Swati Kulkarni, M.B.B.S., F.R.C.P. (C)


Position: Medical Oncologist
Affiliation: Windsor Regional Hospital

Position: Adjunct Professor
Affiliation: University of Windsor

Position: Adjunct Professor
Affiliation: Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry

Website: www.wrh.on.ca/cancerprogram

Areas of Expertise: Breast, lung, brain, head & neck malignancies.

Brief Description of Research:

Dr. Kulkarni is very active in ongoing clinical trials at Windsor Regional Hospital. She is the Head of clinical trials at the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre as she hopes to make a large impact in progressing cancer treatments. Most of her funded research focuses on lung cancer, ER positive advanced breast cancer and glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive type of brain cancer. She is currently the local primary investigator of a trial investigating the effectiveness of particular treatments against advanced non-small cell lung cancer and holds a Seeds4Hope Grant characterizing the response of GBM to various novel treatments. Dr. Kulkarni has been an author on various provincial guideline documents and is actively involved in educating the next generation of doctors and researchers.

5 Select Publications:

Irish, J., Kulkarni, S. (2018). Quality-Based Procedures Clinical Handbook for Cancer Surgery Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, 1-146.

Blaszak, M., El-Masri, M., Hirmiz, K., Matthews, J., Omar, A., Elfiki, T., Gupta, R., Hamm, C., Kanjeekal, S., Kay, A., Kulkarni, S., Ghafoor, A. (2017). Survival of Patients with Pancreatic Cancer Treated with Varied Modalities: A Single-Centre Study. Molecular Clinical Oncology, 6(4), 583-588.

Hamm, C., Kulkarni, S., Gupta, R., Kay, A., Mathews, J., Woldie, I., et al. (2016). Early Stage Triple Negative Breast Cancer Has Significantly Better Outcomes than More Advanced Disease: A Single Centre Retrospective Review. Journal of Cancer Therapy, 7(10), 665–674.

Kulkarni, S., Vella, E.T., Coakley, N., Cheng, S., Gregg, R., Ung, Y.C., Ellis, P.M. (2016). The Use of Systemic Treatment in the Maintenance of Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Systematic Review. Journal of Thoracic Oncology, 11(7), 989-1002.

Hamm, C., El-Masri, M., Poliquin, G., Poliquin, V., Mathews, J., Kanjeekal, S., Alam, Y., Kulkarni, S., Elfiki, T. (2011). A Single-Centre Chart Review Exploring the Adjusted Association Between Breast Cancer Phenotype and Prognosis. Current Oncology, 18(4), 191-196.