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Department of Internal Medicine

Hematology & Oncology

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Davendra Sohal, MD, MPH

Education/Credentials
  • MD: All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • MPH: University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Resident, Internal Medicine: Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine: Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Fellow, Hematology and Oncology: University of Pennsylvania

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Benson, Al B; D'Angelica, Michael I; Abbott, Daniel E; Abrams, Thomas A; Alberts, Steven R; Anaya, Daniel A; Anders, Robert; Are, Chandrakanth; Brown, Daniel; Chang, Daniel T; Cloyd, Jordan; Covey, Anne M; Hawkins, William; Iyer, Renuka; Jacob, Rojymon; Karachristos, Andreas; Kelley, R Kate; Kim, Robin; Palta, Manisha; Park, James O; Sahai, Vaibhav; Schefter, Tracey; Sicklick, Jason K; Singh, Gagandeep; Sohal, Davendra; Stein, Stacey; Tian, G Gary; Vauthey, Jean-Nicolas; Venook, Alan P; Hammond, Lydia J; Darlow, Susan D 2019. Guidelines Insights: Hepatobiliary Cancers, Version 2.2019. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN, 17 4, 302-310

Brar, Gagandeep; Blais, Edik M; Joseph Bender, R; Brody, Jonathan R; Sohal, Davendra; Madhavan, Subha; Picozzi, Vincent J; Hendifar, Andrew E; Chung, Vincent M; Halverson, David; Mikhail, Sameh; Matrisian, Lynn M; Rahib, Lola; Petricoin, Emanuel; Pishvaian, Michael J 2019. Multi-omic molecular comparison of primary versus metastatic pancreatic tumours. British journal of cancer, 121 3, 264-270

Hu, Zishuo Ian; Bendell, Johanna C; Bullock, Andrea; LoConte, Noelle K; Hatoum, Hassan; Ritch, Paul; Hool, Hugo; Leach, Joseph W; Sanchez, James; Sohal, Davendra P S; Strickler, John; Patel, Ravindranath; Wang-Gillam, Andrea; Firdaus, Irfan; Yu, Kenneth H; Kapoun, Ann M; Holmgren, Eric; Zhou, Lei; Dupont, Jakob; Picozzi, Vincent; Sahai, Vaibhav; O'Reilly, Eileen M 2019. A randomized phase II trial of nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine with tarextumab or placebo in patients with untreated metastatic pancreatic cancer. Cancer medicine, 8 11, 5148-5157

McHugh, Kelsey E; Dermawan, Josephine K; Cheng, Yu-Wei; Cruise, Michael; Sohal, Davendra P S; Reynolds, Jordan P 2019. Molecular testing in metastatic colorectal adenocarcinoma cytology cell pellets. Diagnostic cytopathology, ,

Mukhija, Dhruvika; Nagpal, Sajan Jiv Singh; Sohal, Davendra P S 2019. Epidemiology, Tumor Characteristics, and Survival in Patients With Primary Pancreatic Lymphoma: A Large Population-based Study Using the SEER Database. American journal of clinical oncology, 42 5, 454-458

Barata, Pedro C; Mendiratta, Prateek; Heald, Brandie; Klek, Stefan; Grivas, Petros; Sohal, Davendra P S; Garcia, Jorge A 2018. Targeted Next-Generation Sequencing in Men with Metastatic Prostate Cancer: a Pilot Study. Targeted oncology, 13 4, 495-500

Drilon, Alexander; Laetsch, Theodore W; Kummar, Shivaani; DuBois, Steven G; Lassen, Ulrik N; Demetri, George D; Nathenson, Michael; Doebele, Robert C; Farago, Anna F; Pappo, Alberto S; Turpin, Brian; Dowlati, Afshin; Brose, Marcia S; Mascarenhas, Leo; Federman, Noah; Berlin, Jordan; El-Deiry, Wafik S; Baik, Christina; Deeken, John; Boni, Valentina; Nagasubramanian, Ramamoorthy; Taylor, Matthew; Rudzinski, Erin R; Meric-Bernstam, Funda; Sohal, Davendra P S; Ma, Patrick C; Raez, Luis E; Hechtman, Jaclyn F; Benayed, Ryma; Ladanyi, Marc; Tuch, Brian B; Ebata, Kevin; Cruickshank, Scott; Ku, Nora C; Cox, Michael C; Hawkins, Douglas S; Hong, David S; Hyman, David M 2018. Efficacy of Larotrectinib in TRK Fusion-Positive Cancers in Adults and Children. The New England journal of medicine, 378 8, 731-739

