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    Mark Awad, MD, PhD

    Mark Awad, MD, PhD

    Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School


    Thoracic Oncology

    Office phone: 617-632-6049
    Appointment phone: 877-332-4294 (new); 617-632-6190 (established)
    Fax: 617-632-5786

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    Medical Oncology


    Lung cancer, Mesothelioma, Immunotherapy, Targeted therapies

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


    Dr. Awad received his MD and PhD from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2008.  He completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  He received his fellowship training in medical oncology at the Dana-Farber/ Partners CancerCare program and joined the faculty in the Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology at Dana-Farber in 2014.  His research focuses on understanding mechanisms of response and resistance to immunotherapy in lung cancer and mesothelioma, and he is involved in developing novel therapies for lung cancers with mutations in genes such as MET, RET, ALK, and ROS1.


    Board Certification
    Medical Oncology, 2014
    Internal Medicine, 2011

    Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare, Hematology/Oncology, 2014

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, 2013
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2011

    Medical School
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2008

    Recent Awards

    • Koch Institute Expansion Bridge Grant Recipient, 2016
    • Lung Cancer Developmental Research Award, Dana-Farber / Harvard Cancer Center, 2015
    • Young Investigator Award (YIA), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2015
    • Young Investigator Award (YIA), International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), 2015
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