Arati Desai, MD, MAS

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Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (Hematology-Oncology)
Attending, Inpatient Oncology Service, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director of the Penn Brain Tumor Center (PBTC) , University of Pennsylvania
Institutional Principal Investigator for the Adult Brain Tumor Consortium (ABTC), 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.
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Selected Publications

Mellinghoff IK, van den Bent MJ, Blumenthal DT, Touat M, Peters KB, Clarke J, Mendez J, Yust-Katz S, Welsh L, Mason WP, Ducray F, Umemura Y, Nabors B, Holdhoff M, Hottinger AF, Arakawa Y, Sepulveda JM, Wick W, Soffietti R, Perry JR, Giglio P, de la Fuente M, Maher EA, Schoenfeld S, Zhao D, Pandya SS, Steelman L, Hassan I, Wen PY, Cloughesy TF; INDIGO Trial Investigators.: Vorasidenib in IDH1- or IDH2-Mutant Low-Grade Glioma. N Engl J Med 389: 589-601, Aug 2023.

de Godoy LL, Mohan S, Wang S, Nasrallah MP, Sakai Y, O'Rourke DM, Bagley S, Desai A, Loevner LA, Poptani H, Chawla S.: Validation of multiparametric MRI based prediction model in identification of pseudoprogression in glioblastomas. J Transl Med 21: 287, Apr 2023.

Nabavizadeh A, Bagley SJ, Doot RK, Ware JB, Young AJ, Ghodasara S, Zhao C, Anderson H, Schubert E, Carpenter EL, Till J, Henderson F Jr, Pantel AR, Chen HI, Lee JYK, Amankulor NM, O'Rourke DM, Desai A, Nasrallah MP, Brem S.: Distinguishing Progression from Pseudoprogression in Glioblastoma Using (18)F-Fluciclovine PET. J Nucl Med 2023.

Bakas S, Sako C, Akbari H, Bilello M, Sotiras A, Shukla G, Rudie JD, Santamaría NF, Kazerooni AF, Pati S, Rathore S, Mamourian E, Ha SM, Parker W, Doshi J, Baid U, Bergman M, Binder ZA, Verma R, Lustig RA, Desai AS, Bagley SJ, Mourelatos Z, Morrissette J, Watt CD, Brem S, Wolf RL, Melhem ER, Nasrallah MP, Mohan S, O'Rourke DM, Davatzikos C.: The University of Pennsylvania glioblastoma (UPenn-GBM) cohort: advanced MRI, clinical, genomics, & radiomics. Sci Data 9: 453, Jul 2022.

Nazem A, Guiry SC, Pourfathi M, Ware JB, Anderson H, Iyer SK, Moon BF, Fan Y, Witschey WR, Rizi R, Bagley SJ, Desai A, O'Rourke DM, Brem S, Nasrallah M, Nabavizadeh A.: MR susceptibility imaging for detection of tumor-associated macrophages in glioblastoma. J Neurooncol 2022.

Mohan S, Wang S, Chawla S, Abdullah K, Desai A, Maloney E, Brem S.: Multiparametric MRI assessment of response to convection-enhanced intratumoral delivery of MDNA55, an interleukin-4 receptor targeted immunotherapy, for recurrent glioblastoma. Surg Neurol Int 12: 337, Jul 2021.

Akbari H, Kazerooni AF, Ware JB, Mamourian E, Anderson H, Guiry S, Sako C, Raymond C, Yao J, Brem S, O'Rourke DM, Desai AS, Bagley SJ, Ellingson BM, Davatzikos C, Nabavizadeh A.: Quantification of tumor microenvironment acidity in glioblastoma using principal component analysis of dynamic susceptibility contrast enhanced MR imaging. Sci Rep 11: 15011, Jul 2021.

Durgin JS, Henderson F Jr, Nasrallah MP, Mohan S, Wang S, Lacey SF, Melenhorst JJ, Desai AS, Lee JYK, Maus MV, June CH, Brem S, O'Connor RS, Binder Z, O'Rourke DM.: Case Report: Prolonged Survival Following EGFRvIII CAR T Cell Treatment for Recurrent Glioblastoma. Front Oncol 11: 669071, May 2021.

Bagley SJ, Till J, Abdalla A, Sangha HK, Yee SS, Freedman J, Black TA, Hussain J, Binder ZA, Brem S, Desai AS, O'Rourke DM, Long Q, Nabavizadeh SA, Carpenter EL.: Association of plasma cell-free DNA with survival in patients with IDH wild-type glioblastoma. Neurooncol Adv 3: vdab011, Jan 2021.

Stephen J Bagley, Arati S Desai, Gerald P Linette, Carl H June, Donald M O'Rourke. : CAR T-cell therapy for glioblastoma: recent clinical advances and future challenges Neuro Oncol 20(11): 1429-1438. Oct 9 2020.

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