Upendra Hegde, M.D.
Dr. Hegde received his medical degree from the Goa Medical
College in Goa, India. He completed post graduate training in
internal medicine at Goa Medical College (Bombay University) and
went on to do a clinical fellowship training in medical oncology
at Tata Memorial Hospital in Bombay. He worked closely with
basic researchers and studied the clinical relevance of
multi-drug resistance in acute myelogenous leukemia. In 1992, he
received a research scholarship from Rush Presbyterian St.
Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, to study leukemia at
the cellular and molecular biologic levels, which he completed
in 1995 under the mentorship of Harvey D. Priesler, M.D.
Dr. Hegde completed his residency in internal medicine at the
Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and went on to do a
fellowship training program in hematology and oncology in the
medicine branch of the National Cancer Institute at the National
Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
- Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology
- Associate Director, Medical Oncology, Melanoma Program
- Co-director, Head and Neck/Oral Oncology Program
Goa Medical College (Bombay University), Goa, India
John Dempsey Hospital
- Dr. Hegde is particularly interested in understanding
tumor biology at the cellular and molecular biologic level.
Currently, he is researching the aging immune system and its
clinical relevance in older patients with cancer in general,
and melanoma in particular.
Dr. Hegde is committed to the development of new
treatment strategies for a variety of cancers targeting
molecular pathways and implementing immunology principles.
He is particularly interested in the use of monoclonal
antibodies and tumor peptides as vaccine. Dr. Hegde is also
interested in biological therapies and biochemotherapies for
treatment of head and neck cancers.
Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center
UConn Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030