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photo Diwakar Davar, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: davard@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-7368

Contact
Office: Suite 1.32d, Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
5117 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
 
Phone: 412-623-7368
Fax: 412-623-7704
E-mail: davard@upmc.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Lynette Robinson
Address: 5117 Centre Avenue
2.32 HHCLB
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email: robilm@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-623-7776
Education and Training
Education
M.B.B.S., National University of Singapore, 2005
M.Sc., University of Pittsburgh, 2016
Research Interest
My research interests are in translational science. Specifically, I am interested in designing early-phase clinical trials based on an improved understanding of tumor immunobiology and host-tumor-microenvironment interactions. Additionally, I am interested in the mechanisms underlying non-response to checkpoint inhibition and novel approaches to overcome this non-response.
Clinical Interest
My clinical interests center are in the management of advanced melanoma and the development of early phase studies to test novel immunotherapeutic approaches singly and in combination in patients with advanced cancer.
Notable Achievements
Conquer Cancer Foundation/Genentech BioOncology™ Young Investigator Award (YIA), 2016
UPMC/UPCI Skin Spore Developmental Research Project (DRP), 2016
Participant, Accelerating Anticancer Agent Development and Validation Workshop, 2016
Participant, Society for Translational Oncology Fellows Forum, 2015
First Place Director's Award, “Clinical Sciences”, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Scientific Retreat, 2015
Participant, AACR/ASCO Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Clinical Trials Workshop, 2014