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Abhinav B. Chandra, M.D.

Medical Director, Yuma Regional Medical Center Cancer Center

Staff Profile

Specialties : Hematology/Oncology
Languages : English | Hindi | Marathi | Urdu

(928) 317-2518

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Location

Yuma Regional Medical Center Cancer Center
2375 S. Ridgeview Drive
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: (928) 317-2518

Care Philosophy

My patient care philosophy is to be a partner along side of the patient and their family, guiding them to consider treatment options based on their values, preferences and unique concerns.

Abhinav Chandra, M.D. serves as the medical director of Yuma Regional Medical Center Cancer Center. He completed his an Internal Medicine residency at Mainmonides Medical Center  in Brooklyn, New York and Hematology/Oncology fellowship at Mainmonides Medical Center and Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.

Dr. Chandra's clinical areas of interests include:
• Solid and hematological malignancies
• Lung cancer
• Gynecological malignancies
• Hematological malignancies
• Benign hematological disorders

Dr. Abhinav Chandra and his wife Dr. Preeti Chandra, cardiologist, have three young children. With three small kids, including a set of twin girls, “free” time is rare. However, he loves to travel and learn about new cultures and cuisines. Dr. Chandra also likes to hike and play tennis, squash and cricket.

Medical Degree - Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, University of Mumbai in Mumbai, India
Internal Medicine Residency - Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY
Hematology and Oncology Fellowship - Chief Fellow - Maimonides Medical Center and Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, NY

Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Immunohistochemical analysis of steroid sulfatase in human tissues. Selcer KW, Difrancesca HM, Chandra AB , Li PK. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2007 Jun-Jul; 105(1-5):115-23.
  2. Cardiac Tamponade Caused by Fracture and Migration of Inferior Vena Cava Filter. Preeti A. Chandra, MD; Chibuzo Nwokolo, MD; Dmitry Chuprun, MD; Abhinav B. Chandra, MD. Southern Medical Journal. 2008 Nov -101:11
  3. Avascular osteonecrosis of the mandible following bisphosphonate therapy. Preeti A. Chandra, MD, Abhinav B. Chandra, MD, and Gregory K. Todd, MD. Am J Ther. Volume 16(1)January/February 2009pp 65-67
  4. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy following electroconvulsive therapy. Preeti A Chandra, MD; Gary Golduber, MD; Dmitry Chuprun, MD; Abhinav B Chandra, MD, MSc. Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine. Volume 10(4)April 2009p 333-335
  5. Bacteremia Caused by Brevundimonas vesicularis in a Patient with Biliary Pancreatitis. Abhinav B Chandra, MD; Preeti A Chandra, MD; Edward K Chapnick, MD. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 18(1):54-55, January 2010.
  6. Brugada Syndrome Unmasked by Lithium. Preeti A Chandra, Abhinav B Chandra. South Med J. 2009 Dec;102(12):1263-5
  7. Disseminated Tuberculosis Secondary to Adalimumab. Manali Pednekar, M.D.; Abhinav B Chandra, MD; Preeti A Chandra, MD. Am J Ther. 2010 Sep 10.
  8. Protothecal Olecranon Bursitis- An Unusual Algal Infection. Manali Pednekar, MD; Preeti A. Chandra, Md; Yevgeniya Margulis, MD; Abhinav B Chandra, MD; Carl Schiff, MD. American Journal of the Medical Sciences. 342(5):424, November 2011
  9. Repetitive Monomorphic Ventricular Tachycardia as a Manifestation of Sub-optimally Treated Thyrotoxicosis. Preeti A Chandra, Ajay Vallakati, Abhinav B Chandra, Manali Pednekar, Joydeep Ghosh. Am Heart Hosp J. 2010;8(2):113-14
  10. A Multiple Myeloma Patient Presenting with Multiple Hepatic Masses. Ajay Dhakal, Abhinav Chandra. Journal of Medical Cases. Volume 4, Number 10, October 2013, pages 673-675
  11. Low Incidence of Clinically Significant Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia after Cardiopulmonary Bypass Surgery. Abhinav B. Chandra, Navneet Mittal, Shilpa Sambidi, Anuradha Belur, Swati Pathak, Himanshu Pathak, and Yiqing Xu. J Blood Disorders Transf. Dec 12, 2013: 5: 180
  12. Chemotherapy induced Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Sunny Goel, Abhishek Sharma, Aakash Garg, Abhinav Chandra, and Vijay Shetty. World J Clin Cases. Oct 16, 2014; 2(10): 565–568
  13. Primary CNS Lymphoma: Current Diagnosis and Management. Vivek Kumar, Prabhsimranjot Singh, Abhinav Binod Chandra. Journal of Cancer Prevention & Current Research. Volume 4 Issue 3 – 2016
  14. Primary Hepatic Osteosarcoma: A Rare Cause Of Primary Liver Tumor. Tsering Gyalpo Lama Tamang, Marina Shuster, Abhinav B. Chandra. Clin Med Insights Case Rep. 2016 Apr 10;9:31-3
  15. Vemurafenib in leptomeningeal carcinomatosis from melanoma: a case report of near complete response and prolonged survival. Charalampos S. Floudas, Abhinav B. Chandra, Yiqing Xu. Melanoma Res. 2016 Jun;26(3):312-5
  16. Recurrent Arterial Thrombosis as a Presenting Feature of a Variant M3 - Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia. Pranit N. Chotai, Kalenda Kasangana, Abhinav B. Chandra, Atul S. Rao. Accepted for publication in Vascular Specialist International in Feb 2016
  17. Current Diagnosis and Management of Immune Related Adverse Events (irAEs) Induced by Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy. Kumar V, Chaudhary N, Garg M, Floudas CS, Soni P and Chandra AB (2017). Front. Pharmacol. 8:49
 Book Chapters
  1. Abhinav B. Chandra, MD, MSc, FACP; Yiqing Xu, MD, PhD; Yiwu Huang MD, PhD. “Subcutaneous Paniculitis T-cell lymphoma (SPTCL)” in Cutaneous lymphomas: Diagnosis and Treatment. JC Hall, and BJ Hall, Eds. Shelton, USA. People's Medical Pub. House, 2012, ISBN: 9781607951704, pp 137 – 146
  2. Abhinav B. Chandra and Yiqing Xu. Brain Metastases from Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Current Evidence in Management Using Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor and Whole Brain Radiation Therapy in Brain Metastases from Primary Tumors, Volume 2, 1st Ed. M Hayat. ISBN: 9780128014196. Jan 2015, pp 77 – 86
 Electronic Resources  
  1. Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) 03/2013. Abhinav Chandra. First Consult. Elsevier. First Consult is a mobile and Web-based clinical decision support resource that leverages evidence-based medical information to provide clinicians and others with the easy access to the latest on evaluation, diagnosis, clinical management, prognosis and prevention 
 Published Abstracts 
  1. Thrombocytopenia After Cardiopulmonary Bypass Surgery. Abhinav B. Chandra, MD, MSc, Navneet Mittal, MD, Shilpa Sambidi, Swati Pathak, Anuradha Belur, Himanshu Pathak and Yiqing Xu. Blood (ASH Annual Meeting Abstracts), Nov 2010; 16: 3703
  2. CD74 Expression by AML Cell Lines and Bone Marrow Specimens, and Augmented In Vitro Cytotoxicity of Anti-CD74 Antibody After Interferon-Gamma (IFN-γ) Treatment. Abhinav B. ChandraMD, MSc, Jack Burton, Rhona Stein, Susan Chen, Nidhi Mishra, MBBS, MD, Taral Shah, Nneamaka N Enwemnwa, MD and David Goldenberg. Blood (ASH Annual Meeting Abstracts), Nov 2010; 116: 2888
