Provider Spotlight: Hematology and Oncology Specialist Dr. Abhigna Kodali

Many patients rely on hematologists and oncologists to get a second chance at life. Maimonides is lucky to have several brilliant doctors within these specialties, including Abhigna Kodali, MD, a practitioner well-versed in both research and empathetic clinical treatment in this often challenging specialty.

After completing both her undergraduate and medical school studies at Drexel University, Dr. Kodali went on to complete her residency in Internal Medicine at Tufts Medical Center. This was immediately followed by a fellowship at the University of Illinois Chicago, where she honed her hematology and oncology skills.

Research Experience Translates to Patient Benefit

Research is a priority for Maimonides, and many of our providers are proud to develop and conduct robust clinical trials. From treatments for pediatric cancer to new technology to prosthetic aortic valves, we’ve got dozens of clinical trials going at any given time.

Cutting-edge research and treatment options are also central to Dr. Kodali’s work. “I developed an investigator-initiated clinical trial to study the role of epigenetic reprogramming in increasing immunogenicity of breast tumors [during my fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago], and I look forward to getting involved with clinical trials here at Maimonides.”

A Passionate Practitioner at an Exciting Time in the Oncology Field

Cancer treatments have evolved greatly in recent decades, and new treatment options are leading to better outcomes. Dr. Kodali joined Maimonides at a time when cancer care is only getting more effective, and she knows it. “It is an exciting time to be part of this field as we are able to offer more cures, and see durable responses in many cancers with various medications that were not available before.”

Her unmatched empathy and deep knowledge make her an invaluable asset to the oncology department, and to patients with breast and genitourinary cancers. “I look forward to building longstanding relationships with patients and their families.”

Patients may schedule an appointment with Dr. Kodali online or by phone at (718) 765-2500.

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