Alok A. Khorana, M.D., is Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, the Sondra and Stephen Hardis Chair in Oncology Research, Vice-Chair for Clinical Services and Strategy of the Taussig Cancer Institute and Director of the Gastrointestinal Malignancies Program at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. His clinical and translational research program focuses on predictive factors and drug development in gastrointestinal cancers and cancer-associated thrombosis and has been funded by grants from the National Cancer Institute, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the Porter Family Fund, the Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative and the V Foundation.
Dr. Khorana received his medical degree from Maharaja Sayajirao University's Medical College in Baroda (Gujarat), India. His postdoctoral training included a residency in internal medicine at the University at Buffalo in New York and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Rochester, New York. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Khorana is Past Chair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Clinical Practice Guidelines Panel (CPGC), Chair of ASCO CPGC's Pancreas Cancer Working Group and Co-Chair of the ASCO Guidelines Panel on Resectable Pancreas Cancer. He also serves on the ASCO Scientific Program Committee and multiple ASCO Guidelines Panels. He is past Chair of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis Scientific Subcommittee on Hemostasis and Malignancy He has previously served as a member of the US Pharmacopoeia Oncology Expert Committee. Dr. Khorana has been published in a variety of journals including New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), Journal of Clinical Oncology, Blood, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Clinical Cancer Research, PLoS One, and JAMA Internal Medicine. He has co-authored chapters in multiple textbooks including Cecil Essentials of Medicine and DeVita's Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology. He is co-editor of the book Cancer-Associated Thrombosis: New Findings in Translational Science, Prevention and Treatment (Informa, 2007). Dr. Khorana's fiction and creative nonfiction works have been published in the Bellevue Literary Review, Annals of Internal Medicine and Health Affairs and selected for Best American Medical Writing (Kaplan, 2009).