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Akash Patnaik, MD, PhD, MMSc

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Akash Patnaik, MD, PhD, MMSc, is a medical oncologist specializing in the care of patients with genitourinary cancers, including prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancers. He also has a strong interest in the development of novel therapeutics for treatment of advanced solid tumors.

As an accomplished physician-scientist, Dr. Patnaik's work focuses on translating novel therapies from the laboratory to early stage clinical trials. He is interested in developing personalized patient models of disease in order to interpret therapeutics, develop biomarkers, and help patients make informed decisions about their care.

Dr. Patnaik has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work, which include the John W. Kreider Ph.D. Commencement award in Cell & Molecular Biology, AACR-Astellas Clinical/Translational research award, Harvard-MIT Clinician-Investigator Training Program Fellowship, a Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award, and a DOD Prostate Cancer Physician-Researcher Training Award.  

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology

Medical School

Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA

Internship & Residency

Mayo Clinic


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Dana Farber Harvard Cancer Center

Additional Graduate Degrees

PhD, Cell and Molecular in Biology, Penn State College of Medicine
MMSc, Clinical Investigation, Harvard Medical School


American Association for Cancer Research
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Mayo Clinic Alumni Association
Prostate Cancer Foundation

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6149

Office Fax

(773) 702-9268

Office Postal Address

Akash Patnaik, MD, PhD, MMSc
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2115
Chicago, IL 60637

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Patnaik's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.