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Chawla, Jane S., M.D.


Chawla, Jane S., M.D.

Provider Type: Physician

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General Summary:

Dr. Chawla’s interest in medicine began at an early age. She attended a lecture delivered by a leading surgical oncologist describing his patients’ battle with cancer. He stressed the importance of humanizing patient care and the importance of addressing both the emotional and psychological implications of cancer. This philosophy continues to inform Dr. Chawla’s practice even today. She strives for a compassionate and holistic approach in care of her patients.

Credentials:

  • B.A. in Chemistry from Washington University in St Louis, 2001
  • M.D. from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, 2005
  • Internal Medicine residency from UT Southwestern in Dallas, 2005-2008
  • Hematology/Oncology fellowship from Washington University in St Louis, 2008-2011

Accolades & Memberships:

  • Board certifications: (1) Internal Medicine, (2) Medical Oncology, and (3) Hematology
  • Chief Hematology/Oncology Fellow at Washington University in St Louis
  • Veterans Administration Award for Outstanding patient service at UT Southwestern in Dallas
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology, member
  • American Society of Hematology, member
  • Travis County Medical Society, member
  • Travis County Medical Alliance, member

Other Information:

A native Texan, Dr. Chawla enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two young children. Her activities are diverse: from baking with her children, volunteering, playing the violin, running, and making jewelry for family and friends. Most notably, she has run two marathons in honor of her patients through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training. Dr. Chawla is in the constant pursuit of the work, life balance.

Favorite Books:

  • The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living by Dr. Amit Sood
  • Love, Medicine, and Miracles by Dr. Bernie Siegel
  • Peace, Love, and Healing by Dr. Bernie Siegel
  • Self-Compassion by Dr. Kristin Neff
  • My Own Country by Dr. Abraham Verghese

Clinical Focus:

Publications

  • Oral Valganciclovir as Pre-emptive Therapy for CMV-Positive Patients After Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant: A Randomized Trial and Review of the Literature

    Transplant Infectious Diseases, 2012

  • A Review of Neoadjuvant Endocrine Therapy for Breast Cancer 

    Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America, 2010

  • In Pursuit of Personalized Therapy for Breast Cancer: Gene Expression Signatures

    Washington University in St. Louis, 2009

  • A Phase II Study of Gemcitabine and a Multi-kinase Inhibitor in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

    Washington University in St. Louis, 2009

  • Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Rectal Cancer

    Washington University in St. Louis, 2009

  • Inhibition of STAT3Tyr705 Phosphorylation by Smad4 Suppresses Transforming Growth Factor B–Mediated Invasion and Metastasis in Pancreatic Cancer Cells 

    Cancer Research, 2008

  • The Natural Killer Cell Neoplasms: Can We Overcome Treatment Resistance?

    Washington University in St. Louis, 2008

  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria

    UT Southwestern, 2008

  • Acute Intermittent Porphyria

    UT Southwestern, 2006

  • Pharmacogenetics and Chemotherapy

    Washington University in St. Louis, 2005