Ajai Chari, MD
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Specialties:Hematology-Oncology, Cancer (Oncology)
Dr Chari is an Associate Professor of Medicine, the Director of Clinical Research in the Multiple Myeloma Program, and the Associate Director of Clinical Research, Mt Sinai Cancer Clinical Trials Office. Clinical Interests: Plasma cell disorders, including multiple myeloma, AL amyloidosis, POEMS syndrome, plasmacytoma, and monoclonal gammopathies of uncertain significance (MGUS). Dr Chari has published extensively on these topics and has been invited to speak regionally, nationally, and also internationally. Research Interests: Dr Chari’s research interests include the development of novel chemotherapy regimens, including phase 1 and 2 studies. He is principal investigator (PI) of several investigator-initiated trials as well as the national and international PI of several industry sponsored studies. As the Director of Clinical Research in the Multiple Myeloma Program, he oversees a program renowned nationally not only for high volume patient accruals but also rigorous quality assurance. The program has played a pivotal role in the approval of each of the 5 most recent drugs to be approved by the FDA for the treatment of multiple myeloma.
- AL Amyloidosis
- Bone Marrow Transplantation
- Bone Marrow Transplantation, Autologous
- Clinical Trials
- Hematologic Malignancies
- Multiple Myeloma
- Plasma Cell Neoplasms
- Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia
MD, UCLA School of Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship, Hematology & Onc., University of California - San Francisco
Health Care Provider of the Year, Leukemia Lymphoma Society
Ewig Teaching Award, Deparatment of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University
New York Metro Super Doctors 2011-2015
Best Junior Faculty Teacher Award, selected by 2008 Internal Medicine residency class, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Chari A, Mazumder A, Jagannath S. Proteasome inhibition and its therapeutic potential in multiple myeloma. Biologics : targets & therapy 2010; 4.
Barley K, Harris JA, Diefenbach C, Jagannath S, Chari A. Misdiagnosis of non-hodgkin lymphoma as multiple myeloma. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2012 Dec; 30(35).
Chari A, Barley K, Jagannath S, Osman K. Safety and efficacy of triplet regimens in newly diagnosed light chain amyloidosis. Clinical lymphoma, myeloma & leukemia 2013 Feb; 13(1).
Biran N, Jagannath S, Chari A. Risk stratification in multiple myeloma, part 1: characterization of high-risk disease. Clinical advances in hematology & oncology : H&O 2013 Aug; 11(8).
Biran N, Jagannath S, Chari A. Risk stratification in multiple myeloma, part 2: the significance of genetic risk factors in the era of currently available therapies. Clinical advances in hematology & oncology : H&O 2013; 11(9).
Biran N, Ely S, Chari A. Controversies in the assessment of minimal residual disease in multiple myeloma: clinical significance of minimal residual disease negativity using highly sensitive techniques. Current hematologic malignancy reports 2014 Dec; 9(4).
Chari A. Novel Targets in Multiple Myeloma. American Journal of Hematology/Oncology 2015 March ; 11(3): 11-16.