07/2019 - Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology, UCSF
06/2017 - Residency in Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital,Harvard Medical School
MD, 05/2014 - Medicine, Harvard Medical School
MPH, 05/2014 - Quantitative Methods, Harvard School of Public Health
BS, 05/2009 - Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology, Yale University

Honors & Awards

  • 2020 Dean’s Diversity Fund Watson Scholar, UCSF
  • 2014 Harvard Medical School Presidential Scholars Public Service Initiative Scholarship
  • 2009 Bachelor of Science, Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology, Distinction in Major, Yale University
  • 2009 Yale African American Cultural Center Honors, Magna Cum Laude, Yale University
  • 2009 Yale African American Cultural Center Academic Achievement Award, Yale University

Selected Publications

  1. Andrea Grace Bocobo, Renee Wang, Spencer Behr, Julia C. Carnevale, Pelin Cinar, Eric Andrew Collisson, Lawrence Fong, Bridget P Keenan, Wesley Allen Kidder, Andrew H. Ko, Kanti Pallav Kolli, Megan Kennedy, Angela Laffan, Sorbarikor Piawah, Marin Pollak, Gabriel Schwartz, Julia Whitman, Li Zhang, Katherine Van Loon, Chloe Evelyn Atreya. Phase II study of pembrolizumab plus capecitabine and bevacizumab in microsatellite stable (MSS) metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2022 Jun 1; 40(16_suppl):3565-3565.  View on PubMed
  2. Piawah S, Walker EJ, Van Blarigan EL, Atreya CE. The Gut Microbiome in Colorectal Cancer. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2022 06; 36(3):491-506.  View on PubMed
  3. Lipsyc-Sharf M, Zhang S, Ou FS, Ma C, McCleary NJ, Niedzwiecki D, Chang IW, Lenz HJ, Blanke CD, Piawah S, Van Loon K, Bainter TM, Venook AP, Mayer RJ, Fuchs CS, Innocenti F, Nixon AB, Goldberg R, O'Reilly EM, Meyerhardt JA, Ng K. Survival in Young-Onset Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: Findings From Cancer and Leukemia Group B (Alliance)/SWOG 80405. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2022 03 08; 114(3):427-435.  View on PubMed
  4. Erica S Tsang, Eric Andrew Collisson, Zhen J. Wang, Sorbarikor Piawah, Taylor Sanchez, Margaret A. Tempero, Andrew H. Ko. Optimizing pancreatic cancer management with next generation imaging and liquid biopsy (CHANGE-PDAC). Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2022 Feb 1; 40(4_suppl):tps640-tps640.  View on PubMed
  5. Van Blarigan EL, Dhruva A, Atreya CE, Kenfield SA, Chan JM, Milloy A, Kim I, Steiding P, Laffan A, Zhang L, Piawah S, Fukuoka Y, Miaskowski C, Hecht FM, Kim MO, Venook AP, Van Loon K. Feasibility and Acceptability of a Physical Activity Tracker and Text Messages to Promote Physical Activity During Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer: Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial (Smart Pace II). JMIR Cancer. 2022 Jan 11; 8(1):e31576.  View on PubMed
  6. Tsai FD, Guercio B, Stuver S, Stern R, Peluso MJ, Winkler M, Piawah S, Vallurupalli M, Luskin MR, Braun D, Parent A, Glotzbecker B, Kilbridge KL. Resident-Reported Impact of a Novel Oncology Curriculum for Internal Medicine Residents. J Cancer Educ. 2022 Dec; 37(6):1879-1885.  View on PubMed
  7. Evan Justin Walker, Sorbarikor Piawah, Ann Griffin, Julia C. Carnevale, Pelin Cinar, Eric Andrew Collisson, Margaret A. Tempero, Andrew H. Ko. Investigating tumor molecular profiling as a possible contributor to racial/ethnic disparities in pancreatic cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2021 May 20; 39(15_suppl):6522-6522.  View on PubMed
  8. Ramezanpour S, Horvai AE, Piawah S, Link TM. Primary osteosarcoma of the parietal bone. Skeletal Radiol. 2021 Aug; 50(8):1729-1733.  View on PubMed
