Mina Nikanjam, MD PhD


Medical Oncologist
University of California San Diego

Mina Nikanjam, MD PhD, is a medical oncologist who treats a wide variety solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. She has experience from academia and industry with designing and running clinical trials to bring state-of-the-art treatments to oncology patients. Many of these novel therapies are designed to be more effective with less toxicity and targeted for individualized therapy.

As a volunteer assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Nikanjam instructs students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego. Her research interests include precision medicine and clinical pharmacology. She has co-authored numerous articles and her work has been published in journals such as The Oncologist, International Journal of Cancer, OncoImmunology, and Oncotarget, among others.

Dr. Nikanjam completed a fellowship in hematology-oncology at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and a residency in internal medicine at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara. She earned her medical degree from UC San Diego School of Medicine and her doctoral degree from the UC Berkeley – UCSF Bioengineering Graduate Program. Dr. Nikanjam is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Outside of work, Dr. Nikanjam enjoys running, playing beach volleyball, and spending time with her family.