Alec Kimmelman, MD, PhD

  • Specialty: Radiation Oncology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-731-5003

About Me

As the chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at NYU Langone, I specialize in gastrointestinal cancers, including pancreatic cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, rectal cancer, and anal cancer. Our department uses the latest and most advanced technologies to treat people who have these types of cancer.

My work delves deeply into cancer research. I have published more than 50 articles. For more than 15 years, I have studied the biology of cancer and I am a National Institutes of Health–funded investigator.

My lab work focuses on understanding the biology of pancreatic cancer. In particular, we focus on the unique metabolism of these cancers to understand how they use various fuel sources to power their growth. By targeting the way pancreatic cancers use fuel and create building blocks for growth, we hope to be able to develop novel therapeutic approaches. My research is paving the way for multiple clinical trials that will involve the testing of these new therapies.

I serve on the editorial boards of several leading scientific journals, and my own research has been published in some of these journals. These include Cancer Cell, Cancer Discovery, Cell, Genes & Development, Nature, and Science. I’ve received numerous honors and awards, including election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Ruth Leff Siegel Award for Excellence in Pancreatic Cancer Research from Columbia University’s Department of Surgery. This award is given to the researcher who has made the most significant contribution to pancreatic cancer research.


Conditions and Treatments

pancreatic cancer

Credentials

Positions
  • Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Radiology - Radiation Oncology, 2009
Education and Training
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital (Harvard Medical School), Radiation Oncology, 2008
  • MD from Mount Sinai School Of Medicine, 2003
  • PhD from Mount Sinai School Of Medicine, 2003
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Interests

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Research Interests Timeline

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Publications

  • Stromal cues regulate the pancreatic cancer epigenome and metabolome

    Sherman, Mara H; Yu, Ruth T; Tseng, Tiffany W; Sousa, Cristovao M; Liu, Sihao; Truitt, Morgan L; He, Nanhai; Ding, Ning; Liddle, Christopher; Atkins, Annette R; Leblanc, Mathias; Collisson, Eric A; Asara, John M; Kimmelman, Alec C; Downes, Michael; Evans, Ronald M Sherman, Mara H; Yu, Ruth T; Tseng, Tiffany W; Sousa, Cristovao M; Liu, Sihao; Truitt, Morgan L; He, Nanhai; Ding, Ning; Liddle, Christopher; Atkins, Annette R; Leblanc, Mathias; Collisson, Eric A; Asara, John M; Kimmelman, Alec C; Downes, Michael; Evans, Ronald M
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). 2017 Jan 17. 114 (5): 1129-1134

  • A recurring mutation in the respiratory complex 1 protein NDUFB11 is responsible for a novel form of X-linked sideroblastic anemia

    Lichtenstein, Daniel A; Crispin, Andrew W; Sendamarai, Anoop K; Campagna, Dean R; Schmitz-Abe, Klaus; Sousa, Cristovao M; Kafina, Martin D; Schmidt, Paul J; Niemeyer, Charlotte M; Porter, John; May, Alison; Patnaik, Mrinal M; Heeney, Matthew M; Kimmelman, Alec; Bottomley, Sylvia S; Paw, Barry H; Markianos, Lichtenstein, Daniel A; Crispin, Andrew W; Sendamarai, Anoop K; Campagna, Dean R; Schmitz-Abe, Klaus; Sousa, Cristovao M; Kafina, Martin D; Schmidt, Paul J; Niemeyer, Charlotte M; Porter, John; May, Alison; Patnaik, Mrinal M; Heeney, Matthew M; Kimmelman, Alec; Bottomley, Sylvia S; Paw, Barry H; Markianos, Kyriacos; Fleming, Mark D
    Blood. 2016 Oct 13. 128 (15): 1913-1917
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  • Recent insights into the function of autophagy in cancer

    Amaravadi, Ravi; Kimmelman, Alec C; White, Eileen Amaravadi, Ravi; Kimmelman, Alec C; White, Eileen
    Genes & development. 2016 Sep 01. 30 (17): 1913-1930

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