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

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

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

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

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

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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