START Physicians

Amita Patnaik, M.D., FRCP(C)

Amita Patnaik, M.D., FRCP(C)

Dr. Amita Patnaik is the Associate Director of Clinical Research at START in San Antonio, Texas. She is board-certified in Medical Oncology.

She earned her M.D. in 1992 at the University of Toronto, in Toronto, Canada. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology at the University of Toronto, in Toronto, Canada. She completed research fellowships in Anticancer Drug Development at University of Toronto’s Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Canada and at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center’s Institute for Drug Development in San Antonio, TX.

Dr. Patnaik was Associate Director of Clinical Research and Associate Fellowship Program Director from 2000 until 2007 at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center’s Institute for Drug Development.

Dr. Patnaik's major interests are in the development of new anticancer agents and gastrointestinal tumors. She is a member of the American Association of Cancer Research, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the Southwest Oncology Group. She has served as a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Scientific Program Committee. She was awarded the San Antonio Business Journal's prestigious "40 under 40" Award.

Amita PatnaikDr. Patnaik has authored numerous publications in internationally respected scientific journals, covering diverse areas of medical oncology. These publications include scientific articles, chapters in oncology books and communications at different conferences and meetings. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology and is also a scientific reviewer for numerous other Oncology journals.