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Patricia W. Finn, MD. Department Chair

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Santosh L. Saraf M.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Medicine

Administrative Positions:

Division: Hematology and Oncology

Location: 840 S. Wood St., Suite 820 (MC 713), Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (312)996-2187 (Office) Fax: (312)996-5984



MD, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (2003)

Resident, University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, IL (2003-2006)

Fellow, University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, IL (2009-2012)

Faculty Positions:

Clinical Specialties

Research Interests

Selected Publications

  1. Saraf S, Chen YH, Dobogai LC, Mahmud N, Peace D, Saunthararajah Y, Hoffman R, Chunduri S and Rondelli D. Prolonged responses after autologous stem cell transplantation in African-American patients with multiple myeloma. Bone Marrow Transplant. 37(12): 1099-102, 2006.
  2. Saunthararajah Y, Molokie R, Saraf S, Sidhwani S, Gowhari M, Vara S, Lavelle D and DeSimone J. Clinical effectiveness of decitabine in severe sickle cell disease.  Br. J. Haematol. 141(1): 126-9, 2008.
  3. Saraf S, Farooqui M, Infusino G, Oza B, Sidhwani S, Gowhari M, Vara S, Gao W, Krauz L, Lavelle D, DeSimone J, Molokie R and Saunthararajah Y. Standard clinical practice underestimates the role and significance of erythropoietin deficiency in sickle cell disease. Br. J. Haematol. 153(1): 386-392, 2011.
  4. Saraf S, McCarthy B and Villano J. Update on Meningiomas. Oncologist. 16: 1604-1613, 2011.
  5. Saraf S, Patel P and Rondelli D. Epidemiology, biology, and outcome in multiple myeloma patients in different geographic areas of the world. JAIM. 1(1): 20-32, 2012.
  6. Saraf S, Patel P, Ozer H, Peace DJ, Quigley JG, Mahmud N and Rondelli D. Improved outcomes with novel agents and autologous stem cell transplantation for multiple myeloma in African American patients. Bone Marrow Transplant. 48(2):319-20, 2013.