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    Caroline Irene Piatek, MD

    TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentMedicine
    Address1441 Eastlake Ave.
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90033
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      Dr. Piatek's research interests include cancer-associated thrombosis and staging studies in breast cancer. She joined the Division of Hematology after serving as Chief Hematology Fellow in the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at Keck School of Medicine of USC.

      Dr. Piatek earned her medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine. She then performed her internal medicine internship and residency at Keck School of Medicine of USC, followed by a Hematology/Oncology Fellowship.


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      Claremont McKenna College2001  - 2005Dean's List (all semesters)
      Claremont McKenna College2005Magna Cum Laude
      Claremont McKenna College2005Honors in Biology
      Claremont McKenna College2005Best Biology Senior Thesis
      Creighton University School of Medicine2009Medical Dean's Educational Assistance Scholarship
      USC2012  - 2013Medical Oncology Fellow Research Award
      American Society of Clinical Oncology2014Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit Award
      Keck School of Medicine of USC2014  - 2015Hematology Chief Fellow

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      1. Piatek C, Vergara-Lluri ME, Pullarkat V, Siddiqi IN, O'Connell C, Brynes RK, Feinstein DI. Autoimmune Myelofibrosis: Clinical Features, Course, and Outcome. Acta Haematol. 2017 Sep 02; 138(3):129-137. PMID: 28866671.
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      2. Piatek C, Ji L, Kaur C, Russell CA, Tripathy D, Church T, Sposto R, Sener SF, Garcia AA. Value of routine staging imaging studies for patients with stage III breast cancer. J Surg Oncol. 2016 Dec; 114(8):917-921. PMID: 27642105.
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      3. Granatowicz A, Piatek C, Moschiano E, El-Hemaidi I, Armitage JD, Akhtari M. An Overview and Update of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia for Primary Care Physicians. Korean J Fam Med. 2015 Sep; 36(5):197-202. PMID: 26435808; PMCID: PMC4591383.
      4. Piatek C, El-Hemaidi I, Feinstein DI, Liebman HA, Akhtari M. Management of immune-mediated cytopenias in pregnancy. Autoimmun Rev. 2015 Sep; 14(9):806-11. PMID: 25981747.
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      5. Piatek C, Akhtari M. Thrombocytopenia: optimizing approaches in cancer patients. Oncology (Williston Park). 2015 Apr; 29(4):297-8. PMID: 25952494.
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      6. Piatek C, Raja GL, Ji L, Gitlitz BJ, Dorff TB, Quinn DI, Hu J, El-Khoueiry AB, Pham HQ, Roman L, Garcia AA. Phase I clinical trial of temsirolimus and vinorelbine in advanced solid tumors. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2014 Dec; 74(6):1227-34. PMID: 25374407.
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      7. Vergara-Lluri ME, Piatek C, Pullarkat V, Siddiqi IN, O'Connell C, Feinstein DI, Brynes RK. Autoimmune myelofibrosis: an update on morphologic features in 29 cases and review of the literature. Hum Pathol. 2014 Nov; 45(11):2183-91. PMID: 25282037.
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      8. Piatek C, O'Connell C. Unsuspected pulmonary embolism: impact on mortality among cancer patients. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2012 Sep; 18(5):406-9. PMID: 22759768.
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      9. Piatek C, O'Connell CL, Liebman HA. Treating venous thromboembolism in patients with cancer. Expert Rev Hematol. 2012 Apr; 5(2):201-9. PMID: 22475288; PMCID: PMC4435973.
      10. Armstrong JA, Sperling AS, Deuring R, Manning L, Moseley SL, Papoulas O, Piatek C, Doe CQ, Tamkun JW. Genetic screens for enhancers of brahma reveal functional interactions between the BRM chromatin-remodeling complex and the delta-notch signal transduction pathway in Drosophila. Genetics. 2005 Aug; 170(4):1761-74. PMID: 15944353; PMCID: PMC1449748.