  9. Stewart AL, Nápoles AM, Piawah S, Santoyo-Olsson J, Teresi JA. Guidelines for Evaluating the Feasibility of Recruitment in Pilot Studies of Diverse Populations: An Overlooked but Important Component. Ethn Dis. 2020; 30(Suppl 2):745-754.  View on PubMed
  10. Zavala VA, Bracci PM, Carethers JM, Carvajal-Carmona L, Coggins NB, Cruz-Correa MR, Davis M, de Smith AJ, Dutil J, Figueiredo JC, Fox R, Graves KD, Gomez SL, Llera A, Neuhausen SL, Newman L, Nguyen T, Palmer JR, Palmer NR, Pérez-Stable EJ, Piawah S, Rodriquez EJ, Sanabria-Salas MC, Schmit SL, Serrano-Gomez SJ, Stern MC, Weitzel J, Yang JJ, Zabaleta J, Ziv E, Fejerman L. Cancer health disparities in racial/ethnic minorities in the United States. Br J Cancer. 2021 01; 124(2):315-332.  View on PubMed
  11. Midhun Malla, Lucas J. Huebner, Sorbarikor Piawah, Heinz-Josef Lenz, Charles David Blanke, Jeffrey A. Meyerhardt, Eileen Mary O'Reilly, Qian Shi, Alan P. Venook, Richard M. Goldberg. Rural and urban disparities based on zip code of residence: Analyses of 834 and 2,159 patients in NCCTG N9741 and CALGB 80405 (Alliance) trials respectively. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2020 May 20; 38(15_suppl):e16076-e16076.  View on PubMed
  12. Piawah S, Venook AP. Targeted therapy for colorectal cancer metastases: A review of current methods of molecularly targeted therapy and the use of tumor biomarkers in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer. Cancer. 2019 Dec 01; 125(23):4139-4147.  View on PubMed
  13. Piawah S, Hyland C, Umetsu SE, Esserman LJ, Rugo HS, Chien AJ. A case report of vanishing bile duct syndrome after exposure to pexidartinib (PLX3397) and paclitaxel. NPJ Breast Cancer. 2019; 5:17.  View on PubMed
  14. Pories SE, Piawah S, Abel GA, Mullangi S, Doyle J, Katz JT. What is the Role of the Arts in Medical Education and Patient Care? A Survey-based Qualitative Study. J Med Humanit. 2018 Dec; 39(4):431-445.  View on PubMed
  15. Lisa L. Strate, Amit D. Joshi, Prashant Singh, Sorbarikor Piawah, Matthew R. Boylan, Andrew T. Chan. Tu1699 Obesity Increases the Risk of Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Men. Gastroenterology. 2017 Apr 1; 152(5):s945.  View on PubMed
  16. Strate LL, Singh P, Boylan MR, Piawah S, Cao Y, Chan AT. A Prospective Study of Alcohol Consumption and Smoking and the Risk of Major Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Men. PLoS One. 2016; 11(11):e0165278.  View on PubMed
  17. Matthew R. Boylan, Prashant Singh, Hamed Khalili, Sorbarikor Piawah, Kathleen O. Stewart, Lisa L. Strate, Andrew T. Chan. 783 Menopausal Hormone Therapy Is Associated With Increased Risk of Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Gastroenterology. 2015 Apr 1; 148(4):s-154.  View on PubMed
  18. Prashant Singh, Elaine Coughlan-Gifford, Matthew R. Boylan, Sorbarikor Piawah, Kathleen O. Stewart, Lisa L. Strate, Andrew T. Chan. 786 Alcohol Consumption Increases the Risk of Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Men. Gastroenterology. 2015 Apr 1; 148(4):s-155.  View on PubMed
  19. Percac-Lima S, Ashburner JM, McCarthy AM, Piawah S, Atlas SJ. Patient navigation to improve follow-up of abnormal mammograms among disadvantaged women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2015 Feb; 24(2):138-43.  View on PubMed
  20. Lozovatsky L, Abayasekara N, Piawah S, Walther Z. CASK deletion in intestinal epithelia causes mislocalization of LIN7C and the DLG1/Scrib polarity complex without affecting cell polarity. Mol Biol Cell. 2009 Nov; 20(21):4489-99.  View on PubMed

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