Emrullah Yilmaz, MD, PhD

Emrullah Yilmaz, MD, PhD

Faculty Titles
Assistant Professor,
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology

Cancer Specialty
Medical Oncology

Multidisciplinary Team
Head and Neck Cancers, Lung/Esophagus Cancers

Research Program
Cancer Therapeutics: Technology, Discovery and Targeted Delivery

Medical School
Hacettepe University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Graduate School
Basic Oncology and Immunology, Graduate School of Health Sciences,
Hacettepe University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Residency
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Fellowship
Montefiore Medical Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Research Fellowship
Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY

Board Certification
Internal Medicine Board Certification by American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

Expertise, Certifications and Memberships
Certificate of Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

Personal Statement

I am Co-Leader of the Head and Neck Clinical Working Group (CWG) at the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNM CCC). I am a physician scientist focused on treating head and neck malignancies. I am leading the clinical trials in head & neck malignancies and working on translational research in these areas. My main interest is to develop new therapeutic approaches and biomarkers for this aggressive cancer.

We have a strong multidisciplinary team including head and neck surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and basic researchers. We are working on developing clinical trials that we can translate from bench to clinic. One of our interests is identification of biomarkers for head and neck cancers. I am collaborating with Michelle Ozbun to develop biomarker driven clinical trial in HPV positive oropharyngeal cancers. I am also member of Phase I CWG and I have been involved in early phase immunotherapy trials for head and neck cancers.