Bone Marrow Pathology. Munich, Germany. September 2013.

King RL, Wertheim GB, Paessler ME: Pure red cell aplasia with progression to hypocellular MDS in a child. 11th Annual International Workshop on Bone Marrow Pathology. Munich, Germany. September 2013.

King RL, Wertheim GB, Paessler ME: Pure red cell aplasia with progression to hypocellular MDS in a child. 11th Annual International Workshop on Bone Marrow Pathology. Munich, Germany. September 2013.

King RL, Paessler MP, Wertheim GB: Incidental EBV-Positivity in Pediatric Post-Transplant Patients and Tonsillectomy Specimens Demonstrates the Need for Stringent Criteria for Diagnosing PTLD. Society for Pediatric Pathology Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. 2013.

King RL, Wertheim GB, Papenhausen P, Choi SM: Near-haploid B lymphoblastic leukemia with an apparent hyperdiploid karyotype. Society for Hematopathology Workshop, Houston, TX. 2013.

King RL, Wertheim GB, Papenhausen P, Choi SM: T lymphoblastic leukemia with t(5;14)(q35;q32) with lineage switch to acute myeloid leukemia. Society for Hematopathology Workshop, Houston, TX. 2013.

2012

Frank, R, Wertheim, G, Kamoun, M, and Lal, P: Cardiac Allograft Outcomes: A Retrospective Study Correlating DSA, Endomyocardial Biopsy and Immunofluorescence. USCAP Annual Meeting 2012.

Wertehim, G: Immunoglobulin Light Chain Detection in FFPE Tissue Atlantic Regional Hematopatholgy Meeting, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA 2012.

Wertehim, G: A Novel Assay of DNA Methylation for Classification of Acute Myeloid Leukemia" International Society of Laboratory Hematology Annual Meeting, Nice, France 2012.

Books

Chapters

Wertheim GB, Bagg A: Minimal residual disease testing to predict relapse following transplant for AML and high-grade myelodysplastic syndromes. Expert review of molecular diagnostics 11(4): 361-6, May 2011.

Awards and Honors

2012, International Society of Laboratory Hematology; One Top Five Abstracts at Society's International Meeting;
Nice, France.
2005, Endocrinology Research Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
1996, The Stella Botelho Award in Physiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
1995-2005, 21st Century/Gamble Scholarship (Full Four-Year Medical School Tuition), University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine
1994, The Werner Bergmann Award in Chemistry, Yale University
1993, Phi Beta Kappa, Yale University

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

2011-present, Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, Ad Hoc Reviewer
2011-present, Cancer Genetics, Ad Hoc Reviewer

Academic and institutional committees

2013-present, Hematopathology Faculty Search Committee, Member
2013-present, Pediatric Hematopathology Faculty Search Committee, Member
2013-present, Hematopathology Director Search Committee, Member