Faculty Profile

Akash Patnaik
Section of Hematology / Oncology
Associate Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730

Academic Interests

Dr. Patnaik is translational physician-scientist working at the interface between laboratory-based investigations and early phase clinical trials. He integrates his expertise in cancer biology, experimental therapeutics and medical oncology, to bring the most promising therapies to advanced cancer patients. In the clinic, he focuses on the treatment of patients with prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancers. In the laboratory, Dr. Patnaik and his research team focus on early phase drug development of kinase inhibitors and immunotherapy, with the goal of deploying mechanistically-driven, rational combinatorial approaches to maximize clinical benefit.

Clinical Interests

Prostate cancer, bladder/urothelial cancer, kidney cancer, testicular cancer, developmental therapeutics


For a complete list of publications click here:


  • MD, 2003, Penn State College of Medicine, Medicine
  • PhD, 2003, Penn State College of Medicine, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Residency, 2006, Mayo Clinic, Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Fellow, 2009, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Ctr, Hematology/Oncology
  • Research Fellow, 2009, Harvard Medical School, Cancer Biology
  • M.M.Sc., 2011, Harvard Medical School, Clinical Investigation