JWCI Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program Spotlight: Dr. Uppal

Dr. Uppal, Class of 2019

Dr. Uppal obtained his medical degree from University of North Carolina School of Medicine and completed a surgical residency at the University of Chicago. At University of Chicago he was awarded the Academic Achievement Award and served as a chief resident. During a research fellowship at the Ludwig Center for Metastasis Research, he investigated the biologic determinants of oligo-metastatic cancer. Dr. Uppal’s work includes the development of animal and computer models of metastatic spread, and understanding the regulation of metastases by micro-RNAs (Oncotarget, Br. J. Cancer). These investigations were presented at the American Surgical Congress and the Society of Surgical Oncology.

The John Wayne Cancer Foundation congratulates and salutes the 7 complex general surgical oncology fellows at the John Wayne Cancer Institute (JWCI) at Providence Saint John’s Health Center.   Please look for spotlights on the remarkable physicians they are and will continue to be after graduating from the fellowship program.

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