Pavani Chalasani, MD completed her medical school at Gandhi Medical College in India and completed her Internship, Residency and Fellowship in Hematology-Oncology at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Dr. Chalasani was a part of the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) as a faculty member focusing on breast cancer where she was very active in clinical and translational research.
Her key research interest is in the development of biomarkers- imaging, blood-based or tissue. She is the Principal Investigator on several investigator-initiated, industry-sponsored, and co-operative group protocols. She is the medical oncology study chair on S1706, a NCTN study for patients with inflammatory breast cancer. She was awarded the prestigious NCI’s Clinical Cancer Investigator Team Leadership Award in 2020. She served as Program Director for Hematology-Oncology Fellowship program while at the UACC. She has received research funding from NIH/NCI, American Cancer Society, Better Than Ever and DOD. She was recruited to be Division Director for Hematology-Oncology at the George Washington University, George Washington Cancer Center (GWCC) and started in her new role 02/01/2023. She is also Co-Program Lead for Clinical Translational Oncology Program at GWCC.