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Varun Monga


Medical oncologist
Movie buff and passionate sarcoma researcher

About me

Dr. Varun Monga is a medical oncologist who cares for patients with bone and soft tissue growths, including tumors in connective tissue, in the digestive tract, and in joints.

As part of UCSF's early-phase experimental therapeutics program, Monga enrolls and treats patients in phase 1 clinical trials (studies evaluating promising treatments with human volunteers). He collaborates with basic scientists and other researchers to study new cancer treatment combinations. He focuses particularly on developing targeted therapies and immunotherapies to treat sarcomas.

Monga earned his medical degree at Rajiv Gandhi Medical College in India. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, where he served as chief resident. He completed a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at the University of Iowa. Before joining UCSF, he worked at the University of Iowa, caring for patients and conducting research on tumors of the nervous system and sarcomas.

  • Education

    Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, MBBS, 2006

  • Residencies

    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Internal Medicine, 2010

  • Fellowships

    University of Iowa, Hematology and Medical Oncology, 2016

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

Cancer care requires a personalized, team-based approach. Collaboration among researchers, providers and patients is crucial to advancing treatment.

Where I see patients (2)

    Decorative Caduceus

    Neoadjuvant Lurbinectedin and Preoperative Radiation for Treating Soft Tissue Sarcomas

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