Asha Nayak

Associate Professor

Asha Nayak

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Hematology and Oncology


Dr. Nayak graduated with a medical degree in 1982 from the Maulana Azad Medical College Delhi University, followed by Internal Medicine Residency at Coney Island Hospital, SUNY, Brooklyn NY. In 1999, Dr. Nayak was awarded the Hematology Fellowship at Coney Island Hospital, SUNY Brooklyn, NY and the Oncology Fellowship with Augusta University in 2002.

  • (706) 721-2505
  • (706) 721-8302
  • BA 5516A


  • MBBS, Medicine (MD) University of Delhi, 1986


  • ABIMH ABIMH, 2004


  • ABIM ABIM, 2000


Awards & Honors

  • VAMC Merit Award VAMC Augusta , 2013

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • GMED 5000

    Basic Clkshp Med Pt 1
  • GMED 5100

    Basic Clkshp Med Pt 2
  • RHON 5000

  • GMED 5012

    Hematology/Oncology Extn.
  • RMED 5000


Teaching Interests

Currently Dr. Nayak is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Hematology / Oncology Department, Augusta University. Dr. Nayak is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Hematology and Oncology Specialties. Dr. Nayak is currently a member of several committees, including Onyx and Bayer Speaker Bureau for Nexavar, MCG Cancer Center Molecular Oncology Programme, and MCG Cancer Center Gastrointestinal Tumor Board Committee.


Selected Recent Publications

  • Verticillin A Selectively Inhibits H3K9 Methylation to Overcome Human Colon Cancer Resistance to 5-Fluorouracil, 2014
  • Deregulation of the Fas-mediated apoptosis pathway confers MDSCs ability to evade apoptosis to persist in tumor-bearing hosts (P2055) , 2013
  • A clinical investigation of inhibitory effect of panobinostat on CYP2D6 substrate in patients with advanced cancer, 2013
  • Deregulation of Apoptotic Factors Bcl-xL and Bax Confers Apoptotic Resistance to Myeloid-derived Suppressor Cells and Contributes to Their Persistence in Cancer , 2013
  • A rare case of gastric leiosyosarcoma in a young Hispanic male, 2009

Research Interests

Abstracts that Dr. Nayak has participated in include: Incidence of Red Cell auto-antibodies in Hepatitis C Patients; An Unusual Case of Large Cell Lymphoma in Patients with AIDS.; and Role of Radiochemotherapy in Advanced Biliary Cancers. Publications for Dr. Nayak include: Hepatic Failure caused by Plasma Cell Infiltration in Multiple Myeloma, and Plasmablastic Lymphoma with Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma: Clinicopathologic Features, and Review of the Literature.

Public Service

  • Rotary Club Augusta 2009 - Present

    Role: Guest Speaker
  • Shine for Scott 2009 - Present

    Role: Guest Speaker
  • Bone marrow drive organized at Hindu Temple Society 2008 - Present

  • Free Clinic at Holy Angels Church 2008 - Present