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Caroline Irene Piatek, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
KEK 1500 San Pablo St Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles


Dr. Piatek's research interests include cancer-associated thrombosis and staging studies in breast cancer. She joined the Division of Hematology after serving as Chief Hematology Fellow in the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Dr. Piatek earned her medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine. She then performed her internal medicine internship and residency at Keck School of Medicine of USC, followed by a Hematology/Oncology Fellowship.


Claremont McKenna College: Honors in Biology, 2005

Creighton University School of Medicine: Medical Dean's Educational Assistance Scholarship, 2009

Keck School of Medicine of USC: Hematology Chief Fellow, 2014-2015

USC: Medical Oncology Fellow Research Award, 2012-2013

Claremont McKenna College: Dean's List (all semesters), 2001-2005

Claremont McKenna College: Best Biology Senior Thesis, 2005

American Society of Clinical Oncology: Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit Award, 2014

Claremont McKenna College: Magna Cum Laude, 2005


Piatek CI, Ji L, Kaur C, Russell CA, Tripathy D, Church T, Sposto R, Sener SF, Garcia AA. Value of routine staging imaging studies for patients with stage III breast cancer. J Surg Oncol. 2016 Dec; 114(8):917-921. View in: PubMed

Granatowicz A, Piatek CI, Moschiano E, El-Hemaidi I, Armitage JD, Akhtari M. An Overview and Update of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia for Primary Care Physicians. Korean J Fam Med. 2015 Sep; 36(5):197-202. View in: PubMed

Piatek CI, El-Hemaidi I, Feinstein DI, Liebman HA, Akhtari M. Management of immune-mediated cytopenias in pregnancy. Autoimmun Rev. 2015 Sep; 14(9):806-11. View in: PubMed

Piatek C, Akhtari M. Thrombocytopenia: optimizing approaches in cancer patients. Oncology (Williston Park). 2015 Apr; 29(4):297-8. View in: PubMed

Piatek CI, Raja GL, Ji L, Gitlitz BJ, Dorff TB, Quinn DI, Hu J, El-Khoueiry AB, Pham HQ, Roman L, Garcia AA. Phase I clinical trial of temsirolimus and vinorelbine in advanced solid tumors. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2014 Dec; 74(6):1227-34. View in: PubMed

Vergara-Lluri ME, Piatek CI, Pullarkat V, Siddiqi IN, O'Connell C, Feinstein DI, Brynes RK. Autoimmune myelofibrosis: an update on morphologic features in 29 cases and review of the literature. Hum Pathol. 2014 Nov; 45(11):2183-91. View in: PubMed

Piatek C, O'Connell C. Unsuspected pulmonary embolism: impact on mortality among cancer patients. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2012 Sep; 18(5):406-9. View in: PubMed

Piatek C, O'Connell CL, Liebman HA. Treating venous thromboembolism in patients with cancer. Expert Rev Hematol. 2012 Apr; 5(2):201-9. View in: PubMed

Armstrong JA, Sperling AS, Deuring R, Manning L, Moseley SL, Papoulas O, Piatek CI, Doe CQ, Tamkun JW. Genetic screens for enhancers of brahma reveal functional interactions between the BRM chromatin-remodeling complex and the delta-notch signal transduction pathway in Drosophila. Genetics. 2005 Aug; 170(4):1761-74. View in: PubMed

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