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Tara C Gangadhar, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Teaching Attending, Penn Internal Medicine Oncology inpatient rotation for residents, interns and medical students., University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
3400 Civic Center Blvd.
South Pavilion, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-7907
Fax: 215-662-4646
Education:
BA (Anthropology)
Columbia University, 2000.
MD (Internal Medicine)
New York University School of Medicine, 2004.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Internal Medicine, Indiana University Medical Center, 2004-2005.
Resident in Internal Medicine , Indiana University Medical Center, 2005-2007.
Fellow in Hematology/Oncology, The University of Chicago, 2007-2011.
Fellow in Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics, The University of Chicago , 2009-2011.
Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine), 2007.
American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology), 2010.
American Board of Clinical Pharmacology (Clinical Pharmacology), 2011.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Melanoma
Cutaneous malignancies
Gastroinitestinal malignancies

Description of Research Expertise

Melanoma
Immune therpay
Targeted therapy
Phase I trials
Combination therapy
Experimental therapeutics
Pharmacology

Selected Publications

Shannan Batool, Chen Quan, Watters Andrea, Perego Michela, Krepler Clemens, Thombre Rakhee, Li Ling, Rajan Geena, Peterson Scott, Gimotty Phyllis A, Wilson Melissa, Nathanson Katherine L, Gangadhar Tara C, Schuchter Lynn M, Weeraratna Ashani T, Herlyn Meenhard, Vultur Adina: Enhancing the evaluation of PI3K inhibitors through 3D melanoma models. Pigment cell & melanoma research 29(3): 317-28, Feb 2016.

Dizon Don S, Krilov Lada, Cohen Ezra, Gangadhar Tara, Ganz Patricia A, Hensing Thomas A, Hunger Stephen, Krishnamurthi Smitha S, Lassman Andrew B, Markham Merry Jennifer, Mayer Erica, Neuss Michael, Pal Sumanta Kumar, Richardson Lisa C, Schilsky Richard, Schwartz Gary K, Spriggs David R, Villalona-Calero Miguel Angel, Villani Gina, Masters Gregory: Clinical Cancer Advances 2016: Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer From the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 34(9): 987-1011, Feb 2016.

Shah Nirav N, Casella Erica, Capozzi Donna, McGettigan Suzanne, Gangadhar Tara C, Schuchter Lynn, Myers Jennifer S: Improving the Safety of Oral Chemotherapy at an Academic Medical Center. Journal of oncology practice / American Society of Clinical Oncology 12(1): e71-6, Jan 2016.

Sholl Lynette M, Andea Aleodor, Bridge Julia A, Cheng Liang, Davies Michael A, Ehteshami Mani, Gangadhar Tara C, Kamel-Reid Suzanne, Lazar Alexander, Raparia Kirtee, Siroy Alan, Watson Kimberly L: Template for Reporting Results of Biomarker Testing of Specimens From Patients With Melanoma. Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine 140(4): 355-7, Sep 2015.

Ribas Antoni, Puzanov Igor, Dummer Reinhard, Schadendorf Dirk, Hamid Omid, Robert Caroline, Hodi F Stephen, Schachter Jacob, Pavlick Anna C, Lewis Karl D, Cranmer Lee D, Blank Christian U, O'Day Steven J, Ascierto Paolo A, Salama April K S, Margolin Kim A, Loquai Carmen, Eigentler Thomas K, Gangadhar Tara C, Carlino Matteo S, Agarwala Sanjiv S, Moschos Stergios J, Sosman Jeffrey A, Goldinger Simone M, Shapira-Frommer Ronnie, Gonzalez Rene, Kirkwood John M, Wolchok Jedd D, Eggermont Alexander, Li Xiaoyun Nicole, Zhou Wei, Zernhelt Adriane M, Lis Joy, Ebbinghaus Scot, Kang S Peter, Daud Adil: Pembrolizumab versus investigator-choice chemotherapy for ipilimumab-refractory melanoma (KEYNOTE-002): a randomised, controlled, phase 2 trial. The Lancet. Oncology 16(8): 908-18, Aug 2015.

Gangadhar Tara C, Schuchter Lynn M: Broad Applicability of Nivolumab in Melanoma Regardless of BRAF Mutation Status. JAMA oncology 1(4): 427-8, Jul 2015.

Robert Caroline, Schachter Jacob, Long Georgina V, Arance Ana, Grob Jean Jacques, Mortier Laurent, Daud Adil, Carlino Matteo S, McNeil Catriona, Lotem Michal, Larkin James, Lorigan Paul, Neyns Bart, Blank Christian U, Hamid Omid, Mateus Christine, Shapira-Frommer Ronnie, Kosh Michele, Zhou Honghong, Ibrahim Nageatte, Ebbinghaus Scot, Ribas Antoni: Pembrolizumab versus Ipilimumab in Advanced Melanoma. The New England journal of medicine 372(26): 2521-32, Jun 2015.

Twyman-Saint Victor Christina, Rech Andrew J, Maity Amit, Rengan Ramesh, Pauken Kristen E, Stelekati Erietta, Benci Joseph L, Xu Bihui, Dada Hannah, Odorizzi Pamela M, Herati Ramin S, Mansfield Kathleen D, Patsch Dana, Amaravadi Ravi K, Schuchter Lynn M, Ishwaran Hemant, Mick Rosemarie, Pryma Daniel A, Xu Xiaowei, Feldman Michael D, Gangadhar Tara C, Hahn Stephen M, Wherry E John, Vonderheide Robert H, Minn Andy J: Radiation and dual checkpoint blockade activate non-redundant immune mechanisms in cancer. Nature 520(7547): 373-7, Apr 2015.

Wang Tao, Xiao Min, Ge Yingbin, Krepler Clemens, Belser Eric, Lopez-Coral Alfonso, Xu Xiaowei, Zhang Gao, Azuma Rikka, Liu Qin, Liu Rui, Li Ling, Amaravadi Ravi K, Xu Wei, Karakousis Giorgos, Gangadhar Tara C, Schuchter Lynn M, Lieu Melissa, Khare Sanika, Halloran Molly B, Herlyn Meenhard, Kaufman Russel E: BRAF Inhibition Stimulates Melanoma-Associated Macrophages to Drive Tumor Growth. Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research 21(7): 1652-64, Apr 2015.

Chowdhury Imran H, Ojerholm Eric, McMillan Matthew T, Miller Denise, Kolker James D, Kurtz Goldie, Dorsey Jay F, Nagda Suneel N, Geiger Geoffrey A, Brem Steven, O'Rourke Donald M, Zager Eric L, Gangadhar Tara, Schuchter Lynn, Lee John Y K, Alonso-Basanta Michelle: Novel risk scores for survival and intracranial failure in patients treated with radiosurgery alone to melanoma brain metastases. Radiation oncology (London, England) 10(1): 248, 2015.

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