Sanjay Chandrasekaran, M.D.

  • Eugene P. Frenkel, M.D. Scholar in Clinical Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Hematology/Oncology
  • Advanced skin cancer
  • Melanoma


Sanjay Chandrasekaran, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in hematology and oncology, with a focus on melanoma, advanced skin cancer, and soft tissue and bone sarcomas.

Dr. Chandrasekaran earned his medical degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed joint residency and advanced fellowship training in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology through the physician-scientist pathway at Emory University and its Winship Cancer Institute.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Chandrasekaran joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021.

He is a member of several professional associations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American Medical Association.

He has published numerous academic articles, delivered multiple presentations, and served as a grant reviewer for the When Everyone Survives Leukemia Research Foundation.

During fellowship training, Dr. Chandrasekaran received a Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Award and was the recipient of the 2020 Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group-American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ECOG-ACRIN) Cancer Research Group’s Paul Carbone, MD Fellowship Award.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Emory University School of Medicine - Emory Winship Cancer Institute (2016-2021), Hematology Oncology
  • Residency - Emory University School of Medicine (2014-2016), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - University of Washington (2009-2014)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer
Honors & Awards
  • Paul Carbone, MD Fellowship Award 2020, ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group
  • Merit Award 2019, Conquer Cancer Foundation of American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-2020, National Institutes of Health/National Research Service Award (NIH/NRSA) T32 (5CA160040)
  • Elkin Fellowship Award 2017-2018, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Books & Publications
  • Immunotherapy resistance
  • Clinical toxicity of checkpoint inhibitor therapy
  • Cancer Immunology
  • PI3K signaling

Clinical Focus

  • Advanced skin cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Soft tissue and bone sarcomas
  • Ocular oncology
  • Uveal melanoma

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