Cancer Immunotherapy Winter School – Travel Award Recipients

Uqba Khan, MD


Weill Cornell Medicine

Uqba Khan, MD, is currently an assistant professor of clinical medicine within the faculty of Weill Cornell Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology. He is also an attending physician at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Dr. Khan received his medical degree from Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan. He completed his internal medicine residency training at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore and later completed his hematology/oncology fellowship at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, where he also served as chief fellow. Subsequently, he also pursued an advanced fellowship in gastrointestinal malignancies at Weill Cornell Medicine.    

He has a special interest in treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies, immunotherapy and clinical research. He has been involved in a number of clinical and translational research studies. His research focuses on optimizing the effectiveness of immunotherapy in solid malignancies. He has published a number of research articles and is actively involved as an investigator in several clinical trials. Currently working on several early stage clinical trials of combination strategies of checkpoint inhibitors, oncolytic viruses and radiation therapy in treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. He is also currently investigating the role of antibiotics and microbiome in outcomes of patients treated with checkpoint inhibitors. He has received several awards and honors including institutional grants, American Society of Clincial Oncology (ASCO) Merit Awards, and SITC Sparkathon in 2017.