Sreenivasa R. Chandana, MD, PhD

Clinical Investigator

Clinical Trials Conducted
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Dr. Sreenivasa (Sree) Chandana is a clinical investigator at START Midwest and director of GI/GU medical oncology research at Cancer and Hematology Centers of Western Michigan in Grand Rapids, MI. After graduating from medical school in India, Dr. Chandana completed his Ph.D., in pharmacology from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He was the recipient of the Thomas B. Rumble fellowship during his graduate training. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at McLaren Regional Medical Center/MSU program in Flint, MI, where he also served as chief resident. He completed a combined fellowship training in Hematology/Medical Oncology at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, in East Lansing, MI. During his fellowship, he was selected for the prestigious AACR molecular biology award in clinical oncology workshop. He was also involved in pre-clinical research for pancreatic cancer.

After graduation he practiced hematology and medical oncology and was involved in resident teaching and clinical research in Kalamazoo, MI. He was awarded the NCI silver award for clinical trial enrollment. He also received best teaching faculty award from Western Michigan University School of Medicine in 2014. Subsequently, he joined Cancer and hematology Centers of Western Michigan and START Midwest in Grand Rapids, MI in 2016. Dr. Sreenivasa specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancers.

His clinical research interests include drug development and clinical pharmacology trials for patients with advanced solid tumors. He has been the clinical investigator for several early and late phase clinical trials involving immunotherapies, targeted therapies, chemotherapy, antibody-drug conjugates, drug-drug interactions, and pharmacogenomics. He is currently an assistant professor at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Lansing, MI and also at Western Michigan University, in Kalamazoo, MI. He has authored several peer-reviewed papers related to hematology and oncology, drug development, and is currently involved in teaching medical residents and students.

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Journal: Journal of Clinical Oncology

Published Date: April 20, 2019