Milan G. Chheda, MD

Milan G. Chheda, MD

Medical Oncologist, Neuro-Oncologist

Primary Academic Title

Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology, Director of Neuro-oncology, Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

As a member of our brain tumor specialist team, Dr. Chheda cares for patients diagnosed with brain tumors through treatment and recovery. Learn more about Dr. Chheda and the Brain Tumor Center at Siteman.

Research Interest

I have a particular research interest in identifying the genes that drive tumor-initiating cells, sometimes known as cancer stem cells, in order to discover new ways to treat adult and pediatric brain tumors.


  • 2001: MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York


  • 2001 - 2002: Intern, internal medicine, Yale - New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.
  • 2002 - 2005: Resident, neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
  • 2005 - 2007: Fellow, neuro-oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
  • 2006 - 2015: Postdoctoral fellow, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Mass.; and Broad Institute, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 2010 - 2015: Postdoctoral fellow, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Board Certification

  • 2008: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • 2015: United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Neuro-Oncology

Selected Research Publications

Epigenetic regulation during cancer transitions across 11 tumour types.
  • Terekhanova NV, Karpova A, Liang WW, [...] Chheda MG, [...] Ding L
  • Nature 2023
Pan-cancer proteogenomics connects oncogenic drivers to functional states.
  • Li Y, Porta-Pardo E, Tokheim C, [...] Chheda MG, [...] Ding L
  • Cell 2023
Using mass spectrometry imaging to map fluxes quantitatively in the tumor ecosystem.
  • Schwaiger-Haber M, Stancliffe E, Anbukumar DS, [...] Chheda MG, [...] Patti GJ
  • Nat Commun 2023
NCCN Guidelines® Insights: Central Nervous System Cancers, Version 2.2022.
  • Horbinski C, Nabors LB, Portnow J, [...] Chheda MG, [...] Darlow S
  • J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2023
Proteogenomic and metabolomic characterization of human glioblastoma.
  • Wang LB, Karpova A, Gritsenko MA, [...] Chheda MG, [...] Ding L
  • Cancer Cell 2021
Defining phenotypic and functional heterogeneity of glioblastoma stem cells by mass cytometry.
  • Galdieri L, Jash A, Malkova O, [...] Chheda MG
  • JCI Insight 2021
The state of neuro-oncology during the COVID-19 pandemic: a worldwide assessment.
  • Mrugala MM, Ostrom QT, Pressley SM, [...] Chheda MG
  • Neurooncol Adv 2021

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Contact Information

  • Washington University Medical Campus

    4921 Parkview Place
    Saint Louis, MO 63110

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