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Kanishka Chakraborty, MD | Assistant Professor, Associate Fellowship Program Director
Graduate: MBBS, Medical College Calcutta in Kolkata India, 2004
Residency: Internal Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Fellowship: Medical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, ETSU, Johnson City, TN
Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine, 2010; Medical Oncology Board Certification, 2012
Kanishka Chakraborty, MD is Assistant Professor of Medicine at East Tennessee State University's Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City. After earning his medical degree from his native India, Dr. Chakraborty completed his residency in Internal Medicine and his fellowship in Medical Oncology at East Tennessee State University. During his post-graduate training, he was honored with the designation of Chief Resident and subsequently Chief Fellow.
Board certified both in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, Dr. Chakraborty serves on the faculty of the Department of Internal Medicines Division of Hematology/Oncology. His research interests include further assessing the role of tocotrienols in pancreatic cancer cells in order to explore their potential use as an adjunct to cancer treatment. In 2012, Dr. Chakraborty received the Paul E. Perlman Award for Research Excellence from Quillen Colleges Department of Internal Medicine.
In his role as a clinician, Dr. Chakraborty received the 2009 David Daigneault Award from the Department of Internal Medicine, which honors a medicine resident with outstanding clinical skills who demonstrates superior humanistic qualities, compassion, and empathy for patients. He was subsequently recognized twice by the Department of Internal Medicine for providing exceptional patient care.
Dr. Chakraborty has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice and Free Radical Biology and Medicine. He has served as a reviewer for the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the Journal of Supportive Oncology. Dr. Chakraborty also won the 2012 Gold Scholarship from the New England Journal of Medicine for his essay exploring how the Internet and social networking can be harnessed to improve health.
Dr. Chakraborty is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, and the American Association of Cancer Research.