Oncology/Hematology
dr-apar-kishor-ganti.jpg Name: Dr. Apar Kishor Ganti -- Career and Research Mentor
Specialty: Oncology/Hematology
Medical School: Pune, India
Residency: UND, Fargo
Fellowship: UNMC
Hometown: Pune, India
Career Interests: Clinical and translational research in lung cancer and head and neck cancer
Personal Interests: Reading, traveling, chess

 

dr-krishna-gundabolu.jpg Name: Dr. Krishna Gundabolu -- Career and Research Mentor
Specialty: Oncology/Hematology
Medical School: Guntur Medical School, Guntur, India
Residency: Cornwall Regional Hospital, Jamaica
Fellowship: Montefiore Medical Center & Mayo Clinic
Hometown: India
Career Interests: Clinical interest in ALL, AML, MDS, and Bone Marrow Transplant
Personal Interests: Spending time with children, outside activities including camping
Other: Enjoys teaching and working with others as they learn complex medical issues

 

dr-sarah-holstein.jpg Name: Dr. Sarah Holstein -- Career and Research Mentor
Specialty: Oncology/Hematology
Medical School: University of Iowa
Residency: University of Iowa
Fellowship: University of Iowa
Hometown: Iowa City, IA
Career Interests: Research, multiple myeloma, drug development
Personal Interests: Spending time with husband and pets, playing the flute, reading

 

Dr.-Avyakta-Kallam.jpg Name: Dr. Avyakta Kallam -- Career Mentor
Specialty: Oncology/Hematology
Medical School: India
Residency: Creighton University Medical Center
Fellowship: UNMC
Hometown: Hyderabad, India
Career Interests: Early phase clinical trials
Personal Interests: Traveling

 

dr-jairam-krishnamurthy.jpg Name: Dr. Jairam Krishnamurthy -- Career and Research Mentor
Specialty: Oncology and Hematology
Medical School: New Delhi, India
Residency: Creighton
Fellowship: UNMC
Hometown: New Delhi, India
Career Interests: Breast cancer
Personal Interests: Spending time with kids

 

dr-matthew-lunning.jpg Name: Dr Matthew Lunning -- Career and Research Mentor
Specialty: Oncology
Medical School: Des Moines University
Residency: UNMC
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan – Kettering Cancer Center
Hometown: Mason City, IA
Career Interests: Lymphoma, CAR-T therapy, clinical trial design
Personal Interests: Wine collecting, tennis

 

dr-nicole-shonka.jpg Name: Dr. Nicole Shonka -- Career and Research Mentor
Specialty: Oncology/Neuro-oncology
Medical School: UNMC
Residency: UNMC
Fellowship: 2 – UNMC and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Hometown: Omaha
Career Interests: Neuro-oncology
Personal Interests: Music, hiking, spending time with daughter and dogs

 

dr-pavankumar-tandra.jpg Name: Dr. Pavankumar Tandra -- Career and Research Mentor
Specialty: Hematology/Oncology
Medical School: Osmania Medical College
Residency: Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago
Fellowship: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Hometown: Hyderabad
Career Interests: Breast cancer, solid tumors
Personal Interests: Spending time with kids
Other: Happy to work with residents/medical students who want to do some research in their spare time

 

dr-benjamin-teply.jpg Name: Dr. Benjamin Teply -- Career and Research Mentor
Specialty: Medical Oncology
Medical School: UNMC
Residency: University of Michigan
Fellowship: John’s Hopkins
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Career Interests: Clinical research in genitourinary malignancies, quality improvement in cancer care
Personal Interests: Spending time with kids, exercise, following sports, movies