University of Southern California
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Preet M. Chaudhary, M.D., Ph.D.

Photograph of Preet M. Chaudhary

Preet M. Chaudhary, M.D., Ph.D., is Chief of the Jane Anne Nohl Division of Hematology and Center for the Study of Blood Diseases in the Department of Medicine. He is also Professor of Medicine, Ronald H. Bloom Family Chair in Lymphoma Research, and Program Director of the USC Norris Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. He is the Co-Leader of the Molecular Genetics Program.

Dr. Chaudhary received his medical degree in 1988 from the University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. He received his doctorate in Genetics in 1993 from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. He completed an internship and residency in Medicine in 1994 at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois and a Fellowship in Medical Oncology at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington in 1997. He completed postdoctoral training in Molecular Biotechnology in 1998 at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Chaudhary comes to USC from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, where he was Professor of Medicine, Director for Translational Research, Leader of the Hematologic Malignancies Program and Co-Leader of the Cancer Stem Cell Program. As a physician-scientist dedicated to hematologic oncology, Dr. Chaudhary has research interests in several areas of cancer, including AIDS-associated cancers, cancer drug resistance, biology of normal and leukemic hematopoietic stem cells, programmed cell death, and cellular signaling.

Dr. Chaudhary holds six U.S. patents and has published in some of the top scientific journals, including Cell, Immunity, JNCI, PNAS, and Blood. He has served as a peer-reviewer for several national and international cancer research funding agencies and has been elected to the prestigious American Society for Clinical Investigations, an honor society of the top physician-scientists in the country.