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  • Sumit Shah

    Sumit Shah

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Oncology

    Bio Dr. Sumit Shah specializes in the management of advanced urologic malignancies such as prostate, kidney, bladder, and testicular cancers. He also serves as an investigator on numerous clinical trials, with a focus on novel immunotherapy agents. His academic interests also include digital health technologies and novel healthcare delivery services, both in the domestic and international setting. Dr. Shah graduated with distinction in biomedical engineering from Duke University, received his medical doctorate from Stanford University, and Masters in Public Health from Harvard University. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he stayed on faculty for one year before returning to Stanford for his fellowship training in medical oncology, where he now serves on the faculty.

  • Shagufta Shaheen

    Shagufta Shaheen

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Oncology

    Bio Dr. Shaheen specializes in the gastrointestinal malignancies and she has expertise in treating neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). Following her fellowship in Hematology and Oncology, Dr Shaheen completed an advanced fellowship in Neuroendocrine tumors from Stanford University. The NET advanced fellowship is first of its kind in United State started under the leadership of Dr Pamela Kunz who is the founding Director of the Stanford Neuroendocrine Tumor Program established in 2015. After completing her advanced fellowship, Dr Shaheen joined Stanford Oncology division as Clinical Assistant Professor. Dr Shaheen is involved in further developing the neuroendocrine oncology program at Stanford which serves as a centre of excellence in the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors. Dr Shaheen is actively involved in clinical research and clinical trials. Dr Shaheen is also involved in taking care of patients admitted to the oncology service as well as resident and fellow teaching.

  • Branimir I. Sikic, M. D.

    Branimir I. Sikic, M. D.

    Professor of Medicine (Oncology)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Research Interests: cancer pharmacology, mechanisms of resistance to anticancer drugs, regulation and function of MDR1 and tubulin genes, CD47 as a target for activation of anticancer macrophases, Phase I trials of new drugs, gene expression profiling of cancers

  • Michael Spinner

    Michael Spinner

    Instructor, Medicine - Oncology

    Bio Dr. Spinner received his undergraduate degree in music (classical guitar performance) from Emory University, received his medical degree from Vanderbilt, and completed his internal medicine residency and hematology/oncology fellowship at Stanford. During medical school, Michael participated in the NIH Medical Research Scholars Program, working with Dr. Steven Holland on characterizing a novel immunodeficiency and bone marrow failure disorder resulting from inherited GATA2 mutations (GATA2 deficiency). This work led to a new clinical protocol to better understand the natural history of GATA2 deficiency, a highly cited publication in Blood, and an NIH Merit Award for outstanding clinical research. At Stanford under the mentorship of Drs. Ranjana Advani, Robert Lowsky, and Peter Greenberg, Michael's research has focused on therapeutic clinical trials for patients with blood cancers, including studies of novel immunotherapies, cell therapies, and precision medicine approaches to inform rational drug selection and personalized treatment. Under Dr. Advani?s mentorship, Michael has developed a particular interest and expertise in Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas and the use of novel immunotherapies and precision medicine approaches to treat these disorders. After completing his fellowship training in June 2020, Michael will transition to an Instructor in the Division of Oncology at Stanford, where he will focus on patient care and clinical trials for patients with lymphoma. Outside of medicine, Michael is an avid classical guitarist with a passion for classical music and jazz.

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