I am a Medical Oncologist who specializes in GI Oncology, with a research focus on Cancer Immunotherapy. After finishing my fellowship training at NCI, I joined UVA to lead a Clinical and Translational Research Program in Hepatobiliary Cancer. I recently joined the Center for Immuno-Oncology and GI Oncology to conduct immunotherapy clinical trials in a variety of malignancies, in addition to providing clinical care to patients with GI cancers. I also have an appointment as an Associate Physician in Medical Oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
We are currently investigating combination of immunotherapeutics including immune checkpoint inhibitors and costimulatory molecule agonists in variety of cancers. In addition we are leading the efforts of moving immunotherapy to GI cancers. We are
investigating a novel immunotherapy approach in the treatment of pancreatic and rectal cancer combining chemoradiation with anti-PD-1 before surgical resection.