Dr. Braiteh is a medical oncologist and Director of the Translational Oncology Program (TOP)-Phase I and GI Malignancies Program for Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada. He is board certified in medical oncology and palliative medicine and specializes in the area of gastrointestinal and thoracic oncology as well as the development of novel anti-cancer agents through research.
Prior to joining CCCN in 2010, Dr. Braiteh worked as a medical oncologist and Director of the Phase I Program and Drug Development Center at the Cancer and Hematology Centers of Western Michigan in Grand Rapids, Michigan. During this time, he was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the School of Human Medicine at Michigan State University, and scientific investigator for Program of Translational Medicine and Phase I clinical trials at Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Dr. Braiteh has published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters in various publications including Lancet, Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) and The Oncologist. He also published an article in Nature on cancer immunotherapy for MPDL3280A (Anti-PDL1) Phase I clinical data, including PDL1 biomarker data on tumor-infiltrating immune cells. Dr. Braiteh frequently lectures about clinical research, cancer and palliative medicine to his peers. He also serves as principal investigator or co-principal investigator for more than 200 clinical research trials. Dr. Braiteh has been featured in The New York Times in relation to his work with gene mutations.
Dr. Braiteh is the recipient of numerous awards including 2014 Healthcare Headliner in Medical Research from Vegas, Inc., The 1% Top Researcher Club by US Oncology Research Network, 2014 America’s Top Oncologists by Castle-Connolly and US News & World Report, the Everyday Heroes Award from the American Red Cross, 2014 On-time Physician Award and Patients Top Choice Award from Vitals.com and 2014 Medical Marvels by Nevada Business Magazine. He also received the 2009 Susan G. Komen Scholar-In-Training award for the AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, the 2007 Jesse Jones Fellowship in Cancer Education Award and the recipient of the 2006 and 2005 ASCO Foundation Merit Award.
Additionally, he serves on numerous national American Society of Clinical Oncology committees as well as the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Pancreatic Cancer Task Force.
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