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Tara C. Gangadhar, MD

Tara C. Gangadhar, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Gangadhar is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medical Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2007
  • Medical Oncology, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Melanoma
  • Skin Cancer

Description of Clinical Expertise

Melanoma
Cutaneous malignancies

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Abramson Cancer Center

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine West Pavilion, 4th Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: Indiana University Hospital
Fellowship: University of Chicago Medical Center

Memberships

American Society of Clinical Oncology, National American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, National Melanoma Research Foundation Breakthrough Consortium, National Society for Melanoma Research, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Gangadhar is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Melanoma
Immune therpay
Targeted therapy
Phase I trials
Combination therapy
Experimental therapeutics
Pharmacology

Selected Publications:

Hodi FS, Hwu WJ, Kefford R, Weber JS, Daud A, Hamid O, Patnaik A, Ribas A, Robert C, Gangadhar TC, Joshua AM, Hersey P, Dronca R, Joseph R, Hille D, Xue D, Li XN, Kang SP, Ebbinghaus S, Perrone A, Wolchok JD: Evaluation of Immune-Related Response Criteria and RECIST v1.1 in Patients With Advanced Melanoma Treated With Pembrolizumab. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 34 (13): 1510-7,2016.

Ribas A, Hamid O, Daud A, Hodi FS, Wolchok JD, Kefford R, Joshua AM, Patnaik A, Hwu WJ, Weber JS, Gangadhar TC, Hersey P, Dronca R, Joseph RW, Zarour H, Chmielowski B, Lawrence DP, Algazi A, Rizvi NA, Hoffner B, Mateus C, Gergich K, Lindia JA, Giannotti M, Li XN, Ebbinghaus S, Kang SP, Robert C: Association of Pembrolizumab With Tumor Response and Survival Among Patients With Advanced Melanoma. JAMA 315 (15): 1600-9,2016.

Shannan B, Chen Q, Watters A, Perego M, Krepler C, Thombre R, Li L, Rajan G, Peterson S, Gimotty PA, Wilson M, Nathanson KL, Gangadhar TC, Schuchter LM, Weeraratna AT, Herlyn M, Vultur A: Enhancing the evaluation of PI3K inhibitors through 3D melanoma models. Pigment cell & melanoma research 29 (3): 317-28,2016.

Dizon Don S, Krilov Lada, Cohen Ezra, Gangadhar Tara, Ganz Patricia A, Hensing Thomas A, Hunger Stephen, Krishnamurthi Smitha S, Lassman Andrew B, Markham Merry Jennifer, Mayer Erica, Neuss Michael, Pal Sumanta Kumar, Richardson Lisa C, Schilsky Richard, Schwartz Gary K, Spriggs David R, Villalona-Calero Miguel Angel, Villani Gina, Masters Gregory: Clinical Cancer Advances 2016: Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer From the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 34 (9): 987-1011,2016.

Ribas A, Puzanov I, Dummer R, Schadendorf D, Hamid O, Robert C, Hodi FS, Schachter J, Pavlick AC, Lewis KD, Cranmer LD, Blank CU, O'Day SJ, Ascierto PA, Salama AK, Margolin KA, Loquai C, Eigentler TK, Gangadhar TC, Carlino MS, Agarwala SS, Moschos SJ, Sosman JA, Goldinger SM, Shapira-Frommer R, Gonzalez R, Kirkwood JM, Wolchok JD, Eggermont A, Li XN, Zhou W, Zernhelt AM, Lis J, Ebbinghaus S, Kang SP, Daud A.: Pembrolizumab versus investigator-choice chemotherapy for ipilimumab-refractory melanoma (KEYNOTE-002): a randomised, controlled, phase 2 trial Lancet Oncology 16 (8): 908-18,2015.

Twyman-Saint Victor C, Rech AJ, Maity A, Rengan R, Pauken KE, Stelekati E, Benci JL, Xu B, Dada H, Odorizzi PM, Herati RS, Mansfield KD, Patsch D, Amaravadi RK, Schuchter LM, Ishwaran H, Mick R, Pryma DA, Xu X, Feldman MD, Gangadhar TC, Hahn SM, Wherry EJ, Vonderheide RH, Minn AJ.: Radiation and dual checkpoint blockade activate non-redundant immune mechanisms in cancer Nature 520 (7547): 373-7,2015.

Gangadhar TC, Schuchter LM: Broad Applicability of Nivolumab in Melanoma Regardless of BRAF Mutation Status. JAMA oncology 1 (4): 427-8,2015.

Wang T, Xiao M, Ge Y, Krepler C, Belser E, Lopez-Coral A, Xu X, Zhang G, Azuma R, Liu Q, Liu R, Li L, Amaravadi RK, Xu W, Karakousis G, Gangadhar TC, Schuchter LM, Lieu M, Khare S, Halloran MB, Herlyn M, Kaufman RE: BRAF Inhibition Stimulates Melanoma-Associated Macrophages to Drive Tumor Growth. Clinical cancer research 21 (7): 1652-64,2015.

Robert C, Ribas A, Wolchok JD, Hodi FS, Hamid O, Kefford R, Weber JS, Joshua AM, Hwu WJ, Gangadhar TC, Patnaik A, Dronca R, Zarour H, Joseph RW, Boasberg P, Chmielowski B, Mateus C, Postow MA, Gergich K, Elassaiss-Schaap J, Li XN, Iannone R, Ebbinghaus SW, Kang SP, Daud A: Anti-programmed-death-receptor-1 treatment with pembrolizumab in ipilimumab-refractory advanced melanoma: a randomised dose-comparison cohort of a phase 1 trial. Lancet 384 (9948): 1109-17,2014.

Hamid O, Robert C, Daud A, Hodi FS, Hwu WJ, Kefford R, Wolchok JD, Hersey P, Joseph RW, Weber JS, Dronca R, Gangadhar TC, Patnaik A, Zarour H, Joshua AM, Gergich K, Elassaiss-Schaap J, Algazi A, Mateus C, Boasberg P, Tumeh PC, Chmielowski B, Ebbinghaus SW, Li XN, Kang SP, Ribas A: Safety and tumor responses with lambrolizumab (anti-PD-1) in melanoma. The New England Journal of Medicine 369 (2): 134-44,2013.

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Academic Contact Info

Division of Hematology Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
10th Floor, South Pavilion
Office #10-202
3400 Civic Center Blvd.
South Pavilion, 7th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-7907
Fax: (215) 662-4646
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)