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Anton Rets

Anton Rets, MD, PhD

Languages spoken: English, Russian
  • Dr. Rets is an assistant professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He received his MD and PhD at Perm State Academy of Medicine in Russia. He served as an anatomical and clinical pathology resident at State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn and a hematopathology fellow at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Rets is board certified in hematopathology, anatomic pathology, and clinical pathology. He is also a member of several professional societies, including the College of American Pathologists and the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Dr. Rets’ professional interests include red blood cell disorders, non-neoplastic hematology, and myeloproliferative neoplasms.

    Specialties

    Board Certification

    American Board of Pathology (Anatomic & Clinical)
    American Board of Pathology (Sub: Hematopathology)
  • Dr. Rets is an assistant professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He received his MD and PhD at Perm State Academy of Medicine in Russia. He served as an anatomical and clinical pathology resident at State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn and a hematopathology fellow at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Rets is board certified in hematopathology, anatomic pathology, and clinical pathology. He is also a member of several professional societies, including the College of American Pathologists and the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Dr. Rets’ professional interests include red blood cell disorders, non-neoplastic hematology, and myeloproliferative neoplasms.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Pathology -Primary
    Board Certification
    American Board of Pathology (Anatomic & Clinical)
    American Board of Pathology (Sub: Hematopathology)

    Education history

    Fellowship Hematopathology - University of Utah School of Medicine Fellow
    Pathology - State University of New York Downstate Health Science Center at Brooklyn Chief Resident
    Residency Anatomical/Clinical Pathology - State University of New York Downstate Health Science Center at Brooklyn Resident
    Pathology - Perm State Medical Academy/St. Petersburg Academy of Postgraduate Medical Education, Ph.D.
    Residency Pathology - Perm State Medical Academy Resident
    Medicine - Perm State Medical Academy M.D.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Rets AV, George TI (2024). How I diagnose systemic mastocytosis. Am J Clin Pathol. (Read full article)
    2. Agarwal AM, McMurty V, Clayton AL, Bolia A, Reading NS, Mani C, Patel JL, Rets A (2023). Clinical utility of targeted next-generation sequencing panel in routine diagnosis of hereditary hemolytic anemia: A national reference laboratory experience. Eur J Haematol, 110(6), 688-695. (Read full article)
    3. Liew M, Rowe L, Moore K, Aston E, OBrien K, Longhurst M, Kenney J, Priest M, Zhou W, Wilcock D, Rets A, Miles R (2023). Validation of MYC and BCL6 rapid break apart digital fluorescence in situ hybridization assays for clinical use. Int J Clin Exp Pathol, 16(4), 76-85. (Read full article)
    4. Ramia de Cap M, Wu LP, Hirt C, Pihan GA, Patel SS, Tam W, Bueso-Ramos CE, Kanagal-Shamanna R, Raess PW, Siddon A, Narayanan D, Morgan EA, Pinkus GS, Mason EF, Hsi ED, Rogers HJ, Toth L, Foucar K, Hurwitz SN, Bagg A, Rets A, George TI, Orazi A, Arber DA, Hasserjian RP, Weinberg OK, Bone Marrow Pathology Group (2023). Myeloid sarcoma with NPM1 mutation may be clinically and genetically distinct from AML with NPM1 mutation: a study from the Bone Marrow Pathology Group. Leuk Lymphoma, 1-9. (Read full article)
    5. Al-Ghamdi YA, Lake J, Bagg A, Thakral B, Wang SA, Bueso-Ramos C, Masarova L, Verstovsek S, Rogers HJ, Hsi ED, Gralewski JH, Chabot-Richards D, George TI, Rets A, Hasserjian RP, Weinberg OK, Parilla M, Arber DA, Padilla O, Orazi A, Tam W (2023). Triple-Negative Primary Myelofibrosis: A Bone Marrow Pathology Group Study. Mod Pathol, 36(3), 100016. (Read full article)
    6. Maccio U, Rets AV (2022). Lymphoid aggregates in bone marrow: a diagnostic pitfall. J Clin Pathol, 75(12), 807-814. (Read full article)
    7. Agarwal AM, Rets A (2021). Laboratory approach to investigation of anemia in pregnancy. Int J Lab Hematol, 43 Suppl 1, 65-70. (Read full article)
    8. Rets AV, Reading NS, Agarwal AM (2020). δ-Globin Chain Variants Associated with Decreased Hb A2 Levels: A National Reference Laboratory Experience. Hemoglobin, 44(6), 438-441. (Read full article)
    9. Agarwal AM, Rets A (2020). Laboratory approach to investigation of anemia with a focus on pyruvate kinase deficiency. Int J Lab Hematol, 42 Suppl 1, 107-112. (Read full article)
    10. Rets A, Clayton AL, Christensen RD, Agarwal AM (2019). Molecular diagnostic update in hereditary hemolytic anemia and neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. Int J Lab Hematol, 41 Suppl 1, 95-101. (Read full article)
    11. Toydemir RM, Rets AV, Hussong JW, Atanackovic D, Salama M (2018). Immunophenotypic and cytogenetic evolution patterns of the neoplastic plasma cells in multiple myeloma relapsed after stem cell transplant. J Hematop, 11(3), 75-78.
    12. Gangaraju R, Rets A, Smock KJ, Heikal NM (2017). Rare complication of treated immune thrombocytopenia. Am J Hematol, 92(11), 1262-1266. (Read full article)
    13. Harper A, Lu C, Sun Y, Garcia R, Rets A, Alexis H, Saad H, Eid I, Harris L, Marshall B, Tafani E, Pincus MR (2015). Reproducibility of Serum Potassium Values in Serum From Blood Samples Stored for Increasing Times Prior to Centrifugation and Analysis. J Clin Lab Anal, 30(3), 244-7. (Read full article)
    14. Rets AV, Gottesman SR (2014). Nodular Lymphocyte Predominant Hodgkin Lymphoma versus T-Cell/Histiocyte-Rich Large B-Cell Lymphoma: A Diagnostic Challenge. Case Rep Pathol, 2014, 956217. (Read full article)
    15. Rets A, Gupta R, Haseeb MA (2013). Determinants of reactivation of inapparent Strongyloides stercoralis infection in patients hospitalized for unrelated admitting diagnosis. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol, 25(11), 1279-85. (Read full article)
    16. Qin J, Wang H, Rets A, Harari S, Alexis H, Eid I, Pincus MR (2012). Stability of BUN and creatinine determinations on the Siemens Advia 1800 analyzer. J Clin Lab Anal, 27(6), 435-7. (Read full article)
    17. Friend GG, Kruchkov AN, Rets AV (2004). Comparative Characteristic of Axillary Lymph Nodes in Breast Carcinoma Patients with and without Radiotherapy. (3), 56-8.
    18. Patrikeev IA, Kruchkov AN, Friend GG, Yurlov RA, Rets AV (2004). Usage of wavelet filtration for assessment of nuclear pleomorphism in invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast. 8(4), 91-6.

