Gary D. Zeger

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology

Areas of treatment:

Transfusion Medicine
Surgical Pathology
Clinical Pathology
Genetic Medicine


  • Pathology


  • Department of Pathology


  • English

Gary D. Zeger, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology

Practicing location:

  • Keck Hospital of USC

About this doctor:

Dr. Zeger graduated from the New York University School of Medicine.  He then completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where he also served as chief resident. Fellowship training was done at Cedars Sinai in surgical pathology and the New York Blood Center in transfusion medicine. Dr. Zeger was director of the blood bank at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan and assistant medical director of the Los Angeles Red Cross before coming to USC.
Dr. Zeger is currently co-medical director of Clinical Laboratories at Keck Hospital of USC were he also serves as medical director of the Blood Bank. He is founder and medical director of the USC Blood Donor Center and medical director of Response Genetics Inc., a successful biotech company that performs genetic analysis of tumors to determine optimal therapy and better gauge prognosis.


Doctor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, 1978


Veterans Administration Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1978 - 1979
Kings County Hospital Center, Internal Medicine, 1979 - 1980


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Anatomic Pathology, 1982 - 1984
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Clinical Pathology, 1985 - 1987


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Surgical Pathology, 1984 - 1985
New York Blood Center, Blood Bank Directors' Training Program, 1987 - 1968


American Board of Pathology: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
American Board of Pathology: Blood Bank & Transfusion Medicine
National Boards Part III
National Boards Part II
National Boards Part I

Professional society memberships:

California Medical Association 1991 - 1993 (renewed 2001)
American Association of Blood Banks, 1985 - 2008
American Society of Clinical Pathologists 1998 - 2008
American Society for Apheresis 1987 - 1993
American Pathology Foundation 1999 - 2000
American Association of Physicians and Surgeons 1999 - 2003
American Medical Association 1987 - 1992


Letter of Commendation for Outstanding Contributions to the USC-UH Tissue and Transfusion Committee, 2002
Leo P. Rigler Award for "Outstanding Performance as a Housestaff Officer", 1986