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Sumit Subudhi, MD, PhD

Assistant professor in the Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology


Sumit Subudhi is an assistant professor in the Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. A trained medical oncologist and immunologist, his research focuses on investigating the immunological mechanisms responsible for tumor rejection and clinical benefit. He is the principal investigator of multiple immunotherapy clinical trials for patients with prostate cancer, and he conducts translational laboratory studies related to those trials. His research enables the development of novel immunotherapy strategies for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer.

He received the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Young Investigator Award in 2014 and the V Foundation–Lloyd Family Clinical Oncology Scholar Award in 2017. Dr. Subudhi holds a BA in biology basis of behavior from The University of Pennsylvania and an MD and PhD from The University of Chicago.

Education & Training

  • 1994: The University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, BA, Biological Basis of Behavior
  • 2004: The University of Chicago, Division of Biological Sciences, Chicago, IL, PhD, Biological Science
  • 2007: The University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, MD, Medicine
  • 2007-2009: Clinical Residency, Internal Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
  • 2009-2013: Clinical Fellowship, Medical Oncology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Awards & Honors

  • 2017: Lloyd Family Clinical Oncology Scholar Award, V Foundation
  • 2014: Young Investigator Award, Prostate Cancer Foundation
  • 2013: SU2C Young Investigator
  • 2013: Advanced Scholar, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • 2011: NIH Loan Repayment Program, National Institutes of Health
  • 2011: NIH Clinical Scholars Biomedical Research Training Program, National Institutes of Health
  • 2006: Francis L. Lederer MD/PhD Scholars Research Grant, University of Chicago
  • 2004: Doolittle - Harrison Travel Fellowship, University of Chicago
  • 2000: NIH Pediatric Growth and Development Training Grant, National Institutes of Health, 2000