Akash Patnaik, MD, PHD, MMSc

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Assistant Professor of Medicine

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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Akash Patnaik, MD, PhD, MMSc, is a medical oncologist specializing in the care of patients with genitourinary cancers, including prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancers. He also has a strong interest in the development of novel therapeutics for treatment of advanced solid tumors.

As an accomplished physician-scientist, Dr. Patnaik's work focuses on translating novel therapies from the laboratory to early stage clinical trials. He is interested in developing personalized patient models of disease in order to interpret therapeutics, develop biomarkers and help patients make informed decisions about their care.

Dr. Patnaik has received numerous awards and recognition for his work, which include the John W. Kreider Ph.D. Commencement award in Cell & Molecular Biology, AACR-Astellas Clinical/Translational research award, Harvard-MIT Clinician-Investigator Training Program Fellowship, a Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award and a DOD Prostate Cancer Physician-Researcher Training Award.

Medical Education

  • Penn State College of Medicine

Residency

  • Mayo Clinic

Fellowship

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Other Grad Education

  • MMSc, Harvard University; PhD, Penn State

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • Mayo Clinic Alumni Association
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2006

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi