Pinar Bayrak-Toydemir, MD, PhD, FACMG

University of Utah, ARUP Laboratories
Salt Lake City, Utah

Pinar Bayrak-Toydemir

Dr. Bayrak-Toydemir is a medical director of the Molecular Genetics and Genomics Department at ARUP and a professor (tenure) of clinical pathology at the University of Utah’s School of Medicine. Dr. Bayrak-Toydemir received her MD at the Ankara University School of Medicine, and PhD in human genetics at the Ankara University School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in clinical molecular genetics at the University of Utah, School of Medicine. She is certified with the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics in Laboratory Genetics and Genomics.

Dr. Bayrak-Toydemir has focused her research efforts on understanding the molecular genetic characteristics of inherited vascular diseases. She primarily studies Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) disease. In addition to HHT, her research aims to identify genes that cause various inherited vascular malformations, including capillary malformation-arteriovenous malformation syndrome.

Dr. Bayrak-Toydemir is also interested in application of next generation sequencing to molecular diagnostics and involved developing many practice guidelines. Specifically, she has focused on undiagnosed diseases using exome and genome sequencing and deep sequencing of vascular tissues to identify somatic alterations. She is part of the NIH-undiagnosed disease network.