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Appalanaidu Sasapu

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentInternal Med, College of Medicine
DivisionInternal Med Hem-Onc
Address Campus General
4104 Outpatient Circle
Mail Slot # 508
Little Rock AR 72205
Phone501-686-8511
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    Dr. Appalanaidu Sasapu is a hematologist and oncologist at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is also an Assistant Professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology. Dr. Sasapu received his medical degree from the Andhra Medical College in India. He completed graduate medical training at King George Hospital. Dr. Sasapu did his Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Centre, New Orleans. He also served a fellowship in Hematology and Medical oncology at UAMS. Dr. Sasapu is board certified in internal medicine and has received his Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification. Dr. Sasapu founded a charity called Health, Education, and Living for the Poor (HELP) in his home town in India. This organization conducts medical camps, sanitary awareness programs, and advocates disease prevention strategies. The organization also built a library and gym for local school students. He was also involved in running homeless and free care clinics when he lived in New Orleans.


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    American Society of Hematology
    American Society of Clinical Oncology

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    I teach medical students, physician assistants, residents,and hematology-oncology fellows in clinic and in the hospital setting.


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    S1826     (SASAPU, APPALANAIDU)May 13, 2020
    NIH/Nat. Cancer Institute - Pass Through: SouthWest Oncology Group
    S1826 A Phase III, Randomized Study of Nivolumab (Opdivo) Plus AVD or Brentuximab Vedotin (Adcetris) Plus AVD in Patients (Age >/= 12 Years) with Newly Diagnosed Advanced Stage Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma (260504)
    Role: Principal Investigator

    LYMRIT-37-01     (SASAPU, APPALANAIDU)Sep 11, 2019
    Nordic Nanovector ASA - Pass Through: ICON Clinical Research
    A phase I/II study of lutetium (177Lu)-lilotomab satetraxetan (Betalutin®) antibodyradionuclide-conjugate for treatment of relapsed non-Hodgkin lymphoma (LYMRIT-37-01) (IRB 228941)
    Role: Principal Investigator

    AG348-C-006     (SASAPU, APPALANAIDU)Nov 30, 2018
    Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and safety of AG-348 in Not Regularly Transfused Adult Subjects with Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency
    Role: Principal Investigator

    AG-348-C-008     (SASAPU, APPALANAIDU)Jul 27, 2018
    Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency Global Longitudinal Registry (IRB# 228158)
    Role: Principal Investigator

    CA209-812     (SASAPU, APPALANAIDU)Jul 20, 2018
    Bristol-Meyers Squibb
    Randomized, Open-label, Phase 3 Trial of Nivolumab plus Brentuximab Vedotin versus Brentuximab Vedotin Alone in Participants with Relapsed Refractory or Ineligible for Autologous Stem Cell Transplant (ASCT) Advanced Stage Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma)
    Role: Principal Investigator

