Anand B Karnad
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About me

About Me

Dr. Anand Karnad received his medical degree from Madras Medical College at the University of Madras (Chennai), in India. Dr. Karnad is Chief, Division of Hematology-Oncology at the Department of Medicine, and UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center and has been Professor of Medicine here since 2004. He has been an active investigator for the National Cancer Institute Clinical Trials for two decades, including trials designed to prevent and treat a range of cancers. He is principal investigator for the National Clinical Trials System (NCTN) SWOG trials at the Cancer Center. He is Program Director of the Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Training Program and has trained fellows since 1989. His clinical research interests include sarcoma, hematological disorders, and geriatric hematology-oncology. He holds the Castella endowed chair in aging. His career goal is to improve the care of patients with blood disorders and cancer through accelerating the completion of clinical trials and in helping to train the next generation of hematologists and oncologists.
Parra, A., Karnad, A. B. & Thompson, I. M. Hispanic Accrual on Randomized Cancer Clinical Trials: A Call to Arms. J. Clin. Oncol. 20;32(18):1871-3 (2014). PMID: 24841978; PMCID: PMC4050202
Parsons, H. M., Lathrop, K. I., Schmidt, S., Mazo-Canola, M., Trevino-Jones, J., Speck, H. & Karnad, A. B. Breast Cancer Treatment Delays in a Majority Minority Community: Is There a Difference J. Oncol. Pract. 11(2):e144-53 (2014). PMID: 25515722; PMCID: PMC4365298
Rowe, J., Patel, S., Mazo-Canola, M., Parra, A., Goros, M., Michalek, J., Kelly, K., Weitman, S. & Karnad, A. An evaluation of elderly patients (>/=70years old) enrolled in Phase I clinical trials at UT Health San Antonio-Cancer Therapy Research Center from 2009 to 2011. J. Geriatr. Oncol. 5, 65-70 (2014). PMID: 24484720; PMCID: PMC3914160




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Medical School:
Madras Medical College, University of Madras

East Tennessee State University

Boston University Medical Center


Board Certification:
American Board of Internal Medicine/Hematology
American Board of Internal Medicine

Treatment and care

Treatment and Care

Specific areas of interest and expertise include:

  • Abdominal Tumor
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Of The Head And Neck
  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Of The Lung
  • Aids-Related Lymphoma
  • Aids-Related Malignancies
  • All Lymphoma
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Appendix Tumor
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Cancer
  • Base Of Tongue Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bleeding Tendency
  • Blood Cancer
  • Blood Disorder
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Sarcoma
  • Bone Tumor
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Metastasis
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoid Tumor
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
  • Coagulation Disorders (Incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cutaneous Lymphoma
  • Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (Dvt)
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Disorder
  • Essential Thrombocythemia
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Follicular Lymphoma
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumor
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hairy Cell Leukemia
  • Head And Neck Cancer
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Kaposi Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leiomyosarcoma Of The Uterus
  • Leukemia
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Cell Cancer
  • Liver Tumor
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Carcinoma
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Lymphoma
  • Malignant Mesothelioma
  • Mediastinal Tumor
  • Melanoma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma Of The Head And Neck
  • Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma Of The Lung
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorder
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nasal Sinus Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumor Of The Lung
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin'S Lymphoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Platelet Disorder
  • Polycythemia Vera
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Salivary Adenocarcinoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Small Intestine Tumor
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Solid Tumor
  • Solitary Fibrous Tumor
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Submandibular Gland Tumor
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymoma
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Ureter Cancer
  • Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • White Blood Cell Disorders