Vaishali Sanchorawala, MD

Professor, Medicine

Vaishali Sanchorawala
72 East Concord Street, K-503

Biography

72 East Concord Street, K-503, Boston, MA 02118
820 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118 (clinic address)

Expertise includes: AL amyloidosis – clinical trials, treatment; Amyloidosis; Stem cell transplantation; Myeloma.

Dr Vaishali Sanchorawala is the Director of Stem Cell Transplantation program at Boston Medical Center; Director of Amyloidosis Center at Boston University School of Medicine; Skinner Professor of Amyloidosis Research in the Department of Medicine; Associate Editor of Amyloid: The Journal of Protein Folding Disorders and Secretary of the International Society of Amyloidosis for the term 2020-2022.

Her research has led and defined the field in AL amyloidosis. She is recognized as one of the leading international experts and a key opinion leader in amyloidosis. With numerous publications and meeting presentations, she is one of the pioneers in the field of clinical research in AL amyloidosis. Her work in the treatment of AL amyloidosis has resulted in the evolution of the standard of care for these patients. I am currently heading several clinical trials in the treatment of AL amyloidosis, two of which were conducted nationally through the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG0115 and SWOG1702), completed accrual in a timely fashion and led to publications in a peer-reviewed journals.

Dr Sanchorawala is part of the faculty at major international conferences in amyloidosis and has given many invited talks at national and international meetings. She is active in various non-profit organizations, regulatory authorities, and funding bodies as an expert on amyloidosis. She is at present a member of the Executive Steering Committee of Amyloidosis Research Consortium which is developing pathways to education, patient voice, development of treatment and access to novel therapies. She has participated in meetings with the FDA for enhancing the amyloidosis drug development pathway, guidance for more efficient and successful programs. She serves on the advisory board of number of leading pharmaceutical partners for drugs in AL amyloidosis.

She has helped to create and cultivate the next generation of physician-scientists in the area of clinical research in amyloidosis. She regularly attends a number of patient information seminars and support group meetings in the US. She also created the first “live tweet event” for patients and care givers to ask questions via social media.

Outside of roles of direct research and clinical care, she has an interest inworking in charity organizations. She helps cook meals for ~300 underserved individuals at a meal center in Massachusetts (1-2 times a month) and volunteers regularly at “Cradles to Crayons” charity, non-profit organization.

Other Positions

  • Associate Director, Amyloidosis Center, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Member, BU-BMC Cancer Center, Boston University
  • Director, Hematology & Medical Oncology, Stem Cell Transplantation Program, Boston Medical Center
  • Secretary, International Society of Amyloidosis
  • Executive committee, Amyloidosis Research Consortium
  • Associate Editor, Amyloid: The Journal of Protein Folding disorders

Education

  • Seth G.S. Medical College, MBBS

Publications

  • Published on 3/16/2022

    Sanchorawala V, Palladini G, Minnema MC, Jaccard A, Lee HC, Gibbs S, Mollee P, Venner C, Lu J, Schönland S, Gatt M, Suzuki K, Kim K, Cibeira MT, Beksac M, Libby E, Valent J, Hungria V, Wong SW, Rosenzweig M, Bumma N, Chauveau D, Gries KS, Fastenau J, Tran NP, Qin X, Vasey SY, Weiss BM, Vermeulen J, Ho KF, Merlini G, Comenzo RL, Kastritis E, Wechalekar AD. Health-related quality of life in patients with light chain amyloidosis treated with bortezomib, cyclophosphamide, and dexamethasone?±?daratumumab: Results from the ANDROMEDA study. Am J Hematol. 2022 Mar 16. PMID: 35293006.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/7/2022

    Kaku MC, Bhadola S, Berk JL, Sanchorawala V, Connors LH, Lau KHV. Neurological manifestations of hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis: a focus on diagnostic delays. Amyloid. 2022 Mar 07; 1-6. PMID: 35253562.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/25/2022

    Milrod CJ, Mann M, Blevins F, Hughes D, Patel P, Li KY, Lerner A, Sanchorawala V, Sloan JM. Underrepresentation of Black participants and adverse events in clinical trials of lenalidomide for myeloma. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2022 Apr; 172:103644. PMID: 35227897.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/3/2022

    Mendelson L, Sanchorawala V, Connors L, Joshi T, Doros G, Pogrebinsky A, Havasi A. Correlation Between 24-Hour Urine Protein and Random Urine Protein-Creatinine Ratio in Amyloid Light-Chain Amyloidosis. Kidney Med. 2022 Apr; 4(4):100427. PMID: 35342879.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/27/2022

    Sanchorawala V. Summary of the EHA-ISA Working Group Guidelines for High-dose Chemotherapy and Stem Cell Transplantation for Systemic AL Amyloidosis. Hemasphere. 2022 Feb; 6(2):e681. PMID: 35106451.

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  • Published on 1/23/2022

    Abdallah M, Sanchorawala V. Update on the Contemporary Treatment of Light Chain Amyloidosis Including Stem Cell Transplantation. Am J Med. 2022 Jan 23. PMID: 35081382.

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  • Published on 12/15/2021

    Cuddy SAM, Jerosch-Herold M, Falk RH, Kijewski MF, Singh V, Ruberg FL, Sanchorawala V, Landau H, Maurer MS, Yee AJ, Bianchi G, Di Carli MF, Liao R, Kwong RY, Dorbala S. Myocardial Composition in Light-Chain Cardiac Amyloidosis More Than 1 Year After Successful Therapy. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2022 Apr; 15(4):594-603. PMID: 34922860.

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  • Published on 11/29/2021

    Furtado VF, Brauneis D, Weinberg J, Elhassan N, Sloan JM, Sanchorawala V. Early serum free light chain response after high-dose melphalan and stem cell transplantation predicts hematologic response in AL amyloidosis. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2022 Feb; 57(2):306-308. PMID: 34845368.

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  • Published on 11/16/2021

    Sanchorawala V, Boccadoro M, Gertz M, Hegenbart U, Kastritis E, Landau H, Mollee P, Wechalekar A, Palladini G. Guidelines for high dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation for systemic AL amyloidosis: EHA-ISA working group guidelines. Amyloid. 2022 Mar; 29(1):1-7. PMID: 34783272.

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  • Published on 11/15/2021

    Szalat RE, Gustine J, Sloan JM, Edwards CV, Sanchorawala V. Predictive factors of outcomes in patients with AL amyloidosis treated with daratumumab. Am J Hematol. 2022 01 01; 97(1):79-89. PMID: 34739735.

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