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Nefize Sertac Kip, MD, PhD, FCAP

Board Certifications

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Molecular Genetic Pathology


Pathology, Molecular Genetics


CBL Path


Dr. Nefize Sertac Kip is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, as well as molecular genetics pathology. She is the Director of ThyroSeq® Laboratories for Sonic Healthcare USA. She currently leads the efforts at Sonic Healthcare USA to build an NGS laboratory, validate the ThyroSeq Assay, expand the team members, and develop software tools required to review the variants seen in thyroid nodules. She attended medical school at the Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine in Turkey before training in clinical biochemistry residency at Sisli Etfal City Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey. Subsequently, she earned a Ph.D. from Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey, and completed a post sophomore fellowship in pathology at the University of Minnesota the following year. She continued her training with a four-year residency in anatomic and clinical pathology, followed by a molecular genetics pathology fellowship, both at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Kip launched her professional career working as a staff biochemist for Beykoz City Hospital in Turkey. After six years, she transitioned into an instructional role at Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey, where she worked as an assistant professor. In 1998, Dr. Kip relocated to the United States to further her indoctrination at Mayo Clinic. Upon completion of her post-doctoral fellowship, she became an Assistant Professor at Mayo Clinic in Clinical and Translational Research, before going back to her medical roots and obtaining her residency and fellowship training in Pathology. She held leadership roles as the Medical Director of Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory for Geisinger Health Systems in Danville, Pennsylvania, and continued to hold several leadership positions throughout her 35-year career, acting as the Medical Director and Laboratory Director in Oncology and Pathology at Sema4 in Branford, CT.

Dr. Kip has published more than 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as a book chapter. She has volunteered for numerous years in the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) in various positions within the organization and has been involved in past and future recommendation articles. She has also presented as an invited panelist and speaker for numerous medical conferences and meetings. Dr. Kip is an active member of the Society for Hematopathology, Turkish American Scholars and Scientists Association, Pennsylvania Association of Pathologists, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, American Association of Clinical Pathology, Association for Molecular Pathology, and the College of American Pathologists.