Satish Gopal

Satish Gopal MD MPH is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and Cancer Program Director for UNC Project-Malawi.

Satish Gopal

Clinical Research

UNC Project-Malawi

UNC Lineberger Program in Global Oncology

UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases

University of Malawi College of Medicine

UNC Project-Malawi
Kamuzu Central Hospital

CV or Biosketch

Area of interest

I am a board-certified medical oncologist and infectious diseases physician. I have been based full-time in Malawi since 2012, and previously lived in Tanzania from 2007 until 2009. I am the Cancer Program Director at UNC Project-Malawi, a longstanding clinical research collaboration between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Malawi Ministry of Health based in Lilongwe. I support involvement of our site in several NIH-sponsored multinational clinical trials, including studies sponsored by the AIDS Malignancy Consortium and Burkitt Lymphoma Trial Network. I am an AIDS Malignancy Consortium investigator, a Cancer Working Group member for CNICS, and a Cancer Working Group member for the International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) network, an NIH-supported consortium of HIV cohorts worldwide. I am an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Malawi College of Medicine, and help lead cancer-related teaching for Malawian pre- and post-doctoral students in Lilongwe. Finally, I am PI for the NIH U54 Malawi Cancer Consortium (, a broad national effort involving numerous local and international partners, focused on addressing herpesvirus-associated malignancies which are among the most common cancers in Malawi.

Awards and Honors

1993  Davie Scholar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2001  Hippocratic Oath Ceremony Student Speaker, Duke University School of Medicine

2001  Intern of the Month, University of Michigan Department of Internal Medicine

2004  Chief Resident, University of Michigan Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program

2012  Lineberger Clinical Fellows Award

2012  Fogarty Global Health Fellowship

2013  AIDS Malignancy Consortium Fellowship (inaugural year)

2013  North Carolina Cancer Hospital Endowment Fund Award

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