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

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

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 lived in Malawi since 2012, and also previously lived in Tanzania from 2007 until 2009. I am Cancer Program Director at UNC Project-Malawi, where I support involvement of our site in several NIH clinical trial networks. I am an AIDS Malignancy Consortium investigator, a Cancer Working Group member for the Centers for AIDS Research Network of Integrated Clinical Systems network (CNICS), and a Cancer Working Group member for the International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) network, an NIH-funded consortium of HIV cohorts worldwide. I am also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Malawi College of Medicine. I am PI for a large multicenter HIV-associated lymphoma cohort study in CNICS, PI for the Kamuzu Central Hospital Lymphoma Study, one of the first large prospective clinical cohorts of lymphoproliferative disorders in sub-Saharan Africa with embedded virologic and genomic substudies, and PI for Malawi involvement in the NCI Burkitt Lymphoma Trial Network. I am PI for the NIH U54 Malawi Cancer Consortium, a broad national effort focused on developing capacity for HIV-associated cancer research, and conducting high-impact research for Kaposi sarcoma and lymphoma in Malawi. I am also PI for the recently funded NCI P20 effort to establish a Regional Center for Research Excellence in Malawi for non-communicable diseases including cancer.

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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