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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Oncology & Hematology

Oncology/Hematology Mentors

Apar Kishor Ganti, MD

Career and Research Mentor
Medical School: Pune, India | Residency: UND, Fargo | Fellowship: UNMC
Career Interests: Clinical and translational research in lung cancer and head and neck cancer
Personal Interests: Reading, traveling, chess

Dr. Apar Kishor Ganti
Krishna Gundabolu, MBBS

Career and Research Mentor
Medical School: Guntur Medical School, Guntur, India | Residency: Cornwall Regional Hospital, Jamaica | Fellowship: Montefiore Medical Center & Mayo Clinic
Career Interests: Clinical interest in ALL, AML, MDS, and Bone Marrow Transplant
Personal Interests: Spending time with children, outside activities including camping; Enjoys teaching and working with others as they learn complex medical issues

Dr. Krishna Gundabolu
Sarah Holstein, MD, PhD

Career and Research Mentor
Medical School: University of Iowa | Residency: University of Iowa | Fellowship: University of Iowa
Career Interests: Research, multiple myeloma, drug development
Personal Interests: Spending time with husband and pets, playing the flute, reading

Dr. Sarah Holstein
Avyakta Kallam, MBBS

Career Mentor
Medical School: India | Residency: Creighton University Medical Center | Fellowship: UNMC
Career Interests: Early phase clinical trials
Personal Interests: Traveling

Dr. Avyakta Kallam
Jairam Krishnamurthy, MBBS, F.A.C.P.

Career and Research Mentor
Medical School: New Delhi, India | Residency: Creighton | Fellowship: UNMC
Career Interests: Breast cancer
Personal Interests: Spending time with kids

Dr. Jairam Krishnamurthy
Nicole Shonka, MD

Career and Research Mentor
Medical School: UNMC | Residency: UNMC | Fellowship: 2 – UNMC and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Career Interests: Neuro-oncology
Personal Interests: Music, hiking, spending time with daughter and dogs

Dr. Nicole Shonka
Pavankumar Tandra, MBBS

Career and Research Mentor
Medical School: Osmania Medical College | Residency: Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago | Fellowship: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Career Interests: Breast cancer, solid tumors
Personal Interests: Spending time with kids; Happy to work with residents/medical students who want to do some research in their spare time

Dr. Pavankumar Tandra
Benjamin Teply, MD

Career and Research Mentor
Medical School: UNMC | Residency: University of Michigan | Fellowship: John’s Hopkins
Career Interests: Clinical research in genitourinary malignancies, quality improvement in cancer care
Personal Interests: Spending time with kids, exercise, following sports, movies

Dr. Benjamin Teply