  3. Waldenstrom's Microglobulinemia Presenting with Recurrent Angioedema Secondary to C1q Esterase Inhibitor (C1 INH) Deficiency. Nneamaka N Enwemnwa, MD, Abhinav B. Chandra, MD, MSc, Porselvi Chockalingam, MD and Jack Burton, MD. Blood (ASH Annual Meeting Abstracts), Nov 2010; 16: 5009
  4. Prolonged Coagulopathy Secondary to Superwarfarin Brodifacoum Rodenticide Ingestion. Abhinav B. Chandra, MD, MSc, Nanda K. Methuku, MD, MPH and Yiwu Huang, MD, PhD. Blood (ASH Annual Meeting Abstracts), Nov 2010; 16: 4425
  5. A case of clopidogrel induced TTP recurring after four years. Nanda K. Methuku, MD, MPH, Abhinav B. Chandra, MD, MSc. Lech Dabrowski, MD. Blood (ASH Annual Meeting Abstracts), Nov 2010; 16: 4678
  6. Expression of CD74 by AML blasts and cell lines, and enhanced in vitro cytotoxicity of anti-CD74 antibody after interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) treatment. J. D. Burton, R. Stein, A. Chandra, S. Chen, N. Mishra, T. Shah, D. M. Goldenberg. J Clin Oncol 28:15s, 2010 (suppl; abstr 6576)
  7. Etiology of Incidental Asymptomatic Neutropenia and Prevalence of Benign Ethnic Neutropenia in Patients of Chinese Ethnicity. Swati Pathak, MD, Abhinav B Chandra, M.D, MSc, Yiwu Huang, MD, PhD and Yiquing Xu, M.D, PhD. Blood (ASH Annual Meeting Abstracts) Nov 2009; 114: 4515
  8. Factors causing thrombocytopenia following on-pump cardiopulmonary bypass surgery and incidence of Heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) in post-operative period. AB Chandra, N Mittal, S Pathak, H Pathak, S Sambidi, A Belur, Y Xu. Journal of Investigative Medicine. Volume 58, Number 4, April 2010. Abstract#123, page 680.
  9. Severe Pancytopenia Induced by Low-Dose Methotrexate Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Yelena Patsiornik, MD, Abhinav B Chandra, M.D, Elena Volozhanina, MD, Trisha Barua and Yiwu Huang, MD, PhD. Blood (ASH Annual Meeting Abstracts) Nov 2009; 114: 4224
  10. Lithium-unmasked Brugada Syndrome. Preeti A. Chandra, MD; Abhinav B. Chandra, MD. Heart Rhythm Vol 5, No. 5 May Supplement 2008.
  11. Immunohistochemical analysis of steryl sulfatase activity in human tissues. Chandra, Abhinav B.; Li, Pui-Kai; Selcer, Kyle W. 2003. Biology of Reproduction. Vol. 68, no. Supplement 1: 357-358
  12. Immunohistochemical analysis of steroid sulfatase in human tissues. Kyle Selcer, Heidi DiFrancesca, Abhinav Chandra and Pui-Kai Li. 2007. Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting. Vol. 48: 848
  13. Refractory Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. N. Mishra, A Chandra. Journal of Investigative Medicine. Volume 58, Number 4, April 2010. Abstract#22, page 650.
  14. Initial Presentation Of Multiple Myeloma As Intraparenchymal Brain Mass. Ishan Malhotra, Abhinav B. Chandra, Yiwu Huang. Blood 2013 122:5402
  15. Recovery From Hemoglobin Of 2g/Dl Without Prbc Transfusion: A Lesson Learned From a Jehovah’s Witness With Cold Agglutinin Disease. Abhinav B. Chandra, Richard Slatkin, Jay S. Lipshitz. Blood 2013 122:4657
  16. Secondary Leukemia in Primary Mediastinal Large B Cell Lymphoma (PMBL) Presenting as Myeloid Sarcoma in the Paraspinal Area. Arun Kumar Arumugam Raajasekar, MBBS; Anuradha Belur, MBBS; Abhinav Chandra, MBBS. Chest. 2014;146:666A
  17. Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma in Very Elderly Patients. Ajay Dhakal, Pouyan Gohari, Charalampos Floudas, Sanjay Neupane, Abhinav B Chandra. Blood 12/2014; 124(21): 5453
  18. Bortezomib Induced Pulmonary Toxicity. Ajay Dhakal, Anuradha Avinash Belur, Abhinav B Chandra. Blood 12/2014; 124(21):5731
  19. Early Occurrence of Therapy-Related Acute Myeloid Leukemia (t-AML) with Monocytic Differentiation with Trisomy 8 Cytogenetic Abnormality after Radioactive Iodine (RAI) Treatment for Papillary Thyroid Cancer. Oscar Boutros Lahoud, Dhakal Ajay, Abhinav B Chandra. Blood 12/2014; 124(21):5325
  20. To Push or Not to Push: The Benefit of Administering Anti-Emetics By Intravenous Push. Arun Kumar Arumugam Raajasekar, Sindhu Barola, Lynne Tehrani, Abhinav B Chandra. Blood (2015) 126:3314
  21. Very Severe Aplastic Anemia Due to Doxycycline Therapy. Prabhsimranjot Singh, Ankur Sinha, Anisha Kamath, Sonali Malhotra, Abhinav B Chandra. Blood (2015) 126:4794
  22. Comparing the Outcome of Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma in Very Elderly Patients (age greater than 80 years) with Elderly Patients (age between 65 to 79 years). Charalampos S. Floudas, Ajay Dhakal, Sunjay Neupane, Pouyan Gohari, Abhinav B Chandra (2015). Blood 126, 5072–5072
  23. Assessing Bacterial Isolates in Bloodstream Infections and Trend of the Antimicrobial Resistance in the Hematological and Solid Malignancies. Lama Tamang Tsering, Sindhu Barola, Abhinav B Chandra. Blood (2015). 126:5628 
Oral Presentations
  1. Disseminated cryptococcal infection causing epididymo-orchitis and masquerading as lymphoma   Abhinav B Chandra, MD, MSc. ORAL PRESENTATION at the Society of Hospital Medicine's Annual Meeting held in Chicago. 05/2009.
Research Posters
Over 60 posters presented in national and international meetings

