Distinguished Scientist: Apar Kishor Ganti, M.D.

February 18, 2020

Image with caption: Apar Kishor Ganti, M.D.

Apar Kishor Ganti, M.D.

This profile is part of a series to highlight the researchers who will be honored at a ceremony for UNMC's 2019 Scientist Laureate, Research Leadership, Distinguished Scientist and New Investigator Award recipients.

Distinguished Scientist

The Distinguished Scientist Award -- which is sponsored by the chancellor -- recognizes researchers who have been among the most productive scientists at UNMC during the past five years.

  • Name: Apar Kishor Ganti, M.D.
  • Title:Professor, UNMC Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine
  • Joined UNMC: 2003
  • Hometown: Pune, India

Research focus:

  • Lung, head and neck cancer

The goal of my research is: To identify newer treatment approaches for patients who are not candidates for standard therapies. My laboratory is evaluating new pathways in head and neck and lung cancer. The goal is to identify novel prognostic and predictive biomarkers for these malignancies.

My research will make a difference because: There is a large unmet need for treatment options in these diseases. Any progress in our understanding of these cancers will lead to improvement in the quality of life and survival of these patients.

The best advice I've ever been given is:

Keep doing your work sincerely, and don't let the results be the underlying motive.

Three things you may not know about me are:

  • In grade school I was nicknamed Appu by my friends, after the mascot of the 1982 New Delhi Asian Games
  • I learned to swim and play tennis after the age of 40.
  • I married the girl who proposed to me.


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Gleb Haynatzki
March 08, 2020 at 9:39 AM

Well deserved and long overdue, Dr Ganti! Congratulations!

N Srinivasan Sarma
February 28, 2020 at 9:08 PM

Heartiest Congratulations Apar remember the days when we studied together at school God Bless u all Proud to have you as my friend Srinivasan from S V Union school

Abhijit Bhosale
February 20, 2020 at 12:33 AM

Heartiest congrats mate. Very well deserved. Keep up the good work 👏👏👍👍

Amit Parasnis
February 20, 2020 at 12:14 AM

Congratulations Apar...or should I say Pappya!!!...from You know who.

Paulo Shila
February 19, 2020 at 2:07 PM

Congratulations Dr. Ganti!! --- Paulo Shila

Dr.Pradnya Kaushik Kulkarni
February 19, 2020 at 8:30 AM

Hearty Congratulations dear Apar.....proud to have a friend and philosopher of such a great calibre like you......May you be blessed with more power peace health and wealth.......

February 19, 2020 at 2:28 AM

Hearty congratulations Dr Apar. .......Manikyam atta and Durga

Kishor Shinde
February 19, 2020 at 12:33 AM

Great work. All the best

Sheeja Kurian
February 18, 2020 at 11:59 PM

Congratulations!! God Bless!!

Dr. Shrikant D Pawar
February 18, 2020 at 9:10 PM

Congratulations Dr. Ganti

Kedar Pataskar
February 18, 2020 at 8:03 PM

Heartiest congratulations Apar

Suresh Madhira
February 18, 2020 at 7:01 PM

Your down to earth personality endears you to the noble profession of medicene.Reach more heights.

Theresa Franco
February 18, 2020 at 2:43 PM

Apar, you are so deserving of this recognition. Congratulations. Can I call you Appu from now on? It suits you. Theresa

Thuy Koll
February 18, 2020 at 2:05 PM


Srinivas Kompella
February 18, 2020 at 1:53 PM

Congratulations Apar.

Larisa Skrypnik
February 18, 2020 at 12:05 PM

Great to work with you. Congratulations!!!!

Krishna Gundabolu
February 18, 2020 at 11:21 AM

Congratulations Apar!

Mariza Hoffman
February 18, 2020 at 11:11 AM

Congrats Dr. Ganti!!!

venkata subbarao madhira
February 18, 2020 at 11:01 AM

Dear Dr. Apar, Congratulations.

Adam Karpf
February 18, 2020 at 10:25 AM

Congratulations Apar!

February 18, 2020 at 10:13 AM


Nicole Shonka
February 18, 2020 at 9:49 AM

Well deserved my friend!

Lynette Smith
February 18, 2020 at 9:31 AM

Congratulations Apar!

Andrea Williams
February 18, 2020 at 9:18 AM

Congratulations Dr. Ganti!

Maneesh Jain
February 18, 2020 at 8:06 AM

Congratulations Apar!!

Amy Dodson
February 18, 2020 at 7:39 AM

Congratulations Dr. Ganti!