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David J. Kwiatkowski, MD, PhD

Dr. Kwiatkowski
Boston, MA

Dr. David J. Kwiatkowski

Senior Physician – Medical Oncology

Brigham and Women's Hospital

75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

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Dr. David J. Kwiatkowski is a senior physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital and practices as a medical oncologist in the thoracic oncology program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. He also holds an academic post of professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining the staff at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 1991, Dr. Kwiatkowski was employed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

As a thoracic oncology specialist, Dr. Kwiatkowski’s clinical focus is on thoracic malignancies, among them thymic cancer, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. He is board-certified in both internal medicine and medical oncology. Dr. Kwiatkowski’s research interests revolve around individualized and targeted therapies for cancers based on their mutations. He is particularly interested in mesothelioma treatment strategies and is actively involved on several fronts in developing clinical trials and novel approaches to therapy for this rare malignancy.

Main Specialty: Oncology

Other Interests & Specialties: Hematologic oncology, cancer genetics, lung cancer, mesothelioma, personalized and targeted therapies for lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: American Board of Internal Medicine Certifications for Internal Medicine and Oncology, NIH NINDS Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award, Program Leader at the Dana Farber Harvard Cancer Center Cancer Genetics Program, The LAM Foundation Scientific Advancement Award, Manuel R. Gomez Award of the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, Harvard Medical School Excellence in Tutoring Award, ASCI Member, Super Doc Award, Janeway Prize

Education & Experience:

Tsc1-Tp53 loss induces mesothelioma in mice, and evidence for this mechanism in human mesothelioma. Oncogene. June 2014;33:3151-3160. doi: 10.1038/onc.2013.280

Identification of a transcriptional profile associated with in vitro invasion in non-small cell lung cancer cell lines. Cancer and Biology Therapy. April 2004;3(7):624-631. doi: 10.4161/cbt.3.7.914

The Introduction of Systematic Genomic Testing for Patients with Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Journal of Thoracic Oncology. December 2012;7(12):1767-1774. doi: 10.1097/JTO.0b013e3182745bcb

Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

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