Mukhija, Dhruvika; Sohal, Davendra P S; Khorana, Alok A 2018. Adjuvant Treatment in Potentially Curable Pancreatic Cancer: Need to Include Tumor Location in the Equation? Pancreas, 47 8, e50-e52

Pishvaian, Michael J; Bender, Robert J; Halverson, David; Rahib, Lola; Hendifar, Andrew E; Mikhail, Sameh; Chung, Vincent; Picozzi, Vincent J; Sohal, Davendra; Blais, Edik M; Mason, Kimberly; Lyons, Emily E; Matrisian, Lynn M; Brody, Jonathan R; Madhavan, Subha; Petricoin, Emanuel F 2018. Molecular Profiling of Patients with Pancreatic Cancer: Initial Results from the Know Your Tumor Initiative. Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, 24 20, 5018-5027

Sohal, Davendra P S 2018. Point: Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Neoadjuvant Therapy in Resectable Pancreatic Cancer. Early, Aggressive Neoadjuvant Therapy Is Appropriate in Selected Patients. Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.), 32 1, 39-41, 44

Sohal, Davendra P S; Kennedy, Erin B; Khorana, Alok; Copur, Mehmet S; Crane, Christopher H; Garrido-Laguna, Ignacio; Krishnamurthi, Smitha; Moravek, Cassadie; O'Reilly, Eileen M; Philip, Philip A; Ramanathan, Ramesh K; Ruggiero, Joseph T; Shah, Manish A; Urba, Susan; Uronis, Hope E; Lau, Michelle W; Laheru, Daniel 2018. Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer: ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline Update. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 36 24, 2545-2556

Sohal, Davendra P S; Tullio, Katherine; Khorana, Alok A 2018. Do patients with pancreatic body or tail cancer benefit from adjuvant therapy?A cohort study. Surgical oncology, 27 2, 245-250

Barata, P C; Koshkin, V S; Funchain, P; Sohal, D; Pritchard, A; Klek, S; Adamowicz, T; Gopalakrishnan, D; Garcia, J; Rini, B; Grivas, P 2017. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) of cell-free circulating tumor DNA and tumor tissue in patients with advanced urothelial cancer: a pilot assessment of concordance. Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology, 28 10, 2458-2463

Benson, Al B; D'Angelica, Michael I; Abbott, Daniel E; Abrams, Thomas A; Alberts, Steven R; Saenz, Daniel Anaya; Are, Chandrakanth; Brown, Daniel B; Chang, Daniel T; Covey, Anne M; Hawkins, William; Iyer, Renuka; Jacob, Rojymon; Karachristos, Andrea; Kelley, R Kate; Kim, Robin; Palta, Manisha; Park, James O; Sahai, Vaibhav; Schefter, Tracey; Schmidt, Carl; Sicklick, Jason K; Singh, Gagandeep; Sohal, Davendra; Stein, Stacey; Tian, G Gary; Vauthey, Jean-Nicolas; Venook, Alan P; Zhu, Andrew X; Hoffmann, Karin G; Darlow, Susan 2017. NCCN Guidelines Insights: Hepatobiliary Cancers, Version 1.2017. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN, 15 5, 563-573

Bhagat, Tushar D; Chen, Si; Bartenstein, Matthias; Barlowe, A Trevor; Von Ahrens, Dagny; Choudhary, Gaurav S; Tivnan, Patrick; Amin, Elianna; Marcondes, A Mario; Sanders, Mathijs A; Hoogenboezem, Remco M; Kambhampati, Suman; Ramachandra, Nandini; Mantzaris, Iaonnis; Sukrithan, Vineeth; Laurence, Remi; Lopez, Robert; Bhagat, Prafullla; Giricz, Orsi; Sohal, Davendra; Wickrema, Amittha; Yeung, Cecilia; Gritsman, Kira; Aplan, Peter; Hochedlinger, Konrad; Yu, Yiting; Pradhan, Kith; Zhang, Jinghang; Greally, John M; Mukherjee, Siddhartha; Pellagatti, Andrea; Boultwood, Jacqueline; Will, Britta; Steidl, Ulrich; Raaijmakers, Marc H G P; Deeg, H Joachim; Kharas, Michael G; Verma, Amit 2017. Epigenetically Aberrant Stroma in MDS Propagates Disease via Wnt/?-Catenin Activation. Cancer research, 77 18, 4846-4857

Dhir, Mashaal; Malhotra, Gautam K; Sohal, Davendra P S; Hein, Nicholas A; Smith, Lynette M; O'Reilly, Eileen M; Bahary, Nathan; Are, Chandrakanth 2017. Neoadjuvant treatment of pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 5520 patients. World journal of surgical oncology, 15 1, 183

