Author: Montreh Tavakkoli, MD, MA

Montreh Tavakkoli, MD, MA Montreh Tavakkoli, MD, MA (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center


Montreh Tavakkoli is a resident in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell. She obtained her master's degree in Biotechnology from Columbia University and her medical degree from UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Her background is in cancer research, having contributed to the development of a leukemic stem cell directed therapy in acute myeloid leukemia as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellow at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.




“The Best Scientists Make Luck Happen”: An Interview with Mark A. Krasnow, MD, PhD

Until the past several years, research funding had failed to outpace budget cuts, sequestration, and inflationary losses, prompting prospective physician-scientists to avoid careers in academic medicine. According to Mark A. Krasnow, MD, PhD, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator and professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, the key to success is in identifying novel scientific avenues that will attract funding as opposed to focusing on the funding itself.

Montreh Tavakkoli, MD, MA Montreh Tavakkoli, MD, MA (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center


Montreh Tavakkoli is a resident in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell. She obtained her master's degree in Biotechnology from Columbia University and her medical degree from UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Her background is in cancer research, having contributed to the development of a leukemic stem cell directed therapy in acute myeloid leukemia as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellow at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.