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    Ramesh A. Shivdasani, MD, PhD

    Ramesh A. Shivdasani, MD, PhD


    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


    Gastrointestinal Cancer

    Office phone: 617-632-5746
    Appointment phone: 617-632-4955
    Fax: 617-582-7198

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    Medical Oncology

    Research Department

    Medical Oncology/Solid Tumor Oncology


    Gastrointestinal cancers

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    450 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215


    Dr. Shivdasani received his medical and graduate degrees from The University of Michigan School in 1989. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, his fellowship in Medical Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and post-doctoral research training at The Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Childrens Hospital Boston.

    In 1996, he joined the staff of Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he is a medical oncologist and laboratory investigator in the Gastrointestinal Cancer Center.

    Dr. Shivdasani's research focuses on normal mechanisms of development and cell differentiation in the gastrointestinal tract and new targets for treatment of intestinal tumors.


    Board Certification
    Medical Oncology, 1995

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Medical Oncology

    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine

    Medical School
    University of Michigan School of Medicine

    Recent Awards

    • Association of American Physicians, 2009
    • American Society for Clinical Investigation, 2005
    • Harvard Medical School Class of 2007 teaching award, Best Tutor of the Year, 2004
    • Brian ODell Memorial Research Award (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society), 2003