McNamara, Michael J; Adelstein, David J; Allende, Daniela S; Bodmann, Joanna W; Ives, Denise I; Murthy, Sudish C; Raymond, Daniel; Raja, Siva; Rodriguez, Cristina P; Sohal, Davendra; Stephans, Kevin L; Videtic, Gregory M M; Rybicki, Lisa A 2017. Persistent Dysphagia After Induction Chemotherapy in Patients with Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Predicts Poor Post-Operative Outcomes. Journal of gastrointestinal cancer, 48 2, 181-189

Sohal, Davendra P S 2017. Adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy for resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Chinese clinical oncology, 6 3, 26

Sohal, Davendra P S; Kuderer, Nicole M; Shepherd, Frances A; Pabinger, Ingrid; Agnelli, Giancarlo; Liebman, Howard A; Meyer, Guy; Kalady, Matthew F; McCrae, Keith; Lyman, Gary H; Khorana, Alok A 2017. Clinical Predictors of Early Mortality in Colorectal Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy: Results From a Global Prospective Cohort Study. JNCI cancer spectrum, 1 1, pkx009

Sohal, Davendra P S; Mangu, Pamela B; Laheru, Daniel 2017. Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Summary. Journal of oncology practice, 13 4, 261-264

Sohal, Davendra P S; Mangu, Pamela B; Laheru, Daniel; Khorana, Alok A 2017. Reply to A. Wang-Gillam et al. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 35 6, 690-691

Sohal, Davendra P S; Willingham, Field F; Falconi, Massimo; Raphael, Kara L; Crippa, Stefano 2017. Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: Improving Prevention and Survivorship. American Society of Clinical Oncology educational book. American Society of Clinical Oncology. Annual Meeting, 37 , 301-310

Edwin, Natasha Catherine; Khoury, Michael N; Sohal, Davendra; McCrae, Keith R; Ahluwalia, Manmeet S; Khorana, Alok A 2016. Recurrent venous thromboembolism in glioblastoma. Thrombosis research, 137 , 184-188

McNamara, Michael J; Rybicki, Lisa A; Sohal, Davendra; Allende, Daniela S; Videtic, Gregory M M; Rodriguez, Cristina P; Stephans, Kevin L; Murthy, Sudish C; Raja, Siva; Raymond, Daniel; Ives, Denise I; Bodmann, Joanna W; Adelstein, David J 2016. The relationship between pathologic nodal disease and residual tumor viability after induction chemotherapy in patients with locally advanced esophageal adenocarcinoma receiving a tri-modality regimen. Journal of gastrointestinal oncology, 7 2, 196-205

Sohal, Davendra P S; Mangu, Pamela B; Khorana, Alok A; Shah, Manish A; Philip, Philip A; O'Reilly, Eileen M; Uronis, Hope E; Ramanathan, Ramesh K; Crane, Christopher H; Engebretson, Anitra; Ruggiero, Joseph T; Copur, Mehmet S; Lau, Michelle; Urba, Susan; Laheru, Daniel 2016. Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 34 23, 2784-96

Sohal, Davendra P S; Shrotriya, Shiva; Abazeed, Mohamed; Cruise, Michael; Khorana, Alok 2016. Molecular characteristics of biliary tract cancer. Critical reviews in oncology/hematology, 107 , 111-118

Sohal, Davendra P S; Rini, Brian I; Khorana, Alok A; Dreicer, Robert; Abraham, Jame; Procop, Gary W; Saunthararajah, Yogen; Pennell, Nathan A; Stevenson, James P; Pelley, Robert; Estfan, Bassam; Shepard, Dale; Funchain, Pauline; Elson, Paul; Adelstein, David J; Bolwell, Brian J 2015. Prospective Clinical Study of Precision Oncology in Solid Tumors. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 108 3,

Sohal, Davendra P S; Shrotriya, Shiva; Glass, Kate Tullio; Pelley, Robert J; McNamara, Michael J; Estfan, Bassam; Shapiro, Marc; Wey, Jane; Chalikonda, Sricharan; Morris-Stiff, Gareth; Walsh, R Matthew; Khorana, Alok A 2015. Predicting early mortality in resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma: A cohort study. Cancer, 121 11, 1779-84

