Rekha Chaudhary

Rekha Chaudhary , MD

Adjunct Associate Professor

Vontz Center for Molecular Studies
3125 Eden Avenue
ML 0562
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
Phone 513-558-2119
Fax 513-558-2124
Email rekha.chaudhary@uc.edu

Professional Summary


Dr. Chaudhary is an adjunct associate professor in the department of Medicine and Neurology in the division of Hematology Oncology. She is also faculty in the Integrative Medicine Center.  Dr. Chaudhary is a board certified medical hematologist and oncologist who specializes in the treatment of skin cancers such as melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin and merkel cell carcinoma.  She also specializes in primary brain tumors such as glioblastoma multiforme.  Lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise and stress reduction and their effect on tumor growth is a special clinical and research interest for her.  She is primary investigator on many clinical trials involving integrative medicine, brain tumors and skin cancers. 

Education

Bachelor's Degree: Kent State University Kent, OH, 1994 ( Integrated Life Sciences (Summa Cum Laude)

Medical Degree: Northeastern Ohio College of Medicine Rootstown, OH, 1998

Residency: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2001 (Internal Medicine)

Fellowship: Wayne State University Karmanos Cancer Institute Detroit, MI, 2004 (Hematology Oncology)

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine (Hematology) (Certification Date: 11-18-2005 ) - (Recertification Date: to 09-18-2015 )

American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology) (Certification Date: 11-17-2005 ) - (Recertification Date: to 09-18-2015 )

Clinical Interests

Medical Oncology

Hematology and Oncology

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Melanoma

Skin Cancer

Squamous Cell Skin Cancer

Specialities

Hematology

Internal Medicine

Medical Oncology

Research and Practice Interests

Neurology, Carboplatin Reactions and Correlation to Allergy to Jewelry, Hematology Oncology

Positions and Work Experience

2007 -2010 Internal Medicine Residence Associate Program Director, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH

2004 -2010 Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Hematology/Oncology, University of Toledo Medical Center,, Toledo, OH

Research Support

Grant: #SWOG Network Group Operations Center of the NCTN Investigators:Chaudhary, Rekha 03-01-2019 -02-28-2025 National Cancer Institute SWOG CTI Role:PI $282,420.21 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #R01CA249737 Investigators:Abdelmalek, Zalfa; Chaudhary, Rekha; Harris, Gregory; Xie, Changchun; Zhang, Yuhang 06-15-2021 -05-31-2026 National Cancer Institute Reprogramming of the stromal microenvironment in melanoma progression and therapeutic escape Role:Collaborator 375431.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Chaudhary, Rekha (2010. ) Drainage by Prayer.Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE, , More Information

Saikumar, Jagannath; Li, Guiyuan; Chaudhary, Rekha T (2010. ) Reversible Neuropathy After Chemotherapy for Metastatic Adenocarcinoma From an Unknown Primary Tumor to the Sural Nerve.American journal of therapeutics, , More Information

Kleynberg, Roman L; Sofi, Aijaz A; Chaudhary, Rekha T (2010. ) Hand-Foot Hyperpigmentation Skin Lesions Associated With Combination Gemcitabine-Carboplatin (GemCarbo) Therapy.American journal of therapeutics, , More Information

Ghose, Abhimanyu; Tariq, Zeeshan; Taj, Asma; Chaudhary, Rekha (2010. ) Acute Dyspnea From Treatment of AL Amyloidisis With Bortezomib.American journal of therapeutics, , More Information

Ghose, Abhimanyu; Sethi, Namrata; Li, Guiyuan; Chaudhary, Rekha (2010. ) Chemotherapy Versus Surgery in Primary B-Cell Lymphoma Masquerading as Klatskin Tumor-A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Dilemma.American journal of therapeutics, , More Information

Rekha T. Chauhdary, Lance k. Heilbrun, Vikas Jain, and Ulka N. Vaishampaya (2006. ) Racial disparity in outcomes of a clinical trial population with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. .Urology, , 68 ,296-301

Rekha Chaudhary MD, Mahvish Muzaffar MD, Xin Li MD, Shobha Ratnam MD (09-2009. ) Late onset post renal transplant plasma cell dyscrasia presenting as retroperitoneal plasmacytoma treated with bortezomib and dexamethasone: Review of literature .Transplant Proceedings, ,

Rekha Chaudhary. Asma Taj (09-2009. ) Iatrogenic immunosuppresion associated plasmablastic lymphoma of colon in HIV-negative patient .Clinical Medicine Blood Disorders, , Plasmablastic lymphoma of the colon in a patient ,

Ghose A.;Guha G.;Kundu R.;Tew J.;Chaudhary R. (05-01-2017. ) CNS hemangiopericytoma.American Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials, , 40 (3 ) ,223-227 More Information

