Current Scholars

Ammar Chaudhry, M.D., (2018-present) is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at City of Hope.  His research focuses on the utility of advanced imaging in glioblastoma radibiogenomics and its role in assessment of CAR-T cell therapy response.

Loretta Erhunmwunsee, M.D., (2018-present) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at City of Hope specializing in thoracic surgery.  Her research focuses on eliminating health inequity in thoracic oncology patients.

Laleh Melstrom, M.D., M.S., (2015-present) is an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at City of Hope subspecializing in hepatobiliary malignancies. Her research aims to develop salmonella-based targeting of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase coupled with enzymatic depletion of tumor hyaluronan as a pancreatic cancer therapy utilizing a human pancreatic xenograft model.

Mina Sedrak, M.D., M.S. (2017-present) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics at City of Hope specializing in the care of older adults with breast cancer.  Dr. Sedrak’s ultimate scientific goal is to improve clinical trial recruitment of older adults, a highly underrepresented group in cancer research, through design, development, and use of digital engagement interventions.  The objectives of his research are to identify the facilitators and barriers of health-oriented social media-based intervention to improve informational support among older adults with breast cancer.
 
Edward Wang, M.D., (2018-present) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research at City of Hope specializing in gynecologic oncology.  His research focuses on targeting the extrinsic apoptotic pathway using pro-apoptotic receptor agonists in combination with acridine derivatives for the treatment of ovarian