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Carla Casulo, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-5823

Fax: (585) 784-7907

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Professional Background

Carla Casulo, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, and Assistant Director of Cancer Research Training and Education at the Wilmot Cancer Institute. She was awarded her medical degree from the State University of New York (Downstate) in Brooklyn, New York. She later completed her Internship, Residency and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.

Dr. Casulo completed Hematology and Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York. Dr. Casulo was honored as recipient of numerous awards, including the John W. Bracket Housestaff Teaching Award at Yale University School of Medicine, the Mortimer Latcher Fellowship Award from the Lymphoma Foundation, and the NIH John Calabresi K12 Career Development Award. Dr Casulo was recipient of The NIH Loan Repayment Award and was a Scholar in the Lymphoma Research Foundation Clinical Research Mentoring Program.

Dr. Casulo is an international expert and clinician-researcher in all forms of lymphoma, best known for her pivotal work in follicular lymphoma. She also has an expertise and passion for young adults with lymphoma and Hodgkin lymphoma. Dr. Casulo’s research focuses on identifying risk and individual prognosis to address patient's treatment needs and sequence of therapy using a precision approach. Dr. Casulo uses real world, large patient datasets and clinical trials to discover patterns of therapy, new treatments, and ways to improve survival for patients with lymphoma.

Dr. Casulo has presented her work and lectured on various lymphoma topics at numerous conferences, both nationally and internationally. She has been Chair of lymphoma sessions at The American Society of Hematology, The American Society of Clinical Oncology, and The International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma. She is a passionate mentor of students and trainees, and the recipient of numerous teaching and mentoring awards, including the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Trainee Academic Mentoring Award in Clinical Programs.

Dr Casulo is a Steering Committee Member and Chair of the Women in Lymphoma Global Organization. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, in both Hematology and Medical Oncology.




    MD | SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University - College of Medicine

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    07/01/2008 - 06/30/2011
    Fellowship in Hematology & Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

    07/01/2005 - 06/30/2007
    Residency in Internal Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital

    07/01/2004 - 06/30/2005
    Internship in Internal Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital

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    Nominee, Arthur W. Bauman Teaching Award
    Sponsor: URSMD, Department of Internal Medicine

    Selected among national competitors, AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar

    Nominee, Arthur W. Bauman Teaching Wardy
    Sponsor: URSMD, Department of Internal Medicine

    Arthur W. Bauman Teaching Award
    Location: University of Rochester , Department of Internal Medicine

    National Institute of Health Loan Repayment Award

    ICARE Patient Centered Bronze Star Award
    Sponsor: University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital

    Hematology/Oncology Training Program Teacher of the Year Award
    Sponsor: University of Rochester, Wilmot Cancer Institute

    Lymphoma Research Foundation Clinical Research Mentoring Program Recipient

    American Society of Hematology Clinical Research Training Institute

    2013 - 2014
    SPORE Career Development Award in Lymphoma Research
    Sponsor: National Institute of Health

    Abstract Achievement Award
    Sponsor: American Society of Hematology

    2010 - 2012
    Career Development Award (K12 Grant)
    Sponsor: John Calabresi

    2009 - 2010
    Latcher Fellowship Award
    Sponsor: Lymphoma Foundation

    Competitively Selected
    Sponsor: AAMC Minority Career Development Conference

    John W Bracket House Staff Teaching Award
    Sponsor: Yale University School of Medicine
    Location: New Haven, CT

    Intern of the Year
    Sponsor: Yale University School of Medicine
    Location: New Haven, CT

    Thomas Hunter Honors Program
    Location: New York, NY

    Golden Key National Honor Society

    Cum Laude
    Sponsor: Hunter College
    Location: New York, NY

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    Journal Articles

    Welaya K, Casulo C. "Follicular Lymphoma: Redefining Prognosis, Current Treatment Options, and Unmet Needs." Hematology/oncology clinics of North America.. 2019 Aug; 33(4):627-638. Epub 2019 May 18.

    Lansigan F, Horwitz SM, Pinter-Brown LC, Rosen ST, Pro B, Hsi ED, Federico M, Gisselbrecht C, Schwartz M, Bellm LA, Acosta M, Shustov AR, Advani RH, Feldman T, Lechowicz MJ, Smith SM, Tulpule A, Craig MD, Greer JP, Kahl BS, Leach JW, Morganstein N, Casulo C, Park SI, Foss FM. "Outcomes for Relapsed and Refractory Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma Patients after Front-Line Therapy from the COMPLETE Registry." Acta haematologica.. 2019 Jul 17; :1-11. Epub 2019 Jul 17.

    Loh KP, Baran A, Lee CY, Alshaibani A, Rutherford SC, Hu J, Casulo C, Barr PM, Friedberg JW, Reagan PM. "Patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma requiring urgent treatment: its implication on trial design and interpretation." Leukemia & lymphoma.. 2019 Jul 8; :1-4. Epub 2019 Jul 08.

    Books & Chapters

    Chapter Title: Chemotherapy Free Treatment for Follicular Lymphoma
    Book Title: Lugano Educational Book
    Author List: Carla Casulo
    Published By: Lugano 2017 in International Conference for Malignant Lymphoma - Lugano Educational Book

    Chapter Title: Burkitt Lymphoma
    Book Title: Williams Hematology Malignant Lymphoid Disease
    Author List: Carla Casulo, Jonathan Friedberg, and Andrew G. Evans
    Published By: Cenveo Publisher Services 2017

    Chapter Title: Lymphoma, Non Hodgkin
    Book Title: Hematology-Oncology Therapy
    Author List: Schafer-Cutillo J, Casulo C, Friedberg J, Fisher R
    Published By: McGraw-Hill 2014




    3,000 Researchers: Lymphoma


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