Ajay Prakash, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation

Ajay Prakash

Contact Info

Administrative Assistant Name
Heidi Goski

Administrative Phone
612-301-6008

Administrative Email
laws0067@umn.edu

Administrative Fax Number
612-625-6919

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation


Oncologist


MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Residency, New York University, New York City, NY

Fellowship, New York University, New York City, NY

PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Summary

Dr. Ajay Prakash is a medical oncologist specializing in gastrointestinal malignancies. His research is focused on understanding the relationship between the tumor microenvironment, prognosis, and treatment response, with a specific focus on the role of the microbiome in this process. A better understanding of the microbiome, the community of organisms that reside in most human tissues, may allow us to better tailor treatments and offer patient specific guidance on cancer prevention. Clinically, Dr. Prakash is committed to healthcare equity and the delivery of high-quality, academic medicine to historically underserved communities.

Expertise

  • Gastrointestinal Malignancies
  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Microbiome
  • Translational Medicine
  • Healthcare Equity

Awards & Recognition

  • Franco Muggia Clinical Trials Award, NYU Langone Cancer Center (2020)
  • Lawrence Gardner Fellow, NYU Langone Cancer Center (2019)

Professional Associations

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Association of Cancer Research

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Gastrointestinal Malignancies
  • Microbiome
  • Tumor Immunology
  • Healthcare Disparities

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Solid Tumor Oncology

Clinical

Clinical Interests

Gastrointestinal Malignancies; Healthcare Equity