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Farhad Khimani, MD


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

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Overview

Cancer Types Treated: 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
  • Medical Oncology

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 18814
A Multi-Center, Phase II Trial of HLA-Mismatched Unrelated Donor Bone Marrow Transplantation with Post-Transplantation Cyclophosphamide for Patients with Hematologic Malignancies
Condition:
Intervention: busulfan; cyclophosphamide; cytoxan (cyclophosphamide); fludarabine (Fludarabine phosphate)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18664
A Phase 2, Multi-Center Study of High Dose Chemotherapy with Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Followed by Maintenance Therapy with Romidepsin for the Treatment of T cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Condition:
Intervention: Alkeran (Melphalan); Carmustine; Cytarabine (Cytosine Arabinoside); FK228 (Romidepsin); Melphalan; Romidepsin; etoposide
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:
Intervention: 748645 (Ibrutinib); Ibrutinib (Imbruvica); PCI-32765 (Ibrutinib); Placebo
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19143
A Randomized, Multi-Center, Phase III Trial of Calcineurin Inhibitor-Free Interventions for Prevention of Graft-versus Host-Disease
Condition:
Intervention: ATG; Alkeran (Melphalan); FK506 (Tacrolimus); MESNA; Melphalan; Tacrolimus; busulfan; cyclophosphamide; cytoxan (cyclophosphamide); fludarabine (Fludarabine phosphate); methotrexate
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 17263
Phase I Trial of ex-vivo Expanded Donor Regulatory T Cells for Prevention of Acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease
Condition:
Intervention: FK506 (Tacrolimus); Rapamune (Sirolimus); Rapamycin (Sirolimus); Sirolimus; Tacrolimus
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 17676
A Multi-Center Biologic Assignment Trial Comparing Reduced Intensity Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant to Hypomethylating Therapy or Best Supportive Care in Patients Age 50 or Older with Intermediate-2 and High Risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Condition:
Intervention:
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18331
Selection of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Donors Based on KIR and HLA Genotypes
Condition:
Intervention:
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18430
Evaluation of Panobinostat (LBH589) as Maintenance Therapy in Multiple Myeloma Following Autologous Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
Condition:
Intervention: Panobinostat (LBH589)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18816
A Phase 1-2 Multi-Center Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of KTE-C19 in Combination with Atezolizumab in Subjects with Refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL)
Condition:
Intervention: Atezolizumab (Tecentriq); Axicabtagene Ciloleucel (KTE-C19); KTE-C19; Not Applicable; cyclophosphamide; cytoxan (cyclophosphamide); fludarabine (Fludarabine phosphate)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18374
A Phase II Trial Evaluating the use of a Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor Panobinostat for Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD) Prevention
Condition:
Intervention: Not Applicable; Panobinostat (LBH589)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 17790
A Randomized Phase II Study of Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation with Tadalafil and Lenalidomide Maintenance with or without Activated Marrow Infiltrating Lymphocytes (MILs) in High Risk Myeloma
Condition:
Intervention: Alkeran (Melphalan); CC-5013 (Lenalidomide); Lenalidomide (Revlimid); Marrow Infiltrating Lymphocytes (MILs); Melphalan; Tadalafil
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18217
Multicenter Phase II, Double-blind Placebo Controlled Trial of Maintenance Ixazomib after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for High Risk Multiple Myeloma
Condition:
Intervention: Alkeran (Melphalan); Bortezomib; FK506 (Tacrolimus); Ixazomib (Ninlaro); Melphalan; Not Applicable; PS-341 (Bortezomib); Placebo; Tacrolimus; Velcade (Bortezomib); fludarabine (Fludarabine phosphate); methotrexate
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18766
A Calcineurin Inhibitor-Free GVHD Prevention Regimen After Related Haploidentical Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
Condition:
Intervention: Cellcept (Mycophenolate Mofetil); Mycophenolate Mofetil; Rapamune (Sirolimus); Rapamycin (Sirolimus); Sirolimus; busulfan; cyclophosphamide; cytoxan (cyclophosphamide); fludarabine (Fludarabine phosphate)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18783
A Phase I/II GVHD Prevention Trial Combining Pacritinib With Sirolimus-Based Immune Suppression
Condition:
Intervention: Alkeran (Melphalan); FK506 (Tacrolimus); Melphalan; Pacritinib; Rapamune (Sirolimus); Rapamycin (Sirolimus); Sirolimus; Tacrolimus; busulfan; fludarabine (Fludarabine phosphate)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18950
A Phase I/Ib Study of Ipilimumab or Nivolumab in Patients with Relapsed Hematologic Malignancies after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
Condition:
Intervention: BMS-936558 (Nivolumab); Nivolumab
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19089
Optimizing Cord Blood and Haploidentical Aplastic Anemia Transplantation (CHAMP)
Condition:
Intervention: Thymoglobulin; cyclophosphamide; cytoxan (cyclophosphamide); fludarabine (Fludarabine phosphate)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19070
Multicenter, Open-Label, Expanded Access Study of Axicabtagene Ciloleucel or the Treatment of Subjects with Relapsed/Refractory Large B-Cell Lymphoma
Condition:
Intervention: Axicabtagene Ciloleucel (KTE-C19); cyclophosphamide; cytoxan (cyclophosphamide); fludarabine (Fludarabine phosphate)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19203
Reduced Intensity Conditioning for Haploidentical Bone Marrow Transplantation in Patients with Symptomatic Sickle Cell Disease
Condition:
Intervention: Cellcept (Mycophenolate Mofetil); Hydroxyurea (Droxia); MESNA; Mycophenolate Mofetil; Radiotherapy; Rapamune (Sirolimus); Rapamycin (Sirolimus); Sirolimus; Thiotepa (Thioplex); Thymoglobulin; cyclophosphamide; cytoxan (cyclophosphamide); fludarabine (Fludarabine phosphate)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19201
A Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase III Trial of the FLT3 Inhibitor Gilteritinib Administered as Maintenance Therapy Following Allogeneic Transplant for Patients with FLT3/ITD AML
Condition:
Intervention: Placebo; gilteritinib
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19204
A Phase III Randomized Open-Label Multi-Center Study of Ruxolitinib vs. Best Available Therapy in Patients with Corticosteroid-Refractory Chronic Graft vs Host Disease after Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation (REACH 3)
Condition:
Intervention: Cellcept (Mycophenolate Mofetil); Gleevac (Imatinib Mesylate); Imatinib Mesylate; Infliximab (Remicade); Jakafi (Ruxolitinib); Mycophenolate Mofetil; Pentostatin; Rapamune (Sirolimus); Rapamycin (Sirolimus); Rituxan (rituximab); Ruxolitinib; STI571 (Imatinib Mesylate); Sirolimus; everolimus (RAD001); methotrexate; rituximab
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19377
A Phase 1b/2 Open-label Study Evaluating the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Efficacy of AMG 592 in Adult Subjects With Steroid Refractory Chronic Graft versus Host Disease
Condition:
Intervention: AMG 592
Open

If you believe you are eligible for one of these trials or studies, please call
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Publications

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 05;102(5):948-957. Pubmedid: 28104702. Pmcid: PMC5477614.
  • 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 01;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.