Umamaheswar Duvvuri , MD, PhD
- Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology University of Pittsburgh Medical Center VA Pittsburgh Health System
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology University of Pittsburgh Medical Center VA Pittsburgh Health System
Education & Training
- 1996 University of Pennsylvania, M.S.E. Bioengineering
- Graduate: 1996-2002 University of Pennsylvania M.D. Medicine
- Graduate: 1996-2002 University of Pennsylvania Ph.D. Biophysics
- 2002-2003 General Surgery University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Intern
- 2003-2007 Otolaryngology University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Resident
- 2007-2008 Head & Neck Surgery UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Fellow
Duvvuri U, Simental AA, Johnson JT, Ferris RL, Myers EN. Slective neck dissection for the management of the N+ neck.” 6th International Meeting of the Head & Neck Society 2004.
Duvvuri U, Snyderman CH, Carrau RL, Kassam AB. “Endoscopic approach to the petrous apex. Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society 2004.
Duvvuri U, Carrau RL, Snyderman CH, Kassam AB. “Complete endoscopic resection of esthesioneuroblastoma.” Annual Meeting of the American Rhinologic Society 2004.
Duvvuri U, Carrau RL, Snyderman CH, Kassam AB. “Esthesioneuroblastoma: The University of Pittsburgh experience 1985-2005.” Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology 2005.
Duvvuri U, Kudchodkar S, Leigh JS, Reddy R. “A Novel MRI Method for Assessing the Integrity of Articular Cartilage. ISMRM & ESMRMB Joint Annual Meeting, p. 206 2001.
As a physician-scientist, I have a longstanding interest in translation science, particularly, as it relates to the care of patients with cancer of the head and neck. Although, I have a strong background in the quantitative sciences, from my Ph.D. work in Biophysics, I realize the need to obtain focused and mentored training in the fields of molecular and cellular biology. The work proposed in the grant application will provide me with further training in molecular techniques, while allowing me to incorporate my prior experience in biological imaging. This work builds on my existing fund of knowledge with the intention of providing exposure to preclinical methods using cell culture and mice xenografts. Ultimately, this award will allow me to establish my independent research career as a translational scientist.
EGFR Antisense DNA added to cetuximab and radiotherapy for head and neck cancer
SPORE Career Development Program
Semaphorin4D/PlexinB1 Signaling and Response to Therapy in Oral Carcinoma
Semaphorin 4D/PLEXINB1 signaling and response to therapy in oral carcinoma