Akash Patnaik, MD, PHD, MMSc

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Akash Patnaik, MD, PHD, MMSc

Assistant Professor of Medicine

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.

Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation
  • Mayo Clinic Alumni Association
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

Practicing Since

  • 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Medical Education

  • Penn State College of Medicine

Internship

  • Mayo Clinic

Residency

  • Mayo Clinic

Fellowship

  • Harvard Medical Center; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Other Grad Education

  • Harvard University; Penn State

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