    Review

    1. Maccio U, Gianolio A, Rets AV (2023). Granulomas in bone marrow biopsies: clinicopathological significance and new perspectives. [Review]. J Clin Pathol. (Read full article)
    2. Agarwal AM, Rets AV (2023). Molecular diagnosis of hereditary hemolytic anemias: Recent updates. [Review]. Int J Lab Hematol, 45 Suppl 2, 79-86. (Read full article)

    Book Chapter

    1. Archana M Agarwal and Anton Rets (). Disorders of hemoglobin synthesis, thalassemias and structural hemoglobinopathies. In Maria A. Proytcheva (Ed.), Diagnostic Pediatric Hematopathology. Cambridge University Press.
    2. Rets AV, Agarwal AM (2024). Chapter 8: Using Targeted Genetic Panels to Find the Causes of Neonatal hemolytic anemia. In Robin Ohls, Akhil Maheshwari and Robert Christensen (Eds.), Neonatology Questions and Controversies: Hematology and Transfusion Medicine (4th, pp. 91-102). Elsevier.
    3. Rets A (2008). Death. Necrosis. Apoptosis. Degeneration. In General Pathology Manual. Perm, Russia: Perm State Medical Academy.
    4. Friend GG, Kruchkov AN, Rets AV (2004). Morphological Diagnostics of Radiogenic Changes in Lymph Nodes Manual. Perm, Russia: Perm State Medical Academy.

    Case Report

    1. Simpson SJ, Lim MY, George TI, Rets A (2021). 36-year-old male with X-linked congenital sideroblastic anemia presenting as chronic microcytic anemia with iron overload. Int J Lab Hematol, 44, 69-71. (Read full article)
    2. Rets AV, Eid I, Lutwick L, Pincus MR (2012). Parotid gland abscess caused by Haemophilus paraphrophilus: a case report. Ann Clin Lab Sci, 42(4), 422-3. (Read full article)

    Letter

    1. Osman AEG, Rets A, Patel AB (2024). KRAS mutations, autoimmunity and female sex in chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. [Letter to the editor]. Leuk Res, 138, 107466. (Read full article)
    2. Meznarich JA, Rets A, Agarwal AM, Christensen RD, Reading NS, Kuypers FA, Prchal JT (2021). Novel, de novo, beta-globin variant with decreased oxygen affinity (HBB:c.317T>A, "Hemoglobin St. George") in a healthy child with low oxygen saturations and anemia. [Letter to the editor]. Am J Hematol, 96(12), E448-E450. (Read full article)

