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Amit J. Sabnis


Pediatric hematologist-oncologist
Sarcoma investigator and enthusiastic dog dad

Dr. Amit J. Sabnis is a hematologist-oncologist who cares for children with sarcomas, cancers of connective tissue that are more common in pediatric patients than adults.

In research, Sabnis uses genetic and biochemical tools to understand how sarcomas exploit normal cellular controls to allow abnormal rates of protein synthesis; the goal is to identify targets for new, selective drugs. He also collaborates closely with colleagues to turn laboratory findings into first-in-children trials measuring the safety and efficacy of new cancer therapies.

Sabnis earned a master's degree in biological sciences from Stanford University. At UCSF, he earned his medical degree and completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric hematology and oncology, as well as additional training in biomedical research.

  • Education

    Stanford University, MS, Biological Sciences, 2003

    UCSF School of Medicine, 2008

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Pediatrics, 2011

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, 2014

  • Board Certifications

    Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

    Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, American Board of Pediatrics

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

  • Languages


Working on both sides of the bench-to-bedside translation – turning biological discovery into patient care – is a privilege and my passion.

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