Faculty
Oncology Division
Alphabetical list (active faculty):   
Olivia Aranha

Olivia Aranha, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine

Oncology Division

Medical Oncology

Clinical Interests

  • Gastrointestinal malignancies
  • Breast cancer

Research Interests

  • Gastrointestinal malignancies
  • Appendiceal/peritoneal tumors
  • Health outcomes research: reducing readmissions in oncology patients
  • Financial toxicity in cancer care

Contact

  • 314-747-7509 (office)
  • 314-362-7086 (fax)
  • Division of Oncology
    Mail Stop 8056-0029-11
    Washington University
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Room 11405 Mid Campus Center (office)

Biosketch

Education
1989-1995 MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), University of Bombay, India
1995-1998 MS (Biological Sciences), University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI
1996- 2000 PhD (Pathology), Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
2009-2017 MD Andersen Credentialed Network Physician
2018 R25 Genomics Strength Program (Enrolled)
2019 University of Massachusetts Medical School, Junior Faculty Development Bootcamp
Post-graduate Training
1994-1995 Medical Intern, LTMM College, Bombay, India
1995-1996 Health Assistant, Health Services Department, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI
1996-2000 Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant (Experimental and Molecular Pathology), Department of Pathology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
1999-2001 Physician Volunteer, Hematology-Oncology Clinic, Wertz Clinical Cancer Center, Harper Hospital, Detroit, MI
2000-2001 Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Karmanos Cancer Institute), Chemotherapeutics/Chemoprevention, Department of Pathology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
2001-2004 Resident (Internal Medicine), Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
2002-2004 Resident Physician, Hematology-Oncology Clinic, Wertz Clinical Cancer Center, Harper Hospital, Detroit, MI
2004-2007 Fellow, Hematology-Oncology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Academic Positions & Employment
2007-2009 Private Practice, Dayton Oncology and Hematology
2009-2017 Group Practice (Hematology-Oncology), St. Francis Medical Center, Cape Medical Oncology, Cape Girardeau, MO
2010-2016 Lead Physician (Breast Cancer Program & Pink Up Campaign to Raise Awareness for Earlier Detection and Mammogram Screening)
2011-2017 Lead Physician (Lung Cancer Screening Program)
2017-present Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
University & Hospital Appointments & Committees
2017-present Inpatient Cancer Committee, Siteman-BJH Main, St. Louis, MO
2017-2018 Provider Educator, EPIC implementation Project, Washington University
2017-present Member, Women of Hematology and Oncology, Washington University
2017-present Member, Washington University Siteman Cancer Center
2018-present Member, Forum for Women in Medicine, Washington University
2020-present Core Faculty-Program Evaluation Committee, Department of Medicine, Washington University
2020-present Chair, Readmissions Committee in Oncology, Washington University/BJH Main
2021-present Siteman Cancer Center Committee Representing Division of Medical Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine
2021-present Core Faculty-Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program, Washington University
2021 Faculty Leader Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program
National Committees
2020-present NCCN (National Comprehensive Cancer Network) Expert Panel for Cancer Fatigue
Board Certification
2004 Internal Medicine
2009, 2019 Medical Oncology
Honors & Awards
1991 LTMM College: Best Session and Best Speaker at the Annual Pharmacology Symposia, India. Title of presentation: Prevention, control and novel therapeutic strategies in management of AIDS patients
2000 Graduate Student Travel Award to attend the Annual American Association Cancer Research Meeting in San Francisco, CA, and present an abstract titled "Ciprofloxacin induces Bax translocation and Mitochondrial depolarization during Apoptosis"
2001 Best Poster Session at the National American College of Physician's meeting. Aslam N, Rahman W, Aranha O and Sarkar F. Down-regulation of NFKB in prostate cancer cells by ciprofloxacin
2001 Award at the American College of Physicians, Michigan Chapter, Associates Meeting. Aslam N, Rahman W, Aranha O and Sarkar F. Down-regulation of NFKB in prostate cancer cells by ciprofloxacin
2004 First place-Oral presentation at the Annual resident research day-Wayne State University, Idiopathic hypereosinophilia and splenic infarction: Dramatic response to imatinib (Gleevec)
2004 Best Oral Presentation at the Asian-American International Medical Conference, Marco Island, Florida, Jan 2004. Idiopathic hypereosinophilia and splenic infarction: Dramatic response to imatinib (Gleevec)
2004 Finalist (Poster session) at the National American College of Physician's meeting, New Orleans. Idiopathic Hypereosinophilia and splenic infraction: Dramatic response to imatinib (Gleevec)
2005-2006 Northwestern University, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center's NIH Training Grant in Clinical Oncology Research (T32 CA079447)
2017 Guardian Angel award for outstanding patient care, St. Francis Medical Center, Cape Medical Oncology, Cape Girardeau, MO
2021 Teacher of the Year (Hematology-Oncology), Washington University School of Medicine
2021 Selected to attend the Harvard Medical School Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare Conference
Professional Organizations
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Academic Women’s Network at Washington University
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity