Newswise — TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 15, 2019) — Manish Kohli, M.D., has joined Moffitt Cancer Center as the vice chair of the Department of Genitourinary Oncology. He also has an extensive research background, focusing on creating new ways to bring individualized care to patients.

“I am honored to be part of a team of world-class cancer experts that apply astounding technological innovation in delivering compassionate care to all cancer patients,” said Kohli.

Kohli comes to Moffitt from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, where he conducted clinical trials in advanced stages of prostate, kidney, bladder and testicular cancers. He established and oversaw several cancer biorepositories in an effort to identify prognostic and predictive biomarkers and develop molecular diagnostics for genitourinary cancers.

Kohli has also been named the director of the DeBartolo Family Personalized Medicine Institute, Moffitt’s hub for personalized care and research. Created by a generous donation from the DeBartolo Family Foundation in 2012, the institute’s goal is to revolutionize the discovery, delivery and effectiveness of cancer care on an international scale. 

Kohli’s research interests aim to fuse the power of tumor genomics with emerging sciences such as nanotechnology, molecular diagnostics and artificial intelligence tools to determine the most effective treatment strategy and to develop clinical trials. He has obtained multiple federally and privately funded grants, holds multiple patents and has published extensively.

After receiving his medical degree from the University of Delhi, Kohli undertook a residency in Internal Medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In 2015, he received a certification in clinical trials from Harvard Medical School’s Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program.

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