Rohit Thummalapalli MD

Resident Physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, MD

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I'm a resident physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital and soon to be medical oncology fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (starting in July 2021) with extensive experience in basic science, clinical research, and clinical care in lung cancer and immunotherapy, including at Johns Hopkins and the Dana-Farber Cancer Center in Boston.

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lung cancer
cancer biology
medical oncology
Internal Medicine
Lung Cancer
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Work experience

Jun 2018 - Present

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Resident Physician

PGY-1 in Internal Medicine, Osler Medical Housestaff Training Program


Aug 2016 - May 2018

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Graduate Student

Investigated epigenetic mechanisms underlying inflammatory circuits as mediators of response or resistance to immune therapy in small cell lung cancer and related tumors Mentor: David A. Barbie, M.D., Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Sep 2016 - Aug 2017

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

HHMI Medical Research Fellow

One of 66 medical students in the country selected by Howard Hughes Medical Institute for year-long research support; fellowship work under Dr. David A. Barbie at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA

Jan 2014 - Apr 2015

David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Research Assistant

HST M.D. Thesis research: functional characterization and small molecule targeting of epigenetic reprogramming events in glioblastoma multiforme cancer stem cells. Collaborative project between Koehler group at MIT and Bernstein group at MGH. Mentors: Angela N. Koehler, Ph.D, Department of Biological Engineering, MIT Bradley E. Bernstein, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Systems Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Jan 2012 - May 2013

Engelman Lab, Yale University Department of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry

Undergraduate Researcher

Investigated folding and insertion behaviors of the synthetic peptide pHLIP into membranes of differential lipid compositions with the goal of expanding pHLIP's therapeutic potential and uncovering principles of targeted transmembrane protein insertion.

May 2011 - May 2013

LV Prasad Eye Institute Hyderabad

Research Intern

Designed, implemented and evaluated a teacher-led eye screening program in government schools in Hyderabad and rural areas of Andhra Pradesh, India.

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