Renumathy Dhanasekaran MDAssistant Professor and Director of Communications, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stanford University, Stanford, California
Renumathy Dhanasekaran, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the School of Medicine, Stanford University. Her primary research goal is to explore the molecular biology of liver cancer in order to identify novel biomarkers and molecular-targeted therapies. She conducts basic and translational research to understand the molecular mechanisms of liver cancer metastasis and dormancy using mouse models of liver cancer. Also, she plays an active role in the cancer genome atlas (TCGA) consortium effort to translate the knowledge gained from the study of genomics of liver cancer. She maintains a biorepository of tissue and blood samples from patients with liver cancer and has also developed several patient derived xenograft (PDX) models for preclinical testing. Dr. Dhanasekaran is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastoenterology. Her clinical practice is mainly focused on liver cancer, and she runs a clinic specifically for patients with liver masses.