Pavlos Msaouel MD, PhDChief Hematology/Oncology Fellow, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Dr. Pavlos Msaouel completed his MD/PhD studies with highest honors at the medical school of the University of Athens focusing on neoplasm research, and was a research fellow at Mayo Clinic working on oncolytic virotherapy. He then completed his internal medicine residency training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Jacobi Medical Center, where he was each year awarded a best teaching or overall housestaff award, and additionally served as Chief Resident for the program. He is currently the Chief Hematology/Oncology Fellow at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. During his first year of fellowship, he was awarded the Clifton D. Howe Award for Clinical Excellence, subsequently selected to his fellowship's T32 research training program, and further awarded the William L. Pippin, Jr Endowed Fellowship in Genitourinary Research. His translational cancer research in rare kidney malignancies is additionally supported by a 2017 Young Investigator Award by the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He is the co-primary investigator of three ongoing clinical trials of novel therapeutic strategies against common and rare variants of renal cell carcinomas. His research focuses on identifying and targeting biological drivers of renal cell carcinomas, with a major interest in renal medullary carcinoma – a highly aggressive renal cell carcinoma that predominantly afflicts young African Americans with sickle cell trait.