Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division
Hematology Oncology

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine

Professional Bio

Dr. Das is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). His research interests are in the realm of gastrointestinal (GI) cancer, with a focus on neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), and drug development. They specifically focus upon designing early phase studies to take advantage of salvage DNA repair pathway dependence in DNA damage response (DDR) deficient tumors and to overcome the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment in refractory tumors through immunotherapy combinations. He is the national principal investigator of several DDR focused studies in gastric and gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma, neuroendocrine tumors, extra-pulmonary small cell carcinoma and pancreatic adenocarcinoma and leads multiple other studies in NETs. He is the lead of NET program at VICC and is the medical oncology lead for the peptide receptor radionuclide therapy program.
 
His background in drug development and translational science stems from completing the Master's in Clinical Investigation Program (MSCI) program at Vanderbilt University and completing an early-phase externship at the Investigational Drug Branch (IDB) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Therapeutics Evaluation Program (CTEP).
 
Clinically, he focuses on caring for patients with advanced GI malignancies, and particularly for patients with NETs.

Education

MD - Emory University - 2013
Internship - & Residency - University of California - 2016
Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center - 2019