McNamara, Michael J; Adelstein, David J; Bodmann, Joanna W; Greskovich, John F; Ives, Denise I; Mason, David P; Murthy, Sudish C; Rice, Thomas W; Saxton, Jerrold P; Sohal, Davendra; Stephans, Kevin; Rodriguez, Cristina P; Videtic, Gregory M M; Rybicki, Lisa A 2014. A phase II trial of induction epirubicin, oxaliplatin, and fluorouracil, followed by surgery and postoperative concurrent cisplatin and fluorouracil chemoradiotherapy in patients with locoregionally advanced adenocarcinoma of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction. Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, 9 10, 1561-7

Sohal, Davendra P S; Walsh, R Matthew; Ramanathan, Ramesh K; Khorana, Alok A 2014. Pancreatic adenocarcinoma: treating a systemic disease with systemic therapy. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 106 3, dju011

Nischal, Sangeeta; Bhattacharyya, Sanchari; Christopeit, Maximilian; Yu, Yiting; Zhou, Li; Bhagat, Tushar D; Sohal, Davendra; Will, Britta; Mo, Yongkai; Suzuki, Masako; Pardanani, Animesh; McDevitt, Michael; Maciejewski, Jaroslaw P; Melnick, Ari M; Greally, John M; Steidl, Ulrich; Moliterno, Alison; Verma, Amit 2013. Methylome profiling reveals distinct alterations in phenotypic and mutational subgroups of myeloproliferative neoplasms. Cancer research, 73 3, 1076-85

Sohal, D P S; Mykulowycz, K; Uehara, T; Teitelbaum, U R; Damjanov, N; Giantonio, B J; Carberry, M; Wissel, P; Jacobs-Small, M; O'Dwyer, P J; Sepulveda, A; Sun, W 2013. A phase II trial of gemcitabine, irinotecan and panitumumab in advanced cholangiocarcinoma. Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology, 24 12, 3061-5

Sohal, Davendra P S; Metz, James M; Sun, Weijing; Giantonio, Bruce J; Plastaras, John P; Ginsberg, Gregory; Kochman, Michael L; Teitelbaum, Ursina R; Harlacker, Kathleen; Heitjan, Daniel F; Feldman, Michael D; Drebin, Jeffrey A; O'Dwyer, Peter J 2013. Toxicity study of gemcitabine, oxaliplatin, and bevacizumab, followed by 5-fluorouracil, oxaliplatin, bevacizumab, and radiotherapy, in patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer. Cancer chemotherapy and pharmacology, 71 6, 1485-91

Alvarez, Hector; Opalinska, Joanna; Zhou, Li; Sohal, Davendra; Fazzari, Melissa J; Yu, Yiting; Montagna, Christina; Montgomery, Elizabeth A; Canto, Marcia; Dunbar, Kerry B; Wang, Jean; Roa, Juan Carlos; Mo, Yongkai; Bhagat, Tushar; Ramesh, K H; Cannizzaro, Linda; Mollenhauer, J; Thompson, Reid F; Suzuki, Masako; Meltzer, Stephen J; Meltzer, Stephen; Melnick, Ari; Greally, John M; Maitra, Anirban; Verma, Amit 2011. Widespread hypomethylation occurs early and synergizes with gene amplification during esophageal carcinogenesis. PLoS genetics, 7 3, e1001356

Moghanaki, Drew; Mick, Rosemarie; Furth, Emma Elizabeth; Sohal, Davendra; Salmon, Patricia M; Behbahani, Ali; Morgans, Alicia K; Miller, Seth M; Giantonio, Bruce J; Whittington, Richard W; Haller, Daniel G; Rosato, Ernest F; Plastaras, John P 2011. Resection status, age and nodal involvement determine survival among patients receiving adjuvant chemoradiotherapy in pancreatic adenocarcinoma. JOP : Journal of the pancreas, 12 5, 438-44

Sohal, Davendra P S; Sun, Weijing 2011. What is the reference cytotoxic regimen for advanced gastric cancer: standard versus optimal therapy? Expert review of anticancer therapy, 11 12, 1843-50

Sohal, Davendra P S; Sun, Weijing 2011. Hepatocellular carcinoma: prevention and therapy. Current oncology reports, 13 3, 186-94

Sun, Weijing; Sohal, Davendra; Haller, Daniel G; Mykulowycz, Kristine; Rosen, Mark; Soulen, Michael C; Caparro, Millie; Teitelbaum, Ursina R; Giantonio, Bruce; O'Dwyer, Peter J; Shaked, Abraham; Reddy, Rajender; Olthoff, Kim 2011. Phase 2 trial of bevacizumab, capecitabine, and oxaliplatin in treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. Cancer, 117 14, 3187-92

