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Arati Desai, MD, MAS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Attending, Inpatient Oncology Service, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Co-Director, Brain Tumor Program, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Division of Hematology Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
10th Floor, South Pavilion
Office #10-307
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-349-8140
Fax: 215-662-7804
A.B. (English, Certificate in Women's Studies)
Princeton University, 1996.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 2001.
M.A.S. (Advanced Studies in Clinical Research)
University of California, San Francisco, 2006.
Post-Graduate Training
Post-sophomore Fellowship in Pathology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 1998-1999.
Intern in Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital, 2001-2002.
Resident in Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital, 2002-2004.
Clinical Research Fellowship Program, University of California, San Francisco, 2004-2006.
Fellowship in Oncology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 2006-2009.
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2004.
ABIM, Medical Oncology, 2008.
ABIM, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2012.
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Selected Publications

Evans Sydney M, Putt Mary, Yang Xiang-Yang, Lustig Robert A, Martinez-Lage Maria, Williams Dewight, Desai Arati, Wolf Ronald, Brem Steven, Koch Cameron J: Initial evidence that blood-borne microvesicles are biomarkers for recurrence and survival in newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients. Journal of neuro-oncology Jan 2016.

S. Wang, M. Martinez-Lage, Y. Sakai, S. Chawla, S.G. Kim, M. Alonso-Basanta, R.A. Lustig, S. Brem, S. Mohan, R.L. Wolf, A. Desai,and H. Poptani : Differentiating Tumor Progression from Pseudoprogression in Patients with Glioblastomas Using Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Dynamic Susceptibility Contrast MRI American Journal of Neuroradiology 37: 28-36, 2016.

Donald O’Rourke, Arati Desai, Jennifer Morrissette, Maria Martinez-Lage, MacLean Nasrallah, Steven Brem, Eileen Maloney, Angela Shen, SuyashMohan, SumeiWang, GauravVerma, Simon Lacey, Jan Melenhorst, Jean-Marc Navenot, Zhaohui Zheng, Bruce Levine, HidehoOkada, Carl June, and Marcela Maus: PILOT STUDY OF T CELLS REDIRECTED TO EGFRvIII WITH A CHIMERIC ANTIGEN RECEPTOR IN PATIENTS WITH EGFRvIII1 GLIOBLASTOMA. Neuro-Oncology 17(IMCT-15), November 2015.

Matthias Holdhoff, Martin A. Lodge, Asim K. Bag, L. Burt Nabors, Akiva Mintz, Glenn J. Lesser, David A. Mankoff, Arati S. Desai, Frank S. Lieberman, Jeffrey Leal, Joy D. Fisher, Serena Desideri, Xiaobu Ye, Stuart A. Grossman, David Schiff, and Richard L. Wahl: RESULTS OF EXPLORATORY 18F-FLT PET IMAGING IN TEN RECURRENT HIGH-GRADE GLIOMA PATIENTS TREATED WITH THE SELECTIVE T-TYPE CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKER MIBEFRADIL FOLLOWED BY TEMOZOLOMIDE (ABTC TRIAL 1101). Neuro-Oncology 17(NIMG-35), November 2015.

Jianhua Zhao, Shrey Sukhadia, Alan Fox, David Lieberman, Barnett Li, Robert D. Daber, Matthew C. Hiemenz, David B. Roth, Maria Martinez-Large, Arati Desai, Donald M. O’Rourke, Marcela V. Maus, Jennifer JD Morrissette: Development of a NGS-based method for EGFRvIII detection: sequence analysis of the junction AACR Annual Meeting, Abstract 4916 April 2015.

Jianhua Zhao, Shrey Sukhadia, Alan Fox, David Lieberman, Barnett Li, Robert Daber, Matthew Hiemenz, David Roth, Maria Martinez-Large, Arati Desai, Donald O’Rourke, Marcela Maus, Jennifer Morrissette: Assessing Bioavailable RNA in NGS Assay: What We Learned During the Development of EGFRvIII Detection NGS Assay American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Annual Meeting, Abstract 117 March 2015.

Ahn Peter H, Weinstein Gregory, Ojerholm Eric, Lin Alexander, Levin William, Desai Arati: Head and neck cancer with metastatic spread to the breast. The American journal of medicine 128(5): e3, Dec 2014.

Koch Cameron J, Lustig Robert A, Yang Xiang-Yang, Jenkins Walter T, Wolf Ronald L, Martinez-Lage Maria, Desai Arati, Williams Dewight, Evans Sydney M: Microvesicles as a Biomarker for Tumor Progression versus Treatment Effect in Radiation/Temozolomide-Treated Glioblastoma Patients. Translational oncology 7(6): 752-8, Dec 2014.

MacLean P. Nasrallah, Maria Martinez-Lage, Alan Fox, Shrey Sukhadia1, Arati Desai, Donald M. O'Rourke, Steven Brem, David Roth, Jennifer J.D. Morrissette, Robert D. Daber: Validation and utilization of next generation sequencing in the clinical assessment of gliomas. AACR Annual Meeting, Abstract 3428 April 2014.

Bauman J, Langer C, Quon H, Algazy K, Lin A, Desai A, Mutale F, Weiss J: Induction chemotherapy with cetuximab, carboplatin and paclitaxel for the treatment of locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Exp Ther Med 5(4): 1247-1253, April 2013.

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