Sani H. Kizilbash, M.D., M.P.H.

  1. Oncologist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Sani H. Kizilbash, M.D., is a medical oncologist, with a special interest in:

  • Cancers of the brain and spinal cord
  • Early phase clinical trials involving novel treatments for advanced cancers.

His research focus includes the translation of novel laboratory advances into clinical trials, especially for patients with primary brain tumors. Dr. Kizilbash actively collaborates with several laboratory researchers at the Mayo Clinic and elsewhere to evaluate novel agents in preclinical models. Promising drugs are then translated into early phase clinical trials to evaluate drug safety and efficacy in patients. Previous and current clinical trial development and involvement has included studies sponsored by the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Therapeutics Evaluation Program, the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology and several industry partners.

  1. Brain tumor
  2. Spinal tumor
  • Central nervous system tumors
  • Blood brain barrier
  • Early cancer therapeutics/phase 1 clinical trials
  • Early drug development
  1. 2014
    FellowHematology/Oncology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2014
    Fellow - Hematology / Medical OncologyMayo Clinic
  3. 2011
    MPH - Health OutcomesRollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  4. 2008
    Resident - Internal MedicineWilliam Beaumont Hospital
  5. 2003
    MB BSAga Khan University

Certifications

  1. 2014
    HematologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2014
    Medical OncologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  3. 2008
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2017
    Recognition for Excellence in Clinical TrainingDepartment of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  2. 2009
    First Prize, Clinical Vignette (poster presentation)American College of Physicians - Michigan Chapter Associates Meeting
  3. 2003
    Ranking within top ten of medical school classAga Khan University
  4. 2002
    Begum Shafiqa Zia-ul-Haq ScholarshipAga Khan University
  5. 2001
    Begum Shafiqa Zia-ul-Haq ScholarshipAga Khan University
  6. 1998
    Highest Score in Pakistan, Physics, A level examination, University of Cambridge Local Examinations SyndicateAga Khan University

Professional memberships

  1. 2017 - present
    Associate MemberNeuro-Oncology Program, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  2. 2017 - present
    MemberTranslational Neuro-Oncology Review Team, Neuro-Oncology Program, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester
  3. 2016 - present
    MemberYoung Investigator Committee, Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
  4. 2016 - present
    MemberNeuro-Oncology DOG Executive Committee, Neuro-Oncology Program, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester
  5. 2015 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Association of Cancer Research
  6. 2015 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  7. 2014 - present
    MemberSociety of Neurooncology
  8. 2014 - present
    MemberNeuro-Oncology Committee, Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
  9. 2013 - 2015
    Associate MemberAmerican Association of Cancer Research
  10. 2011 - 2014
    MemberOncology Research Committee, Department of Oncology
  11. 2011 - 2014
    Associate MemberAmerican Society of Hematology
  12. 2011 - 2014
    Member in TrainingAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  13. 2009 - 2010
    ChampionUtilization Review, Diagnostic Radiology, William Beaumont Hospital
  14. 2009 - 2010
    MemberHospitalist-Information Technology Workgroup, Internal Medicine, William Beaumont Hospital
  15. 2009 - 2010
    MemberAmerican Mensa
  16. 2008 - 2011
    MemberResidency Selection Committee, Internal Medicine, William Beaumont Hospital
  17. 2008 - 2009
    RepresentativeStudent Government Association, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  18. 2005 - 2011
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  19. 1999 - 2000
    Vice ChairMensa Pakistan
  20. 1998 - 1999
    General SecretaryMensa Pakistan
  21. 1995 - 2005
    MemberMensa Pakistan
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