Oncology Division
Alphabetical list (active faculty):   
Milan G. Chheda

Milan G. Chheda, MD

Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine

Oncology Division

Molecular Oncology

Clinical Interests

  • Aggressive treatment of brain tumors
  • Maintenance of excellent quality of life

Research Interests

  • Cancer stem cells
  • Oncolytic viruses
  • Functional genomics of brain tumors


  • 314-362-2877 (office)
  • 314-362-7086 (fax)
  • Division of Oncology
    Campus Box 8069
    Washington University
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Room 7609 BJC Institute of Health (office)


1989-1993 AB in Physics and Mathematics, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA
1993-1994 Wallenberg Scholar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
1996-2001 MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY
2006 Certificate in Clinical Effectiveness, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Post-graduate Training
2001-2002 Intern in Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
2002-2005 Resident in Neurology, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
2005-2007 Fellow in Neuro-oncology, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
2007-2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of William C. Hahn, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA and Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA
2010-2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Ingo L. Mellinghoff, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Academic Positions
2007-2010 Clinical Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
2010-2015 Clinical Instructor in Neurology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
2015-present Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology and Department of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
University & Hospital Appointments & Committees
2016-present Protocol Review Monitoring Committee, Siteman Cancer Center
2017-present Co-leader, Neuro-oncology, Mechanisms of Cancer Biology Program (previously Cell-to-Cell Communications in Cancer), Siteman Cancer Center
Board Certification
Board Certification in Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (expired 2018)
Board Subspecialty Certification in Neuro-oncology, United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (expires 2025)
Honors & Awards
1998 Howard Hughes Medical Institute - NIH Research Scholar
1999-2001 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Continued Support Scholarship
2001 MD With Distinction, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
2001 Doyle Award in Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
2005 Senior Resident Teacher of the Year, Massachusetts General Hospital
2008-2009 American Association for Cancer Research-National Brain Tumor Foundation Scholar in Memory of Bonnie Brooks
2008-2010 American Brain Tumor Association Basic Science Research Fellow
2010 Jerome B. Posner Teaching Award for Neurology Resident Teaching, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
2018 Siteman Cancer Center Rock Doc
2018 Neuro-oncology Investigator Award, American Academy of Neurology
National Scientific Panels
2015-present Member, Scientific Review Committee, Medical Student Summer Fellowships, American Brain Tumor Association
2016-present Member, Advisory Committee, K12 Training Program in Nervous System Tumors, Massachusetts General Hospital
2017 Ad hoc Member, Scientific Review Committee, ZRG1 OBT-G Special Emphasis Panel, Exploratory Grant Award in Basic Cancer Research, NIH
2017 Ad hoc Member, Scientific Review Committee, Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program and the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program, Florida Department of Health
2018-present Co-chairman, Young Investigator Committee, Society for Neuro-Oncology
2018 Ad hoc Member, Scientific Review Committee, CNBT, Clinical Neuroimmunology and Brain Tumors Study Section, NIH
2019 Ad hoc Member, Scientific Review Committee, DT, Developmental Therapeutics Study Section, NIH
National Meeting Moderator
2017 Cell Signaling, Genetics, Epigenetics; Society for Neuro-Oncology
2018 Experimental Therapeutics; Society for Neuro-Oncology
International Committees
2017 Ad hoc Member, Scientific Review Committee, The Brain Tumour Charity, UK
Professional Societies
2008-present American Association for Cancer Research
2011-present American Academy of Neurology
2012-present American Brain Tumor Foundation Alumni Network (Co-chairman, 2013)
2015-present Society for Neuro-Oncology