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Farhad Khimani, MD

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

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 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

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 20156
Mindfulness in AYA Patients Undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Pilot Proposal
Condition: Multiple Myeloma
Intervention:
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

  • Pidala J, Walton K, Elmariah H, Kim J, Mishra A, Bejanyan N, Nishihori T, Khimani F, Perez L, Faramand RG, Davila ML, Nieder ML, Sagatys EM, Holtan SG, Lawrence NJ, Lawrence HR, Blazar BR, Anasetti C, Sebti SM, Betts BC. Pacritinib Combined with Sirolimus and Low-Dose Tacrolimus for GVHD Prevention after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: Preclinical and Phase I Trial Results. Clin Cancer Res. 2021 May.27(10):2712-2722. Pubmedid: 33753457. Pmcid: PMC8127396.
  • Scordo M, Wang TP, Ahn KW, Chen Y, Ahmed S, Awan FT, Beitinjaneh A, Chen A, Chow VA, Dholaria B, Epperla N, Farooq U, Ghosh N, Grover N, Hamad N, Hildebrandt GC, Holmberg L, Hong S, Inwards DJ, Jimenez-Jimenez A, Karmali R, Kenkre VP, Khimani F, Klyuchnikov E, Krem MM, Munshi PN, Nieto Y, Prestidge T, Ramakrishnan Geethakumari P, Rezvani AR, Riedell PA, Seo S, Shah NN, Solh M, Yared JA, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Herrera A, Hamadani M, Sauter CS. Outcomes Associated With Thiotepa-Based Conditioning in Patients With Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma After Autologous Hematopoietic Cell Transplant. JAMA Oncol. 2021 May. Pubmedid: 33956047.
  • Cortes A, Perez A, Bachmeier C, Mhaskar R, Chavez JC, Shah B, Nishihori T, Khimani F, Lazaryan A, Davila ML, Locke FL, Jain MD. Outcomes of CD19 CAR T cell therapy in patients with gastrointestinal tract involvement of large B cell lymphoma. Transplant Cell Ther. 2021 May. Pubmedid: 34077811.
  • Bejanyan N, Pidala JA, Wang X, Thapa R, Nishihori T, Elmariah H, Lazaryan A, Khimani F, Davila ML, Mishra A, Faramand R, Jain MD, Ochoa L, Perez LE, Liu H, Alsina M, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Fernandez H, Nieder ML, Locke FL, Anasetti C, Ayala E. A phase 2 trial of GVHD prophylaxis with PTCy, sirolimus, and MMF after peripheral blood haploidentical transplantation. Blood Adv. 2021 Mar.5(5):1154-1163. Pubmedid: 33635333. Pmcid: PMC7948297.
  • Hoogland AI, Jayani RV, Collier A, Irizarry-Arroyo N, Rodriguez Y, Jain MD, Booth-Jones M, Hyland KA, James BW, Barata A, Bachmeier CA, Chavez JC, Khimani F, Krivenko GS, Lazaryan A, Liu HD, Nishihori T, Pinilla-Ibarz J, Shah BD, Abidi M, Locke FL, Jim HSL. Acute patient-reported outcomes in B-cell malignancies treated with axicabtagene ciloleucel. Cancer Med. 2021 Mar.10(6):1936-1943. Pubmedid: 33641257. Pmcid: PMC7957158.
  • Elmariah H, Naqvi SMH, Kim J, Nishihori T, Mishra A, Perez L, Faramand R, Lazaryan A, Liu HD, Khimani F, Nieder M, Anasetti C, Pidala J, Bejanyan N. Impact of infused CD34+ stem cell dosing for allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation with post-transplant cyclophosphamide. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2021 Mar. Pubmedid: 33658647.
  • Hansen DK, Kim J, Thompson Z, Hussaini M, Nishihori T, Ahmad A, Elmariah H, Faramand R, Mishra A, Davila ML, Khimani F, Lazaryan A, Sallman D, Liu H, Perez LE, Fernandez H, Nieder ML, Lancet JE, Pidala JA, Anasetti C, Bejanyan N. ELN 2017 Genetic Risk Stratification Predicts Survival of Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patients Receiving Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Transplant Cell Ther. 2021 Mar.27(3):256.e1-256.e7. Pubmedid: 33781526.
  • Mirza AS, Kumar A, Hashmi H, Garcia F, Logothetis CN, Darwin A, Faramand R, Reid K, Bachmeier C, Chavez JC, Shah B, Pinilla-Ibarz J, Khimani F, Lazaryan A, Liu H, Davila ML, Nishihori T, Locke FL, Jain MD. Incidence and Management of Effusions Before and After CD19-Directed Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T Cell Therapy in Large B Cell Lymphoma. Transplant Cell Ther. 2021 Mar.27(3):242.e1-242.e6. Pubmedid: 33781520.
  • Khimani F, Dutta M, Faramand R, Nishihori T, Perez AP, Dean E, Nieder M, Perez L, Mishra A, Elmariah H, Davila M, Ochoa L, Alsina M, Lazaryan A, Bejanyan N, Hansen D, Jain M, Locke F, Liu H, Pidala J, Shah B, Mhaskar R. Impact of Total Body Irradiation-Based Myeloablative Conditioning Regimens in Patients with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Undergoing Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Transplant Cell Ther. 2021 Mar. Pubmedid: 33798768.
  • Shaw BE, Jimenez-Jimenez AM, Burns LJ, Logan BR, Khimani F, Shaffer BC, Shah NN, Mussetter A, Tang XY, McCarty JM, Alavi A, Farhadfar N, Jamieson K, Hardy NM, Choe H, Ambinder RF, Anasetti C, Perales MA, Spellman SR, Howard A, Komanduri KV, Luznik L, Norkin M, Pidala JA, Ratanatharathorn V, Confer DL, Devine SM, Horowitz MM, Bolaños-Meade J. National Marrow Donor Program-Sponsored Multicenter, Phase II Trial of HLA-Mismatched Unrelated Donor Bone Marrow Transplantation Using Post-Transplant Cyclophosphamide. J Clin Oncol. 2021 Jun.39(18):1971-1982. Pubmedid: 33905264.
  • Logue JM, Zucchetti E, Bachmeier CA, Krivenko GS, Larson V, Ninh D, Grillo G, Cao B, Kim J, Chavez JC, Baluch A, Khimani F, Lazaryan A, Nishihori T, Liu HD, Pinilla-Ibarz J, Shah BD, Faramand R, Coghill AE, Davila ML, Dholaria BR, Jain MD, Locke FL. Immune reconstitution and associated infections following axicabtagene ciloleucel in relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma. Haematologica. 2021 Apr.106(4):978-986. Pubmedid: 32327504. Pmcid: PMC8017820.
  • Faramand R, Jain M, Staedtke V, Kotani H, Bai R, Reid K, Lee SB, Spitler K, Wang X, Cao B, Pinilla J, Lazaryan A, Khimani F, Shah B, Chavez JC, Nishihori T, Mishra A, Mullinax J, Gonzalez R, Hussaini M, Dam M, Brandjes BD, Bachmeier CA, Anasetti C, Locke FL, Davila ML. Tumor Microenvironment Composition and Severe Cytokine Release Syndrome (CRS) Influence Toxicity in Patients with Large B-Cell Lymphoma Treated with Axicabtagene Ciloleucel. Clin Cancer Res. 2020 Sep.26(18):4823-4831. Pubmedid: 32669372. Pmcid: PMC7501265.
  • Hashmi H, Mirza AS, Darwin A, Logothetis C, Garcia F, Kommalapati A, Mhaskar RS, Bachmeier C, Chavez JC, Shah B, Pinilla-Ibarz J, Khimani F, Lazaryan A, Liu H, Davila ML, Locke FL, Nishihori T, Jain MD. Venous thromboembolism associated with CD19-directed CAR T-cell therapy in large B-cell lymphoma. Blood Adv. 2020 Sep.4(17):4086-4090. Pubmedid: 32877523. Pmcid: PMC7479945.
  • DiMaggio E, Zhou JM, Caddell R, Tombleson R, Perkins J, Anasetti C, Khimani F, Pidala J, Nishihori T, Perez L, Betts B, Fernandez HF, Mishra A. Reduced-intensity fludarabine/melphalan confers similar survival to busulfan/fludarabine myeloablative regimens for patients with acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplasia. Leuk Lymphoma. 2020 Jul.61(7):1678-1687. Pubmedid: 32133897. Pmcid: PMC7771324.
  • Dean EA, Mhaskar RS, Lu H, Mousa MS, Krivenko GS, Lazaryan A, Bachmeier CA, Chavez JC, Nishihori T, Davila ML, Khimani F, Liu HD, Pinilla-Ibarz J, Shah BD, Jain MD, Balagurunathan Y, Locke FL. High metabolic tumor volume is associated with decreased efficacy of axicabtagene ciloleucel in large B-cell lymphoma. Blood Adv. 2020 Jul.4(14):3268-3276. Pubmedid: 32702097. Pmcid: PMC7391155.
  • 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.
  • 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 Dec.105(5):1012-1021. Pubmedid: 31175906. Pmcid: PMC6872916.
  • 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. Pmcid: PMC7771296.
  • 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.

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