    Abstract

    1. George TI, Karner KH, Moser, KI, Rets A, Reiter A, Radia DH, Deininger M, Lin HM, Dimitrijevi S, Cossetti C, DeAngelo DJ (). Responses to Avapritinib in patients with advanced systemic mastocytosis: histopathologic analyses from Explorer and Pathfinder clinical studies. [Abstract]. (Epub ahead of print)
    2. Stivers N, Rets AV (2020). Case of T-cell large granular lymphocytic leukemia with clonal drift and immunophenotype normalization. [Abstract]. 144(9s1), e65.
    3. Mohlman J, Rets AV (2019). Fibrin-Associated Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Occurring as a Pararenal Pseudocyst [Abstract]. 152(S1), S105.
    4. McMurtry V, Rets AV (2019). Comparison of MYC Break-Apart and IGH/MYC Dual-Fusion Probe Sensitivity for Detection of MYC Rearrangements in Large B-Cell Lymphomas [Abstract]. 143(9), e68.
    5. Rets AV, Toydemir RM, Hussong JW, Salama ME (2016). Immunophenotypic and cytogenetic evolution pattern of the neoplastic cells in relapsed multiple myeloma after stem cell transplant [Abstract]. 29(S2).
    6. Tripp SR, Rets AV, Tsewang T, Salama ME (2016). Immunohistochemical detection of Calreticulin mutations in bone marrow biopsy samples from patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms. [Abstract].
    7. Rets AV, Yaoping Z, Gottesman RS (2015). Monotypic B-Cell Population and Chromosomal Aberration in Histologically Benign Lymph Node [Abstract]. 139(10), e53.
    8. Rets AV, Verma V, Gottesman SR (2014). Aggressive marginal zone lymphoma [Abstract]. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 139(9), e2-e183.
    9. Rets AV, Gupta R, Rao S (2013). Rare Variant Translocation in a Pediatric Case of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia [Abstract]. Arch Pathol La b Med, 137(10), 1363.
    10. Kruchkov AN, Rets AV (2004). Mast Cells in Regional Lymph Nodes in Radiation-treated Breast Carcinoma [Abstract]. Organization of Pathology Service, Diagnostics and Expertise, (6), 195-200.
    11. Friend GG, Kruchkov AN, Rets AV (2004). Morphologic Characteristic of Axillary Lymph Node Sinuses in Radiation-treated Breast Carcinoma [Abstract]. Organization of Pathology Service, Diagnostics and Expertise, Magnitogorsk, (6), 236-241.
    12. Rets AV (2003). Radiogenic Changes in the Axillary Lymph Nodes Capsule in Breast Carcinoma [Abstract]. New Directions and Developments in Oncomorphology, (30), 51-53.
    13. Kruchkov AN, Rets AV (2003). Quantitative Patterns in Tumor Cell Apoptosis in Different Histological Variants of Breast Carcinoma [Abstract]. New Directions and Developments in Oncomorphology, (30), 25-26.
    14. Anisimov GV, Kruchkov AN, Rets AV (2003). Mucoid degeneration of stroma in patients with breast carcinoma. [Abstract]. New Directions and Developments in Oncomorphology, (30), 27-28.
    15. Friend GG, Kruchkov AN, Patrikeev IA, Rets AV, Urlov RA (2003). Methods of Tumor Cell Nuclear Polymorphism Computer-based Evaluation [Abstract]. New Directions and Developments in Oncomorphology, (30), 40-42.
    16. Rets AV (2002). Radiogenic Apoptosis of Breast Carcinoma Cells in Primary Tumor and Regional Metastases [Abstract]. Actual Problems of Theoretical, Experimental and Clinical Medicine, (36), 129-30.

    Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

    1. Leo Lin, David Ng, Tracy George, Anton Rets (). Middle-aged Patient with a History of Acute Myeloid Leukemia [Web]. International Society for Laboratory Hematology: E-learning interactive case studies.
    2. Nicole Stivers, Anton Rets (). Middle-aged patient with treated chromic myeloid leukemia and recent pancytopenia [Web]. International Society for Laboratory Hematology: E-learning interactive case studies.
    3. N Leonard (2021). Soft Tissue Sarcoma for ARUP Consult [Web]. ARUP Consult.
    4. Rets AV (2020). 32-year old man with chronic microcytic anemia/ Hb Constant Spring and Hb H disease [Web]. International Society for Laboratory Hematology: E-learning interactive case studies: International Society for Laboratory Hematology.
    5. Jeffrey Mohlman and Anton Rets (2020). BCR-ABL1-like (Ph-like) B-Lymphoblastic Leukemia/Lymphoma in 39-year-old Patient with Acute Abdominal Pain [J Digit Imaging]. International Society for Laboratory Hematology: E-learning interactive case studies.
    6. Rets AV (2019). 32-year-old man with chronic microcytic anemia [J Digit Imaging]. International Society for Laboratory Hematology: E-learning interactive case studies.

    Patent

    1. Kruchkov AN, Friend GG, Rets AV (2005). Method of computerized evaluation of nuclear pleomorphism of tumor cells. Intellectual product patent by Federal State Unitarian Institution “Russian Scientific and Technical Information Center”. U.S. Patent No. 73200500011. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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