Bishoy M. Faltas, MD

Weill-Cornell Medical College – Ithaca, NY

Dr. Bishoy Morris Faltas is the Chief Research Officer at the Englander Institute of Precision Medicine Institute at Weill-Cornell. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cell, and Developmental Biology. He is also the Gellert Family-John P. Leonard, MD Research Scholar in Hematology and Medical Oncology.

Dr. Faltas is a physician-scientist who focuses his research and clinical practice on the urothelial carcinoma of the bladder and the upper urinary tract. His laboratory is dedicated to studying bladder cancer as a model disease for dissecting the fundamental biological mechanisms that drive the evolution of human cancers. He is investigating the role of the APOBEC3 mutagenic enzymes, which edit the genome of cancer cells. His work aims to improve the lives of bladder cancer patients by translating our discoveries to early-phase and first-in-human clinical trials. Dr. Faltas has authored several peer-reviewed publications in high impact journals including Nature Genetics and Nature Communications. He has received several awards, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) NextGen star award. He received funding from the NIH, the Department of Defense, and the STARR Cancer Consortium. Learn more about Dr. Faltas here.