 
  1. “To Push or Not to Push: The Benefit of Administering Anti-Emetics By Intravenous Push.” Arun Kumar Arumugam Raajasekar, Sindhu Barola, Lynne Tehrani, Abhinav B Chandra. Presented at ASH Annual meeting 12/2015.
  2. “CD74 Expression by AML Cell Lines and Bone Marrow Specimens, and Augmented In Vitro Cytotoxicity of Anti-CD74 Antibody After Interferon-Gamma (IFN-γ)Treatment.”Abhinav B. ChandraMD, MSc, Jack Burton, Rhona Stein, Susan Chen, Nidhi Mishra, MBBS, MD, Taral Shah, Nneamaka N Enwemnwa, MD and David Goldenberg. Presented at ASH Annual meeting 12/2010.
  3. “Thrombocytopenia After Cardiopulmonary Bypass Surgery.” Abhinav B. Chandra, MD, MSc, Navneet Mittal, MD, Shilpa Sambidi, Swati Pathak, Anuradha Belur, Himanshu Pathak and Yiqing Xu. Presented at ASH Annual meeting 12/2010.
  4. “Expression of CD74 by AML blasts and cell lines, and enhanced in vitro cytotoxicity of anti-CD74 antibody after interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) treatment.” J. D. Burton, R. Stein, A. Chandra, S. Chen, N. Mishra, T. Shah, D. M. Goldenberg. ASCO Abstract # 54640. Presented at 2010 ASCO Annual Meeting 06/2010.
Honors & Professional Affitliations
  • Co-Investigator in various clinical trials through oncology cooperative groups and industry-sponsored studies
  • Member of ASCO Item Writing Workshop in 2014 and submitted questions for ASCO's In-Training Exam (ITE). Item Bank may also be used on future exams
  • National advisory board for Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc. 2014
  • National advisory board for Prometheus Inc. 2014
  • Second prize at the poster competition in the Clinical Vignettes Category of the American Medical Association (AMA), 11/2008
  • Chief Fellow, Hematology & Oncology, 2010-2011
  • Best Senior Housestaff, Maimonides Medical Center, 2006-2007
  • Reviewer for Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Journal of General Internal Medicine, British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research and Austin Journal of Medical Oncology
  • American College of Physicians Mentor
  • ASCO – American Society of Clinical Oncology, since 2008
  • ASH – American Society of Hematology, since 2008
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians (FACP), since 11/2010
 
Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology
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