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Shalin Kothari, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology); Clinician Lead, Cancer Biology Training Program; Core Faculty, Medical Oncology and Hematology Fellowship Program

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Shalin Kothari, MD

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Shalin Kothari, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology) at Yale University. Dr. Kothari completed his residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University and his Hematology and Medical Oncology fellowship through the University at Buffalo/Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center where he was the Chief Fellow. He received his Medical Degree from Gujarat University in India.

Dr. Kothari specializes in the treatment of lymphomas. His research is focused on using his clinical skills and basic science knowledge to answer scientific questions focused on mechanistic understanding of lymphoma therapeutics and its translation in the form of early-phase clinical trials for various aggressive forms of B-cell lymphomas including mantle cell lymphoma. He also conducts research in the Müschen Laboratory here at Yale University with a specific focus on developing new therapies for mantle cell lymphoma.

He is a Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) Scholar, and an inductee of the ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He has presented his research in multiple national and international meetings and has won abstract achievement and travel awards.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (2019)
  • Internal Medicine Residency
    SUNY Upstate Medical University (2016)
  • Senior Research Associate
    University of Louisville (2013)
  • MD
    Gujarat University


  • The Current State of B-cell Lymphoma Therapy
    Delhi, DL, India 2022
    Oncology Grand Rounds
  • Novel Strategies to Activate Apoptosis in Mantle Cell Lymphoma
    New York, NY, United States 2022
    Research Seminar
  • Bridgeport, CT, United States 2021
    Bridgeport Hospital Grand Rounds
  • Targeting Mcl-1 By Proteasome Inhibitors Enhances the Anti-Tumor Activity of Venetoclax in Mantle Cell Lymphoma Pre-Clinical Models
    LRF Mantle Cell Lymphoma Workshop
  • Advances in Aggressive lymphomas (DLBCL and MCL)
    National Community Oncology Dispensing Association, Inc. Student Educational Talks (SETs)
  • Updates on Lymphoma and Treatment Options
    New Haven, CT, United States 2020
    Ask The Doctor
  • 2020
    Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD) 2nd Annual Early Career Investigator Letter of Intent (LOI) Writing Workshop
  • Brentuximab PQI
  • Phase 1/2 study of Pevonedistat, Ibrutinib and Rituximab in Relapsed/Refractory MCL
    Chicago, IL, United States 2019
    LRF North American Educational Forum on Lymphoma
  • Case Presentation
    New York, NY, United States 2019
    National Lymphoma Rounds
  • Moving Beyond Chemotherapy in Mantle Cell Lymphoma: Bench to Bedside
    New Haven, CT, United States 2019
    Research Seminar
  • Outcomes of Patients with Limited-Stage Aggressive Large B-Cell Lymphoma with MYC Rearrangement with and without BCL2 and/or BCL6 Rearrangements: A Retrospective Analysis from 15 US Academic Centers
    San Diego, CA, United States 2018
    2018 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting
  • Phase 1/2 study of Pevonedistat, Ibrutinib and Rituximab in Relapsed/Refractory MCL
    Scottsdale, AZ, United States 2018
    LRF Lymphoma Clinical Research Mentoring Program Workshop
  • Lymphoma Research Foundation-Biden Institute Cancer Community Summit
    New York, NY, United States 2018
    Biden Institute Cancer Community Summit
  • Proteasome Inhibition Enhances Effects of Venetoclax in Mantle Cell Lymphoma Pre- Clinical Models
    Buffalo, NY, United States 2017
    Fellows Research Presentation
  • Precision Medicine
    Syracuse, NY, United States 2016
    Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Cardiac arrest - death takes a weekend
    Syracuse, NY, United States 2015
    Quality Conference Grand Rounds

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Member of the Mantle Cell Lymphoma ConsortiumLymphoma Research Foundation2021
The DeLuca Center for Innovation in Hematology Career Development Award2020
Gerald L. Logue Memorial Award for Outstanding Performance in Hematology/Oncology2019
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Abstract Achievement Award2018
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Advocacy Leadership Institute2018
Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) Scholar2018
Arnold P. Gold Humanism Award in Medicine2017

Professional Service

VuMediPresenter/Speaker2023 - Present
Institutional Review BoardMember2022 - Present
American Society of Hematology603. Lymphoid Oncogenesis: Basic: Mechanisms in Lymphomagenesis Symposia: Lymphoid Oncogenesis: Basic Program: Oral and Poster Abstracts Type: Oral Hematology Disease Topics & Pathways: Fundamental Science, Research, Lymphoid Leukemias, ALL, apoptosis, Lymphomas, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Translational Research, B Cell lymphoma, Genetic Disorders, genomics, T Cell lymphoma, hematopoiesis, Diseases, immune mechanism, aggressive lymphoma, immunology, Lymphoid Malignancies, metabolism, computational biology, Biological Processes, Technology and Procedures, gene editing, molecular biology, Study Population, multi-systemic interactions, Human, pathogenesis, Animal model Monday, December 12, 2022: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM 208-210 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center) Moderators: Paolo Ghia, MD, PhD, Universita' Vita-Salute San Raffaele C.F. 97187560152 and Shalin K. Kothari, MD, Center of Molecular and Cellular Oncology and Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Hematology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT2022 - Present
Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) Lymphoma Scientific Research Mentoring Program (LSRMP) – Clinical and Translational Track grantsExternal Reviewer2020
WNPR Radio Show - Yale Cancer Center AnswersInvited Guest at the WNPR Radio Show - “Early-phase clinical trials and Lymphoma” – Yale Cancer Center Answers2020
PA Program Lecture- Lymphomas: Hodgkin Lymphoma and CLLPresenter/Speaker2020 - Present
4th Annual Hematologic Malignancies SymposiumReviewer2019
Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship: Interview Committee Interviewer2019 - Present
Yale Medical School Core Lecture SeriesPresenter/Speaker2019 - Present
Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma and LeukemiaReviewer2019 - Present
Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants (mentored grant review)Reviewer2018
ASH Advocacy Leadership InstituteMember2018 - Present
Clinical CytometryReviewer2018 - Present
Gold Humanism Honor SocietyMember2017 - Present
American Society of HematologyMember2016 - Present
American Society of Clinical OncologyMember2015 - Present
SUNY Upstate Medical University Resident Advisory CommitteeMember2014
American Association of Cancer ResearchMember2013 - Present

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