Current Fellows' Research & Clinical Interests

(Preceptor and Preceptor’s Department or Division)

  • Oyebimpe Adesina, MD (Jason Gotlib, Stan Schrier, Hematology)
    Long term sequelae of Sickle Cell disorder and mitigating factors in affected adults
  • Anosheh Afghahi, MD (Melinda Telli, Oncology)
    DNA repair targeted strategies in triple-negative and hereditary breast cancer
  • Alexey Aleshin, MD, MBA
    Clinical fellow with July 2015 start; will begin research in January 2017
  • Jennifer Caswell-Jin, MD
    Clinical fellow; will begin research in July 2015
  • Mark P. Chao, MD, PhD (Irving Weissman, Pathology; Ravi Majeti, Hematology)
    Modeling hematologic malignancies through induced pluripotent stem cells
  • Viola Chen, MD
    Clinical fellow with July 2015 start; will begin research in January 2017
  • Jody Chuang, MD, PhD (Joel Neal, Heather Wakelee, Oncology)
    Clinical trials and other studies in thoracic oncology
  • Brian Dietrich, MD
    Clinical fellow with July 2015 start; will begin research in January 2017
  • Matthew Frank, MD, PhD (Ronald Levy, Oncology)
    Novel treatment strategies in lymphoma
  • Joshua Gruber, MD, PhD (James Ford, Oncology and Michael Snyder, Genetics)
    Measuring somatic mutation rate in patients at high risk for malignancy
  • Robert W. Hsieh, MD, PhD (Michael Clarke, Oncology)
    RNAi screening in primary human breast cancer cells to identify regulators of oncogenic growth
  • David Iberri, MD
    Clinical fellow; Hematology Clinic and Med 9
  • Tyler P. Johnson, MD, PhD
    Clinical fellow
  • Adel Kardosh, MD, PhD
    Clinical fellow; will begin research in January 2016
  • Gregory Kaufman, MD
    Clinical fellow with July 2015 start; will begin research in January 2017
  • David Matthew Kurtz, MD (Ash Alizadeh, Oncology; Sanjiv Gambhir, Radiology)
    ARTS (Advanced Residency Training Program) Bioengineering PhD Program - Monitoring therapeutic responses in lymphoma
  • Ryan Lynch, MD
    Clinical fellow; will begin research in January 2016
  • Michael Mancuso, MD, PhD
    Clinical fellow with July 2015 start; will begin research in January 2017
  • Siddhartha Mitra, MD, PhD (Michael Snyder, Genetics)
    Understanding the evolution of cancer in response to treatment through integrated longitudinal Omics
  • Rupa Narayan, MD (Bruno Medeiros, Hematology; Ronald Levy, Oncology)
    Analysis of Immunological Responses in Acute Leukemia 
  • Wendy Pang, MD, PhD (Irving Weissman, Pathology & Stem Cell Biology; Judith Shizuru, BMT)
    Clinical fellow; will begin research in October 2015
    Targeting blood-forming stem cells in myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Mary-Elizabeth Muchmore Percival, MD (Bruno Medeiros, Hematology)
    Improving outcomes in acute myeloid leukemia through clinical trials using novel molecularly targeted agents
  • Ameen A. Salahudeen, MD, PhD (Calvin Kuo, Hematology)
    Modeling aerodigestive malignancies through primary organoid culture
  • Sumit  A. Shah, MD, MPH
    Clinical fellow; will begin research in January 2016
  • Tanaya Shree, MD, PhD
    Clinical fellow; will begin research in March 2016
  • Loretta S. Sullivan-Chang, MD (Dimitri Colevas, Oncology)
    Molecular, epidemiological, clinical trials, and health services studies regarding the role of human papillomavirus in head and neck malignancies
  • Brian Sworder, MD, PhD
    Clinical fellow with July 2015 start; will begin research in January 2017
  • Tian Yi Zhang, MD, PhD
    Clinical fellow; will begin research in January 2016
  • Jeffrey Zweig, MD
    Clinical fellow with July 2015 start; will begin research in January 2017

Instructors' Research & Clinical Interests

  • Michael Khodadoust, MD, PhD (Ronald Levy, Ash Alizadeh, Oncology)
    Anti-tumor immune responses in lymphoma
  • Sujata Narayanan, MD (Sandy Srinivas, Oncology)
    Early phase clinical trials, prostate cancer genomics and clinical trials in advanced bladder cancer
  • Sukhmani Padda, MD (Heather Wakelee, Oncology)
    Early phase trials in thoracic oncology and immunotherapy
  • Manali Patel, MD (Oncology)
    GI Oncology research
  • Yu Wong, MD, PhD (Mark Davis, Microbiology and Immunology)
    Design of novel approach to measure T cell repertoire. Translational research in breast cancer