Alsidawi S.;Chaudhary R.;Karim N. (01-01-2017. ) Frontline systemic therapy with pemetrexed-platinum in nonsquamous non-small-cell lung cancer with a.American Journal of Therapeutics, , 24 (2 ) ,e111-e120 More Information

Kundu R.;Sethi N.;Ghose A.;Chaudhary R. (01-01-2013. ) Age old dapsone in the treatment of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura - A case report with review.American Journal of Therapeutics, , 20 (6 ) ,e723-e725 More Information

Muzaffar M.;Ghose A.;Shah S.;Chaudhary R. (03-01-2012. ) Bone marrow donation perceptions among healthcare workers: A survey at University of Toledo Medical .Hematological Oncology, , 30 (1 ) ,53-55 More Information

Muzaffar M.;Chaudhary R.;Li X.;Ratnam S. (03-01-2011. ) Post-renal transplant plasma cell dyscrasia presenting as retroperitoneal plasmacytoma: A case repor.Dialysis and Transplantation, , 40 (3 ) ,130-132 More Information

Morales, Humberto; Marko, Nicholas; Brannock, Kritstina; Kanfi, Alisa; Chaudhary, Rekha (2019. ) Primary CNS Lymphoma Presenting as Enhancing Cortical Ribboning and Hemorrhage : Lessons from Atypical Presentation of a Usual Suspect.Clinical neuroradiology, , More Information

Woodhouse, C; Ward, T; Gaskill-Shipley, M; Chaudhary, R (2019. ) Feasibility of a modified Atkins diet in glioma patients during radiation and its effect on radiation sensitization.Current oncology (Toronto, Ont.), , 26 (4 ) ,e433-e438 More Information

Huang, Jiayi; Chaudhary, Rekha; Cohen, Adam L; Fink, Karen; Goldlust, Samuel; Boockvar, John; Chinnaiyan, Prakash; Wan, Leping; Marcus, Stephen; Campian, Jian L (2019. ) A multicenter phase II study of temozolomide plus disulfiram and copper for recurrent temozolomide-resistant glioblastoma.Journal of neuro-oncology, , 142 (3 ) ,537-544 More Information

Liau, Linda M; Ashkan, Keyoumars; Tran, David D; Campian, Jian L; Trusheim, John E; Cobbs, Charles S; Heth, Jason A; Salacz, Michael; Taylor, Sarah; D'Andre, Stacy D; Iwamoto, Fabio M; Dropcho, Edward J; Moshel, Yaron A; Walter, Kevin A; Pillainayagam, Clement P; Aiken, Robert; Chaudhary, Rekha; Goldlust, Samuel A; Bota, Daniela A; Duic, Paul; Grewal, Jai; Elinzano, Heinrich; Toms, Steven A; Lillehei, Kevin O; Mikkelsen, Tom; Walbert, Tobias; Abram, Steven R; Brenner, Andrew J; Brem, Steven; Ewend, Matthew G; Khagi, Simon; Portnow, Jana; Kim, Lyndon J; Loudon, William G; Thompson, Reid C; Avigan, David E; Fink, Karen L; Geoffroy, Francois J; Lindhorst, Scott; Lutzky, Jose; Sloan, Andrew E; Schackert, Gabriele; Krex, Dietmar; Meisel, Hans-Jorg; Wu, Julian; Davis, Raphael P; Duma, Christopher; Etame, Arnold B; Mathieu, David; Kesari, Santosh; Piccioni, David; Westphal, Manfred; Baskin, David S; New, Pamela Z; Lacroix, Michel; May, Sven-Axel; Pluard, Timothy J; Tse, Victor; Green, Richard M; Villano, John L; Pearlman, Michael; Petrecca, Kevin; Schulder, Michael; Taylor, Lynne P; Maida, Anthony E; Prins, Robert M; Cloughesy, Timothy F; Mulholland, Paul; Bosch, Marnix L (2018. ) Correction to: First results on survival from a large Phase 3 clinical trial of an autologous dendritic cell vaccine in newly diagnosed glioblastoma.Journal of translational medicine, , 16 (1 ) ,179 More Information

