Institution: UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
Specialization/Interest Area(s): Medical Oncology, Immunotherapy, Thoracic Oncology, Phase 1 Clinical Trials, Solid Tumor Cellular Therapy, Biomarkers, Computational, Immunopathology
Bio: Dr. Sandip Patel, MD is an Associate Professor at UCSD and a medical oncologist focused on the early development of novel immunotherapy, in particular early phase clinical trials of cancer immunotherapy and thoracic oncology immunotherapy trials. His lab focuses on computational immunopathology to derive spatial immune signatures that can inform novel immune target discovery. Dr. Patel earned his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine while performing research at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at UCLA Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology at Duke University Medical Center. He is triple board-certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology and was named a “Top Doc” in the most recent San Diego Magazine Physicians of Exceptional Excellence survey. He is a co-leader for the Experimental Therapeutics (Phase 1) Program and Deputy Director for the Center for Precision Immunotherapy at UCSD. He is Director of the Clinical Trials Office at UCSD Moores Cancer Center and a member of the Cancer Immunotherapy, Experimental Therapeutics (Phase 1), and Thoracic Oncology Programs. Dr. Patel is the co-leader of the NRG Developmental Therapeutics Committee.