Aparna H. Kesarwala, M.D., Ph.D.

Aparna H. Kesarwala, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Investigator

Dr. Kesarwala's research interests include molecular imaging, DNA repair pathways, and cancer cell metabolism. She is involved in the development of novel molecular imaging agents relevant to the response of tumors to radiation therapy. She also studies pre-clinical radiation modifiers and the interaction of DNA repair pathways and radiation response. Clinically, Dr. Kesarwala treats all types of cancers commonly treated with radiation therapy, including lung and breast cancers.

Areas of Expertise
1) molecular imaging, 2) DNA repair pathways, 3) cancer cell metabolism, 4) radiation therapy

Contact Info

Aparna H. Kesarwala, M.D., Ph.D.
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Building 10-CRC, Room B2-3500
Bethesda, MD 20892-1682
Ph: 301-496-5457
aparna.kesarwala@nih.gov

Dr. Kesarwala's research interests include molecular imaging, DNA repair pathways, and cancer cell metabolism. She is involved in the development of novel molecular imaging agents relevant to the response of tumors to radiation therapy. She also studies pre-clinical radiation modifiers and the interaction of DNA repair pathways and radiation response. Clinically, Dr. Kesarwala treats all types of cancers commonly treated with radiation therapy, including lung and breast cancers. She is board certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology.

Scientific Focus Areas:
Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Clinical Research
View Dr. Kesarwala's PubMed Summary.

Selected Key Publications

  1. Ma C, Kesarwala AH, Eggert T, Medina-Echeverz J, Kleiner DE, Jin P, Stroncek DF, Terabe M, Kapoor V, ElGindi M, Han M, Thornton AM, Zhang H, Egger M, Luo J, Felsher DW, McVicar DW, Weber A, Heikenwalder M, Greten TF.
  2. Basudhar D, Ridnour LA, Cheng R, Kesarwala AH, Heinecke J, Wink DA.
  3. Thomas DD, Heinecke JL, Ridnour LA, Cheng RY, Kesarwala AH, Switzer CH, McVicar DW, Roberts DD, Glynn S, Fukuto JM, Wink DA, Miranda KM.
  4. Ridnour LA, Cheng RY, Weiss JM, Kaur S, Soto-Pantoja DR, Basudhar D, Heinecke JL, Stewart CA, DeGraff W, Sowers AL, Thetford A, Kesarwala AH, Roberts DD, Young HA, Mitchell JB, Trinchieri G, Wiltrout RH, Wink DA.
  5. Kesarwala AH, Ko CJ, Ning H, Xanthopoulos E, Haglund KE, O'Meara WP, Simone CB 2nd, Rengan R.

Dr. Kesarwala received an AB degree in chemistry summa cum laude from Princeton University and medical and graduate degrees from the Washington University School of Medicine. She completed internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital and radiation oncology residency at the National Cancer Institute/National Capital Consortium. Following the completion of her training, she became an Assistant Clinical Investigator in the Radiation Oncology Branch of the NCI.

Name Position
Jenna Carter Postbaccalaureate Fellow (CRTA)
Kelsey Kines Postbaccalaureate Fellow
Graham Read Postbaccalaureate Fellow (CRTA)