    ALN-AS1-003     (SASAPU, APPALANAIDU)Apr 2, 2018
    Alnylam Phaemaceuticals
    ENVISION: A Phase 3 Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Multicenter Study with an Open-label Extension to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Givosiran in Patients with Acute Hepatic Porphyrias
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Pandey Y, Atwal D, Konda M, Bimali M, Middleton D, Yarlagadda N, Firwana B, Sasapu A. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in adults. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2020 Jul; 33(3):326-330. PMID: 32675947.
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    2. Pandey Y, Atwal D, Konda M, Roy A, Sasapu A. Acquired hemophilia A. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2020 Jan; 33(1):71-74. PMID: 32063777.
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    3. Lopez J, Yarlagadda N, Gheith Z, Mohan M, Sasapu A. Nivolumab-induced immune-mediated neurotoxicity in Hodgkin lymphoma. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2020 Jan; 33(1):59-61. PMID: 32063772.
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    4. Konda M, Godbole A, Pandey S, Sasapu A. Vitamin B12 deficiency mimicking acute leukemia. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2019 Oct; 32(4):589-592. PMID: 31656431.
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    5. Pandey Y, Atwal D, Sasapu A. Diarrhea-associated Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in Adults: Two Case Reports and Review of the Literature. Cureus. 2019 Apr 11; 11(4):e4435. PMID: 31245222.
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    6. Sasapu A, Atwal D, Insuasti-Beltran G, Jethava Y. Primary CNS high-grade B-cell lymphoma, with rearrangements of MYC and BCL6 : a case report. Blood Res. 2018 Mar; 53(1):87-89. PMID: 29662870.
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    7. Atrash S, Sasapu A, Pandey S, Cottler-Fox M, Motwani P. Complement Regulatory Genetic Mutations in the Setting of Autoimmune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: A Case Series. Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2018 Mar; 2(1):69-73. PMID: 30225434.
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    8. Kothari A, Caradine KD, Rico Crescencio JC, Sasapu A, Veeraputhiran MK, Jethava Y, Burgess MJ. Cytomegalovirus appendicitis after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Transpl Infect Dis. 2017 Oct; 19(5). PMID: 28708253.
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    9. Atwal D, Raval M, Firwana B, Ramos J, Sasapu A. An unusual presentation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Avicenna J Med. 2017 Jul-Sep; 7(3):133-136. PMID: 28791248.
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    10. Sasapu A, Cottler-Fox M, Motwani P. Acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome successfully treated with eculizumab. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2017 Apr; 30(2):182-183. PMID: 28405075.
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    11. Hinduja A, Limaye K, Ravilla R, Sasapu A, Papanikolaou X, Wei L, Torbey M, Waheed S. Correction: Spectrum of Cerebrovascular Disease in Patients with Multiple Myeloma Undergoing Chemotherapy-Results of a Case Control Study. PLoS One. 2017; 12(3):e0175218. PMID: 28358855.
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    12. Socola F, Hawes V, Lobo RH, Sasapu A. Imatinib-Associated Tumor Lysis Syndrome in a Patient With Myeloid Neoplasm With Eosinophilia and PDGFRA Rearrangement: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. J Glob Oncol. 2018 09; 4:1-4. PMID: 30241197.
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    13. Chaudhury A, Duvoor C, Reddy Dendi VS, Kraleti S, Chada A, Ravilla R, Marco A, Shekhawat NS, Montales MT, Kuriakose K, Sasapu A, Beebe A, Patil N, Musham CK, Lohani GP, Mirza W. Clinical Review of Antidiabetic Drugs: Implications for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Management. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2017; 8:6. PMID: 28167928.
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    14. Hinduja A, Limaye K, Ravilla R, Sasapu A, Papanikolaou X, Wei L, Torbey M, Waheed S. Spectrum of Cerebrovascular Disease in Patients with Multiple Myeloma Undergoing Chemotherapy-Results of a Case Control Study. PLoS One. 2016; 11(11):e0166627. PMID: 27902730.
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    15. Socola F, Insuasti-Beltran G, Henrich Lobo R, Atrash S, Sasapu A. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia with Translocation (2;14)(p16;q32): A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Case Rep Oncol Med. 2016; 2016:9037436. PMID: 27885349.
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    16. Kaur V, Haider S, Sasapu A, Mehta P, Arnaoutakis K, Makhoul I. Addressing Opioid-Associated Constipation Using Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Scores and Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycles. J Oncol Pract. 2017 01; 13(1):e91-e97. PMID: 28084881.
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    17. Kaur H, Sasapu A, Ramos J, Govindarajan R. An Unusual Case of Gastric Cancer with Bone Marrow Metastases and Embolic Phenomena as Initial Presentation. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2015 Dec; 46(4):413-6. PMID: 25859839.
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    18. Rao A, Sasapu A, Jiwani S, Laryea J, Makhoul I. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the colon--a rare presentation. J Ark Med Soc. 2015 Mar; 111(10):208-10. PMID: 25831631.
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    19. Zacharia A, Khan MF, Hull AE, Sasapu A, Leroy MA, Maffei JT, Shakashiro A, Lopez FA. A case of disseminated cryptococcosis with skin manifestations in a patient with newly diagnosed HIV. J La State Med Soc. 2013 May-Jun; 165(3):171-4. PMID: 24015436.
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    20. Sasapu A, Mani S, Lo B, Kumar P, Lopez F. 27-year-old Asian man presenting with chronic nocturnal cough. J La State Med Soc. 2012 Nov-Dec; 164(6):350-2. PMID: 23431679.
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    21. Sasapu A, Casperson JB, Craver R, Gedalia A, Abraham G. A 16-year-old African American girl with necrotizing lymphadenitis. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Oct; 51(10):998-1000. PMID: 22914850.
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    22. Sasapu A, Casperson JB, Arcement CM, Gedalia A. Prolonged and persistent hip pain: report on two children. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Jul; 51(7):694-6. PMID: 22267856.
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