Zhou, Li; McMahon, Christine; Bhagat, Tushar; Alencar, Cristina; Yu, Yiting; Fazzari, Melissa; Sohal, Davendra; Heuck, Christoph; Gundabolu, Krishna; Ng, Chun; Mo, Yongkai; Shen, Wa; Wickrema, Amittha; Kong, Guanghui; Friedman, Ellen; Sokol, Lubomir; Mantzaris, Ioannis; Mantzaris, Giannis; Pellagatti, Andrea; Boultwood, Jacqueline; Platanias, Leonidas C; Steidl, Ulrich; Yan, Lei; Yingling, Jonathan M; Lahn, Michael M; List, Alan; Bitzer, Markus; Verma, Amit 2011. Reduced SMAD7 leads to overactivation of TGF-beta signaling in MDS that can be reversed by a specific inhibitor of TGF-beta receptor I kinase. Cancer research, 71 3, 955-63

Zhou, Li; Opalinska, Joanna; Sohal, Davendra; Yu, Yiting; Mo, Yongkai; Bhagat, Tushar; Abdel-Wahab, Omar; Fazzari, Melissa; Figueroa, Maria; Alencar, Cristina; Zhang, Jinghang; Kambhampati, Suman; Parmar, Simrit; Nischal, Sangeeta; Hueck, Christoph; Suzuki, Masako; Freidman, Ellen; Pellagatti, Andrea; Boultwood, Jacqueline; Steidl, Ulrich; Sauthararajah, Yogen; Yajnik, Vijay; McMahon, Christine; Gore, Steven D; Platanias, Leonidas C; Levine, Ross; Melnick, Ari; Wickrema, Amittha; Greally, John M; Verma, Amit 2011. Aberrant epigenetic and genetic marks are seen in myelodysplastic leukocytes and reveal Dock4 as a candidate pathogenic gene on chromosome 7q. The Journal of biological chemistry, 286 28, 25211-23

Garg, Nitin; Karagiorgos, Nikolaos; Pisimisis, George T; Sohal, Davendra P S; Longo, G Matthew; Johanning, Jason M; Lynch, Thomas G; Pipinos, Iraklis I 2009. Cerebral protection devices reduce periprocedural strokes during carotid angioplasty and stenting: a systematic review of the current literature. Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists, 16 4, 412-27

Dattilo, Philip B; Hailpern, Susan M; Fearon, Kerrie; Sohal, Davendra; Nordin, Charles 2008. Beta-blockers are associated with reduced risk of myocardial infarction after cocaine use. Annals of emergency medicine, 51 2, 117-25

Sohal, Davendra; Yeatts, Andrew; Ye, Kenny; Pellagatti, Andrea; Zhou, Li; Pahanish, Perry; Mo, Yongkai; Bhagat, Tushar; Mariadason, John; Boultwood, Jacqueline; Melnick, Ari; Greally, John; Verma, Amit 2008. Meta-analysis of microarray studies reveals a novel hematopoietic progenitor cell signature and demonstrates feasibility of inter-platform data integration. PloS one, 3 8, e2965

Zhou, Li; Nguyen, Aaron N; Sohal, Davendra; Ying Ma, Jing; Pahanish, Perry; Gundabolu, Krishna; Hayman, Josh; Chubak, Adam; Mo, Yongkai; Bhagat, Tushar D; Das, Bhaskar; Kapoun, Ann M; Navas, Tony A; Parmar, Simrit; Kambhampati, Suman; Pellagatti, Andrea; Braunchweig, Ira; Zhang, Ying; Wickrema, Amittha; Medicherla, Satyanarayana; Boultwood, Jacqueline; Platanias, Leonidas C; Higgins, Linda S; List, Alan F; Bitzer, Markus; Verma, Amit 2008. Inhibition of the TGF-beta receptor I kinase promotes hematopoiesis in MDS. Blood, 112 8, 3434-43

Isufi, Iris; Seetharam, Mahesh; Zhou, Li; Sohal, Davendra; Opalinska, Joanna; Pahanish, Perry; Verma, Amit 2007. Transforming growth factor-beta signaling in normal and malignant hematopoiesis. Journal of interferon & cytokine research : the official journal of the International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research, 27 7, 543-52

Sohal, D P S; Rice, T W; Rybicki, L A; Rodriguez, C P; Videtic, G M M; Saxton, J P; Murthy, S C; Mason, D P; Phillips, B E; Tubbs, R R; Plesec, T; McNamara, M J; Ives, D I; Bodmann, J W; Adelstein, D J . Gefitinib in definitive management of esophageal or gastroesophageal junction cancer: a retrospective analysis of two clinical trials. Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus, 28 6, 547-51