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Farhad Khimani, MD


Specialty: Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Immunotherapy
Program: Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Immunotherapy

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Locations: Moffitt Cancer Center
Overview

Cancer Focus: Hodgkin Lymphoma , Leukemia , Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) , Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Dr. Khimani’s Clinical interest is specifically in Blood and Marrow transplantation. His area of focus is Lymphoma and Acute Leukemia.  He routinely takes care of patients with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Acute Myeloid leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome etc. who require autologous or allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation as a curative treatment option for their malignancy.

Education & Training

Board Certification:

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine

Fellowship:

  • West Virginia University - Hematology/Oncology
  • Moffitt Cancer Center - Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Residency:

  • West Virginia University - Internal Medicine

Medical School:

  • Aga Khan University Medical College - MD
Participating Trials

CLINICAL TRIAL 19823
Improving Allogeneic Transplant Outcomes Through Enhanced AMPK-mediated Immune Reconstitution and T-cell Response Modulation
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: Metformin ()
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19305
CD40-L Blockade for Prevention of Acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: BMS-986004 (); FK506 (Tacrolimus); Rapamune (Sirolimus); Rapamycin (Sirolimus); Sirolimus (); Tacrolimus ()
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18964
Randomized Double-Blind Phase III Study of Ibrutinib During and Following Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation Versus Placebo in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma of the Activated B-cell Subtype
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: 748645 (Ibrutinib); Ibrutinib (Imbruvica); PCI-32765 (Ibrutinib); Placebo ()
Open

If you believe you are eligible for one of these trials or studies, please call
813-745-6100 or toll-free 1-800-679-0775.

Publications

  • Sim AJ, Jain MD, Figura N, Chavez JC, Shah BD, Khimani F, Lazarayan A, Krivenko G, Davila ML, Liu HD, Falchook AD, Dahiya S, Rapoport AP, Kim SU, Locke FL, Robinson TJ. Radiation Therapy as a Bridging Strategy for CAR T Cell Therapy With Axicabtagene Ciloleucel in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019 Jun.105(5):1012-1021. Pubmedid: 31175906. Pmcid: PMC6872916.
  • Khimani F, McDonald GB, Shulman HM, Betts B, Locke F, Fernandez H, Anasetti C, Pidala J. Hepatic veno-occlusive disease following sirolimus-based immune suppression. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2019 Jan.54(1):85-89. Pubmedid: 29895929.
  • Epperla N, Ahn KW, Litovich C, Ahmed S, Battiwalla M, Cohen JB, Dahi P, Farhadfar N, Farooq U, Freytes CO, Ghosh N, Haverkos B, Herrera A, Hertzberg M, Hildebrandt G, Inwards D, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Khimani F, Lazarus H, Lazaryan A, Lekakis L, Murthy H, Nathan S, Nishihori T, Pawarode A, Prestidge T, Ramakrishnan P, Rezvani AR, Romee R, Shah NN, Sureda A, Fenske TS, Hamadani M. Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation provides effective salvage despite refractory disease or failed prior autologous transplant in angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma: a CIBMTR analysis. J Hematol Oncol. 2019 Jan.12(1):6. Pubmedid: 30630534. Pmcid: PMC6329157.
  • Pidala J, Beato F, Kim J, Betts B, Jim H, Sagatys E, Levine JE, Ferrara JL, Ozbek U, Ayala E, Davila M, Fernandez HF, Field T, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Khaira D, Khimani F, Locke FL, Mishra A, Nieder M, Nishihori T, Perez L, Riches M, Anasetti C. IL-12/IL-23p40 neutralization blocks Th1/Th17 response after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Haematologica. 2018 Mar;103(3):531-539. Pubmedid: 29242294. Pmcid: PMC5830373.
  • Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Kumar A, Stingo FE, Khimani F, Hussaini M, Ayala E, Nishihori T, Shah B, Locke FL, Pinilla-Ibarz J, Chavez JC. Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Richter Syndrome: A Single-Center Experience. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2018 Jan;18(1):e35-e39. Pubmedid: 29126867. Pmcid: PMC6716154.
  • Murthy HS, Sheets K, Kumar A, Nishihori T, Mina A, Chavez JC, Ayala E, Field T, Mathews J, Locke F, Perez L, Betts BC, Khimani F, Miladinovic B, Tsalatsanis A, Ochoa-Bayona JL, Alsina M, Fernandez H, Pidala J, Anasetti C, Kharfan-Dabaja MA. Hypoalbuminemia at Day +90 Is Associated with Inferior Nonrelapse Mortality and Overall Survival in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Recipients: A Confirmatory Study. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2018 Feb;24(2):400-405. Pubmedid: 29032266.
  • Betts BC, Pidala J, Kim J, Mishra A, Nishihori T, Perez L, Ochoa-Bayona JL, Khimani F, Walton K, Bookout R, Nieder M, Khaira DK, Davila M, Alsina M, Field T, Ayala E, Locke FL, Riches M, Kharfan-Dabaja M, Fernandez H, Anasetti C. IL-2 promotes early Treg reconstitution after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Haematologica. 2017 May;102(5):948-957. Pubmedid: 28104702. Pmcid: PMC5477614.
  • Khimani F, Kim J, Chen L, Dean E, Rizk V, Betts B, Nishihori T, Locke F, Mishra A, Perez L, Ayala E, Kharfan-Dabaja M, Nieder M, Fernandez H, Anasetti C, Pidala J. Predictors of overall survival among patients treated with sirolimus/tacrolimus vs methotrexate/tacrolimus for GvHD prevention. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2017 Jul;52(7):1003-1009. Pubmedid: 28368376.
  • Khimani F, Jeong DK, Miladinovic B, Nishihori T, Ayala E, Locke F, Mishra A, Chavez J, Shah B, Gage K, Kharfan-Dabaja MA. Nonfluorodeoxyglucose-Avid Persistent Splenomegaly at Time of Transplantation Delays Neutrophil and Platelets Engraftment without Affecting Survival in Patients with Lymphomas Undergoing Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2016 Dec;22(12):2201-2207. Pubmedid: 27660169.
  • Khimani F, Curley B, Almubarak M. Survey of Patients Referred to a University Cancer Center for Benign Hematology: Quality Measures and Patient Understanding. J Oncol Pract. 2015 Jan;11(1):26-29. Pubmedid: 25406129.
  • Khimani F, Hoban C, Williams V, Mavromatis B, Auber ML, Abraham J, Higa GM. Efficacy of solubilized vemurafenib administered via nasogastric tube. Future Oncol. 2014 Feb;10(2):165-170. Pubmedid: 24490602.
  • Palla AR, Khimani F, Craig MD. Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia with a Direct Antiglobulin Test Positive for C3 and Negative for IgG: A Case Study and Analytical Literature Review of Incidence and Severity. Clin Med Insights Case Rep. 2013 May;6:57-60. Pubmedid: 23645992. Pmcid: PMC3623608.
  • Kamal A, Khimani F, Raza R, Zafar S, Bandeali S, Jan S. Characteristics of TIA and its management in a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan. BMC Res Notes. 2008 Aug;1:73. Pubmedid: 18755043. Pmcid: PMC2546420.
  • Majeed K, Mahmud H, Khawaja HR, Mansoor S, Masood S, Khimani F. Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Perceptions of Medical Students from Pakistan. Med Educ Online. 2007 Dec.12(1):4469. Pubmedid: 28253096.