Clinical Science Mentors

Our Clinicians Mentors have expertise in several fields of oncology including Medical Imaging, Medical Oncology, Pediatric Oncology, Precision Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Surgical Oncology and Translational Pathology. Precision oncology approaches for cancer prevention and cure can be part of your mentor team.

Amit Algotar, MD, PhD

Amit Algotar, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine | Medical Oncology

Research focus: Identification of risk factors and lifestyle interventions for prostate cancer progression.

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Julie Bauman, MD, MPH

Julie Bauman, MD, MPH
Professor, Medicine | Medical Oncology

Research focus: Design of biomarker-driven, early phase clinical trials to prevent and improve survival in head and neck cancer.

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Shethal Bearelly, MD

Shethal Bearelly, MD
Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology | Surgical Oncology

Research focus: Improving quality of life and functional aspects of head and neck cancer.

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Janet Funk, MD

Janet Funk, MD
Professor, Medicine | Medical Oncology

Research focus: The prevention of breast cancer bone metastasis using adjuvant therapeutics such as turmeric dietary supplements.

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Victor Gonzales, MD

Victor Gonzales, MD
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology | Radiation Oncology

Research focus: Novel techniques for whole breast radiotherapy.

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Andrew Karellas, PhD

Andrew Karellas, PhD
Professor, Medical Imaging | Medical Imaging

Research focus: Quantitative radiographic imaging systems and digital and tomosynthesis imaging for oncology.

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Manny Katsanis, MD

Manny Katsanis, MD
Professor, Pediatrics | Pediatric Oncology

Research focus: Enhancing anti-leukemia activity in hematopoietic cell transplantation and chemo-immuno-therapeutic strategies that promote anti-tumor immne responses.

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Beatrice Knudsen, MD, PhD

Beatrice Knudsen, MD, PhD
Professor, Biomedical Sciences and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars-Sinai | Translational Pathology

Research focus: Prostate cancer treatment, mechanisms that promote tumor metastasis, and development of morphometric biomarkers from tissue sections in pathology slides.

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Lisa Kopp

Lisa Kopp, DO, MPH
Associate Professor, Pediatrics | Pediatric Oncology and Medical Oncology

Research focus: Sarcomas, immunotherapy, and supportive care for adolescents and young adults.

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Andrew Kraft, MD

Andrew Kraft, MD
Director, University of Arizona Cancer Center | Medical Oncology

Research focus: Prostate cancer and drug development.

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Benjamin Lee, MD

Benjamin Lee, MD
Professor, Surgery | Surgical Oncology

Research focus: Advancing new treatments for renal cell carcinoma as well as developing new technologies and techniques for urologi oncology.

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Daruka Mahadevan, MD, PhD

Daruka Mahadevan, MD, PhD
Professor, Medicine | Medical Oncology

Research focus: Discovering novel therapeutic targets and drug design.

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Diego Martin, MD, PhD

Diego Martin, MD, PhD
Professor, Medical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering | Medical Imaging

Research focus: Development of MRI technologies for targeted oncology and translplantation.

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Leigh Neumayer, MD

Leigh Neumayer, MD
Professor, Surgery and Interim Senior Vice President for UA Health Sciences | Surgical Oncology

Research focus: Expertise in breast cancer surgery and research.

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Akinlolu Ojo, MD, PhD, MBA

Akinlolu Ojo, MD, PhD, MBA
Professor, Medicine | Precision Medicine

Research focus: Chronic kidney disease and kidney transplantation research and clinical care with a focus on health disparities.

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Parminder Singh, MD

Parminder Singh, MD
Oncology and Hematology, Mayo Clinic | Medical Oncology

Research focus: Hematology and Oncology

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Dino Stea, MD, PhD

Baldassarre Stea, MD, PhD
Professor, Radiation Oncology | Radiation Oncology

Research focus: Development of novel radiation enhancers and radiosensitizing drugs for primary and secondary brain tumors.

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Hina Arif Tiwari, MD

Hina Arif Tiwari, MD
Assistant Professor, Medical Imaging | Medical Imaging

Research focus: Transforming prostate cancer care: Development of novel non-invasive multi-parametric MRI (mpMRI) and MR-directed Ultrasound-guided (MRdUSg) prostate biopsy techniques for detection of early prostate carcinoma expressing aggressive histological and molecular features.

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Srinivasan Vedantham, PhD

Srinivasan Vedantham, PhD
Professor, Medical Imaging | Medical Imaging

Research focus: Design, development and clinical translation of novel x-ray imaging systems and imaging techniques for oncological and interventional imaging.

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Steve Wang, MD

Steve Wang, MD
Professor, Otolaryngology | Surgical Oncology

Research focus: HPV-related head and neck cancer, transoral robotic surgery, tongue and tonsit cancer, melanoma surgery, and quality of life and functional outcomes after cancer treatment.

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