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Faculty Detail    
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Campus Address NP 2540 Zip 3300
Phone  (205) 996-8400
Other websites UAB Health System Provider Profile

Medical School  Medical College of Baroda, India      MD 
Residency  Providence Hospital - George Washington University, Washington, D.C.      Internal Medicine Residency 
Fellowship  University of Alabama at Birmingham      Hematology/Oncology Fellowship 

ABIM Certified in Oncology   
ABIM Certified in Hematology   

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Medicine  Med - Hematology & Oncology Associate Professor
Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center Associate Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Associate Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Awards: American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award 2014 (Genitourinary) American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Conquer Cancer Foundation - Your Investigator Award 2014 UAB Lymphoma program: UABCCC lymphoma program is comprehensive program involving specialists (medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, Bone marrow transplant, survivorship and integrative medicine) and great nurses. Apart from lymphomas, I also see patients with blood cancers (malignant hematology) and blood related disorders (benign hematology).

Research/Clinical Interest
My research area involves: -Development of newer agents and combination of newer biologic agents in various kinds of lymphomas. I am principal investigator and sub investigator in many Phase I, II or III clinical trials. My passion is to develop biologic therapies with less toxicities and more effectiveness. -Survivorship research which involves well being of all lymphoma patients who have been exposed to chemotherapy, radiation therapy or had bone marrow transplant in past. -Development of blood test to diagnose and monitor lymphoma during and after treatment. This highly sensitive blood test identifies tumor related genes to monitor lymphoma. This test is still in developmental phase but may eliminate need for biopsies in future. Translational: -Lymphomas are biologically diverse tumors. Learning about their genetic make up and protein expression help us understand about their biology and develop new targeted and biological treatments. I collaborate with basic scientists and analyze lymphoma biopsies to understand biologic diversity and develop newer therapies.

Lymphoma, Diffuse large B-cell, Follicular lymphoma, Hodgkin Lymphoma, Mantle Cell Lymphoma, T-Cell Lymphoma, Other B-Cell Lymphomas, Agressive Lymphomas, Any kind of skin lymphomas (Cutaneous T cell/B cell lymphomas)