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Reha M. Toydemir, M.D., Ph.D.

Languages spoken: English, Turkish

Academic Information

Departments: Pediatrics - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Divisions: Pediatric Genetics

Academic Office Information

Board Certification

  • American Board of Medical Genetics (Clinical Cytogenetics)

Dr. Toydemir received his medical degree from the University of Ankara School of Medicine, and completed his Clinical Cytogenetics Fellowship at the University of Utah. He joined Department of Pathology after completing his fellowship in Clinical Cytogenetics. Dr. Toydemir is board-certified in Clinical Cytogenetics through the ACMG.

Dr. Toydemir is currently a medical director for the Cytogenetics and Genomic Microarray at ARUP Laboratories. He reviews a wide spectrum of cytogenetic tests including chromosome, FISH, and genomic microarray analyses, on constitutional, oncological, and prenatal samples.

Dr. Toydemir’s research interests focus on understanding the genetic basis of congenital musculoskeletal abnormalities, especially those affecting the distal joints. He also conducts research on non-syndromic developmental dysplasia of the hip, utilizing classical mapping methods as well as next generation sequencing technology. Another interest of Dr. Toydemir include implementation of advanced genetic technologies in detection and characterization of chromosome aberrations in hematological malignancies.

Education History

Fellowship University of Utah, Department of Pathology
Clinical Cytogenetics
Doctoral Training University of Utah, Department of Human Genetics
Human Genetics
Professional Medical University of Ankara, School of Medicine

Global Impact


Date Role Description Country
01/01/2019 Committee Member Cytogenetics Resource Committee