Oncology In the Department of Medicine

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

Gregory Behbehani, MD, PhD (Garry Nolan, Microbiology and Immunology)
Proteomic analysis of signaling pathways in leukemic blasts

Jennifer Caswell-Jin, MD
Clinical fellow; will begin research in July 2015

Steven Chan, MD, PhD (Ravindra Majeti, Hematology)
Discovery of Synthetic Lethal Interactions with Isocitrate Dehydrogenase (IDH) Mutations in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Mark P. Chao, MD, PhD (Irving Weissman, Pathology; Ravi Majeti, Hematology)
Modeling hematologic malignancies through induced pluripotent stem cells

Jody Chuang, MD, PhD
Clinical fellow; will begin research in January 2015

Daniel Corey, MD (Irving Weissman, Pathology)
Investigation of innate immune tissue recognition systems in hematopoietic stem cell engraftment and rejection

Maryliza El-Masry, MD
Clinical fellow; will begin research in January 2014

Matthew Frank, MD, PhD
Clinical fellow; will begin research in January 2015

Jacqueline Suen Garcia, MD (Bruno Medeiros, Beverly Mitchell, Hematology)
Determining mechanism of cytotoxicity with novel agents in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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; will begin research in July 2015

Tyler P. Johnson, MD, PhD
Clinical fellow; will begin research in January 2015

Adel Kardosh, MD, PhD
Clinical fellow; will begin research in January 2016

Michael Khodadoust, MD, PhD (Ronald Levy, Ash Alizadeh, Oncology)
Anti-tumor immune responses in lymphoma

David Matthew Kurtz, MD (Ash Alizadeh, Oncology; Sanjiv Gambhir, Radiology)
ARTS (Advanced Residency Training Program) Bioengineering PhD Program - Monitoring therapeutic responses in lymphoma

Aaron Logan, MD, PhD (Judy Shizuru, BMT)
Antibody-based conditioning for allo-transplant

Ryan Lynch, MD
Clinical fellow; will begin research in January 2016

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 

David M. Nguyen, MD
Clinical fellow; will begin research in January 2014

Jason Paik, MD, PhD
Clinical fellow; will begin research in January 2015

Wendy Pang, MD, PhD
Clinical fellow; will begin research in October 2015

Mary-Elizabeth Muchmore Percival, MD (Bruno Medeiros, Hematology)
Improving outcomes in acute myeloid leukemia through clinical trials using novel molecularly targeted agents

Elie Richa, MD
Clinical fellow; will begin research in January 2014

Gabriel Rivera, MD (Heather Wakelee & Joel Neal, Oncology): Second Lung Primary Cancers, Biological markers for response in NSCLC with use of nivolumab;
(P. Greenberg, Hematology): Anti-ephrin phase II study in MDS

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

Ameen A. Salahudeen, MD, PhD
Clinical fellow; will begin research in January 2015

Loretta S. Sullivan-Chang, MD
Clinical fellow; will begin research in January 2015

Tian Yi Zhang, MD, PhD
Clinical fellow; will begin research in January 2016

Instructors' Research & Clinical Interests

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

 

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