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Omar Castaneda Puglianini, MD

Specialty: Medical Oncology
Sub Specialty: Hematology, Medical Oncology
Program: Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Immunotherapy


Cancer Focus: Multiple Myeloma-Plasma Cell Tumor

Dr. Castaneda Puglianini earned his MD from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, and completed an Internal Medicine residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed a Hematology/Oncology fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University followed by a Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Immunotherapy fellowship at Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Castaneda Puglianini joins us from Virginia Commonwealth University where he was an Assistant Professor and served as Director, CAR T-Cell Therapy Program in the Division of Hematology/Oncology and Palliative Care at VCU Massey Cancer Center. Dr. Castaneda Puglianini’s clinical interests are in the treatment of hematological malignancies with a focus on plasma cell neoplasms using modalities such as autologous and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation as well as adoptive cellular immunotherapy. His research areas of interest include prognostic factors associated with progression, the role of minimal residual disease (MRD) and clinical trials investigating novel cellular immunotherapeutic approaches for multiple myeloma and various hematologic malignancies.

Education & Training

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine


  • Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center - Hematology and Oncology
  • H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute - Blood and Marrow Transplantation


  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine Jacobi Medical Center - Internal Medicine

Medical School:

  • Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia Alberto Hurtado School of Medicine - MD
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  • Castaneda O, Baz R. Multiple Myeloma Genomics - A Concise Review. Acta Med Acad. 2019 Apr.48(1):57-67. Pubmedid: 31264433.
  • Casas J, Castañeda O, Prezza P, Castillo M, Llosa L. [An unusual presentation of liver involvement in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia biliary disease]. Rev Gastroenterol Peru. 2009 Jul.29(3):266-271. Pubmedid: 19898600.

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