Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Addressing the Rising Challenge of Non-AIDS Defining Cancers in Persons with HIV Infection

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, September 04, 2014

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Missak Haigentz, Jr, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Oncology)
Associate Professor of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Associate Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Service
Associate Director for Clinical Research, Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Training Program
Montefiore Medical Center

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Missak Haigentz's research focuses on development of clinical trials for the treatment of aerodigestive (lung and head and neck) cancers, and his work has recently taken a particular focus on these cancers in persons with HIV infection. Dr. Haigentz received the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Career Development Award in 2004 and NIH funding for his research in head and neck cancer. He chairs the Non-AIDS Defining Cancer Working Group of the AIDS Malignancy Consortium and has served on several committees supported by the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Haigentz is the author of 23 original articles and 46 book chapters, reviews and editorials. Since 2010, he has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. He is the current (2014-2015) President of the New York Head and Neck Society and is the first medical oncologist to hold this position.

Following undergraduate education at UCLA, Dr. Haigentz completed his medical education and internal medicine residency at the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha and served as Chief Medical Resident. He subsequently completed his fellowship training in hematology and oncology at the New York University School of Medicine.

Dr. Haigentz has been on the Einstein faculty since 2001 and is currently Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Clinical Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. At Montefiore, he is the Associate Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Service and Associate Director for Clinical Research for the Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Training Program.


After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the changing patterns of cancers in HIV infection and the urgent need for evidence-based therapies
  2. Describe clinicopathological characteristics of several HIV-associated cancers
  3. Identify challenges to prevention and treatment of non-AIDS defining cancers
  4. Understand the rationale and design of current clinical trials for patients with non-AIDS defining cancers

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Host: Division of Oncology (Department of Medicine)

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