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Anirban Maitra, M.D.
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Dr. Anirban Maitra is a Professor of Pathology and Oncology at Johns Hopkins. He completed his residency training in Anatomic Pathology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and his fellowship training in Pediatric Pathology at Children's Medical Center in Dallas. During his residency and fellowship training, Dr. Maitra worked extensively on identifying biomarkers for early diagnosis of cancer, and studied the molecular pathology of preneoplastic lesions (i.e., changes that precede cancer).

Since his arrival at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Maitra has been involved in studying the biology of gastrointestinal malignancies, especially those of the pancreas and biliary tract. He has been working with cutting edge "Gene Chip" technology (also known as microarrays) to identify differentially expressed genes in pancreato-biliary tumors, and validating these markers at the protein level. In collaboration with researchers in countries with a very high incidence of gallbladder cancer (e.g., Chile), Dr. Maitra has been studying the multistep progression model of these uncommon but lethal neoplasms. He also has a special interest in familial pancreatic cancer, and he is working with his colleagues in the Pancreas Cancer Group at Johns Hopkins to elucidate the "familial pancreatic cancer gene" with novel Gene Chip technologies.

Dr. Maitra can be contacted at the following address:

    The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center,
    Affiliate Faculty, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,,
    Affiliate Faculty, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine,,
    CRB-2, Suite 345,
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
    1550 Orleans Street, Baltimore MD 21231
    Phone: (410) 502 8191 (Direct) / (410) 955 3511; Fax: (410) 614 0671
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