Liau, Linda M; Ashkan, Keyoumars; Tran, David D; Campian, Jian L; Trusheim, John E; Cobbs, Charles S; Heth, Jason A; Salacz, Michael; Taylor, Sarah; D'Andre, Stacy D; Iwamoto, Fabio M; Dropcho, Edward J; Moshel, Yaron A; Walter, Kevin A; Pillainayagam, Clement P; Aiken, Robert; Chaudhary, Rekha; Goldlust, Samuel A; Bota, Daniela A; Duic, Paul; Grewal, Jai; Elinzano, Heinrich; Toms, Steven A; Lillehei, Kevin O; Mikkelsen, Tom; Walbert, Tobias; Abram, Steven R; Brenner, Andrew J; Brem, Steven; Ewend, Matthew G; Khagi, Simon; Portnow, Jana; Kim, Lyndon J; Loudon, William G; Thompson, Reid C; Avigan, David E; Fink, Karen L; Geoffroy, Francois J; Lindhorst, Scott; Lutzky, Jose; Sloan, Andrew E; Schackert, Gabriele; Krex, Dietmar; Meisel, Hans-Jorg; Wu, Julian; Davis, Raphael P; Duma, Christopher; Etame, Arnold B; Mathieu, David; Kesari, Santosh; Piccioni, David; Westphal, Manfred; Baskin, David S; New, Pamela Z; Lacroix, Michel; May, Sven-Axel; Pluard, Timothy J; Tse, Victor; Green, Richard M; Villano, John L; Pearlman, Michael; Petrecca, Kevin; Schulder, Michael; Taylor, Lynne P; Maida, Anthony E; Prins, Robert M; Cloughesy, Timothy F; Mulholland, Paul; Bosch, Marnix L (2018. ) First results on survival from a large Phase 3 clinical trial of an autologous dendritic cell vaccine in newly diagnosed glioblastoma.Journal of translational medicine, , 16 (1 ) ,142 More Information

Puduvalli, Vinay K; Chaudhary, Rekha; McClugage, Samuel G; Markert, James (2017. ) Beyond Alkylating Agents for Gliomas: Quo Vadimus?.American Society of Clinical Oncology educational book. American Society of Clinical Oncology. Annual Meeting, , 37 ,175-186 More Information

Patel, Deepa; Salkeni, Mohamad; Chaudhary, Rekha (2013. ) Bevacizumab and Glioblastoma Multiforme: A Thrombosis and Bleeding Dilemma (A Case Report and a Brief Review of the Literature).American journal of therapeutics, , More Information

Ghose, Abhimanyu; Guha, Gunjan; Kundu, Ria; Tew, John; Chaudhary, Rekha (2017. ) CNS Hemangiopericytoma: A Systematic Review of 523 Patients.American journal of clinical oncology, , 40 (3 ) ,223-227 More Information

Alsidawi, Samer; Chaudhary, Rekha; Karim, Nagla A Frontline Systemic Therapy With Pemetrexed-Platinum in Nonsquamous Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer With Asymptomatic Brain Metastases.American journal of therapeutics, , 24 (2 ) ,e111-e120 More Information

Nevidjon, Brenda; Chaudhary, Rekha Controlling emesis: evolving challenges, novel strategies. The journal of supportive oncology, , 8 (4 Suppl 2 ) ,1-10

Bhaskar, Hemlata; Chaudhary, Rekha (2010. ) Vitamin B12 Deficiency due to Chlorofluorocarbon: A Case Report.Case reports in medicine, , 2010 ,691563 More Information

Nevidjon, Brenda; Chaudhary, Rekha Controlling emesis: evolving challenges, novel strategies. The journal of supportive oncology, , 8 (4 Suppl 2 ) ,1-10

Bhaskar, Hemlata; Chaudhary, Rekha (2010. ) Vitamin B12 Deficiency due to Chlorofluorocarbon: A Case Report.Case reports in medicine, , 2010 ,691563 More Information

Kundu, Ria; Sethi, Namrata; Ghose, Abhimanyu; Chaudhary, Rekha Age old dapsone in the treatment of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura--a case report with review.American journal of therapeutics, , 20 (6 ) ,e723-5 More Information

Muzaffar, Mahvish; Ghose, Abhimanyu; Shah, Sapna; Chaudhary, Rekha (2012. ) Bone marrow donation perceptions among healthcare workers: a survey at University of Toledo Medical Center.Hematological oncology, , 30 (1 ) ,53-5 More Information

Other Publications

Rekha Chaudhary Drainage by Prayer .PACE,

Book Chapter

Chaudhary, R (2007 ) Malignant Pleural, Peritoneal, and Pericardial Effusions and Meningeal Infiltrates Handbook of Cancer Chemotherapy 7th edition .Philadelphia, Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Chaudhary,R. (01-29-2010. ) Myeloproliferative Disorders .St. Charles Hospital, Toledo, Ohio, ,

Chaudhary, R (04-30-2009. ) Colon Cancer - A Potentially Preventable Malignancy .Memorial Hospital.

Chaudhary, R (02-07-2009. ) Colorectal Cancer –Scope it Out .UT Alumni Association Annual Meeting, Kalahari Resort, Sandusky, Ohio .

Chaudhary, R (10-04-2008. ) Colorectal Cancer (a potentially preventable malignancy) What are the options for advanced stages? “Oncology Update:The Spectrum of Care in Gastrointestinal Malignancies” .Eleanor N. Dana Conference Center, Toledo, Ohio.

