Padmanee SharmaMD, PhD
Dr. Sharma is a trained medical oncologist and immunologist whose research work is focused on investigating mechanisms and pathways within the immune system that are responsible for tumor rejection and clinical benefit. She matriculated with both her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in 1998. She then completed an internal medicine residency at New York Hospital Cornell University as well as a medical oncology fellowship at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Sharma joined MD Anderson in 2004 and was awarded the MD Anderson Physician Scientist Award in 2005 and the ASCO Career Development Award in 2006.
Her research studies allowed her to compete successfully for the Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award in 2008 and the American Cancer Society Mentored Research Scholar Grant in 2009. In 2012 she became the scientific director of the Immunotherapy Platform for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Currently, Dr. Sharma is a professor in the Departments of Genitourinary Medical Oncology and Immunology.