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Saranya  Chumsri

Saranya Chumsri M.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Medicine
Location: UMMC, S9D15B
Phone: (410) 328-6373
Phone: (410) 328-5790
Fax: (410) 328-6896

Personal History:


1993-1999: M.D. summa cum laude Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
2002-2005: Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
2005-2008: Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD


1993: Bronze Medal, The 4th INTERNATION BIOLOGY OLYMPIAD at University of Utrecht, Netherlands
1993: Outstanding Youth in Science and Technology Section of the year 1993, National Youth Bureau
1993: Talented Student Awarded by the committee of Thai National Children's day
1993: Merit Award from Thai Science and Technology Association Under The Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King 1993
1996: Honor for Excellence in Surgery, Chulalongkorn University
1998: Honor for Excellence in Pediatrics, Chulalongkorn University
1998: Honor for Excellence in Orthopedics, Chulalongkorn University
2000: Outstanding Staff, Mongkut Rayong Hospital, Rayong
2003: Second place in Resident Research Competition Awarded by Physician Education Foundation, Albert Einstein Medical Center
2005: Sonia Stupniker, M.D. Library Award In recognition of outstanding achievement in scholarly activity, Albert Einstein Medical Center

Research Interests:

My main disease focus is in breast cancer and I am primarily interested in translational research. My major goal is to collaborate and work with our scientists here at University of Maryland and help translate their significant findings into clinical trials. I am particularly interested in exploiting novel cancer-specific targets for treatment and prevention for breast cancer as well as developing appropriate biomarkers to predict the response for certain targeted therapies. I plan to conduct series of clinical trials to test the efficacy of multiple novel targeted therapies in different subtypes of breast cancer.

Since endocrine therapy is the mainstay treatment for the majority of breast cancer, my focus is also on identifying mechanisms of de novo and acquired endocrine-resistance in breast cancer and develop the specific targeted therapy or strategies for these patients.

Clinical Speciality:

Dr. Chumsri is American Board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Oncology. Her clinical specialty is in breast cancer.


Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Chumsri S, Tummala MK, Khan AM, Zhao XF, Rapoport AP. Persistent Positron Emission Tomography Positivity Secondary to Benign Histiocytic Proliferation after Treatment of Hodgkinâ?Ts disease. Leuk Lymphoma 2007;48(3):616-618.

Chumsri S, Zimrin AB, Gibble JW, Hess JR. Centro-lobular lung edema in transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI). Transfusion 2007;47(2):183.

Chumsri S, Phatak P, Edelman MJ, Khakpour N, Hamburger AW, Burger AM. Review Article: Cancer stem cells and individualized therapy. Cancer Genomics & Proteomics 2007;4:165-174.

Alexiev BA, Wang W, Ning Y, Chumsri S, Gojo I, Rodgers WH, Stass SA, Zhao XF. Myeloid sarcomas: a histologic, immunohistochemical, and cytogenetic study. Diagn Pathol. 2007 Oct 31;2(1):42

Chumsri S, Matsui W, Burger AM. Review Article: Leukemic stem cell pathways â?" therapeutic implications. Clin Cancer Res 2007;13(22) November 1, 2007:6549

Chumsri S, Zhao M, Garofalo M, Burger A, Hamburger A, Zhao F, Rapoport A. Inhibition of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) in a case of refractory primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Leuk Lymphoma. 2008 Feb;49(2):359-61.

Hughes L, Malone C, Chumsri S, Burger AM, McDonnell S. Characterisation of breast cancer cell lines and establishment of a novel isogenic subclone to study migration, invasion and tumourigenicity. Clin Exp Metastasis. 2008;25(5):549-57.

Chumsri S, Burger AM. Cancer stem cell targeted agents: therapeutic approaches and consequences. Curr Opin Mol Ther. 2008 Aug;10(4):323-33.


Chumsri S, Matsui W, Burger AM. Review Article: Leukemic stem cell pathways â?" therapeutic implications. AACR Educational Book 2008; April, 2008

Book Chapters

Chumsri S, Burger AM. Cancer stem cells. Cancer Research Journal 2008;2: 2/3. Editor: Frank Columbus, pp. ISSN 1935-2506, Nova Science Publishers, Inc.