Wilmot Cancer Center Recruits 4 Clinicians, Scientists to Advance Care

September 27, 2005

Four oncologists recently joined the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

“These are some of the best and brightest doctors in clinical care and cancer research,” says Richard I. Fisher, M.D., director of the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center and director of cancer services for Strong Health.  The Wilmot Cancer Center has been expanding its clinical and research programs.

Manish Kohli, M.D., was named associate professor of Urology and Medicine.  He was previously at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System and will be a part of the Wilmot Genitourinary Oncology Team.

A graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College, he completed his internship at Cook County Hospital and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1999.

Kohli focuses his research on angiogenesis and coagulation, clinical aspects of proteomics research and in developing molecular target based therapeutic clinical trials in genitourinary malignancies He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

A graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College, he completed his internship at Cook County Hospital and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1999.

Michael Milano, M.D., Ph.D., was named assistant professor of Radiation Oncology, and will support the head and neck and thoracic oncology clinics. He is also specializing in stereotactic radiosurgery.

Milano is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, where he also earned his Ph.D. in biophysics. He was a visiting resident at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto and Royal Marsden Hospital in London. He completed his radiation oncology residency at University of Chicago.

He is a member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Deborah Mulford, M.D., was named assistant professor of Hematology/Oncology.  She recently completed a fellowship in medical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

A graduate of Union College, she earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. She worked at Polaroid Corp., designing imaging systems before pursuing a medical career at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She completed a residency and internship in internal medicine at New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital Center before completing a fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.

Anthony Bibawy, M.D., was named instructor of Medicine and is involved with leukemia stem cell research.

A Wilmot Research Fellow, Bibawy is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, where he completed his residency and fellowship. He is and a member of the American Society of Hematology and American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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