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Ajay Major

TitleAsst Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
DepartmentSOM-MED
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-7261-1335 Additional info

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    Union College, NYBS2012Chemistry and Spanish & Hispanic Studies
    Union Graduate College, NYMBA2013Healthcare Management
    Albany Medical College, NYMD2016Distinction in Health Systems Analysis and Distinction in Advocacy
    University of Colorado, COResidency2016Internal Medicine
    The University of Chicago, ILFellowship2022Hematology/Oncology
    The University of Chicago, ILPostdoctoral Fellowship2022Outcomes Research
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    2021 - 2022Chief Hematology/Oncology Fellow, The University of Chicago
    2021 - 2022Chair of the ASH Trainee Council, American Society of Hematology (ASH)
    2018Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Colorado School of Medicine

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    I am an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine specializing in lymphoma and myeloma, and my outcomes and health services research focuses on patient-reported outcomes and how short- and long-term toxicities of treatment affect overall quality of life and survivorship in patients with blood cancers.

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    5UL1TR002389-05     (Ajay Major)Jan 4, 2021 - Jan 3, 2022
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
    Risk factors for dyspnea and cardiotoxicity in patients with multiple myeloma who receive carfilzomib: A prospective pilot study
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Derman BA, Kansagra A, Zonder J, Stefka AT, Grinblatt DL, Anderson LD, Gurbuxani S, Narula S, Rayani S, Major A, Kin A, Jiang K, Karrison T, Jasielec J, Jakubowiak AJ. Elotuzumab and Weekly Carfilzomib, Lenalidomide, and Dexamethasone in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Without Transplant Intent: A Phase 2 Measurable Residual Disease-Adapted Study. JAMA Oncol. 2022 09 01; 8(9):1278-1286. PMID: 35862034.
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    2. Major A, Jakubowiak A, Derman B. Longitudinal Real-World Neuropathy and Patient-Reported Outcomes With Bortezomib and Lenalidomide in Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2022 11; 22(11):e1000-e1008. PMID: 35922273.
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    3. Major A, Kline J, Karrison TG, Fishkin PAS, Kimball AS, Petrich AM, Nattam S, Rao K, Sleckman BG, Cohen K, Besien KV, Rapoport AP, Smith SM. Phase I/II clinical trial of temsirolimus and lenalidomide in patients with relapsed and refractory lymphomas. Haematologica. 2022 07 01; 107(7):1608-1618. PMID: 34320785.
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    4. Lo AC, Major A, Super L, Appel B, Shankar A, Constine LS, Marks LJ, Kelly KM, Metzger ML, Buhtoiarov IN, Mauz-Körholz C, Costa ARS, Binkley MS, Flerlage J. Practice patterns for the management of nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma (NLPHL): an international survey by the Global NLPHL One Working Group (GLOW). Leuk Lymphoma. 2022 08; 63(8):1997-2000. PMID: 35357263.
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    5. Kanack AJ, Singh B, George G, Gundabolu K, Koepsell SA, Abou-Ismail MY, Moser KA, Smock KJ, Green D, Major A, Chan CW, Wool GD, Reding M, Ashrani AA, Bayas A, Grill DE, Padmanabhan A. Persistence of Ad26.COV2.S-associated vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) and specific detection of VITT antibodies. Am J Hematol. 2022 05; 97(5):519-526. PMID: 35132672.
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    6. Ornoff DM, Balaban E, Major A, Berry A, Young E. The Missing Factor(s): Disseminated Amyloidosis Causing Coagulopathy Refractory to Plasma Transfusion. Am J Med. 2022 06; 135(6):721-723. PMID: 35134365.
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    7. Major A, Palese M, Ermis E, James A, Villarroel M, Klussmann FA, Hessissen L, Geel J, Khan MS, Dalvi R, Sullivan M, Kearns P, Frazier AL, Pritchard-Jones K, Nakagawara A, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Volchenboum SL. Mapping Pediatric Oncology Clinical Trial Collaborative Groups on the Global Stage. JCO Glob Oncol. 2022 02; 8:e2100266. PMID: 35157510.
