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Adrian S. Ishkanian, M.D.

General Information

Adrian S. Ishkanian, M.D.



  • Fax: 305-689-4451


  • Radiation Oncology



Clinical Areas

I specialize in: Lung and GU Malignancies (Prostate, Bladder and Testicular cancers).


  • Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests

My laboratory studies the mechanism of interaction between radiotherapy and the immune system. CLICK HERE.This collaboration is focused on the development of novel combinatorial strategies for rapid Phase I development. I am actively pursuing three main lines of research: 1) the use of radiation as a novel vaccination strategy for combinatorial therapy with immunomodulatory monoclonal antibodies 2) the development of radiation inducible ligands for targeted delivery of immunomodulatory monoclonal antibodies, and 3) the use and development of immunomodulatory oligonucleotide aptamers for cancer therapy.



American Radium Society Travel Grant
W.J. Simpson award for Excellence in Research by a Resident, Princess Margaret Hospital
Award for Overall Excellence in Radiation Research by a Post Graduate Trainee, Princess Margaret Hospital
Best Resident Oral Presentation, Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology
Novartis Oncology Young Canadian Investigator Award, ASCO
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada PGS B Scholarship
Killam Undergraduate Scholarship, University of British Columbia
Li Tze Fong Memorial Fellowship, University of British Columbia


2012 Fellowship, Sunnybrook Hospital, Radiation Oncology
University of Toronto
2011 Residency, Princess Margaret Hospital, Radiation Oncology
University of Toronto
2006 MD
University of British Columbia
2001 MSc (Pathology Laboratory Medicine)
University of British Columbia
1997 BA (Biology)
Cornell University


Dr. Ishkanian is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Miller School of Medicine. He obtained an MSc in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine followed by MD, from the University of British Columbia. After graduating, he completed a five year residency in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Princess Margaret Hospital, where he acted as Chief Resident in his final year. He subsequently completed a one year translational oncology fellowship in Lung Cancer at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Ishkanian began as Assistant Professor at the University of Miami in 2012, where he works as a Clinician Scientist focusing on the interaction between radiation and the immune system.

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