Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship Research

The numerous research opportunities available at Mount Sinai are a cornerstone of the Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship Program. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is ranked 18th among medical schools in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding.  NIH-funded programs train postdoctoral fellows in cancer prevention, epidemiology, basic research, and clinical research.

Fellows have 18 months of protected, mentored research time during the latter half of their fellowship. By the end of the first year of fellowship, fellows identify an area of interest and a mentor and are guided through the process of developing a research project.  Our expectation is that fellow research projects will result in presentations at national conferences and publications and will equip fellows to apply for mentored training grants and other funding to allow them to further develop their interests and foster careers as academic leaders and independent investigators.  Fellows are able to choose from a broad range of faculty mentors focusing on a diverse array of research (including basic science, translational, clinical, outcomes, quality improvement, and medical education) within the Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, Tisch Cancer Institute or other institutes within The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. To further guide fellows and their faculty mentors, Fellow Research Guidelines have been developed and Research Advisory Committees formed to outline expectations between mentors and mentees, provide timelines for research plans, progress reports, presentations and publications.  Opportunities for advanced training in clinical research through the Masters in Clinical Research (MSCR) or Masters in Public Health (MPH) through the Graduate School for Biomedical Science at the Icahn School of Medicine are also available.

Laboratory and Translational:

Joshua Brody, MD, PhD (​C​ancer Immunology, ​L​ymphoma)
Rachel Brody, MD, PhD (​M​olecular ​P​athology)
Javier Bravo-Cordero, PhD (Breast Cancer Metastatic)
David Mulholland, PhD (Prostate Cancer)
Samir Parekh, MBBS (B-cell malignancies)
Ramon Parsons, MD, PhD (PTEN driven tumors)
Paz Polak, PhD (Genomics and DNA repair)
Poulikos Poulikakos, PhD (Oncogenic signaling)
Triparna Sen, PhD (Lung Cancer)
Elvin Wagenblast, PhD (Leukemia)
Clinical Research:Deirdre Cohen, MD (GI, Oncology)
Aaron Etra, MD ( GVHD, BMT)
Matthew Galsky, MD, PhD (Phase 1, GU oncology)
Karyn Goodman, MD, MS (GI radiation oncology)
Sundar Jagannath, MBBS (Multiple Myeloma)
Paula Klein, MD (Breast Cancer)
Marina Kremyanskaya, MD, PhD (MPN)
Bobby Liaw, MD (GU Oncology)
John Mascarenhas, MD (Leukemia/Myeloproliferative neoplasms)
Krzysztof Misiukiewicz, MD (Head and Neck oncology)
William Oh, MD (GU oncology)
Keren Osman, MD (Cellular therapy)
Theresa Shao, MD (Breast Cancer)
Lewis Silverman, MD (MDS)
Amy Tiersten, MD (Breast Cancer)

Outcomes, Quality Improvement, and Population Health:

Janice Gabrilove, MD (Medical Education)
Jeffrey Glassberg, MD (Sickle cell disease; Clinical research)
Cardinale Smith, MD, PhD (Geriatrics/Palliative care, Quality improvement)
Emanuela Taioli, MD, PhD (Disparities, Cancer prevention)
Rajwanth Veluswamy, MD (Thoracic oncology)
Juan Wisnivesky, MD, DrPh (Lung Cancer outcomes)

Medical Education:

Janice Gabrilove, MD

An important introduction to the field of Hematology/Medical Oncology is had by attending major national meetings. In this venue, it is possible to learn state of the art of medical care and science, and to gain a sense of the breadth and direction of ongoing research. All fellows are funded to attend one of the major national meetings per year (ASCO, ASH, AACR, San Antonio Breast Conference). 

Fellows are also encouraged to explore additional educational opportunities of importance to their research careers such as ASCO/AASR, ASH and ASTCT clinical investigator training courses.  When possible and appropriate, such activities are supported by the program.

Fellows are encouraged and expected to submit their research to relevant publications.

Fellows’ Publications and Presentations