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    8. Orellana-Noia VM, Reed DR, McCook AA, Sen JM, Barlow CM, Malecek MK, Watkins M, Kahl BS, Spinner MA, Advani R, Voorhees TJ, Snow A, Grover NS, Ayers A, Romancik J, Liu Y, Huntington SF, Chavez JC, Saeed H, Lazaryan A, Raghunathan V, Spurgeon SE, Ollila TA, Del Prete C, Olszewski A, Ayers EC, Landsburg DJ, Echalier B, Lee J, Kamdar M, Caimi PF, Fu T, Liu J, David KA, Alharthy H, Law J, Karmali R, Shah H, Stephens DM, Major A, Rojek AE, Smith SM, Yellala A, Kallam A, Nakhoda S, Khan N, Sohail MA, Hill BT, Barrett-Campbell O, Lansigan F, Switchenko J, Cohen J, Portell CA. Single-route CNS prophylaxis for aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphomas: real-world outcomes from 21 US academic institutions. Blood. 2022 01 20; 139(3):413-423. PMID: 34570876.
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    9. Velazquez AI, Durani U, Weeks LD, Major A, Reynolds R, Kumbamu A, Das DG, Murphy MC, Henry E, Lee AI, Marshall AL. Impact of COVID-19 on Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Programs: A Quantitative and Qualitative Survey Assessment of Fellowship Program Directors. JCO Oncol Pract. 2022 04; 18(4):e551-e563. PMID: 35015586.
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    10. Durani U, Major A, Velazquez AI, May J, Nelson M, Zheng Z, Hall AG, Alam ST, Reynolds R, Thompson JC, Kumbamu A, Das DG, Murphy MC, Henry E, Lee AI, Marshall AL, Wun T, Weeks LD. Impact of COVID-19 on Hematology-Oncology Trainees: A Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment. JCO Oncol Pract. 2022 04; 18(4):e586-e599. PMID: 34990292.
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    11. Ramesh S, Chokkara S, Shen T, Major A, Volchenboum SL, Mayampurath A, Applebaum MA. Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Pediatric Oncology: A Systematic Review. JCO Clin Cancer Inform. 2021 12; 5:1208-1219. PMID: 34910588.
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    12. Major A, Smith SM. DA-R-EPOCH vs R-CHOP in DLBCL: How do we choose? Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2021 Nov; 19(11):698-709. PMID: 34807015.
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    13. Major A, Carll T, Chan CW, Christenson C, Aldarweesh F, Wool GD, Cohen KS. Refractory vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) managed with delayed therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE). J Clin Apher. 2022 Feb; 37(1):117-121. PMID: 34672380.
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    14. Major A, Williams JG, McGuire WC, Floyd E, Chacko K. Removing Barriers: A Confidential Opt-Out Mental Health Pilot Program for Internal Medicine Interns. Acad Med. 2021 05 01; 96(5):686-689. PMID: 33538479.
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    15. Bracken RC, Major A, Paul A, Ostherr K. Reflective Writing about Near-Peer Blogs: A Novel Method for Introducing the Medical Humanities in Premedical Education. J Med Humanit. 2021 Dec; 42(4):535-569. PMID: 33871756.
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    16. Major A, Recklitis CJ, Bober S. Providing Effective Mental Health Support for Oncology Health-Care Workers in the COVID-19 Era: Responding Quickly but Carefully. JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2021 Jun; 5(3):pkab031. PMID: 34099997.
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    17. Major A, Collins J, Craney C, Heitman AK, Bauer E, Zerante E, Stock W, Bishop MR, Jasielec J. Management of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) associated with chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy using anti-cytokine therapy: an illustrative case and review of the literature. Leuk Lymphoma. 2021 07; 62(7):1765-1769. PMID: 33559517.
