Faculty
Oncology Division
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Kevin T. Palka, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Oncology Division
Medical Oncology

Clinical Interests

  • Head & neck cancer
  • Lung cancer

Contact

  • 314-362-5654 (phone)
  • 314-362-7086 (fax)
  • 11th Floor Mid-Campus Center (office)
  • Division of Oncology
    Campus Box 8056
    Washington University Medical School
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110

Biosketch

Education
1991-1995 BS in Biology, Duke University, Durham, NC
1995-1996 Fulbright Scholarship, Medical Nobel Institute at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
1997-2001 MD, University of Texas at Southwestern, Dallas, TX
Post-graduate training
2001-2004 Internal Medicine Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center / West Side V.A. Hospital, Chicago, IL
2005-2009 Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Academic positions & employment
2004-2005 Hospitalist, Central Dupage Inpatient Physicians, Winfield, IL
2009-2012 Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
2009-2012 Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
2011-2012 Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
2013-2014 Hematologist/Oncologist, St. Anthony’s Medical Center, Alton, IL
2015-2018 Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
2018-present Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Board certification
2004 Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
2009 ABIM: Medical Oncology
2009 ABIM: Hematology
Honors & awards
1995 Fulbright Scholarship
1999 Abstract selected for the 37th Annual UT Southwestern Medical Student Research Forum
1999 Abstract selected for the American Medical Association National Medical School Research Forum, Galveston, TX
2007 Scholarship, Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology: A Workshop, American Association for Cancer Research/American Society of Clinical Oncology, Aspen, CO
Professional societies
2006-present American Society of Clinical Oncology
2006-2009 National Lung Cancer Partnership
2007-2009 American Association of Cancer Research
2006-2009 Tennessee Medical Association
2010- present Society for Neuro-Oncology
2010-present American Society of Hematology
2017-present SWOG
Institutional service
2009-2012 Associate Program Director, Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program, Vanderbilt University
2009-2012 Internal Medicine Residency Selection Committee, Meharry Medical College
2009-2012 Nashville General Hospital Cancer Committee
2012 Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center Scientific Review Committee
2013-2014 Director of Hospice Services, St. Anthony’s Hospital
2013-2014 Chairman, Cancer Committee, St. Anthony’s Hospital
2015-2018 Core Faculty Member, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Saint Louis University
2017 Associate Program Director, Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program, Saint Louis University
2017-2018 Alternate Member, Institutional Review Board, Saint Louis University
2017-2018 Cancer Committee, Saint Louis University
2018 Program Director, Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program, Saint Louis University