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Ajai Chari

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology
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  • Hematology

  • Medical Oncology

Clinical Focus

  • AL Amyloidosis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation, Autologous
  • Clinical Trials
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Plasma Cell Neoplasms
  • Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia


  • MD, UCLA School of Medicine

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Columbia University Medical Center

  • Fellowship, Hematology & Onc.
    University of California - San Francisco


    Dr. Chari served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he founded and developed the multiple myeloma program and was also a member of the stem cell transplant program. He then joined the nationally renowned myeloma program at St Vincents Comprehensive Cancer Center prior to its transition to the Mount Sinai Medical Center.

    He is the principal investigator on several clinical trials. He has also given numerous lectures on plasma cell disorders and has served as a moderator and abstract reviewer for the American Society of Hematology in this field. He is the Mt Sinai representative on the Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium.

    Dr. Chari has a longstanding dedication to research. He was awarded two research fellowships from the National Institutes of Health as an undergraduate at Stanford University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

    He recieved a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship during medical school, and an Amgen Research Award during hematology/oncology fellowship. The culmination of his research efforts have been a number of articles, book chapters, and abstracts.

    Dr. Chari has also been recognized for excellence in the education of physicians in training. At the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, he was chosen by the residents in internal medicine to receive the Best Junior Faculty Teacher Award in 2008 and also selected to receive the Ewig Teaching Award by the Department of Internal Medicine.

Clinical Trials

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Chari during 2014 and/or 2015. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.


  • Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited ); Novartis

Scientific Advisory Board:

  • Array BioPharma; Celgene Corporation; Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited ); Novartis; Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Industry-Sponsored Lectures: MSSM faculty occasionally give lectures at events sponsored by industry, but only if the events are free of any marketing purpose.

  • Celgene Corporation

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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