Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford), Director Phase I Clinical Research, Director, Translational Oncology Program, Stanford University
Dr. Shivaani Kummar is a medical oncologist who specializes in early phase clinical drug development. She is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Phase I Clinical Research, Medical Oncology, and Translational Oncology Programs at Stanford University. She trained in Internal Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and then pursued her fellowship training at the National Institutes of Health in Medical Oncology and Hematology. She then became Assistant Professor of Medicine at Yale Cancer Center, Yale University School of Medicine, where she developed in an interest in developmental therapeutics. She moved back to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH, to build a clinical research program in novel cancer therapeutics and in 2011 became Head of Early Clinical Trials Development in the Office of the Director, Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, NCI. She subsequently moved to Stanford University in 2015 to create their early phase program in medical oncology. Her research interests focus on developing novel therapies for cancer, conducting pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic driven first-in-human trials. The clinical studies integrate genomics, imaging, and laboratory correlates into early phase trials. She serves on multiple national and international committees, and has widely published in high impact peer reviewed journals. She also serves as the Associate Division Chief for Medical Oncology.