Chaudhary, R. (05-2008. ) Myeloproliferative Diseases .Wood County Hospital, .

Chaudhary, R. (05-2008. ) The Path to Progress: Clinical Trials in Blood Cancers .The Toledo Hilton, Toledo, Ohio,

Poster Presentations

Dr. Rekha Chaudhary, Kiranmayee Lanka M.D., M.P.H., Dr. Ragheb Assaly M.D., Dr. Rekha Chaudhary, (01-2010. ) Reversible Neuropathy after Chemotherapy for Metastatic Adenocarcinoma from an Unknown Primary Tumor to the Sural Nerve .ACP – Ohio Chapter meeting Poster Presentation. .

Rekha Chaudhary, M.D, Jagannath Saikumar, M.D., Guiyuan Li, M.D., (04-2009. ) ACP-Ohio Chapter meeting Poster Presentation. .

Kiranmayee Lanka M.D., M.P.H., Dr. Ragheb Assaly M.D., Dr. Rekha Chaudhary., (04-2008. ) Secondary Anaplastic large Cell Lymphoma of Brain in a Patient with B-Cell Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma Treated with Purine Analog Therapy .ACP-Ohio Chapter meeting Poster Presentation. .

Chaudhary, Rekha, Lanka, Kiranmayee, Taleb, Mohammed, Ahmad, Aqeel Primary Extramedullary Plasmacytoma of the Lymph Nodes in a Young Renal Transplant Patient. .2008 SGIM Annual Meeting Poster Presentation. .

Rekha Tripathi, Lance Heilbrun, Vikash Jain, and Ulka Vaishamnpayan (2003. ) Decreased Survival of African Americans in Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer: Aggressive biology of disease versus greater social obstacles to care? .ASCO Poster Presentation: Chicago, Illinois. .

Rekha Tripathi, Shirish Gadgeel, Antoinette Wozniak, Lawrence Flaherty, Anthony Shields, Dimitrios Colevas, David Lebwohl, Patricia LoRusso (2002. ) Phase I clinical trial of BMS-247550 (epothilone B derivative) in adult patients with advanced solid tumors .ASCO Poster Presentation: Orlando, Florida. .

Rekha Tripathi, Bhaumik Patel, Lance .Heilburn, Maha Hussain, (2004. ) Phase II Study of Interferon and Thalidomide in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Patients .Annual AAIMS Meeting Poster Presentation. .

Lecture

Chaudhary, R., (05-2010. ) Myeloproliferative Disorders in the Era of JAK2 .UC.

Chaudhary, R (09-2009. ) Blood Cancers .University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. Other Institution.

Chaudhary, R. (09-2009. ) Hematologic Malignancies Made Easy .University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. Other Institution.

Chaudhary, R., (07-2009. ) Junior Medicine Clerkship .

Symposium

Chaudhary, R. (03-2007. ) Debate – Iliofemoral Vein Thrombosis: Throboysis vs Anticoagulation, Anticoagulation is the Treatment of choice for Iliofemoral Vein Thrombosis .Eleanor N. Dana Conference Center, Toledo, Ohio.

Honors and Awards

2008 - Student's First Award; University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio

2000 - University of Cincinnati Resident International Exchange Grant Study of Internal Medicine at Addenbrook's Hospital; Cambridge, England

1997 - Ethical Essay Writing Award; Contamination - American Journal of Ethics and Medicine

1993 - Virginia Perryman Award in Writing; Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

1992 -1994 Ohio Academic Scholar; Kent State University Ohio Board of Regents

2013 -2013 Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctor Cincinnati Magazine Top Docs: Medical Oncology.

2014 -2014 Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctor Cincinnati Magazine Top Docs: Medical Oncology.

2015 -2015 Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctor Cincinnati Magazine Top Docs: Medical Oncology.

2016 -2016 Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctor Cincinnati Magazine Top Docs: Medical Oncology.

2017 -2017 Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctor Cincinnati Magazine Top Docs: Medical Oncology.

2018 -2018 Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctor Cincinnati Magazine Top Docs: Medical Oncology.

2019 -2019 Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctor Cincinnati Magazine Top Docs: Medical Oncology.

Service

(Lucas County Colorectal Summit ) Type:Community Service 2005 -2010

Hope for the Holidays Program 2008

Keywords

Neuro-Onc, Hematology, Brain Tumor, Glioblastoma,

Professional Affiliation

American Society of Clinical Oncology

American College of Surgeons - Cancer Liaison Person

Relevance Reviewer of ABIM Hematology Boards 2006 - Present

Academy of Medicine of Toledo and Lucas County

Contact Information

Academic - Vontz Center for Molecular Studies
3125 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267
Phone: 513-558-2119
Fax: 513-558-2124
rekha.chaudhary@uc.edu