William F Kern, MD

William F. Kern, MD

The University of Oklahoma
Health Sciences Center 
Everett Tower
Room EB406
800 N.E. 13th
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73104

PHONE:  (405)  271-7713

E-MAIL:  William Kern


Associate Director, Pathology Residency Program

Professor of Pathology

Director of Clinical Hematopathology


University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
B.A. - Biology (1975)

S.U.N.Y. Health Sciences
Center at Brooklyn, NY
M.D. (1979)

University of Michigan
Residency - Internal Medicine

University of Arizona
Residency - Anatomic & Clinical Pathology (1991)

University of Arizona
Fellowship - Immunopathology

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Anatomic & Clinical Pathology

Honors & Awards

Aesculapian Award, 2008

Stanton L. Young Master Teacher Award, 2012

Research Interests/Sub-Specialty

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with special interest in:

  • Bone Marrow Pathology
  • Lymph Node Pathology
  • Immunophenotyping of Lymphomas and Leukemias
  • Renal Pathology

Abstract, Platform, and Poster presentations

Harp E, Kern W, Bakshi N, Li S. Primary cutaneous lymphoma with prominent follicular pattern. Poster at the 43rd Annual Meeting of The American Society of Dermatopathology, October 26-29, 2006, Chicago, Illinois.

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  1. Kurkjian C, Patel S, Kamble R, Dunn T, Kern W, Kharfan-Dabaja MA: Acute promyelocytic leukemia and constitutional trisomy 21. Cancer Genet Cytogenet. March 2006;165(2):176-9.

  2. Angelidis P, Kojouri K, Lee J, Kern W, Mulvihill JJ, Li S: Trisomy 1q in a patient with severe aplastic anemia. Cancer Genet Cytogenet. 2006 Aug;169(1):73-5.

  3. Pirumyan G, Kern WF, Bane B: A 54-year-old man with a colonic mass and blood in stool. OUHSC Department of Pathology Website, "Case-of-the-Month," February 2006, 4 January 2007.

  4. Beavers CT, Kern W, Blick KE. Isolated acute thrombocytopenia in a 21-year-old Caucasian male [Case Report] Lab Med, June 2009;40(6):337-339. 

  5. Al-Kali A, Cherry M, Kimmel K, Holter J, Kern W, Gehrs B, Ozer H, Selby G. A case of acute myeloid leukemia initially treated as chronic lymphocytic leukemia: what do we know about t(4;12)(q12;p13)? [Letter to the Editor] Cancer Genet Cytogenet Dec 2010;203(2):348-51.

  6. Holter J, Cherry M, O'Neal C, Kern W, Wagenman B, Kratochvil K, Epstein RB, Selby G. Successful Autologous Stem-Cell Transplantation After 21 Years of Cryopreservation. [Letter to the Editor] Transplantation. Apr 15, 2011;91(7):e54-e55.

  7. Charania RS, Kern WF, Charkrabarty S, Holter J. Successful management of gelatinous transformation of the bone marrow in anorexia nervosa with hematopoietic growth factors. Int J Eat Disord July 2011;44(5):469-472.

  8. Fung KM, Chakrabarty JH, Kern WF, Magharyous H, Gehrs BC, Li S. Case Report: Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma with hemophagocytic syndrome (Asian variant) in a Caucasian patient. Int J Clin Exp Pathol 2012;5(5):448-454. (Online only journal)

  9. Cherry, MA, Srour SA, Kern W: Bone marrow fibrosis reversal after use of hydroxyurea in a patient with myelofibrosis. Community Oncol. [Case Letter] Feb 2013;10(2):58-61. (Journal not currently indexed for MEDLINE)

  10. Adnan MM, Morton J, Hashmi S, Mujeeb SA, Kern W, Cowley BD Jr. Anti-GBM disease in pregnancy: acute renal failure resolved after plasma exchange, hemodialysis, and steroids. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2016 Jan-Mar; 4: 2324709615624232, first published on January 4, 2016; doi: 10.1177/2324709615624232.

Books & book Chapters

  1. Kern WF, Silva FG, Laszik ZG, Bane BL, Nadasdy T, Pitha JV: Atlas of Renal Pathology. WB Saunders, Philadelpha, 1999.

  2. Kern WFPDQ Hematology.  BC Decker, Hamilton, 2002.