Fellows

First Year Fellows

Alsouqi

Aseel Alsouqi, MD

Education: MD – University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Gordon

Brittaney-Belle Gordon, MD

Education: BA – Princeton University
MD – Univeristy of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Residency: New York University, Lagnone

Petroccione

Rosaleen Petroccione, DO

Education: BS – Cornell University
MD – Lake Erie College of Oesteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Rochester

Shaverdashvili

Khvaramze Shaverdashvili, MD, PhD

Education: PhD – Case Western Reserve University SOM
MD – Tbilisi State Medical University
Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Swartz

Andrew Swartz, MD

Education: BS – Clemson University
MD – University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Residency: UPMC

Syed

Masood Pasha Syed, MD

Education: MD – M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India
Residency: Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester

Second Year Fellows

Bhattacharya

Manisha Bhattacharya, MD

Education: BA – Cornell University
MD – Duke University School of Medicine MBA – Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
Residency: Duke University School of Medicine
Research Interest(s): Healthcare delivery systems, global oncology, access and affordability of cancer services, health services research

Franz

Joseph Franz, MD

Education: BS – Pennsylvania State University
MD – George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Research Interest(s): High risk multiple myeloma

Ronan Hsieh, MD

Education: MD – National Taiwan University College of Medicine
Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center        
Research Interest(s): Clinical trials and drug development for head and neck cancer, GI cancer, and lung cancers

Geramita

Emily Geramita, MD, PhD

Education: BA – Wesleyan University
MD – University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
PhD – University of Pittsburgh
Residency: UPMC
Research Interest(s): Late-stage clinical trials and health services research in hematologic malignancies

Mendelson

Lauren Mendelson, DO

Education: BA – University of Pennsylvania
MD – Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – New York
Residency: University of Massachusetts
Research Interest(s): Medical education and curriculum development

Tsagianni

Anastasia Tsagianni, MD

Education: MD – University of Athens School of Health Sciences
Residency: UPMC
Research Interest(s): Integration of palliative care to oncology practice

Third Year Fellows

Steven Borson, MD-Co Chief Fellow

Education: BS – Washington University in St Louis
MD – Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine
Research Interest(s): Optimal management of Oligometastatic Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Research Mentor: Dan Zandberg, MD

Kristine Gade, MD

Education: BS – University of Virginia
MD – University of Virginia, School of Medicine
Residency: University of Virginia, School of Medicine
Research Interest(s): Patient reported outcomes and health care utilization of survivorship clinic patients
Research Mentor: Josie van Londen, MD

Max Jameson Lee, MD, PhD

Education: BS – University of Florida
Post-Bac – National Institute of Health Rocky Mountain Labs (Montana)
PhD – University of Virginia
MD – Medical College of Virginia
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Research Interest(s): Combining targeted and immunotherapy for melanoma: clinical trial design and correlates of response in tumor biopsies
Research Mentor: Jason Luke, MD

Lilit Karapetyan, MD

Education: MD – Yerevan State Medical University
Master – University of Michigan
Residency: Michigan State University/Sparrow Hospital        
Research Interest(s): Biomarkers for Immunotherapy Response; Developmental therapeutics-Immunotherapy; Multiple primary melanoma

Rachel Rosenblum, MD- Co Chief Fellow

Education: BSc – McGill University
MD – Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Research Interest(s): Using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research to Identify Barriers and Facilitators of Early Outpatient Specialty Palliative Care in Patients with Advanced Cancer
Research Mentor: Bob Arnold, MD

Saba Shaikh, MD- Co Chief Fellow

Education: BS – University of Texas at Dallas
MD – Baylor College of Medicine
Residency: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Research Interest(s): A Phase II Trial of Nivolumab plus Axitinib in Patients with anti-PD1 Refractory Advanced Melanoma”
Research Mentor: John Kirkwood, MD and Yana Najjar, MD

 

ABIM Fourth Year Fellows

William Maguire, MD, PhD

Education: BA – Princeton University
MD – Weill Cornell Medical College
PhD – Weill Cornell Medical College
Residency: UPMC
Research Interest(s): Sulforaphane for therapeutic prevention of melanoma
Research Mentor: John Kirkwood, MD

Kevin Quann, MD, PhD

Education: BS – Drexel University
MD – Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
PhD – Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Residency: UPMC
Research Interest(s): Exploring the roles of TCF-1 and Tox in the maintenance of graft-vs-host disease (GVHD)
Research Mentor: Warren Shlomchik, MD

 

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