Asha Nayak

Associate Professor

Asha Nayak

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Hematology and Oncology

Bio

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

Education

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

Certifications

  • ABIMH ABIMH, 2004

  • ABIMMO ABIMMO, 2004

  • ABIM ABIM, 2000

  • PHY GA STATE MEDICAL BOARD, 2003

Awards & Honors

  • VAMC Merit Award VAMC Augusta , 2013

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • GMED 5000

    Basic Clkshp Med Pt 1
  • RHON 5000

    Hematology-Oncology
  • RMED 5000

    Medicine
  • GMED 5100

    Basic Clkshp Med Pt 2

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.

Scholarship

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