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Alok Khorana, MD

216.444.6833

Alok Khorana, MD
Department: Hematology and Oncology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code R35
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6833
WorkFax:216.444.9464
Surgeon:
No
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Khorana is Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, the Sondra and Stephen Hardis Chair in Oncology Research, Vice-Chair for Clinical Services of the Taussig Cancer Institute and Director of the Gastrointestinal Malignancies Program at the Cleveland Clinic. His clinical and translational research program focuses on new therapeutics and outcomes prediction in gastrointestinal cancers and cancer-associated thrombosis and has been funded by grants from the National Cancer Institute, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the Porter Family Fund, the Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, the V Foundation and industry.

Dr. Khorana received his medical degree from Maharaja Sayajirao University Medical Baroda (Gujarat), India. His postdoctoral training included a residency in internal medicine at the University at Buffalo in New York and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Rochester, New York. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Khorana is Chair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Clinical Practice Guidelines Panel (CPGC), Chair of ASCO CPGC’s Pancreas Cancer Working Group and Co-Chair of the ASCO Guidelines Panel on Resectable Pancreas Cancer. He also served on the ASCO Scientific Program Committee, multiple ASCO Guidelines Panels and the GI committees of the Southwest Oncology Group and American College of Surgeons Oncology Group. He is immediate past Chair of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis Scientific Subcommittee on Hemostasis and Malignancy He has previously served as a member of the US Pharmacopoeia Oncology Expert Committee. Co-editor of the book Cancer-Associated Thrombosis: New Findings in Translational Science, Prevention and Treatment(Informa, 2007), Dr. Khorana scientific work has been published in a variety of scientific journals including New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Blood, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Clinical Cancer Research, PLoS One, and JAMA Internal Medicine. He is an associate editor of the journal Cancer Investigation. He has co-authored chapters in multiple textbooks including Cecil Essentials of Medicine and DeVita Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology. Dr. Khorana fiction and creative nonfiction works have been published in the Bellevue Literary Review, Annals of Internal Medicine and Health Affairs and selected for Best American Medical Writing 2009 (Kaplan, 2009).

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Rochester Medical Center
Hematology/Oncology
Rochester, NY USA
2002
Residency - Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital / Kaleida Health
Internal Medicine
Buffalo, NY USA
1999
Medical School - Baroda Medical College, The Maharaja Sayajirao University
Baroda, Gujarat India
1995

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine- Medical Oncology

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As of 2/19/2015, Dr. Khorana has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Khorana receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Genentech, Inc
  • Halozyme, Inc.
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Pfizer, Inc.

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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