Jacob Adashek, DO


The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Adashek is the inaugural member of the TRACK Mentern program, providing early-career physicians with an opportunity for mentorship and participation on the TRACK Virtual Molecular Tumor Board.

Jacob J Adashek, DO, is a medical oncology fellow at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr Adashek has worked on numerous projects and papers under the guidance and direction of TRACK PIs Dr. Razelle Kurzrock, Dr. Vivek Subbiah, and Dr. Shumei Kato. He has been acquiring vast firsthand knowledge as their mentee since 2018. Dr. Adashek has a special interest in precision medicine and personalized therapies in addition to first-in-human clinical trials. As a medical oncology fellow, he is being trained by world-renowned medical oncologists at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and caring for patients with a multitude of cancers. Dr. Adashek has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles in many prestigious journals including Nature Clinical Reviews Oncology, JAMA Oncology, and among others. He has also presented his work at national and international conferences, including an oral presentation at the European Society for Medical Oncology Congress.

Prior to starting his training at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr Adashek was an internal medicine resident at the University of South Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Prior to that, he completed a rigorous 7-year combined degree program that included an accelerated undergraduate degree at Pitzer College of the Claremont Colleges and medical degree at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. In addition, he spent a year training in clinical research with a medical oncologist in the genitourinary oncology section of the City of Hope. Dr Adashek is also a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research.