Sumanta (Monty) Kumar Pal, M.D., was studying medicine when most of his peers were worrying about their acne.
A child prodigy, he was only 13 when he started college. He entered David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA at 17. At City of Hope since 2009, Dr. Pal enjoys being called the “youthful oncologist,” though his research output belies his young years; he has published more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented his work in numerous forums around the world.
Dr. Pal has been cited for his outstanding work in bladder, kidney and prostate cancer research. His ultimate goal is to take discoveries in the laboratory and translate them quickly and efficiently into tangible benefits for patients. He is fascinated by new research pointing to a possible link between male pattern baldness and prostate cancer.