Faculty
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Olivia Aranha, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Oncology Division
Medical Oncology

Clinical Interests

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Lung cancer

Research Interests

  • Modulating the cancer microenvironment
  • Cancer immunotherapy
  • Personalization of therapy based on the genetic signature of the tumor
  • Prevention and early detection

Contact

  • 314-747-7509 (tel)
  • 314-362-7086 (fax)
  • Room 11405 Mid-Campus Center (office)
  • Division of Oncology
    Campus Box 8056
    Washington University Medical School
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110

Biosketch

Education
1989-1995 MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), University of Bombay, India
1995-1998 MS (Biological Sciences), University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI
1996- 2000 PhD (Pathology), Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Academic Positions & Employment
1994-1995 Medical Intern, LTMM College, Bombay, India
1995-1996 Health Assistant, Health Services Department, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan
1996-2000 Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant (Experimental and Molecular Pathology), Department of Pathology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
1999-2001 Physician Volunteer, Hematology-Oncology Clinic, Wertz Clinical Cancer Center, Harper Hospital, Detroit, MI
2000-2001 Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Karmanos Cancer Institute), Chemotherapeutics/Chemoprevention, Department of Pathology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
2001-2004 Resident (Internal Medicine), Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
2002-2004 Resident Physician, Hematology-Oncology Clinic, Wertz Clinical Cancer Center, Harper Hospital, Detroit, MI
2004-2007 Fellow, Hematology-Oncology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
2007-2009 Private Practice, Dayton Oncology and Hematology
2009-2017 Group Practice (Hematology-Oncology), St. Francis Medical Center, Cape Medical Oncology, Cape Girardeau, MO
2010-2016 Lead Physician (Breast Cancer Program & Pink Up Campaign to Raise Awareness for Earlier Detection and Mammogram Screening)
2011-2017 Lead Physician (Lung Cancer Screening Program)
2018-present Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
University & Hospital Appointments & Committees
IRB Committee, Saint Frances Medical Center, Cape Girardeau, MO
Blood Usage Committee, Saint Frances Medical Center, Cape Girardeau, MO
Cancer Committee, Saint Frances Medical Center, Cape Girardeau, MO
Board Certification
2004 Board Certified in Internal Medicine
2009 Board Certified in Medical Oncology
Honors & Awards
1991 LTMM College: Best Session and Best Speaker at the Annual Pharmacology Symposia, India. Title of presentation: Prevention, control and novel therapeutic strategies in management of AIDS patients
2000 Graduate Student Travel Award to attend the Annual American Association Cancer Research Meeting in San Francisco, CA, and present an abstract titled "Ciprofloxacin induces Bax translocation and Mitochondrial depolarization during Apoptosis"
2001 Best Poster Session at the National American College of Physician's meeting. Aslam N, Rahman W, Aranha O and Sarkar F. Down-regulation of NFKB in prostate cancer cells by ciprofloxacin
2001 Award at the American College of Physicians, Michigan Chapter, Associates Meeting. Aslam N, Rahman W, Aranha O and Sarkar F. Down-regulation of NFKB in prostate cancer cells by ciprofloxacin
2004 First place-Oral presentation at the Annual resident research day-Wayne State University, Idiopathic hypereosinophilia and splenic infarction: Dramatic response to imatinib (Gleevec)
2004 Best Oral Presentation at the Asian-American International Medical Conference, Marco Island, Florida, Jan 2004. Idiopathic hypereosinophilia and splenic infarction: Dramatic response to imatinib (Gleevec)
2004 Finalist (Poster session) at the National American College of Physician's meeting, New Orleans. Idiopathic Hypereosinophilia and splenic infraction: Dramatic response to imatinib (Gleevec)
2005-2006 Northwestern University, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center's NIH Training Grant in Clinical Oncology Research (T32 CA079447)
2017 Guardian Angel award for outstanding patient care, St. Francis Medical Center, Cape Medical Oncology, Cape Girardeau, MO