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    18. Acquaviva KD, Mugele J, Abadilla N, Adamson T, Bernstein SL, Bhayani RK, Büchi AE, Burbage D, Carroll CL, Davis SP, Dhawan N, Eaton A, English K, Grier JT, Gurney MK, Hahn ES, Haq H, Huang B, Jain S, Jun J, Kerr WT, Keyes T, Kirby AR, Leary M, Marr M, Major A, Meisel JV, Petersen EA, Raguan B, Rhodes A, Rupert DD, Sam-Agudu NA, Saul N, Shah JR, Sheldon LK, Sinclair CT, Spencer K, Strand NH, Streed CG, Trudell AM. Documenting Social Media Engagement as Scholarship: A New Model for Assessing Academic Accomplishment for the Health Professions. J Med Internet Res. 2020 12 02; 22(12):e25070. PMID: 33263554.
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    19. Major A, Williams JG, Connors GR, McBeth L, Keniston A, Naderi R. Developing a Novel Resilience Curriculum for Internal Medicine Interns Using a Survey-Based Needs Assessment. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 05; 36(5):1451-1453. PMID: 32901437.
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    20. Major A, Polite BN. Bending Versus Transforming the Drug Cost Curve: A Matter of Political Will. Cancer J. 2020 Jul/Aug; 26(4):304-310. PMID: 32732673.
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    21. Major A, Cox SM, Volchenboum SL. Using big data in pediatric oncology: Current applications and future directions. Semin Oncol. 2020 02; 47(1):56-64. PMID: 32229032.
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    22. Major A, Hammes A, Schmidt MQ, Morgan R, Abbott D, Kamdar M. Evaluating Novel PET-CT Functional Parameters TLG and TMTV in Differentiating Low-grade Versus Grade 3A Follicular Lymphoma. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2020 01; 20(1):39-46. PMID: 31761712.
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    23. Major A, Smith DE, Ghosh D, Rabinovitch R, Kamdar M. Risk and subtypes of secondary primary malignancies in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma survivors change over time based on stage at diagnosis. Cancer. 2020 01 01; 126(1):189-201. PMID: 31509235.
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    24. Hudler A, Cataldo M, Major A, Lobo I. Needle in a Haystack: A Missed Case of Wound Botulism. Am J Med. 2019 09; 132(9):e677-e678. PMID: 30951679.
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    25. Major A, Jackson MW, Smith DE, Kamdar M, Rabinovitch R. Inferior outcomes and treatment disparities in elderly patients with classical Hodgkin lymphoma: a national cancer data base analysis. Leuk Lymphoma. 2019 05; 60(5):1234-1243. PMID: 30501432.
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    26. Major A, Kamdar M. Management of Non-Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder. Curr Treat Options Oncol. 2018 05 24; 19(7):33. PMID: 29797086.
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    27. Major A, Chacko K. Routine vaccinations as a precipitant of adrenal crisis in adrenal insufficiency. Intern Med J. 2018 Mar; 48(3):360-361. PMID: 29512322.
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    28. Major A. Bourbon. JAMA Oncol. 2017 10 01; 3(10):1309. PMID: 28542680.
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    29. Melani C, Major A, Schowinsky J, Roschewski M, Pittaluga S, Jaffe ES, Pack SD, Abdullaev Z, Ahlman MA, Kwak JJ, Morgan R, Rabinovitch R, Pan Z, Haverkos BM, Gutman JA, Pollyea DA, Smith CA, Wilson WH, Kamdar M. PD-1 Blockade in Mediastinal Gray-Zone Lymphoma. N Engl J Med. 2017 07 06; 377(1):89-91. PMID: 28679093.
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    30. Major A, Pan Z, Kamdar M. Secondary CNS involvement of ALK-negative anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Am J Hematol. 2017 Nov; 92(11):1267-1268. PMID: 28370436.
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    31. Major A, Anderson M. Not Just Skin Deep: Distant Metastases from Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Am J Med. 2017 Aug; 130(8):e327-e328. PMID: 28344135.
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    32. Major A. To bully and be bullied: harassment and mistreatment in medical education. Virtual Mentor. 2014 Mar 01; 16(3):155-60. PMID: 24646841.
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