Swapna Thota, MD

Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Medicine
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo

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Areas of Expertise: 
Acute leukemias
Myeloproliferative neoplasms
Myelodysplastic syndrome
Aplastic anemia/ PNH
Acquired bone marrow failure conditions
Special Interests: 
Myeloproliferative syndromes
Myelodysplastic syndromes
Molecular biology of myeloid malignancies

Biography

I joined Roswell Park in 2017. I specialize in taking care of patients with acute leukemias, myelodysplastic syndromes and other blood cancers. I completed my residency at Fairview hospital, Cleveland and fellowship training at Cleveland Clinic's Taussig Cancer Institute. I am board certified in Internal Medicine and board eligible for Hematology/Medical Oncology. I am also a member of multiple professional organizations including American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology and American College of Physicians.

In terms of my research, as a clinical investigator trained with a specific focus in hematologic malignancies, I am interested in novel drug development to improve outcomes in patients with blood cancers. Specifically, I investigate biomarker-driven or modern targeted therapies for treating hematologic malignancies. I hope to translate novel findings from the lab to the patients by conducting early phase clinical trials.

Background

Education and Training: 
MD - Osmania Medical College, India
Residency: 
Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Fairview
Fellowship: 
Experimental Therapeutic (MDS/Leukemia): Cleveland Clinic, Taussig Cancer Institute
Hematology & Oncology: Cleveland Clinic, Taussig Cancer Institute
Board Certification: 
Internal Medicine
Professional Memberships: 
2013 - present: American Society of Hematology (ASH)
2013 - present: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
2010 - present: American College of Physicians (ACP)
Honors and Awards: 
2016 - Selected for AACR/ASCO Methods In Clinical Cancer Research Workshop: “ A Phase II trial of single agent metformin in TET2 mutated low risk MDS patients”
2014 - Awarded Clinical Excellence in MDS from Edward P. Evan’s MDS Clinical Research Consortium for successful completion of MDS/Leukemia research fellowship and for translational research conducted.
2014: Abstract Achievement Award from American Society of Hematology
2013 - Abstract Achievement Award from American Society of Hematology for two oral presentations
2013 - Best Abstract Award for oral presentation on “ Outcomes of small cell carcinoma of urinary bladder - a Cleveland Clinic experience” Department of Internal Medicine, Fairview- Cleveland Clinic
2012 - Caregiver Celebration Award, for excellence in clinical care from Cleveland Clinic
2011 - Awarded American College of Physicians Merit Award and selected as Poster Finalist
2011 - Caregiver Celebration Award, for excellence in clinical care from Cleveland Clinic