Dr Gokaslan received his initial medical training at the University of Istanbul Faculty of Medicine in Turkey. He completed his pathology training at the Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, and his surgical pathology and cytopathology fellowships at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. Dr Gokaslan spent one year at the Northwestern University, Chicago before joining the staff at the UT Southwestern. Dr Gokaslan's clinical practice interests include Cardiovascular and Thoracic pathology, Transplant pathology, Autopsy Pathology and Cytopathology.


Medical School
University of Istanbul (1984)
University of Istanbul (1988), Anesthesiology/critical Care
Lenox Hill Hospital (1993), Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
MD Anderson Cancer Center (1994), Cytopathology
MD Anderson Cancer Center (1995), Surgical Pathology

Research Interest

  • Thoracic pathology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Meningothelial-like Nodules of the Lung Show SSTR2a Immunohistochemical Staining.
Richardson TE, Butt YM, Torrealba JR, Gokaslan ST Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med. 2018 Jul 142 7 781-782
Pelvic lymphangioleiomyomatosis diagnosed by FNA of cyst fluid.
Gokaslan ST, Carrick KS Cytopathology 2017 Dec
Pathology and Radiology Correlation of Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias.
Batra K, Butt Y, Gokaslan T, Burguete D, Glazer C, Torrealba JR Hum. Pathol. 2017 Nov
Pathology-Radiology Correlation of Common and Uncommon CT Patterns of Organizing Pneumonia.
Torrealba JR, Fisher S, Kanne JP, Butt YM, Glazer C, Kershaw C, Burguete D, Gokaslan T, Batra K Hum. Pathol. 2017 Nov
The role of 15-lipoxygenase-1 expression and its potential role in the pathogenesis of endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial adenocarcinomas.
Sak ME, Alanbay I, Rodriguez A, Gokaslan T, Borahay M, Shureiqi I, Kilic GS Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2016 37 1 36-40
Somatic alterations in juvenile polyps from BMPR1A and SMAD4 mutation carriers.
Blatter RH, Plasilova M, Wenzel F, Gokaslan ST, Terracciano L, Ashfaq R, Heinimann K Genes Chromosomes Cancer 2015 Sep 54 9 575-82

Honors & Awards

  • Vernie Stembridge, M.D. Resident Teaching Award
    Award given for contribution to resident teaching (2007)
  • Vernie Stembridge, M.D. Resident Teaching Award
    Award given for contribution to resident teaching (2000)
  • M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Fellow Research Award
    Monetary award given to selected fellows for research (1993)