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Ash A. Alizadeh, MD/PhD

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology)

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center 875 Blake Wilbur Dr MC 5820 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 498-6000 Fax (650) 724-5203
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Alternate Contact
    Carla Edwards Administrative Assistant Tel Work 650.723.5290
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Cancer> Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma
  • B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia
  • Burkitt Lymphoma
  • Follicular Lymphoma
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Administrative Appointments

  • Steering Committee Member & Mentor, Stanford Computational & Systems Immunology (2012 - present)
  • Admissions Panel, Stanford Medical School (2012 - present)
  • Admissions Panel, Medical Scientist Training Program, Stanford University (2011 - present)
  • Chair, Seminar Committee, Stanford Immunology Program (2011 - present)

Honors and Awards

  • American Society of Hematology Scholar Award, Stanford University (2015-2017)
  • Celgene Young Investigator Award, Stanford University (2014-2015)
  • V-Foundation Scholar Award, Stanford University (2014-2016)
  • Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Clinical Investigator Award, Stanford University (2014-2017)
  • Cancer Innovation Award, Stanford Hospital & Clinics (2012-2013)
  • Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award, Stanford University (2011)
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Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Vice Chair, Committee on Epigenetics and Genomics, American Society of Hematology (2014 - present)
  • Mentor, Lymphoma Clinical Research Mentoring Program, Lymphoma Research Foundation (2013 - present)
  • Leader, Scientific Program Committee on Lymphoma, Myeloma, Plasma Cell Disorders, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2011 - 2014)

Professional Education

Board Certification: Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2009)
Board Certification: Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2009)
Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (2009)
Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine - Stem Cell Institute Dr Weissman's Laboratory CA (2006)
Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine - Stem Cell Institute Dr Weissman's Laboratory CA (2005)
Medical Education: Stanford university School of Medicine CA (2003)
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Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

My group's research is focused on attaining a better understanding of the initiation, maintenance, and progression of tumors, and their response to current therapies toward improving future treatment strategies.

My group develops and applies genomic biomarkers of tumor cells, whether detected through biopsy of the primary neoplasm, or noninvasively through monitoring of the bodily fluids including blood. We apply such genomic biomarkers for the early detection, diagnosis, and monitoring of diverse tumors including lymphomas and solid tumors.

We are also interested in better molecular understanding of normal tissue stem cells and their malignant tumor-initiating counterparts (cancer stem cells), toward identification of the underlying mechanisms relevant to specific cancers of the hematopoietic system. These tumors include follicular lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, and mantle cell lymphoma.

We have also worked to build prognostic and predictive models for clinical and therapeutic outcomes of diverse human malignancies, through large-scale bioinformatic meta-analysis of human tumor transcriptomes, including deconvolution of complex tumor admixtures including infiltrating leukocytes.

In this effort, we help build and employ tools from functional genomics, computational biology, molecular genetics, and mouse models. We are applying this knowledge toward the design of clinical trials in the treatment of patients with various malignancies, whom I care for directly or indirectly, as a clinician specializing in Medical Oncology and Hematology.


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