Rami Manochakian, M.D.

  1. Internist
  2. Oncologist

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

Languages

English

Dr. Rami Manochakian is a thoracic medical oncologist who joined Mayo Clinic in January 2017. He earned his medical degree from the University of Aleppo in Syria. He completed Internal Medicine residency and chief residency at the University at Buffalo, NY. He completed Hematology/Oncology fellowship and was a chief fellow at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.

Dr. Manochakian has specialized and developed an expertise in treating patients with thoracic malignancies including lung cancer, mesothelioma and thymic tumors. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, he was the director of the lung cancer program at the Cleveland VA Medical Center where he was the recipient of a major VA grant to improve veterans' access to lung cancer care.

Dr. Manochakian is very actively involved in clinical research to help advance the oncology field. He has helped develop and run several cancer clinical trials.

Dr. Manochakian is a passionate educator and is considered a leader in medical education. He participates in and leads many educational activities at Mayo Clinic. He serves in education and advisory roles on national and international medical societies including the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American Lung Association (ALA) and International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC).

When asked about his career, Dr. Manochakian says: "It's an honor and a privilege to be able to help some of the most special and resilient human beings, meaning cancer patients, and fight their cancer with them and for them."

About his work at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Manochakian says: "I could not be any prouder of being a member of an institution and a team that inspire hope and provide a comprehensive and multidisciplinary care, driven by the most meaningful primary value, which is the needs of the patients come first."

  • Thoracic oncology including: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), Small cell lung cancer (SCLC), Mesothelioma, Thymic tumors
  • Clinical trials
  • Immunotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Medical Education
  • Quality of care and cancer outcomes research
  • Psychosocial aspects of cancer care
  1. 2012
    Chief Fellow - Hematology/OncologyUniversity Hospitals Case Medical Center
  2. 2011
    Fellow - Hematology/OncologyUniversity Hospitals Case Medical Center
  3. 2009
    Chief Resident - Internal MedicineUniversity of Buffalo
  4. 2008
    Residency - Internal MedicineUniversity of Buffalo
  5. 2003
    MDAleppo University School of Medicine

Certifications

  1. 2012
    Medical OncologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO ) education ScholarASCO
  2. 2014
    Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Best Practice ProgramVeterans Health Administration
  3. 2014
    Linda Arena Endowed Scholarship Award for Lung Cancer EducationCase Western Reserve University
  4. 2011
    Competitive Workshop; Methods in Clinical Cancer Research ASCO/AACR
  5. 2011
    Oncology Trainee Travel Award, ASCO Annual Meeting, ChicagoConquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO
  6. 2011
    NCCN Fellows Recognition ProgramNational Comprehensive Cancer Network
  7. 2010
    First Place Award on Quality Improvement Project Poster, Category of Patient Safety. NY American College of Physicians Annual Resident/Student Poster CompetitionACP - New York Chapter, American College of Physicians
  8. 2007
    Rakesh Bidani House staff Award for the Selfless Commitment to Teaching, Dedication to Patients and Support of ColleaguesUniversity at Buffalo
  9. 2007
    Evidence Based Medicine/Quality Improvement Top Project AwardUniversity at Buffalo

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    Program DirectorHematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine
  2. 2019 - present
    Advisory Panel MemberAmerican Lung Association
  3. 2018 - 2020
    Committee ChairClinical Competency Committee
  4. 2018 - present
    Professional Development Subcommittee of the Professional Affairs Committee, MemberInternational Association of Study of Lung Cancer
  5. 2018 - present
    Committee MemberMortality Review Committee
  6. 2018 - present
    MemberGraduate Medical Education Committee, Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  7. 2018 - present
    Associate Editor. ASCO University Editorial BoardAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  8. 2017 - present
    Student AdvisorMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  9. 2017 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  10. 2017 - 2020
    Associate Program DirectorHematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine
  11. 2015 - present
    MemberInternational Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
  12. 2015 - present
    MemberUniversity Question Writing Panel, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  13. 2015 - 2018
    MemberCME Subcommittee, Cancer Education Committee, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  14. 2015 - 2016
    MemberCME Committee, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  15. 2013 - present
    ReviewerEducational Book Expert Panel, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  16. 2013 - 2016
    DirectorLung Tumor Board/Nodule Rounds, Louis Stokes Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  17. 2012 - 2016
    MemberComprehensive Cancer Committee, Louis Stokes Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  18. 2012 - 2016
    MemberClinical Competence Committee, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, Case Western Reserve University
  19. 2012 - 2016
    MemberAssociation of VA Hematology/Oncology
  20. 2012 - 2013
    MemberCurriculum Committee, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, Case Western Reserve University
  21. 2012 - 2016
    ParticipantTransdisciplinary Research in Energy Balance and Cancer (TREC) Program, University Hospitals Case Medical Center
  22. 2009 - 2012
    MemberAmerican Society of Hematology
  23. 2009 - 2012
    MemberAmerican Association for Cancer Research
  24. 2009 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  25. 2006 - 2009
    ParticipantQuality Improvement Project on Improving the Patient Handoffs/Sign-outs System, University of Buffalo
  26. 2006 - 2008
    ChairResidents Committee, University at Buffalo
  27. 2006 - 2008
    MemberGraduate Medical Education Committee, University at Buffalo
  28. 2005 - 2008
    MemberInternal Medicine Residents Advisory Committee, University at Buffalo
  29. 2004 - present
    MemberSyrian Medical Association

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