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Carla Casulo, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-5823

Fax: (585) 273-5761

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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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Clinical Trials

A Phase II Study of PET Adapted Therapy and Non-invasive Monitoring for Previously Untreated Limited Stage Diffuse Large B cell Lymphoma

Lead Researcher: Carla Casulo

The overarching goals of this study are to measure levels of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in patients with early stage diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL), to assess the change in ctDNA during treatment in order to prospectively identify markers of treatment failure, and to use ctDNA as a future tool for response adapted therapy.

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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




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