Gary Kohanbash, PhD

Gary Kohanbash, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Neurological Surgery, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Scholar, Richard King Mellon Institute for Pediatric Research, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery ImmunoOncology Lab


Graduate School:

2012 PhD, Translational Brain Tumor Immunology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA

Post-doctoral Training:

2014 Fellowship, Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2016 Fellowship, Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Research Interests

The research interests of Gary Kohanbash, PhD, are focused on advancing immunotherapy for children and adults with central nervous system tumors. Through his research, he has identified novel pathways of immunosuppression in gliomas, and he has participated as an investigator in numerous phase I/II immunotherapy clinical trials. He currently leads the initiatives of the Pediatric Neurosurgery ImmunoOncology Lab, and his work has been recognized by the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, the Translational Research Cancer Center Consortium, and the Japanese Society for Brain Tumor Pathology, to name a few.

View Dr. Kohanbash’s full list of publications.

View Dr. Kohanbash’s lab website.